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  1. Investigation blames security glitch for porn on street sign
  2. Legionella bacteria found at hospital
  3. Arrest in connection with rape of man
  4. Three route options for M54 link road on display
  5. Shropshire towns among Heart of England in Bloom winners
  6. Updates on Friday 15 September

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Severe accident: A4169 Shropshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A4169 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between B4380 Buildwas Road and A5223.

A4169 Shropshire - A4169 Buildwas Bank in Buildwas closed in both directions between the B4380 Buildwas Road junction and Jiggers Roundabout, because of an accident involving two cars. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

AJ Leitch-Smith

Dundee sign striker A-Jay Leitch-Smith on loan from Shrewsbury Town until January, while Kerr Waddell pens new two-year deal.

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League One leaders Shrewsbury keep up their blistering start to the season with a hard-fought win at Oldham.

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We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

Police treating Dawley car fire as arson

A car fire in Dawley on Monday night appears to have been started deliberately, the police have said.

A Volvo was badly damaged in Hinkshay Road and while no-one was hurt, the owners are said to be extremely distressed.

West Mercia

There have been a number of car fires in the Telford area over the summer, including one caught on CCTV last month and the police are hoping this attack might also have been caught on someone's camera.

At this stage they can't say if this was a targeted attack.

Football: Haughmond look to spring another FA Cup shock

The amateurs of Haughmond FC are looking to pull off a real FA Cup shock when they travel to Lincolnshire to take on Boston tomorrow

The Shropshire side have already made it through three of the early stages, beating Matlock in the previous round.

Club captain Tom Hewitt, a carpenter, admits it's a tough draw, but believes they can progress.

Haughmond FC look to spring another FA Cup upset

Weather: Some showers tomorrow, but Sunday looking dry

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

We're going to have a few more showers tomorrow afternoon, but it's looking a lot drier on Sunday.

Rebecca Wood has your weekend forecast
An information sign in Telford that temporarily displayed pornographic images

An investigation into how the images came to be displayed on the sign in Shropshire is under way.

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Anger at year-long Whitchurch road closure

Shropshire Star

A potential year-long closure of a Whitchurch road to repair damage caused by badgers is "unacceptable", say residents.

Painted rocks to raise awareness of child sex exploitation

Painted purple rocks have been appearing all over Shropshire today, to raise awareness of child sex exploitation.

Purple stones

People finding the stones are being asked to photograph them and post them on social media, to spread the message around.

'Glitch in security' allowed porn to appear on council signs

A council investigation into how pornographic images came to be on one of their digital street signs in Telford has concluded the sign wasn't hacked.

Instead Telford and Wrekin Council believes there was a glitch in the signs' security settings which allowed a passer-by to simply search for the content and put it on display.

Porn sign

The council added that a "thorough review of security settings" was now being carried out and the signs would remain switched off for the time being.

Your photos: A fine afternoon in Horsehay and Ironbridge

BBC Weather Watchers

The rain seems to have stayed away today and the BBC Weather Watchers have been out and about, snapping photos of the county.

These ones were taken in Horsehay (top) and Ironbridge (below).

Horsehay church
Biker Don
Iron bridge

Football: The New Saints look to continue winning run

The New Saints are looking to make it four Welsh Premier wins on the bounce tonight, but face a tough challenge, away to Cardiff Met.

Both sides have lost just once in the Welsh Premier League this season.

The New Saints
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BreakingLegionella bacteria found at Ludlow hospital 'not a risk'

Legionella bacteria has been found at Ludlow Hospital.

The Shropshire Community Health Trust says it was discovered in routine water samples and it is not the type which causes Legionnaires' disease.

Ludlow hospital

The health trust also said patients, staff and visitors were not at risk and it was not connected with the outbreak at the Feathers Hotel, in Ludlow.

Fire at house in Woodside

Firefighters were called to a house in the Woodside area of Telford last night, to deal with a fire in a ground floor bedroom.

