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"22.10.2016 17:00:00" shropshirestar.com Rape, blackmail and sexual assault all offences linked to dating apps investigated by police in Shropshire Investigations have been launched into offences involving people using dating apps such as Tinder and Grindr.
"22.10.2016 16:00:55" shropshirestar.com Drunken man jumped on and kicked cars after being thrown out of Shrewsbury party “He began to jump on them and then kicking them."
"22.10.2016 15:00:00" shropshirestar.com Thieves steal Shropshire farm's pumpkins for second year Two pumpkins have been stolen from the driveway of Fordhall Farm.
"22.10.2016 14:00:01" shropshirestar.com The Great British High Street: Vote now for Bridgnorth to get top award Vote for Bridgnorth now.
"22.10.2016 13:00:00" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury Carphone Warehouse boss stole £5,000 from till Jak Wright, 25, took advantage of the retailer's payment system.
"22.10.2016 12:00:02" shropshirestar.com Telford A&E closure would be issue for whole of Shropshire, says council leader “I will do all I can to make our voice heard, it is not acceptable that we face losing vital health services in the borough.”
"22.10.2016 11:47:50" shropshirestar.com Heaven 17, Birmingham Town Hall - review The reputation of Penthouse and Pavement, the debut album from Sheffield group Heaven 17, has grown over the 35 years since it was first released. Here is our review of last night's gig.
"22.10.2016 10:51:18" shropshirestar.com Hunt underway for missing Shrewsbury boy Ben Webster not seen for three days A police search is underway for missing Shrewsbury teenager Ben Webster who has not been since since Thursday. Please share and help get young Ben found.
If you can help please call West Mercia Police on 101.
"22.10.2016 10:04:05" shropshirestar.com Shropshire netball official jailed for taking £50,000 of club funds during five years of fraud Court heard that had been facing debts and had both gambling and alcohol addictions.
"22.10.2016 09:25:23" shropshirestar.com Bad Company, Genting Arena, Birmingham - review They call it the Swan Song tour - whether a reference to former stablemates Led Zeppelin, or a hint that they might be considering hanging up their hats is not clear - but Bad Company served notice last night that after more than four decades they are Read our review of last night's gig.
"22.10.2016 08:41:27" shropshirestar.com Oswestry skatepark death: Rave boss avoids being sent to jail The operator of the skate park who held an illegal party at the premises where a man collapsed and later died, has been given a suspended prison sentence.
"22.10.2016 07:28:39" shropshirestar.com 200 tonnes of straw bales ablaze Fire crews have spent the night tackling the flames. Pictures and details here...
"21.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Whitchurch surgery patients win apology from health bosses “It has been a terrible mess from start to finish. I do not doubt for one second how traumatic this has been for patients."
"21.10.2016 19:08:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire hospitals adopt American methods on treatment A ground-breaking way of treating people with sepsis has made the leap across the Atlantic and is now being used in Shropshire's two main hospitals.
"21.10.2016 18:07:00" shropshirestar.com More pupils leave Telford primary schools overweight than national average
"21.10.2016 17:06:00" shropshirestar.com Inspectors praise three Shrewsbury care homes Three Shrewsbury care homes are celebrating after being rated as good by health inspectors.
"21.10.2016 16:05:01" shropshirestar.com Witness plea after vandals hit Market Drayton toilets again Further vandalism to public toilets in Market Drayton has left councillors fed up and “lost for words”. “I am actually lost for words on this one; even animals have more self-respect."
"21.10.2016 15:34:10" shropshirestar.com 'Go back to your country' - French train passenger racially abused on Shropshire service “A man who was banging on the window of the train at Craven Arms station boarded the service and immediately singled out a passenger."
"21.10.2016 15:25:52" shropshirestar.com Man killed in Newport crash named Barry James Thomas, 64, was killed in the crash yesterday.
"21.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com Family delight as ex-Shrewsbury mayor awarded BEM “I hadn't even told my husband Stephen, the letter had said not to tell anyone so when Katie rang to tell me that someone else who I knew had got an MBE I said 'well I got a BEM'. She thought I was joking at first and then asked what her dad thought of
"21.10.2016 14:03:01" Photos from Shropshire Star's post It's Friday nostalgia time - here are this week's pictures from the past http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/10/21/pictures-from-the-past-october-21/
"21.10.2016 13:57:47" shropshirestar.com Barn blaze at Shropshire farm investigated by police An investigation is underway after 700 bales of hay went up in flames in a barn at a farm near Shrewsbury.
"21.10.2016 13:47:19" shropshirestar.com www.shropshirestar.com Want to get your hands on free tickets to BBC Good Food Show at NECBirmingham? Find out how here:
"21.10.2016 13:02:01" shropshirestar.com Maternity service returning to Ludlow Hospital Ludlow's maternity service, which was suspended last week amid concerns over the structural condition of the building, will be back in full use by early November, health bosses have announced. It is planned that care for women giving birth and postnatal services will be available in the main hospital by early November.
"21.10.2016 11:31:41" shropshirestar.com Shropshire alert as huge hornets found in county Two “monster” hornets have been discovered in Shropshire in 24 hours, as warnings have been issued to be on the lookout for Asian insects invading the UK. Yikes!
"21.10.2016 10:37:00" shropshirestar.com Bell tolls for 214 of Shropshire's remaining phone boxes They have served towns and villages for decades – but now Shropshire's phone boxes could soon be sent to the scrapheap. “In addition to the advantages of having a working pay phone, many communities consider their phone box as a landmark and something they wish to preserve."
"21.10.2016 09:10:47" shropshirestar.com Woman taken to hospital after Telford crash A woman was taken to hospital with back pain following a two-car crash in Telford today.
"21.10.2016 07:46:19" shropshirestar.com Police investigations continue into Shropshire child abduction bids Police in Shropshire are investigating a number of lines of inquiry into two reports of attempted child abduction. We have liaised with local schools and parents and we want to reassure the wider community that there will be increased patrols in the area."
"21.10.2016 07:40:07" shropshirestar.com Business Brexit Survey The Shropshire Star is today taking a snapshot of the state of business in the county. Last chance to take part in our Shropshire Business Brexit Survey - closes at midday.
"21.10.2016 07:37:58" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury Flax Mill project backed – but woe for Dana Prison redevelopment Two multi-million pound Shrewsbury projects today face contrasting fortunes – as planning officers back the redevelopment of the town's Flax Mill but oppose plans for the Dana Prison. Experts are unhappy with proposals for The Dana because of worries about a lack of parking, the impact of traffic and because the plans represent “a cramped and over-intensive use of the site”.
"21.10.2016 07:34:46" shropshirestar.com Dr Hook, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury - review It was more than 30 years ago that Dr Hook held their farewell tour. See what we made of DR HOOK Starring Dennis Locorriere at Theatre Severn:
"21.10.2016 07:15:10" shropshirestar.com Olympic kickboxing dream for Telford's Jayden Windsor, 7 He's only seven but he's already a world champion . . . and today he's heading off to the European championships.
"21.10.2016 07:06:30" shropshirestar.com 13% rise in crime recorded by West Mercia Police Crime recorded by West Mercia Police has risen by 13 per cent in the past year, new figures reveal. West Mercia Police today defended its record, saying the figures show that its officers have got better at recording crime.
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"21.10.2016 06:15:47" shropshirestar.com Town council opposes housing plan for Shrewsbury's Copthorne Barracks A bid to build housing on Shrewsbury's former Copthorne Barracks site has attracted the opposition of a town council. “They accept the principle that it will be developed but they felt there were sufficient buildings on site that could be changed to have alternative use that would add to the character of the area and would reflect that it is a former barracks."
"20.10.2016 20:09:01" shropshirestar.com Ten flats lined up for unused Shrewsbury office space Ten new apartments could be built in unused office space in Shrewsbury town centre after previous plans for student accommodation were scrapped.
"20.10.2016 19:07:00" shropshirestar.com Under threat Shropshire post office wins six-month reprieve
"20.10.2016 17:06:00" shropshirestar.com Oarsome effort as Shropshire team set to row the Atlantic This intrepid group of 50 and 60-somethings are swapping the calm waters of the River Severn in Shropshire for the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
"20.10.2016 16:27:11" shropshirestar.com CCTV released after man forced to drive to cashpoint in Telford robbery Do you recognise this man?
"20.10.2016 16:05:00" shropshirestar.com Drive-through Starbucks plan for Telford site A drive-through cafe could open at a gateway into Telford town centre, creating 10 jobs.
"20.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com Muller gets go-ahead to expand Market Drayton butter plant Dairy giant Muller Wiseman has had plans to expand its Shropshire butter plant approved.
"20.10.2016 13:49:54" shropshirestar.com Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin council leaders in joint call on A&E Rival politicians today joined forces to demand Shropshire's A&E units remain open throughout the winter.
"20.10.2016 13:14:18" shropshirestar.com Bad Company, Bear Grylls, Jimmy Osmond and more: What's on this weekend in Shropshire With theatre shows, tribute acts, arena tours and more - there's plenty to do this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire for you and your family. From Bear Grylls, to Bad Company, Jimmy Osmond and more - there's loads to entertain you and your loved ones this weekend.
"20.10.2016 12:58:22" shropshirestar.com Bridgnorth mayor tells of personal tragedy behind her charity appeal Bridgnorth's mayor today told of the driving force behind her ambition to raise cash for charity in her year in office – the tragic death of her son when he was just a toddler. "When elected Mayor of Bridgnorth, I asked Mewen's brother to choose an official charity. Without hesitation he chose the Brain Tumour Charity."
"20.10.2016 12:48:51" shropshirestar.com Festive fun planned for Telford's Christmas lights switch-on - but no star guest on bill Celebrity guests have been axed from Telford's Christmas lights switch-on this year, with a whole day of events being held instead. Peter Andre did the honours last year, while panto stars and Telford Tigers players have previously thrown the switch.
"20.10.2016 12:36:41" shropshirestar.com Woman tries to sell prescribed morphine on social media A woman who tried to sell her prescribed morphine on social media has been cautioned by police in Shrewsbury.
"20.10.2016 11:55:04" shropshirestar.com Billy Talent, Young Guns, Say Yes, O2 Institute, Birmingham - review A deafening quiet surrounded Billy Talent after the release of Dead Silence in 2012, but the punk-rockers are back with an audible bang - toting brand new album Afraid of Heights and a surprise visit to the UK to celebrate. See what we thought of Billy Talent's show at the O2 Institute Birmingham last night - as well as the sets from support acts Young Guns and Say Yes.
"20.10.2016 11:04:03" shropshirestar.com 100 days in: Headmistress Theresa May is firmly in charge Prime Minister Theresa May has been in Number 10 for 100 days. Toby Neal marks her card.
"20.10.2016 10:56:15" shropshirestar.com Broadband cabinet fire caused by . . . snails
"20.10.2016 10:36:10" shropshirestar.com Poll: Should church laws he changed so small parishes don't have to hold services on Sundays? Rural churches with shrinking congregations may no longer be obliged to hold weekly Sunday services as the Church of England is considering scrapping the legal requirement. Follow the link to vote in today's poll . . .
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"20.10.2016 09:56:51" shropshirestar.com Jack's a Belieber! Whitchurch dancer to perform with Justin Bieber A budding street dancer fromWhitchurch will tonight enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime – by performing live on stage with pop superstar Justin Bieber. Jack Price will perform on stage in Manchester tonight.
"20.10.2016 09:40:44" shropshirestar.com Official launch for £2 easyBus service to Manchester Airport from Shropshire Shropshire's new easyBus service was offically launched today, with passengers from Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry set to travel to Manchester Airport for as little as £2.
"20.10.2016 09:24:57" shropshirestar.com Shropshire horror clown craze is just no joke - watch the video to find out why This Joker may think he is just clowning around – but Shropshire police today warned he is likely to find himself behind bars for his antics. Great video with this . . .
"20.10.2016 07:48:10" shropshirestar.com Mother and son died in A49 lorry crash horror near Shrewsbury A mother and son died after their car drifted into the path of an oncoming HGV near Shrewsbury, an inquest heard.
"20.10.2016 07:38:33" shropshirestar.com Two injured in crash on A41 at Newport Two people have been injured in a crash on the A41 at Newport this morning which left the road blocked. Police are urging motorists to avoid the area.
"20.10.2016 07:33:58" shropshirestar.com Bomb case link to Shrewsbury man's suicide A Shrewsbury man who was on bail for conspiring to murder a police officer in Northern Ireland committed suicide, an inquest ruled. Stuart Downes had been on bail in connection with an incident in north Belfast in May 2013 when two pipe bombs were thrown at a police car.
"20.10.2016 07:28:07" shropshirestar.com Hooligans fought running battles after AFC Telford match Three teenagers have admitted their part in running battles that took place after an AFC Telford game between rival sets of supporters.
"20.10.2016 07:11:55" shropshirestar.com Student died when his car 'drifted into the path of lorry' on A41 near Newport A student died from multiple injuries after his car was involved in a crash on the A41 in Shropshire.
"19.10.2016 20:09:01" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury' Suzanne Evans is one bookie's favourite for Ukip crown – but will she stand? Ukip's Suzanne Evans has not decided if she will stand for the leadership of the party, despite being installed as one bookie's favourite for the position.
"19.10.2016 19:08:00" shropshirestar.com Jailed: Mid Wales fraudster duped elderly women out of £100,000 with his 'glib' lies A Mid Wales fraudster with a 'glib tongue' who conned elderly women out of nearly £100,000 by placing adverts in a high society magazine has been jailed for four years and nine months.
"19.10.2016 18:07:00" shropshirestar.com Fears that Shropshire A49 safety work will not happen Fears have been raised that work to improve safety on the A49 in Shropshire will never take place.
"19.10.2016 17:59:39" shropshirestar.com Man, 73, dies after crash on A5 near Llangollen An elderly man has died in hospital following a three-vehicle crash on a stretch of the A5 near Llangollen.
