- Telford tax payers consulted on proposed increase
- Hospital staff monitored for stress, as re-organisation plans wait to be signed off
- Shrewsbury Town and AFC Telford United set to announce more signings
- Updates on Friday 6 January
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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.
The recent cold snap seems to be over and we're forecast some slightly warmer temperatures this weekend - reaching 9C (48F) in places.
There is a chance of some mist and fog in places too.
A stowaway cat who travelled 200 miles away from his home has been fostered.
Boss was found meowing in the back of a van in Swanscombe, Kent, on 20 December. It's thought he crawled into the vehicle in Telford or Birmingham.
A big social media campaign followed to find his owner with thousands of people sharing a video but no one has come forward to claim him.
It's hoped he will be found a new permanent home soon.
Shrewsbury travel to Swindon this weekend after adding three new faces in the transfer window.
Jack Grimmer and Olly Lancashire are both out after picking up injuries over Christmas, but Paul Hurst has high hopes for his new recruits and has been talking to us about the two latest ones - Alex Rodman and Freddie Ladapo.
A weak pound in the wake of the Brexit vote might be harming some industries, but dairy farmers seem to be benefiting.
Andrew Bebb, who farms outside Shrewsbury, says sterling's performance against the Euro means it's more expensive for milk processors to import milk.
Meanwhile, it also makes British-produced milk and dairy products more competitive price-wise on the continent
Mr Bebb says he expects milk prices to continue to rise in the coming months.Copyright: BBC
The campaign group Dignity in Dying is supporting Shropshire's Noel Conway, who is seeking a judicial review of the 1961 Suicide Act.
He has motor neurone disease, says he fears becoming "entombed" in his body as his muscles gradually weaken.
Mr Conway, wants a doctor to be able to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates.
A terminally ill man from Shropshire has begun a new legal challenge for the right to die, the first since MPs voted against a change in the law.
Noel Conway, who's 67, has motor neurone disease and wants to be helped by a doctor to end his life when his health deteriorates.Copyright: FERGUS WALSH/ BBC
Mr Conway can't walk, needs help with eating and breathing and has been told he has less than a year to live, so he wants a doctor to be able prescribe a lethal dose, when life becomes intolerable.
The supreme court rejected a similar legal challenge three years ago and parliament has also rejected proposals to allow assisted dying.
Our top stories this afternoon:
- Muller plans further increase to the amount it pays farmers for their milk
- Council can make "no promises" over redundancies
- Shrewsbury and Telford add more players in January transfer window
Telford Tigers return to action after their extended Christmas break tomorrow, when they travel to face title-rivals Milton Keynes Lightning.
The Tigers are six points clear at the top of the English Premier League table, but their opponents have a game in hand on them, so a win for Milton Keynes could see that big lead disappear.Copyright: Steve Brodie
Tigers head coach is aware his side need to come out of the blocks quickly and has had the players training for a full week, to make sure they are ready.Quote Message: It has been nice to have the break and we might be a bit sluggish to start, but the guys have blown the cobwebs away in training this week." from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers head coach
Muller isn't the only dairy company increasing the amount it pays farmers for their milk - the other big players are also doing it and Hanwood dairy farmer Andrew Bebb says it comes down to supply and demand.
He explained that low milk prices in the past have led some farmers to cut production or leave the business altogether, causing a supply-shortage - and the dairy companies are having to pay more as a result, up to 40 pence a litre in some cases, in the run-up to Christmas.Copyright: BBC
Muller will be paying its dairy farmers a little more for their milk, starting next month.
The Market Drayton-based company will be paying just over a penny a litre more, saying it wants to pay a competitive milk price to farmers.Copyright: BBC
It increased the amount it pays them by 2.5p per litre at the beginning of the year and says its suppliers have seen their milk price increase by an average of 45% since the start of October.
The latest rise means farmers will get 27.5 pence per litre from next month.
There could be more job-losses at Telford and Wrekin Council, the councillor responsible for finances has warned.
The authority is looking at ways to save between £25m and £30m from its annual budget and Lee Carter has said it always had to "review the position in terms of our workforce".Copyright: Telford and Wrekin Council
Mr Carter says the council has cut 1,200 posts since 2010 and that it had tried hard to reduce the impact through voluntary redundancies and "moving people around", but he couldn't make any promises for the future.Quote Message: We'll do as much as we can to make sure that the effects of this austerity and the savings we have to make has as little impact as possible on our workforce, who day after day come into work and try to deliver for the people of Telford." from Lee Carter Telford and Wrekin Council
Shrewsbury Town's new loan-signing Freddie Ladapo hasn't been at the club very long, but he knows a little bit about League One, having spent the early part of the season on loan at Oldham.
And he is confident Shrewsbury can stay up.
Our headlines this afternoon:
- "No promises" over redundancies at Telford and Wrekin Council
- Optimism over future of power station site
- Shrewsbury Town and AFC Telford United bring in fresh faces
Journalist, BBC Shropshire
AFC Telford United have added to their squad by signing 18-year-old midfielder Tony Donaldson on a month's-loan from Doncaster Rovers.
He'd recently joined Rovers on an 18-month contract.Copyright: Doncaster Rovers