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  1. Weather: Sunny spells and a moderate breeze

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast a dry day and there could be some sunshine breaking through the cloud, but it will also be breezy and temperatures won't get much above 13C (55F).

    And that weather is expected to continue through the weekend.

    Leek
  2. Weather: Dryer weather on the way

    BBC Weather

    The showers of the last couple of days are going to be replaced by clear skies and some sunshine in the West Midlands.

    It's going to be a bit cooler that it was though, with temperatures unlikely to go higher than 12C (54F).

    Tardebigg
  3. Tower block to make way for care home

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A tower block in Telford is going to be demolished and a six-storey care home will be built in its place.

    The Wrekin Housing Trust has got permission for 81 flats with community facilities on the site of Apley Court in Dothill.

    Apley Court

    The housing trust said the building would be staffed 24 hours a day and include lounges, a cafe, hairdressers, a laundrette and buggy storage.

  4. Man hit by lorry

    A pedestrian has been seriously injured after he was hit by a lorry in Telford early this morning.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was called to the A442 Queensway in Stirchley at 01:00 and took him to hospital in Stoke-on-Trent.

    Ambulance
  5. Delay to school safety measures

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    There's been a delay to plans to introduce 20mph speed limits outside Shropshire schools and to restrict the number of cars dropping off and picking up.

    Shropshire Council voted to make the changes at 126 of its 150 schools back in July, but said coronavirus has delayed the implementation.

    20mph sign

    The authority said the associated work could cost up to £2.9m and a report advised money needed to be set aside to consult schools before this happened.

    There were 11 accidents outside Shropshire schools in the last three years, resulting in 22 casualties, four of them children, according to West Mercia Police.

  6. Weather: A drier day with a few showers

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast a drier day today, but there could still be a few showers and a light breeze.

    The temperatures are likely to be about 13C (55F) and it looks like we'll have more of the same tomorrow.

    Hednesford
  7. Weather: Rain fading away tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    This brief rainy spell is coming to an end and most parts of the West Midlands should have dry weather by tomorrow afternoon.

    But it's going to remain cool, with temperatures unlikely to be much higher than 13C (55F) tomorrow.

    Alcester
  8. Princessess surprise terminally ill boy

    A boy with a terminal brain condition has been given a birthday surprise by two Disney princesses.

    Kian Smith from Telford was two years old yesterday and his parents said they had been told he was unlikely to live that long, after he was diagnosed with Lissencephaly brain disease.

    Princesses

    Kian's mum, Victoria, got in touch with the staff at the Pirates and Princesses soft play centre on Halesfield and asked for "some memories to keep" so they sent over Elsa and Anna here, to say happy birthday and sing his favourite song, Let it Go.

    The actors said they were able to keep the appropriate social distance and that "it was very emotional, but rewarding".

    A fundraising appeal has been set up to help Kian's family.

  9. Weather: A rainy day is forecast

    BBC Weather

    We've got used to sunny September but it's all change with most of us forecast a rainy day.

    Temperatures will take a drop too, with the maximum around 13C (55F).

    The wet weather is expected to continue tomorrow.

    Ashton under Hill
  10. By Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Rose Paterson

    The husband of Aintree Racecourse chairman Rose Paterson pays tribute to his "dedicated, loving" wife after a coroner records a verdict of suicide at an inquest into her death.

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  11. One PCSO for 200-mile area

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A 200-mile area of Shropshire was covered by just one PCSO for several days and for three of those days she did not have a car.

    Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss has apologised for the officer shortage and said new recruits would soon become available to fill gaps in the rota.

    PCSO

    He was responding to a question from Police and Crime Panel member and Shropshire councillor Dave Tremellen, who said the local inspector and police constable had both been away and one of the two community support officers was off sick, leaving the other one alone.

  12. Disappointment at delay to fans return

    Football clubs have been speaking about their disappointment after plans to allow fans back into games were postponed.

    The return had been penciled in for 1 October, but the government said with coronavirus cases rising it could not allow it to go ahead,

    Shrewsbury Town

    Nine English clubs, including Shrewsbury Town, hosted games in front of a limited capacity of 1,000 last weekend.

    Crewe manager David Artell said the postponement was disappointing for everyone and added: "I think even the politicians want to have football fans back in the stadium because it shows they're doing their jobs properly."

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A464 and J3 for A41 Newport Road.

    M54 Shropshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound between J4, A464 (Shifnal) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Weather: One more day of sunshine before showers arrive

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast more sunshine today, once the mist clears, and temperatures could reach 23C (73F) in parts of the West Midlands.

    But we're expecting rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

    Sheldon