War of words over extension plan’s threat to town cafe culture

Councillor hits out at Square changes

by Chris Burn

Claims that changes to Shrewsbury’s Square are needed to ensure businesses can keep trading there have been described as ‘utter nonsense’ by a Shropshire councillor.

Andrew Bannerman, who represents Quarry and Coton Hill, said he did not accept an argument put forward to alter Princess House.


Shropshire maps

One of the oldest known maps of Shrewsbury created by John Speed and dated 1611

A rare collection of maps of Shropshire – with some dating back to 1607 – is to go on display next month.

Noted map maker Simon Vernon will unveil the exhibition at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, near Bucknell, on […]

Darwin’s garden will open for anniversary

It was the garden in which a young Charles Darwin first contemplated the wonders of the natural world.

Now the owners of the garden on The Mount, Shrewsbury, have opened its gates to the public, offering a chance to see the place which inspired the young botanist.

Owners Sharon and John Leach will let visitors […]