Not that everything to do with teddy bears in Shropshire this is week is so amusing. On Monday the Merrythought factory in Ironbridge - Britain's answer to Steiff - closed down.
Storm over ’swearing’ toy
Bosses at a Shropshire toy-making factory have defended a talking teddy bear which a customer accused of swearing.
Supermarket giant Tesco pulled the bears from the shelves at one of its Midland megastores after a customer complained.
Tesco chiefs have been investigating the claim to ensure it was a one-off. But bosses at Telford-based Golden Bears are adamant the toy does not swear.
Friday, December 01, 2006
You're sure of a big surprise
There is no doubt about the story of the day in the Shropshire Star: