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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 April 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Wednesday

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

  2. Police aiming to reassure public after Telford burglaries

    The police in Dawley and Malinslee will be out on Aqueduct Road tomorrow to answer people's concerns following a recent spate of burglaries.

    They'll be offering crime prevention advice between 17:30 and 18:30.

    Aquaduct road
  3. Four flood alerts remain in force

    There are still four Environment Agency flood alerts active in the county.

    They cover the Tern and Perry catchment area, which includes Yeaton, Rodington and Walcot, the Rea and Cound Brooks, the Upper Teme (Leintwardine, Onibury and Ludlow) and the Severn-Vyrnwy confluence.

  4. Weather: Cloudy with a chance of a few light showers tonight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It should be generally dry and cloudy across the county tonight, but there's the chance of the odd light shower.

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    Video caption: Sara Blizzard with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  5. Lilleshall prepares for annual 10k fundraiser

    More than 280 people are expected to take part in the annual Lilleshall 10k "Monumental Run" this weekend (named after the nearby Lilleshall Monument).

    It's been going for seven years now and has raised more than £10,000 for the local area. 

    Children in the village have got a new climbing wall, bike shelter and sports equipment from the money and some of them will be running in a two-mile fun run this year to raise cash for a new outdoor play area.

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    Video caption: Lilleshall's annual 10k race is this weekend and the local school is taking part too
  6. Ice Hockey: Telford trio joins GB squad

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Two Telford Tigers players are in the Great Britain squad for next week’s world championships tournament in Italy.

    Defenceman Jonathan Weaver (pictured below) and netminder Thomas Murdy will be joined by Telford coach Tom Watkins.

    Jonathan Weaver

    GB will face Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania and Ukraine between 17 and 23 April in the six-team Division 1B tournament and success would see them promoted to Division 1A, just below the big boys like Canada, Russia and the USA.

  7. Footballer Fabrice Muamba reacts to cricketer's retirement

    The ex-footballer Fabrice Muamba has given his reaction to the news that England's James Taylor has been forced to quit cricket because of a serious heart condition.

    Muamba suffered a similar problem and his heart stopped for 78 minutes while playing for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

    He has since retired from the game.

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  8. Headlines: Support for former Shropshire batsman; memorial for terror victims; forget-me-not display

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories this evening:

    - Cricketing world reacts to shock retirement of former Shropshire batsman James Taylor

    - Memorial for Tunisia terror victims, including Shropshire's Sally Adey

    - Forget-me-not display created in Shrewsbury

  9. More calls for lorry ban in Wem town centre

    Shropshire Star

    Fresh calls have been made by campaigners calling for HGVs to be banned from using parts of a town centre following an accident.

  10. Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest returns

    The Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest returns for its 17th year at the end of the month.

    It will run between 29 April and 2 May and here's a run-through of some of the things they have planned.

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    Video caption: Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest returns at the end of the month
  11. Travel: Long delays around A5 at Crackleybank

    BBC Travel

    The A5 at Crackleybank is closed between the B4379 junction and the Woodhouse Lane junction today, because of roadworks, so expect long delays in that area.

  12. Top cricketer to inspire youngsters in Shropshire

    One of the stars for England cricket in the recent Women's World T20 Cup in India has been in Shropshire today. 

    Tammy Beaumont played in all five of England's games in the finals, scoring 138 runs. 

    Tammy Beaumont

    She's been visiting four schools in the county today with the hope that a girls cricket team could be set up in south Shropshire.

    Quote Message: We spread the power of cricket through training the boys and girls at primary schools and hopefully get them interested." from Tammy Beaumont England cricketer
    Tammy BeaumontEngland cricketer
  13. Big Busk will be back for 2017

    Shrewsbury's Big Busk has smashed its own fundraising target. 

    The Skatells

    The event was set up to raise money for the town's homeless charity The Shrewsbury Ark in honour of a local busker, Ben Bebbington, who was murdered in the town. 

    Organisers say they've raised £10k.  

  14. Football: Shrewsbury boss fears growing League One gulf

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Micky Mellon fears a growing divide between the League One haves and have-nots.

    The Shrewsbury Town manager cites two major reasons: big financial investors, and the parachute payments for clubs relegated from the Championship.

    Micky Mellon

    Mellon feels the likes of Wigan, who've been splashing the cash on signings, mean the Shrewsburys of this world have to rely on developing from within and the loan market.

  15. Headlines: Former Shropshire cricketer forced to retire; council rules out pay cut rethink

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a look at our top stories this afternoon:

    - Shropshire cricket stunned by James Taylor's sudden retirement

    - Council rules out pay cut rethink

    - Metal forget-me-not display created in Shrewsbury

  16. Thousands expected to attend Telford convention

    More than 10,000 people are expected at the Telford International Centre over the next three days for a big window and door-fitters convention.

    It's one of the venue's biggest events of the year and it has warned motorists there could be a lot of extra traffic on surrounding roads.

    FIT convention
  17. Cricketer James Taylor 'fittest player in England squad'

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A cricket coach who worked with England's James Taylor when he was a 14-year-old Shrewsbury schoolboy says he was the "fittest player in the England squad by a long way".

    Taylor has been forced to retire after being diagnosed with a serious heart condition and Andy Barnard has praised his "mental toughness" and his "great inner belief".

    James Taylor

    Mr Barnard added that the 26-year-old still had a lot of friends in Shropshire.

    Quote Message: He could have played another five years at least at test level and white ball cricket, he was that hungry for it. And he's still unfulfilled, that's the sadness of it I think." from Andy Barnard Shrewsbury School cricket coach
    Andy BarnardShrewsbury School cricket coach
  18. Memorial for Tunisia victims at Westminster Abbey

    Prince Harry and the Prime Minister have joined the families of British victims of last year's terror attacks in Tunisia for a memorial service at Westminster Abbey.

    Prince Harry laying flowers

    Candles representing the life of each of the 31 people killed in the attacks on a tourist beach in Sousse and a museum in Tunis were carried through the Abbey and placed on the high altar. 

    Sally Adey from Caynton near Albrighton was one of those who died in the attack at the museum.

  19. More than 20,000 trees distributed around Shropshire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The Woodland Trust has handed out more than 20,000 trees to schools and community groups in Shropshire over the past few weeks.

    It's hoping to double that by the end of the year and has given out 7.6 million free trees across the UK since 2004.

    Tree planting

    Perhaps surprisingly, the charity says just over 9% of Shropshire is covered by trees, below the national average of 13%. It says this is because a lot of the county is farmland.