"19.10.2016 17:06:00" shropshirestar.com Unlucky break won't stop Shropshire runner's marathon ambition He might have broken his leg, but Shropshire runner Lewis Welch is gearing up for the run of a lifetime.
"19.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com Pressure off for Shropshire space pioneer Per Lindstrand in latest Mars landing British scientists will face "six minutes of terror" today as the Schiaparelli space probe plunges to the surface of Mars after a seven-month journey - but the pressure is off this time for Shropshire's own space pioneer Per Lindstrand.
"19.10.2016 14:05:00" shropshirestar.com Fresh move to halt Shrewsbury chuggers A new scheme has been launched in a bid to prevent Pride Hill in Shrewsbury from becoming a “slalom of chuggers”.
"19.10.2016 11:43:45" shropshirestar.com Police appeal over teenager missing from Shrewsbury for over a week Know where he is? Please call police on 101.
"19.10.2016 10:53:58" shropshirestar.com You've got to hand it to Deborah: Shropshire beautician's digits are protected for £15 million Deborah Mitchell must wear gloves to carry out basic everyday tasks, such as gardening and handling heated kitchen equipment. She also has to be careful when walking her dogs and is mindful of getting paper cuts, using a letter opener on envelopes – while
"19.10.2016 10:35:11" shropshirestar.com MP Lucy Allan going to town in defence of Telford Telford's MP has hit back at claims the town is one of the worst places to live in the UK. “There's space, clean air, fantastic award-winning park, easy to get around, volunteers who give so much, value for money housing, thriving businesses, friendly people, great restaurants, fab leisure facilities, safe and of course friendly people.”
"19.10.2016 10:19:00" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"19.10.2016 09:41:10" shropshirestar.com Warning to parents after second attempted child abduction report in a week
"19.10.2016 09:32:27" shropshirestar.com My grief brought on breast cancer, says Telford mum Julia Telford mother of two Julia Allinson contracted breast cancer just months after losing her husband. Today she spoke of the impact of being diagnosed – and revealed that the two events may have been linked. A story both sad and inspirational.
"19.10.2016 09:15:45" shropshirestar.com Towns to be turned into winter wonderlands for Christmas lights switch-ons It may only be October – but organisers are already preparing to deck two towns with tinsel and lights for this year's Christmas lights switch-ons. One switch-on event is set to feature live music, fire eaters, magic acts and a circus workshop.
"19.10.2016 09:08:08" shropshirestar.com Shropshire jobless figure rises for third consecutive month
"19.10.2016 08:29:01" shropshirestar.com Four hotels given special praise by top tourist guide Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain's best places to stay. A total of 16 hotels in Shropshire and five in Mid Wales made it into this year's Good Hotel Guide.
"19.10.2016 08:23:35" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury restaurant closes down A Shrewsbury town centre restaurant has shut up shop and is now up for rent.
"19.10.2016 08:07:41" shropshirestar.com 'Stay away if you have norovirus' plea from Shropshire hospitals “If you are unsure whether to visit, please feel free to contact the ward nurse before you come into hospital.”
"19.10.2016 07:54:08" shropshirestar.com Jailed: Serial burglar raided Telford home of woman, 64 A Telford man who broke into the home of a pensioner in broad daylight and stole hundreds of pounds she was saving for a dream holiday to Canada has been jailed.
"19.10.2016 07:35:27" shropshirestar.com A&E department 'could close at night' at one Shropshire hospital One of Shropshire's two A&E departments may close at night unless support is secured from another hospital, health bosses have warned. A meeting of Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Council's joint health overview and scrutiny committee heard that without the support of another, unnamed hospital, one department could close at 10pm, seven-days-a-week.
"19.10.2016 07:29:13" shropshirestar.com Shropshire jobs at threat as Travis Perkins to close branches Builders' merchants Travis Perkins says it is to close 30 branches, affecting 600 jobs, after warning over "uncertain" trading. At present, the locations of the job losses are not known. The chain has branches across Shropshire, including at Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Oakengates, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch, plus just over the county borders in
"19.10.2016 07:07:30" shropshirestar.com Oswestry paedophile caught after uploading child sex image to American porn site An Oswestry man came to the attention of the US authorities when he uploaded an indecent image of a child onto an American porn website, a court heard. US police chiefs passed on the details to the National Crime Agency in the UK and officers raided the home of John Smith, 34, to find more than 130,000 indecent images of children on his computer.
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"18.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Replacement Shropshire care home could create 30 new jobs A replacement care home could be built in Shropshire, helping to safeguard more than 60 jobs and create another 30 roles, under new plans.
"18.10.2016 19:08:00" shropshirestar.com Marina, pub and shops plan for Market Drayton canalside A marina, pub and shops could be built as part of a major canal-side development in Market Drayton.
"18.10.2016 17:06:01" shropshirestar.com Fears over Ludlow Hospital future after maternity unit shut The abrupt closure of a Ludlow Hospital 's maternity unit due to building safety concerns has reignited fears over the future of the site.
"18.10.2016 16:05:01" shropshirestar.com Overnight roadworks to create disruption on A49 in Shropshire Disruption on one the Shropshire's major roads is set to continue as overnight work takes place.
"18.10.2016 13:20:16" shropshirestar.com Star comment: A terrible injustice to region Studies that cast Telford, Shropshire and Powys as undesirable do our region a great injustice. "Far from being one of the least desirable destinations in the UK, our region is one of the foremost. It has a relatively low population density, most areas have low levels of crime, there is good community cohesion and there are high levels of attainment
"18.10.2016 12:54:46" shropshirestar.com Car on fire at Telford Town Centre car park
"18.10.2016 12:03:35" shropshirestar.com Walking Dead artist - from Shropshire - named UK's new Comics Laureate One of the artists behind The Walking Dead graphic novels has been named the UK's new Comics Laureate. The Walking Dead (comic book) artist Charlie Adlard, from Shrewsbury, was given the accolade at the international The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Cumbria.
"18.10.2016 12:00:24" shropshirestar.com Wellington Market stallholders up in arms over 'no loading' error Stall holders at Wellington Market were up in arms when a 'no loading' sign appeared outside in error. “We have arranged for the contractor to attend again today and put this right."
"18.10.2016 11:52:21" shropshirestar.com Horse's tail cut off and nailed to gate
"18.10.2016 11:01:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Council link-up will provide cheap energy for consumers Shropshire Council will be offering residents cheap energy prices, and looking to make extra income at the same time. “The model put forward by SSE offers a discount to residents from a well-known and established brand, and will generate income for the council."
"18.10.2016 10:22:52" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"18.10.2016 10:10:40" shropshirestar.com Man on fire: Shropshire stuntman aims to blaze a trail with world record Stuntman Justin Pearson is seeking to write his name into the record books by setting himself on fire in a dangerous red-hot challenge in Shropshire. Salopian Justin, 44, who has worked on movie franchises such as Star Wars, James Bond 007, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean, will attempt to break the world record for the longest distance covered on foot, while on fire.
"18.10.2016 10:03:11" shropshirestar.com Future's bright as Telford and Shrewsbury shopping centres buck national trend Shropshire's shopping centres are bucking a national trend of declining footfall, managers claimed today. “We are anticipating huge growth in Telford over the next 12 to 18 months. Shoppers will see huge changes in the skyline and also the shops on offer.”
"18.10.2016 10:02:53" shropshirestar.com Justin Bieber fans furious after star 'mimed' during Birmingham show - and told fans to stop 'abhorrent' screaming Furious Justin Bieber fans have taken to social media after the star is believed to have mimed during his Birmingham show last night. Did you see Justin Bieber at the Barclaycard Arena last night?
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"18.10.2016 09:56:54" shropshirestar.com Help for Telford child sex abuse victims improving, says charity boss The boss of a charity offering counselling to sexual trauma victims has claimed the fight against child sex exploitation in Telford is improving. "We do believe that since the extent of child exploitation in Telford was identified, a great deal of work has taken place to strengthen processes for protecting young people by the police."
"18.10.2016 09:44:20" shropshirestar.com Motorcyclist suffers multiple serious injuries in crash with tractor on A49 in Shropshire A motorcyclist was anaesthetised before being taken to a major trauma centre with multiple serious injuries after crashing with a tractor on the A49 in Shropshire.
"18.10.2016 09:37:02" shropshirestar.com Bridgnorth High Street named as one of best in UK The town has been shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.
"18.10.2016 09:24:43" shropshirestar.com Poll: Are you in favour of zoos? Sir David Attenborough has spoken out following the escape of a silverback gorilla from its enclosure at London Zoo - urging visitors to be more respectful and zoos to "bear in mind the sensitivity" of the animals. Follow the link to vote in today's poll.
"18.10.2016 09:23:13" shropshirestar.com Business Brexit Survey The Shropshire Star is today taking a snapshot of the state of business in the county. Running until Friday - have your say.
"18.10.2016 09:16:47" shropshirestar.com Man on fire: Shropshire stuntman aims to blaze a trail with world record Flamin' heck.
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"18.10.2016 08:15:28" shropshirestar.com Justin Bieber, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - review with pictures Bieber fever has taken hold in Birmingham where last night and tonight some 30,000 fans of the 22-year-old pop megastar will have been filling the city centre arena. See what we thought of Justin Bieber's performance at the Barclaycard Arena last night here:
"18.10.2016 08:15:18" shropshirestar.com Telford 'good for business but not life' says report It's a great place to do business, but a rotten place to live – that is the verdict given on Telford today by an international think-tank. The 'experts' have had their say. What do YOU think?
"18.10.2016 07:48:17" shropshirestar.com Fears over Ludlow Hospital future after maternity unit shut The abrupt closure of a Ludlow Hospital 's maternity unit due to building safety concerns has reignited fears over the future of the site. “If there are fewer services at Ludlow Hospital, there is every danger that it will close,”
"18.10.2016 07:42:45" shropshirestar.com Drivers to face weeks of delays in Shrewsbury roundabout redesign Meole Brace roundabout will be dug up as part of a project starting at the end of the month. The roadworks will not end until early next year.
"18.10.2016 07:35:13" shropshirestar.com Jailed: Telford high-speed chase driver had more than £20,000 of cocaine in car The pursuit only stopped when Stuart White crashed into a police car.
"18.10.2016 07:14:15" shropshirestar.com Anger as drivers park on double yellow lines and pavements in Shifnal street The paint on the double yellow lines has barely dried – and the drivers of these cars in Shifnal are happily ignoring them. “One guy even threatened to drive his tractor over our front garden a few months back after he had parked it overnight on double yellows."
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"17.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Craftsmen in tune to produce cello for Oswestry musician When the sounds of the strings section fill the air at a classical concert the last thing on the minds of the audience is how the instruments are made. Watch out video . . .
"17.10.2016 19:18:09" shropshirestar.com FA Cup: Shrewsbury Town drawn at home to Barnet Shrewsbury Town have been drawn at home to League Two side Barnet in the FA Cup first round. Manager-less Salop will be hoping for a repeat of their run to the fifth round last year when they knocked out Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday before losing to Manchester United.
"17.10.2016 19:08:00" shropshirestar.com Gas pipe turns into a giant blow torch in Shropshire garden A temporary gas pipe turned into a giant blow torch when it melted from the heat of a brazier in a Shropshire back garden.
"17.10.2016 18:07:00" shropshirestar.com Handyman who assaulted partner and pushed over pensioner avoids jail A handyman who assaulted his partner during a row before pushing over her 83-year-old neighbour who had tried to intervene, has avoided going to prison.
"17.10.2016 17:06:01" shropshirestar.com Plan for 171 new homes in Wellington 'may make traffic worse' Residents living in Wellington say a proposed development could make existing traffic problems around the area worse.
"17.10.2016 16:05:00" shropshirestar.com 19 dogs are stolen in just five months in Shropshire Almost 20 dogs have been stolen in Shropshire in the last five months, figures released today reveal.
"17.10.2016 15:21:05" shropshirestar.com Craftsmen in tune to produce cello for Oswestry musician When the sounds of the strings section fill the air at a classical concert the last thing on the minds of the audience is how the instruments are made. In an art gallery in Shropshire, not one but four craftsmen and women have spent the week creating a hand built instrument together.
"17.10.2016 14:41:05" shropshirestar.com Woman suffers cut to head in attempted robbery
"17.10.2016 14:01:55" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Energize Awards 2016 - meet the finalists
"17.10.2016 13:21:00" shropshirestar.com Alton Towers opens new rollercoaster restaurant - take a look inside with this video The UK's first rollercoaster restaurant has opened at Alton Towers - and out video gives readers the chance to take a sneak peek inside. Fast food with a difference!
Check out Alton Towers' new rollercoaster restaurant here:
"17.10.2016 13:02:08" shropshirestar.com Privacy fears as West Mercia Police use new 'Stingray' spy technology Controversial “stingray” devices that intercept mobile phone calls, text messages and data are being used by four Midlands police forces including West Mercia, documents suggest. “It is absolutely appropriate that the police can make use of this technology in order to keep people safe.”
"17.10.2016 12:40:01" shropshirestar.com Severn Valley Railway announces major 2017 events The Severn Valley Railway has announced dates for some of its major events in 2017. Check out the latest selection of events announced for Severn Valley Railway.
"17.10.2016 12:13:45" shropshirestar.com Dates announced for Misteltoe Festival Dates have been announced for a festival to celebrate a town's links with mistletoe. This year's festival promises 'an artistic mix of professional, nationally acclaimed storytellers, poets, musicians, visual artists and street entertainers.'
"17.10.2016 12:05:25" shropshirestar.com TV's Bargain Hunt films at Shropshire auction house They scoured an antiques fair in the region – and this weekend the team from TV's Bargain Hunt descended on a Shropshire auction house to sell their wares. See what happened when the crew from Bargain Hunt visited Shropshire.
