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Dr James Pardoe, University Centre Shrewsbury
31st May 2016

A University Centre Shrewsbury academic will be asking if the newspaper headline ‘bling, booze and groupie sex’ is an accurate description of Lord Byron’s life at the poet’s ancestral home.

Dr James Pardoe will be discussing Newstead Abbey, through the eyes of the Romantic poet, George Gordon Noel, sixth Baron Byron, and his contemporaries, compared with how the house is interpreted today.

Shropshire Council
31st May 2016

A new, improved, Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service will begin operating tomorrow, Wednesday 1st June 2016.

The 511 service will be operated by GHA Coaches, who have been awarded a contract by Shropshire Council following a competitive tendering exercise.

Under the new service:

University Centre Shrewsbury, NEET team
27th May 2016

Representatives from universities and other organisations across Europe joined together at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to develop an innovative project to support young people who are out of work in gaining confidence, new skills and employment.

University Centre Shrewsbury, study in Shrewsbury
27th May 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is inviting people through the doors for a range of events.

People can learn more about studying and teaching at UCS at an upcoming open evening or explore a choice of topics as part of the institution’s public events programme.

Anyone who would like to find out more about studying at UCS is urged to join staff and current students at the open evening on Thursday 9th June.

Bang & Olufsen Shrewsbury. Shopping in Shrewsbury
27th May 2016

One of Shrewsbury’s flagship retailers is celebrating 10 successful years of trading in the town.

Audio visual specialists Bang & Olufsen opened a showroom in the High Street in 2006 after directors Roger Boyle and Richard Terry made a decision to relocate to the town from the south of England.

L-R Gerry & Ann Bean with Clare & Graham Jenkins
26th May 2016

The couple behind a well-known Shrewsbury restaurant and bar have announced that they have bought one of the county’s most renowned country pubs.

Clare and Graham Jenkins, owners of Henry Tudor House off Wyle Cop, have acquired the New Inn at Baschurch, north Shropshire.

The pub is listed in the Good Pub Guide and recommended by a range of other organisations such as the AA, the Campaign for Real Ale and Alastair Sawday.

Lanterns at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Image courtesy of Danny Beath and Shrewsbury Folk Festival
25th May 2016

Shrewsbury is set to become the events capital of the West Midlands this summer as it kicks off its best ever calendar of festivals and events bringing to life its appeal as the original one-off destination.

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury. Shopping, architecture, things to do
25th May 2016

A programme of roadworks and road improvements will be taking place across Shrewsbury from spring 2016 until late 2017.

To be carried out under the Shrewsbury highways improvements programme, these works fall into three categories:

Andrew Dunn, Joe Absolom, Chris Fountain, Gary Lucy, Louis Emerick, Kai Owen in THE FULL MONTY credit Matt Crockett
25th May 2016

Pulses of Shropshire theatre goers are expected to be set racing this week as Theatre Severn have just announced the exciting news that tickets for the ‘revealing’ hit stage show ‘The Full Monty’ are about to go on sale!

Valhalla at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, things to do in Shrewsbury Shropshire
24th May 2016

There’s lots for all the family to see and do at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery this half-term –  including the last chance to see the ‘Valhalla – life and death in Viking Britain’ exhibition.

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