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15th Mar 2017

It’s time to celebrate and show love and appreciation for the mothers in our lives. Shrewsbury is a great place to spend some quality time together and make some memories. Here are our top five suggestions for Mother’s Day.

Life through a lens

14th Mar 2017

Two seasoned performers visited Shrewsbury last week to stage an interactive storytelling workshop to some of the town’s young people as part of the 2017 #60 Pre-text Tour.

13th Mar 2017

This Saturday will see the main teaching centre at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) open its doors to prospective students. The Visit Day, the second in a series of three, will give a glimpse of student life to those considering the institution for their undergraduate or postgraduate study.

13th Mar 2017

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Rhyme Around the World, a touring exhibition from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books is already proving to be a huge success.

The exhibition, which opened its doors to the public on Saturday 18 February has already been hugely popular with families, schools and nurseries alike.

10th Mar 2017

A talk on Wednesday, March 29 will deliver a personal insight into one of the most infamous battles of World War 1. Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, became known for the horrifyingly high number of casualties, for the dogged persistence of Earl Haig in continuing with the offensive despite its seeming ineffectiveness – and for its mud.

9th Mar 2017

The University of Chester is mourning the passing of Professor Dai Morgan Evans, who died on St David’s Day, his 73rd birthday, and made his mark interpreting the landscapes of England and Wales.

9th Mar 2017

Organisers of the inaugural Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICF) have secured Hobsons Brewery as a major sponsor.

6th Mar 2017

A Shropshire business is celebrating being awarded ‘Superbrand’ status.

Toni & Guy, one of the world’s leading hairdressing groups, with a base in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, can now use the Consumer Superbrand logo for 2017.

This marks the company's 10th year of receiving this prestigious accolade on top of already being awarded ‘Coolbrand’ status for the fifth time for 2016/2017.

6th Mar 2017

A solicitor who is also an equestrian expert is riding high after joining one of Shropshire’s largest legal firms.

Lizzie Hughes, vice president of the Shropshire Law Society, has been recruited by Wace Morgan Solicitors.

She will strengthen the family team at the firm’s Shrewsbury head office and Newtown office.

6th Mar 2017

A talk on Friday 17 March by a respected death educator will examine the benefits of teaching young people about this most challenging of topics. Dr Judith Wester of CEDAR (Community Education in Death Awareness) will look at what death education is, before examining the problems commonly associated with early childhood loss. She will also present a review of the findings of a case study, Life Lessons, which was produced in collaboration with West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner.




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