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A World of LEGO® comes to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

LEGO® enthusiast Warren Elsmore will be staging his touring exhibition 'Brick City - the World's most iconic buildings and landmarks in LEGO®', at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Featuring over 70 LEGO® models the exhibition will appeal to all ages whilst teaching creativity, expression and an appreciation of architecture and the iconic images that make up cities around the World. ' Brick City ' is available between 14th September and 11th October 2015.

Elsmore's LEGO® models do not resemble...

A Pathway to Independence at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury Flower Show presents beautiful garden designs put together by hard-working individuals with a flair for foliage. However, this year's event may be considered special for an alternate reason. Shropshire Mind , a charity providing mental health support in the county, have teamed up with award winning garden designer, Carolyn Hardern, in an attempt to win the top prize at this year's show which takes place on 14th and 15th August 2015.

However, the possibility of receiving a gold...

Get in gear with Flower Show challenge

Information, advice and a charity cycle challenge will be on offer to people visiting the University Centre Shrewsbury marquee at this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show. University Centre staff will be on hand to talk to visitors about the institution - and at the same time people will be given the opportunity to take on the 50-50 Pedal Power Challenge.

Members of the team will be at a small marquee next to the river, just off the pathway leading down...

Win an Apple watch with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres

Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside shopping centres have a treat for all you Shrewsbury Shoppers! Launched this year, the Apple Watch is the most personal product the company has launched to date. Track your heart rate, get the latest news headlines, read texts and surf the web instantly from your wrist. The high definition retina display with force touch makes the Apple Watch crystal easy to navigate.

This is a fantastic prize, whether you're looking to treat yourself or...

Share views on accommodation plans to regenerate part of Shrewsbury town centre

People are invited to take a look at proposals for the next stage of University Centre Shrewsbury living accommodation after careful consideration of the best potential options for students, residents, businesses and wider partners. Morris Property Ltd and Guildhouse UK Ltd have been selected by Shropshire Council as the developer for the project, following a procurement exercise and the current conversion of part of Mardol House into student accommodation.

The proposals aim to breathe new life into land in...

Historic photographs of Shrewsbury are now online

Following years of hard work by volunteers, thousands of photographs from Shropshire Archives are now available online. As many of the residents of the county know Shropshire is rich in heritage and, thanks to the hard work by staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council's Shropshire Archives , thousands of historic photographs of Shrewsbury and other areas of Shropshire are now available online for all to see.

It took a number of years for staff to complete, but now over...

University Centre Shrewsbury 50 days and counting

University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes its first undergraduates in 50 days' time. As the final few weeks count down until they embark on courses, members of the team and the wider Shropshire community have shared their thoughts on what the new Higher Education Institution means, now and in the future, for Shrewsbury, the county and beyond.

Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, said: "The arrival of the

Shrewsbury Market Hall Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Shrewsbury Market Hall marks its 50th anniversary in September and will be celebrating with a host of events and even some help from England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Market Hall , which includes the town's 240ft clock tower, an indoor market and a ground-floor shopping centre, was hailed "the most modern building" in Shropshire when it opened in September 1965.

Events will include special exhibitions celebrating the building's history and the faces and characters who have been part of...