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  1. Updates on Wednesday 27 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08;00 on Thursday

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

  2. Weather: A cold, clear night ahead in Shropshire

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    We're expecting a cold, clear night across Shropshire tonight, with temperatures dropping to just above freezing.

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. BBC Weather Watchers: Hail in Norton this afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had hail, sleet and snow in Shropshire today and this photo was taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers in Norton earlier.

    And if it's got you curious, the Met Office has produced a handy guide, explaining why different conditions cause water to fall as hail, sleet, rain or snow.

  4. Hearing set over homes near Shropshire problem level crossing

    Shropshire Star

    A hearing will be held in the summer to discuss whether plans to create 50 new homes close to a problem level crossing in Wem should be given the go-ahead.

  5. Changes to bin collection times over bank holiday

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The bank holiday will mean changes to the bin collections - in most cases it just means they get collected a day later than usual.

    But you're being encouraged to check, so you don't miss out.

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  6. Warning over 'exploding' hearing aid batteries

    Shropshire's hospitals have issued a warning about a batch of hearing aid batteries that they've been told could explode.

    Hearing aid

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is one of the bodies to get a batch of the ZeniPower batteries, which have a use-by date of August or September 2018.

    The risk is said to be low, but if you have one, you're asked to return it to your provider.

  7. Headlines: Hospitals face legal claim; Southwater plans go on show; hearing aid warning

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Hospitals facing legal claim after baby suffers lack of oxygen during birth

    - Plans for next phase of Telford's Southwater development go on show

    - Warning over hearing aid batteries

  8. Football: Shrewsbury manager looks to next game after defeat

    BBC Sport

    Shrewsbury are very close to League One survival, but last night's defeat by Walsall leaves them still chasing points.

    The manager Micky Mellon has promised to review their performance, but says that it's never easy due to the competitive nature of England's leagues.

    Micky Mellon

    And Mellon says he's looking to another "massive game" on Saturday against Peterborough.

  9. Police commissioners: A choice of party hats or indies

    Patrick Burns

    Political editor, Midlands

    I've been going around the region and looking at next week's elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.

    The former police superintendent Bill Longmore (pictured below) narrowly topped the poll in West Mercia last time, but he is not standing again.

    Bill Longmore

    His deputy Barrie Sheldon is hoping to keep an Independent flag flying, but it will be a hotly contested affair because all the main parties are fielding candidates.

    Also standing are:

    John Campion - Conservative

    Dan Walton - Labour

    Peter Jewell - UKIP

    Margaret Rowley - Lib Dems

    John Raine - Green

  10. BBC Weather Watchers: Snow returns to Shropshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've been getting little snow showers all over the county this afternoon.

    These photos were taken by BBC Weather Watchers in Ludlow (top) and Oakengates (bottom).

  11. More than 1,000 allegations of revenge porn in last year

    The BBC has been talking to police forces around the country and asking how many reports of "revenge porn" they have investigated since it became an offence to share private sexual photographs or films without the subject's consent.

    In all there were 1,160 incidents reported between April 2015 and December 2015.

    Revenge Porn stats

    Only 11% of reported offences resulted in the alleged perpetrator being charged, 7% ended with a caution and 5% in a community resolution.

  12. Student recognised in Telford's 'walk of fame'

    Les Walton

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A 16-year-old student is getting his name added to Telford's "walk of fame" today for his inspiring battle with bone and blood marrow cancer.

    Connor Holbrook (centre, below) from Woodside was nominated for impressing teachers at Lakeside Academy and TCAT with his hard work while receiving treatment for his condition.

    Connor Holbrook

    The Telford "walk of fame" is an avenue of trees in the town park which displays the names of award-winning young people.

    Connor, who dreams of becoming a teacher one day, will also get one of Telford and Wrekin Council's Telford Tommy medals, which are given to young people who do something special.

  13. Travel: Accident closes A53 at Shawbury

    BBC Travel

    An accident on the A53 near the White Lodge Park junction in Shawbury is closing the road in both directions.

  14. Telford health bosses delay decision on A&E plans to get more information

    Shropshire Star

    Health bosses in Telford say they cannot support plans to reorganise A&E services in Shropshire until they receive more information on the impact it will have on emergency medicine.

    Princess Royal Hospital in Telford on left and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on right
  15. BBC Weather Watchers: Some dramatic weather photos today

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Shropshire is going to have a real mixed day today, with sunshine and clear skies one minute and clouds and showers the next.

    This photo from one of our BBC Weather Watchers, taken in Wem, perfectly illustrates that.

  16. Dispute follows break down of talks

    This week's strikes are the first time doctors have stopped providing emergency care in the history of the NHS.

    The dispute is over a new contract that the government announced in February would be imposed from the summer. This followed the breakdown of talks between the two sides in January.  


    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt described the walkout as a "very, very bleak day", but said the government would not back down, saying no union had the right to stop a government trying to act on a manifesto promise - to introduce a truly seven-day NHS.  

    The British Medical Association has argued it is unfair and the NHS needs extra investment to pay for seven-day services. 

  17. Ice Hockey: Tigers release GB netminder and Estonian star

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The Telford Tigers have begun their summer rebuild by releasing a number of players.

    They include Thomas Murdy (pictured below), who was a member of the GB squad in Croatia recently, and the recent acquisition Andrei Makrov, who played for Estonia in the same tournament.

    Thomas Murdy

    Martin Ondrej, Peter Szabo and Dan Davies, three members of the club’s historic double-winning squad will similarly not be returning.

    Joe Graham has also left.

  18. More images of Southwater plans

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here are some more images, showing you how Telford and Wrekin Council plans to expand its Southwater development around the lake.

    Southwater plans

    As well as a hotel and retail-space they include a new "events area" as you can see below.

    And the plans are on display at Southwater One today, tomorrow and Friday between 09:00 and 17:00.

    Southwater plans
  19. Hospital says correct procedures not followed during birth

    A Shropshire baby who didn't get enough oxygen during labour could see its future development suffer, according to a report going before hospital bosses tomorrow.

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust says it is facing a legal claim because the problem wasn't spotted at an early stage.

    And the report says that systems which are designed to ensure this doesn't happen were not implemented in this case.