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Run from Shropshire to London for 53 marathon champion - before tackling London Marathon

Credit: Amy Huges

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)


Houses evacuated after Oswestry gas leak

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.

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.

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