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14th Jul 2015

A video of the charity 'Shroosbury' v 'Shrowsbury' debate has been produced - for anyone who missed the event or would like to relive the action from the evening. Historians stepped forward to share the arguments for different pronunciations of Shropshire's county town at the event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

University Centre Shrewsbury student halls flats accomodation. Mardol House.
6th Jul 2015

People have been given a glimpse of what the apartments that will house students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury will be like, after a 'showflat' was unveiled in the town centre on Friday. The mock-up of one of the apartments that are being constructed in Mardol House can be seen in an empty shop premises on Shoplatch - underneath Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Archaeopteryx dinosaur exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
6th Jul 2015

Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film "Jurassic World" breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition "Archaeopteryx - the missing link between dinosaurs and birds", exploring how some of these powerful creatures evolved.

3rd Jul 2015

'Shroosbury' was voted the winning pronunciation of Shropshire's county town at a charity debate hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury. Yesterday's event at Rowley's House raised more than £500 for Shrewsbury Ark, a drop-in centre helping homeless and vulnerable people.

Shrewsbury BID celebrates independent traders
3rd Jul 2015

Shrewsbury's appeal as a quirky, one-off destination took centre stage today as Shrewsbury BID prepared to celebrate national Independents' Day on Saturday 4th July. A giant red handbag was unveiled in St Alkmund's Place, encouraging shoppers to enjoy the breadth and scale of the town's independent offer and 'shop local' this summer.

City ID wayfinding project Shrewsbury BID map
1st Jul 2015

Internationally renowned experts have been appointed to redesign and improve street signage and maps to welcome and help guide people around Shrewsbury town centre and make the most of its attractions. Shrewsbury BID, in partnership with Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council, has appointed specialist consultants City ID to provide a comprehensive visitor and wayfinding information system for the historic market town.

Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in event
1st Jul 2015

An event is being held for professionals working with children, young people and families who are looking for a part-time study opportunity to support them in their role. The University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in session is taking place on Monday June 29, 2015.

1st Jul 2015

The winner of Shrewsbury Town Council's First World War colouring competition has been announced. The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, selected a poster designed by 11-year-old Emily Johnson Tozer, from Greenfields Primary School, as the winning entry.

The poster will now be displayed in the Dingle gardens as part of a commemorative display.

Shropshire Hills
1st Jul 2015

Members of the public are invited to put their best foot forward and take part in a guided walk at Battlefield Heritage site. The walk, organised by Shrewsbury Town Council's Countryside Unit, is being held on July 18 from 10.30am and will focus on the battle of 1403.

The group will be led by local expert Dorothy Nicolle and the walk will include a visit to Battlefield Church.

Cost is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for under 16s.

Mardol Head
1st Jul 2015

Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sunday 5 July and Sunday 12 July 2015 while essential drainage and gas works is carried out at Mardol House. Mardol House is providing student accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2015.




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