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Love is in the air in Shrewsbury

As Valentine's Day approaches there is no better place to be in love than Shrewsbury. It's packed with secluded shuts and passages, romantic riverside and park walks and places to fall in love with.

Here's a short list of inspiring and romantic places to visit in February.

The Quarry and Dingle

The 29-acre parkland is packed with petals and perfect for riverside walks and places to cosy...

An introduction to humanism

Humanists believe one can lead a good life and be a good person without religion.

The British Humanist Association, with the "happy humanist" logo, is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. Dr Simon Nightingale will be giving a public talk - "An Introduction to Humanism" on Thursday 17 th March at 7.30 pm at...

Scale model of Darwin’s HMS Beagle goes on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating Charles Darwin's birthday with a new exhibit kindly donated by local model maker, Ron Batson.

Ron visited the Museum just after it moved to the Music Hall and offered to build a 1:64 scale model impression of HMS Beagle for the new Darwin display. The original Beagle was built in 1820 at Woolwich Dockyard in London.

In 1831 Charles Darwin left...

Green award for eco-friendly salon

A Shrewsbury business which is bidding to be most eco-friendly hair salon in the region has recently been presented with an award.

Toni & Guy in Castle Street has just received a silver standard certificate in the Green Achiever scheme as a result of its first audit.

The initiative offers environmental accreditation to UK businesses looking to boost their green credentials and reduce their...

Shrewsbury town centre improvement plans to go on display

Plans to boost Shrewsbury town centre by reducing traffic and making it easier for drivers and pedestrians to get into and around the town go on display this Friday 12th February 2016.

The plans are part of the Shrewsbury integrated transport package (SITP) which aims to stop drivers using the town centre as a through route, and to make better use of the town's outer and inner ring roads instead.


Shropshire Audiences to enjoy an unscripted evening with Joan Collins

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring the UK later this year in a brand new one-woman show "Joan Collins Unscripted" and county audiences will have their chance to see the Dynasty star when she visits Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn later this year. The all-new show will provide Shropshire fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening in the company of...

Anyone for tennis talk and close-up with the sport's 'World Cup'?

Sports fans will have the chance to get up close to the 'World Cup of Tennis' at an event at University Centre Shrewsbury's learning and research base. People are invited to see the Davis Cup and take photographs before hearing from the President of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Cathie Sabin, and UCS's tennis-playing Professor of Applied Exercise Science, John Buckley, during the free event on Friday 19th...

Free event to place the focus on arguments surrounding anti-doping

An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting University Centre Shrewsbury to share his insights and pose the question of 'Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than Good?' Dr Jason Mazanov will travel from the other side of the world to discuss his research in this field with students, staff and the community.

People are invited to hear from Dr Mazanov on anti-doping policy and join the...