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Andy Giddings

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A49 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between The Bank and Station Road.

    A49 Shropshire - A49 Main Road in Longnor closed in both directions between The Bank junction and the Station Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Our live coverage across the day

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

  3. Your photos: Beautiful Bridgnorth

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    We've shared quite a few photos of Shropshire today, but we had to get these in too.


    They've been taken by a BBC member of staff in Bridgnorth this afternoon.

  4. Temporary homes found for bungalow fire victims

    The housing association responsible for three bungalows damaged by a fire early this morning says it has found temporary accommodation for the tenants.

    Firemen outside bungalows

    Earlier this afternoon a woman's body was found in one of the bungalows.

    Police say the cause doesn't appear suspicious at this stage.

  5. Watch: Weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Cloud will thicken overnight bringing outbreaks of light rain and drizzle and a strengthening breeze . As a result, it will be much milder and should stay frost free for all - lows of 4C (39F).

    Tomorrow will be a largely cloudy, damp and windy day.

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  6. Much Wenlock church could hold more surprises

    Ian Perry

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    When archaeologists found the remains of a pig and other animals buried beside the Greek Orthodox church in Much Wenlock, they were pleased with what they'd uncovered.

    But it now appears the site could have been much more significant.

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    Video caption: A Greek Orthodox church in Much Wenlock could once have been the site of a larger church
  7. Water main replaced ahead of schedule

    Andrew Hewkin

    Newsreader, BBC Shropshire

    A water main replacement in north Shropshire has been completed ahead of schedule. 

    Severn Trent says Moreton Street in Prees will fully reopen by tomorrow, nearly a week earlier than planned.

    Moreton Street

    Engineers have been replacing a 12in (30cm) water main which had burst a number of times in recent years.

  8. BreakingPolice confirm woman died in bungalows fire

    The police have now confirmed a woman's body has been found in one of the bungalows which caught fire in Bucknell this morning.

    Formal identification is yet to take place, but they say the body is believed to be that of the female owner of the house.

    The coroner has been informed.

    Bungalow fire
  9. Dispute over academy plans for Bishop’s Castle Primary School

    South Shropshire Journal

    A dispute has broken out over the future of Bishop’s Castle Primary School, as a public meeting has been called to discuss the options.

  10. Your photos: Sunshine over Shropshire countryside

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Yesterday's stormy clouds and high winds are a thing of the past and we've been treated to some beautiful blue skies over Shropshire today.

    Here are two more of the photos shared by the BBC Weather Watchers.

    Fields in the sun
    Fields near Ludlow
  11. Ice hockey: Tigers look for big crowd against Bees

    BBC Sport

    Telford Tigers are hoping to draw over 1,000 fans for their home match against Bracknell Bees on Saturday night.

    They could clinch the league title tomorrow, if Milton Keynes Lightning fail to win their match, and are guaranteed the trophy if they win both matches against the Bees this weekend.

    Telford Tigers fans

    The last time the Tigers got over 1,000 fans was the end-of-season playoffs last year.

  12. Your questions: Is Weston Park in Shropshire or Staffordshire?

    Sharon Hartwell used 'Your Questions' to ask: "Why is Weston Park always advertised as being in Shropshire when it is actually in Staffordshire?" 

    Weston Park

    It's quite the puzzle, Weston Park's own website , according to its address, is in Shropshire with a Telford postcode.  

    Its main phone number is also a Telford area code.

    Boundary map

    Looking on this Shropshire Council boundary map , it would seem Weston Park is half inside the boundary and half outside. 

    Everything to the left of the blue line is within Shropshire's boundary.

    So I guess in answer to your question, it is both.

  13. More arrests following Shrewsbury drugs raid

    Police now say four people have been arrested after a drugs raid by armed police in Shrewsbury. 

    Two men from the town and another from Liverpool, plus a woman, were detained on suspicion of intending to supply drugs.

    Police jacket

    Armed officers closed Castle Gates during the raid last night, after which searches were carried out of the surrounding area.

  14. Football: Telford thank Shrewsbury Town for goalkeeping help

    BBC Sport

    AFC Telford United and Shrewsbury Town don't regularly trade players, so Callum Burton's loan move down the M54 has come as a bit of a surprise.

    And Telford have made a point of publicly thanking their neighbours, after losing their goalkeeper Matt Urwin to injury.

    Callum Burton

    Telford also said they were "really pleased to see the relationship between the two clubs growing well".

  15. Bungalows fire not thought to be suspicious

    The fire which damaged three bungalows in Bucknell early this morning is not believed to be suspicious, the police say.

    A woman remains unaccounted for after the fire and three people were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

    Bucknell fire

    Police and the fire service have now started their investigation into the cause of the fire.

  16. Glass sculpture at hospital damaged by Storm Doris

    A glass sculpture outside the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has been damaged by yesterday's storms.

    It was one of two donated by sculptor Tony Roberts following treatment for a serious illness in 2013.

    It's made up of two glass pillars engraved with words from conversations between patients and their loved ones.

    Before and after photos of damaged sculpture

    The damage, outside a counselling centre for people diagnosed with cancer, was discovered this morning.

    Mr Roberts says he will try to make a replacement.

  17. Work to start on converting Newport hotel into flats

    Newport Advertiser

    Newport's landmark Royal Victoria Hotel will be given a new lease of life after plans to convert it into flats got the green light.