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Shrewsbury's mayor keeps radio 1 presenters guessing

The Mayor of Shrewsbury hit the airwaves in a 'Guess Who' style competition on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon.

Councillor Beverley Baker featured on the 'Mayor of Where' game, a regular feature on Greg James' afternoon show, in which Greg and newsreader Chris Smith have to guess which town the secret guest is Mayor of.

The pair picked up on an early clue given by Councillor Baker about Charles Darwin and pretty soon the penny began to drop....

Shrewsbury gives a practical welcome to coach trippers

Shrewsbury is showing its practical support for tourism by introducing two new coach drop off and pick up points which are more convenient for the town centre.

Coach drivers can now set-down visitors in bays at Dogpole and Shoplatch, which are closer to Shrewsbury's shops and Museum and Art Gallery , before parking their vehicles free of charge in the long stay coach parking areas at Frankwell and Abbey Foregate.

The move by Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Council...

Shrewsbury's Great and Good Honoured by Town's Mayor

The great and the good of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the town's Mayor. Around 50 of the town's most dedicated citizens and organisations received honours from Mayor Councillor Beverley Baker at this year's Mayor's Awards ceremony, which took place at the Guildhall last night.

Councillor Baker said everyone who had received an award had played a key part in helping make Shrewsbury a special place to live, work and visit.

The overall winners in each category...

Shrewsbury BID annual meeting

Shrewsbury BID is reaching the end of the first year and its first annual meeting will be held on Thursday 14th May 2015 at 6pm at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. At the annual meeting the Shrewsbury BID team will discuss the annual report, the progress that Shrewsbury BID has made in the first year and will look ahead to priorities for year two. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 8th May.

Board director...

Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shropshire's first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January. ' Secret Egypt: unravelling truth from myth ' (sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler) is on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery - and visitors and local residents are being urged to take this last chance to see it.

The exhibition includes statuary, coffins, stelae, ceramics, jewellery and...

University Centre Shrewsbury applicants have been given a taste of studying and living in the town

University Centre Shrewsbury applicants have been given a taste of studying and living in the town. The University Centre 's first Visit Days were held this month, for students who have applied to study an undergraduate course in 2015, as one of their shortlisted choices, or are thinking of applying for an undergraduate programme in 2016.

Each of the Visit Days, on April 1st and April 18th, started at Theatre Severn and included a welcome talk, subject sessions and...

Significant milestone is reached as 100th exhibitor signs up to the Big Art Show

Organisers of The Big Art Show are pleased to announce Oswestry based Kiki Jewellery as the 100th exhibitor to sign up for this year's event. Held at the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury over the first weekend in July (3rd, 4th and 5th) The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for artists using a diverse range formats and presentation through the use of paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography and performance art. The event, aimed at...

New Shrewsbury and Ironbridge Gorge, hop on and off, open top sightseeing bus service launched

Shrewsbury based tour operator, Regional Transport are offering a new 'hop on, hop off' open top bus tour to allow visitors to take in the wonderful scenery of Shropshire and some of its famous attractions. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes and will be running 3 times a day on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays starting from 2nd May. The tour operates from Shrewsbury to Ironbridge via Much Wenlock on the return journey. The midday service...

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