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  1. Updates on Monday 1 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 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. Weather: A cool and breezy night

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    The winds will drop a bit this evening and it will stay cool across Shropshire.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Deepcut inquest adjourned until Thursday

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The inquest into the death of a young soldier at an army barracks over a decade ago has been adjourned for a few days.

    Private Cheryl James, whose parents live in Llanymynech, was found with a single bullet wound to her head at Deepcut in Surrey.

    The inquest, which got started this afternoon, is due to hear from her father later in the week.

  4. High winds delay police drone trial

    Two new drones which were due to go into action as they were trialled by Warwickshire and West Merica police have had to stay on the ground because of the high winds. 

    The forces are looking at how the drones can be used to improve the effectiveness of some policing operations.

  5. Second man charged over Oswestry stabbing

    A second man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with a stabbing in Oswestry the Saturday before last.

    An 18-year-old from Wrexham was charged on Friday and appeared at Telford Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

    22-year-old Luke Cross from Sutton Coldfield was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder last week.

  6. Family of mystery soldier found

    Over the weekend, the people at Oxfam in Alderley Edge got in touch, to say they'd found this photo, taken in 1916, of a soldier from Pontesbury in amongst items donated to the shop.

    Written on the back, in pencil, was "Private Walter Thomas 26692, Gunner, Grenadier Guards".

    Staff at the Oxfam store wanted to return it to his family and we shared their appeal on our Facebook page.

    Walter Thomas

    Well, they've had some good news today, because someone from his family has been in touch and Oxfam is now arranging to have the picture returned.

  7. Three Co-op banks closing in Shropshire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The Co-op is closing three of its banks in Shropshire in the spring.

    The Whitchurch branch shuts on 25 April, followed by the branches in Oswestry and Wellington on 3 May.

    The bank says it's reducing the number of outlets across the country and closing those which are used the least.

  8. Consultation on future of colleges starts

    A consultation begins today on the future of three Shropshire colleges. 

    New College in Telford, Shrewsbury Sixth Form and Shrewsbury College are proposing a merger.

    They say it'll protect and develop the range of courses.

    New College
  9. Top stories: Deepcut inquest starts; three banks closing; primary school celebrates

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are the top stories from BBC Shropshire:

    - Deepcut barracks inquest gets underway and is adjourned until Thursday

    - Three Co-op banks closing in the county

    - Celebrations at closure-threatened Primary school

  10. Your photos: Nessie sighting in Shrewsbury?

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    All sorts of things are being swept down Shropshire's rivers, which remain very high.

    But does this photo, taken in The Quarry in Shrewsbury this lunchtime, show a branch from a tree or is it a rare Nessie sighting?

    Stick in water
  11. Man jailed for deliberately driving his car at a young Ludlow mum

    Ludlow & Tenbury Wells Advertiser

    A man who deliberately drove his car at a young Ludlow mother in the town centre throwing her in the air "like a rag doll" has been jailed for 8 years.

    Stephen Cross
  12. Watch: How easy is it to carry out a cyber-attack?

    BBC Inside Out

    We conducted an experiment to show how people's personal details could be stolen when they logged on through a public wi-fi connection.

    Volunteers were visibly shocked to see their personal details being hacked in minutes.

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    Video caption: Phones hacked in cybersecurity test

    Watch Inside Out in the West Midlands at 20:30.

  13. Celebration for closure threatened school

    Ian Perry

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Pupils and staff at Buildwas Primary School are planting an oak tree, letting off more than 50 balloons and cutting a cake to celebrate the fact that it's staying open. 

    Shropshire Council had been planning to close it, because of a poor Ofsted report and falling numbers.

    Buildwas Primary school

    The school has now been taken over by the Priorslee Multi Academy Trust.

    Quote Message: At the start of the term in September we didn't know what this year held, whether the school would be here, whether we'd be looking for new friends. So it's really exciting that the school is still open and its future has been secured. from Simon Tindall Parent
    Simon TindallParent
  14. Deepcut inquest won't hear hear 'culture of abuse' claims

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The coroner at the new inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James at Deepcut Barracks in Surrey in 1995, has ruled that the hearing won't examine allegations that there was a culture of sexual abuse at the base.

    Cheryl James

    Private James was 18 when she was found with a single bullet wound to her head, one of four young recruits to die at the base between 1995 and 2002.

    Her parents, Des and Doreen James from Llanymynech on the Shropshire-Wales border have been campaigning for years to get to the bottom of what happened.

  15. Transfer deadline-day signing possible for Shrewsbury

    It's transfer deadline day and there's a bit of activity at Shrewsbury Town.

    They're in talks to sign former Blackpool winger Elliott Grandin.

    Elliott Grandin
  16. Headlines: Deepcut inquest won't hear 'culture of abuse' claims; primary school celebrates

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this afternoon:

    - Deepcut barracks inquest wont hear 'culture of abuse' claims

    - Eurosceptic Wrekin MP says he'll vote to stay in EU

    - Celebrations at primary school saved from closure

  17. Eurosceptic Wrekin MP says he will vote to stay in EU

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The Eurosceptic Wrekin MP says that despite his reservations, he will vote to stay in the EU in the upcoming European referendum.

    Mark Pritchard told the BBC that it would be in Britain's best interests to stay.

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    Video caption: The eurosceptic Wrekin MP Mark says he will vote to stay in EU in referendum
  18. Travel: Shrewsbury-Gobowen line reopened, but delays remain

    BBC Travel

    Good news for Arriva Trains Wales services between Shrewsbury and Gobowen - the tree which fell on the line earlier has been moved.

    But there may be knock-on delays for a while.

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  19. Thomas Telford on shortlist to appear on banknote

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Thomas Telford, the engineer who built many of Shropshire's roads, bridges and canals, is on the shortlist to appear on a new £10 banknote.

    Thomas Telford, Mary Somerville and James Clerk Maxwell.

    The Bank of Scotland is holding a public vote and he is up against science writer Mary Somerville and physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

    Born in Scotland, Telford went on to become surveyor of public works in Shropshire.