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Summary

  1. Large part of the M54 westbound closed, causing long delays
  2. Copthorne Barracks redevelopment plans go on display
  3. Severn Valley Railway gets permission to expand Bridgnorth station
  4. Updates from Wednesday 17 August 2016

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  1. Football: Mellon highlights individual errors after defeat

    BBC Sport

    Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon says his side gave away goals through individual errors in their 3-0 defeat last night.

    The side have failed to score in their three league games this season, but Mellon said it was too early in the season to worry about that and said the players were creating chances.

    Players at The Valley last night

    Shrewsbury have played Milton Keynes, Coventry and Charlton this season, three teams Mellon manager believes will be finishing near the top of the table.

    Quote Message: I've seen enough to say if we cut out individua errors, we can give ourselves a chance." from Micky Mellon Shrewsbury Town manager
    Micky MellonShrewsbury Town manager
  2. Travel: Delays continue on M54

    BBC Travel

    There are long delays on the M54 heading west towards Shrewsbury and queuing traffic stretches back past junction five for Telford now.

    Vehicles are being taken on a 33-mile (53km) diversion past Randlay and Hodnet, rejoining the A49 at Battlefield, north of Shrewsbury.

    Meanwhile, delays caused by an accident on the M54 between junction three for Albrighton and two for Wolverhampton have cleared up.

  3. Severn Valley Railway gets permission for Bridgnorth expansion

    Severn Valley Railway has got planning permission for a multimillion-pound expansion at Bridgnorth. 

    The station building will be expanded, creating a café, a larger pub and improved toilet facilities.

    SVR at Bridgnorth

    The plans, which have been in the pipeline for more than three years, also include a 53-bed hostel for volunteers who work at the heritage railway. 

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    Video caption: Former footballers' group had been talking to footballer before his death

    A charity which supports former footballers had been in contact with Dalian Atkinson before his death.

  5. Barracks plans go on show

    Plans for the redevelopment of Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury are to go on show this afternoon. 

    Most of the site's been empty, apart from a section used by the reservists, since last year and there are proposals to build homes there.

    Those go on show at Shrewsbury Town's stadium this afternoon.

    Copthorne barracks

    The tower on Copthorne Road will remain, but the rest will be pulled down imminently.

    Peter Nutting, councillor for the Copthorne Ward, has called for some of the buildings and open spaces to protected.

  6. Dalian Atkinson niece contacted ex-footballers charity

    The niece of former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson had contacted a charity that helps ex-footballers - two months ago, because she was worried about him, it has emerged.

    Mr Atkinson died after being Tasered outside his father's home in Trench, earlier this week. 

    Geoff Scott, the Chief Executive of charity Ex-Pro, said her call had been logged and put into their diary for a follow-up call. 

    He says it's important not to speculate too much on Mr Atkinson's state of mind - but to wait for the outcome of the investigation.

    Ron Atkinson with Dalian Atkinson
    Quote Message: I think it will will come out ion the fullness of time. I would not be surprised if he was a stereotypical former player that's found it hard to adjust to life." from Geoff Scott Chief Executive of Ex-Pro
    Geoff ScottChief Executive of Ex-Pro
  7. Latest: Large part of M54 closed; barracks demolition plans; SVR station to expand

    Andrew Hewkin

    Newsreader, BBC Shropshire

    Here are some of the stories we're looking at this lunchtime:

    - Long delays as part of M54 closed westbound

    - Plans to demolish large parts of Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury go on show

    - Severn Valley Railway gets permission to redevelop Bridgnorth station

  8. Travel: A5 closed

    BBC Travel

    The A5 is closed westbounds from the M54 J7 near Wellington as far as the Preston Island.

     It's due to a crash on the approach to the Preston Island on outskirts of Shrewsbury, not helped by the earlier lorry fire and fuel spill nearer Wellington.

  9. Watch: Latest weather forecast

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    Any patchy mist will clear leading to another dry and fine day. 

    A light south easterly breeze.  

    Temperatures about 25C (77F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  10. Travel: Slow going on A5

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed on the A5 westbounds, between M54 J7 and the Preston Island.

     It's due to an earlier lorry fire. 

    Traffic is also slow on the A442 in Telford, in the roadworks area, at the junction with the B5063.

  11. Good morning - welcome to our live updates for the day

    Welcome to live updates from BBC Shropshire on Wednesday morning.

    We'll be bringing you all the news, sport, travel and weather as it happens. 

    If you'd like to get in touch you can emailtweet us on @bbcshropshire or message via Facebook.

  12. 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.

  13. Shop worker bound with cable ties during robbery

    Telford Journal

    A former employee of a Telford menswear shop has been jailed for three years for his part in a robbery at the store.

  14. Weather: Another cloudless night ahead

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    We're due another cloudless night across Shropshire.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kay Crewdson has your afternoon weather forecast
  15. BBC Weather Watchers: Cows enjoy the Shropshire sunshine

    BBC Weather Watchers

    BBC Weather Watcher Betton Bear has shared a picture of cows enjoying the sunshine near Norton in Hales.

    Norton in Hales
  16. Council explains decision to block music festival

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury Town Council says it made the decision to block a music festival in the Quarry park with "great reluctance", blaming a lack of information from the organisers.

    Council leader Alan Mosley said that they'd done their best over the past two-and-a-half years to make it happen, but after receiving a report from officers, members of the recreation and leisure committee felt it wouldn't be in the interest of residents, the council or the event-goers themselves.

    Shrewsbury Town Council

    There has been no comment from the organisers today, other than to say they still hoped to resolve the problems and that more would be known by Wednesday.

    Quote Message: Our focus has always been to ensure quality events which are safe for those who attend, that show good value for money and which leave those event goers feeling they've had a good time and to do this we require good event planning and unfortunately in this case we couldnt be assured those values could be achieved." from Councillor Alan Mosley Shrewsbury Town Council
    Councillor Alan MosleyShrewsbury Town Council