Shrewsbury

22 Feb 2018
After two weeks of “wild” entertainment, Shrewsbury’s very own wildlife reserve will be packed up this Friday 23 rd February. Wild Cop, brought to you by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID), has been a roaring success with the public, and has attracted many people to the area during the half term period. Six life-sized fiberglass animals including a bear, a gorilla, a lion, a zebra, a...
22 Feb 2018
The first Park Run during the town’s three week DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival set off last Saturday with dozens of runners donning special DarwIN masks to join in and celebrate the start of the Festival which has already seen the animal transformation of ‘Wild Cop’ and the crowning of winners Katie McPartland and Rose Farquharson in of the county’s first ‘Young Thinkers’ competition at UCS with...
Byron Caine (11), Dexter Caine (8), Tom Getty (10) and Sophie Getty (12)
22 Feb 2018
One thing is for sure, Charles Darwin would have loved the Darwin Rocks workshop, and in fact he did. Charles Darwin was at Shrewsbury Museum this Saturday with 15 youngsters each having a fantastic time making their own fossils! Hopefully this will have inspired the next generation of Shropshire’s young to be as enthused as the young Charles Darwin was when told about the Bellstone in Shrewsbury...
Martin Lunt with Mary Lewis and Lorraine Anderson celebrating the Lunts Pharmacy 50th year
16 Feb 2018
Pharmacies and delivery vans across Shropshire are being given new branding as an independent family-owned business gears up for a golden year in 2018. Lunts Pharmacies, which has two stores in Shrewsbury and well as stores in Pontesbury and Craven Arms, will have been serving the community for 50 years this year. To mark the occasion the company has had its 50th anniversary logo printed on all...
15 Feb 2018
A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and respite care to adults with a...
Secret Supper 2018
13 Feb 2018
Shrewsbury-based charity Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six ‘secret’ restaurants in the town to organise Shrewsbury’s ‘Secret Supper’ dining event on Tuesday 24th April. Fundraising Officer Steph Smith said the event had raised close to £20,000 for Self Help Africa since 2014, with many guests returning year on year:  “Marking the launch of the 2018...
13 Feb 2018
A Shropshire law firm has won a national award for its outstanding commitment to training.   FBC Manby Bowdler was voted as the winner of the category, which recognised a business that goes above and beyond the usual remit for staff development, at the Modern Law Awards 2017/18.   The firm, which employs more than 200 people at offices in Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Telford and Bridgnorth, was...
Professor Gary Warnaby
01 Feb 2018
The use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation of places will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Professor Gary Warnaby will discuss ‘The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base in Frankwell Quay, on Monday February 12. Gary is Professor of Retailing and Marketing at...
Professor AC Grayling
01 Feb 2018
The challenges posed for the future of education in a complex and uncertain world will be addressed by renowned philosopher and author Anthony Clifford Grayling at a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) event. The UCS team is delighted to welcome Professor AC Grayling CBE to Guildhall, its learning and research base, on Tuesday February 13, 2018. Prof Grayling will deliver a keynote speech as...
Huw Bevan from Halls Commercial and Jane Memory from Lyth Hill Stores are working together to find a new owner
26 Jan 2018
A well known face at a community shop near Shrewsbury is looking to hand over her keys. Jane Memory has been running Lyth Hill Stores, based at the crossroads in Bayston Hill, for almost four years. The 49-year-old wants to spend more time with her family but said she has loved working in the shop and it is a great opportunity for someone else to buy. “You meet so many people and it is so nice...
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