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The Chard and Ilminster News has written to the Lord Chancellor to express its concerns over centralised justice after preliminary court hearings on a local defendant were moved to Bristol.The paper believes justice should be done and be seen to

Royal message of thanks sent to Star

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have sent a personal message of thanks to the readers and staff of the Shropshire Star ahead of their visit to the county this week. Her Majesty honoured the newspaper for the local greetings

Radio stars at the Star as presenter broadcasts 'live'

Newspaper production at the Shropshire Star was put under the microphone as part of a BBC radio feature on the media. BBC Radio Shropshire broadcast live from the Star’s head office in Ketley during Chris Ashley’s three-hour mid-morning show. The

Bid to turn heads works wonders for social climber

Shropshire Star feature writer Natalie Greenway proved she was head and shoulders above the rest after wearing a two-foot tall hat to Ascot’s famous Ladies Day. The fashion-conscious writer donned a black and white furry number in an out-and-out bid

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A journalist has set a record by catching trout in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland between sunrise and sunset in one day. Journalist and fly fisherman Philip Clarke, from Sussex – who writes for Farmers’ Weekly – rode 400

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Shropshire Star reporters Andrew Rea and Andy Richardson were among the thousands who took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.Andrew, in his first marathon, completed the 26.2 mile course in five hours and 10 minutes, while Andy made

Newspaper staff beat radio rivals in Red Nose pub quiz

The print media beat some local broadcasting rivals when the Shropshire Star took on BBC Radio Shropshire in an “on-air” quiz for Comic Relief. The Star’s team of four romped home to claim their victory after a challenge was issued

Regionals involved in review of "spin"

A review of Government communications unveiled this week will seek input from both the regional and national press. The move was announced by the Cabinet Office in a bid to answer criticism of a perceived “spin doctor” culture and allegations

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The Birmingham Post has launched a campaign to block a legal loophole that does not require coach passengers to wear seatbelts.The decision to launch the campaign has come shortly after the 20th anniversary of mandatory seatbelt wearing for front seat

94 per cent vote against charges in paper's poll

Hundreds of Shropshire Star readers have voted overwhelmingly against the introduction of controversial car parking charges in Telford town centre. Ninety-four per cent of people who returned voting slips printed in last week’s Star or voted online at Shropshirestar.com were

New editor for Star website

The Shropshire Star’s award-winning website, Shropshirestar.com, is to get a new editor. Ian Harvey, who is currently the paper’s assistant chief sub, will take over from Mark Waugh in the New Year. Ian Harvey Ian, (39), has worked for the

Syndication service provides web news feed

The Shropshire Star is offering people and groups with their own websites the chance to put the newspaper’s own news feed onto their Internet pages. The new Star Syndication section gives people the chance to put its top headlines on

Star makes sure its readers don't miss out

Visitors to the Shropshire Star’s website, shropshirestar.com, will be able to catch a glimpse of this weekend’s Shrewsbury Flower Show – even if they can’t get to the event itself. Following the success of the site’s live webcasts from the

Post puts readers in picture

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new website allows readers to order pictures which have appeared in the paper. The site will also contain images taken by Evening Post photographers that

"Building site" webcam notches up the hits

The latest innovation at the Shropshire Star’s award-winning website is a webcam… overlooking a building site. But the site is the main focus of shoppers’ attention in Telford because it is the centerpiece of a major retail development that prompted

Death of respected Midlands journalist

One of the Midlands’ most respected journalists, Clem Jones CBE, has died aged 87. He was dedicated to journalism and press freedom and spent many years working for the Express and Star in Wolverhampton. Picture courtesy of the Shropshire Star