Saturday, 25th October 2014

Latest North Shropshire stories

Funding blow for power bid

Civic leaders are “extremely disappointed” after it was revealed electricity upgrades to the town would miss out on government funding.

Ideas flow for canalside site

A MUSEUM, accommodation and a place to hire bicycles are just some of the ideas which have been put forward to breathe new life into an historic site in Ellesmere.

Head’s joy at Ofsted report

A FORMER troubled high school has officially come out of special measures – just a year after it was slated for its standards.

Approval for school’s hub

A NEW £800,000 special needs centre at a school in north Shropshire has been given approval and will be opened in the new year.

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Mellon swoops for new stricker

MICKY MELLON continues to strengthen Shrewsbury Town’s new-look squad after swooping to make former Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon his ninth summer signing.

Crime fears as lights go out

Controversial plans to switch off street lights in north Shropshire over night have sparked concerns that it will lead to an increase in crime and become hazardous for vulnerable people.

Mayor’s joy at housing boom

More than 120 homes could be built in Whitchurch under new plans put forward by a number of developers.

Anti-fracking campaign cry

A NEWLY-formed campaign group fighting plans to drill for gas in north Shropshire has issued a rallying cry for people to attend its inaugural public meeting.

Scout bosses shock at abuse case

Scout bosses have spoken of their horror after a former north Shropshire scoutmaster admitted to a string of sex assaults on boys.

Community centre blow as grant bid fails

Bosses of a popular community centre  have received a major blow after an application for £400,000 to help run the venue was turned down.