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16th Feb 2015

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.

Vintro Shrewsbury. Vintage shopping in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
12th Feb 2015

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.

Love locks in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Valentine's Day. Quarry Park
11th Feb 2015

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.

Shrewsbury Mayor Beverly Baker
10th Feb 2015

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.

Campaigners In Shrewsbury Call For Support In Fairtrade Fortnight 2015
10th Feb 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.

Shrewsbury BID meets Northern Ireland BID teams
5th Feb 2015

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.

Get your wigle on Footloose
5th Feb 2015

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.

Shrewsbury BID manager executive director Kirsten Henly
3rd Feb 2015

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.

Valentine's Day in Shrewsbury
3rd Feb 2015

This Valentine's Day why not spend a romantic day and night in the historic town of Shrewsbury, famous for its original architecture, medieval market and secret streets. Walk arm in arm around eclectic independent shops and along the river, then retreat to a cosy corner for food and drink in a restaurants or bar.

Sweet Treats

Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury. The birth place of Charles Darwin, evolution. Things to do in Shrewsbury Shropshire
3rd Feb 2015

Shropshire Wildlife Trust is ensuring that Shrewsbury celebrates legendary forefather, Charles Darwin's 206th birthday, with its interactive fun-filled Darwin Festival. Held from the 8th - 22nd February, a whole fifteen days will be filled with trails and activities for adults and children to keep minds ticking with curiosity and something for everyone!

Darwin's Garden Official Opening



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