03 Jun 2013


The North-West and North Wales Region of the Inland Waterways Association has made an award to Mike Friend who for the last ten years has been leading the Shropshire Union Canal Society work parties in the restoration of the Montgomery Canal.
The award, the Tetlow Cup, was presented at the Society's work party on Sunday 19 May, in front of a party of volunteers of the...

01 Jun 2013


Thebestof Shrewsbury website is championing a new national campaign which is actively encouraging consumers to support their independent local shops, businesses and services during a week of activities.
Buy Local Week is running from June 3 - 9 across the country and is a week-long celebration of all the entrepreneurs, family-run...

31 May 2013

Performing Arts students from Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology will stage a controversial rock musical at Theatre Severn next week.

The Tony award-winning hit, Spring Awakening, will be performed at the theatre on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June from 7.30pm. An additional matinee performance will be staged at 1.30pm on 6 June.

“I love the play and have always wanted to...

31 May 2013

Business is booming at Shrewsbury Market Hall where a record number of would-be traders are queuing up to open new stalls.

Over 200 people are now on a waiting list to open businesses in the busy indoor market off Claremont Street.

Site manager Kate Gittins said: “This level of interest is absolutely unprecedented. It’s incredible. The word is obviously out that the Market Hall...

29 May 2013

Talented young cricketer Jo Cull has started a new tradition at Shrewsbury School after 461 years…
Jo (17), is the first girl to be playing for the school and is already making her mark.
Shrewsbury School, which was founded in 1552, first admitted girls five years ago when its sixth form went co-educational. It is one of the country’s leading cricketing schools, having won...

29 May 2013

Sweet toothed people have a treat in store in Shrewsbury this weekend.

A ‘pop-up’ Chocolate Café is being held at Serenity Wellness Centre, in Castle Street, Shrewsbury, between 11am and 3pm on Sunday (2nd June).

The free to attend event will raise money towards the Carers Appeal launched by Shropshire Rural Community Council and is being staged by multi award winning Shrewsbury...

28 May 2013

Shrewsbury Triathlon Club, SYTri and the Shrewsbury Masters Swimming Club will join forces on Sunday 1 September to host the third annual 'mediaBOXuk' Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon and Quadrathon at the Shropshire and West Midlands Showground.

This is a great triathlon for beginners due to it’s straightforward course and friendly atmosphere, but also lends itself to personal best times...

24 May 2013

Parents from as far afield as Boston and New York will join teachers and pupils from Shrewsbury School in the town’s inaugural marathon next month.
The school is so passionate about running that it has managed to recruit a group of over 50 entrants for the race, to be held on June 23 and it is hoped their efforts will raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

“We have 54 on board at...

23 May 2013

Following a 24 year career in the RAF, Kim Leach has taken over from Peter Road-Night and will become one of the three full-time staff at the Show, combining the roles of both Secretary of the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Operations Director of the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Having recently relocated to Market Drayton, Kim said: “I believe that this post is one of the most...

23 May 2013

A fashion expert who has dressed superstars Atomic Kitten, Liberty X and Blue will be doing the same for the style-conscious of Shrewsbury this weekend.

Suzy Makin has worked with the glamorous girls of Atomic Kitten on their current Big Reunion Tour as well as with Blue but this Saturday she will be in Shrewsbury’s busy Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres for a live Fashion on the...


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