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Free public lecture on controversial First World War general

University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian from the Imperial War Museum on one of the most controversial British generals of all time. People are invited to hear the talk by Peter Hart on 'Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?' at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 20th January, from 1pm to 2.15pm.

The talk is one of a series of...

Find out more about Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package at local forum

The next Severn Loop Local Forum is on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ND. Agenda items include an update on the progress of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, local policing update, and information about the "Alternative Giving" scheme.

There is also an opportunity for discussion of the financial challenges ahead,...

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery gets ready for a busy spring 2016

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery has a brand new season of exhibitions and events to entice visitors though its doors during the early part of 2016. From the history and restoration of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal, the dramatic life and death of Viking invaders, the Boys Dancing promenade dance performance, and the world of Shropshire author Mary Webb of "Gone to Earth" fame, there is plenty of variety and...

'Hair to Spare' campaign launched at salon

A Shrewsbury salon has launched a campaign to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia. Toni and Guy in Castle Street is urging people with long hair to get a completely new look by having it cut off - all for charity.

"We are encouraging women and girls to donate seven inches or more of their hair to the Little Princess Trust, based in Hereford, as part of its 'Hair to...

Council releases key findings of Shrewsbury swimming consultation

Shropshire Council has released a summary of the high level key findings following its recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. The five-month consultation, which closed on Friday 30th October 2015, received nearly 2,000 responses from individuals, partners, clubs, groups, councillors and businesses across the county on the following seven different site options:...

Shrewsbury town council to launch youth services

Young people in Shrewsbury will have access to a range of clubs and facilities following the official launch of Shrewsbury Town Council's youth provision later this month. This follows funding from Shropshire Council, which has commissioned the Town Council to provide a range of services.

A newly appointed team of youth workers will launch weekly sessions at Flaxivity, Spring Gardens, on Monday evenings...

Have a ball for charity

People in Shrewsbury are invited to have a ball while raising funds for two local good causes. Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will host a charity ball later this month in aid of his two nominated charities; The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

The event takes place at the Lord Hill Hotel on 22nd January from 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £35 and include a glass of...

Back in Time: The National Festival of LGBT History in Shrewsbury

The countdown to the 2016 National Festival of LGBT History in the Midlands has started, and the team is busy with preparations. The Festival comprises presentations, film, entertainment and special guests. It will also share rarely seen and often ignored lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) stories from Shropshire and beyond in a unique exhibition of locally collected ephemera and memorabilia at the...