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Live Reporting

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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cloudy night with the chance of a few showers and lows of 12C (54F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. 'Upside down' house for paralysed lecturer

    BBC Shropshire

    A so-called "upside down" house is being planned on a steep hill with the aim of letting a man paralysed in a car crash return home.

    Artist's impression of the building

    Dr Paul Buszard, from Bridgnorth, was left paralysed from the neck down, following a collision last year.

    Johnson Design Partnership (JDP) are the architects behind the proposals for St Mary’s Steps and claim it will be built into the hillside and feature a "green roof" to try and blend in.

    The home for Dr Buszard and his wife would feature full wheelchair access and living space for two full-time carers, as well as the family. Shropshire Council's now considering the plans.

    Matt Spinks next to the site

    JDP director Matt Spinks (pictured) told BBC Shropshire: "Because we've been working with Paul and his wife for some time now, we've built up a friendship, that's why we're just trying to do the best."

  3. BreakingMurder arrest after elderly man found stabbed to death

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of an 80-year-old man.

    Desmond Wooding

    Desmond Wooding was discovered stabbed to death in his own home in Vines Lane, Droitwich, last month.

    West Mercia Police said the 32-year-old man, from Droitwich, was in custody and would be questioned by detectives.

    A 55-year-old man, from Tibberton, has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is also still in custody.

  4. Your photos: Roses and cycling

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have been sending us photos today of the sights of the West Midlands, from flowers to cycling.

    These three are from users Margrose in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Laura and Glenn in Delph, Dudley and Liam Ball in Dawley, Shropshire:

  5. Nurse aims to finish 220-mile River Severn swim today

    BBC Shropshire

    A nurse who had to postpone finishing a 220-mile charity swim along the length of the River Severn is hoping to complete it this afternoon.

    Melissa Compton

    Melissa Compton, 39, who works in Shrewsbury, had planned to cross the estuary to Bristol at the end of last month, but low tides made it unsafe.

    She began the swim in Wales in early June but twice had to stop due to flooding and being hospitalised on 23 June with a sickness bug after "swallowing sewage".

    Ms Compton told BBC Shropshire she swam to Oldbury-on-Severn on Saturday and aims to reach Severn Beach from 14:30 today.

    Quote Message: It's quite a relief, I'm quite excited, looking forward to it, it's going to be quite good fun I think. We've had the flooding, I've been poorly and then I ended up on a really low tide which meant I couldn't get through the estuary properly so everything's been against us really." from Melissa Compton Swimmer
    Melissa ComptonSwimmer
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    Video caption: Flying from Land's End to John O'Groats on my paramotor

    James Du Pavey is attempting to fly his paramotor over 800 miles in three days.

  7. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a mainly dry day with some brightness but the odd chance of showers with highs of 20C (68F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. More visits to libraries and theatre reported

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    There's been an increase in the number of people visiting Shropshire's libraries - they rose by 16,524 to 918,755 in the last financial year.

    The number of people visiting Theatre Severn (pictured below) in Shrewsbury has risen by 8% to 199,632.

    Theatre Severn

    However, Shropshire Council reported a small fall in the number of visitors to attractions in Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Acton Scott.

    Shrewsbury Castle and Shrewsbury Museum also saw small falls.

  9. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will be a dry night with long clear spells and lows of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  10. Severn swimmer searching for kayaker-guide

    A nurse who is attempting to swim the length of the River Severn is appealing for an experienced kayaker, to help guide her through the final stage.

    Melissa Compton, who began her 220-mile attempt in June, says the stretch between Sharpness and Oldbury-on-Severn is "quite a dangerous estuary" and the kayaker would need to help plan a safe route, while passing her food and water.

    Melissa Compton

    Ms Compton, who works at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, is attempting the swim to raise money for the Versus Arthritis charity and aims to finish on Monday.

    She had to postpone swimming the final stretch because of low tides in the estuary and earlier in her bid she was hospitalised after "swallowing sewage".

  11. Town's 'oldest' pub close to reopening

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A pub with a claim to be the oldest in Oswestry could be reopening after plans were approved for a new outdoor seating area.

    The Bell Inn in Church Street closed earlier this year, but Star Pubs and Bars want to make a number of changes to the Grade II listed building, which dates back to the 15th Century.

    Bell Inn

    A food serving hatch from the kitchen, new lighting and heat lamps are all included in the plans.

    The pub contains the town's oldest snug and is said to have tunnels underneath, linking to St Oswald's church, to allow the town's elders to visit without being seen in public.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A490 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A490 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between B4386 and B4388.

    A490 Shropshire - A490 in Chirbury closed in both directions between the B4386 junction and the B4388 junction, because of an accident involving a lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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