10:09 am, Sun 14 Apr 2013 Central
Woman wins fight to have war veteran uncle's grave name spelled correctly
The misspelt name of George Samuel on the Shepreth war memorial in Cambridgeshire.
Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
A woman from
Shrewsbury has won a fight to have her great uncle's name spelled correctly on a village memorial 97 years after his death during the First World War.
Alison Corfield says the mis-spelling of Private George Samuel's name as "Samuels" on the memorial in Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, caused great distress to her parents after the war ended.
10:01 am, Sat 23 Mar 2013 Big freeze 'for another month'
Gritter upturned on icy road in Shropshire
This gritter skidded onto its side in heavy snow in the Shropshire village of Wentnor.
The Highways Agency reports that a number of roads have been closed due to accidents and is advising drivers to avoid all but the most critical of journeys.
An upturned gritter in Wentnor, Shropshire
Credit: Shaun Culliss
Read: Advice for drivers in the snow
5:11 am, Thu 17 Jan 2013
Inquest into death of girl at Shropshire campsite
An inquest will be held today into the death of Hannah Thomas-Jones, who died at a campsite in Shropshire last year.
Thought to be caused by a disposable barbecue, the 14-year-old girl from Handforth in Cheshire, was camping with her family in Bucknell last May when she died.
Hannah's 11-year-old brother and two other family members were treated in hospital for suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
Today's inquest will be held before Coroner John Ellery, in Wem, Shropshire.
Read more: Tributes to campsite death girl
5:37 pm, Mon 17 Dec 2012 Central
Girl dies in children's home fire
A teenage girl in care has died in a fire at a children's home in Shropshire.
The fire took place on Saturday night at the Bryn Melyn Care home in the remote village of Bagley Marsh, her two professional carers were unharmed.
The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. Police are treating her death as unexplained.
The managing director of the private company which runs the home said:
"Our thoughts go out in particular to her family and friends, as well as the care, education and clinical staff who have worked so closely with her during her time with us.
"We have instigated a full internal review and will be cooperating fully with all the relevant local emergency services and Ofsted to ensure that this terrible event is investigated thoroughly and the cause of the fire established."
– Steve Nevitt, Managing Director
Statement from Cllr Rachel Andrew of Walsall Council said:
"We would wish to express our deep sympathy with the family and friends of the young woman who died in a fire at Bagley Marsh residential home yesterday.
"The young woman was looked after by the local authority and was placed at Bagley Marsh, an independent residential provider in Shropshire.
"We are offering support to her family and working with the police and other agencies in the investigation."
– Cllr Rachel Andrew the portfolio holder for children's services
1:33 pm, Fri 23 Nov 2012 Baby died from dog bite to head
Baby bitten by dog died from a 'significant' head injury
A week-old baby who was killed after being bitten by a dog in Telford died from a "significant" head injury, police have said.
Officers investigating the death of Harry Harper confirmed a post-mortem examination had been completed.
Harry was pronounced dead after being taken to Telford's Princess Royal Hospital from a semi-detached house in Telford, on Tuesday morning.
Police have said that "initial indications" suggest the baby died as a result of being bitten by the family's pet Jack Russell, which has since been put down.
A post-mortem concluded the cause of death was a significant head injury, West Mercia Police said.
Further detailed tests are still to be carried out and therefore no further information can be released, the force added.
12:41 pm, Wed 21 Nov 2012 Baby died from dog bite to head
Photo release of baby who died after being bitten by dog
Harry Harper died after being bitten by a dog in Telford, Shropshire.
Credit: Family handout
Week old Harry Harper died after being bitten by a dog in Telford, Shropshire.
A statement from his family released by West Mercia Police reads: "As a family we are absolutely devastated by Harry's death and have no words to describe the loss we have suffered.
"At the present time we have no wish to speak publicly about yesterday's events and would ask that we are left in peace to grieve and begin to deal with our loss."
9:57 am, Wed 21 Nov 2012 Baby died from dog bite to head
Pet Jack Russell put down after 'tragic accident'
Police said in a statement that "initial indications" suggested a week-old-boy in Shropshire died as a result of being bitten by the dog.
Our investigation is ongoing but it appears that the baby died as a result of a dog bite. The dog in question was a family pet - a Jack Russell - and this animal has been put down.
A post-mortem will be taking place to establish the exact cause of this baby's death but at this stage it does appear to be a tragic accident.
– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson
8:59 am, Wed 21 Nov 2012 Baby died from dog bite to head
Dog understood to have been put down after baby dies
It is understood the dog involved in the death of a one-week-old baby in Shropshire, has been put down.
Police and ambulance were called to an address in Woodside Road, Ketley, about a young baby that was unwell.
He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford by paramedics but died soon after.
As in all cases of the death of a young child, West Mercia Police has launched an investigation to establish the exact circumstances.
– West Mercia Police spokesman