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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.

31st Mar 2017

Two talented Shrewsbury hairdressers have been chosen from hundreds of applicants across the country for an exclusive scholarship.

Lauren Foskett and Becca Paulette, who both work at the Toni & Guy salon in Castle Street, are amongst only 12 individuals selected for the mentoring programme.

They will now spend a year as members of the ‘The Breakthrough Team Xtra’ which is a special collaboration between Toni & Guy and L’Oréal.

30th Mar 2017

Shrewsbury has ramped up its vibrant offer this spring with a host of festival activity to fill warm weekends and bank holiday breaks. Whether it’s fantastic flash mobs and brilliant buskers or awesome authors and cartoonists, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Here are some highlights of what’s in store.

Music maestro please

29th Mar 2017

In a talk taking place on Thursday, April 6 at 6pm at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS), Dr Simon Brown and John Richardson of the university incubator partnership SETSquared will introduce the ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme, share the findings from their pilot, and discuss the potential impact of a national roll-out.

28th Mar 2017

An oil painting of a local builder, John Straphen, is returning to Shrewsbury after spending nearly 200 years in a small town in Australia and is to be donated to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

Straphen became the builder of Lord Hill’s column in 1815 after the death of John Simpson and built the staircase inside the column opposite Shirehall.

28th Mar 2017

April sees the programme of public events at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) moving into a higher gear, with no fewer than six events taking place throughout the month.

22nd Mar 2017

A Shropshire spiritual group is fighting back against the culture of doom and gloom that has gripped the country by starting up a new multi-faith initiative: The Greenpoint Movement.  The movement has been joined by volunteers across the West Midlands, with members of different spiritual communities banding together to organise a ‘Sacred Gathering’ on the Summer Solstice with the aim of bringing a message of hope.

21st Mar 2017

A leading Shropshire telecoms company has just been awarded a top industry accolade for the third year running.

Pure Telecom, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, has received the 2017 award from its operational partner O2 and has been recognised in the category which examines digital excellence.

The national award is part of O2's approach to rewarding a partner's high level of digital knowledge and expertise, instead of ranking businesses by their scale and size alone.




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