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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 29 December 2015
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Shropshire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Photos: Clouds gathering over Shropshire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    We're expecting a stormy night in Shropshire and Jonathan Kimber has taken this photo of the clouds gathering over the county.

    Clouds gathering

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  3. Next step of Shropshire hotel’s £2 million plan backed

    Shropshire Star

    Bosses at a Grade II listed Shropshire hotel have been given the go-ahead for the next phase in a £2 million makeover.

    Albrighton Hall
  4. Weather: A dry evening, but rain on its way

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry evening, but we'll have rain overnight and it will become heavier tomorrow.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands from Sara Blizzard.
  5. Video: Concerns over new living wage

    BBC Midlands Today

    There's concern that the introduction of the National Living Wage in April next year could halt growth at many of the region's small manufacturing companies.

    The Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction of the new minimum wage in this year's Budget.

    But while some companies have welcomed the move, others have been highly critical.

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    Video caption: Small manufacturers in the West Midlands raise concerns about the new living wage
  6. Heavy rain to bring more flooding for Shropshire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency, has just been on BBC Radio Shropshire and told us the heavy rain forecast will mean more flooding in the county.

    But he said rivers would only be returning to the levels we've seen recently.

    The flood barriers in Shrewsbury will remain up, but Dave said they would "wait and see" before putting them up in Ironbridge.

    Flood barriers in Shrewsbury
  7. Weather Watchers: Bishop's Castle and Ironbridge

    BBC Weather Watchers have been taking some great photos of the county today.

    These ones are of the sun rising over Bishop's Castle and Ironbridge.

    Bishop's Castle
    Ironbridge

    You can be a BBC Weather Watcher too - to sign up, visit the website for more details.  

  8. Headlines: Body in Severn identified; nearly 7,000 in county have smoking-related lung diseases

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Body found in Severn confirmed as being missing Thomas Bebbington

    - Nearly 7,000 Shropshire people have smoking-related lung diseases

    - River levels peak in the county, but heavy rain on its way

  9. Nearly 7,000 Shropshire people have smoking-related lung diseases

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Public Health England says 6,681 people in Shropshire were diagnosed with a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) last year - a disease linked to smoking.

    It causes a narrowing of the airways and typically leads to breathlessness, a persistent cough and frequent chest infections.

    Cigarette in hand

    Shropshire's Help2Change anti-smoking group says 460 deaths in the county between 2012 and 2014 were attributable to COPD.

    Quote Message: COPD may not be well known but it can be a serious and severely debilitating disease, dramatically affecting people’s lives and leading to years of suffering. from Kevin Lewis Director of Help2Change
    Kevin LewisDirector of Help2Change
  10. Football: Telford boss accuses players of lacking desire

    After two Christmas defeats, the AFC Telford United manager Rob Smith says his side need six points from their next two fixtures.

    But he has questioned the commitment of his players.

    Rob Smith

    Rob says performances have to improve and is challenging his players to up their game.

    Quote Message: They get everything here, but if it's not in you it's not in you. If you get relegated from this division it should be the most hurtful thing that has ever happened to you. And it would be for me. from Rob Smith AFC Telford United manager
    Rob SmithAFC Telford United manager
  11. Weather: Storm Frank approaches the UK

    BBC Weather

    This image gives you an idea of the size of the storm heading our way.

    We're being told that Storm Frank will sweep over the UK later today.

    And while Shropshire will escape the worst of it, there will be some heavy rain overnight and tomorrow.

    Storm Frank
  12. Telford & Wrekin Council defended over A&E campaign cash

    Shropshire Star

    A senior councillor today said Telford & Wrekin Council had nothing to apologise for after coming under attack for pledging tens of thousands of pounds to a campaign to save the borough’s A&E unit.

    Shaun Davies
  13. Latest: River body identified; drone warning from RAF Shawbury

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our top stories:

    - Police confirm a body found in Severn is that of missing Thomas Bebbington

    - RAF Shawbury warns of possible drone collision 

    - River levels falling in Shropshire

  14. Football: Whalley looking for run in Shrewsbury team

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Shaun Whalley hopes his last-minute winner at Crewe yesterday will be enough to keep him in the Shrewsbury Town team against Chesterfield on Saturday. 

    Whalley's goal came in what was his first start for the Town since signing from Luton in the summer and it's given him a taste for more.

    Shaun Whalley

    He says it's been disappointing to be left out of the side by manager Micky Mellon.

    Quote Message: Obviously the manager has had his reasons and that's fair, I respect him as a manager, but he's given me a chance and hopefully I have taken that chance. from Shaun Whalley Shrewsbury Town winger
    Shaun WhalleyShrewsbury Town winger
  15. Video: How to protect yourself from computer hackers

    Got a new computer for Christmas?

    Doing lots of sales shopping online?

    James Workman, from Dephrisk Limited in Malvern, has a few simple tips about choosing the right password to keep the hackers guessing.

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    Video caption: How to keep your computer safe from hackers
  16. Oswestry could be site of new 750-home development

    Oswestry and Borders Chronicle

    Shropshire’s new development plan has opened the way for a major new extension to one of the county’s market towns.

    Oswestry town centre
  17. River levels falling in Shropshire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    River levels are falling in Shropshire, for now.

    More heavy rain is forecast over the coming days, so they could rise again, the Environment Agency is warning.

    And there are still a few roads in Shrewsbury and in the north of the county affected by flood waters.

    Flooding near Melverley