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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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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. Listen: Time-wasters call the ambulance service

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The West Midlands Ambulance service deals with a lot of calls, so it would rather not have time wasters phoning up to ask for a glass of water!

    Take a listen to some of these calls they've received.

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  3. Football: One in, one out at Shrewsbury Town

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    The overhaul of Shrewsbury Town's squad continues with midfielder James Wallace joining on loan from Sheffield United until the end of the season.

    The former England Under-19 and Under-20 international had a short spell at Shrewsbury under Graham Turner in 2011-12.

    James Wallace

    Meanwhile, Shrewsbury have released Darren McKnight. The Northern Ireland Under-21 midfielder hasn't started for the Town since signing in the summer.

  4. Weather: A wet evening, but clearing by dawn

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a cold and wet night, but it should clear up by the morning.

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. Tim Peake tweets about Shrewsbury boy's homemade rocket

    A young boy whose mum sent a photo of his homemade rocket to astronaut Tim Peake has received a reply from space.

    Six-year-old Harry Lanyon, from Shrewsbury, assembled it from cardboard tubes, tinsel and yoghurt pots.

    His mum Sara tweeted the astronaut to tell him about it and this was his reply:

    Tweet
  6. Former Shrewsbury striker in court over alleged sex attack

    A former Shrewsbury footballer is in court, charged with a sex attack on a woman at his home in August 2014.

    The prosecution told Winchester Crown Court 31-year-old Guy Madjo offered to help the woman when she was locked out of her flat by her partner and invited her back to his house in Hampshire.

    Guy Madjo

    The court heard she fell asleep on his sofa and woke to find she was being groped by him. 

    He denies the charge and the trial continues.

  7. Headlines: Junior doctors picket in Telford and another rail strike planned

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Former Shrewsbury striker in court over alleged sex attack

    - Junior doctors picket at Telford hospital

    - Arriva Trains Wales drivers plan another strike

  8. Video: AFC Telford United face big derby

    Nick Southall

    AFC Telford United commentator, BBC Shropshire

    AFC Telford United are desperate for points in their battle against relegation and they face a local rival tonight.

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    Video caption: BBC Radio Shropshire's Nick Southall previews Telford's match with Hednesford
  9. Another Arriva Trains Wales strike planned for February

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Drivers on Arriva Trains Wales are going to stage another 24-hour strike on 1 February.

    The Aslef union is involved in a dispute with management over working conditions.

    Arriva train
  10. Shrewsbury chief exec welcomes home FA Cup draw

    They might not have drawn one of the Premier League big-boys, but Shrewsbury's home tie with Sheffield Wednesday has been welcomed by the club.

    FA Cup balls

    It will be Shrewsbury's first home game in 11 FA Cup matches and while he isn't expecting TV interest, chief executive, Matt Williams, says the game should be profitable for them.

    He wanted to draw Manchester United, but told BBC Radio Shropshire the cup run is a fantastic boost.

    Quote Message: At the start of the season we usually budget to have cup walk, rather than a cup run - and we usually achieve that from Matt Williams Shrewsbury Town chief executive
    Matt WilliamsShrewsbury Town chief executive
  11. Record-breaking year for Telford panto

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    It's been a record-breaking year for Telford's pantomime, with an extra 2,000 people coming to see it this winter - that's an increase of nearly 10% on last year.

    The pantomime was performed 46 times over the festive period.

    Shrewsbury's pantomime also did very well and increased its profits this year.

    Telford Panto
  12. More West Mercia police officers failing fitness tests

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The number of West Mercia police officers failing their basic fitness tests has risen from 45 last October to 63 by the start of this year.

    Police "beep" fitness test

    The force tested around 1,700 officers - the new annual check-ups are the same ones new recruits have to take.

    They are intended to test the aerobic fitness of officers and there is no obstacle course or upper strength testing.

  13. Latest: 100 hospital appointments postponed by strike and Bake Off winner to visit

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our top stories this afternoon:

    - Around 100 Shropshire outpatient appointments postponed by doctors' strike action

    - More West Mercia police officers failing fitness tests

    - Bake Off winner coming to Shropshire

  14. Some cancellations at trust as junior doctors take strike action

    The trust running hospitals in Shrewsbury and Telford says it has had to postpone four planned inpatient procedures as a direct result of a strike by junior doctors, along with around 100 outpatient appointments.

    Striking junior doctors

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says about 96% of outpatient appointments have gone ahead as planned.

    Quote Message: Any patients affected were contacted in advance and we would ask any patients who have not been contacted to assume their appointment is going ahead as planned from Debbie Kadum Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
    Debbie KadumShrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  15. Shrewsbury Quarry pool feelings ‘cannot be ignored’

    Shropshire Star

    The strength of public feeling over the future of Shrewsbury’s swimming pool “cannot be ignored” according to a campaign group.

    Swimming pool
  16. Bake off winner to appear at Newport Show

    The Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, will be appearing at the Newport show this summer.

    She'll be there on 9 July to talk about her baking experiences (and her book, which is out in June) and give a demonstration.

    Nadiya Hussain

    The show is one of the county's biggest one-day events and 13,000 people visited last year.