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Town Council launches new website

A new website which will make it quicker and easier for residents to interact with the Town Council has officially launched to the public. The site has been redesigned by Shrewsbury-based company, The Web Orchard. The brief was to make the existing website simpler to use, and more responsive, ensuring that visitors will be able to find what they are looking for within a few clicks. The new look website has been built using modern technology so that it can...

Sunday car parking hailed success one month in

One month after Shrewsbury's new Sunday car parking offer launched, traders in the town centre are reporting a positive start to 2015 with an increase in footfall and trade. Kevin Lockwood, Manager of the Darwin , Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres and a leading member of the BID team has reported footfall in the town's two principal shopping centres, the Darwin and Pride Hill have increased on comparative Sundays in 2014.

"We are already seeing shopper numbers up...

Spoil your mum this Mother's Day

Being a full time Mum can be hectic and heroic, stressful and satisfying, which is why a relaxing day in Shrewsbury is the perfect present for those hardworking ladies in our lives.

Private Boat Cruise

Why not have an extra special treat on the water this Mother's Day. Take a private cruise on board 'Little Rea', a small pontoon boat run by the Sabrina riverboat team. Simply bring your own picnic and sit back and relax whilst...

Shrewsbury to serve up Festival of Tennis

A unique Festival of Tennis is being served up this month to coincide with a top tournament - featuring world ranked players on the brink of stardom - heading to Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury Club, in Sundorne Road, has again been selected to stage two major tournaments featuring rising professional tennis aces from across Europe this year.

The first will be the Aegon GB Pro-Series men's $15,000 event between March 21 and 28 - which offers free admission to watch...

Council Staff Humbled By Public Response To River Rescue

Town Council staff who saved a baby girl from drowning after her pram was caught in a gust of wind and blown into the fast-flowing waters of the River Severn say they have been overwhelmed and humbled by the public's response to their bravery. James Williams and Andy Hill leapt into the freezing water last Friday (13th Feb) when the six-month old girl's pram was blown away from her grandmother and into the river. Colleague Mickey Bramall then threw in...

Get your 'retro' on with Shrewsbury musical theatre company's latest venture; 'Vintro Shrews

Directors of Get Your Wigle On next week turn their attention to a different spotlight, with the opening of Shropshire's newest vintage and retro store, 'Vintro Shrewsbury.'

The shop, opening Tuesday 17th February, will house hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and gifts from the fifties to the nineties at affordable prices to suit all styles and sizes.

Following Get Your Wigle On's move to a new studio in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre last spring, the...

Couples to Lock their Love in Shrewsbury

Romance is in the air in Shrewsbury as couples are invited to seal their love in time for Valentine's Day using a one-off 'love lock'. The love lock craze, which started in Paris and has now swept the globe, is being embraced by Shrewsbury BID who will this week launch a competition to find 25 romantic couples to lock their love. Winners of the competition will win a red, heart-shaped padlock, which they can add their names to.


Awards will honour town's unsung heros

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury. The Mayor, Councillor Beverley Baker, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make submissions for Shrewsbury's annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Nominations are invited in a range of categories, which will then be whittled down in true Oscar style to a shortlist, with the winners...