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Shrewsbury's historic Flaxmill comes back to life.

Shrewsbury’s historic flaxmill is coming back to life thanks to a £20.7m restoration programme. Local photographer Florence Fox took this beautiful series of photographs of the renovations on one of the public tours of the UK’s first skyscraper.

Jonathan Soden: A Picture of Success

In case it has escaped your notice, there is a little gallery on Wyle Cop bringing some serious ‘blue chip’ artworks to Shrewsbury. We asked owner Jonathan-Lee Soden how he does it.

6 Original events in Shrewsbury this May

If you're stuck for something to do in Shrewsbury this month, then make sure to check out our guide of the best events happening in May.

Have your say - which of our wonderful buildings should be on the new Shrewsbury Monopoly board?

Shrewsbury has won first prize in a beauty contest, but instead of collecting £10 we will be collecting our very own Monopoly board game!

Much loved Shropshire artist Meg Hawkins opens independent gift store

Award-winning watercolour artist Meg Hawkins is proving a popular draw to Shrewsbury’s Pride Hill Shopping Centre with her new independent giftware store.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson coming to Shrewsbury BookFest 2019

Children's author Dame Jacqueline Wilson is coming to Shrewsbury this May (4&5), to help celebrate Bookfest's 21 st birthday. You can meet her in The Square for the cutting of the cake or go and hear her talk at Prestfelde School. She talks to My Shrewsbury magazine about her latest Tracy Beaker book - and the challenges of staying in touch with her young readers.

Shrewsbury again named as one of the best places to live in the UK

Shrewsbury has once again been named as one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Rubbing shoulders amongst the likes of York, Bury St Edmonds, Dundee and overall winner, Salisbury, Shrewsbury was highlighted as one of the best places to live in the Midlands region.

Zero Waste shopping: A Shrewsbury how-to guide

Shrewsbury is taking an ultra-modern approach to reducing waste in efforts to save the planet - with the emergence of several zero waste shops in town.

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