A group of campaigners in Shropshire have called on banks to halt the closure of their rural branches.

Ludlow MP Philip Dunne said local branches were important to the economy of south Shropshire market towns.

The call comes after Barclaysicon announced its Bishop's Castle branch would close on 29 June.

Barclays, said the decision to close the Bishop's Castle branch was not taken lightly and it would look to minimise the impact on customers.

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