"17.10.2016 11:28:40" shropshirestar.com Car crashes onto its roof near Much Wenlock A car left the road and rolled over, landing on its roof, near Much Wenlock today.
"17.10.2016 10:51:27" shropshirestar.com Shropshire under-10s accused of committing 230 crimes More than 200 children under the age of 10 have been accused of crimes in Shropshire over the past three years, according to new figures released today. Investigations into assaults, rape, kidnap, burglary and criminal damage among others.
"17.10.2016 10:48:45" shropshirestar.com Revealed: Cash-hit councils keep on cutting but have millions in the bank Cash-strapped councils still have millions of pounds in the bank given to them by developers for projects to improve communities. Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys councils are all currently making deep cuts in services but have more than £20 million in payments from developers left unspent, according to new figures revealed today.
"17.10.2016 10:34:18" shropshirestar.com Food review: The Fox, Chetwynd Aston A warm welcome in a traditional country pub is just what you need for a meal out. Andy Richardson heads to a place steeped in history... See what we made of The Fox at Chetwynd Aston here:
"17.10.2016 09:53:10" shropshirestar.com TV's Bargain Hunt films at Shropshire auction house They scoured an antiques fair in the region – and this weekend the team from TV's Bargain Hunt descended on a Shropshire auction house to sell their wares. Presenter Anita Manning along with a film crew, were at Trevanion and Dean Auctioneers and Valuers on Saturday
"17.10.2016 08:32:44" shropshirestar.com Woman taken to hospital after Telford crash causes rush hour delays A woman was taken to hospital following a three-car collision on a busy Telford road, causing rush-hour delays this morning. Caught up Telford road delays this morning? Here's why.
"17.10.2016 08:27:14" shropshirestar.com Business Brexit Survey The Shropshire Star is today taking a snapshot of the state of business in the county. Calling all Shropshire and Mid Wales businesses - follow the link to take part in our survey to gauge the impact of the Brexit vote.
"17.10.2016 08:22:28" shropshirestar.com Woman taken to hospital after car rolls over into field near Oswestry. A woman was taken to hospital this morning after her car rolled over and ended up in a field near Oswestry.
"17.10.2016 07:53:14" shropshirestar.com Shropshire horror crash victim in road safety plea A Shropshire man who was injured in a fatal crash says life is more important than money after it emerged funds might not be available for speed cameras at the spot where the accident happened. “Money would be better spent on saving lives than on flowers or making the village look pretty, which is what the council seems to spend most of its money on.”
"17.10.2016 07:45:53" shropshirestar.com Cyclists rescue three people from stranded car on Shropshire border Cyclists came to the rescue of three people who were left trapped in their car when it stalled at a ford on the Shropshire border. “Because the car stopped water flowing across the ford, it was rising around the car and was coming inside, up to their knees."
"17.10.2016 07:15:50" shropshirestar.com Oswestry Co-op workers threatened at knifepoint Two shop assistants were threatened at knifepoint at a Co-op store in Oswestry. The workers were left "very shaken".
"16.10.2016 15:00:01" shropshirestar.com County council challenged over allowances 'gravy train' Shropshire Council is being challenged over the special allowances it awards some councillors – by one of its own members. “This is not only immoral, it may also, according to the Government, be illegal," according to Duncan Kerr.
"16.10.2016 14:30:00" shropshirestar.com Cheryl James's parents welcome news of second inquest for another Deepcut soldier "Only when we can get a full public inquiry will we be able to uncover what really happened at Deepcut."
"16.10.2016 14:05:22" shropshirestar.com Relatives of much-loved young Shropshire man Guy 'overwhelmed' by people's support “Guy was a big character, known and loved by everyone – and we always knew that but more so than ever now."
"16.10.2016 10:33:57" shropshirestar.com Man escapes from overturned car on rainy M54 Be careful on the roads people.
"16.10.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Pete Cashmore: It's a very mad world! Trump, the Apocalypse & crass costumes
Normally, I wouldn't touch global politics in this column. When it comes to matters of international policy and diplomacy, I'm every bit as clueless as. . .well, foreign
"16.10.2016 09:55:16" shropshirestar.com 1,000 tonnes of hay burn in three fires near Shrewsbury Pictured is one of three fires started near each other this morning.
"16.10.2016 09:30:01" shropshirestar.com Yellow lines scheme will kill my pub: Telford landlady A Telford landlady has spoken out against plans for yellow no-parking lines, claiming they will “kill” her pub. “I sympathise with local residents, but my pub is hundreds of years old. They chose to live next to a pub."
"16.10.2016 09:00:01" Timeline Photos Andy Richardson: Big performers giving us a reality check
There was a knock on the door. It was Roy 'Chubby' Brown. I'm not making this up.
"15.10.2016 17:30:01" shropshirestar.com Call to abandon redeveopment of Shrewsbury's Dana prison over 'parking problems' Do you agree?
"15.10.2016 16:45:00" shropshirestar.com Aston Martin signs up Shropshire company for DB11 A Shropshire manufacturer will be working on Aston Martin's best motor yet.
"15.10.2016 16:00:02" shropshirestar.com WATCH: Amazing sight as 500 red kites swoop on Mid Wales feeding station Stunning.
"15.10.2016 15:28:20" shropshirestar.com Shropshire roads spending cut by £2 million There'll be less work fixing the county's roads as a result. Will this lead to more potholes?
"15.10.2016 12:45:03" shropshirestar.com Emergency teams rush to respond to Ironbridge Gorge 'catastrophe' Thankfully it's only an exercise. A collapsed gorge, trapped cars and missing casualties.
"15.10.2016 10:55:14" shropshirestar.com Find out where the 14 food outlets with zero hygiene ratings in Powys are See the full list here. Inspections are more stringent in Wales than in Shropshire.
Find out where has the lowest rating here.
"15.10.2016 09:54:08" shropshirestar.com Witness appeal as teenage girl remains in hospital after car overturns in A5 lorry crash Did you see this crash on Thursday?
"15.10.2016 07:47:29" shropshirestar.com Revealed: 10 Telford food outlets that have ZERO hygiene ratings See the full list here These 10 Telford businesses have the lowest possible hygiene score.
"14.10.2016 18:00:02" shropshirestar.com Letter: Immigrants have helped nation – but we must have more control If a small business makes an annual profit of £20,000 and is owned by two equal partners, each partner will receive £10,000.
"14.10.2016 17:46:20" shropshirestar.com Revealed: How a Spitfire from RAF Cosford Air Show nearly crashed over Wolverhampton The light aircraft never saw the Spitfire coming.
"14.10.2016 17:00:02" shropshirestar.com Star comment: Love it or hate it, we got Brexit This was one scare story that was never aired during the referendum campaign. Why were we not told that Marmite was under threat?
"14.10.2016 16:00:07" shropshirestar.com The Milky Way over Shropshire: County photographer captures stunning image What a superb image this is.
We'd love to see your starry pictures too.
"14.10.2016 15:14:53" shropshirestar.com Pair arrested after Shrewsbury drugs find A driver was given a caution for possession of a controlled drug after his car was stopped in Shrewsbury today.
"14.10.2016 15:00:05" shropshirestar.com Muller's sales see £60 million fall The Market Drayton yoghurt maker reported revenue of £1.34 billion last year, a fall from nearly £1.4bn the year before.
"14.10.2016 14:25:39" shropshirestar.com Elderly man fighting for his life after three-vehicle crash on A5 An elderly man was today fighting for his life following a three-vehicle crash on a stretch of the A5 near Llangollen.
"14.10.2016 14:00:09" shropshirestar.com Bosses say charges at two main Shropshire hospitals among cheapest in UK People are able to park for up to 30 minutes without charge and pay £3.50 for five hours or more.
"14.10.2016 13:24:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire parents warned after reports of attempted abduction Parents have been warned not to let their children walk to and from school alone.
"14.10.2016 13:00:04" shropshirestar.com Terrified teenager tells of knifepoint petrol station raid shock “I had to comply, because he was holding a knife to me. All I could think about was doing what he wanted."
"14.10.2016 12:32:59" shropshirestar.com All births moved to Princess Royal Hospital for two weeks due to 'essential' works at Shrewsbury Due to give birth at Shrewsbury in the next two weeks?
Some very important news here.
"14.10.2016 12:00:08" shropshirestar.com Telford Town Park robber jailed for attacking pair with 'bat or bar' and stealing their bikes “In the course of that robbery one was punched, one was pushed to the floor and then hit. At one point there was also production of a blade."
"14.10.2016 11:08:52" shropshirestar.com 'This might be the last Christmas I am able to see' "Sometimes I lie awake at night because I am too scared to go to sleep in case I wake up and can't see any more.”
"14.10.2016 10:17:51" shropshirestar.com Woman admits bringing drugs into Shropshire's Stoke Heath prison The mother-of-two has admitted taking Class B drugs and two mobile phones into Shropshire's only jail, where her partner was a prisoner.
"14.10.2016 10:11:15" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"14.10.2016 09:42:52" shropshirestar.com Speed officer's van has tyres slashed by vandals Someone was unhappy with the speed checks.
Call West Mercia Police on 101 if you have any information.
"14.10.2016 09:13:57" shropshirestar.com Motorcyclist took drugs before crashing into pick-up truck and cattle trailer "As the defendant was turning left he fell from the bike and collided with the Toyota's trailer.
“The defendant was trapped and was treated by an off-duty paramedic."
"14.10.2016 08:50:34" shropshirestar.com Little Mix announce show at Birmingham's Genting Arena Hit girl band Little Mix are set to appear at Birmingham's Genting Arena on November 18. One sip of their secret potion and you'll fall in love - See Little Mix this November at the Genting Arena
"14.10.2016 08:26:30" shropshirestar.com First acts confirmed for Free Radio Live at Birmingham's Genting Arena Free Radio have announced the first acts for Free Radio Live 2016 which will appear at Birmingham's Genting Arena on November 26. Are you excited for Free Radio Live?
"14.10.2016 08:00:06" expressandstar.com Kings of Leon to play Birmingham American rock band Kings of Leon is to play the Genting Arena at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre on a tour in the new year. American rock band Kings Of Leon are heading to the Genting Arena!
"14.10.2016 07:50:09" Photos from Shropshire Star's post http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/10/14/new-7-million-footbridge-in-telford-gets-council-backing-with-construction-to-start-in-2017/
Construction on this new £7 million footbridge to Telford Railway Station will start in 2017.
What do you think of
"14.10.2016 07:40:40" shropshirestar.com Wedding showcase set for Shropshire hall For a picture-perfect wedding day in Shropshire's stunning countryside, look no further than Delbury Hall. Plan your perfect day at Delbury Hall
"14.10.2016 07:09:52" shropshirestar.com Man rescued after Shrewsbury kitchen fire Firefighters had to enter the smoke filled house to reach the man, who was on the first floor.
"14.10.2016 06:28:03" shropshirestar.com Horror clown craze: Masks and outfits seized in Shropshire as one arrested The bizarre fad has left police dealing with a wave of incidents.
West Mercia Police are warning that jokers or criminals using the costumes to deliberately scare people will face arrest.
"14.10.2016 06:11:03" shropshirestar.com Arsonists set Telford woman's Audi on fire the day after she bought it “Why people are doing this, I don't know. I don't think our property is safe."
Call West Mercia Police on 101 if you have any information.
"13.10.2016 19:02:13" shropshirestar.com Star comment: Control of healthcare is essential All hope that the important decisions regarding the future shape of health care in Shropshire will be arrived at consensually by Salopians is fast disappearing out of the window.
"13.10.2016 18:00:07" shropshirestar.com Letter: Unity rather than division needed in A&E fight I think that T&W's response to the decision to locate acute services to the RSH illustrates the weakness of their strategy in dealing with Future Fit.
"13.10.2016 16:23:46" shropshirestar.com Girl, 14, taken to hospital after car overturns in crash with lorry on A5
"13.10.2016 15:36:22" shropshirestar.com Fancy taking part in the Britain's Got Talent auditions in Telford?
"13.10.2016 15:30:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire harvest hit by wet weather in spring Wet weather in the spring has left farmers nursing low yields this harvest time, figures from the NFU have revealed.
"13.10.2016 14:47:19" shropshirestar.com Fancy taking part in the Britain's Got Talent auditions in Telford?
"13.10.2016 14:30:00" shropshirestar.com Lib Dems in Shrewsbury Quarry pool rethink call A council decision over the future of Shrewsbury's swimming pool could be reviewed by councillors at a scrutiny meeting.
"13.10.2016 13:30:38" shropshirestar.com Maggie Philbin in Telford: Former Swap Shop star swaps TV for helping teens “This is the best thing I've ever done.
“Even better than Swap Shop.”
"13.10.2016 13:00:01" shropshirestar.com 70 parking tickets handed out in Newport in just 14 hours “There is no getting away from the fact this last week that parking has been a major issue."
"13.10.2016 12:07:54" shropshirestar.com Police looking into reported sightings of clowns in Shrewsbury "Any people dressed up as clowns intimidating people need to be reported to us and we will arrest them for a public order offence or similar."
"13.10.2016 10:44:43" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"13.10.2016 10:35:56" shropshirestar.com 'It's nice to be back home' - butcher thankful after horror motorbike smash After a heart attack, breaking every rib apart from one, and a spinal injury, he is finally settling in at home.
"13.10.2016 10:01:13" shropshirestar.com Man arrested after hoax 999 call to Shropshire fire service A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a hoax call saying a neighbour's house was on fire.
"13.10.2016 09:51:25" shropshirestar.com Olympic fireworks firm in Shrewsbury display A Shrewsbury fireworks display will be provided by the same company behind the stunning displays at the Olympic Games and London's new year celebrations. Organisers of the West Mid Showground Firework and Bonfire Spectacular say next month's event promises to be bigger and better than last year's show.
"13.10.2016 09:42:29" shropshirestar.com Staff threatened at Telford retail park If you can help West Mercia Police then call 101.
