Update: A41 closed until Mid-August

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UPDATE: 7 August 2016 – The A41 has been REOPENED – more details

UPDATE: 5 August 2016

This afternoon Shropshire Council posted here an update on the status of the damaged property adjacent to the A41 at Shakeford. The property was completely demolished yesterday and a site meeting today deemed that the carriageway was safe. Work then began […]

Have Your Say on Shropshire’s Sports Facilities

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Shropshire Council has announced a consultation on its Draft Sports Facilities Strategy 2016 – 2037. Details can be found on this page on its website.

The consultation opened today (29/7/16) and will be open for responses until 30th September. It covers all aspects of Council supported sports and leisure facilities. The consultation document, can be downloaded from the above web-page, […]

A41 closed until Friday at least!

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A subsequent update is available here.

Shropshire Council have announced on their website this evening (27/7/16) that the A41 between Tern Hill and Hinstock will will remain closed for at least another 2 days.

They had previously announced here that just before 11:00pm last night, an HGV collided with a property (Fox House) at Shakeford, Hinstock on the A41. The […]

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

Whilst many parts of the Hodnet area now have access to superfast fibre broadband, other local areas have no prospect of Openreach, the BT infrastructure company, providing a reliable high-speed service in the foreseeable future. For instance last year we reported the contrast for residents of Little Bolas (who were the first community in the area to have access to […]

A41 Closed by Accident

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West Mercia Police’s Market Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team, have this evening (14/7/16) reported on Twitter that the A41 between Tern Hill and Whitchurch has been closed by a road accident. Their first tweet was posted around 7:30pm, with a second one around 10:00pm stating the road was still closed.

Shropshire Fire & Rescue […]

Antiques Valuation Day – August 2016

From 10.00am – 4.00 pm, Thursday 11 August, at The Bear, Hodnet.

Free valuations of collectables, jewellery, ceramics and other antiques.

Hansons and The Bear both support the Midlands Air Ambulance Service and donations can be made on the day.

Items can be accepted into forthcoming Hansons Auctions.

For more information please telephone 01630-685214 or email

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Highland Cow Stolen

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This afternoon (13/7/16) the Shropshire Star published an appeal from West Midlands Police for information on a Highland Cow stolen from the West Midlands Shooting Ground.

According to the report the animal was stolen between 1pm on Sunday and 8:45am the following day.

Constable Mick Sturland, said: “At over £1,000, she is a valuable asset and I would ask that […]

Former local nursing home manager struck off

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The Shropshire Star’s website has today published a report that the Nursing and Midwifery Council has removed Mrs Lorraine Rose Wright from its register. Mrs Wright was previously the manager of Beech House Nursing Home in Wollerton.

The hearing, which took place at the NMC in London on 4 July, followed on from two consecutive periods of suspensions. A 9 […]

Right Royal Party Report

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A report on June’s Right Royal Party is now available on the event’s page.

It includes photographs from the day provided by Cobra Photography (see gallery below) and details of competition winners.

Dead kitten found in Marchamley

This morning (6/7/16) we received the following message from Eleanor Cooper:

I just wanted to get the word out there, I drove through Marchamley this morning towards Hodnet and found a black and white kitten, I’d say around 6 months old in the middle of the road. It had been long dead when I found it at 7am. I moved […]

HFG – Glow Worm evening

Despite a cold and showery day we were surprised, but very pleased, by how many people turned up for the late evening Glow Worm walk on 1st July, nearly 30 of us.

Even more surprising was that some were from Llandudno! – but it turned out they were staying at the Bear Inn for the weekend and, having seen our […]

HFG – Wetland Walk

Despite the generally terrible June weather, the skies brightened on the 22nd and the sun even came out for the evening walk around the Wollerton Wetlands, but the weather beforehand perhaps accounted for the smaller than usual number of people attending.

By chance, the Probation Service had strimmed the wetland paths the day before, so access was particularly easy. After […]