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University Centre Shrewsbury Professor addresses delegates at international conference in Singapore

A Shrewsbury Professor, who is pioneering groundbreaking research into cardiovascular rehabilitation, has travelled nearly 7,000 miles to address delegates at a leading health conference in Singapore.

John Buckley, Professor of Applied Exercise Science at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and its Centre for Active Living, was invited to present at an international cardiac rehab conference, the Singapore...

New gallery to be first of its kind in region

A new gallery in Shrewsbury has just opened its doors, with a rare £50,000 drawing by renowned British artist LS Lowry as a centrepiece.

Young entrepreneur Jonathan Soden has fulfilled a dream by launching the venture in Wyle Cop.

The new business, called The Soden Collection, will also feature modern and contemporary pieces by leading names, including David Hockney, Damien Hirst and Banksy,...

Little Dessert Shop opens in Shrewsbury – breathing new life into town’s west end

The Little Dessert Shop has opened a highly anticipated new dessert parlour in Shrewsbury, creating 25 new jobs and helping to breathe new life and vitality into the west end of the town.

It is the ninth shop for the rapidly expanding dessert phenomenon that has taken the West Midlands by storm over the last two years.

The shop has opened at 20 Shoplatch, beneath the town’s Market Hall,...

In the Hands of Boys: Shropshire Schools visit historic WW1 sites

Eight Shropshire schools have recently visited five sites across Shropshire with links to World War One, as part of the ‘In the Hands of Boys’ project being coordinated by Shropshire Council.

In total, 89 boys visited sites across the county to learn about the role Shropshire played in supporting the First World War effort. The five sites visited as part of the project were Shropshire Regimental Museum,...

Wace Morgan launch new Military Law service

Shropshire law firm Wace Morgan has stepped up its support for the Armed Forces by launching a new service.

The Wace Morgan Military Law Service is designed to strengthen the firm’s links with service personnel and offer additional help and guidance to them. Wace Morgan has specialised in this sector of legal work for many years, being founder members of Forces Law, a national, independent network which...

Festive Pottery workshops this November for Children & Adults at the Hive in Shrewsbury.

On Wednesday November 8th, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting two festive pottery workshops for children and adults, giving people the opportunity to create their own Christmas decorations in time for the festive period.

The Festive Pottery for children aged 4-9 years will take place from 3:45PM – 4:45PM and the Adult Festive Pottery takes place from 6:45PM – 9:15PM.

Emma Croall, Programmes &...

Honorary degrees awarded for those making a positive impact on Chester and Shropshire

The influence made by two eminent individuals on their communities will be celebrated with honorary degrees from the University of Chester.

At 10.30am in Ceremony 7, Jonathan Slater will receive a Master of Business Administration, for his outstanding contribution to the city of Chester as the former Managing Director of The Grosvenor Hotel and board member of Marketing Cheshire.

After training in...

University Centre Shrewsbury Reading Group to discuss forgotten novel, ‘The History of Sir Richard Calmady’ by Lucas Malet

A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet.

The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.”

But who is...

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