"13.10.2016 09:38:20" Timeline Photos Don't miss our FREE snowdrop bulbs offer in today's Shropshire Star
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"13.10.2016 09:02:56" shropshirestar.com Blood biker injured in Telford cow herd smash In the crash with the loose herd Steve Clarke suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs.
"13.10.2016 08:26:31" shropshirestar.com Review and pics: Gangsta Granny, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury “You're my granny. My gangsta granny!” See what we made of Gangsta Granny at Theatre Severn here:
"13.10.2016 08:07:14" shropshirestar.com Shropshire father-of-three had skull shattered in freak tractor accident Farm worker Paul Milner suffered horrific injuries after a 14ft metal hook and chain weighing five and a half stone shattered his skull in a tractor accident leaving him unrecognisable.
"13.10.2016 07:31:55" shropshirestar.com 'Not fit for purpose': Telford & Wrekin Council should be abolished, says MP in A&E row "I am quite clear that it would be much better to close down Telford & Wrekin Council."
Owen Paterson says it was a "mistake" to break up Shropshire in 1998.
What do you think?
"13.10.2016 06:09:22" shropshirestar.com 'We need to be brave and go public on cuts' The group that controls NHS spending in Shropshire says it needs to be “brave” and publicise plans for a catalogue of cuts after its finances slipped further into the red.
"12.10.2016 18:01:33" shropshirestar.com Letter: Correct A&E decision It is indeed unfortunate that either of the A&E departments in Shropshire, either at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, or, Princess Royal has to close, but, as the only option put forward by Future Fit is to retain it in Shrewsbury along with the women and
"12.10.2016 17:00:28" shropshirestar.com Tributes to 'gentle giant' who died after crash
"12.10.2016 17:00:00" shropshirestar.com Star comment: Act now to save AFC Telford United's proud past At the time, it seemed such a good idea. And, in an ideal world, it would have been an unqualified success.
"12.10.2016 16:00:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Council cuts: Youth service funding slashed Funding for youth clubs will halve as part of cuts planned by Shropshire Council, it was revealed today.
"12.10.2016 15:51:28" Timeline Photos Work to start on turning Telford town centre road into dual-carriageway http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/transport-news/2016/10/12/work-to-start-on-turning-telford-town-centre-road-into-dual-carriageway/
"12.10.2016 15:14:57" shropshirestar.com Former Whitchurch scoutmaster jailed for 28 more child sex offences A former Shropshire scoutmaster who was jailed in 2014 for abusing boys in the 1960s and 70s was this afternoon given a futher 11-year sentence for sex assaults on more children.
"12.10.2016 15:00:01" shropshirestar.com Telford A&E: Petition to fight possible closure signed by thousands An online petition launched to fight the possible closure of Telford's accident and emergency department now has more than 2,700 supporters.
"12.10.2016 14:00:01" shropshirestar.com Vietnamese man faces deportation after being jailed over Telford cannabis factory The man has been jailed for his part in a “significant” cannabis factory.
"12.10.2016 13:52:25" shropshirestar.com Elderly woman airlifted after lorry and car crash near Bridgnorth Avoid Bridgnorth Road at Shipley.
"12.10.2016 13:38:23" shropshirestar.com Pub damaged after van crashes into it The footpath and the pub have both been closed.
"12.10.2016 13:11:42" shropshirestar.com WIN: Tickets to see Glenn Hughes and Living Colour in Wolverhampton Cannock-born Deep Purple guitarist Glenn Hughes will perform for fans in Wolverhampton this November. **NEW COMPETITION**
Enter now for your chance to see Glenn Hughes at Wolves Civic.
"12.10.2016 13:03:44" shropshirestar.com Theresa May: Shropshire people must have voices heard over A&E plans "The point about the way this is being done is it is for local people to have their voice heard, and for decisions to be taken that reflect the needs of a particular area."
"12.10.2016 13:00:00" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury road could see speed limit cut to 30mph See which road could have its speed limit reduced.
"12.10.2016 12:24:25" shropshirestar.com WIN: 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs to The Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham's NEC Festive fever is fast approaching and, with summer well and truly behind us, Christmas shopping will soon be on everyone's minds. After the perfect Christmas present?
Get your entries in now for your chance to attend the Festive Gift Fair at NECBirmingham.
"12.10.2016 11:56:06" shropshirestar.com Radio 1's Scott Mills looks back on surprise visit of Ed Sheeran to Harper Adams University Relive the day BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills and Ed Sheeran came to Newport.
"12.10.2016 11:32:33" Photos from Shropshire Star's post http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2016/10/12/video-and-pictures-ready-made-telford-house-costs-60000-to-build/
Ready-made Telford house costs £60,000 to build.
See the full video on the above link.
"12.10.2016 11:06:13" Timeline Photos WIN a winter's worth of logs in our competition courtesy of Logs2yourdoor
Don't miss this Saturday's Shropshire Star for details and competition entry form!
"12.10.2016 10:18:00" shropshirestar.com Tributes to Oswestry 'legend who lit up room' who died suddenly Guy Evans sadly died on Saturday night after enjoying some drinks with his friends.
"12.10.2016 10:12:41" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"12.10.2016 09:36:55" shropshirestar.com Elderly couple in 'life threatening' condition after Oswestry A5 crash West Mercia Police are looking for witnesses to the crash.
Can you help? Call 101.
"12.10.2016 09:23:16" shropshirestar.com Telford petrol station robbed by masked man armed with blade West Mercia Police say the robbers got away with the cash from the till.
"12.10.2016 07:54:43" shropshirestar.com Driver jailed after man dragged along road in Telford crash “I though he was trying to kill me by dragging me up the road and then slamming me into a bollard or skip.”
"12.10.2016 07:06:48" shropshirestar.com 'They are not real clowns' - Flip the clown hits out at scaring craze He says the craze is seriously damaging the reputation of his trade.
"12.10.2016 06:16:17" shropshirestar.com Shropshire teenager had over 100 child porn images and videos "He was quite honest with the police about what he had done.”
"11.10.2016 20:09:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire police campaign launched against hate crime Tackling hate crime is the priority for a week-long campaign launched by West Mercia Police. "Hate crime is everyone's problem. It has a huge impact on society as whole and this is why it is important that everyone plays their part.”
"11.10.2016 19:08:01" shropshirestar.com Tributes after Shrewsbury disco DJ 'Henry T' dies at age of 66 The former resident DJ of the biggest nightclub in Shrewsbury in the days of disco has died after battling motor neurone disease. “Everyone of a certain age will know him from his days at Tiffany's. He worked there six nights a week."
"11.10.2016 18:37:00" shropshirestar.com Future Fit health shake-up is a 'farce', says Shrewsbury Town Council leader The Future Fit process has become a “farce” and is confusing for the public, according to a council leader who says both emergency units should remain open. “I am disappointed at the whole process which has been confusing for people concerned and this is no way to deal with services that are absolutely critical.”
"11.10.2016 18:07:01" shropshirestar.com MP calls for action over crash-hit A5 from Shrewsbury to Ruabon North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has called for the A5 from Shrewsbury to Ruabon to become a dual carriageway fit for the 21st Century. “This accident was awful for those concerned and traumatic for their friends and family. We need to get the A5 up to modern standards."
"11.10.2016 17:06:01" shropshirestar.com Oswestry mayor puts TV stars in the picture Four famous faces were given the lowdown on a Shropshire town after stopping at a hotel while filming a television show. Nigel Havers, Simon Callow, Lorraine Chase and Debbie McGee stayed at Oswestry's Wynnstay Hotel.
"11.10.2016 16:05:00" shropshirestar.com Historic Shropshire hall back in hands of family One of England's finest timber-framed houses has been woken from a 25-year slumber of neglect and steady decay. itchford Hall, which is half way between Shrewsbury and Church Stretton, has been bought back by Rowena Colthurst, whose parents had to sell the house in 1992, with her husband James Nason.
"11.10.2016 16:00:01" shropshirestar.com Drummer captured on Snowdonia by Shropshire Star photographer Here's one way to practice the drums without annoying the neighbours. Our photographer happened upon the mystery drummer who "just wanted to be alone with his drums"
"11.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com Telford crane operator banned from driving over cannabis A crane operator from Telford has been handed a 12-month driving ban after he was caught behind the wheel of his car after taking cannabis.
"11.10.2016 14:29:09" shropshirestar.com Woman tries to abduct a girl outside a Telford school West Mercia Police say they are "extremely concerned".
"11.10.2016 14:03:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire NHS crisis deepens over £19 million deficit The finances of the group that controls NHS spending in Shropshire have slipped further into the red. “There is . . . an urgent need to accelerate the pace of delivery of savings. The recovery schemes have not delivered the required savings."
"11.10.2016 14:00:01" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury College student conveys memory troubles in Ironbridge art exhibition A young woman who astounded doctors by surviving having suffered horrific brain injuries is making a name for herself in the art world. Grace Currie spent weeks in intensive care after being hit by a car and suffering horrific brain injuries... but that won't stop her
"11.10.2016 13:53:31" shropshirestar.com Telford man broke victim's jaw in unprovoked attack A man suffered a fractured jaw when he and his friend were punched in the face in an unprovoked attack by a Telford man, a court heard.
"11.10.2016 13:12:01" shropshirestar.com Housing plans submitted for Shrewsbury's Copthorne Barracks Plans to transform Shrewsbury's historic Copthorne Barracks into housing have been submitted to Shropshire Council. the majority of the barracks would be demolished to make way for a residential development of up to 174 homes, 45 retirement apartments, and the conversion of the armoury into residential apartments.
"11.10.2016 12:45:05" shropshirestar.com Tributes paid after death of Telford councillor Tributes have been paid after the death of Telford & Wrekin councillor Clive Mollett. "I am sure that I speak for everyone at the council when I say how sad we are to learn of Clive's passing. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."
"11.10.2016 12:41:25" shropshirestar.com Telford United: Club not in terminal state, but extra funds desperately required AFC Telford United has this afternoon addressed the financial state of the club and urged everyone to pull together to 'keep the dream alive'.
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"11.10.2016 12:17:35" shropshirestar.com Volume of new Shropshire businesses falling behind rest of UK The rate at which new businesses open in Shropshire has slipped behind the rest of the country, official figures show. “Starting a business is a leap of faith, and it's vitally important that people that take that leap feel there's a level of support around them to help them be sustainable."
"11.10.2016 11:13:02" shropshirestar.com Ironbridge Power Station: Two thirds of readers want iconic cooling towers to be saved More than two thirds of Shropshire Star readers want to see Ironbridge Power Station's iconic cooling towers retained, according to an online poll.
"11.10.2016 10:35:42" shropshirestar.com New bookshop in Shrewsbury aiming to attract young readers A children's bookshop has opened in Shrewsbury town centre. Button & Bear in Shrewsbury is aimed at young readers and runs special events to attract children
"11.10.2016 10:23:38" shropshirestar.com Teenage girl bottled during attack at funfair The 17-year-old girl felt a tap on her shoulder before being hit over the head with what is believed to have been a bottle.
"11.10.2016 10:09:36" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"11.10.2016 09:58:22" shropshirestar.com Talks to avoid Shropshire A&E closure as consultant set to leave post Shropshire health chiefs are in discussions to avoid temporarily closing one of the county's A&E after revealing that the loss of a consultant could trigger a "tipping point" for safe services. "The imminent loss of one consultant and the impact that will have does highlight the fragility of the service."
"11.10.2016 09:20:28" shropshirestar.com Countryfile presenter Adam Henson backs our Fair Deal for Farmers campaign Countryfile presenter and farmer Adam Henson has backed the Shropshire Star's Fair Deal for Farmers campaign. “I've been here a few times with Countryfile to the Ludlow Food Festival and other things so I've been through a lot but I think it is a really gorgeous county."
"11.10.2016 08:23:58" shropshirestar.com 'To Charlie, my Dad fixed your scooter': Newport boy's delight at act of kindness Little Charlie Walker was left devastated when his favourite scooter broke. But thanks to the kindness of strangers, he is happily riding around the streets of Newport again. Time for a good news story . . .
"11.10.2016 08:13:29" shropshirestar.com Telford man broke victim's jaw in unprovoked attack A man suffered a fractured jaw when he and his friend were punched in the face in an unprovoked attack by a Telford man, a court heard.
"11.10.2016 07:31:08" shropshirestar.com Mystery deepens as 'UFO' spotted again in skies over Shropshire airfield The mystery of the Wrekin UFO deepens, with sightings now reported in the north of the county. “You can see the weird triangle shaped aircraft in front of the propeller aeroplane clearly. You could hear the aeroplane but there was a humming sound that was high pitched so I assume this was the black triangle."
"11.10.2016 07:06:31" shropshirestar.com 'Telford Clowns' Instagram account shut down after complaints to police A 'Telford Clowns' Instagram account set up in the town is being closed down after police received a number of calls about it. And in more clowns news . . .
"11.10.2016 07:03:25" shropshirestar.com Horror clown craze: Police in plea over prank near Shropshire school “Anyone who commits a criminal offence should be aware that dressing as a clown does not make them exempt from being investigated and dealt with through the criminal justice system.”
"11.10.2016 06:17:46" shropshirestar.com Two-day old donkey trapped in gate is rescued by Shropshire firefighters A two-day-old donkey was freed by firefighters after she got stuck in a gate in Shropshire.
"11.10.2016 06:07:59" shropshirestar.com Shropshire farm worker stole £45,000 from boss 'because he wasn't paid enough' Costel Teodorescu told police that during his time working as a farmhand he felt he had been underpaid and had gone into the house on the farm intending to steal cash. He found a chequebook in a drawer at the property and took that instead.
"10.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Future Fit: Shropshire health decisions 'should be clinically and not politically led' Shropshire Council insists decisions made over the future of the county's healthcare should be “clinically and not politically led”.