Fire engine

They were called out at 23:40 and had it out in half an hour.

Nobody was reported hurt.

Paul Hurst's Shrewsbury Town have won 20 of his 44 matches in charge since he was appointed on 23 October 2016

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst is pleased that people are taking notice of his table-topping League One side.

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M54 link plans welcomed by council leader

Plans for a link road connecting the M54 with the M6 and M6 Toll have been described as "one big step forward" by the leader of Telford and Wrekin Council.

Councillor Shaun Davies said Shropshire's links to the motorway network were "woeful" at the moment and that transport links came up "time and time again" when he talked to business leaders.


Three options for the link road are being put forward by Highways England, which says it could take 22,000 vehicles a day off small A roads.

One of the big, big issues, time and time again is our transport links and our transport links in Shropshire are woeful, on to the motorway network

Shaun DaviesTelford and Wrekin Council

Arrest over reported rape of man in Shrewsbury

BBC Shropshire

A man's been arrested today in connection with a reported rape of a man in Shrewsbury earlier this month.

New Street, Shrewsbury

West Mercia Police says it was told the incident happened in the New Street area on 9 September.

The force says it's arrested a 35-year-old man from Shrewsbury on suspicion of rape and he's being questioned by detectives.

Football: Mixed injury news for Telford squad

James Bond

Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

Midfielder Jordan Lussey is a doubt for AFC Telford's FA Cup tie with Barwell this weekend after he picked up a groin strain in the midweek win over Stockport.

But Curtis Strong and Matty Barnes-Holmer could both be fit.

Kyle Perry
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Barwell could include former Telford striker Kyle Perry in their team after a recent move.

He's playing for his 17th club.

M54 link road plans: Ancient woodland impact from one option

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

Ancient Staffordshire woodland could be in the path of a new link road under one option to connect the M54 with the M6 and M6 Toll.

Highways England has produced three options for the route, which is aimed at stopping drivers having to leave the M54 and use local A-roads in order to get to the other motorways.

Option C East for the link road
Highways England

A consultation's started today on the three routes and one of them, Option C East, would see the existing M54 widened from junction one towards the M6.

But Highways England says that choice would then see it "affecting" areas of ancient woodland at Burn's Wood, Spring Coppice and Keeper's Wood.

Heart of England in Bloom awards for Shropshire towns

Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Bridgnorth have all won gold awards in the Heart of Britain in Bloom competition.

Oswestry was also named the best in the Large Town category.


The park at Brignorth Castle, Oswestry's Cae Glas Park and a Ludlow couple who've transformed a railway embankment were given discretionary awards.

Football: Shrewsbury manager appreciates support from fans

James Bond

Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst says his players appreciate the support from people living in the town.

Shrewsbury players appreciate support in from town

The team goes into this weekend three points clear at the top of League One.

They are yet to be beaten in the league and Hurst thinks fans' expectations are being raised as a result.

Council leader wants answers over hospital funding

Concerns about the costs of hospital reorganisation have been raised again by the leader of Telford and Wrekin Council.

Shaun Davies

The NHS is proposing a shake-up of hospital services, which would involve making Shrewsbury the main base for emergency medicine in the county and moving specialist women and children's services there too.

The plans also involve moving the bulk of planned operations to Telford.

An independent scrutiny report earlier this year said that for the proposals to move forward, they would need to provide a clearer vision of how community care would be managed and how the changes would be financed.

Councillor Shaun Davies said it was still unclear how the work would be financed and it was too soon to start consulting on the proposals.

There is no guarantee of money for this project, so the consultation that is taking place is on a solution, and some people will think it is a solution, without any cash in place

Shaun DaviesTelford and Wrekin Council

Comments wanted on Shrewsbury vision of the future

People living and working in Shrewsbury are being invited to have their say on the way the town is developed.

The group set up to represent local business, Shrewsbury BID, is consulting on its Big Town Plan with the town council and has set up shop in an empty unit on Wyle Cop - inviting passers-by to drop in to take a look.

