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Summary

  1. Armed police hunt two men in Bridgnorth after car fails to stop
  2. More council-funded homes to be built in Telford
  3. Rod Stewart performs tonight at the Greenhous Meadow
  4. Updates from Wednesday 7 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening.

  2. Watch: Market looking for 'fresh blood'

    An indoor market in Oswestry has been celebrating its 60th birthday today, but according to one stall holder, Margaret Edwards, they could do with some fresh blood.

    Video content

    Video caption: Stall holders in Oswestry have been celebrating the 60th birthday of an indoor market
  3. Football: Five teenagers sign first Shrewsbury Town contracts

    BBC Sport

    Five teenagers have signed their first contracts at Shrewsbury Town.

    They are defenders Ryan Sears and Callum Roberts, midfielders Chris Gallagher and George Hughes, and striker John McAtee.

    Greenhous Meadow
  4. Watch: Your weather for tonight and tomorrow

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    For most places today has been dry and sunny - here's how tonight is looking and the start of Thursday.

    Keep updated with the BBC Weather website.

    Video content

    Video caption: Shefali Oza has your forecast
  5. Rod Stewart concert: Things you might need to know

    If you're going to see Rod Stewart at Shrewsbury Town's stadium tonight, you're being warned you can't take in food, drink, bottles, cans or cameras.

    Only cameras on mobile phones will be allowed and there will be catering vans inside and outside the stadium.

    Stage for Rod Stewart concert

    The show starts at 18:30 and is due to end at around 23:00 and people are being encouraged to walk or use park and ride services, because Oteley Road will be closed between the Meole Brace and Weeping Cross Roundabouts until midnight.

  6. Celebration for Oswestry market

    Oswestry's Country Market has celebrated its 60th birthday today.

    It runs in parallel with the town's regular market and there was a celebratory cake for stall-holders and shoppers.

    Cake
  7. More council-funded homes to be built in Telford

    A home-building scheme run by Telford and Wrekin Council, is being extended to Hadley.

    The council launched Nuplace last year, with the aim of building 400 affordable homes - Hadley joins Randley, Madeley and Dawley.

    Telford and Wrekin Council

    The new street being created will have 25 homes, which should be ready by 2018, and will be called Blossom Walk.

    The title was suggested by 10-year-old Owen Eggerton, who won a competition to name it.

  8. Cricket: Bears look to T20 warm-up games

    BBC Sport

    With no county championship games until 19 June, Warwickshire's one-day side will be getting some T20 practice this week, with two friendly games against Shropshire.

    The matches are being played back-to-back on Friday at Bridgnorth cricket club, with the first one starting at 11:00.

    Bridnorth cricket club

    The Bears are due to start their T20 Blast campaign away to Worcestershire on 7 July.

  9. Eyewitness describes police chase through centre of Bridgnorth

    A shopkeeper in Bridgnorth has described seeing a white car chased through the centre of Bridgnorth by the police.

    Abid Mustafa said, "I looked outside and this white car just went by shop at quite a good speed" and then described how he went the wrong way down two one-way streets.

    Police car

    The police carried out a search earlier with armed officers, and say they are still hunting for two men who were in the car.

    Quote Message: I was really, really, very worried because this time of day you've got lots of parents with their kids and elderly people and you know, with recent events in London and Manchester we're all on the edge." from Abid Mustafa Eyewitness
    Abid MustafaEyewitness
  10. Police record over 60 offences involving cars or bikes on pavements

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Online

    Police in Warwickshire and West Mercia have recorded 64 incidents of cars or bikes driving or riding on the pavements over the past five years.

    Figures released by the two forces show 24 of the 36 offences involving cars were reported in the Warwickshire area, the bulk of them in 2013-14.

    Car on pavement

    The statistics also show no real movement upward or downward.

  11. Football: Telford make double signing

    AFC Telford United have completed the double signing of the former Brackley Town utility player Jordan Gough and former Worcester City winger Chekaine Steele.

    New deals have also been agreed with Zak Lilly (pictured below), Jonathan Royle, Dan Westwood, and Paul McCone.

