Letter: Football is a business

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester City v West Ham United - Etihad Stadium

The news that Premier League clubs spent £1.1bn on new players during the transfer window isn’t really ‘news’ at all. ‘Real’ news would have been how much has been spent on agents’ fees.

Letter: Democracy is a winner

Owen Smith insists that another decade of Tory rule will leave Britain in a bleak state.

Owen Smith, candidate for leadership of the Labour Party, gives us a clear and inequivalent indication of the brand of politics he will be introducing in Westminster should he be elected.

Letter: Shropshire roads need improving


In the August 30 edition of the Shropshire Star you reported on the fresh efforts by North Shropshire MPs to obtain funding for the NWRR and dualling of the A5 west of Shrewsbury.

Letter: Culling badgers is inhumane

New badger culling schemes have been approved

About a year ago you were kind enough to publish a letter from us which refuted the claims of MP Owen Paterson that the culling of badgers in Shropshire would reduce the incidence of Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and that the practice should be extended.

Letter: Struggling to connect

Connecting Shropshire’s newly published strategy for superfast broadband roll out, dooms, like its first strategy document, several thousands of people in Shropshire to no decent broadband access, to the “wasteland” of being “under review” for at least another three years.

Letter: Council has created problem with proliferation of lights

Red traffic light

Several years ago I told Telford Council, both the Highways Portfolio holder and the Highways Department, that the proliferation of traffic lights in Telford was causing a significant number of motorists to jump the lights or become “amber gamblers” when the lights change as they approach them – even going through on red.

Letter: Madness to shut an A&E

A&E stock

On August 15 our daughter was rushed into Accident and Emergency at Princess Royal Hospital. We arrived at the hospital at approximately 2pm.