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Summary

  1. Hanging sign falls 20ft onto baby's pram in Newport
  2. Investigations continue after fatal microlight crash
  3. Cameras to investigate causes of traffic congestion in Shifnal
  4. Shropshire's Dave Edwards and Joe Hart included in Euro 2016 squads
  5. Updates on Tuesday 31 May 2016

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By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.  

  2. Campaigners slam plans to cut Ellesmere Library opening hours

    Shropshire Star

    Campaigners fighting to save Ellesmere's under-threat library have slammed fresh plans to reduce opening hours as part of cost-cutting measures.

    Ellesmere library
  3. Armed Forces Day events announced

    Events are going to be held in towns across Shropshire next month to mark Armed Forces Day.

    Shropshire Council says Wem, Clun and Market Drayton have all expressed an interest in staging something and it says the door is open if other towns want to get involved.

    Royal Irish Parade

    The events will take place on 25 and 26 June, with a big national celebration of the armed forces held in Cleethorpes.

    Quote Message: The Armed Forces community has long played a central role nationally and here in Shropshire. These events on Armed Forces Day will allow us to celebrate and recognise the sacrifice and achievements of currently serving troops, service families, reservists, veterans and cadets." from Councillor Tim Barker Shropshire Council
    Councillor Tim BarkerShropshire Council
  4. Weather: A cloudy end to the day

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After the bright start to the day we could have hoped for more, but it's going to be a dark and cloudy evening across Shropshire.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  5. BBC Weather Watchers: Sunny scenes from around Shropshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Despite the cloudy end to the day, we've had some beautiful sunny photos sent in by the BBC Weather Watchers today.

    These were taken at Hopton Heath (top) and Church Stretton (bottom).

    Hopton Heath
    Church Stretton
  6. Shrewsbury half marathon on course for 1,700 runners

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    With two weeks to go, 1,400 people have signed up to run in the Shrewsbury half marathon.

    A limit of 1,700 runners has been set for this year's event, but there are plans to increase that in the future.

    Running feet

    The half marathon is registered with UK Athletics, so competitors can earn points for taking part and the organisers say a number of really quick runners have entered this year.

    Quote Message: I go to places like Chester who have 5,000 people running their half marathon and I see no reason why we couldn’t have the same number of entries in Shrewsbury,” from Joe Williams Shrewsbury half marathon
    Joe WilliamsShrewsbury half marathon
  7. Headlines: Hanging sign falls on baby; investigations into fatal microlight crash; cameras' traffic probe

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    These are our top stories this evening:

    - Baby has lucky escape after sign falls on his pram

    - Investigations into microlight deaths could take 10 months

    - Cameras to be set up to investigate Shifnal traffic

  8. Flying group sends condolences to microlight victims

    Geoff Wheighell from the British Microlight Aircraft Association has said the thoughts of his members are with the family and friends of the two people who died in the microlight crash near Shifnal.

    He also said the UK has a very good safety record, due to "a robust pilot training and airworthiness regime."

    Microlight in field

    He said that accidents involving microlights were rare.  

  9. Baby has lucky escape after sign falls on his pram

    A 10-month-old boy has escaped with "minor injuries" to his head and legs after an overhead sign fell 20ft onto his pram in St Mary's Street, Newport.

    The Ambulance Service says his pram (pictured below) took the brunt of the force when the 1m-wide shop sign dropped on him at 13:40.

    Damaged pram

    His mother was said to be shocked by the incident and the infant was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford to be checked over.

    Quote Message: When you consider what might have happened, they are both very lucky.” from Murray McGregor West Midlands Ambulance Service
    Murray McGregorWest Midlands Ambulance Service
  10. Shropshire A&E plans in place because previous ideas were 'unaffordable'

    Shropshire Star

    The current plan for the future of Shropshire’s hospitals was put in place after previous ideas proved “unaffordable”, it has been revealed.

  11. BreakingHanging sign falls onto baby's pram in Newport

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A large sign has fallen off a shop on St Mary's Street in Newport and landed on a baby's pram.

    It happened at 13:40 this afternoon and West Midlands Ambulance service says the little boy had a lucky escape.

    More on his injuries as we get them.

  12. Cameras to investigate Shifnal traffic congestion

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Cameras are going to be set up around the busy Five Ways roundabout in Shifnal, to see whether something can be done about traffic congestion around there.

    They'll be placed on high poles and will be up for two weeks from Thursday 9 June.

    Innage Road

    Shropshire Council says the problem could be linked to on-street parking in Innage Road and, for the second week of the survey, parking on the street will be banned to see whether it makes a difference.

    Quote Message: Congestion at Five Ways has been a concern of mine for some time and I am pleased that this survey will enable us to fully investigate the causes.” from Stuart West Shropshire Councillor
    Stuart WestShropshire Councillor
  13. Football: Shropshire's Dave Edwards makes Wales squad for Euro 2016

    BBC Sport

    Good news for the Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards - he's been chosen for the Wales squad at Euro 2016.

    And it could mean two Shropshire footballers coming head to head when he meets Joe Hart's England.

    View more on twitter
  14. Headlines: Investigation into air crash could take months; cameras to investigate congestion

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

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

    - Investigation into Shifnal air crash could take 10 months

    - Cameras to investigate traffic congestion

    - Shropshire's Dave Edwards and Joe Hart chosen for Euro 2016

  15. Watch: Investigation into Shifnal air crash could take months

    Ben Godfrey

    BBC Midlands Today

    Investigations are continuing after a microlight crashed in Shropshire killing two people. 

    And the Air Accidents Investigation Branch says they could take up to 10 months.

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    Video caption: Ben Godfrey at the scene of the microlight crash in Shifnal
  16. Football: England squad announced

    BBC Sport

    Shropshire's Joe Hart was an easy pick for Roy Hodgson, but here is the rest of England's Euro 2016 squad.

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  17. Shrewsbury's Emstrey Crematorium bought out in multi-million pound deal

    Shropshire Star

    Emstrey Crematorium has been bought by a Midlands funeral giant as part of a multi-million pound deal.

    Shrewsbury Crematorium
  18. Air crash investigators due to remove microlight wreckage this afternoon

    The wreckage of a crashed microlight is due to be removed from a field just outside Shifnal later today.

    The Air Accidents Investigation Branch says it plans to take the debris back to its headquarters in Farnborough, to continue inquiries there.

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    Video caption: Two people are killed as a light aircraft crashes in Shropshire
  19. Watch: Big Doctor Who auction in Shrewsbury tomorrow

    Jim Hawkins Show

    Over 300 items of Doctor Who memorabilia go on sale in Shrewsbury tomorrow.

    They all belong to a private collector from Llangollen and Stewart Orr from Halls Auctioneers came in to visit us with a few of the toys.

    Video content

    Video caption: An auction of Doctor Who memorabilia, with over 300 items for sale, takes place tomorrow.
  20. Appeal to trace relatives of fallen soldiers

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A plaque and an avenue of 15 lime trees will be unveiled on 1 July to remember the 15 soldiers from the Chetwynd area who were killed in the First World War..

    It will take place on the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme and a memorial event will be staged by the organisers of the Newport Show.

    Charles and George Vernon

    They are trying to trace families of the 15, who include Charles and George Vernon (pictured above) and are asking relatives to call the show office on 01952 810814.

    Quote Message: Fifteen soldiers from the Chetwynd parish lost their lives during WWI and a number of them worked on the Chetwynd estate during that time. As the Chetwynd Deer Park was part of the old estate, we have decided to plant 15 lime trees in their honour.” from Robert Watson Jones Newport & District Agricultural Society
    Robert Watson JonesNewport & District Agricultural Society