Monday, 21st April 2014

Latest North Shropshire stories

Fear hall work will hit trade

A £1.6 million revamp of a community hall in a north Shropshire high street could cause major disruption to trade and affect sales in the run-up to Christmas, claim shopkeepers.
Bosses of Whitchurch Chamber of Trade fear business could be hit hard while the work is carried out over five months to renovate Whitchurch Civic Centre.

Care at hospital comes under fire

AN investigation has been launched into the standards of care received by patients at a community hospital in north Shropshire.

Team up for cull bud, farmers told

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has told farmers across north Shropshire to work together if they wish to see a badger cull introduced next year.

Residents hit out at water quality

People in a north Shropshire town have hit out at the quality of their tap water, describing it as “undrinkable”.

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End of the line for historic signal box

A historic railway signal box in a north Shropshire town will be demolished and the system automatically controlled in Cardiff from October, rail bosses have confirmed.

Wind farm fears as 10th bid goes in

Fears have been raised that north Shropshire is being turned into a ‘giant windfarm’ after another planning application was submitted to build a turbine in the area.

Bell tower opening for first time in decade

A church tower will be opened to the public for the first time in 10 years this weekend to raise money to get the bells back on song.

Bat find won’t stop abbey restoration

THE £2 million restoration of a crumbling historic estate on the north Shropshire border could begin in the autumn – despite experts finding rare bats living there.

Councillor quits over stalls row

A councillor in a north Shropshire town has resigned just one month into the role following a clash with a major retailer over the monthly farmers’ market.

Lives ‘at risk’ if fire stations close

Firefighters have warned lives will be put at risk by government cuts that could lead to four stations, including three in north Shropshire, being closed.