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1st Feb 2017

An event taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 8th February is aiming to harness the skills and experience of older people in order to effect social change in local communities. The workshop, which runs from 9am until 2pm, is for those aged 50 and over who are able to invest time in an unpaid but rewarding challenge.

1st Feb 2017

Shropshire Council’s libraries service is to continue working with BBC Radio Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Council’s libraries service in 2017 on the BBC Radio Shropshire Book of the Month.

This partnership will see the local BBC station broadcasting good news stories from libraries, highlighting the wide variety of groups which people can take part in, plus events and resources available, as well as showcasing talented authors, storytellers and artists who work in this area.

27th Jan 2017

Scott Smith and Paul Cooksey brought their Invictus Active Trainer into the Active Living Lab at UCS last Friday. Professor of Applied Exercise Science John Buckley, along with undergraduate and post-grad students, had the opportunity to try the state-of-the-art wheelchair exercise unit as it was tested using the lab’s specialist equipment – and they found the device gave them a thorough work-out!

27th Jan 2017

A renowned county professor has had an article published in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Manual of Sports Cardiology, helping maintain Shropshire’s ongoing links with the Olympics.

26th Jan 2017

The winners of an art competition based on the theme of winter and created from materials found in everyday recycling streams such as cardboard, plastic, metal and paper, now have their pieces on display in a local gallery.

Instigated by Shropshire recycling and resale organisation Reviive, Art From Waste can be found at the Participate Contemporary Artspace (PCA) in the Riverside Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury

25th Jan 2017

A leading Shropshire telecoms company has announced an important sponsorship deal.

Pure Telecom, which has its head office on Shrewsbury Business Park, has been revealed as the new backer of the Shropshire cricket challenge, the largest annual business networking event in the county.

The firm, which specialises in a range of communication services, will be the headline sponsor for the next three years.

25th Jan 2017

An independent Shrewsbury store has announced a major expansion.

Acoustic Boutique, which specialises in home entertainment systems, has moved to larger premises in the town centre.

The business, formerly based in Shrewsbury’s Square, has merged with Bang & Olufsen in the High Street in order to offer customers an enhanced shopping experience.

23rd Jan 2017

A talk presented by University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 25th January will explore the life of the country’s most successful Battle of Britain pilot, a Shropshire native who was born in Bayston Hill.

Eric Lock entered the RAF as a volunteer and earned his wings in 1940, and he went on to shoot down more enemy planes than any other pilot during the Battle of Britain.

18th Jan 2017

A seminar at University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 1st February will explore the complex relationship between man and mountain. 

The keynote speaker is Dr Rob Casserley, who has climbed Mount Everest no fewer than eight times. Dr Casserley runs a successful expedition company that aims to help people overcome personal challenges as they explore treacherous terrain.

18th Jan 2017

An exhibition showcasing how new developments can be successfully planned and built in historic towns such as Shrewsbury is to be staged this month.

The event is to be hosted in the town by county architects Johnson Design Partnership on January 30th and 31st and will focus on how buildings in conservation areas can be sympathetically constructed and extended.




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