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Weekend Picks: Carnival of Giants

Carnival of Giants: Sat 16th July (Telford Town Park, Telford)

A GIANT parade will take place from 2pm Credit: Telford & Wrekin Council

This Saturday Telford Town Park will come alive with prehistoric dinosaurs as they take over the QEII Arena for the Carnival of Giants event.

A GIANT parade will take place from 2pm featuring 500 people, dino paraphernalia and unique dinosaurs.

The community stage spot will be host to local dance, music and performances. There will also be a dressing up box, a craft marquee, sports, activities, food stalls, a large fun fair, and carnival games.

The interest in Carnival of Giants has been phenomenal and it’s easy to see why.

There is so much to do for all the family and everyone is sure to be amazed by the spectacular dinosaurs”.

– Councillor Liz Clare, Cabinet Member for Culture

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Police appeal for help after cat was shot

Police in Telford are appealing for help in finding the person who seriously injured a cat after shooting it with an airgun last week.

Bert was left seriously injured after being shot with a airgun Credit: West Mercia Police

3-year-old Bert had been missing for three days from his home in the Hollinswood area. He returned extensively bruised after being shot and kicked.

The black and white cat is now recovering at home after undergoing surgery to remove a pellet.

The offence has been reported to the RSPCA.

Appeal after woman raped in Telford

The incident happened near Trench Road Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was reportedly raped in Telford.

It happened on a pathway across a small field in between Trench Road and Lennox Road, opposite the old location of The Sutherland School between 10pm and midnight yesterday (Wednesday 8th June).

Detectives are conducting forensic searches of the area and conducting house to house enquiries.

The scene of the offence has been identified within walking distance of the Duke of York pub, given the time the offence took place I would urge anyone who was in the pub yesterday evening to come forward to police.

Similarly anyone who was in the local area visiting pubs or food outlets between the hours of 10pm and midnight is urged to get in touch; you could hold key information to assist us in identifying who is responsible.

– West Mercia Appeal

Video: Investigators at scene of light aircraft crash

Investigators are continuing their work at the scene of an aircraft crash which killed two people in Shropshire.

The light aircraft was heading for Shifnal Airfield when it crashed minutes from the runway yesterday, killing the two people inside.

Both the pilot and the passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses said they heard the engine stall before the plane fell from the sky.


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:

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