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2015

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'Tis the season to see Snowsbury on screen with Christmas video launch

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) have launched their latest Christmas production on YouTube today, which showcases the medieval Shropshire town of Shrewsbury full of festive spirit. The video features a seven year old boy called Finn who is out and about with his family in snowy Shrewsbury for the Christmas Lights Switch-on.

The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery presents 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain'

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery on 8th February 2016. 'Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Age Britain' is a touring exhibition by The JORVIK Group and York Archaeological Trust.

MTC's production of Arabian Nights is 'perfect' for the festival season

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Marches Theatre Company's (MTC) forthcoming production of Arabian Nights. The production is being held at the Wightman Theatre in Shrewsbury from 11th December to 3rd January 2016.

Shrewsbury to continue battle against food waste

Shrewsbury is to become one of Sainsbury's Waste less, Save More Discovery Communities as part of a national bid by the supermarket to drive down food waste. The town was one of only five across the UK to reach the final stages of Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More campaign to become its zero food waste ambassador and was up against Swadlincote, Hinkley, Newcastle-under-lyme and Loughborough.

University Centre Professor leads the way in prevention of heart disease

A University Centre Shrewsbury Professor is leading the way in the global prevention of heart disease. Professor John Buckley is sharing expertise on an international scale to help to stop heart disease and ensure people with the condition are given comprehensive support to recover.