Saint John’s student appointed to Shrewsbury DEIB Committee

SHREWSBURY – The newly-established Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee (DEIB) welcomed a student as a member Nov. 15. Four junior high school students who are all residents of Shrewsbury applied for a spot on the committee, including Yaa Amponsah, Shivam Goel, George Hanna and Laura Lee. During a...
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Amazon pays $26.7 million for properties in Grafton, Shrewsbury and Westborough

Amazon Data Services Inc. this month purchased properties in Grafton, Shrewsbury and Westborough for a total of $26.7 million from a Boston-based financial services company, according to the Worcester District Registry of Deeds. The company purchased a 1.8-acre property at 8 Centennial Drive in Grafton for $15.1 million from State Street Corp. The property includes a 153,193-square-foot building across the Shrewsbury town line, according to the Grafton Assessors Office. ...
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Proposed industrial building to go before Shrewsbury Planning Board

SHREWSBURY – The developers of a 134,000-square-foot industrial building will present their plans to the Planning Board on Dec. 1. The site, located at 440 Hartford Turnpike, spans 10.5 acres and is located at the corner of Stoney Hill Road and Hartford Turnpike. This site was originally permitted as part of a 40B project called The Pointe at Hills Farm.
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Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust recruits 25 new midwives

Twenty five newly qualified midwives have been recruited at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). Staffing levels were one of several issues highlighted as part of a major review into baby deaths at the trust. Despite the critical findings, Director of Midwifery Annemarie Lawrence said staff had not been...

People being asked to share their Shrewsbury views

Corporate / Economic growth / Partner organisations. What parts of the town centre make you say “this is Shrewsbury”? That’s the question being put to people as part of a project to create a design code for future development areas in the town. Shropshire Council, on behalf...

Peach Tree restaurant in Shrewsbury saved from closure

A well-known restaurant which stopped trading after 25 years will reopen after a new leaseholder was found. The Peach Tree, Shrewsbury, announced last week it was closing "with a very heavy heart" after suffering substantial losses through the year. The venue, which was name checked in a 2012 film based...

SIGNED | Louis Lloyd returns to Wrexham

Wrexham AFC are pleased to confirm the return of teenage attacker Louis Lloyd, who has signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season following a successful trial. Lloyd, 19, who played in the Club’s youth academy, has since played for Shrewsbury Town – making his professional debut in the EFL Trophy.
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Road closures confirmed ahead of Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square

Road closures have been announced for Shrewsbury's open air Christmas carol concert. Shrewsbury's annual Carols in the Square takes place on December 14, starting at 5.30pm. The town council is organising the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire. Music will be provided by Shrewsbury Brass Band,...
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National Christmas singalong launched in Shrewsbury to bring festive cheer again

A nationwide Christmas singalong which was launched in Shropshire will be back to spread festive joy once again. Doorstep Carols was started in Shrewsbury for Christmas in 2020, aimed at uniting people in during the Covid pandemic when people couldn't get together to sing together in crowds. The event, which...
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Roadshow hailed as bug success as tour ends at Shrewsbury Town FC

An aimed at helping to establish new strong business connections and share best practice has been declared a huge success. Shropshire’s ‘Business Growth Roadshow’ ended its tour of the county with a well-attended breakfast session in Shrewsbury this week. Shropshire Chamber of Commerce joined forces with the...
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Two years in and Steve Cotterill’s Shrewsbury on an upward curve

Steve Cotterill celebrated two years in charge at Shrewsbury Town at the weekend – but how can his tenure be assessed?. Two years in charge of a football club in the current climate is somewhat of a milestone in itself, with the shelf -ife of managers in the Football League.
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Carl Winchester: Shrewsbury can compete in League One despite injury crisis

Carl Winchester believes Shrewsbury still have the squad to compete in League One regardless of their current injury crisis. Town currently have five first-team players missing from the squad due to injury, and Winchester himself has only just returned from a calf problem that saw him come off after seven minutes of the FA Cup win over York City.
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Shrewsbury barber picks up prized British best of the year title

An award-winning barbershop in Shrewsbury is a cut above the rest after scooping another top award at a snip. Rhys Whitehouse, head of education at Hinces, has been named Pro-Barber World Series British Barber of the Year 2022, having previously been named Wahl British Barber of the Year 2021. These...

Shrewsbury police log, Dec. 2 edition

10:15 a.m. Seneca St. Well-being check. 12:31 p.m. Sherwood Ave. Medical call. 12:45 p.m. South Quinsigamond. Suspicious person/MV. 2:34 p.m. Boston Dr. Animal complaint. 2:39 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Dispute. 2:44 p.m. Grafton St. Assaults. 2:57 p.m. Hartford Tpke. Preserve the peace. 3:25 p.m. Hancock St. Medical call. 4:57 p.m. Boston...

Zofia T. Glazer, 91, formerly of Shrewsbury

– Zofia “Sonia” T. Glazer, 91, died in the early morning of Thursday, November 23, 2022 at Belmont Village Senior Living in West Lake Hills, Texas. Born in Vilna, Poland, she was the daughter of Wolf and Jetta (née Peterseil) Tarasiejski. Sonia had a full and varied...

Hereford's Beefy Boys tease fans with new restaurant announcement

HEREFORD'S Beefy Boys have shared a big announcement with burger fans this afternoon. In a video shared to their Facebook page, the Hereford-based team said they will be opening a third restaurant in 2023. The homegrown favourites have already opened a second restaurant in Shrewsbury after the runaway success of...

John McInerney, 85, of Worcester and Shrewsbury

– It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, and grandfather, John “Poppie” McInerney, 85, of Worcester and more recently of Shrewsbury, on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 in the comfort of his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was...
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Elliott Bennett loving life at Shrewsbury under Steve Cotterill

Elliott Bennett has heaped praise on Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill after the boss celebrated his second anniversary in charge at the club. Cotterill took over from Sam Ricketts in 2020, inheriting a squad struggling for form and low on confidence. The team was looking destined for a League One relegation...