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Police now

Police now

Forty student police officers plus six experienced officers, including a police constable, two police sergeants and three detectives, will be joining or moving from other…
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Good causes benefit

Good causes benefit

Good causes have benefited to the tune of £35,000 thanks to Twincl, the Telford and Wrekin Community Lottery, which is celebrating its first anniversary. Twincl…
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Fundraising success

Fundraising success

This year’s British Ironwork Centre Colour Run event at the British Ironwork Centre raised a huge £18,750 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Clive Knowles, chair of…
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Fill and Harry

Fill and Harry

The two special vehicles that help tackle potholes on Shropshire’s roads recently ‘met’ the children who chose their new names. In a competition earlier this…
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Parish gift for hospital

Parish gift for hospital

A five-year fundraising programme between Saint John’s Catholic Church and the Diocese of Shrewsbury is set to benefit a Bridgnorth project. The church’s parishioners decided…
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Pit at the park

Pit at the park

Severn Valley Country Park is holding a family-friendly event to mark 50 years since the closure of Alveley Colliery. Pit at the Park will be…
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Imagination Fest

Imagination Fest

A new 14-day festival showcasing the amazing story of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge’s past, present and future is taking place from…
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Ironbridge makeover

Ironbridge makeover

Sixteen shops in Ironbridge are being repainted in colours that reflect the heritage of the town. The initiative complements the council’s Empty Retail Unit Grant…
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New BMX clubhouse

New BMX clubhouse

Children at Dawley’s BMX club are celebrating after winning the backing of a local Rotary Club which has donated a new clubhouse. The Rotary Club…
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Plastic-free Hills

Plastic-free Hills

The staff at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are pulling together with their visitors to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used around the site, moving…
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Ambition comes to fruition

Ambition comes to fruition

According to colleagues, the late Mansel Williams, the previous chair of Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust, was the driving force behind saving Shrewsbury’s Abbey Station for…
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Doors open at Morville

Doors open at Morville

Morville Hall near Bridgnorth is once again opening its doors on selected dates this year. The stone-built family home of Elizabethan origin was extensively enlarged…
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Severn unlocked

Severn unlocked

A major environmental project on the River Severn will create a permanent legacy for children and families at Severn Valley Country Park, near Bridgnorth. Unlocking…
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Wellington walkers

Wellington walkers

Now in its eighth year, the Wellington Walking Festival revisits old favourite routes and adds new events. The 28 events taking place as part of…
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Coracles return

Coracles return

Friday 13 September at 2.30 will see the colourful and hotly-contested Coracle World Championships once again take place at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury.…
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Callum’s gift

Callum’s gift

A local boy has set up a charity to support siblings of young cancer patients at Princess Royal Hospital. Callum Finazzi was eight when his…
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30 years of care

30 years of care

For 30 years this year, staff at Severn Hospice have been helping people through some of life’s toughest moments. In the years since its inception,…
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Council buys bank

Council buys bank

The future of Much Wenlock’s town centre cashpoint has been secured after the town council succeeded in buying the former Barclays bank. The town council…
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Tributes paid

Tributes paid

Tributes have poured in for Bridgnorth’s mayor Jean Onions, who has died following her long battle with cancer. She was praised as having her love…
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Best Kids Fest

Best Kids Fest

Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 enjoyed record figures, with 11,000 people attending the two-day event in Shrewsbury’s quarry in May. Beth Heath, Shropshire Festival’s founder, said,…
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Scooter jam

Scooter jam

Scoot down to the Edgar Davies Ground in Bridgnorth from Friday 2 August until the Sunday for a celebration of all things scooter in Run…
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Jean for mayor

Jean for mayor The new mayor and deputy mayor of Bridgnorth have been appointed. Councillor Jean Onions was officially appointed at a recent ceremony with…
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Farm result

Planners will have to go back to the drawing board after judges quashed proposals for a poultry farm near Bridgnorth. The proposed site, in Tasley,…
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Poppy appeal

Poppy appeal

Poppy appeal The British Legion are currently looking for a volunteer to join the team and help deliver the Poppy Appeal in Bridgnorth. Bridgnorth is…
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New charging points

New charging points

Two new electric vehicle charge points will soon be installed in Shropshire as part of a Highways England-funded scheme to ensure that 95% of England’s…
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Imagination fest

Imagination fest

An unmissable new 14-day festival showcasing the amazing story of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge’s past, present and future is taking place…
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Curiosity key

Curiosity key

A Telford-based nursery chain has become the first business in Shropshire to win a national accreditation for the back to basics approach. The Curiosity Approach…
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Funds for Mind

Funds for Mind

Generous customers attending this year’s successful West Midlands Caravan, Motorhome and Destinations Show in Shrewsbury helped to raise more than £600 for mental health charity…
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Rifles steam on

Rifles steam on

The Salop Steam Engine Society’s 2019 Rally takes place at Onslow Park Shrewsbury on Sunday 25 and Monday 26 August, and one of the highlights…
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Star adds support

Star adds support

Staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust (SaTH) are being encouraged to sign up as ambassadors to Nursing Now, a national initiative that…
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Help for Peru

Help for Peru

A Shropshire student scooped a sponsorship boost after impressing architectural design bosses during her work experience placement. Caitlin Morgan, 16, from Grinshill near Shrewsbury, a…
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Animal rescue

Animal rescue

The number of baby animals going to the experts at Shropshire’s Cuan Wildlife rescue centre is on the rise. Summer is a busy time for…
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Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town…
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Spitfire summer

Spitfire summer

RAF Museum Cosford is home to the world’s oldest Spitfire, and this year the facility will pay homage to one of the most iconic aircraft…
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A mammoth effort

A mammoth effort

Tusker the mammoth is a well-loved favourite with all who visit Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. He has been greeting visitors from the front of the…
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Village goes quackers

Village goes quackers

Chorley village will be holding their annual duck trail on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. This fundraising event showcases hundreds of elaborately decorated wooden…
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