Friday, 18th April 2014

Latest North Shropshire stories

Bosses welcome 500-home plans

 Plans that could see up to 500 homes, a primary school, sports pitches and a food store built in Whitchurch have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

Possible fracking sites identified in north Shropshire

Fracking could take place in north Shropshire after the area was identified as a potential site for exploration in a new Government report.

Fire alarm crisis threatens school

A school which urgently needs improved fire alarms could be forced to close – after Shropshire Council said it was 82nd on its priority list.

Leisure plan for wharf is closer

A scheme to create a major new leisure complex in a north Shropshire town has moved one step closer after it emerged a planning application is due to be submitted next year.

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Gas work in town may last a month

ELLESMERE town centre faces about a month of disruption while a £100,000 gas pipe replacement scheme is carried out.

Elderly pair left with no heating

Housing bosses have apologised after an elderly couple were left without heating for more than three weeks.

Ambulance 999 Service in crisis

FEARS have been raised by civic leaders in north Shropshire after ambulance bosses admitted the county does not have enough resources to deal with emergencies.

Vandals damage gravestones

Vandals have damaged gravestones which have stood in a churchyard in north Shropshire for more than 180 years.

Boom time for indoor market

Market traders in a north Shropshire town say business is booming and profits have increased by up to 40 per cent since a community company took over the running of the town’s indoor market.

Hundreds in grip of housing crisis

AN “overwhelming” shortage of affordable homes is gripping north Shropshire, council bosses have revealed.