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Summary

  1. Man jailed for at least 20 years for teen's murder
  2. Woman jailed for stalking and impersonating police officer
  3. Shrewsbury residents question school places after latest planning decisions
  4. Out-of-date passport "missed three times"
  5. Free nursery places among worst funded in England
  6. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

Live Reporting

By Caroline Gall

All times stated are UK

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  1. FA Cup: Telford start FA Cup at home to Barwell

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    AFC Telford United's FA Cup campaign will start with a home game.

    In the draw for the second qualifying round, they've been paired with Barwell, a Leicestershire-based side who play a division below the Bucks in the Northern Premier League.

    Bucks Head
  2. FA Cup: Haughmond drawn away to Boston United

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Haughmond FC have been rewarded with an away tie against Boston United after reaching the second qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

    Their opponents are a former football league side who play in the same division as Telford and they get crowds of around 1,000, so the Shropshire side will hope for a healthy amount of gate money.

  3. Charity raises £10,000 at V Festival

    The charity Village Water says says it raised more than £10,000 at the V festival last month.

    The Shrewsbury-based organisation provides safe water and sanitation for communities in rural Africa.

    V Festival

    Village Water had more than 100 volunteers at the event, helping campers by renting trolleys and offering a plastic bottle exchange, as glass bottles weren't allowed on the festival site.

  4. More roadworks on Bridgnorth bypass

    BBC News Travel

    A new phase of the ongoing roadworks on the Bridgnorth bypass starts tonight.

    It will involve resurfacing the Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts.

    The A458 itself is then being resurfaced from Wednesday evening, when night-time closures also come into effect.

  5. Jail adds more than 5,000 days to prisoners' sentences

    Around 5,000 days were added to the sentences of inmates at Stoke Heath Prison last year, because of their bad behaviour.

    The figures come from The Howard League prison reform charity, which says the practice of adding to sentences needs to stop, because it is adding extra pressure to the system.

    Stoke Heath

    Stoke Heath contains around 750 inmates and handed out more days for bad behaviour than HMP Birmingham, which houses roughly twice that number.

    Quote Message: It is feeding the problem of an over-crowded, over-stretched prison system." from Andrew Neilson Howard League
    Andrew NeilsonHoward League
  6. Football: Haughmond manager wants Salford cup tie

    The manager of Haughmond FC, Matt Burton, says he wants to draw Salford City in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

    He is a Manchester United fan and would love the chance to go up against the team funded and run by ex-United stars like Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.

    Matt Burton

    This is the furthest Haughmond have ever come in the competition and they got there with a shock 3-2 win over Matlock from the Northern Premier League.

    And Burton said that at this stage of the competition he will be happy whoever he gets.

    Quote Message: I would love Salford City away, or Telford - anyone really." from Matt Burton Haughmond FC manager
    Matt BurtonHaughmond FC manager
  7. New college principal looks for alternative partnerships

    James Bond

    BBC Shropshire

    The new principal of North Shropshire College says it's no bad thing that a merger with Reese Heath College in Cheshire fell through.

    The two colleges accepted the merger wasn't going to happen after failing to win financial support from the government.

    Ian Clinton

    Ian Clinton, who officially takes up his post today, says he'll be looking for a variety of alternative partnerships instead.

  8. Football: Shrewsbury manager frustrated by Rodman

    Alex Rodman was on the score sheet again at the weekend, as Shrewsbury Town beat Gillingham 2-1 away from home, but manager Paul Hurst says the winger can be frustrating on occasions.

    He said the player was "in his own little world" at times, but said that's something he has to live with when he puts Rodman on the pitch, knowing he can pop up with important goals.

    Paul Hurst

    Hurst added that Rodman had "promised me goals" and that, so far, he has lived up to that promise.

    Quote Message: I put him out there, I've got to live with it, but I may be looking for some of my other players to lead and get hold of him and make sure he's in the right position." from Paul Hurst Shrewsbury Town manager
    Paul HurstShrewsbury Town manager
  9. Future of Telford food festival undecided

    Around 6,000 people visited the Telfood Feastival event in Telford town park over the weekend.

    The food festival is organised by the same company which puts on the Shrewsbury Food Festival and the Shropshire Kids Festival, Shropshire Festivals.

    Telford food festival

    It is the second year the event has been held and numbers were slightly down on last year, after bad weather on Sunday.

    Shropshire Festivals haven't decided if the festival will return next year.

  10. Ice hockey: Tigers begin life in new league with wins

    Telford Tigers had a thrilling opening-night victory over Sheffield Steeldogs on Saturday, eventually winning the game on penalties after the two sides finished level at 3-3.

    And they followed that up with a more comfortable 5-2 win away to the Nottingham Lions.

    Tigers vs Steeldogs

    It was a mixed weekend for the division two side though - they lost their opening match 8-1 away to Altrincham Aces, but bounced back with a 16-1 win at home to the Deeside Dragons second team.

  11. Football: Haughmond seek 'big name' after FA Cup shock win

    BBC Shropshire

    Shropshire side Haughmond are hoping for a big name in the FA Cup draw this lunchtime after their win in the first qualifying round.

    The amateurs pulled off a shock on Saturday as the Midland Football League side beat Matlock from the Northern Premier League 3-2 at the Shrewsbury Sports Village.

    The next stage of the draw sees the National North teams come in.

  12. Huge £1.2m conservation project starting on Ironbridge

    Carlie Swain

    BBC Local Live

    Work to surround the Ironbridge in Shropshire in scaffolding starts today.

    It's all part of a £1.2m restoration project by English Heritage, which the charity describes as its "single largest conservation project to date".

    An engineer abseiling down the bridge to perform a condition check

    The work is needed because, they say, some of the ironwork is showing signs of cracking due to factors including a 19th Century earthquake.

    Scaffolding is needed before conservation work can start later this autumn.

  13. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cloudy start with some bursts of rain and drizzle it should be a largely dry day with some bright spells this afternoon and highs of 20C (68F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A422 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A422 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between Withybed Lane and Cockshot Lane.

    A422 Worcestershire - A422 in Inkberrow closed in both directions between the Withybed Lane junction and the Cockshot Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A49 Shropshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Shropshire southbound severe accident, between A489 and B4368 Clun Road.

    A49 Shropshire - Slow traffic on A49 Shrewsbury Road southbound in Craven Arms between the A489 junction and the B4368 Clun Road junction, because of an accident earlier on and a fuel spillage. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe accident, between J5 for A5 and J6 for A518.

    M54 Shropshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M54 westbound between J5, A5 (Telford Central) and J6, A518 (Telford West), because of an accident.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe accident, at J6 for A518.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 exit slip road closed and queuing traffic westbound at J6, A518 (Telford West), because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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