Tag: Shropshire Star

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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Telford service cuts ‘planned to anger the public’ Cost-cutting plans to close libraries, markets, youth clubs and community centres in Telford are designed to make people “as angry as possible” with the government, it was claimed today. Stuart Parr, chairman

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Mark Pritchard thinks ministers should campaign to stay in the EU

The Conservative MP for the Wrekin, Mark Pritchard, has told the Shropshire Star that cabinet ministers should campaign to stay in the EU. Whilst a handful of Conservative ministers are asking for permission to campaign to leave the EU, David Cameron is

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Telford & Wrekin MPs come out in favour of staying in the EU

The Shropshire Star have asked all of Shropshire’s MPs where they stand on the EU referendum and unsurprisingly, both Mark Pritchard and Lucy Allen have come out in favour of reforming the EU rather than leaving. Both MPs told voters that

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Nigel Hastilow says vote for someone you don’t want to stop someone else you don’t want from winning

Nigel Hastilow, political columnist for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star and former Conservative candidate for Halesowen & Rowley Regis, has taken the unusual step of explaining why he’s going to vote for a political party he doesn’t want to win. He

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Petition for direct rail link between Shropshire and London

The Shropshire Star has launched a cross-party petition for a direct rail link between Shropshire and London. Rail services in Telford are overcrowded and inadequate and Shropshire is the only county in England that doesn’t have a direct rail route

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Shropshire Star: This charming man; the real Nigel Farage

A great write-up on nigel Farage and his tour of the country in the Shropshire Star on Friday. The left wing press think it’s “trendy” to criticise UKIP whilst the right wing press do it to appease their Tory paymasters.

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Shropshire Star: UKIP wins vacant Wellington Town Council seat

UKIP wins vacant Wellington Town Council seat UKIP has won the vacant seat on Wellington Town Council after polling almost half of the vote. Former Wellington mayor Denis Allen won the Dothill seat with 303 (46 per cent) of the

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Shropshire Star: Councillor switches to UKIP

UKIP Telford & Wrekin featured on the front page of the Shropshire Star again yesterday with the news that Independent Ercall Magna councillor, John Sadler, has joined us.  The news was also published on the Shropshire Live website. Councillor switches

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Shropshire Star: The danger of potholes

The danger of potholes I read with interest the write up in the Shropshire Star on potholes. One such example is on the B5062 just past Shray Hill Farm on the left from Crudgington to Newport. A little way from

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