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Shrewsbury shopping centres value drops by £38 million
Shropshire Council has reported that the statutory valuation at 31 March 2021 of the Shrewsbury Shopping centres’ is £12,350,000, compared with £17,500,000 in March 2020. This drop in property value is not unique to Shrewsbury. There are widely reported falls in value across the UK as retailers and leisure operators face challenging times and changing business models, due to increased online shopping and the Covid-19 pandemic. The likely downturn in retail value was understood at the outset as the wider retail landscape was changing.

Via Shropshire Council

City status bid for Shrewsbury ruled out

Shropshire Council has ruled out putting Shrewsbury forward for city status in a contest to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. The county town has lost out in two previous civic awards competitions, but the council says no bid will be drawn up this time around due to resources being focussed on the pandemic.

Via Shropshire Star

Main road into Shrewsbury town centre shut as falling wall hits passer-by

Castle Street was closed around 11.30am on Wednesday after rubble was spotted falling from above Toni & Guy hairdressers. The person hit received a "minor injury", Shropshire Council has said. A statement on the fire service's log said: "At 11.31am, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting an incident classified as building collapse in Shrewsbury. Two fire appliances including the aerial ladder platform were mobilised from Shrewsbury. An operations officer was in attendance. Corner of building collapsed, crews assessing scene."

Via Shropshire Star

3,800 ambulance hours 'lost' due to handover delays at Shropshire hospitals
Between New Year’s Day and July 14, transfers exceeding 30 minutes have amounted to 2,245 hours at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and 1,560 hours at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital. In a report for the West Midlands Ambulance Service’s (WMAS) governing trust, nursing, medical and commissioning chiefs write that the situation has “shown a significant deterioration” across the region and warn that, if trends continue, by December the effect could be equivalent to losing 46 ambulances altogether.

Via Shropshire Star

Police search for suspects over racist abuse after Hereford v Shrewsbury
The West Mercia force is asking for help identifying several men it says were responsible for both disorder and racially aggravated public order offences.
The abuse happened after Shrewsbury played a pre-season friendly away at Hereford last week. Police have released images of the suspects taken by officers' body-worn cameras. Shrewsbury Town won the pre-season friendly game at Edgar Street 2-1.

Via Shropshire Star

Weekly COVID Stats

People tested positive in Shropshire: 623 (-550)
Rate per 100k resident population: 242.0
Deaths within 28 days of positive test in Shropshire: 1 (+1)
Patients admitted to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust:
43 (+17)

All stats available at

Latest healthcare trust data provided on 25 July 2021, other data correct as of 29 July 2021.

COVID Vaccination Progress

Number of people vaccinated with one dose in Shropshire: 241,577 (+5,358)
Number of people vaccinated with two doses in Shropshire: 202,809 (+8,787)
Cumalitive doses given in Shropshire: 444,386 (+14,145)

Number of people vaccinated with one dose in Shrewsbury & Atcham: 80,023 (+579)
Number of people vaccinated with two doses in Shrewsbury & Atcham: 65,985 (+1,904)
Cumalitive doses given in Shrewsbury & Atcham: 146,008 (+2,483)

All stats available from NHS England
Data correct as of 29/07/2021.

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