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  1. Group hits out at 'appalling' recycling bank closures

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Andrew Morris

    A litter picking group has said a decision by a council to close 120 recycling sites is "appalling" and will lead to more fly-tipping.

    One of the recycling sites in Oswestry

    Shropshire Council's cabinet approved the move last week and said shutting the 'bring back' sites would save £270,000-a-year.

    But the Much Wenlock Voluntary Litter Picking Group has told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that they fear the cost of collecting fly-tipping will "far exceed" that saving.

    However, the council says most recycling's now collected from homes and many of the bring back sites contain contaminated waste which can't be recycled.

  2. Your photos: Spring sunshine

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our local BBC Weather Watchers have been out today enjoying the spring sunshine.

    These three are from users Dammo in Selly Park, Birmingham, Jon in Barlaston, Staffordshire and Liam Ball in Horsehay, Shropshire:

    Selly Park
  3. Arrest over town centre stabbing

    BBC Shropshire

    A man's been arrested in connection with the stabbing in Shrewsbury this morning.

    West Mercia Police said the attack happened near to Ravens Meadows and Castle Street in the town centre and the victim's in hospital.

  4. Man stabbed in middle of town

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man's been stabbed in the centre of Shrewsbury.

    Castle Street, Shrewsbury

    West Mercia Police said he was attacked this morning near to Ravens Meadows and Castle Street.

    The victim's been taken to hospital with officers saying his injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

  5. Two dead after motorbike crashes with tractor

    Two people have died after a motorbike collided with a tractor in Shropshire.

    Both victims, a man and a woman, were on the motorbike, police said.

    The crash happened just after 11:00 on Sunday on the A41 Crickmerry near Market Drayton.

    The road was closed for a time for an accident investigation.

  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry day with sunny spells and highs of 12C (54F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: A5 Shropshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Shropshire northbound severe accident, from B4380 Thieves' Lane to A49.

    A5 Shropshire - A5 in Shrewsbury blocked and queuing traffic northbound from Emstrey Island to Preston Island, because of an accident. Congestion to A458.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A41 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A41 Shropshire both ways severe accident, from Rosehill Road to A41.

    A41 Shropshire - A41 in Rosehill closed and slow traffic in both directions from the Rosehill Road junction to Sweet Appletree Crossroads, because of a serious accident involving a tractor and motorbike.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A49 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Shropshire both ways severe disruption, at Onibury Crossing.

    A49 Shropshire - A49 in Onibury blocked and slow traffic in both directions at the Onibury Crossing junction.

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

  10. Video content

    Video caption: University studies benefits of herding sheep with drone

    A study is testing the ethical and cost benefits for farmers of using drones to herd sheep.

  11. YMCA given £100k grant for affordable homes scheme

    BBC Shropshire

    A YMCA centre is set to get £100,000 to help develop "new, affordable housing" for young people.

    The YMCA in Wellington

    Telford and Wrekin Borough Council's set the money aside for the youth charity in Wellington, on condition it secures additional funding for the scheme.

    The YMCA wants to use the cash to create 13 units of what it calls "transitional housing".

    It says they'll be used to give young adults a place to live with the intention that they'll move into the mainstream housing market within a couple of years.

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

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    After a dry start to the night, thickening cloud could bring patchy drizzle and lows of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands