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25th Sep 2015

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.

24th Sep 2015

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.

The soft-tone LED lights can be directed at specific spots providing better illumination for the footpath, whilst also reducing light pollution for nearby residents.

22nd Sep 2015

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.

Helion & Company Ltd at University Centre Shrewsbury
22nd Sep 2015

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. One of the world's leading publishers of military history - Helion & Company Ltd - chose the town's iconic Rowley's House building and University Centre base as the venue for its first English Civil War Conference on Saturday 19th September.

Defence through the lens at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
17th Sep 2015

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.

Newgate advert Shrewsbury. Fashion in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
15th Sep 2015

Newgate, the homeware brand renowned for its iconic, design-led clocks as sold in Liberty, Harrods and Conran's, have unveiled a short film to coincide with the launch of their new unisex watch collection, and Shrewsbury's historic town centre is the star of the show. Picture perfect Shrewsbury provided a wealth of visually stunning backdrops for director and cinematographer Robbie Meade of Mount Creative to choose from when shooting.

Community event at University Centre Shrewsbury
11th Sep 2015

Representatives from a range of organisations gathered at University Centre Shrewsbury's Rowley's House base this week to share information, views and ideas on the development of the institution. Councillors, members of Shrewsbury Town Centre Residents' Association, Shrewsbury Civic Society, West Mercia Police, Shrewsbury Students' Union, University of Chester and Shropshire Council staff were among those who joined together at the event on Wednesday 9th September, 2015.

Shrewsbury Quarry Swimming Pool
11th Sep 2015

Businesses and local residents met at a public consultation session last night, Future Swimming Provision in Shrewsbury, where Shrewsbury BID voiced feedback from its 500 members on the proposed changes for the town centre site. The event at the Prince Rupert Hotel was organised by the Quarry Swimming and Fitness Forum, and chaired by BBC Radio Shropshire's, Eric Smith.

Shrewsbury BID gold Britain in Bloom award
10th Sep 2015

The Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) was crowned in a new Heart of England In Bloom award category held in Rugby today, winning Gold for their horticultural achievement, environmental responsibility and community participation. Shrewsbury BID joined community groups, towns and villages from across the region at the prestigious award ceremony celebrating floral achievements in the Heart of England.

10th Sep 2015

People are invited to find out more about University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) from the leadership team at a drop-in event next week. Anyone can stop by at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 16th September, any time between 6pm and 8pm to speak to senior members of the team.

Residents, people interested in studying at UCS, members of community groups, business representatives and others are urged to come along to meet the team, share ideas and ask any questions.

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