"10.10.2016 19:08:01" shropshirestar.com Letter: Disadvantages of Brexit will become clear during negotiations I read with interest the recent letters on Brexit. As a Remain voter I fear for some of the problems we will probably face during our negotiations with the EU. "If we do manage to stay in the European Economic Area (EEA), the EU will insist on free movement of labour as they have done with Norway and Switzerland. This will not please the racist element of Brexit."
"10.10.2016 18:07:01" shropshirestar.com Newport Show has been a big part of my life, says Richard There has not been a year in Richard Maddocks' life when he did not attend the Newport Show.
"10.10.2016 17:07:32" shropshirestar.com BMW destroyed in Oswestry blaze The car was left totally wrecked after the fire.
"10.10.2016 17:06:01" shropshirestar.com Search for Bronze Age treasures may delay Ludlow housing development A large area of countryside on the edge of Ludlow is being eyed-up for a major housing development – but may need an archaeological dig first.
"10.10.2016 16:05:01" shropshirestar.com Bridgnorth drug dealer told he must pay £3,150 to court A drug dealer from Bridgnorth has been told he must pay more than £3,000 following a Proceeds of Crime Act inquiry.
"10.10.2016 15:04:53" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury man in Bali drug arrest could face life in prison A man from Shrewsbury could face life in an Indonesian jail after being accused of possessing cannabis. David Fox, 54, who was born in the county town, was arrested in Bali with an Australian man after drugs were allegedly found at a house in the seaside suburb of Sanur.
"10.10.2016 15:04:01" shropshirestar.com 1,700 names on petition to save A&E at Telford hospital An online petition launched to fight the possible closure of Telford's accident and emergency department has attracted more than 1,600 signatures.
"10.10.2016 12:50:06" shropshirestar.com Elderly man airlifted to hospital from Whitchurch after falling awkwardly on stairs An elderly man was airlifted to hospital after falling on the stairs at a property in Whitchurch.
"10.10.2016 11:58:06" shropshirestar.com Kirsty delivers a baby surprise at Telford Shopping Centre A mother has given birth in Telford Shopping Centre – helped by her friend and security guards. “It quickly became apparent that I needed to start pushing and the baby wasn't going to wait for an ambulance."
"10.10.2016 11:04:11" shropshirestar.com Food review: Brooklyn Craft, Shrewsbury Burgers are all the rage. So when it comes to a new joint opening in town it's worth checking out what's on offer. Andy Richardson did just that... See what we thought of Brooklyn Craft in Shrewsbury here:
"10.10.2016 10:57:05" shropshirestar.com Haunted Shrewsbury? Paranormal investigators to visit old Abbey infirmary A building which is hundreds of years old will be the subject of a paranormal investigation next month. Investigation group Paranormal Friends will return for a second visit after previously holding a ghost hunt there earlier this year.
"10.10.2016 10:28:56" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"10.10.2016 10:19:48" shropshirestar.com WIN: Two pairs of tickets up for grabs to see Four Tops and The Temptations in Birmingham - plus special guests Tavares Motown's timeless legends Four Tops and The Temptations will perform for fans in Birmingham at the end of this month. You can win tickets to a whole night of 60s nostalgia with The Temptations and The Four Tops
"10.10.2016 10:10:59" shropshirestar.com Should firms be made to publish lists of their foreign workers? Follow the link to vote in our poll.
"10.10.2016 09:56:41" shropshirestar.com Bridgnorth mother 'tortured' man with hair-straighteners at Oswestry house A mother who “tortured” a man with a pair of hair-straighteners at a house has escaped an immediate prison sentence.
"10.10.2016 09:24:42" shropshirestar.com Ludlow tree row: Sycamore cut down 'to stop rents going up' Housing bosses today insisted they ordered mature trees to be cut down to prevent rents on social housing going up. “We appreciate the sensitivity associated with trees, however, the costs associated with trees are borne by our residents. It is imperative that we mitigate these costs to allow our tenancies to remain affordable."
"10.10.2016 09:13:14" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury shop assistant robbed in knife terror
"10.10.2016 09:06:31" Funeral held for wrong body in coffin mix-up http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/10/10/wrong-body-taken-to-funeral-in-coffin-mix-up/
"10.10.2016 08:03:31" shropshirestar.com Fresh plea for help to find missing Shrewsbury man Russell Blent six months on Police today made a fresh appeal for information in a bid to find a man who has been missing from his Shrewsbury home for six months. “We urge anyone who has information about the circumstances surrounding Russell's disappearance to contact police immediately."
"10.10.2016 07:50:50" shropshirestar.com easyBus plans depot for Shrewsbury creating new jobs EasyBus will open a new depot in Shrewsbury, creating 15 jobs, its boss said today. “When we moved to Shrewsbury I was flying out to France every two weeks, and that meant either driving to the airport and paying for parking or getting a taxi – and if I was in that situation I knew there were other people in it too."
"10.10.2016 07:40:43" shropshirestar.com A5 reopened after three people injured in crash near Oswestry The A5 near Oswestry was reopened this morning after a crash yesterday in which three people were injured, forcing the road to be closed for emergency repairs.
"10.10.2016 07:20:53" shropshirestar.com Ironbridge Power Station towers set to be demolished next year Ironbridge Power Station's landmark cooling towers are likely to be demolished as early as next summer, it was revealed today. Calls have been made to keep the towers, which have a unique pink hue to them and have become a landmark in the historic gorge. But they are likely to be flattened as part of the site clearance..
"09.10.2016 15:00:00" shropshirestar.com Foreign workers list 'won't be public naming and shaming exercise' Top Government ministers have ruled out forcing companies to publish lists of their foreign workers, as a former Tory cabinet member suggested plans to collect the data were "repugnant". Take today's poll. Should firms be made to publish lists of their foreign workers?
"09.10.2016 12:58:01" shropshirestar.com Person hit by train affecting Shrewsbury services Train services between Shrewsbury and Manchester are affected
"09.10.2016 11:36:32" shropshirestar.com Road closed near Oswestry following serious crash A serious crash involving two cars has closed a major road in Shropshire today.
"09.10.2016 11:00:01" shropshirestar.com The bit they left behind: Pillar an ugly reminder of Shrewsbury's old Kwik Fit It is an unwelcome reminder of months of demolition work in Shrewsbury - and it looks like it's here to stay. Campaigner sent from pillar to post for answers
"09.10.2016 09:41:28" shropshirestar.com Telford railway station's £7 million bridge project due to be approved Multi-million pound plans to replace a footbridge linking Telford's railway station to the town centre are expected to move forward next week
"08.10.2016 16:00:01" shropshirestar.com Poll: Is it right for NHS GPs to take on extra private work? GPs attending the UK's biggest family doctor conference are being encouraged to earn extra money treating private patients. Take today's poll
"08.10.2016 15:30:36" shropshirestar.com Body found of missing Bridgnorth man Carl Russon A body has been found in the search for a missing man from Bridgnorth
"08.10.2016 15:00:01" shropshirestar.com Future Fit: Shropshire A&E decision delay 'a risk to patients' Any further delay on a decision about the future of the region's hospital services is a threat to patients in Shropshire and Mid Wales, it was claimed today by MP Glyn Davies.
"08.10.2016 14:04:10" shropshirestar.com Shropshire NFU chief heads Brussels trip to focus on Brexit Farmers from Shropshire will be part of a delegation heading to Brussels to debate the effects of Brexit on British agriculture. “The reason is to find out and discuss the hopes and aspirations for the government in the lead up to and aftermath of eventual Brexit"
"08.10.2016 12:00:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Regimental Museum to lose £30,000 funding Shropshire's only regimental museum is to lose £30,000 of Ministry of Defence funding. Lieutenant Colonel Nick Jenkins, chairman of the trustees of Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust, said: “We are faced with a serious cut in funding but we have got plans now to try to address this."
"08.10.2016 11:00:01" shropshirestar.com 10 new jobs at Telford Pizza Hut A £485,000 revamp has been carried out at the restaurant reopening next week
"08.10.2016 09:16:05" shropshirestar.com Shropshire drugs firm boss had 400,000 child porn images An executive with a multi-national company had more than 400,000 indecent images of children on computers recovered from his Shropshire home, a court heard. Judge Jim Tindal said the defendant had led a responsible life and could have been regarded as a pillar of the community – but that his home life had revealed a darker side.
"08.10.2016 08:08:15" shropshirestar.com Two people injured after Newport crash leaves car damaged This smash happened in the early hours
"07.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Jobs boost as Oswestry hotel to almost double in size Oswestry's Premier Inn hotel will almost double in size bringing new jobs to the region.
"07.10.2016 19:08:00" Photos from Shropshire Star's post Welcome to this week's collection of nostalgia photos from the pages of the Shropshire Star. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/10/07/pictures-from-the-past-october-7/
"07.10.2016 18:33:01" shropshirestar.com Richie Woodhall auction raises £400 from Frank Bruno's glove A framed boxing glove signed by Frank Bruno has raised £400 for a Shropshire cancer charity in Richie Woodhall's latest fundraising auction.
"07.10.2016 18:07:00" shropshirestar.com Jobs boost as discount shop to open in Shrewsbury
"07.10.2016 17:06:00" Photos from Shropshire Star's post A high time in Bridgnorth High Street - pair win prizes for stunning photos http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2016/10/07/a-high-time-in-bridgnorth-high-street-pair-win-prizes-for-stunning-photos/
"07.10.2016 16:05:01" shropshirestar.com Major revamp for Shrewsbury department store Shrewsbury's historic House of Fraser department store is to undergo a major refurbishment.
"07.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com What a picture! Space station flashes by the Wrekin It looks like a spectacular shooting star – but this image taken close to the Wrekin is actually the International Space Station.
"07.10.2016 14:14:00" shropshirestar.com Car crashes into wall on A519 near Newport A car has hit a wall on the A519 at Newport this afternoon.
"07.10.2016 14:03:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire author wins national award for Jack the Ripper book An author has won a national award after her book uncovered a new slant on the Jack the Ripper murders.
"07.10.2016 13:02:01" shropshirestar.com Anger as healthy tree is cut down on Ludlow estate A row has broken out after a healthy, mature tree was cut down in Ludlow.
"07.10.2016 12:49:33" nativemonster.com William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd among guests set to meet fans at Birmingham Star Trek convention William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd are among a host of Star Trek actors set to appear at a Birmingham convention today. Are you attending the event? Tell us about your experience in the comments below:
"07.10.2016 12:18:54" shropshirestar.com Shake-up as Shropshire health chief steps down from role The man in charge of both of the county's clinical commissioning groups has left his post as leader of the Shropshire organisation. David Evans was brought in as an interim accountable officer at Shropshire CCG in April. He remain in his role leading Future Fit and as accountable officer for Telford & Wrekin CCG.
"07.10.2016 11:12:01" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"07.10.2016 10:03:41" shropshirestar.com Car rolls off Shropshire road into field A driver was treated by ambulance staff after reportedly rolling his car off a Shropshire road and into a field today.
"07.10.2016 09:56:17" shropshirestar.com Shropshire councillor tells of fracking fears after permission granted “If fracking is as safe as they say it is then it should be done on brownfield sites on the edge of cities, not in the countryside."
"07.10.2016 09:40:39" shropshirestar.com From Shropshire to London: High-flying chef jets away with Indian takeaway for a millionaire He has cooked for countless celebrities and wowed viewers with his skills on television. Now chef Mofur Miah has used a plane to serve up an Indian banquet for a millionaire at a secret location in London. The executive chef of the Tajmahal Indian restaurant in Overton, near Ellesmere, yesterday delivered a takeaway for a millionaire 160 miles away in the capital.
"07.10.2016 08:33:00" shropshirestar.com Future Fit: Surgeon accuses Shropshire A&E campaigners of 'scaremongering'
"07.10.2016 07:36:53" shropshirestar.com 'A lifetime of pain': Parents' agony as police criticised over teenager found dead in Shropshire golf club pond A teenager's heartbroken parents say they have been subjected to a “lifetime of pain” after significant police failings were ruled to have contributed to their son's death at a Shropshire golf club. “At the end of the day, everyone else can go home. We are the ones that wake up every morning, broke, because we haven't got Tyrone."
"07.10.2016 07:35:46" shropshirestar.com Telford council wants to borrow £30 million in bid to bring business to town Up to £30 million could be borrowed by council chiefs to spend on attracting more businesses to Telford, it has been revealed. “Growing the fund shows the council's commitment to businesses and to strengthening our communities."
"07.10.2016 07:11:29" shropshirestar.com Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged to act over Telford A&E closure threat Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will be asked to intervene to prevent the closure of the A&E unit at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital. Members of Telford & Wrekin Council unanimously backed a motion calling on Mr Hunt to “put a permanent halt” on the controversial proposals at an emergency meeting of the authority last night .
"07.10.2016 06:59:26" shropshirestar.com English Defence League announces Telford demo over child sex exploitation claims The English Defence League has announced plans for another national demo in Telford, it has been revealed.
"06.10.2016 19:00:01" shropshirestar.com Tractor traffic sparks complaint to Harper Adams University “We expected to be surrounded by farm traffic, no problem. However, the people of Edgmond are now subjected to an onslaught of traffic and stink."
"06.10.2016 17:05:52" shropshirestar.com LIVE - Telford & Wrekin emergency council meeting over future of A&E Telford & Wrekin Council is this evening holding an extraordinary meeting to discuss its next move in the saga over the town's threatened A&E department. Our reporter Jordan Reynolds is at the meeting which has just started.
"06.10.2016 17:00:00" shropshirestar.com Letter: Immigration protest vote A recent study shows us what we really all know, the middle classes vote for Brexit was a revolt against mass immigration and the remote political class.
"06.10.2016 16:00:00" shropshirestar.com Family snaps up £3 million Shropshire dairy farm Lovely view of the farm here.
"06.10.2016 15:00:00" shropshirestar.com Rugby and football clubs hit by raiders in Bridgnorth Sports clubs, pubs and outbuildings have been targeted in a spate of burglaries.
