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17th Nov 2015

An evening of free mini lectures on medicine and health is being held to provide a taste of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury. Renowned academics from the Institute of Medicine will share insights on a selection of topics at Guildhall in Frankwell Quay on Thursday November 26th, 2015.

The Institute of Medicine is based in the University Centre's medicine and health curriculum area.

17th Nov 2015

A Book of Condolence has been opened at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for people to add messages of sympathy following the Paris terror attacks. The book is available in the Foyer for people to sign, and will be remain there for the next fortnight.

Shropshire Council yesterday held a minute's silence at 11am for those who were killed or injured following last Friday evening's atrocities in the French capital.

17th Nov 2015

Final preparations are underway to ensure Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker goes with a bang. A packed programme of entertainment has been lined up for the event, which takes place this Wednesday, in locations across the town centre.

17th Nov 2015

Parts of Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker festivities will be broadcast live around town by audio feed for the first time in its history. The celebrations, which take place on Wednesday, mark the start of late night shopping and the launch of the Christmas lights display.

16th Nov 2015

Shrewsbury BID has been awarded a prestigious industry-led accreditation for being a well-run organisation that delivers real value and benefits to its members. The accreditation from British BIDs, a professional body focused on representation and development of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the UK, was presented to Shrewsbury BID Manager Kirsten Henly at British BIDs' 10th Annual Conference and Awards Dinner in Canary Wharf in London.

16th Nov 2015

New retail and restaurant businesses are breathing new life into the west end of Shrewsbury. A Carluccio's Christmas shop, a brand new bar restaurant and a pop-up wedding dress and celebration wear retailer are among four businesses taking over empty premises in Shoplatch.

The Guildhall, University Centre Shrewsbury
16th Nov 2015

The opportunity to take a look around University Centre Shrewsbury's learning and research base and chat to staff is on offer at two evening drop-in events before Christmas. Members of the team, including academics and support staff, will be on hand at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, between 6pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday November 17th and Tuesday December 8th.

16th Nov 2015

Tea. The nation's favourite tipple. And yet it's one that seems to divide us. Are you a milk in first sort of person? Sugar, sweeteners or nothing at all? Do you like a builder's brew or do you prefer the elegance of a cup of Earl Grey? Your answers might just indicate more about you than you think, and a new dance production 'Taste' will show you why when it opens at Theatre Severn on the 19th November.

Shrewsbury Market Hall late night feast
16th Nov 2015

Shrewsbury Market Hall kicks off the festive season on Wednesday November 18th when its cosmopolitan cafes and gift stalls open for a sizzling late night of feasting and shopping The market's popular cafes and restaurants, ranging from seafood and Oriental to street-style and Spanish, will be offering both eat-in and special take-out dishes.

Shrewsbury Market Hall illuminated in solidarity with Paris following November attached. Tricolore tribute
16th Nov 2015

Shrewsbury's Market Hall was illuminated with a Tricolore tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks. Joining similar displays of support at famous landmarks across the world, Shrewsbury's Market Hall was illuminated with the French flag by projection lighting specialist Andy McKeown.

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