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Summary

  1. Flying Scotsman locomotive passes through Shropshire
  2. Inquests open into deaths of Shropshire pair in microlight crash
  3. Councils to meet to discuss future funding of libraries
  4. Updates on Wednesday 8 June 2016

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  1. Flying Scotsman steams through Shropshire

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    Video caption: Flying Scotsman steams through Shropshire on 'secret' visit

    The Flying Scotsman has travelled through Shropshire this afternoon.

  2. 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.

  3. Weather: Another warm and hazy night

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    We're due another warm night with plenty of hazy cloud, so open some windows!

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    Video caption: The afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  4. Plans to extend Ellesmere quarry

    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.

  5. Watch: The Flying Scotsman reaches Craven Arms

    Andy Giddings

    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.

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    Video caption: The Flying Scotsman in Craven Arms

    There's more about the Flying Scotsman's visit on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

  6. Football: TNS sign Scottish defender

    James Bond

    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.

    Steve Saunders

    He's also got one cap for Scotland.  

  7. Shropshire musicians excited at Glastonbury opportunity

    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!

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    Video caption: Shropshire artist Zach Said covers Mario track 'Let Me Love You' in session.

    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
    Zach SaidShropshire musician
  8. Headlines: Flying Scotsman passes through county; library and leisure service funding discussed

    Andy Giddings

    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

  9. Sculpture planned for Shrewsbury recycling centre

    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.

    Steve Mitchell, Meg Felton and Jessica Jackson

    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.

  10. Hague attacks 'irresponsible' Leave camapign

    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."

    Lord Hague

    It comes as the deadline for registering to vote is extended to Thursday night.

    Follow live updates on the EU Referendum.

  11. Watch: The Flying Scotsman arrives in Shrewsbury

    Here's more video of the Flying Scotsman passing through the county.

    This one was filmed in Shrewsbury by BBC Shropshire presenter Eric Smith.

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    Video caption: The Flying Scotsman passing through Shrewsbury
  12. Giant 'sinking ship' sign erected by EU Leave campaigner

    Tim Page

    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.

    Sinking ship sign

    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.

  13. Watch: Flying Scotsman passes through Hadnall

    Did you see the Flying Scotsman passing through Shropshire?

    This video was taken in Hadnall a short time ago.

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    Video caption: The Flying Scotsman passing through Hadnall
  14. Headlines: Flying Scotsman due in county; councils to debate libraries; new hospital parking cameras

    Andy Giddings

    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

  15. Photos: Shropshire waits for Flying Scotsman

    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.

    People waiting by railway bridge
  16. Parking cameras switched on at Telford hospital

    Andy Giddings

    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.

    PRH car park

    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.

  17. Flying Scotsman passing through Shropshire over the next hour

    Andy Giddings

    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.

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    Video caption: Flying Scotsman loco back on track

    Last night 700 people turned up to see the 93-year-old locomotive at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

  18. Warning of heavy rain

    Charlie Slater

    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.

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