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Evans relinquished of UKIP leadership after Farage's resignation rejected

Shrewsbury Ukip candidate Suzanne Evans will no longer be required to fulfil the role of interim leader after Nigel Farage's resignation as rejected.

Ukip deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans Credit: PA Wire

Farage named Evans as his preferred option to take on the role as acting leader the day after the election on Friday. Saying elections for the party leadership would take place in September.

He made a resignation speech and announced his intentions to step down after failing the win the seat of Thanet South in Kent.

However, Farage remains the leader of Ukip after his resignation was rejected by the party's national executive committee.

Ukip chairman Steve Crowther said the committee (NEC) had produced "overwhelming evidence" that members of the party did not want him to go, saying they believed the general election campaign had been "a great success".

Nigel Farage remains UKIP leader after his resignation was rejected by the party's executive committee. Credit: PA Wire


Funeral of Eloise Parry to take place

The funeral of Eloise Parry who died after taking suspected 'diet pills' will take place today.

Eloise Parry died after taking pills believed to contain a toxic substance Credit: West Mercia Police

The 21-year-old from Shrewsbury died on 12 April after taking the pills, which are believed to have contained the toxic substance dinitrophenol (DNP).

The formal cause of death has not been confirmed and an investigation is underway to establish where the tablets were bought and how they were advertised.

Eloise's family have requested their privacy be respected as they grieve following her death.


Shrewsbury shoppers treated to musical event

Shopping centres in Shrewsbury are hosting an array of musical talent later, as shoppers will be treated to drums, rapping, a male voice choir and even a break dancer.

The events will feature singer/guitarist Beth Prior and dancer Sam Chaloner Credit: Big Busk

The 'Big Busk' is the third annual event staged in memory of a local musician, Ben Bebbington.

The series of live performances are taking place at the Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres.

A break dancer practicing for the event Credit: Big Busk

Doug Crumpton is the chairman of the Shrewsbury Police Male Voice Choir and a former serving police officer and over the 32 years it has been going the choir has raised over a quarter of a million pounds for charity.

We perform at least once a month and the majority of our work is for charity but we really love it.

We just enjoy singing and we get as much pleasure from singing in the Darwin Centre or among ourselves after a concert with a couple of pints or a cup of tea as we do from a performance on stage.

We sang in the Darwin Centre two years ago and we’re really looking forward to it again.

– Doug Crumpton

Friend pays tribute to man killed in Underground tragedy as he tried to save his brother

Credit: ITV News Central

Robert Mann is fighting for his life after falling onto the tracks at Old Street station on Sunday - after dropping what's believed to have been his mobile phone.

His brother Nick, a Shrewsbury Town fan who had been to see them play that day, jumped onto the line to try to help him. He was also hit by the train and later died.

Kamran Haq got to know Nick through their mutual love of music.

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