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Weekend picks: Shrewsbury Folk Festival

The Folk Show Credit: Shrewsbury Folk Festival

The best folk acts from around the world will descend on Shrewsbury for the annual Folk Festival this weekend. The four-day event is a blend of traditional folk music, dance and cultural diversity. As well as music on the big stage, there’ll be events and entertainment for all to enjoy including dance displays, open mic, a craft fair, children’s festival, food village and music and dance sessions.

“We bring a world class music event to our amazing riverside location in the heart of Shrewsbury. The beauty of our festival is that it has something for everyone - whether you’re a die hard folk fan or just looking for a great event to enjoy."

– Alan Surtees, Festival Director

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Police appeal for sightings of missing 16-year-old girl

Have you seen Faye Fellows within the Shrewsbury area? Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for any information on a missing 16-year-old girl from Shropshire, Faye Fellows.

Police believe she may be in the Shrewsbury area but she also has connections to Dudley and Birmingham.

The teenager was last at 2:30pm on Friday 21st August.

She is white with shoulder length straight black hair, a slim build and around 5ft 5ins tall.

She was last seen wearing a maroon top with black jeans. She has blue eyes and both ears pierced.

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Eloise's mother: DNP should stand for 'do not purchase'

Eloise Parry's mother has urged others not to follow in her daughter's footsteps after an inquest into the student's death found she had accidentally taken an overdose of highly toxic diet pills containing the drug DNP.

Speaking outside the inquest today Fiona Parry said: "Eloise decided that even though she'd been told DNP was dangerous being slimmer was worth the risk. She was wrong.

"If anything it was even more dangerous than she'd been told. DNP - do not purchase, do no partake, do not please, death's not pleasant."

ITV News Correspondent Ben Chapman reports:

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