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21st Aug 2017

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017.

Children up to the age of 17 will be given free entry to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery where they can explore the exciting and varied history of Shrewsbury and Shropshire, as well as the current special exhibition, Antarctica: Life in hostile land.

21st Aug 2017

In celebration of the Heritage Open Days, Shropshire Museums and Archives are waiving entry fees and putting on special events to create a unique visitor experience.

Running from Thursday 7 September until Sunday 10 September 2017, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Shrewsbury Castle, Shropshire Archives and Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, are each offering free entry and special events to visitors.

16th Aug 2017

A Shrewsbury telecoms company has boosted the phone signal for thousands of people in the town.

Pure Telecom has arranged for an O2 transmitter to be installed on Shrewsbury Business Park.

With a radius of up to six miles, the mast will vastly improve signal for huge numbers of employees at offices there, as well as residents and visitors in the surrounding area.

1st Aug 2017

Shrewsbury has won the bid to host the 10th UK Recovery Walk in 2018.

The announcement was made over the last weekend (Saturday 29 July 2017) at this year’s host winners party in Blackpool.

Shropshire’s UK Recovery Walk campaign was launched to encourage residents and organisations across the county and the West Midlands to vote for Shrewsbury to be the host town for the event.

28th Jul 2017

Best-selling author Peter Robinson, creator of the famous Inspector Banks crime series that inspired the popular TV drama DCI Banks, will be in Shrewsbury on Thursday August 10 as part of a 30th anniversary tour.

The event, to be held at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust centre, in Abbey Foregate, is one of only 30 UK appearances that Mr Robinson is making to mark 30 years since the publication of the first Inspector Banks novel.

28th Jul 2017

An online vote has been launched by Shrewsbury BID to decide which local charity will benefit from the sale of their new summer postcards.

27th Jul 2017

A Shrewsbury business has re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme was completed.

Write Here in the town’s High Street, has been transformed into one of the best independent pen shops in the country.

John Hall, owner of the business, which employs six people, says that the refurbishment of his premises meant that is was now a leading UK retailer in this sector.

25th Jul 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

The indoor market will stay open late on the first Saturday of every month, starting on August 5, with bars and restaurants open until 10pm. A selection of retail stalls also plan to open until 7pm.

24th Jul 2017

A Shrewsbury based cricket club has recorded its highest ever youth membership in 2017, the most since the club was established in 2003.

20th Jul 2017

People, who have journeyed from overseas and ended up making Shropshire their home, are being urged to tell their stories to form part of a new performance work that will debut at this year’s Shrewsbury Festival of Literature.

Festival organisers are inviting as many people as possible to join them at a special open evening on Thursday July 27 to tell their personal stories and learn more about the project.

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