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21st Nov 2016

The wait is over. Today Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) launches its annual Christmas production on You Tube, which shows heart-warming footage of Christmas in Shrewsbury.

16th Nov 2016

In a first for the business, Shrewsbury based Drapers Hall will hold an art and painting workshop at the end of this month.

16th Nov 2016

As the countdown to the festive season starts in Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury BID this afternoon launches a 30 second teaser for its annual Christmas video on originalshrewsbury.co.uk and its social media channels.

The trailer is a first for Shrewsbury BID and will play out online ahead of the launch of the 90 second video on Monday 21st November.

14th Nov 2016

Some of Shrewsbury’s best-loved characters, landmarks and even four-legged friends have been immortalised on a 12-metre long mural.

The colourful creation is the work of Linda Edwards, an illustrator and artist who was commissioned to undertake the project.

14th Nov 2016

Shropshire house builders Galliers Homes have scored a bullseye with their sponsorship of a charity darts competition.

Galliers has donated £500 to the event, being organised by the Severn Darts Organisation on 20th November in aid of Hope House Hospice.

11th Nov 2016

A top Shropshire hairdressing salon has appointed a new manager.

Alex Webb (23), takes on the role at the Shrewsbury branch of Toni & Guy, part of the global hairdressing group.

Hairdressing for six years, Alex, who attended Llanfair Caereinion High School, started his career as a trainee at Toni & Guy in Hereford.

11th Nov 2016

A raft of new food and drink and creative businesses have sparked a festive buzz at Shrewsbury Market Hall – now often dubbed “Shropshire’s answer to Camden Market”.

From a new vintner, selling organic wines sourced from small vineyards around the world, to a twinkly new Christmas shop, designer jeweller and British-made skateboard specialist, the market has a bigger choice for festive shoppers than ever before.

11th Nov 2016

Shropshire Council is offering visitors to Shrewsbury free parking on Wednesday nights in the run-up to Christmas, starting on 16th November – the night of the town’s Christmas cracker lights switch-on event.

On that day, and every Wednesday evening until Christmas, people can park for free in the following Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks from 4pm.

11th Nov 2016

Young professionals turned out in force for the launch of a new networking group in Shrewsbury.

11th Nov 2016

Music, dance and festive fun are lined up to make Shrewsbury’s Christmas Lights Switch-on a sparkling success on Wednesday 16th November.

The full programme for the Christmas Cracker event to launch the town’s festive season has been announced, with a bumper turnout expected to enjoy the celebrations.




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