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  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016

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  1. Weather update

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    Video caption: Alex Hamilton has your forecast
  2. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. 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.

  4. Weather: A clear evening, but lots of rain to come

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    The weather should stay fine this evening, but it's not looking good tomorrow.

    Cut your grass today.

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    Video caption: Sara Blizzard has your weather update for the West Midlands
  5. Oswestry shot-putter loses battle for Rio qualification

    A shot putter from Oswestry has picked up a bronze medal at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

    Nineteen-year-old Adele Nicoll's furthest throw was 16.24 metres and just two centimetres further would've got her a silver.

    Adele Nicholl

    Unfortunately, finishing outside the top two means Nicoll's unlikely to qualify for the Olympics.

  6. Football: Ex-Shrewsbury man could be thorn in England's side

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    If Iceland are going to pull off a shock against England tonight, they will need their former Shrewsbury Town player to be on top form.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson made five appearances for Shrewsbury, scoring once and has since gone on to play for Premier League Swansea City.

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Sigurdsson has found the net 14 times for his country, including the first goal in their game with Hungary.

  7. BBC Weather Watchers: Mixed weather across Shropshire this afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    While there is cloud all over Shropshire this afternoon, it seems a bit of a mixed picture.

    This photo by one of our BBC Weather Watchers was taken near Willey a little earlier.

    Willey

    And a short while later, this photo was taken, not that far away, in Badger.

    Badger
  8. Watch: Ludlow MP clashes with shadow foreign secretary over Brexit

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The Ludlow MP Philip Dunne has been defending the government's defence spending this afternoon, in his role as defence minister.

    And he had an angry exchange with the shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

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    Video caption: Ludlow MP Philip Dunne tells shadow foreign secretary to stop talking the country down
  9. Watch: Shropshire high-jumper aiming for Rio

    Nick Clitheroe

    BBC Midlands Today

    Bridgnorth high-jumper Beth Partridge has a fortnight to earn herself a place at the Rio Olympics. 

    She took silver at the qualifying event in Birmingham, but she still needs to reach the qualifying height of 1.93m in the next two weeks.

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    Video caption: Bridgnorth high-jumper Beth Partridge is still in with a chance of qualifying for Rio
  10. Headlines: MP sees bright future for farming; D-day for graves plan comments; bin lorry fire

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our top stories this evening:

    - North Shropshire MP sees bright future for farming post-Brexit

    - Deadline day for comments on Telford graves plan

    - Bin lorry fire closes road

  11. North Shropshire sees positive future for farmers after Brexit

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    North Shropshire's MP and former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has urged farmers to have a positive outlook on the vote to leave the EU. 

    He says those in the industry can now come up with their own British Agricultural Policy.

    Owen Paterson

    The MP, who was a leading Leave campaigner during the referendum, says they can have a say in the choice of prime minister too.

    Quote Message: [Farmers have] a wonderful summer, a whole two or three months now, to sit down and I'd suggest come up with some draft policies which we could put to potential (Conservative) leadership prospects." from Owen Paterson MP for North Shropshire
    Owen PatersonMP for North Shropshire
  12. Historic Oswestry restaurant put on the market

    Oswestry and Borders Chronicle

    An historic restaurant, which could be transformed into up to 10 homes, is on the market after it closed its doors earlier this year.

    Walls resteraunt
  13. Pictures: Cloudy Cleobury Mortimer

    James Bond

    Reporter, BBC Shropshire

    Cleobury Mortimer is to be the featured town on BBC Radio Shropshire's breakfast programme tomorrow morning.

    I was there earlier today to talk to people living and working there and as you can see, there's not much sign of the sun today.

    Cleobury Mortimer high street
    Cleobury Mortimer
  14. People line the streets for Bridgnorth Carnival

    Bridgnorth Journal

    Hundreds of people lined the streets of Bridgnorth as the town celebrated its annual carnival.

    Parade in Bridgnorth
  15. Bin lorry fire near Porth-y-Waen

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The fire service have been dealing with a burning bin lorry at Porth-y-Waen.

    Crews from Oswestry, Tweedale and Wellington were called out at 11:37 this morning and the A495 is still closed.

    Bin lorry fire
  16. Headlines: MP confident of Anglo-German relations; anger at grave plans; memorial for VC winner

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    These are our top stories this afternoon:

    - Shrewsbury MP confident of strong relations with Germany despite Brexit

    - Anger at plans to move Telford gravestones

    - Memorial for Quatt WW1 Victoria Cross winner

  17. Plaque to remember Quatt Victoria Cross winner

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    A stone plaque will be unveiled in Quatt, in memory of a Victoria Cross winner from World War One.

    Lt Thomas Wilkinson was 22 when he was killed in action on 5 July 2016 and a ceremony will take place on the 100th anniversary, next Tuesday.

    He was awarded the VC for rushing towards the enemy to retrieve a machine gun before using it to lead a fight back and later going to the aid of a wounded man.

    Lt. Thomas Wilkinson

    The stone memorial will be laid on land next to St Andrew's church.

  18. Free trade 'will still be possible after Brexit' - Shrewsbury MP

    Shrewsbury's MP thinks there's no reason why Britain shouldn't be able to trade freely with Germany, once Britain leaves the EU. 

    Daniel Kawczynski

    The German equivalent of the Confederation of British Industry has questioned whether the UK should be allowed special access to the single-market.

    But Daniel Kawczynski, who campaigned in favour of Brexit, thinks there's no reason why it can't happen and believes relations with Germany can improve as a result.

    Quote Message: If the negotiations can go well and the Germans can demonstrate that they can get the European Union to collaborate with Britain in a constructive way in our separation, then that will lead to one of the greatest renaissance of Anglo-German relations." from Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury
    Daniel KawczynskiMP for Shrewsbury