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Old Oswestry hillfort

Campaigners make final stand as deadline looms to save hillfort’s landscape

Campaigners are urging people to unite one more time to protect Old Oswestry hillfort’s historic setting as an eight-year fight over development reaches a climax.
Sam and Lucy Knight with their decorated eggs

Shropshire-based charity launches decorate an egg competition

Children stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown are being given the chance to decorate an egg for Easter to help a Shropshire-based charity.

Coronavirus: RJAH closed to people visiting patients

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is restricting visiting to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
From left, Oswestry shop manager Debbie Woods, Winifred Lloyd, head of retail Ross Henderson, Jean Murray and director of care Becky Richardson

Shop volunteers celebrate 195 years’ service

Two friends who have jointly clocked up 50 years at a Shropshire community shop have been honoured for their commitment.
The strategies will help Shropshire Council to achieve its objectives and deliver its economic vision for Shropshire. Photo: Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council seeks views on growth strategies for key market towns

Shropshire Council is asking people living in or near Shropshire’s main market towns for their views on a series of draft Local Economic Growth Strategies.

Motorcyclist suffers significant injuries near Oswestry

A motorcyclist has suffered significant injuries following a collision with a car on the A5 near Oswestry.
Old Oswestry hillfort

Campaigners braced for new Oswestry hillfort scheme

Campaigners say they are ready to fight on as plans for a 100-house estate in the near landscape of Old Oswestry hillfort have been withdrawn ahead of a new scheme bing submitted.
Around twenty men will be hunkering down at the trenches for the entirety of the 48 hours

48 Hour WW1 Trench Event to be held at Park Hall Farm

Re-enactment groups across the country are gearing up for a living weekend at Park Hall Farm’s WW1 trenches in Oswestry.

Two pedestrians injured after colliding with car in Oswestry

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a car and two pedestrians in Oswestry.
Pictured are some of the Trust’s Housekeeping, Catering and Estates colleagues, whose hard work ensured this fantastic set of results

Patients rate RJAH as one of the very best in PLACE survey

The Trust that runs Shropshire’s specialist orthopaedic hospital has been rated as one of the best in the country in almost every area of the latest patient led assessment of the care environment (PLACE) survey.
From left, Air Vice-Marshal Clare Walton, also one of the Trustees of the Headley Court Charity; Lieutenant Colonel Carl Meyer; Frank Collins, RJAH Chairman; and Mark Brandreth, RJAH Chief Executive

Shropshire hospital gets £6 million grant in boost for veteran healthcare

The UK’s first dedicated orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces veterans is to be built in Shropshire – thanks to a remarkable £6 million charitable grant.
Mike Coppock and Sue Turner

New local music charity receives its first donation

A new Oswestry-based local music charity has been grateful to receive its first donation of musical instruments.
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