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  1. Council blames utility companies as roadworks delayed again
  2. Former Shrewsbury candidate wants to be UKIP leader
  3. Plans for new Bridgnorth shops
  4. Updates on Monday 4 July 2016

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By Andy Giddings

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  1. 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.

  2. Watch: The weather for the West Midlands

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Some of us may see the odd shower at first this evening, although these will soon ease to leave a mostly cloudy night with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times

    Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F).

    It'll be a cloudy start across Shropshire tomorrow, with the odd spot of drizzle possible at first, but brightening later.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  3. One Midlands Today this evening: "Drug ambulances" and a jobs 'engine hub'

    Nick Owen

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    This evening on BBC Midlands Today we'll be hearing about the men jailed for distributing drugs imported in specially modified ambulances. 

    One of the ambulances

    There'll also be news of plans for a "Midlands Engine hub" which is expected by the government to create hundreds of jobs. 

    Those and much more including your weather forecast - on BBC One from 18:30.

  4. Evans says she 'would love' to be next UKIP leader

    Suzanne Evans, the woman who stood for UKIP in Shrewsbury at the last general election, says she would love to be the next leader of the party, succeeding Nigel Farage.

    Suzanne Evans
    Quote Message: I've always said if Nigel ever stood down for whatever reason, I'd love to have the opportunity to lead UKIP but I'm in this rather bizarre situation that despite people wanting me to do that and wanting to do it myself, I'm actually technically suspended from the party at the moment until the end of September so obviously if I'm not technically a party member, it's going to make it very difficult for me to stand." from Suzanne Evans
    Suzanne Evans
  5. BBC Weather Watchers: Cloud busting - Mares' Tails

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Pretty, wispy clouds have been filling your reports today in the skies over Shropshire but you might be wondering what they are.

    Well, these are a type of cirrus cloud, known as cirrus uncinus. The name is derived from Latin and means "curly hooks".


    The clouds occur at very high altitudes, at a temperature of about −50 to −40C.

    They are commonly known as mares' tails because of their likeness to horse tails.

  6. News: More redundancies feared at council; ex-Shrewsbury candidate 'would love' to be UKIP leader; new shops planned on old market

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    - Shropshire Council is warning there could be more redundancies on the way at the authority

    - The woman who stood for UKIP in Shrewsbury at the last election, Suzanna Evans, says she would love to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of the party

    - A planning application has been submitted for five new shops on the old livestock market site in Bridgnorth

  7. Cricket: Cornwall build lead over Shropshire

    Cornwall lead Shropshire by 152 runs in their Minor Counties clash at Bridgnorth. 

    The visitors are currently 160-6 in their second innings. Wainwright the pick of the bowlers with 3-50. 

    Earlier Shropshire collapsed from 155-4 to 253 all out.

  8. Pictures: Cultural event in Telford draws the crowds

    Hundreds of people came to celebrate cultural diversity in Telford this weekend at an event organised by the One World group.

    One World event in Telford

    There were foods from 19 different countries at Hollinswood pavillion.

    Cultural event in Telford
  9. Plans for new Bridgnorth shops

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    A planning application has been submitted for five new shops on the old livestock market site on Old Smithfield in Bridgnorth.

    And the landowner, Ziran Land, has produced this artist's impression, to show what they might look like.

    Old Smithfield plans

    The plans include 158 car parking spaces, including a number of long stay ones and parking for local residents.

    Quote Message: A large number of shoppers currently leave Bridgnorth to shop in Telford and Kidderminster, and this development will help retain them for the benefit of all the town’s businesses." from John Liggins Ziran Land
    John LigginsZiran Land
  10. Football: New signing likes Shrewsbury's squad building

    Shrewsbury Town's latest signing, Joe Riley from Bury, says Micky Mellon's squad building was a big reason for his joining the club. 

    Riley is Town's eighth summer signing and fills the vacant right-back position.

    Greenhous meadow
  11. Town celebrates 'independents day stars'

    Over the last few years, independent shops have adopted 4 July as "independents day", as a twist on the USA Independence Day.

    The Shrewsbury Business Improvement District, an organisation which promotes trade in the town, says there are over 400 independent stores there - which should be celebrated as "stars of the high street".

    Traders holding stars

    The group says independent shops keep the town interesting, create a community spirit and offer specialist products.

  12. We must accept Brexit result, says pro-EU Ludlow MP Philip Dunne

    South Shropshire Journal

    No serious politician would seek try to stop Britain leaving the European Union following the result of last week’s referendum, according to a Shropshire MP who had campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU.

    Philip Dunne
  13. BBC Weather Watchers: Wispy cloud and blue skies over the county

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Look around the BBC Weather Watchers map today and you'll see photos of this wispy cloud all over the county - these photos were taken in Hopton Heath (left) and Ludlow (right).

    Hopton Heath and Ludlow
  14. Headlines: Council blames utilities over roadworks; UKIP leadership candidate; AFC Ludlow withdraw from league

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    These are our top stories this afternoon:

    - Council blames utility companies for roadwork delays

    - Former Shrewsbury UKIP candidate wants to be next party leader

    - AFC Ludlow withdraw from league

  15. Cricket: Cornwall build second innings score

    Cornwall are 79-3 in their second innings against Shropshire at Bridgnorth.

    That's a lead of 71.

    Earlier, Shropshire were bowled out for 253 in their first innings, having started the day on 155-4.

  16. AFC Ludlow withdraw from league

    AFC Ludlow have withdrawn from the West Midlands Regional League, blaming a shortage of players.

    League Chief Executive Neil Juggins said he'd received the news in a short phone call this morning.

    We've not yet heard from the club itself.

    AFC Ludlow stadium
  17. Ex-Shrewsbury candidate one of favorites to be next UKIP leader

    The woman who stood for UKIP in Shrewsbury at the last election is one of the bookies favourites to replace Nigel Farage.

    Suzanne Evans is currently suspended from the party, but bookmakers have her between 6/1 and 4/1 to win a leadership election.

    Suzanne Evans
    Quote Message: I was suspended back in March for six months so I believe - although I'm hearing that the rules might have changed for people standing for the leadership election - but I understand that would effectively put me out of the running." from Suzanne Evans
    Suzanne Evans
  18. West Midlands MEP 'not surprised' over Farage resignation

    UK Independence Party MEP for the West Midlands James Carver says he's not surprised Nigel Farage has stood down as party leader.

    "He's still going to lead our group in the European Parliament, which is an extremely powerful position to be in.

    "He's been a great leader but there's plenty of talent within UKIP."

    James Carver