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Government pledges 'unprecedented' £243m to improve transport links in Shropshire

Shropshire will have £243m to spend on transport improvements through a new Government fund created by scrapping the northern leg of HS2.

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Road ban for speeding Audi driver caught on bypass

A speeding motorist caught on a bypass has lost his licence for six months.

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A tipple a day and bit of hard work is the key to a long life, says 104-year-old Hilda

One of Shropshire's oldest residents has been raising a glass to celebrate her birthday, after reaching 104 last week.

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Fancy having your artwork put on display? Here's how you can join the Shrewsbury Arts Trail

Budding artists have a chance to have their work displayed throughout Shropshire's county town.

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Ukrainian refugees gather in Shrewsbury to keep hope alive after two years of war in their homeland

More than 100 refugees and their Shrewsbury supporters gathered at The Quarry on Saturday to mark two years since the illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops.

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Axing of Shrewsbury-to-London train is latest example of our capital link being messed up

Question: What lonely and embarrassing club will Shropshire join after June 2?

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Shropshire family in double celebration as grandad and granddaughter both turn 21

This year's Leap Day means one Shropshire family is seeing two generations celebrate their 21st birthdays, despite having 63 years between them.

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Nearly £3k of vapes seized by police and trading standards in Shrewsbury town centre

Police say they seized "nearly £3,000" worth of illegal vapes from a business in Shrewsbury.

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Man granted bail over stalking and sexual assault charges

A man will appear at crown court accused of stalking and sexual assault.

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Performers urged to apply for grants in memory of Shrewsbury Folk Festival founder

Musicians, dancers, singers and performers are being invited to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to develop their careers.

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Local charity to hold careers fair

Job seekers, school leavers and graduates are being invited to two special days to find out about careers with a local charity.

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Breast surgeon awarded £150k for research to improve breast cancer outcomes

A breast surgeon has been awarded a £150,000 research grant for her work to improve breast cancer outcomes and enhance lifestyle support for patients.

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Son continues his parents' fundraising legacy as snowdrop walk raises £6k for charity

A 25-year long labour of love to create a magnificent carpet of snowdrops has helped smash another fundraising record for cancer patients – in memory of a charity's longtime supporter.

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Drink driver's partner lost an arm in crash he caused - but he avoids jail despite fourth conviction

A boozed-up driver whose partner lost an arm and spent a month in a coma after he crashed his high-powered Jaguar into a ditch off the A5 has avoided prison.

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Mental health trust that failed suicidal Shrewsbury man responds to coroner's finding

A mental health trust which failed a suicidal patient has responded to the coroner's findings about his death.

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Victims of deceitful roofer recall cruel tactics, pressure and their shame at being conned

"I feel so stupid being taken in so easily. I missed meals and had to eat very simply in order to get by. The whole episode has completely undermined my confidence in being able to trust people to keep me in my own home."

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What put the Shrew in Shrewsbury? The meaning of Shropshire place names

Ironbridge and Telford don't need much explaining, but have you ever wondered what put the Shrew in Shrewsbury?

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'Whiplash reality': Shrewsbury-born aid worker reflects on two years of war in Ukraine

An aid worker from Shrewsbury has described the “whiplash reality” of life in Ukraine on the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion.

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Firefighters called out to bitumen spill on Shrewsbury street

Firefighters were called out to deal with a bitumen leak on a residential road in Shrewsbury.

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Police issue fresh dispersal order for A53 Hodnet Bypass following anti-social behaviour

Police in Shropshire have issued a fresh dispersal order on the A53 Hodnet Bypass following an increase in anti-social behaviour.