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Police incident forces 5 hour road closure in Shropshire

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.

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Deepcut: Fresh inquest into 18-year-old soldier's death

Private Cheryl James Credit: PA

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.


Plans to create £1m football hub in Oswestry announced

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.

Fire at Shropshire poultry factory

More than 40 firefighters were called to the scene Credit: ITV News Central

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 to be carried out on bones

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.

– Detective Inspector Mark Bellamy

Discovery thought to have happened during a shoot

A member of the public, who did not wish to be named, has told ITV News Central that a 'shoot' took place yesterday in woodland at Sweeney Mountain, Oswestry.

It's thought the bones were discovered during this event.

West Mercia Police have cordoned off an area of woodland as forensic officers try and work out the significance of the find.

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