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The week in quotes - February 12


From the opening of the new Cheryl James inquest, to an £8.5 million council funding helpline, a runaway pig. DIY SOS arriving in the county and a certain FA Cup clash, here's the week in quotes.

Letter: Effects of a ‘Super A&E’

hospital A&E stock

The data is coming in about the effects of cutting A&E facilities in regions where one hospital gets a “Super A&E” expansion at the expense of a nearby hospital.

Thomas Telford £10 vote hits a dud note

Civil engineer Thomas Telford, who was responsible for many major Shropshire building projects as the county surveyor

Shropshire’s industrial pioneer Thomas Telford has missed out on the chance to be the face of Scotland’s new £10 note – despite topping a poll to decide on the matter.

Star Witness: Pancake Day 2016 (37)

"My fancy filigree pancake was deliciously crisp!" - taken at Malmesbury, by Lydia Houghton from Malmesbury

It is that time of year again, where those of us who can't fry an egg become professional chefs and think we can flip pancakes five times in the air with a hot frying pan....

Letter: Council must follow lead on broadband


The recent ‘broadbad’ (sic) report on the problems bedevilling rural connectivity that 121 MPs endorsed, including three from Shropshire, has brought some useful extra publicity to an issue that’s so important to counties such as this.