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25 top tips for free half term fun in Shropshire


Wondering what to do with the kids next week? Well fear no more as our dedicated team of reporters have scoured their contacts books to come up with 25 brilliant ideas that will keep the whole family entertained without breaking the bank.

Letter: Farewell to Ironbridge towers

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On the front page of the Shropshire Star dated October 10, was a leading publication reporting the wonderful news that the huge cooling towers at Ironbridge Power Station that overpower and overshadow Ironbridge will soon be demolished in the summer of 2017.

Poll: Do you think online gambling is a con?


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will probe complaints from the Gambling Commission of unfair treatment of customers, including hard-to-win promotions and blocks on payouts.

Poll: Are you in favour of zoos?

Kumbuka, a male gorilla, got out of his den at London Zoo

Sir David Attenborough has spoken out following the escape of a silverback gorilla from its enclosure at London Zoo - urging visitors to be more respectful and zoos to "bear in mind the sensitivity" of the animals.