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Jeremy Corbyn congratulated by former Shropshire school

Jeremy Corbyn's former school has congratulated him on his recent election success.

The prestigious Adams Grammar School in Shropshire was attended by Corbyn, and the Headteacher spoke of their delight at seeing a former pupil do so well.

Jeremy Corbyn's former Shropshire School, Adams Grammar Credit: Adams Grammar School

I would like to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn on his recent election success.

We're always delighted when any former pupil succeeds in their chosen career.

Mr Corbyn's opinions on selective schools such as Adams' are well known but I warmly invite him to come and visit his former school to see the great many changes that have taken place and to talk to our pupils about their experience.

– Gary Hickey, Headmaster


HS2 'vital' to Midlands economy - Centro boss

An transport industry figure has told the Labour Party Conference HS2 is as vital to the West Midlands economy as Crossrail is to London.

Geoff Inskip, chief executive of West Midlands regional transport authority Centro, said only HS2 could provide the step-change needed to provide jobs and growth, while meeting growing demand for rail and delivering international connectivity.

Computer generated image of HS2 Credit: HS2/PA Wire
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