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05 Aug 2012

Why’s it called Otter Fest? well originally in the early days we had house party’s at – Otter Lodge and this is the logical next step, a party in the country  with lots and lots of people who won’t wreck my house and spill red wine on my sofa….

So, hopefully you’re starting to get the idea.

It relies on you inviting your friends too,  they’ll...

03 Aug 2012

Recently Shropshire Council commissioned London design agencies &Smith and We All need Words to rebrand Shrewsbury, here are some of the results.

The Shrewsbury branding is based on a large original black and white pattern which nods towards the many wood-beamed Tudor buildings in the town.

Check out the gallery below for some more examples of the Shrewsbury Branding.


31 Jul 2012

Staff Nurse Jaki Bennett from the Princess Royal Hospital is swapping her blue uniform for a purple London 2012 outfit as she gets ready to go to the Olympic Games.

Jaki, who works on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) in Telford, came through an exhausting selection process to be chosen as a volunteer to work at the Games, which got underway with a spectacular opening ceremony on Friday...

14 Jul 2012

Shrewsbury Open Studios is a great way to meet local creatives in their own workshops and studios. The event that is in it's second weekend includes painters, sculpters, jewellery makers and illustrators.

Find out more from their Facebook page.

Pictured Caroline Bucknall and Pip 'Astro' Bayley in the Shrewsbury Coffee...

13 Jul 2012

Jessie J review – Shrewsbury Quarry, Friday 6th July
By Suzi Wilkinson photography by Richard Hammerton

The voice of chart-topper Jessie J filled the muddy grounds of Shrewsbury Quarry as the Price-Tag singer took to the stage with a crowd-pleasing performance on July 6.
Following a day of heavy rain the clouds broke for what was a surprisingly dry evening as the support...

09 Jul 2012

The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings are responding to public demand by providing 4 extra opportunities for guided tours of the site over July and August.

Guided tours of all areas will be held in July on 14th , 28th and in August on 11th & 25th . The tours will start at 2.00 pm at the site and last for approx. 1.5 hours.

However, numbers are limited so those wishing to...

21 Jun 2012

With all the rain the past couple of weeks here are some photos of Shrewsbury from when it was sunny earlier in the year. Got any more? Email them to [email protected]

02 Jun 2012

The wrap has officially been taken off an exciting new website for Shrewsbury today. Love Shrewsbury has been set-up to celebrate everything that is positive about the county town, promising to deliver the very best for Shrewsbury in terms of news, what’s on, business and much more. brings together various strands and areas of the town – and the...

29 May 2012

Shrewsbury based Information Solutions Limited have won an award at the Mayor of Shrewsbury annual awards ceremony. The award was presented by the mayor in recognition of Information Solutions’ “outstanding contribution to the community in the business sector”.

On receiving the award, company director Simon Atkin said: “It’s great to be recognised for the hard work we do in the town...


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