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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...

Campaigners In Shrewsbury Call For Support In Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Fairtrade Town Shrewsbury are calling on the local community to support Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and bring about positive change for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries. Campaigners across Fairtrade Town Shrewsbury, and in the rest of the country, will share stories from the people who grow our favourite products, to remind everyone of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes in their lives. All over Shrewsbury, there will be banners, posters and displays reminding shoppers of the difference they can...

Northern Ireland BID Team Meets Shrewsbury

30 Government officers and business representatives from Northern Ireland descended on Shrewsbury yesterday to see how Shrewsbury's Business Improvement District (BID) is making a difference in its first year of operation. The BID team, led by BID Manager Kirsten Henly, treated the delegation to a traditional Shrewsbury welcome with a guided tour of the town led by town crier Martin Wood, as well as a meeting and dinner at the Prince Rupert . The meeting provided an insight into Shrewsbury...

Shrewsbury; it's time to cut loose!

Local Musical Theatre company Get Your Wigle On return to Theatre Severn's Main Auditorium with the explosive movie musical Footloose next month. Following the sell-out productions in 2014 of Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and Oliver! and next month the company turn their attention to the eighties and the popular musical adaptation of the Kevin Bacon film. Footloose is showing in Theatre Severn from 11th-14th March, with performances nightly at 7.30pm and an additional matinee on Saturday 14th at...

Northern Ireland BID team to learn lessons from Shrewsbury

A delegation of Government officers and business representatives from Northern Ireland are to visit Shrewsbury later this month to gain an insight into how a successful Business Improvement District (BID) is run. Around thirty civil servants and other advisors will meet the Shrewsbury BID team to discuss key initiatives from its first year, in particular looking at how the town has been marketed, through Shrewsbury BID's activity, as an attractive place to visit and shop.

A special academy has...

Love is in the air in Shrewsbury this Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day why not spend a romantic day and night in the historic town of Shrewsbury, famous for its original architecture, medieval market and secret streets. Walk arm in arm around eclectic independent shops and along the river, then retreat to a cosy corner for food and drink in a restaurants or bar.

Sweet Treats

Nothing says 'I love you' like a bunch of beautiful flowers. Floral specialists Lipstick n' Gin in the Pride Hill shopping...

Celebrate Darwin's Day in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Wildlife Trust is ensuring that Shrewsbury celebrates legendary forefather, Charles Darwin's 206th birthday, with its interactive fun-filled Darwin Festival. Held from the 8th - 22nd February, a whole fifteen days will be filled with trails and activities for adults and children to keep minds ticking with curiosity and something for everyone!

Darwin's Garden Official Opening

Relive Darwin's childhood as you follow the tours along 'Middle Walk' on Sunday 14th February, where the young Charles Darwin began...

Shrewsbury's Sunday car parking offer starts this weekend

Shoppers, visitors and traders in Shrewsbury are set to benefit from a new car parking offer from this weekend. The 'See Shrewsbury on Sundays' initiative means those arriving by car will be able to park all day and pay for just the first hour in any of the Council's long stay town centre car parks, which can be as little as 60p per hour.

Visitors will also be able to park for two hours for the price of one...