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  1. Remembrance events held around the county
  2. Shropdoc gets funding for new rural health service
  3. Two new aircraft delivered to RAF Cosford museum
  4. Updates on Friday 11 November 2016

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By Andy Giddings

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  1. 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.

    Whatever you have planned this weekend have a good one.

  2. Coming up on TV: West Midlands pays tribute on Armistice Day; preparations for Children in Need

    On Midlands Today this evening we'll have powerful scenes from Armistice Day services across the West Midlands, as well as an update on Children in Need.

    That and more on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

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    Video caption: Join Nick Owen on BBC One at 1830
  3. Weather: More rain to come in Shropshire

    BBC Weather

    We're due some more rain in the county, lasting into tomorrow morning.

    But it should clear away over the weekend and Sunday should be cloudy, but dry.

    This photo was taken by one of the BBC Weather Watchers near Gobowen this afternoon.

    Field near Gobowen
  4. Shropshire firefighter to play for England

    A Ludlow firefighter has been picked to play rugby for England's fire service in a match against Wales.

    It's the third year in a row that 26-year-old George Jacks has been selected for the game, which will be played in Newport in front of an expected 5,000 spectators.

    George Jacks

    Jacks plays at flanker for Ludlow Rugby Club and will wear the number six shirt when he represents his country on 25 November.

    Quote Message: Unfortunately we have lost every time I’ve played but hopefully this time it will be third time lucky and we will win." from George Jacks Ludlow rugby player/fireman
    George JacksLudlow rugby player/fireman
  5. Football: TNS head to Scotland for cup tie

    BBC Sport

    The New Saints travel up to Scotland this weekend to take on Livingston in the Irn Bru Cup.

    The competition was opened up to teams from Wales and Northern Ireland this year and TNS are the sole remaining non-Scottish side left in the tournament.


    Their Scottish League One opponents were forced to play a replay against Crusaders of Northern Ireland in the previous round, after fielding an ineligible player.

  6. Broseley's last bank closing its doors

    South Shropshire Journal

    The last bank left in Broseley will close its doors for the final time next year.

    Lloyds Bank
  7. Police plan to deport thieves

    Police have revealed they will work to deport two Romanian nationals jailed for a string of distraction thefts.

    Bogdan Vranceanu, 31, and Atena Calin, 20, both of no fixed abode, were sentenced to six months and three months respectively after admitting five counts of theft each.

    Between 13 September and 26 September this year, 10 people had purses stolen while shopping in supermarkets in Shrewsbury, Malvern, Droitwich, Leominster, Kidderminster, Evesham and Hereford.  

    West Mercia Police Det Seg Julie Shephard called the pair "skilled fraudsters". 

    Bogdan Vranceanu and Atena Calin
  8. Two new aircraft arrive at RAF museum

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The RAF Cosford museum has got two new aircraft on display.

    The German Messerschmitt and the Tiger Moth are the first of six new planes being transferred there from its sister-museum in London, which is having a reorganisation.

    Messerschmitt arrives at museum

    Both planes were driven up on the back of lorries and are now on display in one of the hangars.

    The remaining aircraft are due to arrive before Christmas.

    Tiger Moth II
  9. Headlines: Armistice Day commemorations; funding for rural health service; museum gets two new planes

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our headlines this evening:

    - Shropshire marks Armistice Day with ceremonies around the county

    - Shropdoc given £75,000 to fund new rural health service

    - Two new aircraft delivered to RAF Cosford museum

  10. Your photos: Chilly weather for Armistice Day

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    We've had some chilly weather for Armistice Day, as you can see in this photo by one of the BBC Weather Watchers, taken near Shrewsbury this morning.

    Poppies in field

    We've also seen some beautiful blue skies overhead.

    Cross near Church Stretton
  11. Shifnal man has poppy painted on hair

    Kevin Turley from Shifnal wanted to do something special to mark Armistice Day this year.

    So he had his head shaved and then got a picture of a poppy painted on, to show his support for the Royal British Legion and raise some money for the charity.

    Kevin Turley

    Mr Turley, an independent councillor for Shifnal, shaved his head last year to raise money for Severn Hospice, in memory of his father, and decided he wanted to do something similar again this year.

    The hair has now grown over and he also revealed that some of the dye rubbed off in his sleep.

    Quote Message: The night after the head shave the loose red dye came off on the pillow. It looked like I'd been attacked by an axe-murderer in the night." from Kevin Turley
    Kevin Turley
  12. Ice Hockey: McEwen challenged to make step up

    BBC Sport

    Telford Tigers will look to build on their six-point lead at the top of the English Premier League this weekend, with matches at home to Bracknell Bees tomorrow and away to Peterborough Phantoms on Sunday.

    Tigers head coach Tom Watkins is challenging young forward Corey McEwen to keep up his scoring form.

    McEwen celebrates goal

    McEwen scored four goals last weekend, including a last-minute overtime winner over Milton Keynes Lightning.

    Quote Message: It was a remarkable weekend for Corey, and he’s a great kid who has come in here, worked hard and is in great shape. He has got the skills to put up good numbers and is very hard to play against, but of course consistency is a big factor for the young guys." from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers head coach
    Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers head coach
  13. Funding for new rural health service

    The GP cooperative that runs an out-of-hours health advice line in Shropshire, has been given £75,000 for a new project.

    Shropdoc will spend the money on a new daytime service, providing help for patients in rural areas.

    It's working with the Powys Teaching Health Board to support GPs' surgeries.

    Shropdoc worker
    Quote Message: This is our venture into daytime work to try to support people who live in rural areas." from Joanne Harding Director of transformation at Shropdoc
    Joanne HardingDirector of transformation at Shropdoc
  14. Tennis: Shrewsbury finalists decided

    BBC Sport

    Petra Krejsova of the Czech Republic will play Switzerland's Tess Sugnaux in the final of the Aegon Pro Circuit tournament at the Shrewsbury Club tomorrow.

    Krejsova beat Hong Kong's Ling Zhang earlier, while Sugnaux defeated the 1999 Wimbledon semi-finalist Alexandra Stevenson from the USA.

    Tess Sugnaux

    Shrewsbury's Lauren McMinn features in doubles final at 16.30 this afternoon, her first ITF final.

  15. Telford businessman wins £720 on bet that Clinton would become president

    Shropshire Star

    A Telford businessman who bet on Hillary Clinton making it to the White House is thanking his lucky stars after winning a £720 payout despite her defeat by Donald Trump.

    Hilary Clinton
  16. Headlines: Services to mark Armistice Day; families raise money for surgery; goalkeeper returns for Shrewsbury

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our headlines this afternoon:

    - Two-minute silence observed across Shropshire to mark Armistice Day

    - Two families raise money to send children for life-changing nerve-surgery

    - Halstead to return for Shrewsbury Town