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Police provide opportunity for local businesses to learn more about reducing crime

West Mercia Police are inviting businesses from Shrewsbury town to join them at the launch of their Business Crime Reduction Partnership on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

West Mercia Police work in partnership with many people and organisations to tackle the harm caused by crime and disorder. The purpose of this conference is to launch various methods to reduce the number of people and organisations that fall victim to such crime.

Throughout the afternoon there will be representatives from...

Discover Secret Egypt at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

A new exhibition coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this year (24 January to 26 April 2015) will invite visitors to re-examine their perceptions of ancient Egypt and challenge some of the enduring myths that surround this fascinating and mysterious civilisation. A collection of thought-provoking archeological evidence will be on display, as well as highlights including artistic interpretations of the famous pharaohs and a simulation of a tomb chapel and burial chamber.

Among the 150 objects in the...

Sunday car parking offer in Shrewsbury is 'just the ticket'

Shrewsbury BID has announced a series of car parking offers for 2015 to encourage visitors to 'See Shrewsbury on Sundays'. The three month initiative will help back businesses operating in Shrewsbury town centre. Thanks to the deal negotiated by Shrewsbury BID with Shropshire Council, visitors will be able to park all day in long stay car parks for the price of one hour's car parking in any of the Council's town centre car parks, which can be as little as...

Shrewsbury BID invites shoppers to 'Let Your Christmas Story Start Here' with open air screening

Shrewsbury's first ever Christmas video, promoting the town and it's unique offer, was unveiled by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) at the town's Christmas Cracker Event on Wednesday 19th November. The film was projected onto the front of the Museum and Art Gallery in the town's Market Square as part of a unique lighting display by Andy McKeown at the Lights Switch-On.

The video is now available to watch on the Original Shrewsbury YouTube channel .

The film...

Pilot Research Project Launched to Benefit Shrewsbury

An extensive research project, embarked upon by the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID), has been launched to help direct business and community-led projects to improve the town and enhance the tourist offer. Developed by the BID, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Seal Communications, and with help of Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council, the six month pilot research programme offers valuable work experience and plays a role in extending student knowledge in readiness for A-Level Business Studies assessments.

Students will...

BID music star Gareth Rhys Jones releases 'This is your Christmas'

Talented local musician Gareth Rhys Jones, the man behind the music for the 'Christmas in Shrewsbury' video, will be releasing the full version of 'This is your Christmas' on Monday 1st December. Available on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers, the release coincides with the launch of the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District's (BID) latest video 'Christmas in Shrewsbury'.

The BID discovered Gareth's winning talent through its music competition earlier this year which aimed to uncover local bands and artists...

Future of Dana Prison to be discussed at meeting

Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend a public meeting about the future of the Dana Prison site. Trevor Osborne, chairman of the Trevor Osborne Property Group, will be attending an open session following Shrewsbury Town Council's Full Council meeting on Monday 19th January.

The new owner of the Dana will outline possible plans for the site and take questions from residents, from 7pm in the Council Chamber at the Guildhall. The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of...

12 days and 12 Original Shrewsbury gifts for Christmas

Black Friday and Manic Monday have been and gone and Christmas is fast approaching. If you're still wondering what to buy for friends and family this festive season then fear not, there's still time and this handy one-off '12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide' is here to help you on your merry way.

12 Drummers Drumming - Pick up the beat, smash the symbols and slap the bass this Christmas with the help of Music Bros on Roushill....