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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 8 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. Watch: The weather for the West Midlands

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Rain and winds easing overnight leaving a cold night with some clear spells.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  3. Your photos: Swollen river in Bridgnorth

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Steve Taylor has sent us some great photos showing the flood waters in the centre of Bridgnorth.

    Flooded Bridgnorth

    And despite the flooding, he says the town still looks peaceful and beautiful.

    We agree!

    This night photo gives us a different view of the swollen River Severn.

    Bridgnorth at night

    You can share your photos with us on Twitter as Steve did, or get in touch through our Facebook account or email.

  4. Syrian refugee event to be held in Oswestry

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A meeting will be held in Oswestry next month for people who want to help Syrian refugees settle in the town.

    Last September, a Oswestry Welcomes Syrian Refugees group was set up and over 40 people signed up to offer their services.

    Refugee message

    The event will be held at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry on 5 March from 10:00 until 13:00.

    Quote Message: The drop-in session at the Willow Gallery will finally give us all a better steer of what we can do to make life as comfortable and welcoming as we can when the small number of refugee families do finally arrive in Oswestry." from Jools Payne Founder of Oswestry Welcomes Syrian Refugees
    Jools PayneFounder of Oswestry Welcomes Syrian Refugees
  5. Flood barriers going up in Shrewsbury

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    This probably won't come as a big surprise, but the Environment Agency says it's putting up the first level of the flood defences in Shrewsbury this evening.

    It says it should take around three hours to complete the work.

    Flood defences
  6. Headlines: Deepcut father gives evidence to inquest; Shropdoc could get extension

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Father of Deepcut army recruit gives evidence at inquest into her death

    - Shropdoc out-of-hours helpline could get 24-month extension

    - Two flood warning issued for north Shropshire

  7. Deepcut inquest hears from Cheryl James' father

    The father of a recruit found dead at the Deepcut army barracks in Surrey in 1995 has been telling an inquest that Private Cheryl James had taken an overdose some years before her death - following the death of his nephew.

    And he said she left home a number of times between the ages of 16 and 17.

    Cheryl James

    But Des James, who lives at Llanymynech, near Oswestry, said that by the end of 1994 everything seemed to be ok and he hoped that joining the army would give Cheryl some independence.

    And he explained that the last time his wife spoke to her, they had a long chat about Christmas shopping, with "nothing untoward" .

  8. Video: Chinese New Year celebrated by cultural centre in Telford

    Sam Fleet

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    It's Chinese New Year today, the year of the monkey, and artists from the Chinese cultural centre in Telford have been entertaining local children.

    This fan dancer, Grace Tong, was from Woodfield Infants School in Shrewsbury.

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    Video caption: Chinese New Year is being celebrated by the cultural centre in Telford today
  9. Ice Hockey: Telford player forced out of GB squad with injury

    BBC Sport

    The Telford Tigers defenceman Jonathan Weaver is probably out for the season after picking up an injury in Sunday's win over Milton Keynes Lightning.

    He had been due to fly out to Italy this week as part of Great Britain’s Winter Olympics pre-qualifying campaign, but will have to miss that too.

    Jonathan Weaver

    The 39-year-old was was taken to hospital for treatment after going down in the first period of the game.

  10. North Shropshire MP criticises PM's EU deal

    The North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson says the draft EU reforms the Prime Minister has negotiated fall well short of the "radical renegotiation" he believes we were promised.

    Owen Paterson

    Mr Paterson told BBC Radio Shropshire Britain should negotiate a "new relationship" with Europe and take back powers from Brussels.

    Quote Message: He's asked for extraordinarily little and he's got even less. And it's going to be watered down over the next few weeks anyway. This is a country mile away from the really radical renegotiation and change we were told we were going to get." from Owen Paterson MP for North Shropshire
    Owen PatersonMP for North Shropshire
  11. Vikings exhibition opens in Shrewsbury

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    An exhibition showing off items from Viking graves and the latest archaeological research techniques has opened at the Shrewsbury Museum today.

    Vikings looking in a display case

    It's a touring exhibition from the Jorvik centre in York and Shrewsbury is its first stop.

    The exhibition features an interactive area where young visitors can discover the sagas of the Viking gods, and write their name in runes.

  12. Video: Inquest hears Deepcut death might not have been suicide

    Daniel Boettcher

    Reporter, BBC News

    The inquest into the death of Private Cheryl James at the Deepcut barracks in 1995 has been told today there is scientific evidence to suggest she didn't shoot herself.

    The legal team acting for her parents, who live near Oswestry, is saying there may be been someone else involved.

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    Video caption: Cheryl James Deepcut death 'may not have been suicide' inquest hears
  13. Headlines: Extension considered for out-of-hours GP service; two flood warnings issued

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this afternoon:

    - Shropdoc out-of-hours help-line could get 24-month extension

    - Deepcut inquest told recruit's death might not have been suicide

    - Two flood warnings issued for Shropshire  

  14. Shropdoc helpline could have its NHS contract extended

    Nick Southall

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A proposal's been put forward to extend the Shropdoc out-of-hours GP service contract to 2018.

    The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups are jointly holding an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday to discuss the proposed extension.

    Phone keypad

    The contract for the out-of-hours phone service in Shropshire runs out in October and the NHS could ask interested organisations to tender for it.

    But a report going before health commissioners recommends giving Shropdoc another 24 months.

  15. Shropdoc contract extension on cards

    Shropshire Star

    The not-for-profit company that provides Shropshire’s out-of-hours GP service could have its contract extended by two years ahead of a new integrated care system launching in 2018, under new plans.

  16. Two flood warnings issued

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    In the last half hour, the Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings for Shropshire.

    They are for the River Vyrnwy at Melverley and at Maesbrook and the waters are expected to peak overnight.

    There are still five flood alerts in place.

  17. Ice Hockey: Tigers pick up back-to-back wins

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Telford Tigers are level on points with fifth-placed Swindon Wildcats after a 9-0 demolition of Hull Pirates on Saturday and a 4-2 comeback win over Milton Keynes Lightning yesterday.

    Ice hockey

    New signing Andrei Makrov was praised by Head Coach Tom Watkins after scoring his first goals for the team against Milton Keynes.

    Quote Message: I think that is where we have been missing a little bit this season. It’s just a case of getting used to this league and style. It’s a little bit chaotic perhaps, compared to where he’s played in the past.” from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers Head Coach
    Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers Head Coach
  18. Future of four Telford libraries looks more certain

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Organisations have come forward to take over the running of four Telford libraries, but the futures of another two are uncertain.

    Telford and Wrekin Council says when it announced its budget plans that it needs partners to keep them going, as it tries to save £30m from its budget over the next two years.

    Councillor Shaun Davies says Hadley Library is one of the four to find a group willing to run it, but with talks going on, the authority won't name the others.

    Telford and Wrekin council