"06.10.2016 14:28:16" shropshirestar.com Police failings contributed to death of teenager found in Shropshire golf club pond Police failings contributed to the death of a teenager whose body was found in a pond at a Shropshire golf club, an inquest jury said today.
"06.10.2016 14:15:46" nativemonster.com Aztec Weekend returns to Cadbury World in Birmingham Enjoy chocolate, spice and everything nice at Cadbury World's Aztec Weekend. Travel back in time at Cadbury World, 1,000 years to be precise, and take a walk through the Aztec Jungle where you can learn about the exotic origins of the cocoa bean whilst sampling Emperor Montezuma's favourite chilli chocolate drink.
"06.10.2016 13:34:11" shropshirestar.com Vote in our poll and let us know who you would like as the next Shrewsbury Town boss Follow the link to vote in our poll.
"06.10.2016 12:57:14" shropshirestar.com Micky Mellon: A Shrewsbury Town Timeline Micky Mellon's time at Shrewsbury Town appears to have come to an end, with the Scotsman set to move to Tranmere Rovers. Lewis Cox and Luke Hatfield take a look back at his standout moments - both the good and the bad - in just over two seasons at the The good and the bad of Micky Mellon's time with Shrewsbury Town.
"06.10.2016 12:42:38" nativemonster.com The Sound Of Music, Peter Hook, Garage Gathering and much more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire From gigs, to musicals, ballets, wrestling, kids shows and a record fair - there's loads to get up to this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire. With The Sound Of Music UK TOUR at the Wolverhampton Grand and Peter Hook in Birmingham there's plenty to do this weekend - start planning with our guide
"06.10.2016 12:29:34" shropshirestar.com Crash outside Asda causes problems for Telford shoppers If you were held up doing your shopping today then this is why.
"06.10.2016 11:55:44" shropshirestar.com Little sign of light at end of the tunnel of Shropshire hospital saga “Future Fit has been beset by delays and more stoppages are not the answer."
"06.10.2016 10:41:04" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"06.10.2016 10:33:19" shropshirestar.com Micky Mellon on verge of leaving Shrewsbury Town Huge news today that Town's boss is leaving the club and is heading to Tranmere Rovers.
What do you think?
"06.10.2016 09:48:42" Timeline Photos Have you had your photo taken by one of our photographers? Then why not turn it into a personalised gift for Christmas? Visit photosforsale.shropshirestar.com to view our gallery and order.
"06.10.2016 09:10:54" nativemonster.com Big Cadbury World giveaway: WIN afternoon tea for two, chocolate hamper and two chocolate teapots - worth total of £100 Chocoholic? Why not indulge in our latest giveaway - offering one lucky winner a chocolate experience worth £100. *ENDS TODAY AT 5PM*
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"06.10.2016 09:06:41" shropshirestar.com 'Unacceptable' amount of rough sleepers in Shrewsbury to be tackled “This is unacceptable on two levels. No-one should be homeless in Shrewsbury in 2016 – especially with winter fast approaching – and that a small number of rough sleepers are persistently committing anti-social behaviour in Shrewsbury."
"06.10.2016 08:31:12" shropshirestar.com WIN a Christmas tree for your school Calling all Shropshire schools! We are giving you the chance to win a Christmas tree courtesy of Love Plants. Calling all #Shropshire schools..
Time is running out, so make sure you don't miss this competition courtesy of Love Plants!
"06.10.2016 08:16:51" shropshirestar.com Shropshire toddler, 3, suffered broken bone and cigarette burn, report reveals A serious case review found a probe into the three-and-a-half-year-old's injuries were “problematic” with “delays and insufficient follow-up”, despite the child and younger sibling being under protection plans because of suspected neglectful parenting.
"06.10.2016 07:41:15" shropshirestar.com Police 'wrong' over helicopter request to search for missing teenager found in Shropshire golf club pond, inquest told “That call would have been dealt with on its own merits.”
"06.10.2016 06:24:41" shropshirestar.com Schoolboy Matthew Cooper hoping to return home after a year of cancer treatment in hospital This is great news!
"05.10.2016 20:09:01" Photos from Shropshire Star's post Shropshire's High Sheriff hails county's army of volunteers
"05.10.2016 19:08:00" shropshirestar.com Star comment: Unity is the best way after Brexit Those who imagined the Brexit vote on June 23 would be the end of the European argument thought wrong. It's only just begun. "Acolytes predict a golden era of free trade, improved prospects for exporters and a healthier balance of payments. Naysayers foresee a doom-laden time when we will face tariffs of several per cent, which will wipe out profit margins and cost tens of
"05.10.2016 17:06:01" shropshirestar.com Appeal for Shropshire butcher injured in motorbike crash hits £10,000 target A community fundraising appeal for a Shropshire butcher injured in a serious motorbike accident has hit its target of £10,000.
"05.10.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Vote for your favourite community hero.
Pride of Shropshire finalists revealed in today's Shropshire Star.
"05.10.2016 16:05:02" shropshirestar.com More than 900 West Mercia Police cars crash in three years More than 900 vehicles belonging to the police force which covers Shropshire have been involved in crashes in the space of three years. West Mercia Police ranked joint fifth alongside Kent Police in a list of forces that had vehicles written off in crashes last year.
"05.10.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire drone accident fear is raised by RAF officer It is only a matter of time before a drone causes a major accident involving an aircraft over Shropshire, an RAF safety officer has warned. “One of the problems is that the law is difficult to enforce as its hard catching people in the act. But police have been given guidance.”
"05.10.2016 14:30:28" shropshirestar.com People trapped after coach crash on A41 in Shropshire Here is what we know so far about the coach crash where people are reported trapped.
"05.10.2016 14:03:54" nativemonster.com Review: The Sound of Music, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Audiences at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre are guaranteed some of their “Favourite Things” this week as The Sound of Music sweeps over the hills and into the city. "If you yearn to feel Sixteen Going On Seventeen again, there is simply no better option."
"05.10.2016 14:03:20" nativemonster.com Review, pics and video: The Tempest, Birmingham Hippodrome The production has been 30 years in the making - and last night David Bintley's The Tempest did not disappoint. See what we made of The Tempest - by Birmingham Royal Ballet's David Bintley - at Birmingham Hippodrome here:
"05.10.2016 14:03:01" shropshirestar.com Metal detectorist to rescue of woman who lost her wedding ring “I've been married for 48 years so you can see that the ring has great sentimental value."
"05.10.2016 13:29:01" Timeline Photos See today's Shropshire Star as we reveal our Pride of Shropshire Awards finalists
"05.10.2016 13:02:01" shropshirestar.com Headteacher reassures parents after girl attacked outside school “We are deeply shocked at this incident and we are doing everything that we can to support any investigations that may be pursued as a result.”
"05.10.2016 12:09:42" shropshirestar.com Mystery continues over Shropshire border historic murder investigation Mystery still surrounds a police search for an unidentified body on the Shropshire border.
"05.10.2016 11:45:00" shropshirestar.com Only in Shrewsbury? Iron Lady gets into bed with Ukip Here is an image that many observers never thought they would see – the day that Margaret Thatcher gets into bed with Ukip. “Suzanne is a very good friend of mine, and when she heard we were coming to Shrewsbury, she asked if any of the cast would like her to put them up.”
"05.10.2016 11:33:46" shropshirestar.com Future Fit: Recommendation on Shropshire's A&Es could be put back again We may not get a decision on A&Es today after all.
"05.10.2016 11:28:01" Timeline Photos Who is special in your community? See today's Shropshire Star for our Pride of Shropshire finalist.
"05.10.2016 10:54:20" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury supermarket vote: 58% want Waitrose over Lidl Here is what our readers voted. Do you agree?
"05.10.2016 10:16:08" Timeline Photos Pride of Shropshire finalists revealed in today's Shropshire Star. Who will you vote for?
"05.10.2016 10:00:06" shropshirestar.com Pride of Shropshire Awards 2016 Since the beginning of the year we have been looking for the unsung heroes in the region as part of our annual Pride of Shropshire Awards. For the first time in the awards' history, it is YOU who will decide who the winners will be by casting your votes.
"05.10.2016 09:26:07" Photos from Shropshire Star's post This is the dramatic scene in Telford this morning, where a car caught fire. http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/emergency-services/2016/10/05/car-ablaze-in-telford-street/
"05.10.2016 09:18:01" nativemonster.com Win: Tickets to Twisted Attractions: Halloween Scream Nights in Lower Drayton Farm Twisted Attractions has teamed up with the guys from Lower Drayton Farm to create a truly spectacular Halloween event. Do you want to step into a real horror film this Halloween? Find out how below:
"05.10.2016 08:35:00" shropshirestar.com Police officer 'did not chase teenager' later found dead at Whitchurch golf club A police officer sent to investigate a hotel disturbance involving a teenager who was later found dead in a pond did not give chase after he ran off across a golf course, an inquest heard. “I remember him to be wearing burgundy boxers and nothing else. He seemed spaced out and wasn't talking.”
"05.10.2016 08:06:13" shropshirestar.com Quick EU exit would restore confidence, insists Shropshire MP Owen Paterson Britain will not suffer if it pulls out of the European Union without a special deal, North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson has claimed. “The sooner we leave the more certainty and confidence for everyone.”
"05.10.2016 07:31:20" shropshirestar.com Call off A&E ruling or we'll see you in court, says Telford & Wrekin Council Shropshire health chiefs have been given one final warning to put on hold a decision which could see the A&E unit shut at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital – or face a lengthy and bitter battle through the courts. “It would make no sense for one public authority – this council – which has already had its budget cut by tens of millions of pounds, to take on another public authority in an NHS organisation, through the courts. And that is why health bosses must stop
"05.10.2016 07:20:43" shropshirestar.com Tesco unwraps 100 Christmas jobs in Shropshire and Mid Wales More than 100 jobs will be created in Shropshire and Mid Wales in the run-up to Christmas by a major supermarket.
"05.10.2016 06:51:18" shropshirestar.com Shropshire A&E recommendation expected to be made today After more than three years of speculation a recommendation on the county's A&E units was finally being delivered today. Leaked papers earlier this month indicated that Shrewsbury is favourite to retain its A&E, with women and children's services also moving to the site – a move that has sparked outrage and threats of legal action from Telford's politicians.
"05.10.2016 06:39:04" shropshirestar.com Worker's finger trapped in machinery
"05.10.2016 06:19:25" shropshirestar.com Woman 'saw red mist' during attack on husband Mr Roger Bleazard, prosecuting, said 62-year-old Heather Hope brandished a knife and made threats towards her husband at their home on July 17. He said Hope claimed she “lost her cool” and became aggressive towards him because of his “bullying”.
"05.10.2016 06:14:53" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury's Suzanne Evans back in the running to lead Ukip after Diane James resignation shock Shrewsbury politician Suzanne Evans is among the frontrunners to lead Ukip after the shock resignation of leader Diane James after just 18 days in charge. Bookmakers have installed Steven Woolfe - who was barred from standing to replace Mr Farage after handing nomination papers in 17 minutes late - as hot favourite, followed by Suzanne Evans, who missed out on the chance to run for leader because of a
"04.10.2016 21:28:11" shropshirestar.com Diane James quits as Ukip leader after just 18 days What next for Ukip?
"04.10.2016 20:04:59" shropshirestar.com Car smashes through Telford wall during rush hour Were you delayed in Telford this afternoon?
"04.10.2016 19:00:00" shropshirestar.com Star comment: MP's talk of growth welcomed Suddenly, it seems a different political party is running the country.
"04.10.2016 18:00:00" shropshirestar.com Letter: Action call over A&E closure Regarding the closure of Telford's Princess Royal A&E Department. Isn't it about time all the mayors and county councillors made a statement in support of the accident and emergency department being kept open in Telford for the people of Bridgnorth and
"04.10.2016 16:55:11" shropshirestar.com Had problems with your phone signal in Shrewsbury today? Here's why.
"04.10.2016 14:01:22" nativemonster.com WIN: Two family passes to Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Birmingham Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination when Disney On Ice presents Frozen. Disney fans - have you entered yet?
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"04.10.2016 13:45:01" shropshirestar.com Telford shops are blighted by burglars Shopkeepers are on high alert after three businesses were targeted in a spate of burglaries and vandalism attacks.
"04.10.2016 12:58:33" Timeline Photos Stuck for a gift idea for Christmas?
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"04.10.2016 12:39:47" shropshirestar.com WIN tickets to the Festive Gift Fair The biggest and best Christmas shopping fair returns to the NEC for its 21st year, from Thursday, November 10 to Sunday, November 13, and we've got tickets up for grabs in our competition. There's still time to enter our Festive Gifts Fair competition! Click below for more details...
"04.10.2016 12:22:52" shropshirestar.com Blaze-hit Shropshire industrial centre back in operation A rubber and plastic testing centre is back in operation following a large blaze – but the company has been forced to move some operations to the US.
"04.10.2016 11:33:00" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"04.10.2016 11:21:43" shropshirestar.com From proposed supermarkets to hotels in Shropshire: When the best laid plans go wrong When sites lay dormant, with no spade close to touching the ground, it can leave doubts over future projects and frustration among those living nearby.
"04.10.2016 10:39:43" shropshirestar.com Stressed nurse from Shropshire border took her own life, inquest told Such a tragic story.
"04.10.2016 09:51:54" shropshirestar.com Abandoned puppy left with no food or water saved by police in Telford This is terrible.
"04.10.2016 09:49:42" shropshirestar.com Tale of Margaret Thatcher's downfall proves a hit - and tonight it arrives in Shrewsbury You can't question Jonathan Maitland's confidence in his leading man. The show arrives at Theatre Severn this evening.
"04.10.2016 09:05:31" shropshirestar.com Woman stabbed in Shifnal after dispute with men The woman suffered small puncture wounds, one on the left side of her torso and the other on her stomach.
