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  1. Updates on Monday 18 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume on Tuesday

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 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Football: Shrewsbury captain says squad sticking together

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury Town's new captain says the players are sticking together, despite the side dropping into the relegation zone at the weekend.

    Nat Knight-Percival

    Nat Knight-Percival says there is a belief that they can turn things around and he told us he wants to get the backing of fans.

  3. BBC Inside Out investigation into violent children

    The BBC Inside Out programme is back on the air at 19:30 tonight and it'll be looking at what it's like to live with violent children.

    View more on twitter
  4. Weather: Cloudy and cold this evening

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    The weather is going to remain cloudy and cold this evening and it could reach freezing later in the night.

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    Video caption: The lunchtime weather for the West Midlands
  5. New homeless fund launched in Shrewsbury

    Nick Southall

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury, so that people can donate money to homeless charities, rather than to vulnerable people on the streets.

    And Howard Hutchings from the Shrewsbury Ark charity told us it should remove the temptation of spending the money on drugs or alcohol.

    Video content

    Video caption: An Alternative Giving scheme has been launched in Shrewsbury to help the homeless

    Metal donation boxes are being set up on Pride Hill, The Square, Shrewsbury railway station and Frankwell footbridge.  

  6. Football: Telford looking for permanent signings

    AFC Telford United say they're looking to make permanent signings, rather than relying on loan deals.

    Dwayne Samuels

    The club say their league position isn't helping them attract players, but they say they see the transfer window as a chance to repair the squad.

    Quote Message: A lot of clubs at this time of year are releasing players and we're going to try to take advantage of one of those, but it's not easy. from Larry Chambers AFC Telford United assistant manager
    Larry ChambersAFC Telford United assistant manager
  7. Headlines: Cyclist suffers head injuries; ornaments stolen from child's grave

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - A cyclist in his 70s is flown to hospital after crash near Newport

    - Ornaments stolen from child's grave in Ironbridge

    - New homeless fund launched in Shrewsbury

  8. Watch: Ludlow MP attacks Corbyn's nuclear policy

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The MP for Ludlow, Philip Dunne, has been speaking in the commons this afternoon, in his role as defence minister.

    And he launched an attack on the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who suggested Britain could keep its Trident submarines, but without the nuclear warheads.

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    Video caption: The MP for Ludlow has attacked the Labour leader over his comments on Trident
  9. Timeshare crook's killing could be linked to Hatton Garden raid

    Shropshire Star

    The killing of a timeshare conman who swindled thousands of holidaymakers – including several from Shropshire – could have been linked to the £14 million Hatton Garden raid, it has been reported.

    John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer
  10. Video: Winter weather photos from around the Midlands

    BBC Midlands Today

    The snow has been falling all over the West Midlands and people have been sending their photos to BBC Midlands Today,

    These are some of the best ones.

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    Video caption: Your winter weather photos
  11. Cyclist seriously injured in crash near Newport

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The police are at what they're calling a "serious collision" between a bicycle and a car at Edgmond, near Newport.

    It happened at 14:45 and the cyclist has been flown to hospital with head injuries.

    Longford Road is closed in both directions.

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  12. Photos: Action from Telford Tigers Basingstoke win

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Telford Tigers had a big win at the weekend over the EPL leaders Basingtoke Bison.

    Here's some of the action from that 5-1 victory.

    Telford Tigers
    Telford Tigers

    And they're back in action next weekend, traveling to face Swindon Wildcats on Saturday, before hosting Peterborough Phantoms at Telford Ice Rink on Sunday.

  13. Police release image of man in bank incident

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    West Mercia Police have released an image today of a man they want to talk to in connection with an incident at a bank in Whitchurch.

    They say that on Thursday 12 November a man walked into a branch on the High Street and tried to exchange a cheque for cash.

    Man police want to speak to

    The cashier became suspicious and believed the cheque had been tampered with. 

    The police say there were also concerns about the driving licence he used as proof of ID.

  14. Headlines: Man hurt in roadsweeper incident and ornaments taken from child's grave

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here's another look at our top stories:

    - Man injured in roadsweeper incident in Craven Arms

    - Ornaments stolen from child's grave

    - Hundreds of Gulf War victims helped by charity

  15. Police release 'Da Pinchi' road-markings guide

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    West Mercia Police has published an online guide to explain chalk road-markings - to reassure people that they're nothing to worry about.

    Police chalk markings guide

    There have been rumours on social media that criminals were using markings to identify future targets, but the force says there is little evidence to support this theory.

    West Mercia is using Facebook to get its message across, but says it's still interested in hearing from you if you do see something suspicious.

  16. Shrewsbury lecture on controversial WW1 general

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig hasn't got a good reputation. 

    Most people probably think of him as an insensitive general who sent thousands of British soldiers to their deaths in World War One - you may remember the references to him in Blackadder.

    But a lecture at Rowley's House in Shrewsbury on Wednesday is hoping to put that right.

    Sir Douglas Haig

    Shrewsbury's university has arranged for an expert from the Imperial War Museum to visit and put his actions in a historical perspective.

    The lecture is free, but you need to email the university or phone 01743 297185 for a place.