Proposals to temporarily suspend Midwife-Led Units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Oswestry for between three and six months have been approved.Read the full story ›
A nine-year-old girl, reported missing from her home earlier this evening (Friday, 7 April) has been located safe and well, close to Stanton Lacy, near Ludlow.
Police are making an urgent appeal after a nine year-old girl was reported missing from her home near Ludlow.
She was last seen at around 6.10pm today (Friday, 7 April 2017) where a witness reports seeing her walking towards Stanton Lacy, near Ludlow.
She is described as having long dark blonde hair, tied back, she was last seen wearing a pink jumper, spotty trousers and black wellington boots.
If you have any information you can contact West Mercia Police on 101.
Prince Harry is joining injured former British soldiers trekking the length of the country on their own personal roads to recovery.Read the full story ›
Both cyclists and motorists are being urged to be extra vigilant after a teenage boy was injured in a collision with a car.Read the full story ›
Stretton ward at Ludlow Community Hospital is to close today because of a lack of trained nurses. It is merging with Dinham ward on the ground floor of the hospital.
More than 2,600 people signed a petition over the decision.
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust says it will still be providing the same number of beds and access for patients.
In a statement, the trust said:
We have experienced some serious nurse shortages over the last couple of years and despite many creative recruitment drives still do not have enough trained nurses.
If the nurses are on the same floor it is much easier for them to support each other across the wards areas, keeping patients and carers safe and providing a much more supportive working environment for our staff.
The move is an interim arrangement and will be monitored carefully to ensure there are no unintended consequences.
Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing man from Ludlow.
Peter Duce, aged 34, was last seen on Wednesday 15 April.
He is a white man, around 5 foot 10, of a medium build with sandy coloured short hair. He was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a grey hooded top.
Police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and wish to confirm that he is safe and well.
A49 in both directions closed due to accident, lorry and a bus involved between B4370 Ludlow Road and B4371 Sandford Avenue.
The accident is just south of Church Stretton. Affecting traffic on the stretch between Shrewsbury and Craven arms
A part-time game keeper from Herefordshire has been caught and fined for setting an illegal trap designed to harm birds of prey.
Wayne Edward Priday was ordered to pay more than £500 for using a pole trap - a device with a powerful spring placed on top of a post or pole where birds of prey are likely to perch.
When RSPB officers discovered the trap in Ludlow they set up surveillance cameras which caught Priday visiting it.
Police say they think the trap was intended to catch a goshawk, a very rare bird with perhaps only 500 pairs in the UK.