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Pet cat has surgery after being shot near Oswestry

Pet cat has surgery after being shot near Oswestry

Police officers said Tigger the cat was shot with a .22 caliber pellet sometime between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Friday in The Meads area of Weston Rhyn. According to the owner Tigger always stays local when she is home, so police believe the offender either

24 min. ago in Regional West
 
And then there were three - jungle trio bid for I'm A Celebrity crown

And then there were three - jungle trio bid for I'm A Celebrity crown

Scarlett Moffatt, 26, appears on the Channel 4 series Gogglebox where families are filmed discussing the programmes they watch together - and before taking part in the ITV contest, she was more likely to be viewing a bushtucker trial from her armchair. B

today, 11:43 in Regional West
 
'Egotistical' Edward VIII 'would have been a useless king'

'Egotistical' Edward VIII 'would have been a useless king'

As the 80th anniversary of the constitutional crisis of 1936 approaches, Professor Richard Toye of Exeter University suggested that Edward, later the Duke of Windsor, has become a romanticised figure over his devotion to American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

today, 03:18 in Regional West
 
Theresa May warns Whitehall moles - and the memo is leaked

Theresa May warns Whitehall moles - and the memo is leaked

Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood has written to senior officials informing them the Prime Minister had demanded urgent action to tighten security in Whitehall. Embarrassingly for No 10 however, his memorandum has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday jus

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

Football abuse probe: Chelsea apologises to ex-striker Gary Johnson

In a statement issued on Saturday, Chelsea said it was clear Mr Johnson had "suffered unacceptably" and that it had "no desire to hide any historic abuse we uncover from view". It said that it was told by Mr Johnson's solicitors in...

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

Call for probe into Jose Mourinho 'offshore tax haven'

It is alleged Mourinho's advisers may have helped him avoid paying tax on earnings from the use of his image rights for product endorsement - something which has been strongly denied. The claims emerged in a huge data leak of more than 18 million documen

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
'Ukip-lite' Tories will lose the next election, moderates warn

'Ukip-lite' Tories will lose the next election, moderates warn

A group of former Conservative ministers and MPs has urged the Prime Minister not to alienate Conservative voters who backed Remain in the referendum by turning the party into "Ukip-lite". The intervention comes after the Liberal Democrats...

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

Anna Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, was the apparent target of an online message which read: "someone jo cox Anna sourby please." The politician responded to the message on social media, calling the Twitter user a "sad...

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
Nicola Sturgeon to visit mosque of murdered shopkeeper in push for peace

Nicola Sturgeon to visit mosque of murdered shopkeeper in push for peace

Mr Shah was a member of the Ahmadiyya Mosque in the city, and his killer Tanveer Ahmed claimed the popular shopkeeper had ''disrespected the Prophet Muhammad''. The First Minister will meet members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community as they launch a new c

today, 00:39 in Regional West
 
Killer drivers could face life sentences under Government crackdown

Killer drivers could face life sentences under Government crackdown

Motorists who cause death by speeding, street racing or while on a mobile phone are among those who could be handed tougher punishments. Offenders convicted of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs could also be gi

today, 00:27 in Regional West
 
NHS England launches trial of PrEP HIV treatment after court ruling

NHS England launches trial of PrEP HIV treatment after court ruling

The drug, described as a "game changer" in the fight against HIV and Aids, has been shown to reduce the risk of infection in people who are at high risk by more than 90%. Last month, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court ruling which said...

today, 00:27 in Regional West
 
Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

Man arrested after police probe Twitter post 'urging people to Jo Cox an MP'

Anna Soubry, the MP for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, was the apparent target of an online message which read: "someone jo cox Anna sourby please." The politician responded to the message on social media, calling the Twitter user a "sad...

yesterday, 20:17 in Regional West
 
Tories accuse Labour over Article 50 debate amendment plan

Tories accuse Labour over Article 50 debate amendment plan

On Monday the highest court in the land will begin hearing the Government's appeal against a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister must gain the approval of MPs before triggering Article 50, marking the start of the formal negotiations to leave the E

yesterday, 19:37 in Regional West
 
'She was frightened and scared of him': Family of woman allegedly raped by Telford magistrate

'She was frightened and scared of him': Family of woman allegedly raped by Telford magistrate

Santokh Minhas, of Telford, is accused of raping a woman with a learning disability on at least six occasions.  Family members gave evidence during his trial at Worcester Crown Court, sitting at the Shirehall in Hereford, yesterday. They recalled how she

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional West
 
Vegetarian cafe owner who refuses 'animal fat' £5 notes shocked at hate backlash

Vegetarian cafe owner who refuses 'animal fat' £5 notes shocked at hate backlash

Sharon Meijland, who has run the Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge for almost 30 years, made the move earlier this week, after it emerged traces of the derivative, known as tallow, are used in the production process. Concerns have been raised about the implicati

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional West
 


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