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Fifty years since first steam locomotive in Shropshire

It's fifty years since the arrival of the very first steam locomotive at the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire. And now the man who drove that engine has been back to remember that moment in the railway's history.

The line has changed enormously since 1967 and now carries around a quarter of million passengers a year. It has grown a lot from it's very simple beginnings, as Keith Wilkinson reports.

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Photos released of fly-tipping on farm in Shropshire

Owners of a farm near Bridgnorth in Shropshire have released photos of waste which was dumped on their farm.

Photos of fly-tipping on farm in Shropshire Credit: Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls owns Hill End Farm in Claverley and said he is now faced with a huge bill to clear up the waste.

Photos of fly-tipping on farm in Shropshire Credit: Andrew Nicholls
Photos of fly-tipping on farm in Shropshire Credit: Andrew Nicholls

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Storm Doris causes second death in West Midlands

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Storm Doris has claimed a second life in the Midlands, after a man whose car was hit by a tree on Thursday died in hospital.

A red Ford Focus was driving along the A49 near Church Stretton in Shropshire just before 9.30am last Thursday when it was hit by a falling tree.

The front seat passenger, a man in his 80s, was taken to hospital with critical injuries. He died yesterday.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the incident and can help officers investigate the collision.

Woman 'unaccounted for' after house fire

The fire broke out at 5.40am Credit: PA

A home has been significantly damaged and adjoining properties evacuated after the fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (24 February).

Emergency services remain at the scene of a fire in Chestnut Meadow in Bucknell, Shropshire.

A woman is unaccounted for and the building being made safe so Fire Officers can enter the property.

The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed but is not currently believed to be suspicious.

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