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Distinguished academic leader appointed University Centre Shrewsbury Provost

A distinguished academic with 35 years' experience of leadership in education has been appointed as University Centre Shrewsbury's Provost. In advance of the new academic year, Professor Anna Sutton has been selected for the senior role, heading up the management team at the University Centre.

New lighting will boost river safety

Night time use of the footpath on a stretch of the River Severn has been improved thanks to additional new lighting introduced by the Town Council. Eight new lighting columns have been installed along a section of the river in the Castlefields area.

Mayor saddles up for tandem bike ride

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is set to mark his 65th birthday with a difference as he prepares to saddle up for a charity tandem bike ride. Councillor Miles Kenny and Mayor's Officer Robert Handley will ride from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back - 65 miles - to raise funds for the Mayor's chosen charities; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark on October 4.

University Centre hosts major military history event

Eminent academics and historians brought the battles, campaigns, tactics, personalities and armies of the English Civil War into sight at an event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury.

"Defence through the lens" - 100 years of military photography celebrated at Shrewsbury Museum

A century of military photographic images goes on show at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from Monday 19th October 2015 in a new exhibition by the Defence School of Photography. Defence Through the Lens will run until 10th January 2016.