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7th Apr 2017

Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead of University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has made stigma the focal point of her academic research, and, in a talk on Wednesday, April 19 at 1pm, entitled From Leprosy to Ebola: The Impact of Stigma in Medicine, Health and Social Care, she will explore the ways in which stigma affects the outcome and delivery of health services.

7th Apr 2017

This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival offers a veritable feast of cartooning as we tackle the theme of ‘Food and Drink’.

A day of live events in The Square on Saturday 22nd April compliments other activities including workshops, talks, exhibitions and a trail around the town. The focus of the live event will see 30 cartoonists from around the world set loose to caricature and cartoon to their and your heart’s content. Watch large big board cartooning and take home a caricature.

4th Apr 2017

New services which will boost mobile phone usage in Shropshire are set to be launched.

County mobile communications expert Matt Sandford, managing director of Pure Telecom, believes the services are an important step forward for the county.

Wifi Calling and 4G Calling will allow customers to make and receive calls over the wifi network even if they can't connect to the mobile network - and they'll be able to enjoy clearer calls with 4G Calling.

3rd Apr 2017

After a two-year break Shrewsbury Open Studio (#SYOS) is back for the first two weekends in June, when over thirty artists around Shrewsbury will open their studios to the public. Interested visitors are welcome to have a look at their work, ask questions and even buy themselves an original piece or two.

1st Apr 2017

A group of eagle eyed Darwin fans have spotted what appears to be a Dodo egg on a visit to Shrewsbury, Shropshire this week.

The oversized egg was spotted near to the Darwin statue in the grounds of the library on Castle Street, Shrewsbury.

Charles Darwin, who was born and raised in Shrewsbury, reported on the fearless and now extinct Dodo bird on a trip to the Galapagos in the 19th Century, during his three year adventure on the H.M.S. Beagle.




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