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  1. Consultation starts on hospitals revamp

    BBC Midlands Today

    A public consultation starts today into a plan to radically overhaul services at two Shropshire hospitals.

    Artist's impression of the planned Emergency Centre in Shrewsbury

    Health bosses say the way the Royal Shrewsbury and Telford's Princess Royal are currently set up means people aren't getting the best care possible.

    They want to rearrange services so that rather than both hospitals offering the majority of services, one becomes home to emergency care and the other the base for planned care, such as surgery.

    The consultation is giving people the option of either picking the Shrewsbury or Telford site to be the base for A&E and runs for the next 14 weeks.

  2. Wet forecast for Wednesday

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    After plenty of sunshine yesterday, today's seeing a change with a potentially quite wet forecast for parts of the region:

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    Video caption: Charlie Slater

    If you want to get a latest weather forecast for your part of the West Midlands at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

  3. Conmen pose as police officers in cash scam

    Conmen are posing as police officers to dupe people out of cash.

    West Mercia Police is urging Telford residents not to be fooled after a spate of incidents.


    One scam saw a fake policeman demanding cash to have a relative released from custody.

    In another, a conman claimed a bank account had been hacked and needed money transferring to an account set up by the scammers.

  4. Jobs lost as dairy announces closures

    The dairy firm Arla is closing its cheese packing plant in Malpas and transferring the work to Oswestry.

    The Danish dairy group is also closing a cheddar production unit and creamery in Denbighshire.

    About 150 jobs are likely to be lost as part of the cost-cutting programme.

    Arla plant in Denbighshire
  5. BreakingShrewsbury agree compensation package over Hurst

    BBC Shropshire

    Earlier we reported that Paul Hurst was in talks with Ipswich after Shrewsbury Town "reluctantly" gave him permission. Well, the deal has been done - and he's on his way to Suffolk.

    The two clubs have agreed a compensation package for the remaining period of Hurst's contract.

    Paul Hurst

    There's been persistent speculation from before the play-offs that Ipswich were homing in on Hurst.

    Quote Message: I think we were all bracing ourselves because of all the speculation. While I'm not saying it's a surprise, it is still disappointing. Less than 24-hours after what happened on Sunday and to get a call from the agent rather than Ipswich was probably more disappointing. It's been on the cards for the last couple of weeks, no matter what [the result]. from Brian Caldwell Shrewsbury's chief executive
    Brian CaldwellShrewsbury's chief executive
  6. Hurst to begin talks with Ipswich

    BBC Shropshire

    Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst is to have talks with Ipswich.

    The club has "reluctantly" given Ipswich permission to start discussions with Hurst after agreeing compensation.

    Speculation had been mounting that Ipswich had Hurst in their sights.

    Paul Hurst, Shrewsbury Town

    The Championship side has been without a manager since April, but Shrewsbury's involvement in the end-of-season play-offs meant they had to delay taking things any further with Hurst - until now.

    Hurst has been in charge at Shrewsbury since October 2016. They lost Sunday's play-off final to Rotherham - meaning they aren't going up to the Championship.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe disruption, between J7 for A5 and J6 for A518.

    M54 Shropshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound between J7, A5 (Wellington) and J6, A518 (Telford West), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Attempted rape charge over alleyway incident

    A man has been charged with attempted rape after awoman was attacked in an alleyway in Telford.

    The incident took place early on Saturday morning near Charlecote Park, police say.

    Charlecote Park

    They add that the victim, a 40-year-old woman, suffered cuts and bruises.

    A 19-year-old man from Hadley has been charged with attempted rape and causing actual bodily harm.

    A 27-year-old man who was arrested has been released and won't face any further action.

  9. Praise from listeners on Local Radio Day

    BBC Local Radio has been getting involved in Local Radio Day today and celebrating their bond with the local communities they serve.

    It's an idea which has been running for three years now and it's the first time they've joined colleagues in commercial and community radio.

    And listeners have been passing on their thanks via social media.

    View more on twitter
    View more on twitter
  10. Tree falls on car with passengers inside

    A large tree that's fallen on St Michael's Street, Shrewsbury, has been getting in the way of traffic travelling in and out of the town centre.

    The fire service said it fell on to a car, but the occupants were able to get out of the vehicle before crews arrived.

    Fallen tree
  11. Monster trucks among highlights at county show

    Monster trucks will be one of the big attractions at the Shropshire County Agricultural Show in Shrewsbury tomorrow.

    This will be the third time Michael Murty from York has brought his vehicles to the annual event, and he says they'll be jumping them over cars and using them to rip other vehicles in half.

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    Video caption: A monster truck display will be one of the highlights of the Shropshire County Show

    The annual show, which started in the 19th Century, will also feature bands, stalls and livestock events.

  12. Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It should be a mainly dry night with low cloud and lows of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  13. Column shows local support for Shrewsbury Town

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    The Shrewsbury Town flag is now flying over Shrewsbury ahead of the club's bid for promotion in the League One play-off final.

    The flag and banner on Lord  Hill's column

    On Sunday, the team will play Rotherham at Wembley, hoping to return to the English second tier for the first time since 1989.

    Today, Shropshire Council arranged to have their flag and banner flown from the flagpole and railings on the top of Lord Hill's Column.

    Flag on column
  14. Volunteers aim to protect giant ducks from more vandalism

    Volunteers will be carrying out "duck watch" patrols this weekend to protect a trail of giant ducks from potential vandalism.

    One of the ducks

    They're part of a series of sculptures in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as part of the Let's Go Quackers trail.

    But last weekend, one of the 4ft ducks, known as the Peace Duck, was ripped from its plinth and thrown in a river and had to be pulled out and repaired.

    Now, organisers say they have volunteers watching "three vulnerable ducks" tonight and on Saturday and Sunday, between 22:00 and 01:30.