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23rd Oct 2017

A talented young Shropshire hairdresser is about to become the 50th trainee to qualify at a county salon.

Alisha Edmunds (19), has just finished her initial three years of training at Toni & Guy in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, and is now attending her final course at the firm’s Manchester academy.

This six-week long programme will lead to Alisha, of Nesscliffe, becoming a qualified stylist.

23rd Oct 2017

Staff are benefitting from a new training investment programme introduced by thriving Shropshire house builder Galliers Homes this year.

The Shrewsbury-based company, which builds housing developments throughout the county, announced a major commitment to staff training and career progression at its 2017 annual meeting.

23rd Oct 2017

A new manager has been appointed at a Shrewsbury business which recently re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme.

Nick Whittal joins Write Here in the town’s High Street, now one of the largest independent pen shops in the country.

Having studied languages and linguistics at the University of Southampton, Nick taught languages briefly before spending 12 years in the wine trade, with award-winning wine merchant Tanners Wines.

18th Oct 2017

Starting on Monday October 23rd, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting a range of workshops for children and young people throughout the half term week based around a “wild” theme to help engage more young people in the creative arts.

17th Oct 2017

The work of Charlotte Brontë has been celebrated by a lecturer at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS).

Charlotte Brontë, Legacies and afterlives, a new book, has been co-edited by Deborah Wynne, Professor of English at UCS.

16th Oct 2017

Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter are invited to a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the novel that started it all, and its impact on 21st Century literature.

Dr Lucy Andrew will lead a reading group meeting reflecting on JK Rowling’s first foray into the 'Potterverse', Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Twenty Years Later, at Rowley’s House on Saturday, October 28, from 1.30pm.

16th Oct 2017

A new book which sheds fresh light shed on a powerful Shropshire trading company has been launched.

The Shrewsbury Drapers Company 1462- 2017: The Legacy, by local historian Nigel Hinton, explores the 555-year history of the Shrewsbury Drapers Company from its establishment in 1462 by charter from Edward IV.

16th Oct 2017

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the year 2014 is heading to The Hive on Saturday 28 October.  Having spent the winter in China as British Council Musician in Residence, Bella’s spent the start of the year in the studio with her trusty musical companions creating some incredible new music.  Her gig at The Hive offers you the chance to hear this new material from her album ‘Hey Sammy’ released on 24 November.  

13th Oct 2017

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

The Depressed Cake Shop raised over £250 for local mental health charity, Shropshire Mind.

13th Oct 2017

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) will throw open its doors to the next intake of prospective students at an Open Day this month.

Students looking to start a degree course in 2018 can gain a taste of University life at the event, which takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. People are invited to the Open Day at the University Centre’s learning and research base, at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, from 10am to 3pm.

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