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Summary

  1. Diet pills that killed Shrewsbury student still being sold on "dark web"
  2. Residents near Ditherington Flax Mill consider appealing against its development
  3. Plans to transform Shrewsbury's old prison are put on hold
  4. Updates from Friday 27 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Tracey Higgins

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A53 Staffordshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A53 Staffordshire both ways severe disruption, at Wesleyan Road.

    A53 Staffordshire - A53 Newcastle Road in Ashley Heath closed in both directions at the Wesleyan Road junction, because of an overturned car.

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    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, at J5 for A5.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J5, A5 (Telford Central). In the roadworks area.

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  3. Our live coverage across the day

    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.

    Plus don't forget that the clocks will be going back on Sunday, 30 October at 02:00.

  4. Watch: Shropshire's weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Here's a look ahead to what's in store on Saturday and Sunday.

    You can also find the latest weather forecasts on the BBC Weather website at any other time.

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood with your forecast
  5. Watch: Salmon leap on River Severn

    Salmon tend to head up river at the same time very year to spawn.

    This was the scene at the weir in Shrewsbury in October 2015.

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    Video caption: Salmon leaping weir hits dry land
  6. Your photos: Salmon leaping at Shrewsbury weir

    Thanks to Dave James for sharing these amazing photos of salmon leaping last weekend.

    We're keen to see your photos of salmon as they head up the River Severn to their spawning grounds.

    Salmon
    Salmon
    Salmon
  7. History Group remembers role of black soldiers in World War One

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    Telford's Black History Group is hoping to educate the next generation on the role that black soldiers played in World War One. 

    They've been investigating the role played by Lionel Turpin and Walter Tull, two soldiers killed on the Western Front. 

    Walter Tull
    Quote Message: We're trying to educate and provide information to members of the public, so that they have an idea of what black people did in the war. Mainly for the young black people in the country." from Abi Ade-deji Telford's Black History Group
    Abi Ade-dejiTelford's Black History Group
  8. Police boss calls for body cameras for officers

    The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion says he wants officers in the region to be given body-worn cameras. 

    Police officer with body camera

    The cameras would gather evidence as the officer works, and are aimed at changing offender behaviour. 

    Several other forces, including Staffordshire Police and the Metropolitan force, already use the technology.  

  9. Latest: 'Disappointment' over pool closure; diet pills for sale on the web; low police morale

    Carlie Swain

    BBC Local Live

    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Shropshire:

    - Council group leader "disappointed" pool closure plans are still being considered

    - Diet pills that caused the death of a 21-year-old girl from Shropshire are being sold on "hidden" parts of the internet

    - One police officer in 10 say they're considering leaving the West Mercia force in the next two years

  10. Fire service calls for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new buildings

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    Shropshire's fire service is backing calls for sprinkler systems to be installed in all new buildings. 

    It's hosting a "sprinklers seminar" at Shrewsbury Town's stadium on Tuesday and say it's expecting over 80 people to turn up.  

    Firefighters tackling a blaze

    The fire service described sprinklers as being "like having a firefighter on permanent standby in every room" and points out that in Wales sprinklers are already compulsory in new buildings.

  11. Relationships counselling charity Relate closes in Shropshire

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    A Shrewsbury-based organisation that offers relationship counselling and support has closed.

    Relate Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Staffordshire was part of a federation of 50 groups linked with the national charity.

    Seventy two jobs are expected to go across the three counties.

    Family rowing

    A spokeswoman blamed financial difficulties and thanked staff, counsellors, trustees, volunteers and supporters, for what she called their "amazing" work over the years.

    Relate, nationally, says it's assessing how demand for services in the local area can best be met in future.

  12. Your photos: Autumn in Shropshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    You've been sending us your photos of Shropshire bathed in autumn sunshine and acorns! 

    If you've got pictures you'd like the share with the rest of the County you can email them to us, tweet or get in touch via our Facebook page.   

    Autumn Sunshine
    Autumnal acorns
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A530 Cheshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A530 Cheshire both ways severe accident, between A525 Whitchurch Road and Dodd's Green Lane.

    A530 Cheshire - A530 Whitchurch Road in Burleydam closed in both directions between the A525 Whitchurch Road junction and the Dodd's Green Lane junction, because of an accident.

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  14. Shrewsbury swimming pool plans 'fair'

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    Shropshire Council's scrutiny committee was looking today at whether it was fair for the authority to give people 12 months to put together a business plan to keep swimming facilities at the Quarry. 

    Shropshire Council has said its preferred option is to build a new pool and leisure centre out-of-town at Sundorne - a decision that's attracted a lot of criticism from local residents.

    Quarry swimming Pool

    Today's committee has now decided that the option offered by the council to give those who want to keep the pool at the Quarry 12 months to put together a case, was fair.  

  15. Latest: Calls to look again Shrewsbury pool are rejected; diet pills that killed Shrewsbury teenager still being sold on the net

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in Shropshire this afternoon: 

    - Calls for a rethink on plans to build to build a new pool outside of Shrewsbury are turned down

    -  Diet pills that killed a Shrewsbury teenager are still being sold on "hidden" parts of the internet

    - Morale among police officers in West Mercia is improving, but three quarters of officers say it's still a problem in the force

  16. Shrews defender Dom Smith back back in town

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury Town's Dom Smith says he bears no grudges against the club's former manager Micky Mellon for sending him out on loan to Barrow.

    Smith has been brought back early by new boss, Paul Hurst, and is determined to prove his worth.  

    Dom Smith
    Quote Message: He [Mellon] gave me my league debut and he put a lot of trust in me, last season, even when we were fighting to stay up. I'll always have a massive respect for him. It wasn't my decision to go on loan, but it's done me the world of good. I'm happy I went on loan, but disappointed that I couldn't contribute to my side here."