Star comment: MPs are out to get your vote

Labour says almost 1 million people have dropped off the voting register in the last year

Like buses, you don’t see any politicians for ages, and then they all suddenly come at once. So get ready to meet a politician, because over the next few months Shropshire and Mid Wales will be having an influx.

Star comment: Politics a multi-party challenge

Clegg cameron coalition

It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that by the end of 2015, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband could all be out of a job. Similarly, it would be no surprise if either David Cameron or Ed Miliband had become Prime Minister.

Phil Gillam: Enjoying a brush with history in Shrewsbury

The Boathouse Inn, Shrewsbury

Under the bright blue skies of a crisp and frosty morning, we went for a walk over Kingsland Bridge, across Beck’s Fields on the outer bank of the river’s horseshoe loop and then over Porthill Bridge and through The Quarry.

Star comment: Pointless roadworks to drag on

Roadworks at Emstrey island, Shrewsbury

The road “improvements” on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, which nobody was calling for and which have caused disruption and frustration to motorists for months, are now going to drag on for much longer than anybody was warned.