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Nominations Sought for Mayor's Awards

Nominations are being sought for the 2011 Mayor of Shrewsbury's Awards.

The awards are returning following the success of the inaugural 2010 event which celebrated the achievements of organisations, groups, businesses and individuals in the town.

Nominations are open to anyone in Shrewsbury whose achievements have contributed to making the town a fantastic place to work, shop and visit.

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Market Trader Offers Reprieve for Tardy Gift Buyers

A Shrewsbury market trader will be offering forgetful partners a life-line by opening on Valentine's Day for those last minute gifts.

Lin's Flowers will be open for business on Monday 14 February, despite it being a usual closing day for Shrewsbury Market Hall, where the flower stall is based.

Lin Tisdale, who owns the business, said she would have a selection of blooms available, including fresh red roses, right up to, and including, February 14 so even last minute orders could be catered for.

Council's Facebook Page Surpasses Expectations

The number of people logging on to Shrewsbury Town Council's Facebook page - its first foray into the social networking world - has 'surpassed expectations,' say organisation bosses.

The Council launched its Facebook page in November last year and it already has almost 70 loyal followers, with even more people sharing news stories and links on a regular basis.

Members agreed to set up a council page on the site, which has more than 500 million users, in a bid to reach out to a wider audience.

Shrewsbury Market Hall is Highly Commended

Shoppers and traders at Shrewsbury's Indoor Market Hall are delighted after the retail venue was highly commended in a national competition.

The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) launched its annual Market of the Year awards in December and the results were announced at an awards ceremony in Birmingham on January 27. 

Shrewsbury's Indoor Market Hall entered into the category for Britain's Favourite Market award, for which 60 markets applied.

Status Quo to Rock Shrewsbury's Quarry

Nevermind 'Rocking All Over The World,' legendary performers, Status Quo, have confirmed a one-night only show at Shrewsbury's very own Quarry this summer.

The band will deliver their iconic brand of rock & roll on July 15.

With world-wide sales in excess of 118 million units and 22 Top-Ten, British hit singles the Quo celebrated their 45th anniversary in 2010 and still they maintain a hectic annual tour schedule, voted the hardest working band by PRS for the past two years.

Town Council Deeply Saddened by Loss of County Rail Link

The leader of Shrewsbury Town Council has expressed concern over the loss of Shrewsbury's only direct rail link to London.

Councillor Peter Nutting said Shrewsbury Town Council was "deeply saddened" by the ceasing of operations by rail company Wrexham & Shropshire - which ran its last service on Friday - less than three years after it launched in the county.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

A Shrewsbury jewellery maker who trades at the town's indoor Market Hall has expanded her business to include hair accessories.

The expansion follows hot-on-the-heels of a new name and website for Charlotte Anne Designs, which is rapidly becoming one of Shewsbury's most popular names in jewellery design.

In addition to handmade, bespoke jewellery the business, which is owned and run by Charlotte Jones, from Ford, now stocks a range of fashion hair accessories at bargain prices - but shoppers need to be quick as this is only a temporary offer.

Shrewsbury Town Council Sets its Budget

Shrewsbury Town Council has approved its budget for the 2011/12 Financial Year and has pledged to continue to provide value for money services for residents within the town.

Members set the budget at a meeting held on Monday [24/01/11].

At the time the Town Council was set up, in April 2009, the outgoing Borough and County Councils were keen to ensure that the Town Council could be established as a strong local council, able to provide the services the community expected from it and to be a strong advocate for its residents, community groups and businesses.

TV Chocolatier Links Up With Shrewsbury Country Market Stall

A Shropshire chocolatier has teamed up with one of Shrewsbury market's most popular names to sell her range of luxury confectionary.

Kerry Woodhouse, from Telford, has been trading on and off at the indoor Market Hall since she first tried her hand at creating homemade truffles in 2009.

Her luxury range of chocolates landed her an appearance on national television last month and since then orders have been flying in for the homemade treats.

Organiser's Hail Flying Santa Visit a Huge Success

Organisers have hailed a special Christmas event - which saw Santa arrive in Shrewsbury's Quarry with style, via a helicopter from the Defence Helicopter Flying School based at RAF Shawbury - a huge success.

Father Christmas visited Shrewsbury earlier than usual and stopped in for a flying visit on December 11.

He landed at 11.30am precisely and was greeted by the town's Mayor, Councillor Kath Owen, before being whisked off to the indoor Market Hall where dozens of children visited Santa in his grotto.