A runner from Shropshire who smashed a world record by completing 53 marathons in 53 days is beginning a new challenge today - running from Oswestry in Shropshire to London, before taking on the London Marathon.
Amy Hughes completed the 53 marathons to raise money for a children's brain tumour research charity and to promote healthy living.
Her itinerary for the next few days is:
- Saturday 18th Oswestry - Telford. (33 miles)
- Sunday 19th Telford - Birmingham (35 miles)
- Monday 20th Birmingham - Rugby (35 miles)
- Tuesday 21st Rugby - Northampton (22 miles)
- Wednesday 22nd Northampton - Luton (37 miles)
- Thursday 23rd Luton - St Albans (12 miles)
- Thursday 23rd Travel to Bedford to attend a Kelly Holmes event.
- Friday 24th St Albans - Trafalgar Square (25 miles)
- Friday 24th Attend and present an award at the running awards at the O2 arena.
- Saturday 25th Marathon registration.
- Sunday 26th London Marathon Day (26.2 miles)
A 'large cordon' has been put in place and houses have been evacuated after a gas leak in Oswestry.
West Mercia Police have warned people to avoid the area around Church Street.
We have put a large cordon around a gas leak in Church Street, Oswestry & evacuations are taking place, please avoid the area for now.
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Mount Road in Oswestry is expected to remain closed for the next five hours as police investigate an incident.
There's reports that it is involving a postbox which has been damaged.
It's shut off at the crossroads with Llanfillin Road and Racecourse Road, drivers are being told to find an alternative route.
More to follow...
1/2 Mount Road, #Oswestry is closed at the crossroads with Llanfillin Road & Racecourse Road, due to police investigating an incident.
The High Court has ordered a fresh inquest into the death of soldier Private Cheryl James who died at Deepcut barracks.
It was after a challenge by her family who are from Shropshire.
The 18-year-old was found dead from a single gunshot wound in November 1995. An inquest recorded an open verdict.
She was one of four soldiers who died at the Surrey barracks between 1995 and 2002 amid claims of bullying and abuse.
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Plans to create a £1million 'football hub' in Oswestry in Shropshire have been announced.
Current Welsh Premier Champions, The New Saints Football Club, want to expand its football facilities at its Park Hall home in Oswestry.
The proposed plans include an additional full size floodlit 3G pitch, six floodlit 3G mini pitches and additional parking.
The new project would be located on land opposite Park Hall. The proposals are subject to planning permission from Shropshire Council, as well as securing necessary funding.
Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at at a poultry factory the size of a football pitch in Middleton near Oswestry.
More than forty firefighters using five fire engines were needed to bring it under control.
It started in a conveyer belt in the roof space.
Carbon dating will be carried out on what is believed to be part of a human skull found in woodland at Sweeney Mountain, near Oswestry.
The remains were found on Saturday by an organised shooting party.
Police are continuing to search the area, although no other bones have been discovered.
Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy said it is likely to be several weeks before the results of carbon dating are received.
It appears to be part of a human skull, believed to be that of an adult male. It is possibly many years old but until tests have been carried out we cannot be sure.
A pathologist will also examine the remains and an anthropologist is also assisting. We will be carrying out further searches of the area to establish if there are any other skeletal remains.