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  1. Shrewsbury Fields Forever music festival is postponed
  2. Shropshire peace campaigners welcome Chilcot report
  3. Man rescued from Ercall cliff
  4. Shropshire prepares to back Wales in Euro semi final
  5. Updates on Wednesday 6 July 2016

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By Andy Giddings

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  1. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Our live coverage across the day

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

  3. Weather: Light cloud and mild temperatures overnight

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    There's going to be some light cloud this evening and tonight, but it should stay mild with temperatures around 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Festival-goers offered refund after postponement

    The organisers of the Shrewsbury Fields Forever music festival will get a refund if they can't make the new dates in September.

    They're advising you to approach the people you bought your tickets from, but the good news is that the comedy festival will still go ahead in The Quarry on 16 and 17 July.

    Music festival

    Last year the event wasn't able to take place because of "contractual difficulties", but organiser Dene Edwards says he hopes this will be "third time lucky" and said the problem this time had been a logistical issue of fitting everything they wanted on stage.

    Quote Message: We are very very confident, there are so many people relying on this happening and the majority of the bands have moved over." from Dene Edwards Festival organiser
    Dene EdwardsFestival organiser
  5. New deputy PCC appointed for West Mercia

    Tracey Onslow has just been announced as West Mercia's new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

    She was put forward by PCC John Campion and was confirmed in the post today by the police and crime panel, made up of local councillors across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

    Ms Onslow, a local councillor in the Wyre Forest, said she looked forward to "getting out and meeting people" and helping to deliver a "more secure, reformed and reassured West Mercia".

    Tracey Onslow and John Campion

    The four-day-week post comes with a £40,000 salary - a £10,000 saving on her predecessor, who was full-time - the PCC's office said.

  6. Council wants care of elderly to be funded nationally

    Shropshire Council's chief executive, Clive Wright, says the care of older people should be funded nationally.

    He says his authority is amongst the most efficient in the country, but it is at a disadvantage because it has to pay out more than most to look after the elderly and vulnerable.

    Clive Wright

    He said the impact of this was "severe" and that the council was having to innovate, while cutting costs elsewhere.

  7. Music festival organiser 'flabbergasted' at last-minute problems

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Organisers of the Shrewsbury Fields Forever music festival have said problems with a production company were largely to blame for the last-minute postponement of the event.

    Dene Edwards says the production company was unable to meet the requirements of some of the artists booked, so they've had to bring in another firm to do the job and stage the festival in September instead.

    Festival goers enjoy the music

    He said he was "flabbergasted" and "frustrated", but said that while demand for tickets has been "mixed", that wasn't a factor in the postponement.

    And he said most of the acts, including the Happy Mondays, would be able to appear at the new September date.

  8. Headlines: Shrewsbury Fields Forever festival postponed; Shropshire father says Chilcot changes little; man rescued from cliff

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    These are our headlines this evening:

    - Shrewsbury Fields Forever festival is postponed

    - Father who lost son in Iraq says Chilcot money could have been better spent

    - Man rescued from Ercall cliff

  9. BreakingShrewsbury Fields Forever Festival postponed at short notice

    The Shrewsbury Fields Forever music festival is to be postponed, organisers have just announced.

    It was due to take place in The Quarry the weekend after next, but they are now hoping to stage it 16-18 September instead.

  10. Soldier's father says Iraq needs our help

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Geoff Dunsmore from Bishop's Castle says he has a different point of view to many parents who lost children in Iraq and he isn't looking to blame anyone for the war.

    His son Chris, an RAF reservist was killed there in 2007 and he says the Chilcot inquiry took too long and cost too much money. 

    He says Britain should be helping ordinary Iraqis, rather than debating decisions made in the past.

    Geoff Dunsmore

    This afternoon Tony Blair defended his decision to take us to war saying that he hoped Iraq would stabilise eventually, but "Iraq under Saddam had no chance, Iraq today has a chance."

    Mr Dunsmore, who has been to Basra to meet ordinary Iraqis says many of them were pleased to see Saddam Hussain overthrown, but the big problem now was that Britain had "left them with no support".

