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First look at new student apartments as showflat is unveiled

People have been given a glimpse of what the apartments that will house students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury will be like, after a 'showflat' was unveiled in the town centre on Friday. The mock-up of one of the apartments that are being constructed in Mardol House can be seen in an empty shop premises on Shoplatch - underneath Shrewsbury Market Hall .

Now, passers-by and prospective University Centre Shrewsbury students are being invited to see the apartment...

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film "Jurassic World" breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition " Archaeopteryx - the missing link between dinosaurs and birds ", exploring how some of these powerful creatures evolved.

This exhibition from the Department of Geology at the National Museum of Wales examines the history of the discovery of the famous Archaeopteryx specimens, from...

Shroosbury voted the triumphant pronunciation in charity debate

'Shroosbury' was voted the winning pronunciation of Shropshire's county town at a charity debate hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury. Yesterday's event at Rowley's House raised more than £500 for Shrewsbury Ark, a drop-in centre helping homeless and vulnerable people.

The pronunciation of 'Shrewsbury' is an ongoing topic of discussion. Some say 'Shroosbury' (as in rhyming with Grews-bury) and some say 'Shrowsbury' (as in rhyming with Grows-bury), with other pronunciations also being used.

Historians stepped forward to share the...

Shrewsbury celebrates Independents' Day

Shrewsbury's appeal as a quirky, one-off destination took centre stage today as Shrewsbury BID prepared to celebrate national Independents' Day on Saturday 4th July. A giant red handbag was unveiled in St Alkmund's Place, encouraging shoppers to enjoy the breadth and scale of the town's independent offer and 'shop local' this summer.

Over 400 independents trade within the town from boutiques and small shops to artisan suppliers, restaurants, bars and family businesses - an illustration of the spirit of...

Internationally-renowned experts appointed to improve wayfinding in the town

Internationally renowned experts have been appointed to redesign and improve street signage and maps to welcome and help guide people around Shrewsbury town centre and make the most of its attractions. Shrewsbury BID , in partnership with Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council, has appointed specialist consultants City ID to provide a comprehensive visitor and wayfinding information system for the historic market town.

The company, which has advised on projects in Bath, Bristol, Sheffield, London and New York, is...

Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in event

An event is being held for professionals working with children, young people and families who are looking for a part-time study opportunity to support them in their role. The University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in session is taking place on Monday June 29, 2015.

People are invited to come along to the Theatre Severn , Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, any time between 4.30pm and 6pm, to meet with programme leader Vicki Silver, and find out more...

First World War colouring competition winner announced

The winner of Shrewsbury Town Council's First World War colouring competition has been announced. The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, selected a poster designed by 11-year-old Emily Johnson Tozer, from Greenfields Primary School, as the winning entry.

The poster will now be displayed in the Dingle gardens as part of a commemorative display.

Primary school children in Shrewsbury were invited to observe the second year marking the centenary of the First World War by designing a poster...

Guided walk at battlefield heritage site

Members of the public are invited to put their best foot forward and take part in a guided walk at Battlefield Heritage site. The walk, organised by Shrewsbury Town Council's Countryside Unit, is being held on July 18 from 10.30am and will focus on the battle of 1403.

The group will be led by local expert Dorothy Nicolle and the walk will include a visit to Battlefield Church.

Cost is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for under 16s....

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