"04.10.2016 07:49:14" shropshirestar.com Teenager found dead in Shropshire golf club pond, inquest told Tyrone Lock, 18,who fled a Shropshire hotel in just his boxer shorts was found dead in a pond nearly 48 hours later after police failed to find him, the inquest heard.
"04.10.2016 07:07:16" shropshirestar.com Manchester Airport for £2! easyBus launching brand new route stopping at Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry EasyJet owner Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is moving to Shropshire – with his easyBus. With stops at Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry, getting to Manchester Airport will surely never have been cheaper than this?
"03.10.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Demolition of Wellington's Charlton School on track Work is on track to flatten a vandal-hit abandoned school building, according to the boss of a demolition firm appointed to carry out the work.
"03.10.2016 18:07:01" shropshirestar.com Telford council axes hot meal subsidy Hot meal subsidies will be axed from next year, Telford & Wrekin Council has announced.
"03.10.2016 16:33:00" shropshirestar.com Changes as Telford recycling centres open seven days a week Changes to household recycling centres in Telford, which will see them open for an extra 770 hours each year, were being introduced today. he revamp sees a new recycling centre located at Hortonwood 50 and improvements to the existing site at Halesfield, following the closure of Ketley and Granville at the weekend.
"03.10.2016 15:05:32" shropshirestar.com Delay in plans to upgrade Telford Central Fire Station Refurbishment of Telford Central Fire Station will be delayed as bosses look at more ways to collaborate with other emergency services.
"03.10.2016 14:28:56" shropshirestar.com Balaclava thug assaults two men in Telford burglary Two men were assaulted in an aggravated burglary in Telford today by a man wearing a balaclava.
"03.10.2016 12:51:32" shropshirestar.com Teenage pedestrian injured in Shrewsbury motorbike crash A teenager was injured when she was involved in a collision with with a motorbike in Shrewsbury today.
"03.10.2016 12:50:19" shropshirestar.com Bridgnorth bypass hit by flooding after heavy rain Bridgnorth's main roads are regularly becoming flooded when it rains, with residents claiming drivers are being forced to swerve to avoid the water.
"03.10.2016 12:36:06" shropshirestar.com Woman in her 60s is sexually assaulted
"03.10.2016 12:07:54" nativemonster.com Food review: The Woodberry Inn, Bridgnorth It's all change for one pub. After an amazing revamp which has given it the 'wow' factor, will the food match up? Andy Richardson finds out... Check out our thoughts on The Woodberry Inn in Bridgnorth
"03.10.2016 11:36:42" Don't miss the first token for our #Shropshire school Christmas tree competition in association with Love Plants - inside today's Shropshire Star
"03.10.2016 11:04:57" shropshirestar.com www.shropshirestar.com Your comments and poll result: 79% don't want to see Telford's A&E close
"03.10.2016 10:51:12" nativemonster.com WIN: Tickets to see Maxwell and Mary J Blige R&B and soul stars Mary J Blige and Maxwell will be co-headlining a show in Birmingham at the end of this month. Brand new competition here to see Mary J. Blige and Maxwell at the Genting Arena.
"03.10.2016 10:36:58" shropshirestar.com Man knocked unconscious in Shrewsbury town centre attack
"03.10.2016 09:55:38" Photos from Shropshire Star's post MoD Donnington: New pictures of the logistics centre released www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/10/03/mod-donnington-new-pictures-of-the-logistics-centre-released/
"03.10.2016 09:49:22" Photos from Shropshire Star's post CCTV captures intruder in back garden of house at 3am http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2016/10/03/cctv-captures-intruder-in-back-garden-of-shropshire-house-at-3am/
"03.10.2016 09:36:23" shropshirestar.com Christmas debt advice: Save NOW to avoid a festive hangover, say Shropshire experts For thousands of families, Christmas has only just ended. Well at least paying for it has . . .
"03.10.2016 08:52:02" shropshirestar.com Burglars strike three times in Market Drayton Burglars struck at three properties in Market Drayton over the wekeend.
"03.10.2016 08:08:46" shropshirestar.com Poll: Should smoking in cars be banned full stop? The Police Federation of England and Wales argued that a "piece of the jigsaw is missing" in the regime. Follow the link to vote in today's poll . . .
"03.10.2016 07:56:07" shropshirestar.com Battle lines drawn ahead of Shropshire A&E D-day The battle for A&E in Shropshire stepped up today – two days before a final decision is expected to be made. Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard and Telford MP Lucy Allan both oppose any move to close Telford's A&E, putting them at odds with Tory colleague Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury.
"03.10.2016 07:25:25" shropshirestar.com Telford bookie caught in sting by 'paedophile-hunter' Stinson Hunter has sentence revoked A bookmaker who was caught in a sting operation while attempting to meet a 13-year-old girl he had groomed over the internet has had his sentence revoked. Martin Currier, 52, travelled to Nuneaton in the belief he was meeting teenager “Jodie” but he was instead confronted by Stinson Hunter, a self-styled, paedophile-hunting vigilante, who reported him to the police.
"02.10.2016 13:59:44" shropshirestar.com Care home nurse suspended for forcing a patient to take pills can return to work Sian Roberts, former deputy manager at Edgeley House Care Centre, Whitchurch, was suspended following a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing which heard she treated the patient as if she was “trying to give a dog worming tablets”.
"02.10.2016 12:50:29" shropshirestar.com Muller price hike will boost Shropshire farmers Farmers have received a further boost after dairy giant Muller revealed it is once again increasing its milk prices.
"02.10.2016 11:19:51" shropshirestar.com Blaze which destroyed building in Shrewsbury being treated as suspicious A fire which totally destroyed a commercial portable building is being treated a suspicious. A building has been left gutted by a fire.
"02.10.2016 11:12:51" shropshirestar.com Driver arrested after crashing into Shrewsbury Fire Station This happened overnight.
"02.10.2016 10:50:14" shropshirestar.com Dr Mary McCarthy: Investment needed, not corner cutting The outsourcing of patient's notes is contributing to the disorganisation of practices and creating more stress for doctors. Here is the latest column from Dr Mary McCarthy.
"02.10.2016 10:29:11" shropshirestar.com Plans for Ludlow superstore get key backing A controversial out-of-town supermarket should be granted permission to go ahead, council officers have said.
"02.10.2016 09:41:34" shropshirestar.com Shropshire fire service spends £4,000 rescuing OBESE people Their most recent rescue mission involved moving a patient who weighed more than 20 stone into a lift – a procedure that required three appliances and cost more than £850.
"02.10.2016 08:59:48" shropshirestar.com Brexit: Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain will trigger Article 50 before end of March 2017 We've been given a date for the formal process of leaving the EU to begin.
What do you think?
"02.10.2016 08:15:48" shropshirestar.com Waitrose or Lidl? Serious doubts over new Shrewsbury supermarket Vote in our poll and let us know which store you would prefer to come to the town.
"02.10.2016 08:00:18" shropshirestar.com Our hospitals are facing a crisis over winter pressures Hospitals in Shropshire don't have enough money to put measures in place to cover the busy winter period, bosses have revealed.
"01.10.2016 13:59:02" Photos from Shropshire Star's post http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2016/10/01/hundreds-protest-against-threats-to-telford-princess-royal-hospital/
Hundreds of people turned out today to protest against threats to health services at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
"01.10.2016 11:45:21" shropshirestar.com Driver who led police on 100mph chase through Telford avoids jail He reached top speeds of between “90 and 100mph” in conditions where the roads were soaking wet due to heavy rain and visibility was poor.
"01.10.2016 10:38:50" shropshirestar.com 'Flying Dorito UFO' spotted by dog walker on The Wrekin in Shropshire What do you think? Is it the real thing?
"01.10.2016 09:43:37" shropshirestar.com March in support of Telford's Princess Royal Hospital - Live updates People in Telford are today marching through Wellington to show support for their hospital.
"01.10.2016 09:20:00" shropshirestar.com Burglar targets Shrewsbury cafes in cash raids A burglar who targeted three cafes and a hair salon has been jailed for 12 months.
"01.10.2016 08:13:56" shropshirestar.com Baby ashes scandal: New cremation laws come into force New regulations on cremations following Shropshire's baby ashes scandal have come into force today.
"01.10.2016 07:53:27" shropshirestar.com Casualty cut free from crash on A41 at Newport A casualty had to be cut from a car after they were left trapped in the wreckage following a crash.
"01.10.2016 07:40:56" Photos from Shropshire Star's post http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2016/10/01/bridgnorth-hotel-restoration-first-look-at-3-million-plans-for-the-blaze-hit-mill/
First look at £3 million plans for The Mill near Bridgnorth left gutted after blaze.
"01.10.2016 07:00:01" Don't miss today's Shropshire Star for details of how you can win a Christmas tree for your school in association with Love Plants
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"01.10.2016 06:59:52" shropshirestar.com Motorcyclist killed in A5 crash near Oswestry named The man killed in the crash on Monday morning has been named.
"30.09.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Wounded personnel on road to recovery at Shropshire centre “Sometimes even the toughest people fall on hard times. Sometimes when you've been very good the hardest thing to accept is that you're not good anymore.”
"30.09.2016 19:08:01" shropshirestar.com Letter: Vote for Corbyn gives power to the Tories In my opinion, if the Tories want any assurance that they will form the backbone of government for at least the next 20 years then they got it with the latest election putting Jeremy Corbyn back in charge of the Labour Party. "Keep on this path Mr Corbyn and Labour will not even be the official opposition, that mantle will fall to Ukip."
"30.09.2016 18:07:02" shropshirestar.com Security review after scares at Telford estate for elderly Security measures will be stepped up at a housing estate for older residents after reports of suspicious callers at two properties.
"30.09.2016 17:33:02" shropshirestar.com Calls to get on with Shrewsbury museum traffic trial A trial to change the flow of traffic outside a major Shrewsbury tourist attraction should be carried out as soon as possible, a councillor has claimed.
"30.09.2016 17:06:00" shropshirestar.com Bulldozers move in at empty Telford school Diggers are now on site to demolish a vandal-hit abandoned school building in Telford.
"30.09.2016 16:33:01" Photos from Shropshire Star's post It's Friday nostalgia time - Shropshire Pictures from the Past: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/09/30/pictures-from-the-past-september-30-2/#vEbSdd7tBsHvO5sI.99
"30.09.2016 16:05:01" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Star comment: We must be ready for terrorist attacks There should be a large, prominent anti-terrorism notice put up in Shropshire's police stations, fire stations, ambulance stations, military buildings, and so on. It should read: Today Is The Day. "A new breed of fanatical terrorists has the aim of killing as many innocent people as possible. Everything, and everyone, is a potential target."
"30.09.2016 15:33:01" shropshirestar.com Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital to take on six extra staff as unit opens
"30.09.2016 15:04:02" shropshirestar.com Shropshire on alert: Terror threat 'just as real' for rural areas Salopians are being told to be alert about terrorism, with the warning that the county should not consider itself immune from attack. Attacks on 'soft targets' in France like rural Normandy and the seaside city of Nice show that no areas are safe from the threat, experts will warn. Add to that the number of military bases in Shropshire and the county has every reason to be on guard,
"30.09.2016 14:33:01" Photos from Shropshire Star's post VIDEO & PICTURES: Why Newport school is going bonkers for conkers
"30.09.2016 14:13:27" shropshirestar.com GHA Coaches directors disqualified from providing public transport indefinitely The directors of a collapsed bus firm have been disqualified from holding a public service vehicle operator's licence indefinitely by the Traffic Commissioner for Wales.
"30.09.2016 14:03:38" Timeline Photos Top scare attractions this Halloween in the Midlands and Shropshire - WARNING: NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED
HALLOWEEN IS NEARLY UPON US! Do you reckon you could survive a horror film situation? Well now you can with immersive horror events right here in the
"30.09.2016 14:03:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire police chief vows race hate will not be tolerated after councillor's report Police today vowed to “thoroughly investigate” any reports of race or hate crime in Shropshire.
"30.09.2016 11:28:39" shropshirestar.com Woman's body found after Ironbridge river search A woman's body has been found after emergency services launched a search of the River Severn near Ironbridge. "West Mercia Police can confirm that a body of a woman was found in the Ironbridge area, near Telford, shortly after 4pm yesterday."
"30.09.2016 10:55:56" Don't miss tomorrow's Shropshire Star for details of how you can win a Christmas tree for your school in association with Love Plants
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"30.09.2016 10:44:55" Timeline Photos The Shropshire Star is launching a search to find the county's most popular Indian Restaurant - Don't miss today's paper for more details on how you can have your say on who is crowned the winner!
"30.09.2016 10:43:29" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too. Get your daily newsletter for free here...
"30.09.2016 10:12:52" shropshirestar.com WIN the chance to meet Nickelback Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback are embarking on their massive headline tour this Autumn, hitting the Genting Arena on Friday, October 14, and you could be a part of it with today's competition. Competition closes today! Click below for your chance to meet rock band Nickelback....
"30.09.2016 09:46:08" shropshirestar.com Tributes as former Shrewsbury Town assistant manager Graham Hawkins dies Tributes have been paid to former Shrewsbury Town assistant manager Graham Hawkins, who has died at the age of 70. “Graham will be remembered by many Shrewsbury Town fans for the work he did alongside Graham Turner as his assistant manager. It was a spell where the club played at the highest level in English football so far and Graham is remembered fondly by Town fans
"30.09.2016 09:29:24" shropshirestar.com Tributes paid as wife of Shropshire Council leader Malcolm Pate dies Tributes have been paid to Sue Pate, the wife of Shropshire Council leader Malcolm Pate, who has died. "Those who know Sue will remember her attending functions and supporting Malcolm at civic receptions, but Sue was also an ambassador in her own right."
"30.09.2016 09:20:38" shropshirestar.com Single county A&E would be better at Shrewsbury, says health minister Philip Dunne Health minister and Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has said he would rather see an A&E centre retained in Shrewsbury than Telford if he had to choose. Mr Dunne said Telford was flanked on both sides by other possible A&E centres such as Wolverhampton or Shrewsbury itself.
