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University Centre Shrewsbury Guildhall. Education, students, studying in Shropshire
16th Oct 2015

A new chapter in the history of Shrewsbury's Guildhall is being written as students and staff at the town's University Centre enjoy their first term in the learning and research base. The building at Frankwell Quay has been given a new lease of life, undergoing an extensive renovation to create a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, seminar rooms, laboratories, a business lounge, library, IT suites, coffee shop, reception area, student and staff common rooms and offices.

15th Oct 2015

The Mayor of Shrewsbury marked his 65th birthday with a difference by saddling up for a charity tandem bike ride. Councillor Miles Kenny and Mayor's Officer Robert Handley completed the ride from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back - 65 miles - in less than six hours last Sunday. The duo were raising funds for the Mayor's chosen charities; Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

15th Oct 2015

An improved Park and Ride service begins in Shrewsbury on 1st November 2015, with users promised a more reliable and punctual service - and brand new environmentally-friendly buses from November 2017. Following a tender exercise, Shropshire Council has awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park & Ride service to Arriva Midlands, the current operator.

University Centre's Dr James Pardoe
14th Oct 2015

A University Centre Shrewsbury academic is among experts who have determined which of the historic sites of Britain and Ireland are worthy of greater recognition. The five judges for the inaugural Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Discover Heritage Awards include the University Centre's Dr James Pardoe.

7th Oct 2015

An exhibition from a nationally-important collection of puppets and masks is opening at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery's special exhibitions gallery on Monday 26th October 2015. The Magical World of Masks and Puppets is a touring exhibition from the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, which will appeal to people of all ages.

7th Oct 2015

Shrewsbury residents are invited to have their say over the future of the play area within the town's Quarry Park. Shrewsbury Town Council wishes to refurbish the site and has approved a £375,000 cash injection to bring it in line with other play parks, such as Telford.

The new facility will also incorporate the existing paddling pool, which will be transformed into a splash park.

7th Oct 2015

Shrewsbury BID is looking for a Business and Operations Manager to join the team. To find out more about the role, view the job description or contact Kirsten Henly by email to kirsten (at) shrewsburybid.co.uk.

6th Oct 2015

Campaigners who want Shrewsbury's swimming pool to remain in the town have organised a public rally on Saturday 17th October to mobilise and show support for the town centre facility. Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum are calling on townspeople and supporters to get behind the action which will leave from the top of Pride Hill at 11am to make its way to the rally site inside the Quarry Park by St Chads for 11.30am.

6th Oct 2015

Shrewsbury Town Council workers who saved a baby girl from drowning when her pram was blown into the fast-flowing waters of the River Severn have been nominated for a Pride of Shropshire award. James Williams and Andy Hill leapt into the freezing water in February when the six-month old girl's pram was blown away from her grandmother and into the ice-cold water. Colleague Mickey Bramall then threw in a life buoy before giving the youngster first aid.

6th Oct 2015

A Shrewsbury fund raising group is hoping to 'paint the town pink' next month as part of a national campaign. The Shrewsbury Breast Cancer Now group is urging as many people as possible to wear pink clothes on 23rd October.

Tina Boyle, a member of the fund-raising group, said that the day would be an opportunity for the town to have a little fun.

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