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New faces at town's market hall

Two new businesses selling a range of artisan beers and homemade cakes have launched at Shrewsbury Market Hall . Beer Me Up Scotty and The Dandelion Clock have joined the vibrant market , which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Beer Me Up Scotty, run by 30-year-old Dominic Mason, offers a range of obscure and hard-to-find beers and ales, as well as local specialties.

"The market is a great place to start a business," said Dom. "It offers...

Cast your vote to crown market trader of the year 2015

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the Market Trader of the Year.

People visiting the indoor market before April 10 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the Mayor's Awards ceremony on April 22nd.

Last year's inaugural Market Trader of the Year award went to The Market Buffet. Noreen Maddox, who...

Shrewsbury remembers animals at war

Primary school children in Shrewsbury are invited to observe the second year marking the centenary of the First World War by designing a poster depicting the plight of animals in conflict. This year's official commemorative theme, as selected by the Imperial War Museums, focuses on how animals played their part in the war, both on the home front and on the battlefield.

More than 16 million animals served in the First World War and to mark this, Shrewsbury Town...

Neighbourhood wardens to be eyes and ears of council

A neighbourhood warden service which aims to tackle community concerns has been officially launched by Shrewsbury Town Council. The roles have been introduced by the Council in a bid to improve quality of life for people by providing a local responsive service in all residential areas.

Following a workforce restructure, three members of staff have been redeployed to take up these new roles in the North, West and Central areas of the town. Each warden has responsibility for their...

Town Council launches new website

A new website which will make it quicker and easier for residents to interact with the Town Council has officially launched to the public. The site has been redesigned by Shrewsbury-based company, The Web Orchard. The brief was to make the existing website simpler to use, and more responsive, ensuring that visitors will be able to find what they are looking for within a few clicks. The new look website has been built using modern technology so that it can...

Sunday car parking hailed success one month in

One month after Shrewsbury's new Sunday car parking offer launched, traders in the town centre are reporting a positive start to 2015 with an increase in footfall and trade. Kevin Lockwood, Manager of the Darwin , Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres and a leading member of the BID team has reported footfall in the town's two principal shopping centres, the Darwin and Pride Hill have increased on comparative Sundays in 2014.

"We are already seeing shopper numbers up...

Spoil your mum this Mother's Day

Being a full time Mum can be hectic and heroic, stressful and satisfying, which is why a relaxing day in Shrewsbury is the perfect present for those hardworking ladies in our lives.

Private Boat Cruise

Why not have an extra special treat on the water this Mother's Day. Take a private cruise on board 'Little Rea', a small pontoon boat run by the Sabrina riverboat team. Simply bring your own picnic and sit back and relax whilst...

Shrewsbury to serve up Festival of Tennis

A unique Festival of Tennis is being served up this month to coincide with a top tournament - featuring world ranked players on the brink of stardom - heading to Shrewsbury. The Shrewsbury Club, in Sundorne Road, has again been selected to stage two major tournaments featuring rising professional tennis aces from across Europe this year.

The first will be the Aegon GB Pro-Series men's $15,000 event between March 21 and 28 - which offers free admission to watch...