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  1. Chris Halpin

Fans, family and footballers attend Dalian Atkinson's funeral

Former teammates, friends and fans have paid tribute to a charismatic player, with a smile hard to forget - at the funeral of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson.

The 48-year-old died after being tasered by police in August, a death which is being investigated by the police watchdog the IPCC.

Today dozens paid tribute to the former Villa star at Telford Crematorium, before a private burial took place.

Chris Halpin reports.

Cortege moves through Telford to Crematorium for Dalian Atkinson service

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Appeal to help find missing family from Telford

Officers say it's out of character for them to disappear. Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for help to find a family who have gone missing from the Stirchley area of Telford.

Martynas Norvisas, 24, Leva Stupelyte, 24, and 2-year-old Godie Norvdidia, have not been seen since October 30th 2016.

Officers say it's out of character for the couple not to be either at work or at their home address.

West Mercia Police would like to speak to them to ensure they're safe and well.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

  1. Maya Patel

Weekend Picks: Fashion Show

Fashion Show: Fri 28th - Sun 30th October (Telford shopping centre, Telford)

Credit: Telford Shopping Centre

A fashion and lifestyle extravaganza is to be hosted at Telford Shopping Centre this weekend.

It will showcase the latest AW16 looks as well as homeware, food and more. Live shows will take place in New Row, Dean Square and Wyre Hall.

A series of inspirational pop up shows, live performances and fun events will showcase all the amazing fashion, food and homewares available throughout the Centre.”

– Glynn Morrow, Telford Shopping Centre >

For times, prices and more information: http://www.telfordshopping.co.uk/events/lifestyle-telford

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