Thursday, 24th April 2014

Latest North Shropshire stories

MP backs plan for fracking

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has given his backing to controversial plans to drill for gas in north Shropshire.
The North Shropshire MP said without schemes like the one planned on his own doorstep “the lights will go out”.
Multinational firm Dart Energy has said it will submit plans to drill in Duddleston, near Ellesmere, if Shropshire Council […]

Library to close as work continues

Residents in a town in north Shropshire will have to make do without a library temporarily while work continues on the major refurbishment of its civic centre.

Civic centre cost spirals

he first phase of a major project to revamp a north Shropshire town’s civic centre is running £120,000 over budget, it has been revealed.

Delight as Mere homes rejected

CIVIC leaders have welcomed the decision to throw out controversial plans to create 22 homes next to a north Shropshire beauty spot.

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Minister in favour of rural fracking

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has insisted he wants to see fracking “all over rural parts of the UK”.

Two signal boxes face the chop from line

TWO historic signal boxes in north Shropshire could be demolished under plans revealed by rail bosses.

Village surgery gets green light

PLANS to create a new medical practice in a north Shropshire village have been approved.

Ramblers testify at footpath hearing

Ramblers who regularly used an established path connecting two picturesque lakes before the foot and mouth outbreak found their way blocked by barbed wire when they returned, an inquiry has heard.

Badger cull bill ‘cash well spent’

POLICE costs of almost half a million pounds to deal with the controversial badger cull across the border in Gloucestershire was money well spent, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has insisted.
West Mercia Police spent £466,961 helping officers in Gloucestershire deal with protesters.

70-home plans for ex-dairy approved

PLANS to create up to 70 homes on the site of a former Whitchurch dairy that has become a target for anti-social behaviour have been approved.