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Russ Millhouse, University Centre Shrewsbury
22nd Jan 2016

A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leader has thanked community members, students and partner organisations for their ideas and enthusiasm as a trailblazing term draws to a close. The autumn 2015 term has marked a series of firsts for the University Centre.

The doors were opened to Guildhall, the learning and research base in Frankwell Quay, and Mardol House, the new student accommodation, nearby in Shrewsbury town centre.

Shrewsbury BID Quarry Swimming Pool Debate
20th Jan 2016

Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Society of Architects have called in experts in architecture and urban planning to lead a public debate on the future of the town's Quarry Swimming Pool. The open meeting on Thursday 4th February at University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, will consider the importance of having centrally located leisure facilities for local people and for socially and economically sustainable town centres.

Shrewsbury Town Council
19th Jan 2016

The Leader of Shrewsbury Town Council says he is confident members have set a balanced budget that will safeguard local services, whilst also freezing Council Tax for the fourth year running. Leader of the Council Alan Mosley said he was pleased to be able to present a financial plan for the coming year that would ensure the quality and standard of local services are protected for Shrewsbury residents.

18th Jan 2016

The arrival of superfast broadband at one of Shrewsbury's leading commercial sites is set to give a big boost to business in the town. BT has just enabled fibre broadband on Shrewsbury Business Park after several years of planning.

Matt Sandford, managing director of Pure Telecom, which recently moved to larger premises on the business park, said that his company was now accepting orders to provide this broadband service to neighbouring companies.

Team Shrewsbury
18th Jan 2016

A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets. The Alternative Giving scheme has been set up by the Team Shrewsbury partnership, as many people who beg are not actually homeless or sleeping rough, and many beg to feed a drug or alcohol habit.

It aims to ensure that money goes direct to groups that help the homeless in Shrewsbury.

James 'Jim' Penny war hero at University Centre Shrewsbury
16th Jan 2016

A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission - detonating the 4000lb bomb on board - will share his military experiences at a lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). James 'Jim' Penny will present a talk on Wednesday 3rd February on 'The Importance of the Bomber Command Offensive in the Second World War'.

16th Jan 2016

A range of quirky products produced by a Shrewsbury woman is now on sale in the town. Linda Edwards, an illustrator based in Quarry Place, launched 'Sunny Side Art' to celebrate the town she loves and is expanding the selection of products every year.

Mugs, cards, tea towels and notebooks, showcasing Shrewsbury's diverse range of architecture, are all on sale at Write Here in the town's High Street and are proving popular this year.

15th Jan 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Undergraduates Holly-Elizabeth Smith and Faye Wiggins are volunteering for Fairtrade.

15th Jan 2016

Final preparations are underway as Shrewsbury Town Council prepares to hold its first ever youth session. A newly appointed team of youth workers are gearing up to launch the first session at Flaxivity, located at Spring Gardens, on Monday.

The session starts at 6.30pm and is aimed at young people in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Douglas Haig at University Centre Shrewbury
12th Jan 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian from the Imperial War Museum on one of the most controversial British generals of all time. People are invited to hear the talk by Peter Hart on 'Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?' at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 20th January, from 1pm to 2.15pm.




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