Shrewsbury Town Council leader Alan Mosley said while the scheme would not "change the world" it would generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of about 400 homes every year and would demonstrate both the councils' commitment to tackling the climate crisis and serve as an educational tool for local school children to learn about hydro power.
He added: "The climate emergency makes it vital that we move to much more green energy and the hydro scheme at the weir will make a good local contribution to our objectives."
Boy kidnapped and attacked
Police are investigating an alleged kidnap and assault in Telford.
West Mercia Police said a boy was believed to have been picked up by four other teens on Alma Avenue in Malinslee and taken to a flat at about 20:00 on Monday.
After escaping the following morning he was again picked up by the group and taken to Telford Town Park before escaping once again and helped by a passer-by, officers said.
He was later treated at the scene for minor injuries.
West Mercia Police said it understood the incident would very alarming to the local community and had introduced extra patrols in the area.
The force said it was investigating whether the offenders were known to the victim.
Officers are calling for anyone with information to come forward.
Shrewsbury Town's winning run continues
Shrewsbury Town's remarkable revival continues after another victory last night.
Sean Goss' early goal was followed by two penalties - the first scored by Ollie Norburn before Curtis Main stepped up to take and convert the second.
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Goss rounded off the scoring with his second of the game and the Shrews are now 10 points clear of the League One relegation zone.
School chief exec sees testing issues
Covid-testing in schools comes with a "myriad of concerns", the chief executive of the Marches Academy Trust in Shropshire has said.
Sarah Finch, who has teenage children herself, said: "There's the vulnerable children, the children in challenging circumstances, whether they'll be given the encouragement to the tests, the space to do the tests.
"Things are very fraught at certain times in some families."
Pupils at the Sir John Talbot School told BBC news they thought children would get used to it when everyone was doing it.
Brooke (pictured below) said: "I think some people will complain, but they're going to do it by the end anyway."
Plans for a hydro-electric turbine in Shrewsbury which were shelved in 2017 could be resurrected.
The original plans, put forward by a community group, were abandoned when changes to energy tariffs made it financially unviable.
The town council has now committed about £30,000 to see if the scheme could be revived.
Council leader Labour's Alan Mosley said “The climate emergency makes it vital that we move to much more green energy and the hydro scheme at the weir will make a good local contribution to our objectives."
And he said it would generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of about 400 homes every year.
A new office building could be added at Telford’s hospital to allow for "improved social distancing” and free up care space in the main complex.
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If approved, the two-storey block will be known as the Ironbridge Suite and built on land west of the Princess Royal Hospital, providing nearly 400 square meters of new space.
Modular building manufacturer Catfoss Ltd has applied for planning permission, and a statement submitted on its behalf says it will give Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust staff more room to work
Telford and Wrekin Council is set to make a decision on the planning application at a later date.