    Zak Lilly

    AFC Telford United have now completed 13 signings ahead of the new season.

  12. Cricket: Krikken blames wicket for final day collapses

    Shropshire director of cricket Karl Krikken said his side's struggles against Wales were partly down being forced to play on a "poor" wicket in Pontarddulais.

    They were able to escape with a draw, but not after losing 16 wickets on the final afternoon and Krikken said it was because rain water had been able to get under the covers and on to the pitch.

    Karl Krikken

    Shropshire's next matches will be two T20 friendlies against Birmingham Bears at Bridgnorth on Friday.

    Quote Message: It wasn’t the fault of the ground staff. They worked hard and they got us on. It was just basically a poor wicket due to the weather and water getting under the covers. It was deemed playable by the umpires and we had to play." from Karl Krikken Shropshire director of cricket
    Karl KrikkenShropshire director of cricket
  13. Your photos: Blue sky over Ludlow and Myddle

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've still got a fair amount of cloud over the county, but we're seeing some blue sky now.

    These photos were taken by BBC Weather Watchers near Ludlow (top) and Myddle (below).

    Hills over Ludlow
    Fields near Myddle
  14. Whitburn Street reopens after manhunt

    Whitburn Street in Bridgnorth is open again and armed officers have left the scene.

    They've been searching for two men after a vehicle failed to stop for a police car earlier this afternoon and had the street cordoned off, with people living and working there being told to stay inside their buildings.

    It's not clear yet if the two men have been located.

    Policeman outside shop
  15. People on Whitburn Street urged to stay indoors

    Whitburn Street remains cordoned off and officers have told people to stay inside their buildings.

    Armed officers are hunting two men whose car failed to stop for police earlier.

    Armed officers

    West Mercia Police says extra officers will be on patrol around the town while the search continues.

    Quote Message: We can't open our door and look out, because someone walked from one of the premises and the police told us to get back into our own premises very quickly." from Maggie Rogers Eyewitness
    Maggie RogersEyewitness
  16. Bridgnorth eyewitness describes police incident

    A woman with an office on Whitburn Street in Bridgnorth says she locked herself in when armed officers turned up this lunchtime.

    The police have part of the street cordoned off and armed officers are involved, but they have emphasised this incident is not terrorist-related.

    Bridgnorth

    Maggie Rogers said she saw a car race down the street in the wrong direction and that was quickly followed by the arrival of the police, and there are now officers with sniffer dogs searching the area.

    Quote Message: We initially thought it was a terrorist incident, but we were very reassured that we had police officers armed here as quickly as they were." from Maggie Rogers Eyewitness
    Maggie RogersEyewitness
  17. Police say Bridgnorth incident not terrorist related

    The incident in Bridgnorth is not terrorist-related, police say.

    They say officers are dealing with a vehicle which failed to stop for police after hitting another car on Bridgnorth High Street and a building in Waterloo Terrace.

    The officers are looking for two men who got out of the Peugeot when it stopped.

  18. BreakingPolice cordon off street in Bridgnorth

    Police have cordoned off part of Whitburn Street in Bridgnorth and armed officers have been seen.

    The ambulance service say they haven't been called.

  19. Whitchurch man faces jail after crash which killed Shrewsbury father

    Shropshire Star

    A 21-year-old Whitchurch man has been warned to expect a significant jail term after he admitted causing the death of a father-of-two from Shrewsbury (pictured below) by dangerous driving.

    Adrian Gammon
  20. General election: Green Party candidate wants to see more police

    The Green Party candidate for the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency has told a BBC Shropshire debate she wants to see more police officers on the beat.

    Emma Bullard also said the police and the NHS were working on the goodwill of public sector workers because of government cuts.

    Emma Bullard

    And responding to questions about security, Ms Bullard said her party would fund "more police officers on the streets to make those relationships in communities".

    Quote Message: Both the police and the health services are working on the goodwill of those public sector workers who are having to work extra shifts, who are having to lose days off, because of the cuts to front line staff." from Emma Bullard Green Party candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency
    Emma BullardGreen Party candidate for Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency