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Eagle on the loose after escaping falconry centre

A large Chilean Blue Eagle has escaped from a falconry centre in Shropshire and is thought to be on the loose in the Wem area.

It's thought Paco broke free when a ring on his perch broke and the Shropshire Falcon Centre said he would still have his leash attached.

Eagle
Shropshire Falconry

Weather: A warm and sunny weekend ahead

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We're forecast sunny weather and temperature over 20C (69F) this weekend.

Weather forecast for the West Midlands

Cowan encouraged by return of winger to Telford side

BBC Radio Shropshire Sport

The AFC Telford United manager Gavin Cowan believes the return of winger Brendon Daniels from injury has helped improve their recent results.

he said: "When he's on it and he's playing to the best of his ability I don't think there's many better than him at this level."

Gavin Cowan
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But Cowan also warned Daniels has to "find some consistency" and said he couldn't be complacent because there were other players in the squad looking to take his spot.

Daughter of Shrewsbury Town legend plans charity climb

The daughter of Shrewsbury Town legend Chic Bates is preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Dementia UK charity.

He was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s in 2013 and Llarni Bates said she had witnessed her father being "being avoided, discriminated and even made fun of because of his illness".

Chic Bates and daughter
Wace Morgan

Bates made nearly 300 appearances for Shrewsbury Town and scored 64 goals before becoming their manager.

He also had a spell in charge of Stoke City.

Llarni flies out to Tanzania to attempt the climb later this month and aims to raise £4,000 for the charity.