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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery gets ready for a busy spring 2016

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery has a brand new season of exhibitions and events to entice visitors though its doors during the early part of 2016.

'Hair to Spare' campaign launched at salon

A Shrewsbury salon has launched a campaign to help children who have lost their hair through cancer treatment or alopecia. Toni and Guy in Castle Street is urging people with long hair to get a completely new look by having it cut off - all for charity.

Council releases key findings of Shrewsbury swimming consultation

Shropshire Council has released a summary of the high level key findings following its recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. The five-month consultation, which closed on Friday 30th October 2015, received nearly 2,000 responses from individuals, partners, clubs, groups, councillors and businesses across the county on the following seven different site options:

Shrewsbury town council to launch youth services

Young people in Shrewsbury will have access to a range of clubs and facilities following the official launch of Shrewsbury Town Council's youth provision later this month. This follows funding from Shropshire Council, which has commissioned the Town Council to provide a range of services.

Have a ball for charity

People in Shrewsbury are invited to have a ball while raising funds for two local good causes. Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, will host a charity ball later this month in aid of his two nominated charities; The Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

The event takes place at the Lord Hill Hotel on 22nd January from 7.30pm.

Back in Time: The National Festival of LGBT History in Shrewsbury

The countdown to the 2016 National Festival of LGBT History in the Midlands has started, and the team is busy with preparations. The Festival comprises presentations, film, entertainment and special guests.

University Centre Shrewsbury and Energize strengthen partnership

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin have cemented their partnership to enhance sporting and research opportunities for students, staff and the community.

Lyndsay loses her locks for charity birthday celebrations

A young woman who weighed just one pound when she was born has marked her 30th birthday by having her head shaved for two children's charities, one of them for premature babies. Lyndsay Reid, who works in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre, wanted to do something different to celebrate her milestone birthday and raise money for good causes at the same time.