The Flying Scotsman has travelled through Shropshire this afternoon.
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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.
BBC Midlands Today
We're due another warm night with plenty of hazy cloud, so open some windows!
Plans to extend workings at a north Shropshire quarry could get the go-ahead.
Planning councillors meet next Tuesday and the recommendation from council officers is to approve the plans by Ellesmere Sand and Gravel to extend the workings on Wood Lane in Ellesmere, by almost 20 hectares.
The plans have been amended to address hydrological concerns about the impact on nearby Colemere.
BBC Local Live
We've had so many photos and videos of the Flying Scotsman in Shropshire today and it's a pity we can't show you all of them.
This one, taken in Craven Arms, is worth a look though - because the train is moving a lot slower than in the previous videos.
There's more about the Flying Scotsman's visit on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.
Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire
The New Saints have signed Scottish defender Steve Saunders on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old's has played for Motherwell, Ross County and Dumbarton.Copyright: TNS
He's also got one cap for Scotland.
Shropshire artists AKA George and Zach Said have been speaking about their excitement at being chosen to perform at Glastonbury.
Zach said he was told to keep the news a secret, but had to tell his mum as soon as he heard!
Zach says he hopes this opportunity will help promote his work and called it "mindblowing".
George Barnett (AKA George) says he got the news a week ago and has been planning a 30 minute set, featuring some of his best work.Quote Message: I've always dreamed of playing on a stage at a festival so this is a dream come true." from Zach Said Shropshire musician
BBC Local Live
These are our top stories this evening:
- The Flying Scotsman passes through the county
- Town and parish councils meet to discuss library and leisure service funding
- Plans to extend Ellesmere quarry
Preparations are being made for the creation of a work of art to stand outside the waste recycling centre at Battlefield in Shrewsbury.
The revolving metal sculpture is being made from parts of a Shropshire-built Victorian gas holder that's no longer in use.Copyright: BBC
Steve Mitchell from waste firm Veolia (pictured above) says they wanted something which sends out a message about recycling.
And artist Jessica Jackson (above, right) explained it would represent a never-ending cycle of arrows, bringing together the site's medieval past and it's current use.
Former Foreign Minister and ex Tory leader Lord William Hague has been speaking out today against what he calls "irresponsible" message from the Leave campaign.
In a speech at Chatham House, he set out his own Eurosceptic credentials - how he fought to keep Britain out of the euro most notably - before setting out some of the risks facing the country at the present time.
"To add to those risks at a time of uncertainty, without any clear idea of what the alternative plan might be is irresponsible and potentially dangerous."Copyright: BBC
It comes as the deadline for registering to vote is extended to Thursday night.
Here's more video of the Flying Scotsman passing through the county.
This one was filmed in Shrewsbury by BBC Shropshire presenter Eric Smith.
News Editor, BBC Shropshire
With the EU referendum getting closer, both sides are getting out the posters, placards and leaflets.
But the owner of Cound Hall, David Sykes-Waller, has gone one step further with a giant road sign that he is calling the EU Titanic.
Leave campaigners will "christen" it on Friday.Copyright: BBC
But not everyone agrees with campaign boards springing up all over the county and Telford & Wrekin Council won't allow any on its property, after rows in previous elections about people defacing them.
Did you see the Flying Scotsman passing through Shropshire?
This video was taken in Hadnall a short time ago.
Watch on BBC Radio Shropshire's Facebook page as the Flying Scotsman passes through Church Stretton on its journey south.Copyright: BBC
Rumours that an Army barracks earmarked for closure could be turned into 600 homes are “way off the mark”, a Shropshire councillor insisted today.Copyright: Shropshire Star
BBC Local Live
Our top stories this afternoon:
- Shropshire waits for arrival of Flying Scotsman
- Councils to debate libraries funding
- New parking cameras switched on at Telford hospital
The Flying Scotsman is due to pass through Shropshire over the next hour or so and rail enthusiasts are lining the bridges and railway embankments around the county, hoping to catch a glimpse.
This photo was taken in south Shropshire a short time ago.Copyright: John Bray
BBC Local Live
The number plate recognition cameras have been turned on at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital today, meaning you don't have to pay at a machine any more.
Instead, the cameras will scan your vehicle as you arrive and leave and you will be charged for the time you spend there.Copyright: Google
The cameras, which have been in use at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital since 2013, also give you the option to pay over the phone or online and there are now pay machines outside the Women and Children's centre.
BBC Local Live
The Flying Scotsman will be travelling through Shropshire over the next couple of hours.
It's due to pass Whitchurch in the next hour and will continue non-stop through Wem, Shrewsbury and Church Stretton, before a scheduled half-hour break in Craven Arms.
People are being urged not to trespass on the line, after recent incidents across the country.
Last night 700 people turned up to see the 93-year-old locomotive at the Crewe Heritage Centre.
BBC Weather presenter
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy, thundery showers this afternoon and evening across the West Midlands.
While most will avoid the showers, there is the potential for a few isolated heavy, thundery bursts that could lead to tricky driving conditions and localised flooding.