A man is stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle in what police are treating as a suspected racially-aggravated hate crime in Telford.Read more
- Man stabbed in neck with bottle in possible racially motivated attack
- Fire service says almost half of its calls are caused by automatic fire alarms
- Crash closes part of A41 southbound near Whitchurch
- Updates from Friday 16 September 2016
We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening.
BBC Midlands Today
A woman in her 40s is suffering a number of serious injuries after a crash involving a car and a lorry on the A41 this afternoon.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service says she was a passenger in the car, which hit the back of the lorry.
An elderly woman who was driving the car and a young girl, who was a passenger escaped with minor injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The lorry driver was unhurt.
Adam & Vicki Show
The annual coracle races have been taking place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury today, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
As you can see, some people were better at it than others (watch out for the pale blue coracle capsizing).
Train passengers are being warned there'll be a revised timetable tomorrow for London Midland and Virgin Trains services.
Birmingham New Street says it's down to disruption caused by a landslide today near Watford Junction.
These are our top stories this evening:
- Man stabbed in the neck in Donnington in possible racially motivated attack
- One hurt in crash on A41 near Whitchurch
- Coracle racing championships in Shrewsbury
One person's been flown to hospital in Stoke after a crash involving a lorry and a car near Whitchurch.
Emergency crews were called to the A41 Heath Road at Prees Heath at 14:30 and they are still at the scene.
The A41 is closed southbound at the moment between the B5395 Heath Road junction and the A49 junction.
Telford's Jodie Grinham has been knocked out of the archery competition at the Paralympics at the quarter-final stage.
She lost 136-137 to her opponent from Iran.
More than 5,000 calls to Shropshire's fire service turned out to be false alarms over the past three years.
That's almost half of them.
But, the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service says it will continue to respond to every call, rather than follow the lead of some fire services, which wait for confirmation there is an actual fire.
The Shropshire-based UKIP MEP Jill Seymour appears to be pleased with the choice of Diane James as their next party leader.
Speaking at the UKIP party conference, she said: “She [James] will take our party to the next level, carrying on the amazing achievements of Nigel Farage.
"Theresa May should be very concerned right now."
BBC Radio Shropshire
Life-sized statues which were on display at the now-closed Ironbridge Power Station are being installed in Broseley today.
Other donated artefacts will be put on show at the town's new Heritage Centre.
They included this sculpture of a horse.
Police say they are looking for three white men in their 20s following an attack in Donnington last night.
A 21-year-old man needed hospital treatment after being stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle and the police say the attack could have been racially motivated.
The descriptions of the men are limited - the police say one of them was around 6ft tall, clean shaven and wearing a grey hooded top and bottoms.
Our top stories this afternoon:
- Man stabbed in the neck in Donnington in possible racially motivated attack
- People in Shifnal vote to approve local plan
- Council could take over Telford street-parking enforcement
The Rio Paralympics have been a massive success for ParalympicsGB - but what has it meant to children with disabilities in the UK?
Well, who better to ask than the children themselves?
A 21-year-old man has been stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle in Donnington in what the police believe was a racially motivated attack.
The police say it happened at around 01:00 while the man was in the park off St Matthews Road with friends.
He suffered a cut to the neck when a fight broke out with a group of men and he went to the Princess Royal Hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.
BBC Weather Watchers
Telford Tigers will be without veteran defenceman Jonathan Weaver and and young forward Adam Taylor this weekend, after both picked up injuries against Manchester last weekend.
They travel to Guildford tomorrow, to face the Flames before returning to the Telford Ice Rink for the visit of the Sheffield Steeldogs on Sunday.
Weaver is expected to to be missing for six weeks and Joe Miller is also out, but the Tigers made a positive start to the season, winning both their opening games.
It’s just frustrating for those guys to start the way they did, especially Weaves and Joe, with how the season has gone for them so far. It’s very start and stop. They’re both working hard and doing all they can to be ready to play again."
Mountain biker James Russell shares his love for the Long Mynd in a special video from SMN Film showing off the stunning landscape of south Shropshire.
The south Shropshire based production company is currently developing a project with a series of films featuring people who have strong connections to the landscape of the Shropshire Hills.
The films are expected to be shot over the course of a year showing how the landscape changes with the seasons.
The problems with the trains between Birmingham and London are likely to continue for the rest of the day.
The disruption has been caused by a landslide at Watford Junction.
It's affecting London Midland and Virgin Trains.
The police say they are expecting tomorrow's Dalian Atkinson protest march in Telford to be peaceful, but warn it could cause some traffic congestion.
The march is expected to start at the town park, before passing along St Quentin Gate, Grange Central, Lawn Central and Woodhouse Central, finishing at Malinsgate Police Station.