One of its aims is to create a "new central business district, with an employment cluster" near the rail station.

Shrewsbury BID

Shrewsbury BID says the plan has been developed because the town faces a number of challenges, including an ageing population, poor public transport, a relatively low wage economy and over-reliance on the car.

The proposals will be on display until 29 September and after that a more detailed plan will be drawn up.

Flax mill

Ice hockey: Tigers travel to Basingstoke for Bison rematch

BBC Sport

Telford Tigers travel to Basingstoke tomorrow for a re-match against the Bison in the Autumn Cup.

The two sides met at the Telford Ice Rink last weekend, with the Tigers winning the game 2-1.

Tigers vs Bison
Steve Brodie

The Tigers are still looking to add another player to their roster, after the departure of Macauley Halford yesterday.

Football: Brown thinks he can learn from Shrewsbury manager

Shrewsbury Town left back Junior Brown feels he's getting special attention from his manager Paul Hurst, because he was a left back in his playing career.

Junior Brown
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He said he thought it was probably an unconscious thing and that he could learn a thing or two from Hurst, who played nearly 500 games in the position.

I don't think it's intentional, but you know when you're a player and you play in that sort of position it's something that you focus on, you see things. But at the same time it's good. He can impart his knowledge on me. So it's good for me, learning my trade as a left back and it's certainly helping improve my performances

Junior BrownShrewsbury Town defender

Coracle championship record bid

A record number of teams have entered this year's Coracle World Championship, which takes place in Shrewsbury today.

Competitors from 48 teams will hope to set a new world record for crossing the width of the River Severn in a coracle eight times - they are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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The current record time is five minutes and 20 seconds.

Girl seriously injured in hit-and-run

An 11-year-old girl has been seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Knighton, near the Shropshire/Powys border, police say.

She was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a dark coloured Toyota Rav 4 near the town's hospital, at about 16:00 yesterday.

Dyfed-Powys Police say the car had the registration number DU12 LLJ.

Route options for M54 link road on display

Andy Giddings

BBC Local Live

Three options for a link road connecting the M54 with the M6 and M6 Toll are going on show to the public today.

Traffic currently travels up A roads and Highways England says a link road would take about 22,000 vehicles a day off the A460 and relieve congestion through places such as Featherstone.

Three options
Highways England

It also says the link road would support economic growth in the area by making it more accessible.

Consultation on the three route options will continue until 13 October.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

After a chilly start it will be a bright day with sunny spells with the chance of a few showers this afternoon.

Feeling cool for September with top temperatures of 16C (61F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

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Severe accident: A442 Shropshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A442 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between Okehampton Road and Hortonwood 30.

A442 Shropshire - A442 Queensway in Telford blocked in both directions between Leegomery Roundabout and Hadley Park Roundabout, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Our live coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.

TNS chairman up for second award

The New Saints chairman Mike Harris is nominated not just once, but twice for the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Mike Harris
PJMC Limited

As well as being shortlisted in the Entrepreneur For Good Award category for his work with the football club, he is included in the voting for the Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year, for his work with SiFi Networks, a growing international fibre optic network developer.

Shropshire fundraiser named nation's quirkiest

A Whitchurch woman has been named as the British Heart Foundation’s quirkiest fundraiser of the year after climbing Snowdon in a wedding dress.

Maxine Beech
British Heart Foundation

The charity has released its top 10 from the past 12 months, revealing the unusual things people have done to raise funds for life saving research.

Shropshire's Maxine Beech has come out on top for her "bridal walk" - it followed the loss of her father George to a heart attack in 2009.

Maxine Beech
British Heart Foundation

Weather: More rain tonight and tomorrow

Shefali Oza

BBC Midlands Today

We are forecast more showers overnight and that weather is set to continue tomorrow, with the odd bright spell at times.

Weather forecast for the West Midlands