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Magnitude 2.5 earthquake hits the county in the early hours If you were lying in your bed in the early hours of this morning and the earth moved for you, you weren’t imagining it. A small earthquake hit Shropshire just before 2am. The 2.5 magnitude earthquake wasn’t powerful enough to cause significant damage but it […]

Telford & Wrekin planners have approved the building of a new Starbucks coffee-shop just off the Trench Lock interchange. The new development will sit to the side of the existing KFC and will include a drive-through.  It is expected to create 8 full-time and 17 part-time jobs. You can see plans for the new coffee-shop […]

West Mercia Police have appealed for information after a dressage horse was found mutilated in a field in Tibberton near Newport. The incident was reported on Friday 15th March. A vet said that the horse could not have injured itself and the animal had to be put down. According to police, there have been recent […]

West Mercia Police is to strengthen the number of regular officers with specialist training that allows them to provide guidance and support around investigating wildlife offences. Funding for 17 additional Wildlife Crime Officers is to be made available for training to increase the total number of wildlife officers in West Mercia to 30. Wildlife crime […]

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has asked the Independent Referral Panel for an initial assessment on plans to downgrade the Accident and Emergency department at the Princess Royal Hospital and move its consultant-led Women and Children’s Centre to Shrewsbury, while Telford would become a centre for planned care. This is the next stage of a […]

A Staffordshire brewery is seeking planning permission to transform a former bank building into a community café bar. The old NatWest building in Newport High Street could get a new lease of life if plans submitted by a local brewery are given the thumbs up by Telford and Wrekin planners. Titanic Brewery Ltd wants to […]

A Water Environment Grant of more than £98,000 has been secured for vital habitat conservation work along the Newport Canal.    The ultimate aim will be restoring the site’s ecological condition and work will involve public consultation, ecological surveys, conservation dredging, water quality protection and access improvements. Newport is one of the places where large […]

Sparrow hawks, buzzards, wrens, finches and woodpeckers are all common sights around the latest area of the borough to be designated a Local Nature Reserve. Lilleshall Hill is set to become the next to be officially adopted Local Nature Reserve, eventually bringing the total number of reserves in Telford and Wrekin to 16. The new […]

Telford & Wrekin Council has announced it is set to invest £300,000 to support the improvement of sustainable public transport in the borough. The cash will be used to develop and invest in measures to encourage people to switch to electric vehicles and use bus and rail services, and has been made possible following changes […]

The region’s biggest apprenticeship event will be held next week as a part of National Apprenticeship Week.  More than 60 of the biggest local and national employers and education providers will be at the event to showcase apprenticeship opportunities. Organisers say apprenticeships are now seen as a very viable alternative to higher education, with many […]


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