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Free lecture by University leader on economic development

Economic development and the challenges for Shrewsbury in the 21st century will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month.

Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, will present the address at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base, on Wednesday 27th July, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Work has started on the new Primark store in the Darwin Shopping Centre

The owners of the Charles Darwin Shopping Centre (Standard Life Investments, advised by UKCPT) have announced that improvement works have started in preparation for the new Primark anchor store, the project also includes upgrading of the centre’s ground floor and atrium.  

The Hive announces support from Film Hub North West Central

Thanks to support from Film Hub North West Central, the Hive in Shrewsbury is planning to reach wider audiences by introducing an exciting film programme for families, young people and those with special needs.

Shrewsbury Ark reaches out

Following on from its success as a drop-in centre for those in need, Shrewsbury Ark has been given a grant from Shropshire Council to go out into the community and locate and offer support to rough sleepers, with the aim to deliver on the concept of “no second night out in the cold”.

‘Acoustic Adele’ comes to Shrewsbury

The sound of Adele comes to Shrewsbury this month – in the form of a tribute night staged by a rising local talent.

Libby Gliksman will be performing songs by one of the UK’s biggest stars at a special evening on 30th July.