"30.09.2016 09:11:17" shropshirestar.com Robbers force Telford man to drive to cash machine A man was robbed in his own home in Telford and the robbers forced him to drive to a cash machine.
"30.09.2016 08:31:00" shropshirestar.com Kerbside cardboard recycling returning to Shrewsbury After five years . . .
"30.09.2016 08:15:42" shropshirestar.com Poll: Are you able to save some money every month? More than 16 million working age people across the country have less than £100 in savings available, research has found. Follow the link to vote in todays' poll . . .
"30.09.2016 07:41:31" shropshirestar.com Telford 'united' in fight to keep A&E, says MP Lucy Allan Telford MP Lucy Allan has said the borough is united in the fight against plans to close its A&E department. “It is early days, but there is clearly a long battle ahead.”
"30.09.2016 07:07:47" shropshirestar.com Bodycams on way, vows West Mercia Police boss West Mercia Police will introduce body cameras for its officers, the force's crime commissioner said today. It comes after demands for the routine use of bodycams following the death of former footballer Dalian Atkinson, 48, who was shot by police tasers in Telford in August.
"30.09.2016 06:14:51" shropshirestar.com Former royal chef from Telford dies in rooftop garden fall A former chef to the Royal Family who hailed from Shropshire has died after falling from a luxury rooftop garden in London. “I lost my baby and he took his last breath in my arms."
"29.09.2016 20:09:00" shropshirestar.com Joy at funding for homeless centre
"29.09.2016 19:08:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Star comment: We must speak out on racism Bullying people because of their skin colour, religion or heritage has no place in civilised society. And yet the number of racist incidents rose astronomically following the Brexit vote. "It's a disgrace and illustrates the level of ignorance there can be found among an alarming number of people."
"29.09.2016 18:23:33" shropshirestar.com Close one Shropshire A&E NOW, urges former health boss A former Shropshire health boss has called on the trust that runs Shropshire's two main hospitals to close one A&E department, saying it is risking patients safety because it doesn't have enough staff. "There is no way they can honestly say this service is any longer a safe service."
"29.09.2016 18:13:56" shropshirestar.com MoD censured over firing range death of Market Drayton soldier The Ministry of Defence is being censured over the death of a young Shropshire soldier fatally shot on a training exercise.
"29.09.2016 18:07:00" shropshirestar.com It's official! Shropshire named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK It comes as no surprise to those who live here – but Shropshire has just been named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK. ICYMI . . .
"29.09.2016 17:06:00" shropshirestar.com Road to be shut for 10 days to replace water pipes
"29.09.2016 17:01:31" shropshirestar.com River Severn search under way after reports of man in water A man has reportedly been seen in the waters of the River Severn, near Ironbridge, prompting a search by emergency services. A search of the waters is ongoing
"29.09.2016 16:05:00" shropshirestar.com Shropshire hospitals missing A&E waiting time targets
"29.09.2016 15:04:00" shropshirestar.com A&E closure plans: Shropshire MP Philip Dunne will not speak on 'speculation' Shropshire MP Philip Dunne, who is also a senior health minister. said he will not be drawn on “speculation” over the fate A&E services at Telford and Shrewsbury – but he will be scrutinising whatever final proposal is made.
"29.09.2016 14:49:26" shropshirestar.com Car bursts into flames on Shropshire border Photo by @aspenmonkey1
"29.09.2016 13:57:54" shropshirestar.com Cat revived after house fire she caused herself “When the firefighters brought Harriet out, she didn't look good. She was panting heavily and her tongue was hanging out. But now she is perfectly fine if a bit smelly from smoke."
"29.09.2016 12:13:16" shropshirestar.com Concern over teenage boy missing from Telford Have you seen Thianh Nguyen? Call 101.
"29.09.2016 11:22:01" shropshirestar.com Sign up to our free daily newsletter for all the day's top news and sport headlines You've received the Shropshire Star in your letter box - and now you can receive all the top news and sports headlines directly to your inbox too.
"29.09.2016 10:46:31" shropshirestar.com Telford council leader calls for 'break' in A&E closure talks - watch the video “We need a clear pause because we feel the NHS needs more time to look again at how it has presented information and on which key decisions, that will have a very negative affect on hundreds of thousands people in this borough and in major parts of
"29.09.2016 10:06:30" Timeline Photos See today's Shropshire Star for your chance to WIN tickets to the Festive Gift Fair in Birmingham!
"29.09.2016 09:55:36" Timeline Photos Parking permits axed for staff living less than a mile from Shropshire hospitals http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/health/2016/09/29/parking-permits-axed-for-staff-living-less-than-a-mile-from-shropshire-hospitals/
"29.09.2016 09:48:09" Photos from Shropshire Star's post It's official! Shropshire named as one of the happiest places to live in the UK - What makes you happiest about living here?
"29.09.2016 09:17:21" The British Ironwork Centre Melanie from the Shropshire Star delivered a fabulous collection of the latest Gourmet Magazine full of recipes and suggestions of where to go in the local area. A must for anyone who loves their food.
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"29.09.2016 09:01:40" Timeline Photos Should Sam Allardyce be given a second chance in football management? Vote in today's poll.
"29.09.2016 08:20:35" nativemonster.com The Shawshank Redemption, world premiere of The Tempest, Jamie T, The Real Thing and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire From operas, to rock concerts, a beer festival and the world premiere of a ballet - this weekend is packed with loads of different events to entertain you and your loved ones. The weekend is almost here! Plan yours with our what's on guide for Shropshire and the Midlands:
"29.09.2016 07:58:25" shropshirestar.com Two houses burgled near Shrewsbury
"29.09.2016 07:07:40" shropshirestar.com Telford's Kudlip Sahota blames Brexit for wife's racial abuse - 'I thought we had voted to send you home' “Brexit is in danger of putting community relations back by some 50 years in our country.”
"29.09.2016 07:01:14" shropshirestar.com Telford A&E closure threat: Petition launched over hospital proposals An online petition has been launched to fight the possible closure of Telford's A&E department – and it has already been signed by hundreds of people. “I urge people to get behind PRH and back our campaign so that we can make the voice of people for whom the PRH is their hospital clearly heard."
"28.09.2016 14:03:55" shropshirestar.com How a tip off about a 'dodgy' wedding led to gang being busted Some of the sham marriages took place in Shrewsbury.
"28.09.2016 13:27:14" shropshirestar.com Is this Shropshire airfield haunted? There have been some spooky goings on.
"28.09.2016 12:13:00" shropshirestar.com 'Dangerous' rapist loses fight to get jail term cut A “dangerous” man who has a “preoccupation with rape” has failed to get his jail term for brutally attacking two women cut by top judges.
"28.09.2016 10:57:55" shropshirestar.com Team leader caught stealing more than £3,000 of steel from firm A team leader who stole stainless steel from the firm he worked for has been ordered to carry out unpaid work. The court heard Jamie Reynolds was spotted by another employee, who was hidden from view, and police were called. A police officer later pulled him over and Reynolds subsequently told them: “You've got me”.
"28.09.2016 10:27:20" shropshirestar.com Protest march to be held over Telford hospital A&E closure threat People in Telford are being urged to wear yellow and march to show their support for their hospital on Saturday – while Shrewsbury plans to hold a rally of its own. Saturday's march will start in The Square in Wellington and proceed to Princess Royal Hospital.
"28.09.2016 10:07:40" shropshirestar.com Police tell travellers in Ludlow to move on Travellers who have set up camp on two car parks in Ludlow have been told they must move on by police.
"28.09.2016 09:47:22" shropshirestar.com Telford factory worker in chemical incident A man working at a factory unit in Telford had to be treated for heat stress at work after being exposed to a substance.
"28.09.2016 07:40:38" shropshirestar.com 70 warnings issued to double yellow line parkers at The Wrekin Almost 70 warning notices have been issued to drivers parking on double yellow lines at The Wrekin.
"28.09.2016 07:37:59" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals expect to be £8 million in debt Shropshire's two main hospitals are already more than £5 million in the red – and are expected to be £8 million in debt by April.
"28.09.2016 07:12:40" Photos from Shropshire Star's post Did you see the amazing sunset in Shropshire last night?
"28.09.2016 06:07:15" shropshirestar.com Hungry drink-driver swiped friend's keys to drive to Telford in search of food A drunk-driver who swiped his friend's car keys and crashed the vehicle into a hedge in Telford has avoided jail. When the vehicle turned around police attempted to pull it over, but Shad mounted the kerb and drove around the police car.
"27.09.2016 19:34:45" shropshirestar.com Sam Allardyce's contract as England manager terminated by mutual consent with FA Sam Allardyce's time as England manager is over after one match after his contract was terminated by mutual consent with the Football Association. Dudley-born Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football, and the departure of the 61-year-old after just 67 days at the helm was announced following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke
"27.09.2016 16:00:01" shropshirestar.com Boxing in prison: MP calls for sport to return as a way to channel aggression Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard today called for boxing to return to prisons in the UK.
"27.09.2016 14:39:18" nativemonster.com Bay City Rollers reform for Wolverhampton show - joined by glam rock idols The Sweet as support Scottish pop idols the Bay City Rollers have reunited for a special festive show at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton this December, with support from fellow 70s stars The Sweet. Bay City Rollers and The Sweet to play Wolves Civic!
"27.09.2016 14:00:01" shropshirestar.com Top 5 venues to visit on rainy days in Shropshire The weather is starting to turn and summer looks to have gone.
But if you're looking for somewhere to entertain your friends or loved ones out of the cold then we have just the list for you...
"27.09.2016 12:59:01" shropshirestar.com £1 coin fraudster from Bridgnorth must pay back £90,000 A former businessman who was jailed for leading a conspiracy to make counterfeit money has been ordered by a judge to pay up more than £90K.
"27.09.2016 12:11:31" shropshirestar.com I emphasise that no final decision on A&E is made Read NHS Future Fit boss David Evans' thoughts here:
"27.09.2016 11:27:14" nativemonster.com WIN: Tickets to see Bars and Melody in Wolverhampton Singing and rapping duo Bars and Melody will entertain fans in Wolverhampton this October. **New competition!**
Bambinos - get your entries in to be in with a chance of seeing Bars and Melody at Wolverhampton's The Slade Rooms.
"27.09.2016 11:14:04" shropshirestar.com Shropshire Star readers have say on claims that Telford A&E is to close There has been lots of debate online.
What do you think about it all?
"27.09.2016 10:25:45" shropshirestar.com Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5 million over Smiler crash Alton Towers operator Merlin has been fined after admitting a health and safety breach which resulted in the Smiler Crash.
"27.09.2016 09:53:06" shropshirestar.com Shrewsbury road closed and Emstrey Island blocked after two crashes West Mercia Police have reported there are problems on Kennedy Road and at the Emstrey Island.
Best to avoid.
"27.09.2016 09:39:06" nativemonster.com WIN: Family pass up for grabs to Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham's NEC Every October, Birmingham's NEC and Genting Arena are transformed into an equestrian utopia as Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) fills 50 acres of the site with thrills, spills, and world class entertainment. **NEW COMPETITION**
Whether you are a competitive rider, horse enthusiast or simply want to enjoy an exciting day out, Horse of the Year Show at NECBirmingham and Genting Arena has something to offer every member of the family.
"27.09.2016 09:35:44" shropshirestar.com New footage shows the exact moment of the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster crash This is the moment disaster struck the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster, revealed in CCTV which can be published for the first time.
"27.09.2016 09:23:44" shropshirestar.com Opening of £28 million Women and Children's Centre in Telford a false dawn But today, almost unbelievably to many, it faces an uncertain future at best.
"27.09.2016 08:54:31" shropshirestar.com 'He was loved by everyone' - Tributes paid to Shropshire man who had battled cancer since being a teenager “He just got on with it and enjoyed life, and his friends played a real part in that by taking him out, and just letting him be a normal person, which is all he wanted.”
"27.09.2016 07:43:28" shropshirestar.com Crash causes rush hour delays for drivers in Telford Probably best to avoid the area around the A442 in Telford this morning.
"27.09.2016 07:20:03" shropshirestar.com Cat given oxygen after being rescued from house fire Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service had to be given oxygen treatment through a specialist pet mask, after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a home.
"27.09.2016 07:06:46" shropshirestar.com Oswestry skate park tragedy: Operator warned of jail after admitting perverting the course of justice He deliberately failed to tell police about the existence of the basement and of cleaning it during the early stages of a police investigation.
"26.09.2016 17:00:01" shropshirestar.com Letter: Threat to Telford Town Park On Sunday, September 18, my wife and I took a walk in Telford Town Park, as we very often do; wonderful way of spending an afternoon.
"26.09.2016 16:46:21" shropshirestar.com Protest planned to save Shrewsbury and Telford A&Es from closure A protest is set to be held in Wellington to demand that both A&Es in Telford and Shrewsbury are saved. The big story of the day
"26.09.2016 16:41:15" shropshirestar.com Fisherman left cygnet dead after attacking swans with sticks because they stole his bait Do you know who he is? Appalling.
"26.09.2016 16:00:01" shropshirestar.com Redundancies at Telford & Wrekin Council cost £4 million More than £4 million has been spent on redundancy packages for workers at Telford & Wrekin Council in the last two years, it has been revealed. The authority has shed more than 150 from its workforce since April 2014.
"26.09.2016 14:01:42" shropshirestar.com Watch: Telford residents react to claims that Princess Royal Hospital's A&E is to close People in Wellington were today reacting to claims that it was 'virtual certainty' the A&E department at the Princess Royal Hospital is to close. Fair to say people aren't too happy.
"26.09.2016 13:27:31" shropshirestar.com Man stole charity box with just £11 in it out of desperation "He was sofa surfing with friends and he had no income or benefits and he needed money to be able to eat."
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