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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.

More than 150 firearms handed in during first week of surrender campaign

A total of 159 firearms have been handed in during the first week of the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police firearms surrender campaign.

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..

Police investigate collision on A483 near Oswestry

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Oswestry to come forward.
SmartWater’s Steve Mills, a former crime squad officer, shines an ultra violet light to identify stolen equipment and entrap thieves watched by Area Manager John Das Gupta, of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, at the scene of a “first ever” crime at Albrighton Fire Station

Shropshire firefighters fight back after thieves steal equipment putting lives at risk

Firefighters are fighting back after “despicable” thieves put lives at risk by stealing lifesaving equipment from county fire stations.
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Telford 50 anniversary events fund swamped with applications

Telford & Wrekin Council says it has received over 120 applications for funding community events to mark Telford’s 50th anniversary.
Graham Guest, Principal of Telford College

Telford College open day will reveal more details of new ‘7th Form’

More details about Telford College’s trailblazing new 7th Form will be revealed at an open event this week.
Sqn Ldr Gary James, Station Flight Safety Officer (SFSO) at RAF Shawbury

RAF Officer Awarded Flight Safety Award

Squadron Leader Gary James, the Station Flight Safety Officer at RAF Shawbury, has been awarded the prestigious LG Groves Flight Safety on the Ground Award.

Firefighters called to kitchen fire in Pontesbury

Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at a property in Pontesbury early this morning.

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