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Council Staff Humbled By Public Response To River Rescue

Town Council staff who saved a baby girl from drowning after her pram was caught in a gust of wind and blown into the fast-flowing waters of the River Severn say they have been overwhelmed and humbled by the public's response to their bravery. James Williams and Andy Hill leapt into the freezing water last Friday (13th Feb) when the six-month old girl's pram was blown away from her grandmother and into the river. Colleague Mickey Bramall then threw in...

Get your 'retro' on with Shrewsbury musical theatre company's latest venture; 'Vintro Shrews

Directors of Get Your Wigle On next week turn their attention to a different spotlight, with the opening of Shropshire's newest vintage and retro store, 'Vintro Shrewsbury.'

The shop, opening Tuesday 17th February, will house hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and gifts from the fifties to the nineties at affordable prices to suit all styles and sizes.

Following Get Your Wigle On's move to a new studio in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre last spring, the...

Couples to Lock their Love in Shrewsbury

Romance is in the air in Shrewsbury as couples are invited to seal their love in time for Valentine's Day using a one-off 'love lock'. The love lock craze, which started in Paris and has now swept the globe, is being embraced by Shrewsbury BID who will this week launch a competition to find 25 romantic couples to lock their love. Winners of the competition will win a red, heart-shaped padlock, which they can add their names to.

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Awards will honour town's unsung heros

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury. The Mayor, Councillor Beverley Baker, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make submissions for Shrewsbury's annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Nominations are invited in a range of categories, which will then be whittled down in true Oscar style to a shortlist, with the winners...

Campaigners In Shrewsbury Call For Support In Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Fairtrade Town Shrewsbury are calling on the local community to support Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 and bring about positive change for millions of farmers and workers in developing countries. Campaigners across Fairtrade Town Shrewsbury, and in the rest of the country, will share stories from the people who grow our favourite products, to remind everyone of the dramatic difference Fairtrade makes in their lives. All over Shrewsbury, there will be banners, posters and displays reminding shoppers of the difference they can...

Northern Ireland BID Team Meets Shrewsbury

30 Government officers and business representatives from Northern Ireland descended on Shrewsbury yesterday to see how Shrewsbury's Business Improvement District (BID) is making a difference in its first year of operation. The BID team, led by BID Manager Kirsten Henly, treated the delegation to a traditional Shrewsbury welcome with a guided tour of the town led by town crier Martin Wood, as well as a meeting and dinner at the Prince Rupert . The meeting provided an insight into Shrewsbury...

Shrewsbury; it's time to cut loose!

Local Musical Theatre company Get Your Wigle On return to Theatre Severn's Main Auditorium with the explosive movie musical Footloose next month. Following the sell-out productions in 2014 of Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and Oliver! and next month the company turn their attention to the eighties and the popular musical adaptation of the Kevin Bacon film. Footloose is showing in Theatre Severn from 11th-14th March, with performances nightly at 7.30pm and an additional matinee on Saturday 14th at...

Northern Ireland BID team to learn lessons from Shrewsbury

A delegation of Government officers and business representatives from Northern Ireland are to visit Shrewsbury later this month to gain an insight into how a successful Business Improvement District (BID) is run. Around thirty civil servants and other advisors will meet the Shrewsbury BID team to discuss key initiatives from its first year, in particular looking at how the town has been marketed, through Shrewsbury BID's activity, as an attractive place to visit and shop.

A special academy has...

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