Category: Shropshire News

Shropshire Star survey finds increase in support for leaving the EU

Despite being shared around pro-EU activist groups, a survey on the Shropshire Star website has found that support for leaving the EU has increased since the referendum. Shropshire – and Telford & Wrekin in particular – was one of the most eurosceptic

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Brexit boosts county exports

Figures release by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce show a boost to local businesses as a result of the EU referendum. The long-overdue devaluation of the pound has provided a welcome boost to exports all over the country, including here in Shropshire where businesses

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Future Fit board recommend closing Telford’s A&E and Women & Children’s Centre

The Future Fit board have voted to recommend the A&E and Women & Children’s Centre in Telford are closed and relocated to Shrewsbury as they always intended to do. Telford has always played second fiddle to Shrewsbury where anything county-wide is concerned

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Shrewsbury’s MP proposes merger of Shropshire and Telford

The Conservative MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski, has suggested merging Telford & Wrekin Council with Shropshire Council. He says that a combined authority could save £14m a year through efficiencies which could be spent on improving services. Shropshire County Council abolished

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Direct rail connection to London will disappoint without significant investment

Virgin’s first direct train from Shropshire to London rolled out of Shrewsbury station on Monday, marking a return of the first direct rail route from Shropshire to the capital since Wrexham & Shropshire folded in 2011. A direct train to London should be

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Appeal for help finding missing Madeley man, Daniel Hodgin

West Mercia Police are appealing for information and help to find a Madeley man who went missing in Shrewsbury last weekend. Daniel Hodgin was at the Buttermarket in Shrewsbury and has been seen on CCTV falling and banging his head on a

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We are committed to maintaining A&E services in Telford and Shrewsbury

A report by doctors has recommended a single A&E site for Shropshire, either at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital or a new location between the two. UKIP Telford & Wrekin disagrees with this conclusion and we remain committed to maintaining

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Petition for adequate traffic solution for Shifnal

Cllr Andy Mitchell is urging Shifnal residents to sign an ePetition calling on Shropshire Council to provide adequate transport solutions for Shifnal after approving a raft of new housing in the town. Andy helped organise a Save Our Shifnal silent

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Newport taxi firm says eastern Europeans have a “better work ethic” [Poll]

Newport taxi firm, Ultimate Taxis, is recruiting drivers from eastern Europe because the owner says that people in Telford are too unreliable. Newport Town Councillor and owner of Ultimate Taxis, Cllr Terry Spooner, says that foreign taxi drivers have a

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Save Our Shifnal

UKIP Town Councillor, Andy Mitchell, has helped organise a silent protest at a meeting of Shropshire Council over plans to increase Shifnal’s population by 60% over the next 12 years. Save Our Shifnal has been formed to oppose the plans

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