  11. Euro 2016: Your photos

    There will be plenty of Wales fans in Shropshire tonight, cheering the team on against Portugal, and we've been asking for your photos.

    These are the staff from GHP Legal's Oswestry office.

    GHP Legal staff

    And Chris Langston posted this photo on our Facebook page of his 16-month-old son Rhun, in full Wales kit.

    Child in Wales kit

    If you have pictures you'd like to share, you can also get in touch with us via Twitter or by emailing us.

  12. Peace campaigner says 'no doubt' Iraq war 'unleashed extremism'

    Another Shropshire peace campaigner who took part in national demonstrations against the Iraq war says there is "no doubt" the conflict has unleashed extremism in the region.

    George Miller from Oswestry also spoke about the "overwhelming loss and damage that was done".

    Iraq war

    The Chilcot report "proves that we were right at the time", he said, and added "we are not out of the woods yet".

  13. Father who lost son in Iraq says Chilcot report hasn't changed anything

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    A Bishop's Castle man whose son died in Iraq says the Chilcot report "hasn't really changed anything for me".

    Geoff Dunsmore, who went back to Iraq in 2012 to film a documentary in Basra, says the money spent on the inquiry would have been better spent on a "positive project" to help injured veterans or on people in Iraq.

    Geoff Dunsmore

    Mr Dunsmore says the people he spoke to in Iraq were pleased Saddam was removed from power, but felt "very let down that the British didn't help them rebuild".

    Quote Message: I have no inclination to want to see Tony Blair's head on a spike, what's been has been and you can't change that. But we can change what is to come." from Geoff Dunsmore Father of a British soldier killed in Iraq
    Geoff DunsmoreFather of a British soldier killed in Iraq
  14. Euro 2016: Welsh fans not taking Portugal for granted

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Portugal are yet to win a game in normal time during Euro 2016, but Welsh fans here aren't taking them for granted, ahead of tonight's semi final.

    Dylan Roberts (left) from Salop Caravans has been to every Wales game in the tournament so far and says the team will have to play well in Lyon.

    Dylan Roberts with his family

    But if Wales do manage a win, Dylan is prepared and has bought a ticket and hotel room for the final.

    Quote Message: Although Portugal haven’t been in good form so far, we shouldn't be complacent. If Wales play like they did against Russia and Belgium, we stand a good chance of reaching the final, which would be a phenomenal achievement." from Dylan Roberts Wales fan
    Dylan RobertsWales fan
  15. Headlines: Chilcot report welcomed; man rescued from cliff; new Telford fixtures out

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our top stories this afternoon:

    - Chilcot report welcomed by Shropshire peace campaigners

    - Man rescued from Ercall cliff face

    - New fixtures out for AFC Telford United

  16. BBC Weather Watchers: Some blue sky over Church Stretton

    BBC Weather Watchers

    While most of the county is covered in thin grey cloud today, we did get this photo sent in by Snapper Simon, one of the BBC Weather Watchers.

    It was taken near Church Stretton.

    Church Stretton
  17. Pictures: Man rescued from Ercall cliff face

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    A climber has been rescued from a cliff-face on the side of the Wrekin after he climbed too high and was unable to get down by himself.

    It took the fire service around an hour to get him down after being called out at 10:45.

    Ercall rescue
    Ercall Rescue
  18. The evolution of a football manager

    Gerald Scott

    BBC Sport Online

    Former AFC Telford United player Marcus Bignot talks about the ups and downs of making it in football - as player and manager.

    He believes he could have managed Telford.

    Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot at Damson Park
  19. Telford peace campaigner says protests now vindicated

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Telford peace campaigner Andy Brown, says the Chilcot report has vindicated all the people who took part in protests against the Iraq War.

    He says it shows there was an "unhealthy relationship" between Tony Blair and George Bush and that his thoughts are with the British and Iraqi families who lost loved ones in the conflict.

    Chilcott report

    Mr Brown was a member of the Telford anti-war coalition, which took part in demonstrations here and in London and said the report confirmed their suspicions that Tony Blair was committed to the war "no matter what".

    Quote Message: At some point someone should have stopped and reflected on the quality of the intelligence that led them into war." from Andy Brown Anti war protestor
    Andy BrownAnti war protestor