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Shropshire man charged with 16 child sex offences

A former member of staff from St Peter's CofE Primary School in Bratton, Telford, will appear before the Wolverhampton magistrates later this morning charged with 16 child sex offences.
The Iron Bridge has spanned the River Severn in Shropshire since 1779. Photo: English Heritage

English Heritage’s Iron Bridge crowd funding campaign reaches its target

English Heritage’s first ever crowd-funding campaign has reached its target of £40,000 to help save the Iron Bridge in just over a week.
Pictured from left; Mayor of Whitchurch Tony Neville, Creative Play Sales Director David Esser and Cllr Terry O'Neill with the Whitchurch Alport Junior FC team

New Whitchurch playground extension scores highly with young footballers

Young footballers scored a new playground extension highly after members of the Whitchurch community had their say on its development.

Young deer maimed after being found trapped on wire fencing in Telford

Another young deer has been maimed and “will probably die” after being found trapped on “needless” wire fencing in Telford.
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Illegal traveller encampment cleared from Telford sports centre

Telford & Wrekin Council have cleared a large illegal encampment including horses, caravans and vehicles from a Dawley sports centre..

Business News

Business invited to data protection and cyber security seminar

Businesses in Shropshire are being invited to a seminar where they can learn how to comply with strict new data protection laws and defend themselves from cyber-attacks.
Celebrating the partnership deal are, from left Dave Morris (TG Concrete General Manager), Tudor Griffiths (TG Group Managing Director), Ken Greetham (Wynnstay Chief Executive) and Peter Butler (Wynnstay Product Manager)

Partnership working has huge potential

Concrete specialists at a Shropshire firm have joined forces with a renowned agricultural supplier to help farmers create the very best environment for their animals.
Nicole Gunter, the Managing Director of Global Freight, which is sponsoring the Shining Star – Secondary category of the inaugural Dyslexia Awards

Exporters urged to enter business awards

Small businesses in Shropshire that trade overseas are being urged to get their entries in for the regional heat of a nationwide competition before the January deadline.
mfg's Peter Copsey and Maynard Burton are welcomed by John Leftwich and Shelagh Paterson of the SVR Charitable Trust

mfg Solicitors go for gold with Severn Valley Railway

Leading law firm mfg Solicitors has given its seal of approval to the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.
New Galliers directors Darren Abley, Steve Cassie and Emma Macdonald

Galliers strengthens its board of directors

Shropshire house builder Galliers Homes has strengthened its board with three promotions.



Match Preview: Bury V Shrewsbury Town

Red-hot favourites Shrewsbury Town must avoid complacency as they travel to bottom side Bury.
Telford & Wrekin Langley, winners of Y7 boys cross country, with guest of honour Beth Partridge

New School Games festival season kicks off in style

Telford and East Shropshire dominated the top prizes at the county’s first secondary schools mini School Games festival of the new academic year.

Shrewsbury Bell Target League: Halfway House reinforce their position at the top

In the Shrewsbury & District Air Rifle League's Bell Target League this week, Halfway House reinforce their position at the top of the table.

Match Report: Rotherham United 1 – 2 Shrewsbury Town

A dramatic contest ends with a late winner for Shrewsbury Town despite spending a large portion of the second half with ten men.


Mud runners Carmen Roldan Blasco, Hollie Cale, Rhea Alton, Rachel Hitchin and Henry's Dad Jacob

Mud run team raises more than £3,000 to help young boy take his first steps unaided

More than £3,000 was raised for a campaign to help a three-year-old boy take his first steps unaided after fundraisers took on the UK Mud Run.
Persimmon Homes’ hosted a coffee morning to celebrate the success of Community Champions

Shropshire groups benefit from charity campaign

Shropshire groups who have benefited from a charity campaign have gathered to celebrate their success.
The art exhibition will be taking place at Renaissance in Ludlow

Art exhibition pops up at south Shropshire charity shop

A charity shop in south Shropshire is to host its first ever art exhibition in the run up to Christmas.
Margaret Watts (Information Specialist), Jeremy Burnam (Information Specialist) and Moray Hayman (Facilities Officer) with Betty, the Macmillan Mobile Information Bus

Cancer Information Bus to visit Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Cancer information and support is coming to Shrewsbury Town Football Club on Saturday 25 November, courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.
The Chair of SDN, Ruby Hartshorn, welcomed the Rev. Phil Briggs to the scheme

Safe Places Shropshire sign up 400th Safe Location

Safe Places Shropshire has signed up Riversway Elim Church on Lancaster Road in Shrewsbury as its 400th Safe Place.

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Richard Cresswell, Peter Smith and Sid Andrews get ready for the Santa specials on the Severn Valley Railway

‘Operation Christmas’ in full steam as the SVR prepares for a magical festive season

Festive preparations are underway at the Severn Valley Railway ahead of the imminent arrival of its much-anticipated Christmas 2017 services.
A 1940s Christmas at Attingham. Photo: Phillip Abram / National Trust

Preparations underway for a 1940s Christmas at Attingham

Preparations are well under way for Christmas at Attingham Park the National Trust property on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.
Last year's Proms and Prosecco in the Park proved a success

Date announced for the return of Shropshire’s classical music festival

A date has been set for the return of a classical music festival in Shropshire with organisers forced to release tickets early due to popular demand.
Folk opera group, Green Matthews

A Christmas Carol to be retold through folk music at The Hive

The Hive in Shrewsbury is hosting “A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera”, a retelling of the classic Christmas Carol story performed by folk opera group, Green Matthews.
Shrewsbury Winter Festival 2017

Get Christmas truly started with the Shrewsbury Winter Festival 2017

The region's largest Winter Festival returns to Shrewsbury Quarry for 2017 and will be the perfect event to really get your Christmas started.
Ross Noble will be bringing his new tour to Theatre Severn in 2018

Comedian Ross Noble set for two night return to Theatre Severn

Comedy legend Ross Noble will be returning to Shrewsbury in 2018 for two nights with his brand-new comedy tour, El Hablador.



Claudia Baker’s winning family selfie photo of son Ivan, 9, daughter Beatrice and ‘Mr Seaweed’

Family wins holiday thanks to seaside selfie competition

When a Shrewsbury travel agency threw down the gauntlet to find the best family holiday ‘selfie’ they were overwhelmed by the hundreds of entries they received.
Sue Walsh, Jill Kelly, Ian Swindell, Helen Grass and Lauren Wagstaff at Lunts Pharmacy in Roushill, Shrewsbury

Double the number of flu vaccinations given out in Shropshire this...

A group of pharmacies across Shropshire has reported that more than double the number of flu vaccinations have been administered this year, compared with the same time last year.
The Wroxeter Hotel and Shropshire Farm Weddings after they scooped the title of Best Event Team at the Wedding Industry Awards

Shropshire wedding team scoops award for second year running

A Shropshire wedding event team has been crowned winners once again at the Wedding Industry Awards.

Shropshire care company hopes to ease growing burden faced by the...

A Shropshire care company is pressing ahead with ambitious expansion plans aimed at taking pressure off the NHS and increasing its potential for the care of more people in their own homes.
Lee Wright (front) is pictured on the beach with other cast members during the filming of BBC’s Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

Thrills and spills for Shropshire’s action man Lee Wright

When Guy Richie decided to shoot his last film Disney’s live-action Aladdin, he only wanted the best which included Shropshire’s own Lee Wright.
Shropshire author Lorna McCann

Shropshire author nominated for county business award

A Shropshire author is celebrating after being nominated for a county business award.