The communications regulator Ofcom says it's cracking down on companies which make nuisance calls.
It's published research today, which found that people get an average of two calls a week, where someone tries to sell them something they don't want, or there's nobody on the end of the line, as Tom Sheldrick reports.
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People are being advised to avoid the town centre, especially Salop Road.
Feeling humid with heavy showers and thunderstorms moving north overnight into Sunday.
Four people, including three children, were taken to hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation.