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Midwife who led Shrewsbury maternity scandal probe to chair Nottingham review

Asenior midwife who led an investigation into the UK’s biggest maternity scandal has been appointed as chair of an independent review into failings at another problem-hit NHS trust. Some 100 mothers previously wrote to Health Secretary Sajid Javid to criticise the thematic review of maternity incidents at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) and called for Donna Ockenden to be put in charge.

standard.co.uk ,  4 hours ago 1
Midwife who led Shrewsbury maternity scandal probe to chair Nottingham review

Killer driver who ran over teen day before 18th birthday still not found eight months on

An inquest into 's death was concluded today but the police probe is "an open book" Dylan Price A killer driver who ran over a teenager the day before his 18th birthday then fled from the scene has still not been found eight months on. An inquest into Dylan Price's death was concluded today (May 26) but the police probe is "an open book", senior coroner for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, John Ellery said.

birminghammail.co.uk ,  5 hours ago 10
Killer driver who ran over teen day before 18th birthday still not found eight months on

Nottingham maternity review: Donna Ockenden confirmed as head

Donna Ockenden, who led an inquiry into maternity failings in Shropshire, is to chair a review of services in Nottingham. The review was launched following dozens of baby deaths and injuries but has faced sustained criticism from families and campaigners. They said its remit was too narrow and it was not independent enough.

bbc.com ,  5 hours ago 0
Nottingham maternity review: Donna Ockenden confirmed as head

Top Shropshire gymnastics coach steps down

A Shropshire based coach has stepped down from her top role with British Gymnastics. Amanda Reddin, who works out of Lilleshall where the team is based was the subject of an independent investigation led by Mo Sethi QC in August 2020 after a number of allegations about her conduct as a coach.

shropshirestar.com ,  7 hours ago 0
Top Shropshire gymnastics coach steps down

Whitchurch: Charity raises thousands for DEC Ukraine appeal

A CHARITY which holds film screenings in Whitchurch has raised more than £11,500 for the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine appeal. Flicks in the Sticks is part of the charity, Arts Alive, and it has screened films in rural communities across Shropshire, including in Sir John Talbot's School, in Prees Road and it raised £11,644.57 at its Ukraine Support Screenings.

whitchurchherald.co.uk ,  7 hours ago 0
Whitchurch: Charity raises thousands for DEC Ukraine appeal

40 patients in 10-hour ambulance wait to get into Shropshire hospitals

Forty patients waited for more than ten hours in the back of ambulances for treatment at the county's hospitals in one month, new figures have revealed. Bosses at West Midlands Ambulance Service this week issued a stark warning over the state of the service, saying patients are "dying every day" because of avoidable causes.

shropshirestar.com ,  8 hours ago 3
40 patients in 10-hour ambulance wait to get into Shropshire hospitals

Whitchurch: Older people urged to come to fitness session

A SHROPSHIRE charity is encouraging older people to come along to a free programme in Whitchurch which aims to reduce the risk of falling. Community Resource (formerly Shropshire Rural Communities Charity) is hosting 'Functional Fitness' MOTs on Wednesday, June 8 between 10.30am and 2pm in the Beechtree Centre, in Claypit Street, for people between the ages of 60 and 95.

whitchurchherald.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 0
Whitchurch: Older people urged to come to fitness session

'Large police presence' amid serious incident near Market Drayton

Large numbers of police have been spotted in north Shropshire in connection with an ongoing incident. A large police presence has been reported southwest of Market Drayton. There are unconfirmed reports of a shopkeeper being threatened with a weapon. West Mercia Police did not specify the nature of the incident but a spokesman confirmed: "Officers are currently dealing with an incident near Market Drayton so there’s a large presence in the area."

shropshirestar.com ,  8 hours ago 5
'Large police presence' amid serious incident near Market Drayton

Football club claiming to be Wales' oldest team applies to play in England

Llanymynech Football Club's home ground is just over the border in Shropshire A football club, just yards from the Wales - England border, has applied to join the English football pyramid after previously competing in the Montgomeryshire League. Llanymynech FC, whose home ground lies just over the border in Shropshire, have in the past claimed to be the oldest club in Wales as the first recorded football match took place in the cross-border settlement in 1858.

dailypost.co.uk ,  8 hours ago 12
Football club claiming to be Wales' oldest team applies to play in England

Full diary of jubilee events announced in Church Stretton

The loyal subjects of a south Shropshire town have put together a full programme of community events for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Everything from a jubilee quiz to a 'Dress Like a Royal' fancy dress competition and parties late into the night will mark the platinum jubilee in the Church Stretton area over the entire long weekend from June 2 to June 5.

shropshirestar.com ,  9 hours ago 0
Full diary of jubilee events announced in Church Stretton

Don't use sky lanterns to celebrate jubilee, Shropshire Council urges

People in Shropshire are being urged not to release sky lanterns or balloons when they celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Shropshire Council has a ban on the pretty but potentially destructive items being released on its land and wants to see the flying menaces treated as litter. Councillor Ian Nellins said: “These items may well look pretty when they float off into the sky, but when the debris lands in our countryside and is eaten by animals and livestock they can cause real problems.

shropshirestar.com ,  10 hours ago 1
Don't use sky lanterns to celebrate jubilee, Shropshire Council urges

County hospice receive charity donation

A Shropshire housing development has made an unusual donation to a local charity to assist their efforts in constructing their new gardens. David Wilson Homes donated around 350 tonnes of topsoil to Severn Hospice in Bicton, Shrewsbury, which has been working for months to create gardens around its Community Service Centre.

shropshirestar.com ,  10 hours ago 0
County hospice receive charity donation

Crossbar holiday clubs return to keep children entertained through half term

Children around Shropshire have been invited to take part in fun activities inspired by The Cube TV programme throughout the half term holidays. The Crossbar Foundation, in partnership with Crossbar Education in Sport, will be running clubs at eight schools across the county next week, from May 30 to June 1.

shropshirestar.com ,  11 hours ago 0
Crossbar holiday clubs return to keep children entertained through half term

Haberdashers enjoy record year of rugby

A Telford school has enjoyed its best rugby season on record, beating some of the best state and private schools in Shropshire. Four of the five year groups at Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby made it to the county cup finals – winning three. The Year 7 team overcame Adams Grammar in their final 15-10, the Year 8 boys won a thrilling final 45-35 against Wrekin College, and the Year 10 boys were also involved in a high-scoring final as they overcame Oswestry School 43-31.

shropshirestar.com ,  12 hours ago 0
Haberdashers enjoy record year of rugby

Serco ups profit outlook as it offsets hit from Covid-19 test and trace ending

Outsourcing giant Serco has hiked its full-year profits outlook as stronger-than-expected trading is helping it offset the hit from the end of the Government's Covid-19 test and trace programme. The firm, which runs leisure centres in Shropshire and operates waste services in Sandwell, now expects underlying trading profit of around £225 million this year – up £30 million on previous guidance and "significantly" better than it feared in February.

expressandstar.com ,  13 hours ago 0
Serco ups profit outlook as it offsets hit from Covid-19 test and trace ending

Shropshire woman's teddy collection to help Ukrainian children

A collection of hundreds of teddy bears is set to be given to children in need. Sue Kynaston, from Leebotwood in Shropshire, collected around 1,000 of the cuddly toys. After she died, her widower Ray asked former BBC Radio Shropshire journalist Tim Cook to find a new home for the collection with support from the Teddy Trust.

bbc.com ,  15 hours ago 0
Shropshire woman's teddy collection to help Ukrainian children

Hereford train crash passenger's dismay at 'shambolic' response

A PASSENGER has criticised what he describes as a “shambolic” response after being in a train crash while travelling home to Hereford. Josef Godfrey was among the 49 passengers aboard the Transport for Wales train that was travelling at about 60 miles per hour when it hit a mini digger that had been left on the tracks in Craven Arms, Shropshire, causing a fuel leak and a fire at 10.20pm on Sunday (May 22).

herefordtimes.com ,  15 hours ago 2
Hereford train crash passenger's dismay at 'shambolic' response