Shrewsbury

25 Jan 2021
Work will start on an £8.44m programme to build new carbon neutral school facilities in Shrewsbury next week after planners gave the green light to the development. Pave Aways will break ground on the scheme at Harlescott Junior School in Featherbed Lane that is expected to take around 12 months to complete on February 1. The development will allow Sundorne Infant School and Nursery to move from...
15 Dec 2020
Leading Shropshire based Salop Glass & Glazing have announced 20% year on year growth from the start of May to the end of 2020. Dedicated to providing reliable, professional glass and glazing services for over 65 years, the Shrewsbury business has also reported a 77% year on year increase in enquiries since they reopened in May, 2020. From the beginning of the first UK lockdown in March 2020...
01 Dec 2020
A series of management changes at one of Shropshire’s leading architects' practices has seen a new Managing Director take the reins as the firm implements its blueprint for the future. Harry Reece steps into the MD post at Base Architecture & Design as its founder Carl Huntley takes on a new role as Chief Executive to focus on mentoring and developing its team. Bryn Jones has been appointed...
01 Dec 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has made its first major line-up announcement for 2021 after managing to secure the majority of its performers from this year's festival that was postponed due to coronavirus. American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou...
Christmas at Mistilley in Shrewsbury Market Hall
30 Nov 2020
Shrewsbury Market Hall is giving shoppers and diners extra time to do their Christmas shopping and enjoy the market with extended opening hours until 8pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas. The Market Hall, in Claremont Street, will open until 8pm for ‘Winter Warmer Wednesdays’ on December 2, 9 and 16 and ‘Stay Open Saturdays’ on December 5,12 and 19.  The majority of the...
18 Nov 2020
A family of five from Shrewsbury are enjoying the benefits of living in their first permanent home – which also has all the space they need. When Kate and David Onions found out that plans had been approved for 228 new homes at Bellway’s Copthorne Keep development in their hometown of Shrewsbury, the couple quickly decided to make it their goal to find their first home there. The couple, who have...
Polar bears on the roof at Morris and Company in Shrewsbury
12 Nov 2020
Shrewsbury’s most popular illuminated polar bears made an early appearance today in a bid to bring some extra sparkle during lockdown. The eight bears usually feature on the roof of Morris & Company’s Shrewsbury headquarters in December, much to the delight of local people. Every year these artic friends attract scores of positive comments online as they light up the skyline on the Welsh...
11 Nov 2020
An independent bookshop in Shrewsbury has turned to a digital solution this Christmas, as it steps up to compete with Amazon during the lockdown. Pengwern Books in Fish Street is one of over 200 independents signed up to a new online platform launched to help local small bookshops take on big online sellers. Bookshop.org UK launched in the UK on November 2 to help independents during the critical...
09 Nov 2020
People in Shrewsbury are being asked to share photographs of their favourite views for a competition. McCarthy and Stone, the leading manager and developer of retirement communities behind the Summerfield Place Retirement Living development in Shrewsbury, is looking to capture some of the architecture and culture that can be found around every corner of the city, so it can be enjoyed by its new...
15 Oct 2020
A security company has completed the letting of premises opposite Shrewsbury’s former Dana Prison. Connect Security Ltd plan to use the versatile office and storage building at Howard Street for administration purposes. The company provides a range of security services across Shropshire and the West Midlands. Extending in total to approximately 831 sq ft, the detached single-storey building...
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