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James 'Jim' Penny war hero at University Centre Shrewsbury
16th Jan 2016

A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission - detonating the 4000lb bomb on board - will share his military experiences at a lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). James 'Jim' Penny will present a talk on Wednesday 3rd February on 'The Importance of the Bomber Command Offensive in the Second World War'.

15th Jan 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Undergraduates Holly-Elizabeth Smith and Faye Wiggins are volunteering for Fairtrade.

15th Jan 2016

Final preparations are underway as Shrewsbury Town Council prepares to hold its first ever youth session. A newly appointed team of youth workers are gearing up to launch the first session at Flaxivity, located at Spring Gardens, on Monday.

The session starts at 6.30pm and is aimed at young people in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Douglas Haig at University Centre Shrewbury
12th Jan 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian from the Imperial War Museum on one of the most controversial British generals of all time. People are invited to hear the talk by Peter Hart on 'Douglas Haig: Britain's Greatest Commander in Chief?' at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury town centre on Wednesday 20th January, from 1pm to 2.15pm.

11th Jan 2016

The next Severn Loop Local Forum is on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ND. Agenda items include an update on the progress of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, local policing update, and information about the "Alternative Giving" scheme.

8th Jan 2016

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery has a brand new season of exhibitions and events to entice visitors though its doors during the early part of 2016. From the history and restoration of the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal, the dramatic life and death of Viking invaders, the Boys Dancing promenade dance performance, and the world of Shropshire author Mary Webb of "Gone to Earth" fame, there is plenty of variety and interest.

8th Jan 2016

A Shrewsbury salon has launched a campaign to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia. Toni and Guy in Castle Street is urging people with long hair to get a completely new look by having it cut off - all for charity.

Quarry swimming pool Shrewsbury
7th Jan 2016

Shropshire Council has released a summary of the high level key findings following its recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. The five-month consultation, which closed on Friday 30th October 2015, received nearly 2,000 responses from individuals, partners, clubs, groups, councillors and businesses across the county on the following seven different site options:

· The refurbishment of the existing Quarry Pool

Shrewsbury town council
7th Jan 2016

Young people in Shrewsbury will have access to a range of clubs and facilities following the official launch of Shrewsbury Town Council's youth provision later this month. This follows funding from Shropshire Council, which has commissioned the Town Council to provide a range of services.

6th Jan 2016

People in Shrewsbury are invited to have a ball while raising funds for two local good causes. Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will host a charity ball later this month in aid of his two nominated charities; The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

The event takes place at the Lord Hill Hotel on 22nd January from 7.30pm.

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