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Tickets on sale for Mayor's Flower Show lunch

Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury for the annual Flower Show lunch. The post-show luncheon will take place on August 16 in the Members' Marquee in the Quarry, by kind permission of the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Attwoolls.

Guest are requested to arrive at 12.30 for 1pm sit-down.

Tickets are priced at £22.50 with proceeds to the Mayor's Charity in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury...

Shrewsbury Town Council proud to support BID bloom entry

Shrewsbury Town Council will be supporting Shrewsbury BID with its first entry into the Heart of England in Bloom contest. After being crowned RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions last year, the Town Council is taking a well-deserved break from the contest and instead has been guiding Shrewsbury BID with an entry in its own right.

The BID campaign takes in the whole of the town centre and concentrates on three core areas; Horticultural Achievement, Environmental Responsibility and...

Video available of charity Shroosbury v Shrowsbury debate

A video of the charity 'Shroosbury' v 'Shrowsbury' debate has been produced - for anyone who missed the event or would like to relive the action from the evening. Historians stepped forward to share the arguments for different pronunciations of Shropshire's county town at the event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury on Thursday, July 2, 2015. The debate at Rowley's House raised more than £500 for Shrewsbury Ark, a drop-in centre helping homeless and vulnerable people. Watch the video here...

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...