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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.

More images can be found here.

16th Nov 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury's first work-based learning placement is underway as students play a growing part in Shropshire businesses and services. Health and Exercise Science undergraduate Christian Heenan is the first student to start a placement in a county organisation as part of his degree studies.

All undergraduates are being given placement opportunities to ensure they are fully equipped for the workplace and are able to contribute to a range of Shropshire activities.

Christmas lights in Shrewsbury
16th Nov 2015

Shropshire Council is offering shoppers in Shrewsbury free parking on Wednesday nights in the run-up to Christmas, starting on 18 November - the night of the town's Christmas Cracker and Lights Switch On event. On that day, and every Wednesday evening until Christmas, people can park for free in the following Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks from 4pm.

 

Children in Need at University Centre Shrewsbury
16th Nov 2015

A gunging for staff, cake sale, leg waxing and balloon popping for prizes will be among the activities taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury's Guildhall to raise money for Children in Need. Students have planned an afternoon of fundraising for the BBC charity at the learning and research base on Wednesday November 11th, open to all.

16th Nov 2015

More than 200 people gathered at University Centre Shrewsbury's learning and research base for the Shropshire re-launch of "England's greatest community history project". The University Centre hosted the Victoria County History (VCH) Shropshire re-launch on Saturday October 31, at Guildhall in Frankwell Quay, bringing together both academics and amateur history enthusiasts from across England.

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