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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 4 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

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

  2. Weather: Cloudy and cool with a chance of rain overnight

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    There will be cloud over most of Shropshire tonight and it will remain cold, with the chance of showers in a few places.

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Watch: Preview of AFC Telford United's match

    Nick Southall

    AFC Telford United commentator, BBC Shropshire

    AFC Telford United continue their battle against the drop, looking for back-to-back wins after their dramatic victory in the week.

    Here's my preview of the game.

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    Video caption: Preview of the weekend's AFC Telford United match
  4. More delays expected around Telford roundabout

    BBC Travel

    Temporary lights will be going up around the Limekiln Bank Roundabout in Priorslee on Sunday as workmen continue their upgrade of the island.

    And Telford and Wrekin council says that will inevitably lead to longer delays on surrounding roads.

    Limekiln bank roundabout

    The authority says it apologises and the company managing the lights will try to make adjustments to the timings if there are major problems.

  5. 'Marvelous Spitfire' remembered by former pilot

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A Shropshire Spitfire pilot who shot down his first plane at the age of 19 has been talking about his memories of the aircraft, ahead of the 80th anniversary of its first flight.

    Allan in a Spitfire

    Allan Scott from Wem is now 95 and said it was a plane that "would never let you down".

    He flew during the Battle of Britain and the Siege of Malta and said sometimes in a dog fight he was so scared that "perspiration would get down into the mouth and into the eyes".

    Last year he got the chance to fly one again (pictured above), and impressed his co-pilot by completing a number of mid-air manoeuvres.

    Quote Message: The Spitfire to me was the most marvelous aircraft in the world. You fly it by instinct, especially in combat and the Spitfire fits you, you are part of the aircraft." from Allan Scott Spitfire pilot
    Allan ScottSpitfire pilot
  6. Your comments: Fly-tipping

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A bit earlier today we shared this photo, taken by Dave Gittus, of fly-tipping near Tong on our Facebook page.

    Fly tipping

    Well, it seems to have struck a chord with a few of you - here are some of the comments we've received:

    Emma Wilkes wrote: "People's pure laziness and lack of respect for the beautiful countryside that surrounds us. A massive cost is spent by the council to deal with fly tipping!"

    Steve Speke: "I hate fly tipping but why do our councils make it so difficult to for people to get rid of rubbish?"

    Karen Smith-Forsyth: "Disgraceful, you can call the council and they will collect for a very small fee. This infuriates me."

  7. Attingham Park gets ready to open its doors after big refurb

    For the first time in over 200 years the roof at Attingham Park is water-tight and that's allowed workmen to carry out a big conservation project inside - knowing they don't have to worry about drips of water spoiling it.

    The £1.4m project started in 2013. Time-lapse footage filmed by Richard Knisely-Marpole  captured the final preparations ahead of the grand reopening tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Timelapse captures the final preparations ahead of Attingham Park's grand reopening
  8. Headlines: Bin lorry warning for motorists; restoration of Attingham roof complete

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Warning to motorists after refuse collector injured by passing vehicle

    - £1.4m restoration of Attingham Park roof complete

    - New food festival planned for Telford Town Park

  9. Spitfire pilot speaks about the aircraft on 80th anniversary of its first flight

    A Shropshire Spitfire pilot has been talking to BBC Radio Shropshire about his memories of the aircraft, ahead of the 80th anniversary of its first flight.

    Allan Scott from Wem is 95 now, but clearly remembers shooting down his first German plane over Clacton-on-Sea.

    Allan Scott

    And Mr Scott will be going to Biggin Hill in London tomorrow, to talk about his involvement in the Siege of Malta.

  10. Travel: Bridge work at Onibury means overnight road closure

    BBC Travel

    There will be overnight roadworks on the A49 at Onibury Bridge (the one that passes over the River Onny) between 21:00 and 06:00 tomorrow.

    It's to allow workmen to carry out some emergency resurfacing work.

    And because the road will have to be closed in both directions, a diversion is being set up, taking traffic along the B4368 and B4365.

  11. Weather Watchers: Blue skies make way for cloud

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There were some beautiful clear blue skies over Shropshire this morning, but the cloud is moving back in again.

    And in this picture from one of our BBC Weather Watchers near Edgmond earlier, they appear to be rolling in as the photo was taken.

    Edgmond

    Over on the other side of the county, near Acton, you can see snow up on the hills in Wales.

    Acton
  12. Ludlow makes appeal to visitors

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Ludlow Town Council wants people to know the town is "open for business", despite the closure of Ludford Bridge.

    The bridge has been shut since being damaged by a lorry, with a warning this week that it might take three months to repair because it's a specialist job.

    Ludford bridge

    The town council says there are other routes into town and hopes visitors won't be put off.

  13. Football: Mellon says winger Whalley is silencing the doubters

    BBC Sport

    Shrewsbury Town winger Shaun Whalley has excelled in recent weeks, scoring five goals in his last 11 games.

    Manager Micky Mellon says "a lot of people maybe raised eyebrows" when he signed the 28-year-old, but the doubters are being proved wrong.

    Shaun Whalley

    Mellon says he first saw him when he was playing for non-league Droylsden in the Conference North and described him as a "real talent" with a desperate desire to do prove himself.

    Quote Message: He's that desperate he needs to do well every day. And that will come from frustration that he can play at these levels, from when he was in non-league." from Micky Mellon Shrewsbury Town manager
    Micky MellonShrewsbury Town manager
  14. Top stories: Bin lorry warning; new food festival; Attingham Park roof repaired

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our headlines this afternoon:

    - Warning to drivers after bin man injured

    - New food festival for Telford

    - £1.4m restoration of Attingham Park roof complete

  15. EU - In or Out?

    A reminder of where our various MPs stand on the European in-out referendum.

    Daniel Kawczynski, along with his Conservative colleagues in Telford and North Shropshire Lucy Allan and Owen Paterson, are planning to vote to leave the EU.

    Fellow Tories, Philip Dunne (Ludlow) and Mark Prichard (Wrekin) are both backing the Remain campaign.

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  16. Watch: Re-laying the carpet at Attingham Park

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Work is finished on the new roof at Attingham Park, but the National Trust didn't stop there and one of the other tasks was to lay the carpet in the Nash Picture Gallery.

    It's been held in storage for three years because of concerns about leaks from the old cast iron and glass roof.

    Richard Knisely-Marpole has produced this timelapse video to show the work being done.

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  17. New food festival for Telford

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A new food festival is going to be held in Telford Town Park this summer.

    It's being organised by the people behind the Shrewsbury Food Festival, who are promising more than 130 producers in The Arena on 30 and 31 July.

    The Arena

    There will also be demonstrations, tasting areas and a live music stage.