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11th Aug 2015

Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside shopping centres have a treat for all you Shrewsbury Shoppers! Launched this year, the Apple Watch is the most personal product the company has launched to date. Track your heart rate, get the latest news headlines, read texts and surf the web instantly from your wrist. The high definition retina display with force touch makes the Apple Watch crystal easy to navigate.

University Centre Shrewsbury. Study in Shropshire. Students.
11th Aug 2015

People are invited to take a look at proposals for the next stage of University Centre Shrewsbury living accommodation after careful consideration of the best potential options for students, residents, businesses and wider partners. Morris Property Ltd and Guildhouse UK Ltd have been selected by Shropshire Council as the developer for the project, following a procurement exercise and the current conversion of part of Mardol House into student accommodation.

Shropshire Archives
10th Aug 2015

Following years of hard work by volunteers, thousands of photographs from Shropshire Archives are now available online. As many of the residents of the county know Shropshire is rich in heritage and, thanks to the hard work by staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council's Shropshire Archives, thousands of historic photographs of Shrewsbury and other areas of Shropshire are now available online for all to see.

10th Aug 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes its first undergraduates in 50 days' time. As the final few weeks count down until they embark on courses, members of the team and the wider Shropshire community have shared their thoughts on what the new Higher Education Institution means, now and in the future, for Shrewsbury, the county and beyond.

Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, said: "The arrival of the

Shrewsbury Market Hall celebrates 50 years. Shopping in Shrewsbury. Historic market traders
7th Aug 2015

Shrewsbury Market Hall marks its 50th anniversary in September and will be celebrating with a host of events and even some help from England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Market Hall, which includes the town's 240ft clock tower, an indoor market and a ground-floor shopping centre, was hailed "the most modern building" in Shropshire when it opened in September 1965.

6th Aug 2015

Owners of businesses in Shrewsbury and Shropshire who are interested in heritage are invited to join a new free network The Culture Club - business networking with a difference. The first meeting is on Thursday 24 September at 8am at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. The guest speaker will be Trevor Osborne of The Osborne Group, who will be revealing his plans for the former Shrewsbury prison building, which he now owns.

6th Aug 2015

The Guardian newspaper has today announced that Shrewsbury is the second happiest place to live in Britain. Shrewsbury came second only to Harrogate, beating Chester, as one of the happiest places to live in a survey completed by Rightmove. Read the full article here.

St Mary's Church Discover Heritage Awards
6th Aug 2015

The Churches Conservation Trust has been commended in the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards - for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. The Visitor Welcome project at St Mary's, St Mary's street, Shrewsbury has been commended in the Museums and Historic Properties/Sites category. St Mary's is a magnificent medieval building.

Shropshire Youth, the Emerging Leaders charity
31st Jul 2015

A unique partnership between Shropshire Youth, the Emerging Leaders charity and The Shrewsbury Club has been successfully piloted in Shrewsbury to help disadvantaged young people begin to achieve their potential. The Stride Out project, which began in June 2015, has provided 12 local teenagers, not in education, employment or training with the chance to learn leadership skills and improve employability skills and confidence.

University Centre Shrewsbury
24th Jul 2015

The Nigerian proverb, 'it takes a whole village to raise a child' seems to sum up at least some of the philosophy behind an exciting new project which puts University Centre Shrewsbury centre-stage in helping people who are out-of-work gain confidence, experience and find employment.




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