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Parents who weren't returned baby ashes to speak out

Parents in Shropshire who weren't given ashes after cremating their children are due to give a press conference later.

The gates into the crematorium Credit: Google street view

A report into the Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury found nearly 60 families were affected between 1996 and 2013.

The report, commissioned by Shropshire Council, discovered no ashes from the cremation of children aged less than a year old were returned to funeral directors and families between 1996 and 2012.

This was because of the "equipment and techniques" employed in the crematorium during that time.

A national inspector for crematoria has now been recommended.


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.


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