Suspended sentence for Shropshire prisoner who ambushed inmate in pillowcase plug attack
A prisoner in a Shropshire jail ambushed a fellow inmate with an improvised metal weapon and hit him several times over the head in an unprovoked attack.
In 1245 King Henry III granted a charter for a weekly Wednesday market, giving Market Drayton its current name. The market is still held every Wednesday and attracts residents from all over Shropshire. The town is also home to Muller dairy and sausage maker Palethorpe's bakery.