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Shrewsbury Shopping Centre, Christmas
24th Nov 2015

Shops in Shrewsbury's busy shopping centres are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year so far - Black Friday - with over 70 Christmas temps taken on. Retailers are bringing in extra staff and unveiling a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday 27th November.

That's when the last paycheque before Christmas hits bank accounts, sparking a frenzy of shopping with retailers offering lots of bargains too.

23rd Nov 2015

Shropshire Council will discuss the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. Shropshire Council's Environment and Services Scrutiny Committee will hear and discuss work carried out on the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury at their meeting on Monday 30th November 2015.

20th Nov 2015

Thousands of people gathered in Shrewsbury last night for the town's biggest Christmas Lights Switch-on event to date. The event started at 4pm when the street food festival, Eat Street opened to visitors in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church.

19th Nov 2015

An improved Park and Ride service that began in Shrewsbury on 2nd November 2015 is proving popular with visitors to Shrewsbury town centre. The new service began after Shropshire Council awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park and Ride service to Arriva Midlands.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shropshire
19th Nov 2015

Pupils from Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury will be 'taking over' Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on Friday 20th November as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day - a national campaign run by the organisation Kids in Museums. The children will be taking part in a museum workshop and producing a trail to help young visitors explore the museum.

17th Nov 2015

Shrewsbury is preparing for a White Christmas welcome this festive period as the town becomes 'Snowsbury' with new street signs and cool Yule fun. A giant snow globe, where you can step into a winter scene, light projected snowflakes on prominent buildings and street performers will all be part of the Snowsbury-inspired activities from Shrewsbury BID.

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.

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