Shrewsbury

Ian Swindell from Lunts pharmacy is urging people to get their flu jab as the winter looks to be severe
13 Oct 2017
Experts have warned the impending flu season could be more severe and result in more illness than previous years - and a Shropshire pharmacist is urging people in the county to prepare. NHS England have warned there could be more cases of flu than usual after Australia and New Zealand experienced their worst outbreak for several years. Ian Swindell, of Lunts pharmacies, is urging those considered...
11 Oct 2017
A charity in Shrewsbury which prepares people for a career in motor and manufacturing industries has been given a cash boost thanks to a regional builder. Hope Initiatives (Shrewsbury) received £450 after applying to Persimmon Homes West Midlands to become one of its Community Champions. The scheme invites local groups and charities to bid for a match-funded donation from a national fund, with...
(L-R) Professor Anna Sutton, Provost Of University Centre Shrewsbury and Robin Morris, Chairman of Morris & Company
04 Oct 2017
Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) have joined together to find Shropshire’s greatest Young Thinkers of 2018 in a creative competition launched this month to discover ‘ONE Great Idea to Change the World’. With one of the world’s greatest minds, Charles Darwin, growing up and forming his brilliant thinking right here, it is only fitting that young Shropshire talent comes...
Greg Davies at Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival
28 Sep 2017
Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process. The Festival (SICFest), which this year provided 15 shows over several venues in town, will take place Thursday to Sunday, 19th-22nd July 2018. As this year, it will culminate in a star studded Gala Show in...
12 Sep 2017
Townspeople and businesses are being invited to help create a visionary plan which will shape the future of Shrewsbury at a special ‘pop-up’ space. Shrewsbury BID, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council are jointly leading this Big Town Plan and are now asking the public to share their ideas and comments as the plan is developed.  An informal consultation HQ has opened in a vacant shop...
07 Sep 2017
The new training ground at Shrewsbury Town Football Club is running like clockwork, bosses have said. Brian Caldwell, CEO of the club, said he is delighted with the new Sundorne Castle training complex, which opened at the end of June. It is now complete with full business equipment, including a photocopier which was sponsored by Telford-based Unique Copiers as part of the club’s wider contract....
01 Sep 2017
Terry Waite has worked in conflict situations the world over. As a member of the Archbishop of Canterbury's private staff, he successfully negotiated the release of many hostages during the 1980s.  But in 1987, while attempting to secure the release of four men held in Lebanon, he was taken hostage himself. He survived almost five years in strict solitary confinement. Terry Waite is a co-founder...
Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff from Lunts pharmacy in Roushill are offering free blood pressure checks
31 Aug 2017
A pharmacy in Shrewsbury is determined to alert people in the county town to potential health problems during a month of action. Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill will be offering free daily blood pressure checks as part of a campaign to increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The campaign, run by Public Health England, begins on September 4 and will also see...
25 Aug 2017
Following its summer work experience programme, Shrewsbury based Morris Joinery has employed two new trainees at its Bicton workshop. Earlier in the year Morris Joinery offered one week’s work experience to five prospective joiners from Shrewsbury College who would be given the opportunity to secure employment with the company at the end of the summer. Three students were then invited back for an...
22 Aug 2017
Ever wanted to learn to dance like the stars from Strictly? This fun and enjoyable 6 week course for absolute beginners provides an introduction to Ballroom and Latin-American dancing. You'll get to grips with the basics and learn some simple routines for dances such as the wonderful Waltz and the cheeky Cha Cha Cha. All adults welcome, no partner required! All for only £35 per person for 6 weeks...
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