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Summary

  1. Hospitals come out in favour of moving emergency services to Shrewsbury
  2. Telford Tigers win appeal over play-off ban
  3. School takes pupils on virtual reality tour of the world
  4. Updates on Friday 27 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for A41 and J2 for A449.

    M54 Shropshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M54 eastbound between J3, A41 (Albrighton) and J2, A449 (Wolverhampton), because of an overturned horsebox.

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  2. Our coverage across the day

    That's it for our live updates today. We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.   

    Have a great weekend, whatever you have planned.

  3. Weather: Some rain overnight for Shropshire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    It's going to remain cold overnight, although it will remain just above freezing, and there could be some rain in places.

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  4. Worcestershire looks to follow Shropshire's lead on hip operations

    Health commissioners in Worcestershire are thinking of cutting the number of hip and knee operation, by only treating the most severe cases.

    It's a move criticised in several of today's national papers.

    It's also following in the footsteps of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which introduced similar measures in November 2015.

    The Royal College of Surgeons said Worcestershire's proposals have "no clinical justification", but Dr Julian Povey, the Clinical Chair of the Shropshire CCG said that while money pressures in Shropshire are an issue, it was done here "to make sure the right people get the right operation at the right time”.

    Hip xray

    Dr Povey also said: "There is no-one in Shropshire who would be denied an operation if they had a level of symptoms where they had severe pain or severe limitation of activity."

  5. Football: Positive injury news for Shrewsbury Town

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury Town's Ryan McGivern and Olly Lancashire, who both missed last week's win over Oldham, should be fit for tomorrow's game at Gillingham.

    Manager Paul Hurst is also hoping that Louis Dodds and Alex Rodman will be able to take part.

    But Ethan Jones is definitely ruled out.

    Shrewsbury Town
  6. Ice hockey: Tigers return to league action

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Telford Tigers are looking to put the disappointment of last weekend's cup-exit behind them, when they take on Swindon Wildcats tomorrow.

    They still lead the league by five points and will host Bracknell Bees on Sunday.

    Jason Silverthorn

    Head coach Tom Watkins says the players will have to keep their focus, with second-placed Milton Keynes Lightning having a game in hand, but he is pleased with the way the team is playing.

    Quote Message: We played pretty strong offensively last week and were solid defensively. I liked the look of our powerplay across the weekend and our penalty killing has been performing well." from Tom Watkins Telford Tigers head coach
    Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers head coach
  7. Shrewsbury relief road talks ‘very positive’ says councillor

    Shropshire Star

    Discussions with government officials over a business case for Shrewsbury’s North West Relief Road were “very positive” according to Shropshire Council.

  8. Cash boost for children's centre at hospital

    Nigel Dolman

    Reporter, BBC Shropshire

    A centre at Oswestry's orthopaedic hospital that helps children with mobility problems has received a financial boost this afternoon.

    Staff at Morris Lubricants and Morris Leisure have chosen the Movement Centre, based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt hospital, as one of their adopted charities and have donated £5,000.

    RJAH

    The centre, which was set up in 1996, works with children from across the UK.  

  9. Football: Montgomery to play final game for Bucks

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Tomorrow's away game at Stalybridge Celtic could be James Montgomery's last game for AFC Telford United.

    James Montgomery

    Gateshead have made an offer for the goalkeeper and it appears a deal will be struck in the coming days. 

    The Bucks boss Rob Smith says the player himself wants to go.

  10. Your photos: Ironbridge in the frost

    BBC Midlands Today

    BBC Midlands Today have chosen this photo by Stephen Davis as their "photo of the day".

    Iron bridge
  11. Headlines: Hospitals back Shrewsbury for emergency care centre; council warning to utilities; Tigers win play-off appeal

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Our headlines this evening:

    - Hospitals come out in favour of moving emergency care to Shrewsbury

    - Shropshire Council warns utility companies over failure to carry out work on roads correctly

    - Telford Tigers win battle to play in end-of-season play-offs

  12. Council threatens legal action against utility companies

    Shropshire Council is warning utility companies carrying out work on the county's roads that they'll face possible legal action if they breach the terms of their highways permits, or fail to carry out work safely.

    Shropshire Council

    Last year BT was taken to court by the council and fined £10,000 after concerns were raised about work it carried out on Soulton Road in Wem.

    In response, BT Openreach said; "We had around 2,500 jobs in Shropshire during 2016 the vast majority or work is completed without a hitch. Our work in Wem fell short of our usual high standards and we apologise for that."

  13. Ice hockey: Tigers win appeal over playoff ban

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Telford Tigers will be able to play in the end-of-season playoffs, after talks with the chairman of the English Ice Hockey Association.

    They had been banned by the EPL from competing this year, as punishment for going into liquidation earlier in the season, but Ken Taggart agreed that the rule had been brought in after the Tigers financial troubles - and shouldn't be applied retrospectively.

    Tigers fans

    Mr Taggart said that strict penalties would be imposed from next season onwards.

  14. Work starts to demolish former pub near Market Drayton

    Market Drayton Advertiser

    Demolition work has started to replace a former pub near Market Drayton with new homes.

    Demolition at pub
  15. Hospitals come out in favour of emergency care move

    The NHS trust running the hospitals in Shrewsbury and Telford has come out publicly in favour of moving emergency services to Shrewsbury.

    That idea has always been criticised by anti-cuts campaigners and Telford politicians, who want emergency care in both parts of the county.

    Two A&Es

    The trust says its plan would deliver better-staffed and more robust care, and that opponents are ignoring the views of doctors.

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    Video caption: The Ironbridge power station cooling towers are "too costly" to maintain