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January

Shrewsbury never sleeps. Discover the latest goings-on, stories and must-read news to come out of the original one-off.

Shrewsbury celebrates purple flag status

Shrewsbury is celebrating after achieving prestigious Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award - similar to the Blue Flag for beaches - which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres after 6pm. Since 2007, the programme has awarded Purple Flag status to 65 towns and cities in the UK and Ireland.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton: a life with elephants comes to Theatre Severn

Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, will undertake a 15 date tour during April and May 2016. Known to millions of television viewers for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries, Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Shrewsbury BID unveils new town map

Shrewsbury BID has created a new-look street map which is being launched this week by Shrewsbury Tourism Association, in its 2016 town map and visitor guide. The detailed street map was commissioned by Shrewsbury BID to help visitors explore the town centre and its varied attractions and areas of interest.

Valentines gig lined up for Shropshire venue

A Shrewsbury music venue has a special Valentine's Day gig lined up for next month. Henry Tudor House, situated off Wyle Cop, is looking forward to welcoming two talented singer songwriters from the US on 14th February.

Ernie Halter and his friend Tony Lucca are performing only three concerts in the UK and two in America this spring and have chosen Shrewsbury due to a special connection with the town.

Awards will honour town's unsung heroes

Nominations are being sought to celebrate those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury. The Mayor, Councillor Miles Kenny, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make submissions for Shrewsbury's annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.