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Live Reporting

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  1. Roads closed as snow continues to fall

    The snow is starting to pile up in places, especially on hills in the west of the region.

    And the National Trust has taken the decision to close the road across the Long Mynd in Shropshire as a precaution.

    Road closed
  2. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    There will be further outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow this evening and overnight, with lows of 1C (34F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Tigers look to regain top spot with wins over Sharks

    Telford Tigers will regain top spot in their division if they win their back-to-back games against Solway Sharks this weekend.

    They're a point behind Sheffield Steeldogs with a game in hand and their NIHL North rivals play just one league game this week.

    Tigers player

    In the Elite League, Coventry Blaze play the team just above them - Manchester Storm - home and away this weekend, and Solihull Barons face Billingham Stars and Whitley Warriors.

  4. 'Development will spoil historic buildings'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Alex Moore

    Historic buildings in Telford could be spoiled by a proposed business complex, opponents say.


    A former windmill, known as Hadley Castle due to its turrets, stands at the corner of Hadley Park East and Silkin Way, next to a Grade II listed hotel.

    Shrewsbury-based Morris and Company has applied to build six light industrial buildings on land just north of them.

    Hadley Park House Hotel has objected to the plans, saying the project would be "far too close", but developers say a green “buffer zone” will be established between its site and the hotel and windmill.

  5. Your photos: Snow falls across counties

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow in Staffordshire, and suggested there could be some travel disruption later.

    There's already been white stuff in Shropshire and Herefordshire and the BBC Weather Watchers have been sharing their photos.

    These were taken at Oswestry and Broome in Shropshire, and Lyonshall in Herefordshire.

  6. Hill snow warning issued

    Hill snow in the north of Staffordshire could cause travel disruption later today, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather map

    The yellow warning for snow comes into effect at 13:00 and remains in place until midnight.

    The Met Office says to expect some snow to also fall in Shropshire and Herefordshire.

  7. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a frosty start it will be a cold day with some rain, sleet and hill snow with highs of 4C (39F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. More cold weather and some snow on the way

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    There could be some more snow on the way tomorrow and it's going to remain cold, but sunny.

    Here's your forecast.

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the weather forecast for the West Midlands
  9. Cat cafe opens in Shrewsbury

    Hannah Quinn

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Shropshire's first cat cafe has opened in Shrewsbury today.

    Paws Cafe on Mardol allows people to enjoy a hot drink and a cuddle with one of its 11 cats.

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    Video caption: A new cat café has opened in Shrewsbury
  10. MP pours cold water on town's council-swap plans

    Broseley has been urged to give up its bid to switch local authorities.

    Town mayor Michael Burton said he wanted the town to switch from Shropshire's jurisdiction to Telford and Wrekin's in a row over funding.


    Ludlow MP Phillip Dunne said the switch would require a review and a recommendation from the Boundary Commission and is advising the town council to work with Shropshire Council instead.

  11. In pictures: Snow and ice for some

    There was a smattering of snow in some areas earlier as captured here by the BBC Weather Watchers.

  12. Icy patches could cause travel disruption

    Wintry showers and icy patches are set to continue until about 11:00 GMT, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather warning map

    Icy patches on untreated roads could cause some travel disruption.

  13. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start, with some wintry showers, it should be a dry and cold day with some sunshine and highs of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  14. Road runners: School track made from bits of street

    The first of 15 new school running tracks made out of recycled roads has been opened at a Shropshire primary school.

    Shropshire Council is spending £105,000 on the project after getting money from the government. Criftins CE Primary School near Ellesmere is the first to benefit.

    Children on new track

    Shropshire Council says there are 1,500 tonnes of unwanted materials created by road maintenance in the county. Each recipient will get material from roadworks near them.

    Cockshutt CE Primary School