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  1. Shrewsbury hospital doctor struck off
  2. Campaigners' disappointment over pool decision
  3. Mary Webb memorial to be unveiled
  4. Updates on Friday 8 July 2016

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By Carlie Swain

All times stated are UK

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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. Weather: Feeling muggy overnight

    BBC Weather

    It's staying warm overnight, cloudy and with some patchy rain. Rebecca has the forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands
  3. Your pictures: The sun is breaking through

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Still a bit of cloud about across Shropshire but this picture from Snapper Simon shows it's looking pretty good in Church Stretton this afternoon. 

    Church Stretton
  4. Mary Webb memorial to be unveiled

    Genevieve Tudor

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A sculptor from Clun who won a competition to create a memorial to Mary Webb, will have her work unveiled this Saturday morning outside Shrewsbury Library. 

    Jemma Pearson

    Jemma Pearson has created the bronze bust of the Shropshire poet and writer to celebrate the centenary of the publication of her first novel, The Golden Arrow. 

    She said it was a fascinating project and she really enjoyed researching Mary Webb's life and times.

  5. Hot Seat: Why did roadworks start at three roundabouts at the same time?

    Jim Hawkins Show

    It's a big one in Telford at the moment - with lots of roadworks happening at the same time. 

    The issue was put to councillor Shaun Davies in the BBC Radio Shropshire Hot Seat this morning

    Shaun Davies says the work is necessary for the future and that the council only has until by 2017-18 to spend the money. 

    If they don't spend it now, it'll be clawed back, he said. 

    Priorlsee Roundabout
    Quote Message: The works at Priorslee should be completed by September. The works at the Clock Tower roundabout are important because of the investment at MOD Donnington.. It will work and will be better in the future." from Shaun Davies Leader, Telford & Wrekin Council
    Shaun DaviesLeader, Telford & Wrekin Council
  6. Headlines: Hiring Doctor was 'reckless'; soldier appears in court on drugs charges

    Carlie Swain

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories this evening:

    - Health campaigner criticises hospital after trust hires doctor previously charged with sex offences

    - Soldier in court over drugs charge

    - Mary Webb memorial to be unveiled in Shrewsbury tomorrow

  7. Editor's Pick: Fields in Market Drayton

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This photo, taken in Market Drayton earlier, has been chosen as the Editor's Pick by the Weather Watchers team. Well done to Forestgump.

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    Market Drayton
  8. Travel: Delays on trains between Birmingham and Shrewsbury

    BBC Travel

    There are delays to services on London Midland this evening. 

    A train fault has already caused one cancellation and the 17:47 Shrewsbury to Birmingham service is also affected. 

  9. Hot Seat: What happened to Woodside?

    Jim Hawkins Show

    Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, has been answering your questions in the Hot Seat with BBC Radio Shropshire's Jim Hawkins this morning. 

    One caller Melvyn raised the point of regeneration in Woodside. He says work began there a few years back but certain areas have just been left. Melvyn says it's like a "jungle". 

    Shaun Davies promised to look into this issue, but says the funding they had from Advantage West Midlands has gone. 

    Park Lane Centre
    Quote Message: We're trying all that we can to get developers to come to Woodside. We are building houses by the Park Lane centre, which borders Woodside and Madeley, so there is regeneration happening." from Shaun Davies Leader, Telford & Wrekin Council
    Shaun DaviesLeader, Telford & Wrekin Council
  10. Call for Telford & Wrekin Council to take over parking powers

    Conservative councillors in Telford are calling for the authority to take over parking enforcement powers from the police. 

    In 2004, the government gave local authorities the option to assume such powers - and Tories on Telford and Wrekin Council say the council is one of just a handful nationally not to have done so. 


    They've tabled a motion for Thursday's full council meeting.  

  11. Soldier in court over drugs charge

    Alex Seftel

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A soldier, who lives near Bridgnorth, has appeared in court charged with supplying cocaine after one of the people he allegedly sold it to died. 

    Oliver Bramwell, 22, who lives on Rosemount Gardens in Ackleton, is accused of providing drugs to three men in December. 

    Kieran Bainbridge, who was 20, collapsed in a pub and died three days later.

    A coroner ruled his death was caused by a cocaine-related irregular heartbeat. 

    Mr Bramwell denies the charges. He's next due to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court at the end of August. 

  12. Hospital carried out risk assessment

    Dr Gareth Menagh was fined a total of £6,000 for the offences in 2014. 

    His offences were disclosed to bosses at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, the tribunal heard. 

    It was also told that a "very comprehensive" risk assessment was carried out when he was hired at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in March.

    Quote Message: We are aware of the findings of the General Medical Council hearing about Dr Menagh. I’ve met with Dr Menagh and discussed with him the implications of the GMC hearing, which means that he cannot work as a doctor. The Trust already has taken action to put this ruling into effect." from Dr Edwin Borman Medical Director at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
    Dr Edwin BormanMedical Director at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  13. Hiring Doctor was 'totally and utterly reckless'

    Faith Page

    Reporter, BBC Shropshire

    Hospital bosses in Shrewsbury have been accused of being "reckless to the point of negligence" after hiring a sex offender as a locum doctor. 

    Dr Gareth Menagh has been struck off by a medical tribunal for secretly recording female colleagues undressing while working in a hospital in Belfast a number of years ago. 

    He pleaded guilty to three counts of secretly filming colleagues for his own sexual gratification in September 2014. 


    In March this year he was hired as a locum by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital - despite his previous convictions. 

    The former boss of Telford's Princess Royal Hospital, David Sandbach, says the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust had "put female members of staff at risk" and showed a "total disrespect for their dignity". 

  14. Headlines: Shrewsbury hospital Doctor struck off; Mary Webb memorial

    Carlie Swain

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories this afternoon:

    - County doctor struck off at medical tribunal 

    - Solider in court over drugs charge

    - Mary Webb memorial to be unveiled

  15. Shropshire churches receive almost £500,000 in grants

    Kate Tebby

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    Eight listed churches in the county are celebrating grants totalling nearly £500,000 from the government. 

    The money is from a fund dedicated to essential roof repairs - the largest sum is being awarded to the Grade I listed St Bartholomew Church in Tong, which is getting £100,000.

    St Bartholomew's Church, Tong

    In the case of the St Mary the Virgin Church in Shawbury, it means they can repair leaks that have been there since the church was built in the 12th Century.

  16. In the Hot Seat: Shaun Davies on Telford housing developments

    Jim Hawkins Show

    The issue of housing was raised by Sylvia in Church Aston, during Radio Shropshire's Hot Seat interview with Telford & Wrekin Council Leader Shaun Davies.

    She wanted to know why the authority continued to give permission to build houses in the area on greenfield sites. 

    She says the houses are no good for first time buyers, with many being sold for £300,000-£400,000. 

    Shaun Davies says they have to work under government rules and that the council has zero power over what type of houses go where. 

    Housebuilding generic
    Quote Message: We've had instances where we've turned down applications and the the developer has appealed and the planning inspector has ruled against us. I know that planning officers will listen to local residents concerns." from Shaun Davies Leader, Telford & Wrekin Council
    Shaun DaviesLeader, Telford & Wrekin Council