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Eat Street preparation underway for Friday

With the Bank Holiday Weekend on our doorstep, preparation is underway for Shrewsbury's first ever Street Food Event launched by Shropshire's favourite celebrity chef Marcus Bean. Marcus was joined by Brian from Eat Up , Ian from Barkworths Seafoods, Duncan and Nok from Nok's Gril Thai BBQ to fine-tune last minute preparations for the big event on Friday.

Eat Street Shrewsbury will take place in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church off Butcher Row in Shrewsbury on Friday...

Primark to open new store in Shrewsbury

Primark, the international fashion retailer, has let a 30,300 sq ft store over two levels at the Charles Darwin Shopping Centre. The store, which is Primark's first in Shrewsbury, is a reconfiguration of nine existing units. The £12 million investment programme, by commercial property investment company UKCPT, will see a comprehensive fit-out undertaken to create a modern new shopping environment, as well as a transformation of the shopping centre's public areas with new floors, ceilings and lighting.

The letting...

£1 Sunday car parking secured for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury BID has delivered on its pledge to improve car parking and access in Shrewsbury town centre after securing a flat rate of £1 for Sunday car parking in long stay public and private car parks. The new measures, which will launch on 7th June, will deliver a simpler, cheaper deal for visitors and help boost the high street and leisure sector.

The announcement comes just 12 months after Shrewsbury BID launched, and is a result of the organisation's...

Shrewsbury to mark ve day anniversary

A special beacon will be lit in Shrewsbury tomorrow to honour of the 70th anniversary of VE day. More than 200 beacons across the country are set to be lit at 9.32pm throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, following the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Windsor Castle by Her Majesty The Queen.

Shrewsbury's beacon will be lit in the Quarry , in front of the war memorial, by the Mayor, Councillor Beverley Baker. The...

Celebrity chef launches Shrewsbury first street food feast

Shrewsbury's first Street Food Event is being launched by Shropshire's favourite celebrity chef Marcus Bean in a bid to bring the latest street food personalities and produce to the medieval town.

Eat Street Shrewsbury will take place in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church off Butcher Row in Shrewsbury on Friday 22nd May from 4pm to 10pm. Entry will be free of charge.

Amongst the eight traders that will be showcasing their street food will be seasoned...

Models bring fashion X factor to Shrewsbury's shopping centres

A stylish blend of fashion, music and dance brought glamour and glitz to Shrewsbury's busy Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres on Saturday. The Centres played host to Pop Up Fashion with a team of four model-dancers regulars on top TV shows like X Factor and accompanied by presenter Mike Lockwood, staging a series of shows throughout the day.

On a busy Shrewsbury Saturday it brought crowds flocking to be entertained by the models parading the latest High Street...

Shrewsbury set for major historical warfare event

The thrust and crack of 'Pike and Shot Warfare' - as witnessed in the English Civil War - is set to be commemorated at a major free-to-attend event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury at historic Rowley's House. One of the world's leading publishers of military history - Helion & Company Ltd - has chosen the town's iconic building and University Centre Shrewsbury base as the venue for the official launch of a new series of books dedicated to the Century...

Shrewsbury fashion show has the X factor

Model-dancers from top TV shows X Factor and Britain's Got Talent will be entertaining shoppers when a fast-paced fashion show hits the Shrewsbury Shopping Centres on Saturday 2nd May. It's part of a quickfire six-hour Pop-up Fashion event at the Darwin and Pride Hill centres which will feature four models and a host of retailers from stores in both centres.

Co-ordinating the show will be Mikey Lockwood, of Manchester-based events specialists Maynineteen who last year brought the successful Fashion...