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27th Feb 2017

A leading Shropshire building company has again stepped forward to become headline sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literary festival in 2017. 

Galliers Homes has renewed its position as main backer of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s May Festival, the town’s annual children’s literary event.

27th Feb 2017

The effective delivery of healthcare in highly rural counties such as Shropshire brings complex logistical challenges. A new course being offered at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) aims to empower healthcare professionals to overcome obstacles associated with working in the countryside by sharing knowledge and experience to find the way to best practice.

27th Feb 2017

A community Day of Action will take place in Shrewsbury town centre on Friday 3 March and its main focus will be encouraging people to ‘keep your town tidy’.

Organised by Team Shrewsbury, the Day of Action aims to raise awareness of the dropping of litter in the town – specifically the amount of cigarette litter being dropped on the street – and dog owners not clearing up after their dogs.

24th Feb 2017

A leading Shropshire building company has again stepped forward to become headline sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literary festival in 2017. 

Galliers Homes has renewed its position as main backer of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s May Festival, the town’s annual children’s literary event.

23rd Feb 2017

In the next in University Centre Shrewsbury’s series of public talks, Professor Alan Wall will be exploring a literary device that plays a major part in everyday humour and conversation. Professor Wall’s talk on A Writer’s Irony offers a reflection on the way in which writers have engaged with the technique from antiquity to the present day.

23rd Feb 2017

After a fundraising event last month raised over £800, rowers who use Pengwern Boat Club’s adapted equipment are looking forward to even better accessibility at the club.

22nd Feb 2017

The Hive, a registered charity and a Shrewsbury town centre arts & creative venue will be hosting a special film screening and Director’s talk on Friday 10th March 2017.

As part of its grant funding from Film Hub North West Central, the Hive will be hosting two screenings of the ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ (2014) animated feature film, followed by Q&A sessions with the director Leslie Stewart and co-director and producer Hanna Hemilä.

21st Feb 2017

From today, schools in Shropshire will be receiving free copies of What is Humanism?, a new book about Humanism from Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young, after a national crowdfunding campaign by the British Humanist Association.

Humanists are non-religious people who look to science and reason to understand the natural world and who make moral decisions based on empathy and concern for other human beings, rather than instructions found in holy texts.

20th Feb 2017

The new Executive Director of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) is looking to encourage greater collaboration and bring new ideas to benefit the town and raise its local, regional and national profile.

Seb Slater has moved from London, where he was Development Manager for a charity and worked with business and the community on regeneration projects, to take up the role.

14th Feb 2017

A Shrewsbury woman is celebrating her first year in business as a bespoke furniture designer and maker.

Jane Handford, who established Jane Handford Design in 2016, holds a first class BA (Hons) degree in furniture design and make from Wolverhampton University and an NVQ level three in carpentry and joinery. She spent ten years teaching GCSE product design and B/TEC construction at secondary school level and was eventually appointed head of department.

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