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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Shropshire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Songs of Praise comes from Shropshire this weekend

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Songs of Praise is marking the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme today, and part of the programme comes from Shropshire.

    A film crew from the programme joined a group of World War One re-enactors when they spent a weekend living in the replica trenches at Park Hall Farm near Oswestry.

    Songs of Praise presenters
  3. Weather: A clear night ahead for Shropshire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    There could be a few showers to come, but it should dry up later and it is forecast to be a rain-free night.

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  4. Telford MP says EU campaign 'bitter' and 'divisive'

    The Telford MP, Lucy Allan, has said that while she wasn't aware of any issues locally, the EU referendum campaign had been "a bitter one right from the outset".

    She also said she was "surprised by how divisive it was amongst the Conservative party".

    Lucy Allan

    The MP, who supported the Leave campaign, added that the national image of politicians during the campaign was "quite unfavourable".

  5. Shifnal and Bridgnorth carnivals this weekend

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    It's Shifnal carnival tomorrow, but the funfair rides have already arrived and will be there this evening.

    As always, the town centre was busy and some roads were closed last night as workmen rushed to get them all set up.

    Shifnal carnival

    And we mustn't forget Bridgnorth. It also has its carnival tomorrow, with the procession starting at midday.

  6. Lorry damaged as it crashes off M54 in Telford

    Shropshire Star

    A lorry was damaged when it veered off the M54 in Telford and on to a grass verge today.

    Lorry on grass
  7. Headlines: Body found; business leader's economy fears; MP says EU campaign bitter and divisive

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Here's another roundup of the news in Shropshire today

    - Body found in search for missing man

    - Business leader says economy could take 12 months to bounce back

    - Telford MP say EU campaign bitter and divisive

  8. BBC Weather Watchers: A day of contrasting weather in Shropshire today

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a day of two halves in parts of Shropshire, with bright sunshine this morning and storm clouds this afternoon.

    This was a photo I took in Shifnal this morning.


    But, there has been heavy rain, thunder and even hail around the county this afternoon and this picture was taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers in Shrewsbury just after lunch.

  9. Your comments: Fears about Britain's influence in the world

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    While some people seem happy with the EU vote, a number of you commenting on BBC Shropshire's Facebook page seem to be worried.

    Tim Kemp worries that Britain will lose influence in the world: "The EU was not perfect. But it represented something important. It symbolised the hope we have for being stronger, more visionary and more impressive together. It also offered us the chance to influence well above our weight."

    Nigel Farage

    And Ian Hayward wrote: "Overnight we've lost our much-trumpeted spot as fifth biggest economy - nice one, Nigel. Brexit was the dumbest idea ever and now our kids have to pay the price."

    But some are taking a more laid back approach and Dionne Burgoyne wrote: "I am amazed at the number of people who have gone straight into panic mode - this is the morning after the night before - calm down folks - we will get through this, nothing worth fighting for is ever easy."

  10. Business leader says economy could take 12 months to bounce back

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The president of Shropshire's chamber of commerce, Keith Winter, says it could take 12 months for the economy to recover, but he says it will grow again.

    He said that because it would take some time to go through the process of leaving the EU, there was plenty of time to renegotiate deals.

    Keith Winter

    Mr Winter also said he was pleased to hear David Cameron would remain as prime minister for the next few months, to allow the economy to stabilise.

  11. Body found in search for missing man

    Police say a body of a man found in dense woodland by the A5 near Shrewsbury is that of missing Shropshire man, Stuart Downes.

    It was found by officers at 10:25 today.

    Formal identification has not yet taken place but Stuart's family have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

  12. Police warn motorists of bad weather

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    We had forecasts of some showers, but it could be worse than expected and the police are warning motorists to be careful.

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  13. Leaving Europe ‘is not the end of the world’ says Shropshire boss

    Shropshire Star

    Britain’s historic decision to exit the EU will be felt most strongly among exporting businesses, says the boss of a Shropshire freight firm – but she added that “it’s not the end of the world”.

  14. Telford MP says immigration was a big issue for voters

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The MP for Telford, Lucy Allan, called the vote to leave the European Union a victory for "ordinary people" who felt "under-represented, ignored, cut off from the political elites".

    She was one of the three Conservative MPs in the county who campaigned to leave, and said immigration was a big issue when she was out talking to people.

    Lucy Allan

    Ms Allan said the country now needed stability and had previously called for David Cameron to continue as prime minister.

    Quote Message: It's a question of low wages being undercut by people coming in - those are the issues that people tell me they have concerns about." from Lucy Allan MP for Telford
    Lucy AllanMP for Telford
  15. Wildlife Trusts want reassurances following EU referendum

    Wildlife Trusts say they are seeking assurances from politicians after the vote to leave the EU.

    They said Europe had left "a legacy of strong legislation and invested in many practical projects" and expressed fears that deregulation could lead to "lower environmental standards."


    The trusts also used today's result and the prospect of shrugging off EU legislation to call for better management of both fisheries and agriculture.

  16. Headlines: MP calls for calm; business leader believes economy could take a year to recover; backing for Corbyn

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Shropshire continues to digest the result of the EU referendum and these are some of our top lines:

    - North Shropshire MP calls for "calm heads"

    - President of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce says economy could take a year to recover

    - Telford council leader backs Jeremy Corbyn

  17. Your comments: Opinion on EU referendum still divided

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    You're continuing to give your thoughts on our Facebook page, following the result of the EU referendum.

    EU campaigner

    Rachael Jones said she was worried about the future: "This won't tackle illegal immigrants who already are going to drastic measures to reach British soil. This will only penalise the ones who come here on correct measure from inside the EU."  

    Chris Hulse isn't concerned though: "No need to be appalled, scared, frightened, we ran our country really well before 1973, we will do it again."

    And Liz Humphries said it was the right decision to hold the referendum: "We never had chance to voice an opinion, although we'd lived outside the common market, as it was then. My father never wanted in, he said it would ruin the country. I think many have agreed, something needs to change."

  18. Shropshire business leader calls for calm after Brexit vote

    Shropshire Star

    The boss of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce has urged for calm after markets took a major hit in the wake of Britain's historic Brexit vote.

    Richard Sheehan
  19. Polish worker 'really scared' following EU vote

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Adam Fejfer is a Polish man working in Shropshire and he said he's worried about his future in the UK, following Britain's vote to leave the EU.

    Eu and Brexit signs

    He told us his son has been born here and now he doesn't want to go home, but believes it will be expensive to remain.

    The right of Europeans is something which will have to be renegotiated now, but some EU nationals could be left without the right to work in the UK - in which case they would have to apply for work permits or visas.

    Quote Message: Probably I will have to spend a few good quid for my British citizenship which will be expensive for me and my family. I am really scared." from Adam Fejfer
    Adam Fejfer
  20. Your comments: Callers to BBC Shropshire have their say

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    You've been calling in to BBC Radio Shropshire this morning to give your thoughts on the EU referendum and there have been views from both sides of the debate.

    William Mantle from Bridgnorth was delighted, saying: "Finally the glasses are off and people can really see what the European Union is all about, it's a corrupt organisation for the elite".

    He also said he had hopes that steel workers and other British businesses would benefit.

    EU flags

    But Jenifer from Ludlow called the result of the referendum "devastating for the country" and the recovery of the UK economy had been put at risk.

    She said "we've had a good relationship with Europe" and that she was worried for small companies which were just getting off the ground.