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Firefighters tackle blaze at home in Telford

Scene of fire in Telford Credit: Lee Taylor

An investigation is underway after a fire at a house in Telford. It started overnight at a property in Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are damping down this morning and say everyone in the house has been accounted for.

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Five charged with conspiracy to murder teenager

Police have charged five people with conspiracy to murder a teenager who was found injured at a Telford house.

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The five have all been charged with conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to sexually assault a male aged 13 or over by penetration and false imprisonment.

It is believed the incident took place some time between 27 August and 1 September when the report was made at 12.19am.

The victim remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The five, aged 19-25, will appear at the Telford Magistrate Court on Monday.

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Weekend Picks: Kite Festival

Sun 4th Sept (Telford Town Park QEII Fields, Telford)

View from the top of the The Wreckin in Telford Credit: Jonathan Bridgewater

Thousands are expected to attend The Kite Festival in Telford this weekend to watch the skies filled with a dazzling array of colour and shapes.

There will be a range of activities for all the family to get involved with including, build your own kite workshops and special kite flying display.

“The Telford Kite Festival looks set to be a real feel good day. We just hope for blue skies and a decent wind! I am sure lots of families will come along but we are also getting interest from representatives of kite flying groups from as far afield as London so we are looking forward to a festival of kite flying.” - Councillor Liz Clare, Telford & Wrekin Council

For times, prices and more information visit: www.discovertelford.co.uk

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Fatal M6 crash victim named

Fatal M6 crash victim named as Anthony Marston Credit: West Midlands Police

A man from Telford who died in a collision on the M6 on Sunday (21 August) has been named as Anthony Marston.

The married 54-year-old father of two was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash between junctions 10 and 10A on the northbound carriageway at around 3pm.

The motorway remained closed for several hours while emergency services worked to clear the debris and repair the road surface.

In a moving tribute, Mr Marston’s family have said:

"Tony was a loving father to Laura and Luke and husband to Sue. He lived life to the full, he was one of life’s original characters who will be deeply missed by all who knew him."

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