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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 14 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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  1. The weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  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. BBC Weather Watchers: Black skies over Clungunford

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This photo was taken by one of the BBC Weather Watchers earlier and it shows the skies over Clungunford.

    Storm clouds over Clungunford
  4. Watch: Heavy rain in Shropshire

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    There's more heavy rain forecast for this evening and tonight and it's due to continue into tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  5. Rio Paralympics: 'An honour to represent Britain' say Nick Beighton

    BBC Sport

    Shrewsbury's Nick Beighton will be on the plane to Rio after making it onto Great Britain's Paralympic canoeing team. 

    Beighton, who lost both legs when he stood on a bomb in Afghanistan six years ago, finished fourth in the rowing at the London 2012 Paralympics. 

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    Video caption: Shrewsbury's Nick Beighton on making the GB Paralympic squad
  6. Video: Mini-tornado over Wroxeter

    We've been sent this video by the people at Wroxeter Roman Vinyard, showing what appears to be a mini-tornado.

    You can probably make it out, in the middle of the screen.

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    Video caption: This mini-tornado was spotted at Wroxeter Roman Vinyard today
  7. Light aircraft crash report says pilot wasn't going fast enough

    A report into a Shropshire light-aircraft crash back in March has concluded the 73-year-old pilot wasn't accelerating fast enough when he was trying to take off.

    Nobody was hurt in the accident at Sherlowe airstrip, near High Ercall, but the plane flipped over when the pilot aborted the take-off and ran onto soft ground at the end of the runway.

  8. Latest: Heavy rain brings flooding; car crashes into house; police raid cannabis farm

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories this evening:

    - Heavy rain causes flooding in Shropshire

    - Elderly driver trapped in car for an hour after crashing into house

    - Police raid Telford cannabis farm

  9. Your pictures: Stormy skies over Badger

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Is this a mini-tornado or a twister photographed over Badger earlier?

    The picture was taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

    Twister in Badger
  10. Elderly motorist stuck in car for an hour after crashing into house

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    A man in his 80s has been flown to hospital after his car crashed into a house in Cleobury Mortimer.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service says it was called to Church Street, near the market hall, just before 11:00.

    Air ambulance

    They described the car as "severely damaged" and said the driver was trapped in the vehicle for around an hour before he could be lifted out through the roof.

    He was treated for minor cuts to his hand and face, as well as for back pain and was taken to the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

  11. Your pictures: Flooded roads around Donnington

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The heavy rain has been causing problems on roads all over the county today.

    Earlier the police rescued an elderly motorist after his car got stuck in flooding near Lilleshall.

    And this photo was taken on James Way in Donnington.

    Flooding in Donnington

    And Natalie Walker at Greenfields in Donnington sent us this photo and said their car park is under 5ft (1.5m) of water.

    Flooded car park
  12. Shropshire swimmer to take on English Channel

    BBC Midlands Today

    A man from Dawley, who's planning to emulate its favourite son by swimming the Channel, has thanked the town for its support. 

    Ian Preece will have a pilot boat to keep him safe in the busy shipping lanes during next month's crossing. 

    He says it's a different challenge to that faced by Captain Matthew Webb in 1875 when he made the first recorded crossing. 

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    Video caption: Telford's Ian Preece will attempt to swim the Channel next month
  13. Cricket: Shropshire make one change

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Shropshire make one change for their Minor Counties game with Oxfordshire, with Henry Blofield replacing Jack McIver.

    He is unavailable because he's playing in the MCCU final at Lord’s.

    Cricket captain shaking hands

    After a disappointing one-day campaign, Shropshire are off to a good start in the longer-format, with a victory in just two days over Dorset in their opening match.

  14. Headlines: Cannabis seized in raid; flash flooding in Telford; Paralympic call-up

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    Here's a recap of our top stories:

    - Police seize cannabis with a street value of up to £300,000 

    - Flash flooding following rain in Telford

    - Shropshire canoeist gets Paralympic call-up

  15. Your photos: Flooding in Shifnal car park

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The heavy rain seems to be causing flooding all over the county.

    This is the newly resurfaced Aston Street car park in Shifnal.

    Not all that deep, but you'd get your feet wet if you went to the shops.

    Flooding in Shifnal
  16. Criticism of 'too many' food stores

    One of Oswestry's longest-serving market traders is hitting out at the number of big-name food stores in the town and how hard they're making it for local businesses. 

    The Edwards family has been selling fruit and vegetables in Oswestry market for 65 years. 

    Jason Edwards

    Jason Edwards says the Lidl store, currently being built, is the latest hammer-blow.  

    Quote Message: We've just hit the fourth generation with my son starting and I [ask myself] 'Is he going to get 20 years out of this job to take us into the fifth?'" from Jason Edwards
    Jason Edwards
  17. Flooding on Telford roads

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    The police are warning you to be careful on roads this afternoon, after some flooding in Telford, caused by the heavy rain.

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  18. EU Referendum: Debate in Whitchurch tonight

    There's a debate on the EU Referendum at the Civic Centre in Whitchurch tonight. 

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    Campaigners from each side will outline their views on whether it's better to remain or leave. 

    It starts at 7.30.