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MP's hopes for M54 M6 link

The Department of Transport has been urged to push forward with plans to establish a road linking Shropshire's M54 to the M6 and M6 Toll to help bring growth and new jobs to the county.

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Even Shropshire Council leader Keith Barrow is getting in on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Around 1,000 protesters have marched through the streets of Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.

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BREAKING NEWS: Polish PM Donald Tusk elected European council president.

Welington Fire Service are busy saving animals this evening!

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Wem would not be able to cope with a new 75-home estate due to fears over flooding and congestion on narrow roads, it has been claimed.

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Dozens of Shropshire Council-owned homes are set for a makeover as part of a £1.4 million investment.

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Report and pics of Shrewsbury 2 Luton 0

Soccer :  Sky Bet Football League Two - Shrewsbury Town v Luton Town

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In response to G Griffiths’ letter  (Shropshire Star, August 21) I am unable to understand what point he is attempting to make. He first goes into a tirade about the closure of the prison, barracks, sorting office, and future plans of similar vein for the Shirehall.

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