- MP Frank Field has urged The Pensions Regulator to speed up efforts to extract cash from Sir Philip Green to plug the yawning hole in BHS's pension fund , as administrators look set to pocket almost £5 million from the retailer's collapse.
- More than 2,000 farmers are still waiting for subsidy payments after more than a year, figures show.
- A police inspector with responsibility for disposing of seized drugs was found with hundreds of thousands of pounds of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and cannabis in his home, a jury has heard.
- The first freight train service from China to the UK has arrived.
- Tour operators wanted to increase security in Sousse before 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack, but did not want holidaymakers to be "scared by seeing an army of police", an inquest has heard.
- Christian Benteke has insisted he has no plans to leave Crystal Palace and is fully focused on inspiring their battle against relegation.
- South Africa's linchpin batsman AB de Villiers has made himself unavailable for this summer's Test tour of England.
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Another shop on Cross Street, Oswestry looks set to close after 'diabolical' business rates are crippling the business. The former Athena's Artisans shop was taken over by Ray Murphy in September 2016 as a discount furniture shop, however, Mr Murphy ...
- Car crashes into 12-tonne pile of 'fly-tipped' rubbish in Shropshire
A car has crashed into a 12-tonne pile of rubble left dumped on a road. The mound of soil, stone bricks and kerbs, discovered at about 07:45 GMT on Wednesday, has completely blocked Back Lane in Tibberton, Shropshire. Telford and Wrekin Council says it ...
Telford care-at-home agencies are given a good rating
Patients being cared for at home by two Telford agencies are receiving a good standard of treatment, inspectors have ruled. 0. Comments. Telford-based care agency Supreme Homecare and Peace of Mind Homecare Services, which provides care for people ...and more »
Shropshire student hoping for singing career after success on The Voice
Shropshire student Zoe Hedge is aiming to make a living out of singing after wowing the judges on TV talent show The Voice UK. voice Ebony Wilson, left, and Zoe Hedge have been working with Sir Tom Jones on talent show The Voice UK. 0. Comments.
- The gender pay gap in the civil service should be sorted out before the Government lectures other employers, the equalities minister has been told.
Emergency work to repair Telford gas leak
The work is now ongoing at Holyhead Road in Ketley and there are now te temporary traffic lights at the junction of Holyhead Road and Waterloo Road, Ketley, by the Blue Elephant. To reduce traffic disruption, National Grid is aiming to carry out the ...and more »
1000-name petition prompts debate on Church Stretton swimming pool
A petition calling for Church Stretton's swimming pool to be kept open will be presented before Shropshire Council on February 23, it has been revealed. 0. Comments. The petition, which is in support of keeping the threatened swimming pool at Teme ...
- British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has announced the addition of three new names to his backroom staff for the tour of New Zealand later this year.
- The squeeze on household finances intensified at the start of 2017 as perceptions about price pressures hit a three-year high, according to an index.
- The Co-operative Group declared it was "back" after cheering surging sales in its Christmas quarter, boosted by a push to sign up more customer members.
- British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are in hospital in Tenerife after the pair were involved in a road accident on Tuesday evening.
- The Welsh Rugby Union has appointed sevens coach Ben Ryan in a consultancy role.
- A woman missing from Shrewsbury has been found following a police appeal.
- Emergency road works are underway to repair a gas escape in Telford.
Row over new Oswestry tourist centre and toilets
Money from a multi–million pound development windfall will be used for a new tourist information centre and toilets. LAST PHONES 38 SL 16 Oswestry town centre. 0. Comments. Oswestry Town Council voted on Monday to build the new block on its Central ...
- Money from a multi–million pound development windfall will be used for a new tourist information centre and toilets.
Developer considers next move over Shrewsbury's Dana prison
The developer behind stalled plans to transform Shrewsbury's prison says he will decide his next move after the council responds to queries over what the building can be used for. Shrewsbury's Dana Prison. 0. Comments. Trevor Osborne, one of the joint ...and more »
- A record £13.2 billion was spent online in November using cards as consumers took advantage of shopping bonanzas such as Black Friday, according to an industry body.
- The boss of HSBC has said the bank is on course to move 1,000 jobs from its London business to Paris after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Britain will scrap its single market membership after Brexit.
- Andy Murray thrashed Andrey Rublev to reach the Australian Open third round but the Scot endured an injury scare after twisting his right ankle.
