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Summary

  1. Abraham Darby pool to close for seven weeks for repairs
  2. Harper Adams University to be named Best Modern University by Times
  3. Attempts to rescue Whitchurch GP practice continue
  4. Villa fans plan tribute to young Shropshire fan
  5. Updates from Friday 23 September 2016

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By Andy Giddings

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    Video caption: Victorian artist turned nun wins acclaim for glass work

    More than 60 years after her death, a woman who created works of art found in churches around the world has been recognised for her achievements.

  2. Beth Prior - 'Certain Things' (Live in Session)

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    Video caption: Shrewsbury singer songwriter Beth Prior performed her train 'Certain Things' in session.

    Shrewsbury singer songwriter Beth Prior performed her train 'Certain Things' in session at BBC in the West Country (BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset).

  3. 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.

  4. Weather: A fine end to the week, but some rain on Sunday

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    It's going to remain dry for the rest of the day and tomorrow too, but there's a good chance of rain on Sunday.

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  5. Coming up on Sunday Politics

    Nick Watson

    Sunday Politics Midlands

    West Midlands UKIP MEP Jill Seymour and Conservative MP James Morris joins Patrick Burns on Sunday Politics this weekend.

    James Bovill wil lalso be live at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool for reactrion to the leadership race.

    Patrick Burns will also speak to UKIP's new leader Diane James about the party's vision for the West Midlands. 

    BBC Sunday Politics - 11:00 on BBC One.

    Diane James
  6. Flying Scotsman trips to continue over the weekend

    There will be plenty more chances to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman in Shropshire over the weekend, as it continues to make trips up and down the Severn Valley Railway.

    But the railway is urging people to be sensible when trying to get a photo of the train and has published a list of viewing points.

    Highley station
  7. Football: Shrewsbury wait on fitness of Toney

    BBC Sport

    Shrewsbury Town are waiting on the fitness of young striker Ivan Toney, ahead of tomorrow's League One match at Wimbledon.

    He has scored twice in the league so far, but missed last weekend's 0-1 home defeat by Scunthorpe, because of injury.

    Ivan Toney
  8. Headlines: Whitchurch GP talks continue; honour for Harper Adams University; tribute for young football fan

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our top stories this evening:

    - Attempts to rescue Whitchurch GP practice continue

    - Harper Adams to be named 'Modern University of the Year'

    - Villa fans plan tribute to young Shropshire fan

  9. UKIP welcomes back Suzanne Evans

    Suzanne Evans has been reinstated to UKIP after her suspension from the party expired. 

    Ms Evans, who previously ran for MP in Shrewsbury & Atcham and still has a house in the county town, was suspended for six months for "bringing the party in disrepute", meaning she could not run to succeed Nigel Farage as UKIP leader.

    Suzanne Evans
  10. Attempts to rescue Whitchurch GP practice continue

    The MP for North Shropshire has spent the day trying to find a replacement for the Richmond House GP surgery.

    It is due to close at the end of October and attempts to set up a temporary one at the town's community hospital have so far failed.

    Around 3,800 patients might have to go to other practices, possibly miles from home.

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  11. Chief Constable quizzed over handling of child sex exploitation

    West Mercia's Chief Constable has been grilled by the Police and Crime Commissioner over the force's handling of child sex exploitation.

    John Campion said the issue was a top priority for the police and he was reassured by what he was told by Anthony Bangham.

    John Campion

    But, he said that a number of improvements could be made - including better training for police officers.

    Quote Message: The meeting covered a lot of ground and reinforced for me that the police and partners fully recognise this issue and they are taking it very seriously." from John Campion Police and Crime Commissioner
    John CampionPolice and Crime Commissioner
  12. Harper Adams named 'top modern university' in Times guide

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Harper Adams University is set to be named Modern University of the Year in the Times Good University Guide this weekend.

    It's ranked 36th-best university in the country overall, the highest position for a university set up after 1992.

    Harper Adams University

    Harper Adams is praised in the guide for its distinctiveness, which makes it "stand out in an increasingly crowded higher education marketplace".

    Quote Message: This is the first year that a modern university has overtaken some of the so-called elite Russell Group institutions in our league table. They could clearly learn something from Harper Adams when it comes to creating a high-class educational establishment with engaged, dynamic students." from Alastair McCall Editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide
    Alastair McCallEditor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide
  13. Telford pool to close so floor can be replaced

    The pool at the Abraham Darby school is going to close for seven weeks, so the floor can be completely replaced.

    It's had issues since it opened in January 2012 and the contractors have attempted a series of repairs, but Telford and Wrekin council says it's now become necessary to take more drastic action.

    Swimming pool at Abraham Darby school

    The pool will close on 31 October and should reopen on 19 December.

    Quote Message: These unplanned closures are unacceptable over the long term and do not provide our customers with a reliable, trustworthy service." from Councillor Richard Overton Cabinet member responsible for leisure
    Councillor Richard OvertonCabinet member responsible for leisure