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MP accuses doctors of 'short-changing' the public

An MP has accused striking junior doctors of "short-changing" the public over their long-running dispute with the British Medical Association.

Lucy Allan, the Conservative MP for Telford, said their recent two-day walkout was "holding the NHS to ransom".

But local junior doctors have hit back, calling her comments out of touch with reality.

Andy Bevan reports:


Man injured after suspected assault in Telford

The location of the suspected assault Credit: ITV News Central

A man has been taken to hospital with facial injuries following a suspected assault in Telford.

Officers were called to Lion Street in Oakengates at around 7:45 this morning.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was found unconscious. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Two Telford men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Shropshire last night.

Woollam Road in Arleston Credit: Google Street View

Police were called at 11.46pm to a report of a group of men fighting in the street on Woollam Road in Arleston.

A 32-year-old man from Telford received stab wounds to his chest. He is currently in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

A 19-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both from Telford, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They are currently in police custody.

A section of Woollam Road is closed while we continue to investigate. It is likely to remain closed for some time and we would advise people to find an alternative route.

There will be extra officers patrolling the area over the weekend to provide reassurance to the local community.

– Superintendent James Tozer

Police are continuing to search for other people involved in the disorder and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may help with their inquiry to contact them.

If you have information please call 101 and quote incident 819s of 14th April 2016.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via


Leicestershire woman dies after crash on M25

A woman from Leicestershire who was injured in a crash on the M25 in Essex has died, police said.

The accident, involving an HGV and a Nissan Note, happened in the early hours of March 29 between junctions 26 and 27.

The 34-year-old woman died at The Royal London Hospital on Saturday.

A 61-year-old man from Telford was arrested and is on bail pending further enquiries until June 27.

Report: Boy taken to hospital in fire engine as no ambulance available

A young boy injured in a late night car accident in Shropshire had to be taken to A&E in a fire engine because no ambulances were available.

There were concerns that the boy, thought to be aged ten, had a head injury and an ambulance was called. When it became clear no ambulance was coming, firefighters decided to take him to hospital in Telford themselves. Melissa Wright reports.

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