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Models bring fashion X factor to Shrewsbury's shopping centres

A stylish blend of fashion, music and dance brought glamour and glitz to Shrewsbury's busy Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres on Saturday. The Centres played host to Pop Up Fashion with a team of four model-dancers regulars on top TV shows like X Factor and accompanied by presenter Mike Lockwood, staging a series of shows throughout the day.

On a busy Shrewsbury Saturday it brought crowds flocking to be entertained by the models parading the latest High Street...

Shrewsbury set for major historical warfare event

The thrust and crack of 'Pike and Shot Warfare' - as witnessed in the English Civil War - is set to be commemorated at a major free-to-attend event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury at historic Rowley's House. One of the world's leading publishers of military history - Helion & Company Ltd - has chosen the town's iconic building and University Centre Shrewsbury base as the venue for the official launch of a new series of books dedicated to the Century...

Shrewsbury fashion show has the X factor

Model-dancers from top TV shows X Factor and Britain's Got Talent will be entertaining shoppers when a fast-paced fashion show hits the Shrewsbury Shopping Centres on Saturday 2nd May. It's part of a quickfire six-hour Pop-up Fashion event at the Darwin and Pride Hill centres which will feature four models and a host of retailers from stores in both centres.

Co-ordinating the show will be Mikey Lockwood, of Manchester-based events specialists Maynineteen who last year brought the successful Fashion...

Shrewsbury's mayor keeps radio 1 presenters guessing

The Mayor of Shrewsbury hit the airwaves in a 'Guess Who' style competition on BBC Radio 1 this afternoon.

Councillor Beverley Baker featured on the 'Mayor of Where' game, a regular feature on Greg James' afternoon show, in which Greg and newsreader Chris Smith have to guess which town the secret guest is Mayor of.

The pair picked up on an early clue given by Councillor Baker about Charles Darwin and pretty soon the penny began to drop....

Shrewsbury gives a practical welcome to coach trippers

Shrewsbury is showing its practical support for tourism by introducing two new coach drop off and pick up points which are more convenient for the town centre.

Coach drivers can now set-down visitors in bays at Dogpole and Shoplatch, which are closer to Shrewsbury's shops and Museum and Art Gallery , before parking their vehicles free of charge in the long stay coach parking areas at Frankwell and Abbey Foregate.

The move by Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Council...

Shrewsbury's Great and Good Honoured by Town's Mayor

The great and the good of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the town's Mayor. Around 50 of the town's most dedicated citizens and organisations received honours from Mayor Councillor Beverley Baker at this year's Mayor's Awards ceremony, which took place at the Guildhall last night.

Councillor Baker said everyone who had received an award had played a key part in helping make Shrewsbury a special place to live, work and visit.

The overall winners in each category...

Shrewsbury BID annual meeting

Shrewsbury BID is reaching the end of the first year and its first annual meeting will be held on Thursday 14th May 2015 at 6pm at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. At the annual meeting the Shrewsbury BID team will discuss the annual report, the progress that Shrewsbury BID has made in the first year and will look ahead to priorities for year two. To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday 8th May.

Board director...

Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shropshire's first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January. ' Secret Egypt: unravelling truth from myth ' (sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler) is on display at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery - and visitors and local residents are being urged to take this last chance to see it.

The exhibition includes statuary, coffins, stelae, ceramics, jewellery and...