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Cast your vote to crown market trader of the year 2016

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the Market Trader of the Year.

People visiting the indoor market before April 1st can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the Mayor’s Awards ceremony on 27th April.

Previous winners of the award are The Market...

Shropshire Archives to consult on reductions in opening hours

Following a budget and staffing review, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service is consulting the public on reductions to opening hours.

The consultation provides three different options, all for versions of opening a total of 15 hours a week, a reduction from the current 20 hours; plus a fourth option, which is the opportunity for suggestions for a different pattern of opening from the public....

Mayor's jazz evening

Jazz fans in Shrewsbury are invited to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment in aid of two local charities.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will be hosting a Jazz Evening on Saturday 5th March, from 6.30pm, at the Lord Hill Hotel in aid of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

Music will be provided by the Pete Allen Jazz Band and will include tributes to Louis...

Galliers announce backing for Bookfest

Galliers Homes has stepped forward to take the position of headline sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest , the town’s annual children’s literary festival.

Danielle Goffe-Wood, marketing manager at Galliers Homes said that the firm was pleased to be able to announce the partnership.

“As a company Galliers is very proud of its links to Shrewsbury and is keen to get involved in community events, charities...

Free Parking from NCP during Refurbishments

NCP Wyle Cop car park is offering three days of free parking starting today (17th February) during its major renovation work on the site as a thank you to businesses and customers during the renovation period.

Susan Winmill, NCP Business Manager for the West Midlands, said: “We’ve been busy working on the improvements over the past few weeks and we want to thank everyone for their patience with free car...

Girl power show arrives in Shrewsbury

A show featuring songs by some of the greatest UK female performers is coming to Shrewsbury.

Mari Wilson, who had a string of hit singles in the 1980s, is bringing her ‘Ready Steady Girls’ tour to Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop on 13th March.

The gig will showcase the music of iconic performers such as Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Petula Clark as is part of an extensive UK tour which will be...

Sun rises on new interactive dance performance

This march the experiential dance company will be saying 'goodbye' to winter and 'hello' to the sunshine as they visit Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.

The innovative dance group's new show 'Bridging the Void' pays tribute to the sunrise, and they want Shropshire audiences to get involved.

The London based dance companies new piece is very much about audience interaction, it is a standing event, which...

International experts on mental health to launch book in Shrewsbury

Academics from across Australia, Wales and England will join with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) tutors to launch their new book which provides an introduction to mental health at each stage of life.

The publishing of Mental Health Across the Lifespan will be celebrated at a free event on Tuesday 8th March, held in partnership with Routledge Publishers at UCS's learning and research base.