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A popular clergyman who preached through the pages of the Daily Post, North Wales, has died at the aged of 88.Pastor Stanley Attwood contributed to the paper’s End of the Week column every Saturday. A mother has enjoyed an emotional

Tribunal orders paper to pay £27,000

A newspaper has been ordered to pay £27,000 to the editor’s former secretary by an industrial tribunal that ruled she was unfairly dismissed. Diane Hurford had worked for the Wolverhampton Express and Star for 20 years. She told the tribunal

Star poll attracts record response

A Shropshire Star poll which invited readers to vote on whether or not foxhunting should be banned has seen a record response. Almost 12,000 readers lodged their opinions by phone, e-mail and via a special section on the Shropshire Star’s

First woman daily paper editor at MNA

The Midlands News Association has appointed its first woman daily newspaper editor as part of a change-round at two of its flagship newspapers. Sarah-Jane Smith (below), deputy editor of the Shropshire Star for the past six years, has been appointed

Death of former journalism trainer

Peter Cooper, a well-known Midlands journalist who helped many journalists in the early stages of their careers, has died. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson’s Disease and died of a heart attack. He was 60. Born in

Warren's week to remember

Before Warren Wilson left his editorship at the Express & Star, Wolverhampton, he saw one of the most eventful weeks of his career. Just days before he took up his new role as managing director of Shropshire Newspapers Ltd, which

Forgotten news in Oswestry

The Shropshire Star is on the move in Oswestry – and the change of scene has unearthed a few memories among the junk from the cupboards in the old office. Ten members of staff are based in the district office,

Trouble with dogs? New guide may have the answer

Paper boys and paper girls are being encouraged to take on board safety tips from the Newspaper Society while making their deliveries. Its alphabetical guide is aimed at newspaper sales managers and advises on issues such as payment collection, child

See Star production onthe Net

Internet users can see the Shropshire Star putting its post-election edition to bed in the early hours of Friday morning. Video footage of the reporting and production team getting the paper out in time for people to buy one on

Page views and contenton the up

An increase in the page-count for the online version of the Shropshire Star has coincided with an increase in the information available to readers. Page impressions have gone up from 528,000 in February to 667,000 in March, the latest figures

Readers have their say online

The Shropshire Star is encouraging people to chat using its new online forums. The latest addition to the newspaper’s website enables readers to have their say and find out what other readers think. Currently the main focus is the Farmers’

New faces and promotions at Sunday title

Andy Mallabone (39) has been appointed head of design on the Sunday Mercury, the Birmingham-based Trinity Mirror tabloid. He was previously on secondment from the Birmingham Evening Mail and had been heavily involved in the recent relaunch of the title.

Star man misses out on jackpot

Shropshire Star man Andy Maxwell has missed out on the £5,500 top prize on daytime quiz show The Biggest Game in Town. Andy, a circulation rep for the Star at Ketley, beat two other contestants in a general knowledge quiz

Star man misses out on jackpot

Shropshire Star man Andy Maxwell has missed out on the £5,550 top prize on daytime quiz show The Biggest Game in Town. Andy, circulation representative for the Star at Ketley, beat two other contestants in a general knowledge quiz to

Stadium bid backed by readers

A scheme to get Shrewsbury Town football club into a new stadium received a shot in the arm when public opinion was tested in the Shropshire Star. The results of a poll showed 69 per cent of 8,000 replies were

Vote on town's "hottestissue"

Readers are being asked to give their views on a new football stadium for their town. The Shropshire Star has asked readers to contribute to the debate over a new home for Shrewsbury Town. The paper is to join forces