Editor's Picks

Star comment: Pioneering bid to cut nuisance

police van

Anti-social behaviour gnaws at the very fabric of society. Communities across our region are plagued by those whose thoughtlessness and irresponsibility degrade our quality of life.

Phil Gillam: If music be the food of love . . .

Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

From cocktail bars to Carluccio’s, from the Peach Tree to pretty little shops popping up everywhere, and from top exhibitions at our museum and art gallery to top entertainment at Theatre Severn, there’s a terrific vibe about Shrewsbury these days.

Star Comment: Decision by Lloyds sad news

Lloyds Bank

The decision by Lloyds Bank to shed 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches is sad news. It is also a poignant reminder that although we seem to be enjoying a period of sustained economic growth, there are still substantial challenges.

Letter: Homes at right price


As a resident of North Shropshire, I’m concerned about the lack of serious local debate on the homes we need in our community when there’s clearly a big problem.

Forget scary movies, evil is closer than you realise

computer stock

I pride myself on my bravery. I can knock the door of a stranger to seek out a challenging story, watch horror movies without a cushion and I can catch a spider and release it safely elsewhere without having the desire to burn my entire flat to the ground.

Awards boost farmers are cream of crop

Ross Edwards picks up award for Agricultural Student of the Year (Farmers Guardian image)

Talented Shropshire farmers were the cream of the crop at this year’s British Farming Awards. The awards, which celebrate all types of farming and innovation, saw Shropshire-based farmers scoop up a range of prizes at the ceremony.