Editor's Picks

An angel among us

Animals 16 PM 14

At the crack of dawn when most of us are still tucked up in bed, Tracey Gibbs is up and making an unusually large breakfast.

Letter: Governing the nation

Ed Miliband

What is it about our current crop of politicians from the tired old school that makes them want to deny English people from having any say in governing themselves?

Star comment: Can solar farms be that good?

Solar farm

If a self-appointed expert, a boss of a solar farm company, or an environmental campaigner, says that there is nothing for Salopians to fear from solar farms, you would justifiably think that they would say that, wouldn’t they?

Sand artist makes a splash

Abigail Humphries at The Cliffe, with her sand-painting artwork

An artist who paints with sand is showing off her work in her home town, before it goes on display outside the county.

Phil GIllam: A new chapter for some

One of the Edward Burne-Jones paintings at Shrewsbury Art Gallery’s new exhibition

Naked ladies (I knew that would get your attention), creating compelling fiction, and also prayers, quiet reflection and remembrance; these are all on the menu this week.

Inside your Weekend Shropshire Star


Everyone's favourite pop princess Kylie is Weekend's cover star. Yes! Kylie! She talks 25 years in music, meeting Miley, and why the best is yet to come.

Star comment: Shifting sands of IS crisis

David Cameron

As MPs debate the prospect of Britain joining an international coalition bombing Islamic State, it is worth reflecting on the extraordinarily rapid shift in Western policy which has brought this nation to the brink of military action yet again.