Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of
England. It borders Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north,
Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and
Herefordshire to the south. A unitary authority (Shropshire Council)
was created on 1 April 2009, taking over from the previous county
council and 5 district councils, and covers most of the county. The
borough of Telford and Wrekin, included in Shropshire for ceremonial
purposes, has been a separate unitary authority since 1998.