A petition to allow Ivy to retire with her handler who is stepping down after 34 years' service has gained thousands of signatures.Read the full story ›
Cordingley Hall, Telford, Shropshire: Saturday February 4th 11:00 to 23:00
The West Midlands Valentines Book Signing & 1940s Swing Ball takes place this weekend and it may be 10 days before the special day itself but February the 4th is set to be filled with books, romance, laughter, and live 1940’s style music.
With over 25 confirmed authors covering a wide range of genres there is sure to be something for everyone just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The doors close to the signing at 16:30 before reopening at 19:30 for the 1940’s swing ball where The Vintage Vocalist will take to the stage and take guests back in time with classics from The Andrew Sisters, VeraLynn, and Anne Shelton. (1940’s dress is very much encouraged).
And all proceeds from the event go to the Help the Heroes charity, spread the love this weekend, but be sure to book your ticket here.
Doctors are advising people to consider using alternatives as local hospitals continue to face an increase in demand for their services.Read the full story ›
A 14-year-old boy has died in hospital after being hit by a train at a level crossing in Shropshire.Read the full story ›
The Arriva Trains Wales service is suspended between Shrewsbury and Crewe due to a person being hit by a train.
It took 15 firefighters an hour and half to rescue Pippa the labrador and bring her back to the surface.Read the full story ›
Both lanes are blocked on the M54 Eastbound between Junction 4 for Telford and Junction 3 for Wolverhampton following an accident. Traffic is being diverted past the incident on the hard shoulder.
The van careered onto its side and its 44-year-old motorist was found trapped inside by the steering column.Read the full story ›
It's 35 years since the 'Big Freeze' of 1982, when temperatures dropped to as low as -26.1°C!
What do you remember from that January? Let us know on Facebook, and please say where you're writing from.
- Watch our original Central report from 1982 below.
A 29-year-old man from Telford has been reported missing.
Police say Mateusz Abramczuk has a distinctive Shakespeare tattoo on his left hand.
Mr Abramczuk has not been seen since leaving his home in Wellington on Tuesday morning.
His family are growing concerned for his welfare although police believe that he could be in the Coventry area.