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Summary

  1. A human rights group demands a full investigation into abuse at Deepcut army barracks
  2. Telford's Southwater car park faces reduced parking for the rest of the week after a car fire
  3. TNS to face Tre Penne of San Marino in Champions League qualifying round
  4. Updates on Monday 20 June 2016

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  1. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Sam Fleet

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    That's it from the BBC Shropshire newsroom. 

    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: A dry night with clear intervals

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    Showers are soon to fade tonight, here's Kay Crewdson with an update

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Telford police investigate fatal crash in Weston Heath

    Sam Fleet

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    Police are investigating a fatal crash at Weston Heath, on the A41. 

    On Friday evening, a black Citroen heading from Newport to the M54 collided with a lorry coming in the opposite direction. The driver of the car died at the scene. 

    If you know anything about this contact the police by calling 101.

    West mercia police car
  5. Flags raised across the county to celebrate Armed Forces Day

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The Union Jack is being raised in a number of towns around the county today, ahead of Armed Forces Day this weekend. 

    You might have spotted it flying over the council offices in Shrewsbury and Telford or in Shifnal. 

    At the weekend there will be celebrations at RAF Cosford and Shrewsbury College along with various discounts and freebies offered to past and present members of the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.

    Veterans celebrating armed forces day
  6. Telford head teacher apologises for sending badly worded letter to parents

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The head teacher at Holmer Lake Primary School in Telford has apologised for sending parents a letter encouraging them to sign up for after-schools clubs in a bid to prevent their children being "groomed" or becoming involved in "extremism".

    It said the club would encourage a sense of belonging, which would in turn help combat child sexual exploitation, radicalisation and other forms of crime.

    Holmer Lake Primary school sign and entrance
    Quote Message: I apologise unreservedly for the wording in the letter. I accept that it was inappropriate and badly judged and I will be writing to those parents that received the letter to apologise." from Sian Deane Headteacher at Holmer Lake Primary School
    Sian DeaneHeadteacher at Holmer Lake Primary School
  7. Headlines: Almost 100 drink drive and drugs arrests in last 10 days; call for public inquiry into Deepcut abuse claims

    Sam Fleet

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The latest Shropshire stories:

    - Nearly 100 people have been arrested for drink and drug driving offences in recent days across the West Mercia and Warwickshire police areas

    - The human rights group Liberty is demanding a public inquiry into claims of physical and sexual abuse at the Deepcut army barracks in Surrey

    - The Union Jack is being raised in a number of towns around the county today, ahead of Armed Forces Day this weekend

  8. Two cut free from car after crash with a lorry near Clee Hill Quarry

    A man and a woman, both believed to be in their 60s, were taken to hospital with neck injuries after a crash this morning on the A4117 near Clee Hill.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service worked with Shropshire Fire and Rescue to free the couple.

    The lorry driver was uninjured.

    Car wreck in Clee Hill
    Fire crew cutting someone out of a car accident in Clee Hill
  9. Shropshire centre dispelling the myths around Electro-Convulsive Therapy

    Nick Southall

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    When you hear electric shock therapy it does conjure up images of the scene from the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. But that couldn't be further from the truth.

    Twenty five people have been treated using Electro-Convulsive Therapy this year, 15 of which were women. In fact over the last few years the number of women having the treatment has been considerably higher than men.

    I spoke to Louise McCormack from the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury.

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    Video caption: Nurse Louise McCormack on Electro-Convulsive Therapy
  10. Call for Deepcut public inquiry

    Kate Tebby

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The human rights group Liberty is demanding a public inquiry into claims of physical and sexual abuse at the Deepcut army barracks in Surrey.

    It says a full investigation should be carried out into the culture at the base, following the inquest into the death of Cheryl James, whose parents live in Llanymynech.

    Cheryl James

    The coroner in that case ruled Cheryl killed herself at the camp 21 years ago.

  11. Walkers re-enact historic royal visit to St Winefride's Well

    Six centuries ago Henry V walked from Shrewsbury to Holywell in Flintshire, to give thanks for his famous victory over the French at Agincourt.

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    Now a group of walkers are retracing his steps.

    They set off from Shrewsbury Abbey on 18 June, ending up at St Winefride's Well a week later.

    The walk is part of a week of events to commemorate the historic royal visit and which, it is hoped, will boost the profile of the town.

    Holywell
  12. Football: TNS will play lowest ranking side in the Champions League

    Nick Southall

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The New Saints will play Tre Penne from San Marino in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League which starts next week. 

    They'll play the lowest ranked side in the competition at home either next Tuesday or Wednesday. And if they beat Tre Penne they'll play APOEL Nicossia in the next round. 

    The Cypriot club are regulars in the Champions League group stages and they're currently ranked 61st in Europe.

    TNS lifting the WPL trophy
  13. It's brightening up in Telford

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    The forecast said the rain would clear up and it appears to have done so in Newport.

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    Blue skies in Newport
  14. Headlines: Suspended sentence for former West Mercia Police officer; calls for full investigation into Deepcut abuse

    Sam Fleet

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The latest news stories:

    - Disgraced former police officer Clare Stretton is given an eight-month suspended prison sentence and community service for misconduct

    - The human rights group Liberty is demanding a full investigation into the circumstances of the death of Cheryl James at Deepcut army barracks in Surrey

    - Shropshire police are investigating a fatal crash at Weston Heath on the A41 

  15. Six-year-old golfer off to USA

    A talented young golfer from Shropshire is heading to America this summer to compete against many of the world's best junior players.Jack Dirkin, who turns seven next month and plays at Church Stretton Golf Club, is the reigning UK under-six champion.

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    Video caption: A young golfer from Shropshire is hoping for trans-Atlantic success
  16. Watch: Cosford Air Show highlights

    Among the highlights at yesterday's Cosford Air Show was the appearance of an RAF Typhoon FGR4 Eurofighter.

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    Video caption: That moment when an RAF Typhoon FGR4 disappears into the clouds
  17. Car park fire under investigation

    Carlie Swain

    BBC Local Live

    The cause of a fire at Telford's Southwater car park at the weekend is still unknown. 

    Fire chiefs say an investigation is under way. 

    Thick black smoke could be seen pouring from the multi-storey car park at about 12:30 on Saturday. Three cars were alight. 

    Telford and Wrekin Council says the car park is open but at reduced capacity - 150 spaces available out of about 600 - as repair work is still ongoing. 

    Video courtesy of Iain Bownass  

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    Video caption: Southwater car park fire