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Thomas Telford School celebrating achievement on GCSE results day

Pupils at the Thomas Telford School have achieved a UK first Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

As pupils across the West Midlands get their GCSE results this morning, one school in Telford will be celebrating an extra special achievement.

Thomas Telford School today becomes the first comprehensive school in the country where every year 11 student has achieved the benchmark of at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C, including Maths and English.


Pizza delivery driver robbed at knifepoint in Telford

Police are keen to identify anyone who may have a seen a group of male youths near the play park close to the Windmill Primary School Credit: ITV News Central

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at knife point near Telford by a man holding a 10" kitchen knife, who stole nearly £150 worth of pizza.

The incident happened on Bishopdale in Brookside at around 2.45am on Sunday.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on conditional bail until 8th September whilst further enquiries are carried out.

Police are keen to speak to a second male, who they have described as mixed heritage, around 6"5, skinny build and wearing a dark coloured hooded top.

They are also keen to identify anyone who may have a seen a group of male youths around the area of Bishopdale in Brookside and the play park close to the Windmill Primary School in Brookside.

Man charged with stabbing outside hotel in Telford

Google Street View outside the Station Hotel in Wellington Credit: Google Street View

A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing in Telford.

It happened outside the Station Hotel in Wellington on Friday 11th July.

Alan David Evans of Mercia Drive in Leegomery is accused of stabbing a 20 year old in the lower back. The victim required surgery but his injuries are no longer life threatening.

The 37-year-old has been remanded in custody, and is due to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday 21st July.

Flagship building Southwater One opens today in Telford

Southwater One opens today Credit: Telford and Wrekin Council

A new community building is opening for business in Telford today, which houses a new library and coffee shop.

Southwater One is Telford and Wrekin Council's flagship building, and is part of the first phase of a £250million regeneration of the Southwater area of the town centre. It will also house the council's new and extended 'First Point' service.

The new First Point Service Credit: Telford and Wrekin Council

The public spaces around it are opening too, including a new lake featuring an urban beach, footpaths and a games area.

A large cinema, a hotel and restaurants will open in the next few months. The council says the project will provide a boost to the area's economy.


Seven injured in 5-vehicle crash near Telford

Three ambulances were sent to the scene Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Seven people have been injured in a five-vehicle crash crash on the A5 in Overley, Telford, near junction seven.

One of the injured, a teenager, had to be airlifted to hospital. The other 6 were taken by land ambulance.

The crash happened at about 8.10am this morning. It involved three cars, a van and a lorry.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said:

It quickly became apparent there were a number of casualties at the scene, but thankfully none of them had life-threatening injuries.

Following assessment by crews, a teenage girl was immobilised with the use of a spinal board and neck collar and treated for back and stomach injuries. She was also given pain relief before being flown to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The three ambulances on scene all transported two patients each to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Four of the patients, all men in their 30s, were all travelling in the same car and suffered minor injuries in the collision.

Two further patients, two teenage girls, were also transported to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Due to the nature of the collision and the number of vehicles involved, the incident caused significant traffic disruption in the area.

Council 'not surprised' that Telford is 10th happiest place to live

The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council has said he is not surprised that the town was voted the 10th happiest place to live in the UK.

The survey by property website Rightmove asked people how content they are with their home and community.

The Ironbridge Gorge in Telford Credit: David Jones/PA

Kuldip Sahota, Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, said:

"I am not the least bit surprised by this survey as I happen to think Telford is a fantastic place to live. It is a vibrant, modern town with plenty of history and a perfect mix of industry and green space."

Telford named in Top 10 of happiest towns in Britain

The town of Ironbridge near Telford is a World heritage Site Credit: PA

Telford has been named as one of the top ten happiest places to live in the UK.

It came in at number 10 in the survey by property website Rightmove which asked people how content they are with their home and community.

North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate topped the poll of 50,000 people to be crowned the happiest place to live in Britain.

But what's the rest of the Top 10?

Warning for motorists ahead of roadworks in Telford

Motorists were today warned of traffic disruption and delays as the next stage of a multi-million project to transform a Telford ring-road into a two-way route begins.

The Box Road from Woodhouse Central into Foregate, near the Odeon cinema, will be closed 24 hours a day for up to six weeks.

Woodhouse Central into Foregate will be closed for up to six weeks Credit: Google Maps

A diversion will be in place via Lawn Central, Hollinsgate and Rampart Way.

The new road system is designed to improve access to Telford Shopping Centre ahead of the £250 million Southwater development.

This will include an 11-screen new IMAX cinema, a hotel, bars and restaurants, improved ice rink, bowling alley, and bingo - as well as 5,000 new homes at Lawley, Lightmoor and the Telford Millennium Community at Ketley.

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