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The Classic Charles Dickens Christmas Carol story retold through folk music at the Hive in Shrewsbury

On Friday December 8th at 8PM, The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting “A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera”, a retelling of the classic Christmas Carol story performed by folk opera group, Green Matthews.

Retailer launches Italian partnership pen

A Shropshire businessman has helped to develop an exclusive limited edition fountain pen - in partnership with Italian designers.

John Hall, who owns Write Here in Shrewsbury’s High Street, is thought to be the only pen shop proprietor in the country to have undertaken such a venture.

Shrewsbury artisan bakery wins a silver award at prestigious World Bread Awards

Shrewsbury artisan bakery Bread And Loaf is celebrating a silver gong for one of its most popular loaves in the prestigious World Bread Awards.

The bakery, based in Castle Gates, won a silver award for its speciality  ‘Shropshire Whey’ loaf, awarded in the Great British White category of the competition.

Festive late nights at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall is running a series of festive late nights in the lead up to Christmas.

They kick off on Wednesday November 15 when stalls and restaurants will be open until 9pm for the Shrewsbury Christmas lights switch-on and Christmas Cracker event in the town.

Free seminar ‘Rural Places, Rural Challenges’ to be held at University Centre Shrewsbury

Experts on rural issues across the country will come together at University Centre Shrewsbury later this month for a seminar exploring the challenges and opportunities of rural service delivery.

The Rural Places, Rural Challenges seminar is being organised by the Rural Services Network (RSN) and will take place at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 10.15am to 2.45pm.