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  1. Updates from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with news, sport, travel and weather updates on Monday.

  2. Celebrations for centre for children with autism

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    A Shropshire centre for children with autism has celebrated its 10th anniversary today by officially opening two new classrooms.

    Options Higford currently has space for 25 young people, but says demand for places is constantly increasing.

    Classroom opening

    The centre, near Shifnal, also marked the day with activities for the children and a large birthday cake.

    Games
  3. Sensory 5k run to be held in Telford

    Kate Tebby

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    A "Use Your Senses" five-kilometre run is taking place in Telford Town Park tomorrow morning, in aid of Guide Dogs.

    Fundraisers will go through five zones, designed to stimulate the senses, including the sound of a live steel drum band, the smell of mint scented bubbles, and the taste of candyfloss.

    Use your senses logo

    It's only been held once before, in Glasgow, and 330 people have already signed up to take part.

  4. Weather: A wet weekend for the West Midlands

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    We're in for some rain this weekend, but it should stay mostly dry tonight.

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC weather forecast for the West Midlands
  5. Shropshire Council sees 'limited basis' for adopting 20mph limits in towns

    There is a "limited basis" for introducing a 20mph speed limit across Shropshire's towns and villages, Shropshire Council has said.

    Campaigners who want to see the reduced speed limit introduced are holding a conference in Shrewsbury tomorrow and argue it would cut the number of deaths and serious injuries on the roads.

    Police accident sign

    But, the council says the majority of those accidents happen on rural roads and that 20mph limits work better in urban areas than largely rural counties like Shropshire.

    It also said it is against the idea of introducing speed humps, because there is "mixed evidence of their effectiveness", but that if there is strong support for a 20mph limit, then it would consider the possibility.

  6. Man hurt in A41 crash has serious injuries

    Tracey Higgins

    BBC Local Live

    The ambulance service says the driver taken to hospital after a crash on the A41 this afternoon was a man in his 60s.

    He is said to be suffering multiple injuries after the collison between a car and a lorry between Hinstock and the Tern Hill island.

  7. Your photos: Wrekin covered in cloud and cat dodges the rain

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's always good to see photos of the Wrekin and Andy from Telford shared this photo of it covered in cloud this afternoon.

    The Wrekin

    We've also seen this picture of a cat having a doze, while avoiding the showers.

    Cat in box
  8. Man fined for setting snare which caught neighbour's cat

    A man from Morda who admitted setting a home-made snare trap which injured a neighbour's pet cat, has been fined and given a ban from keeping animals.

    The RSPCA, which brought the prosecution against 40-year-old Michael Anitt, said he did it because he didn't like his neighbours' cats coming into his garden.

    Cat and snare

    The cat, called Jeremy, was found meowing in pain and the charity said he could have been killed if the snare had caught him around the neck.

    He has since made a full recovery, after receiving treatment from a vet.

    Anitt was fined £406 at Telford Magistrates' Court and ordered to pay costs of £300 and a £41 victim's surcharge.

    Quote Message: Poor Jeremy had got caught around his torso and the more he tried to free himself, the tighter the snare got around him. He simply wasn’t able to get free. For over 12 hours Jeremy struggled and by the time he was found by his worried owners, he was clearly in a lot of distress." from Phil Lewis RSPCA inspector
    Phil LewisRSPCA inspector
  9. Football: On-loan midfielder learning from Shrewsbury experience

    James Bond

    Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

    Norwich midfielder Ben Godfrey has come to Shrewsbury to gain some first-team experience and he believes he's learning a lot from his spell here.

    And he told us there's a good atmosphere in the dressing room at the moment, with the team flying at the top of League One.

    Video content

    Video caption: On-loan midfielder Godfrey learning from Shrewsbury experience
  10. Graphic artist to appear at Telford comics event

    The Shrewsbury graphic artist Charlie Adlard, famous for his work on the Walking Dead comic, is going to be the star guest at a comic-themed event in Telford next month.

    Charlie Adlard

    The national Comics Laureate will be asked to judge a fancy dress competition at Telford and Wrekin Council's Southwater library and there will also be Manga-drawing workshops and Lego classes for the younger visitors.

    The event is being held on Saturday 7 October.

  11. Man injured in A41 crash

    Andrew Hewkin

    Newsreader, BBC Shropshire

    A man has been injured in a crash involving a lorry and a car on the A41 in north Shropshire.

    It happened at Rose Hill, between Hinstock and the Tern Hill island at 13:45.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A41 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A41 Shropshire both ways severe accident, at A529 Chester Road.

    A41 Shropshire - A41 in Hinstock closed and slow traffic at the A529 Chester Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Football: Shrewsbury expecting interest in players

    Shrewsbury Town's manager Paul Hurst says he's prepared to get some interest in his players from bigger clubs, after their incredible start to the league season.

    They are unbeaten after 10 games and sit four points clear at the top of the table, but Hurst insists "no-one's for sale".

    Paul Hurst

    Shrewsbury themselves signed 14 players over the summer, many of them from clubs in the lower leagues.

    Quote Message: We don't need to sell anyone, we're trying to build something. So with that in mind if there is ever interest, someone's going to have to come with proper offers." from Paul Hurst Shrewsbury Town manager
    Paul HurstShrewsbury Town manager
  14. Ice hockey: Tigers prepare to face old foe

    Telford Tigers are back in league action this weekend and travel to the north east to play Billingham Stars tomorrow, before a home match against an old foe - the Solihull Barons.

    The two teams have been close rivals over the years and the Tigers got the upper hand then they met in the league earlier in the month.

    Tigers fans

    Tigers will have new signing Warren Tait available, after the forward re-signed for them yesterday.

  15. Speed campaigner accuses council of 'silence'

    A Church Stretton speed campaigner has accused Shropshire Council of being "silent" on the idea of 20mph speed limits.

    Tomorrow, a conference organised by the 20's Plenty for us group will hear call for 20mph limits in a number of towns in the county, to reduce the number of serious and fatal accidents, but Professor John Whitelegg said the proposals hadn't even been discussed at the local authority.

    Shropshire Council

    Shropshire Council has said previously that it would consider bids to introduce 20mph speed limits.

    Quote Message: Shropshire is silent, Shropshire is not doing anything. There has been no report to council, no council debate, no investigation, nothing." from Professor John Whitelegg Speed campaigner
    Professor John WhiteleggSpeed campaigner
  16. Commitment to thorough hospital consultation

    Elaine Muir

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The chair of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust board says any public consultation into the future of care must go further than simply fulfilling a legal obligation.

    An early draft of documents, setting out plans for will the future of hospital care, should be put to the public at the end of October, with the consultation expected to last 14 weeks.

    PRH A&E

    Peter Latchford said he hoped that the consultation would go over and above the statutory requirements and give the public the opportunity to properly test the ideas doctors nurses and experts had come up.

  17. Questions raised over effectiveness of 20mph speed limits

    The effectiveness of 20mph speed limits in town centres has been questioned by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion.

    He said earlier this year that drivers are more likely to respond to changes in the road layout and that a blanket 20mph limit in town centres would require extra resources to enforce.

    John Campion

    David Perridge from the Safer Roads Partnership also voiced concerns, saying he supports the idea in principle, but only if it is combined with other traffic calming measures.

    And he said that if the speed limits have to be enforced by speed cameras, then it proved they are not working.

    Quote Message: All the guidelines say that the council should get it right in the first place and bring it down, bring the speeds down so it regulates itself." from David Perridge Safer Roads Partnership
    David PerridgeSafer Roads Partnership