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Installation of Ukrainian angels to be officially opened in Ludlow on Saturday
Ukrainian artist Svitlana Dzedzei is a refugee and staying in Cleobury Mortimer.

Shropshire-based Ukrainian artist Svitlana Dzedzei is collaborating with Ludlow Town Council and Erica Garner of Ludlow’s Refugee Support Group to bring to the UK the installation of angels, to remind people of the impact the war is having on Ukraine, and particularly Ukrainian children.

Hundreds of hand-crocheted blue and yellow angels will be suspended from trees in Castle Gardens, Ludlow, from Saturday to Monday. After this it will move to the town’s St Laurence’s Church.

The official opening of the Ukrainian Angels will take place in Castle Gardens

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Plans for a one-way road system in Wem hit funding logjam
Wem town centre. Photo: Google.

The town’s council wants to see a one-way system installed to deal with “serious traffic issues”.

It has a traffic working group that has now reached a logjam in negotiations with Shropshire Council, a meeting heard.

Wem county councillor Peter Broomhill said: “Whilst initially it was hoped that an experimental traffic order would be the way to trial a one-way system, following statutory consultees’ responses it became evident that more research should be carried out into the potential impact that any one-way system may have.

“This will help ensure new problems are not created in

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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians during raid
Car wreckage

Israeli troops have shot and killed two Palestinian men during a military raid in the occupied West Bank, according to medical officials.

A third Palestinian also died of wounds sustained in a separate Israeli raid nearly two weeks earlier, Palestinian health chiefs added.

The Israeli military said its soldiers opened fire in the village of Jaba after gunmen in a passing vehicle shot at them. They said that soldiers later confiscated an M-16 rifle from the vehicle.

The bloodshed raised the number of Palestinians killed in fighting with the Israelis to 11 this year, as deadly fighting in

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Avoiding ‘twitterpation’ on social media

Mary Bullard

The word “twitterpated” was coined by Disney in the 1942 movie “Bambi.” The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as overly excited or anxious. Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform, Twitter, free speech has been headlining news and causing some “twitterpation.” Musk censored critics, suspended some accounts and reinstated others. Election deniers, conspiracy theorists and those spreading COVID-19 misinformation are back. So what are the parameters of free speech? What are the concerns and questions?

The freedom to express our ideas and opinions was key to our Founding Fathers. The First Amendment provides the right to

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