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Shrewsbury BID parking initiative boosts sales and footfall

Independent retailers and Shrewsbury's two principal shopping centres have reported a significant increase in sales and footfall on Sunday 25th May.

Following the launch of free all-day parking, footfall at the Darwin Centre and Pride Hill rose by 35% and 34% respectively, on last year's figures.

Noticing an increase in trade, Mark Lomas from Pockets in Market Square said: "Sunday was such a great day for traders, there was a real buzz in town and so many people...

Shrewsbury retailers raise a glass to independence

Shrewsbury will be the must visit place to go on Friday 4th July as independent retailers celebrate national Independents' Day.

Boutiques, small shops, delis and merchants will celebrate the day, raising a toast to their independence and Shrewsbury's unique retail offer. Bucking the national trend, Shrewsbury's independent retailers outnumber big chains on the high street by almost half. There are 400 independents out of a total of 680 retailers in the town.

To mark the occasion, independents including...

Have half term in Shrewsbury

Stuck for things to do with the kids this half-term? Panic over, Shrewsbury has got plenty of original one-offs to keep them sweet. Here are our top five suggestions.

Ride On Watch from the high street as first class racers from across the UK navigate the quirky streets in Shrewsbury's first cycling Grand Prix. In addition to high-speed races the town centre will be packed with plenty of family events including an Extreme Mountain Bike Show, bike art and...

Sailing down the Severn this summer

If you enjoy nothing more than messing about on the river once the summer sun appears, why not make waves in Shrewsbury with five fantastic events taking place on the River Severn very soon.

Ahoy! Land-lovers and sea-farers alike will relish the chance to take part in the pirate themed River Festival this year. Taking place on Sunday 8th June, the first of our events to make a splash on the Severn will be at Quarry Park where participants...

Summer in Shrewsbury has a festival feel

Shrewsbury is set for a showdown of fantastic events this summer highlighting what makes the town a vibrant and original place to visit.

The nationally renowned Shrewsbury Flower Show (8 and 9 August) is set to stun visitors with fantastic floral displays, 'proper lush' food and a thrilling fireworks finale. The popular Tom Kerridge takes the headline spot with cookery demonstrations on both days. Kerridge is a two Michelin star chef who shared his culinary passion on the BBC2...