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28th Oct 2015

A 700 word short story by a relatively unknown Israeli author may not be the most obvious place to seek inspiration for a comedy drama. But that is exactly where performers Filipa Thomas and Bradley Wayne Smith got the idea for 'Crazy Glue' and Shropshire theatre goers will have a chance to see the results this November when the show arrives at Theatre Severn.

23rd Oct 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has been put on the map with the latest in a series of visits by international Higher Education experts. Staff at UCS recently hosted a visit by Tiko Bokeria from the Tbilisi Medical Academy in Georgia.

Ms Bokeria is the Medical Academy's International Relationship Manager, and also oversees admissions and awards at the institution.

21st Oct 2015

Shrewsbury Town Council has kick-started its campaign for Shrewsbury to become Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More town. Within days of holding an initial meeting many individuals and organisations from the very successful Shrewsbury Food Festival to celebrity chef Marcus Bean are getting behind the initiative

19th Oct 2015

More than 14,000 people of all ages visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery between 14th September 2015 and 11th October 2015 to see some of the world's most iconic buildings and landmarks made from LEGO. The 'Brick City' exhibition was staged by LEGO enthusiast Warren Elsmore and featured over 70 LEGO models, including Buckingham Palace, St Pancras station and the London Olympic Park, as well as scenes from Paris, Berlin, USA, Brazil and many more.

Cromwells Shrewsbury. Tripadvisor, there to eat in Shrewsbury
19th Oct 2015

Mike Avery, owner of Shrewsbury's long established wine bar and restaurant, Cromwell's, has catapulted into the national headlines today as a leading voice against the review site TripAdvisor, providing evidence of the anxiety it causes within the hospitality sector to the US Trade Commission. Featured on ITV's 'This Morning' show under an hour ago, Mike explained how TripAdvisor directly and dramatically affected his trade:

Quarry Swimming Pool debate rally, Shrewsbury BID
19th Oct 2015

Crowds of swimming pool users and town centre businesses turned out at a public rally for Shrewsbury's swimming pool on Saturday 17th October to show support for the town centre facility.

University Centre Shrewsbury Guildhall. Education, students, studying in Shropshire
16th Oct 2015

A new chapter in the history of Shrewsbury's Guildhall is being written as students and staff at the town's University Centre enjoy their first term in the learning and research base. The building at Frankwell Quay has been given a new lease of life, undergoing an extensive renovation to create a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, seminar rooms, laboratories, a business lounge, library, IT suites, coffee shop, reception area, student and staff common rooms and offices.

15th Oct 2015

The Mayor of Shrewsbury marked his 65th birthday with a difference by saddling up for a charity tandem bike ride. Councillor Miles Kenny and Mayor's Officer Robert Handley completed the ride from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back - 65 miles - in less than six hours last Sunday. The duo were raising funds for the Mayor's chosen charities; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

15th Oct 2015

An improved Park and Ride service begins in Shrewsbury on 1st November 2015, with users promised a more reliable and punctual service - and brand new environmentally-friendly buses from November 2017. Following a tender exercise, Shropshire Council has awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park & Ride service to Arriva Midlands, the current operator.

University Centre's Dr James Pardoe
14th Oct 2015

A University Centre Shrewsbury academic is among experts who have determined which of the historic sites of Britain and Ireland are worthy of greater recognition. The five judges for the inaugural Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Discover Heritage Awards include the University Centre's Dr James Pardoe.




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