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Calls for more to be done for parent's denied ashes

A father who doesn't know what happened to the ashes of his baby girl has told ITV News a national investigation team is needed to look into historic cases of grieving parents being denied their children's ashes.

The Government is now asking parents like Glen Perkins, from Shropshire, for their views in a lengthy questionnaire to help form new laws to ensure no one else has to go through what he has.

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Police appeal for missing man from Shropshire

23-year-old Ryan Twardun Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are appealing for help in finding a missing man from North Shropshire.

23-year-old Ryan Twardun, was last seen leaving his home address in Hinstock, North Shropshire at 12:45pm on Thursday.

Ryan is described as being a white male, about 6 foot tall, of medium build, with hazel coloured eyes, light brown hair with a stud in his right ear.

He has a tattoo of an Angel figure on his left arm and a tattoo of a female figure on his chest.

He may be in the Telford area where he is known to have a number of friends.

It is possible he was in the Thomas Botfield public house in Telford town centre yesterday.

If anyone sees Ryan or can help police to find him please call 101 and quote incident 240s of 10th December 2015.

Travel: Delays this morning on M54 and M6

There are delays on the M54 and the M6 this morning.

M54 - Eastbound - Shropshire

There are delays with queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to an accident on between Junction 3 A41 (Albrighton) and Junction 2 A449 (Wolverhampton).

M6 - Northbound - West Midlands

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle between Junction 5 A452 (Castle Bromwich) and Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway Spaghetti Junction.

There's also congestion up to Junction 4 M42 / A446 (Coleshill).


Police searching for missing man find body in river

Police searching for a missing man from Shrewsbury have discovered a body on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire.

Thomas Bebbington hasn't been seen since 10 November Credit: West Mercia Police

Thomas Bebbington, 22, was last seen entering the River Severn in the area around the Dana Steps in Shrewsbury at around 7.20pm on 10 November.

The body was discovered by a member of the public on private land near Leighton on Sunday.

West Mercia Police said Mr Bebbington's family has been informed of the discovery.

Formal identification has yet to take place.

Weekend Picks: Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

Christmas Food & Craft Fayre: 5th - 6th December (Weston Park, Shropshire)

The Shropshire Christmas Fayre features over 80 stalls Credit: Alexander Heinl/DPA/Press Association Images

This weekend Shropshire’s Christmas Fayre will feature over 80 indoor and outdoor stalls selling a range of handmade gifts and festive food and drink.

Visitors are invited to take a ride on the Miniature Railway, or have wander around the beautifully decorated house.

Children can follow a trail to learn more about festive traditions and how these were celebrated at Weston.

Over in the Granary Deli you can make up your own hampers, create the perfect cheeseboard and choose from a wide range of stocking fillers and Christmas gifts.

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