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Shrewsbury gets a coffee buzz from a deposit-return cup scheme

Shrewsbury will be one of the first places in the UK to have a town-wide, deposit-return scheme for reusable takeaway cups to help cut waste and promote sustainability. The brightly coloured reusable ‘Shrewsbury Cup’ is designed to replace single-use paper cups and will cost just £1, which is refunded when customers return them to participating cafes.

Leading international expert on ancient oaks to give talk in Shrewsbury

A leading international expert on ancient trees will reveal the secrets and history of the oldest English oaks when he gives a talk in Shrewsbury. Aljos Farjon, the former scientific officer for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will give the talk, entitled ‘Ancient Oaks in the English Landscape’, on Tuesday March 12.

Video gamers battle through double marathon for charity

Committed video gamer Rob Walker from Shrewsbury attempts to complete two different types of marathon over the weekend to raise money for people with disabilities.

Bearilliant start to 2019 at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Cuddly, friendly bears have featured in numerous books for children since the ‘invention’ of the Teddy Bear in the early 1900s and many of these stories introduced us to beloved bear characters who became firm, childhood friends.

Darwins galore for Shrewsbury Parkrun

Visitors to Shrewsbury looked a little bemused at the sight of dozens of “Charles Darwins” running around the town’s Quarry Park.

British tennis star Laura Robson set to make return to action in Shrewsbury next week

British tennis star Laura Robson is set to make her competitive return to action in next week’s Budgen Motors World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament.

Longest-running independent gym celebrates 20 years

One of Shrewsbury’s longest-running independent gyms has reached its 20-year milestone.

Maia Lumsden excited to be returning to Shrewsbury for next week’s World Tennis Tour W60 tournament

Rising British star Maia Lumsden insists she is excited about returning to Shropshire next week to play in the Budgen Motors World Tennis Tour W60 Shrewsbury tournament.

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