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15th Jul 2016

The Mayor of Shrewsbury visited pupils at the Priory School yesterday to mark their blooming great efforts in designing two floral features within the town.

Councillor Ioan Jones presented prizes and certificates to youngsters at the school who had worked on a five-week community participation project, in conjunction with Young Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury Town Council’s Youth Services team) and the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee.

15th Jul 2016

Shrewsbury Town Council will once again be leading the town’s Heart of England in Bloom bid this summer after a brief break from the competition.

Last year the Town Council took a step back from the contest for a well-deserved rest after Shrewsbury was crowned Britain in Bloom’s Champion of Champions in 2014. Instead, the Council offered its support to Shrewsbury BID with its first entry into the floral competition.

14th Jul 2016

Eric Morecambe once wrote ‘Life’s not Hollywood, it’s Cricklewood’ but perhaps in this case that should read ‘Hollinswood’ as Telford born writer and director Paul Hendy has just scooped a prestigious award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. 

13th Jul 2016

Renowned author Peter Robsinson, creator of the Inspector Banks crime series that inspired the popular TV drama DCI Banks, will be visiting Shrewsbury on Friday 22nd July to sign copies of his latest book.

Mr Robinson will be at Pengwern Books, in Fish Street, as part of an official UK-wide tour to accompany the publication of his 23rd Inspector Banks novel ‘When the Music’s Over’.

13th Jul 2016

Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches will take place between, 22nd - 31st July 2016.

Launched by The Churches Conservation Trust, the week-long programme of special events will celebrate the vibrancy of England’s ancient churches and invite the public to explore the fascinating buildings in new ways.   

Left to right: Prof Tim Jenkins, UCS Programme Manager; Paul Kirkbright, UCS Deputy Provost; Prof Rima Beriashvili, TSMU Vice-Rector and Prof Anna Sutton, UCS Provost.
12th Jul 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is forging international partnerships as higher education leaders from across the globe are shown what the institution has to offer.

Staff at UCS hosted a visit on 28th June by Professor Rima Beriashvili, Vice-Rector of Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) in Georgia. Prof Beriashvili’s time at UCS follows visits by TSMU’s Medical Academy’s International Relationship Manager and university representatives from China, America and Moldova.

12th Jul 2016

Shropshire Libraries are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, the world’s favourite storyteller.

11th Jul 2016

A selection of photographs and documents that offer a fascinating insight into the history of swimming baths in Shrewsbury will go on display at Shirehall in this Wednesday.

All of the items in the display are from the Shropshire Archives collection. They are being made available to view this week to coincide with Shropshire Council’s Cabinet considering a report into future swimming provision in Shrewsbury.

6th Jul 2016

The final tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers prepare to celebrate 20 years of hosting the event in the county. The four-day festival of music and dance takes place at the West Mid Showground from 26th to 29th August and is expected to attract around 7,000 people.

6th Jul 2016

It is with regret that after considerable hard work and negotiations with all interested parties that the Shrewsbury Fields Forever event has had to be postponed until September, on request of the organisers.




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