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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.

Re-Launch to Showcase Jewellery

A popular Shrewsbury jewellery maker who trades at the town's indoor Market Hall has re-launched her business with a new name and website to showcase her range of handcrafted jewellery.

The Little Jewellery Corner, owned and run by Charlotte Jones, from Ford, will now be known as Charlotte Anne Designs.

Shoppers May Take Home More Than Bear Neccessities at Market Hall

Shoppers visiting Shrewsbury's indoor Market Hall this week may come home with more than just the bear necessities if they enter a festive competition to raise funds for charity.

The Market Hall, in conjunction with Shrewsbury Town Council which runs the canopied section of the shopping venue, is asking members of the public to make a £1 donation to this year's chosen Mayoral charity, the Severn Hospice, in exchange for a chance to guess the name of the teddy bear.

Raising Funds for Charity is a Piece of Cake

Shoppers who visit Shrewsbury's indoor Market Hall will be able to help decorate a giant Christmas cake in aid of Help for Heroes this week.

The six foot traditional fruit cake, which is being made by local baker Theresa Tauchie, will arrive at the venue on December 15.

The cake will be sectioned off into 64 portions and members of the public are invited to decorate a square using a range of tools on site, free of charge, which will include sugar stars, mini fudge chunks and jelly drops.

Santa's Flying Visit to Shrewsbury

Forget the sleigh, this year Santa arrives in Shrewsbury with style - via a helicopter from the Defence Helicopter Flying School based at RAF Shawbury.

Santa will visit the town earlier than usual, arriving for a flying visit on December 11.

Father Christmas will swap his flying reindeer for the helicopter for one day only and will land in the Quarry at approximately 11.30am where he will be met by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Kath Owen.

Next he will travel to the town's Market Hall via sleigh ride, thanks to Shrewsbury Lions Club.