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  1. Updates on Friday 18 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: A cloudy night across Shropshire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a lot more cloudy tonight, with temperatures dropping down to around 3C (37F).

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast from BBC Midlands Today
  3. BBC Introducing speaks to organisers of Shrewsbury's Big Busk

    BBC Introducing in Shropshire

    This Saturday evening, the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio Shropshire will be talking to the organisers of the Big Busk event in Shrewsbury.

    Adam and Jolon will be listening to some of the artists due to perform on the day.

    Last week, Shropshire band Foxcover performed their track Blunt Love, which was also BBC Radio Shropshire's song of the month for February.

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  4. Watch: Preview of AFC Telford United's match with Corby

    Nick Southall

    AFC Telford United commentator, BBC Shropshire

    AFC Telford United have clawed their way out of the relegation zone in recent weeks and tomorrow they have a home match against Corby Town.

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    Video caption: Preview of AFC Telford United's match this weekend
  5. Deepcut inquest hears from ex-boyfriend

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The inquest into the death of a young army recruit, whose parents live near Oswestry, has been hearing from an ex-boyfriend.

    Simeon Carr-Minns was a Royal Engineer and had been in a relationship for two months with Private Cheryl James, while she was at the Deepcut base, in Surrey.

    Private Cheryl James

    Woking Coroner's Court heard she had broken up with him two days before her death, because she was seeing another man. 

    Mr Carr-Minns said that when he got the call to say she'd been found dead, he collapsed in the phone box and broke down in tears.

  6. Out-of-town Ludlow supermarket decision could be bought forward

    Shropshire Star

    A decision on whether to build a controversial out-of-town supermarket could be brought forward.

  7. BBC Sport Relief: Adam and Vicki relieved to finish their challenge

    Adam & Vicki Show

    After 24 hours on the road, Adam and Vicki are finally back at BBC Radio Shropshire's studios and are putting their feet up.

    They've been raising money for BBC Sport Relief by taking on 24 different sports and seemed relieved that it was all over!

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    Video caption: Adam and Vicki show their relief after completing BBC Sport Relief challenge
  8. Rail passengers should get more help with compensation, says regulator

    Millions of rail passengers should be given more help to claim money back when their train is delayed, the industry regulator has recommended.

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) said that 80% of passengers do not claim compensation.

    Delayed rail passengers

    It wants clearer forms, a national publicity campaign, and better staff training, to encourage claims.  

    London Midland and Virgin are signed up to the Delay Repay, where you are entitled to compensation each time your train is delayed for 30 minutes or more.

    Arriva Trains Wales pays compensation for delays of more than an hour.

  9. Headlines: Police to share more buildings; funding sought for medical practice

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Police to share more buildings to cut costs

    - Funding sought for new medical practice

    - BBC Shropshire presenters complete 24-hour Sport Relief challenge

  10. Frink sculptures inspire students at RAF Cosford museum

    Work by the British sculptor Dame Elizabeth Frink has been put on display at the RAF Museum at Cosford.

    The statue below is normally held in storage at the museum's sister site in London and the art is being used to inspire local students.

    Frink sculpture
  11. Football: Sadler forgiven for his mistake

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Mat Sadler might've thought he'd be out of the Shrewsbury Town side for tomorrow's trip to Bury, after his mistake led to one of the Scunthorpe goals last time out.

    Mat Sadler

    But the Town manager Mickey Mellon insists the full-back is very much in his thoughts, and that there’s no blame culture at the club.

    “Name me someone who hasn’t made a mistake,” said Mellon who’s celebrating his 44th birthday today. “Unfortunately Mat did make a mistake, but it’s part of being a professional footballer to deal with stuff like that and to move on quickly.”

  12. BBC Sport Relief: Adam and Vicki complete 24-hour challenge

    Adam & Vicki Show

    They've done it! Adam Green and Vicki Archer have completed their BBC Sport Relief challenge.

    They set themselves the task of attempting 24 sports in 24 hours to raise money for the charity and they've just cycled back to our studios to finish it all off.

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    Video caption: Adam and Vicki complete 24 hour Sport Relief challenge
  13. New funding found for Telford PCSOs

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Town and parish councils in Telford have stepped in to pay for four Police Community Support Officers.

    Until now they've been paid for by Telford and Wrekin Council, but it's cutting its funding as part of measures to save £30m.

    PCSO jacket

    The authority says the move will save it £120,500 a year.

    The remaining 45 PCSOs in Telford are paid for by the police.

  14. BBC Sport Relief: Adam and Vicki complete ski slope challenge

    Adam & Vicki Show

    Challenge 21 in Adam Green and Vicki Archer's attempt to complete 24 sports in 24 days was to make it down Madeley ski slope.

    They're doing all this to raise money for BBC Sport Relief, but it looks like they enjoyed this one!

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    Video caption: Adam and Vicki head to Madeley ski slope for BBC Sport Relief challenge
  15. Football: Shrewsbury's Easter Monday derby with Walsall postponed

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    If you were looking forward to an Easter Monday trip to watch Shrewsbury Town play Walsall, I've got bad news - it's been postponed.

    It’s off because Walsall have three players on international duty. Former Shrewsbury striker Tom Bradshaw's been called up by Wales today, and there are two others with the Philippines and St Kitts.

    The game’s been rearranged for Tuesday 26 April.

    Tom Bradshaw
  16. Empty warehouse could become TV recycling centre

    Ian Perry

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Veolia, the company that collects the bins for Shropshire Council, is applying to turn the Bridgnorth warehouse pictured below into a recycling centre for tellies.

    It's within the Faraday Drive household recycling centre and the space, which belongs to the council, has been empty for the last few years.


    Veolia's plan is to use the building to dismantle flat screen TVs and monitors, which have become more and more popular in recent years.

  17. Headlines: Police to share more buildings; Shrewsbury Town derby postponed

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories this afternoon:

    - Police sharing more buildings to save money

    - Ludlow MP criticises solar farm approval

    - Shrewsbury Town's Easter Monday derby with Walsall called off

  18. BBC Sport Relief: Adam and Vicki complete rowing challenge

    Adam & Vicki Show

    Adam Green and Vicki Archer can see the end in sight now as they attempt 24 sports in 24 hours to raise money for BBC Sport Relief.

    Challenge 20 saw them row a kilometre each on a rowing machine at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

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    Video caption: BBC Sport Relief challenge number 20 for Adam and Vicki
  19. Police stations to be shared with other organisations to cut costs

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    West Mercia Police is looking at making more savings, by sharing its buildings with other organisations.

    In Shifnal it's close to an agreement with the town council to turn the police station into a community centre, with part of the building set aside for local officers to use.

    Shifnal police station

    In Whitchurch, the police are moving ahead with plans to share a building with the fire service and part of the police station in Oswestry is being let out to cut costs.

    Similar discussions are still going on in Church Stretton, Bridgnorth, Pontesbury and Shrewsbury.