Traffic around the town centre could be disrupted between 13:00 and 17:00, police say.
Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire
Micky Mellon says it's been a frustrating couple of weeks results-wise for Shrewsbury Town fans, but he believes they aren't far away from hitting top form.
Town have won two and lost three in their last five league games, leaving them just two points off the relegation zone in League One.
But Mellon said they have better players than last season and are running opposing teams closer.
Telford and Wrekin Council is considering taking over responsibility for street parking from the police.
It would mean the local authority would be responsible for stopping motorists blocking roads and double yellow lines.
The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, has discussed the move in a recent meeting with the new Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, John Campion.
And a council committee will look into the idea later this autumn.
The leader of the opposition Conservative group on Telford and Wrekin Council has criticised the authority's decision to end the mobile library service.
Branch libraries in Dawley, Donnington, Hadley and Stirchley will be taken over by town and parish councils, and opening hours will be cut at Madeley, Newport, Southwater and Wellington.
The move will save £383,000 a year, but at least 15 full time librarians will lose their jobs.
Councillor Andrew Eade thinks the closure of the mobile library service is wrong.
Our top stories this lunchtime:
- Police expect Dalian Atkinson protest march to be peaceful
- Shifnal votes to approve local plan
- Bishop's Castle musician elected to Shropshire Council
People in Shifnal have overwhelmingly backed the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan - setting out how they want to see the town developed in the future.
There was a turnout of 30% (almost twice the turnout for the recent Police and Crime Commissioner elections) and 93% voted to approve the plan.
The plan will now have to be considered when planning applications go before Shropshire Council.
Shropshire's health commissioners say there has been a "growing level of anxiety" over the closure of Richmond House surgery in Whitchurch.
And the Shropshire CCG's clinical chair Julian Povey says he hopes the announcement that a temporary GP surgery will be set up at Whitchurch Community hospital will calm some of those fears.
About 3,800 patients will transfer over, until a permanent replacement can be found for Richmond House and the CCG says more details about the temporary surgery will be announced next month.
I would like to thank all patients for their patience and understanding. By announcing that the hospital will be the location of the Caretaker GP service we are hoping that it will ease some of those anxieties."
A march will take place in Telford tomorrow by campaigners demanding answers about the death of the former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson.
Mr Atkinson, who was 48, died shortly after being tasered by police in Trench last month.
An investigation is under way by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and two officers have been suspended.
Newsreader, BBC Shropshire
A local musician, who has featured on the BBC Shropshire Introducing show, has been elected to Shropshire Council.
Jonny Keeley, who's a member of the band Fight the Bear, won yesterday's by-election in Bishop's Castle, holding the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
He picked up twice as many votes as the Conservative candidate, with Labour coming a distant third.
Last year the first confirmed sighting of a wild pine marten in England for over a century was recorded in a Shropshire woodland.
Now Stuart Edmunds at Shropshire Wildlife Trust has managed to film two in a fortnight.
Our top stories this morning:
- Whitchurch GP service to move to community hospital
- Fire service says automatic fire alarms make up half their calls
- Trains to London disrupted by Watford land slip
All London Midland services to and from Euston station have been cancelled "for the next few hours" after a landslide at Watford Junction.
AFC Telford United will give late fitness tests to defender Darren Campion and midfielder Jack Rea before tomorrow's FA Cup tie against Worcester City at Bromsgrove.
Campion suffered a knee injury at Gainsborough last weekend - and Rea's been absent, long-term, with an ankle problem.
Reporter, BBC Shropshire
Shropshire fire service say that 99% of automatic fire-alarms turn out to be false.
To save money, firefighters in the West Midlands, Staffordshire and North Wales now wait until a follow-up 999 call confirms there's been a fire - before sending a fire-engine.
Shropshire's area manager John Das Gupta says they have no plans to change the way they do things here.
BBC Local Live
Train operator London Midland is advising all passengers to make checks before they travel after a train derailed near Watford Junction this morning, disrupting services.
Tickets are being accepted by other operators, London Midland adds.
Journalist, BBC Shropshire
Drivers who work for the Shropshire private-hire firm Go-Carz say they'll fight their corner to improve pay and conditions.
They say talks with management have got nowhere - and they've disputed the company's claim that a strike in Telford yesterday came completely out of the blue.
During the day over 170 drivers stayed off work during the busiest times. Instead of taking fares they went on convoy through Telford Town Centre to draw attention to their campaign.
Carl Wilday, the Managing Director of the firm, said he had no "official communication from any group of drivers about any particular grievance" but was "working" with some individual drivers over "small" "teething" problems.