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Emergency services rescue horse stuck in cattle grid

The emergency services were called to rescue this horse from a cattle grid. Credit: Bridgnorth Fire Station, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wellington Fire Station tweeted out this picture of a horse being saved after getting stuck in a cattle grid.

Their Large Animal Rescue Specialists and Bridgnorth Station firefighters were called to the incident yesterday evening.


RAF Shawbury caught up in 84mph winds

Earlier this afternoon 85mph winds caused disruption in Shropshire. Many roads were closed as a result of trees falling down, including one which in Shawbury close to the RAF base.

Cyclist dies after collision with car in Shropshire

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A cyclist has died following a collision with a car in Shropshire last night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the A458 near Ford, just outside Shrewsbury, shortly before 5.45pm.

Ambulance staff took over and administered advanced life support but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured in the incident.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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Weekend Picks: Weston Park Fireworks

Bonfire & Fireworks: Sun 6th Nov (Weston Park, Shropshire)

Credit: Weston Park

Weston Park is holding it’s annual bonfire and fireworks display at the stately home this weekend.

The event is one of the region’s largest bonfire celebrations with entertainment for all the family.

The bonfire will be lit at 5:30pm. Firework displays start at 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

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Ominous sign? Police warn of theft threat after horse's tail cut off

Cutting off a tail is often seen as a mark that a horse is about to be stolen. Credit: PA

A horse owner has reported one of their horses having their tail cut off and their mane cut yesterday in broad daylight.

The horse was in a field just off the A41 at Meretown on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border.

Police say that this sort of incident is often seen as a mark that horses are about to be stolen and they are warning horse owners to be on their guard and to make sure their horses are kept as securely as possible.

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