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Mobility Business Expands

A Shrewsbury business that specialises in products to improve quality of life and independence for people with mobility problems has celebrated its second anniversary trading at the town's Market Hall.

Mobility Homecare, run by Martin Maley, opened in November 2009 with a small stock of around 30 products.

Today the business is thriving, offering more than 150 different items, and has recently expanded taking on more floor space within the canopied section of the market.

Christmas Chorus at Shrewsbury Market Hall

A whole host of festive entertainment is in store for shoppers who visit Shrewsbury Market Hall this Christmas.

The venue's seasonal music programme continues on Wednesday [DEC 14] when audiences can experience the sounds of Two Flutes and Piano from 11am until 12pm and 1pm until 2pm.

Then in the evening the Mere Singers will be performing for late night shoppers from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

On December 17 the renowned Phoenix Singers will perform carols for all from 11am until 12pm.

Blooming Good Idea to Raise Funds for Charity

A Shrewsbury Councillor has come up with a blooming good idea to help raise funds for charity.

Former Mayor, Councillor Kath Owen, will be selling non-stop begonia corms, recycled from this year's summer planting display, in a bid to raise cash for the Severn Hospice.

The corms will be bagged up and sold in return for a donation to the hospice.

Santa Returns to Market Hall for Late Night Visit

Shrewsbury shoppers are invited to take advantage of an extra -special late night opening at the town's Market Hall.

The venue will be opening until 8pm on December 14 to give people a chance to stock up on all their Christmas essentials.

As well as an array of stalls to enthral, there will be festive entertainment from the Mere Singers who will be performing from 7pm until 8pm.

Earlier in the day shoppers can also experience the sounds of Two Flutes and Piano from 11am until 12pm and 1pm until 2pm.

Weekend Opening for Market Stall

A popular clothing stall specialising in male, teenage fashion at Shrewsbury Market Hall will now be open on Saturdays in the run up to Christmas.

All Time Dude, run by Louise Whitehead, launched at the end of July and combines a weekly market business with an online presence of the same name.

The market stall, which caters for 11-18 year olds, previously opened Fridays only.

Shrewsbury Shrews Creator Expands Business

A Shropshire business woman who produced the original 'Shrewsbury Shrews' has expanded her outlet at the town's Market Hall.

Sue Jones, from Whitchurch, launched Forget Me Not in April 2010.

Since then the business, which specialises in handmade gifts, keepsakes and wooden toys, has gone from strength to strength.

Forget Me Not then expanded its retail space in October, doubling in size, and now stocks a larger range than ever before with new items being added all the time.

Shropshire Landscape Scenes at Shrewsbury Market Hall

A collection of paintings featuring scenes of Shropshire landscapes is the latest to launch at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

The exhibition, Shropshire Landscape Paintings by Diane Murr, opened on Tuesday [29 NOV] at the Visual Art Network Gallery, on the upper level of the Market Hall, and runs until December 10.

The exhibition is the first for the Shropshire-born artist, who grew up on a farm near Cardington.

The collection of paintings reflects her experiences of this landscape.

Santa to Visit Shrewsbury Market Hall

Father Christmas will be dropping into Shrewsbury Market Hall later this month for two extra-special visits.

Santa will be making a list, and checking it twice, in readiness for two appearances on December 10 from 10am until 4pm and December 14 from 4pm until 8pm.

Boys and girls will be able to visit Santa in his grotto and will receive an extra special handmade gift, courtesy of Compost Kids.

A fee of £2 per child is payable upon entry with all proceeds going to Hope House.

Santa Sleigh Swap

Santa will be swapping his traditional sleigh for a less conventional means of transport this weekend.

The man in red will be arriving at the Square in Shrewsbury via a fire engine on Saturday [DEC 3], organised by former Mayor, Councillor Kath Owen.

Father Christmas will be arriving in the Square at approximately 12pm after travelling along Abbey Foregate and up Wyle Cop to the Square on a fire engine provided by Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Bulb Planting Brings Community Together

An area of Shrewsbury is set spring into colour next year after more than 2,000 bulbs were planted by volunteers earlier this month.

The project was led by Shrewsbury Town Councillor, Keith Roberts, and saw thousands of crocus, daffodil and hyacinth bulbs, provided by Shrewsbury in Bloom, planted in an area of Radbrook.

Councillor Roberts said: "It was great to see residents working together to improve the area for everybody. We planted about 2,000 bulbs which should produce a great display of colour in the spring."