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Shrewsbury’s Christmas carol is noteworthy winner for festive video

A former science teacher who writes poetry as a hobby has hit on a winning formula with her Shrewsbury themed Christmas carol chosen to star in Shrewsbury’s annual Christmas video.

Claire Bryers, a 31-year-old mother of three from Copthorne in Shrewsbury, won the competition organised by Shrewsbury BID to create locally-themed lyrics to the seasonal classic, Silent Night.

Extra day of retail therapy for market shoppers

There’s now less than a week to go until Shrewsbury Market Hall open its doors for an extra day of shopping and feasting.

The award-winning market will be holding a rare Sunday opening on 16th October for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping. 

SDC to stage Arthur Miller’s post WW2 classic All My Sons at Theatre Severn

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s post WW2 classic All My Sons at Theatre Severn, which takes place from 9th to 12th November.

Bookfest Remembers the First World War

In partnership with the Imperial War Museum and the Shropshire First World War Community Consortium Shrewsbury Bookfest is presenting a series of events each November from 2014 to 2018.

House of Fraser to introduce exciting new brands to Shrewsbury as part of a major refurbishment

As part of a major refurbishment, House of Fraser the much-loved department store in Shrewsbury is undergoing a full interior refit which will see the introduction of new premium brands across beauty, womenswear, menswear and fashion accessories and the opening of a new café. 

Homeless Outreach Street Triage (HOST)

There are a large number of Rough Sleepers in Shrewsbury at the moment. This is unacceptable on two levels; no one should be homeless in Shrewsbury in 2016 - especially with winter fast approaching, and that a small number of Rough sleepers are persistently committing antisocial behaviour in Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury charity launches friendly cinema season

Charity organisation and venue, the Hive in Shrewsbury is launching its friendly and relaxed cinema season suitable for people with dementia and others on Wednesday 12th October with the classic musical, Singin in the rain.

Shropshire photographer’s fundraising shot pays off

A Shropshire businessman has raised more than £800 for charity by holding a unique photography marathon.

Paul Wilkinson, who owns Twig’s Branch Photography, completed a 12-hour, non-stop boudoir photography shoot, involving 12 different women, on Saturday.

The event has so far raised £850 for Macmillan Cancer Support.