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Galliers invests in career progression

Staff are benefitting from a new training investment programme introduced by thriving Shropshire house builder Galliers Homes this year.

The Shrewsbury-based company, which builds housing developments throughout the county, announced a major commitment to staff training and career progression at its 2017 annual meeting.

The latest members of staff to see their jobs step forward are Paige Carey,...

New manager at revamped retailer

A new manager has been appointed at a Shrewsbury business which recently re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme.

Nick Whittal joins Write Here in the town’s High Street, now one of the largest independent pen shops in the country.

Having studied languages and linguistics at the University of Southampton, Nick taught languages briefly before spending 12 years in the wine trade, with award-...

Wild themed half term workshops for children and young people at the Hive in Shrewsbury

Starting on Monday October 23rd, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting a range of workshops for children and young people throughout the half term week based around a “wild” theme to help engage more young people in the creative arts.

Emma Croall, Programmes & Projects manager at the Hive said: “Autumn is a great season for getting out and about in nature and we wanted to bring some of that wild...

University Centre Shrewsbury professor celebrates work of Charlotte Brontë

The work of Charlotte Brontë has been celebrated by a lecturer at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Charlotte Bront ë , Legacies and afterlives , a new book, has been co-edited by Deborah Wynne, Professor of English at UCS.

This volume of essays has been compiled as a response to Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary and offers a timely reflection on the persistent fascination of Brontë's life and...

Reflect on the literary impact of JK Rowling’s ‘Potterverse’ at free event

Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter are invited to a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the novel that started it all, and its impact on 21st Century literature.

Dr Lucy Andrew will lead a reading group meeting reflecting on JK Rowling’s first foray into the 'Potterverse', Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Twenty Years Later, at Rowley’s House on Saturday, October...

New book sheds light on Drapers history

A new book which sheds fresh light shed on a powerful Shropshire trading company has been launched.

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462- 2017: The Legacy , by local historian Nigel Hinton, explores the 555-year history of the Shrewsbury Drapers Company from its establishment in 1462 by charter from Edward IV.

Hinton’s detailed research uncovers how Shrewsbury’s merchants were way ahead of the...

Bella Hardy Heads To The Hive

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the year 2014 is heading to The Hive on Saturday 28 October. Having spent the winter in China as British Council Musician in Residence, Bella’s spent the start of the year in the studio with her trusty musical companions creating some incredible new music. Her gig at The Hive offers you the chance to hear this new material from her album ‘Hey Sammy’ released on 24 November....

Depressed Cake Shop at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery raises £250 for Shropshire Mind

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

The Depressed Cake Shop raised over £250 for local mental health charity, Shropshire Mind.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with Shropshire Mind,...

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