- Shropshire student Zoe Hedge is aiming to make a living out of singing after wowing the judges on TV talent show The Voice UK.
Telford hoping to extend Elliot Hodge loan
Boss Rob Smith is hoping AFC Telford United can see off National League interest and extend Elliot Hodge's loan deal. Elliot Hodge gets into the penalty area. The 21-year-old winger's temporary switch from Lincoln City – who also play in the National ...
Paul Hurst issues Shrewsbury challenge to Tyler Roberts
Paul Hurst has challenged new loanee forward Tyler Roberts to earn his matchday minutes as a Shrewsbury Town player. SOCCER : SkyBet Football League One - Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town Paul Hurst. Roberts, who signed on loan for the season from ...and more »
- Motorists were forced tro swere to avoid a stray dog in the traffic on the busy A5 near Oswestry today.
- A university has issued an apology for its "inadequate" handling of a case involving one of its former lecturers who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-student partner.
- Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw will get a chance to impress in the coming games as he tries to fight his way back into Jose Mourinho's plans.
- The Welsh-Irish family of whistleblower Chelsea Manning have said they are "overjoyed" she will soon be free after her sentence was commuted by outgoing US President Barack Obama.
- Projects aimed at tackling food poverty are to share £350,000 in Scottish Government funding.
- Shrewsbury Town in The Community’s Disability Awareness Week kicked off with their powerchair football session at Shrewsbury Sports Village.
- With Disability Awareness Week in full swing, it was time for keeper Jayson Leutwiler to lend a helping hand at one of Town’s Cerebral Palsy football sessions.
- Shares in Mitie have sunk after the embattledoutsourcer issued its third profit warning since September in response to delayed contracts and a flagging performance from its cleaning division.
- Concussion is the the most serious and commonly reported injury in Premiership Rugby, a new report has said.
Rifles band to lead Shrewsbury concert in aid of museum
The Band and Bugles of The Rifles, the county regiment of Shropshire, are returning to Shrewsbury just four months after gaining the freedom of the town. RIFILES11AE14 The Band and Bugles of The Rifles will be leading a charity concert at Shrewsbury's ...
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Theresa May's 'thoughtful' Brexit speech welcomed by Shropshire and Mid Wales MPs
Shropshire MPs welcomed the Prime Minister's speech on leaving the European Union, saying it has gone a long way to clarifying matters. Prime Minister Theresa May. 0. Comments. Theresa MayMay told an audience including EU diplomats that she ...and more »
Telford man poisoned wife's food with laxatives for THREE YEARS
A Telford man poisoned his new wife by giving her laxatives over a three-year period. David Thomas Smith has admitted poisoning his wife Elizabeth. David Smith has admitted poisoning his wife, Elizabeth, over a three-year period. In an interview today ...and more »
Delays in Shropshire after four-car crash on M54
It happened eastbound between junction three for Albrighton and junction two for Wolverhampton just before 8am. Delays of up to 20 minutes stretched down to junction four for Shifnal and traffic was stopped just after 8am to allow for recovery.and more »
- The Clifton Cinema in Wellington turns 80 today, and as the birthday wishes ring round nobody is really sure if it has seen the final curtain or whether there may yet be a second act.
- Roger Federer admitted to feeling disappointed after scrapping his way to a 7-5 6-3 7-6 (7/3) victory over America's Noah Rubin and into the Australian Open third round.
- Shares in Pearson plunged more than 20% in morning trading after the education publisher warned on profits and said it was planning to sell its publishing unit Penguin Random House.
- Luxury fashion group Burberry hailed an "exceptional" festive performance in the UK as booming tourist trade helped send sales surging by around 40%.
- A Telford man poisoned his new wife by giving her laxatives over a three-year period. David Thomas Smith has admitted poisoning his wife Elizabeth.
Shropshire mother, 31, cleared of £27000 false benefits claim
A Shropshire mother-of-two, who was accused of falsely claiming more than £27,000 in benefits, has been cleared of any wrongdoing. 0. Comments. Andrea Roberts, aged 31, of Prees, pleaded not guilty to three offences of dishonesty between 2011 and ...
House prices are booming in Shropshire
Growth in house prices in Shropshire accelerated in November, leaving the average property value at £200,748. house-hunting property stock. 0. Comments. Official Land Registry figures show that prices in the Shropshire Council area rose by 4.33 per ...and more »
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