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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    After a wet start it should be a dry and clear afternoon with highs of 11C (52F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be a blustery night with some rain and lows of 6C (43F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. RAF helicopter flying school pays tribute to trainee

    The RAF helicopter flying school at Shawbury said a man who died in a crash on the M40 this week was one of its trainees.

    Sgt Scott McConnell suffered serious injuries in a collision involving a van and two lorries between junctions 12 and 13, close to the Warwick services and died the following day in hospital.

    RAF Shawbury

    Group Captain Chris Mullen, RAF Shawbury Station Commander and Commandant of the Defence Helicopter Flying School said: “Everyone at RAF Shawbury and the Defence Helicopter Flying School are devastated by the news."

  4. Your photos: A grey day across the West Midlands

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been dark and gloomy outside today, with some rain about and more forecast tomorrow.

    These photos were shared by BBC Weather Watchers in Leek, Thurlaston and Church Stretton.

    Church Stretton
  5. New cyber-crime sculpture from Knife Angel creator

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    The artist famous for creating the giant knife Angel sculpture has unveiled his latest work, which is intended to highlight the problem of cyber-crime.

    Alfie Bradley, who is based at Rednal in Shropshire, said he'd been the victim himself and called the one-metre-high statue Trojan - connecting the Trojan Horse virus with its origins in Greek mythology.

    The sculpture is made out of steel rods and steel sheets and Mr Bradley said he hadn't yet decided where it would be displayed.


    Mr Bradley has also created a bronze statue of an orangutan standing on a piece of burnt wood, to highlight the loss of their habitats, which are being cut down to make way for palm oil plantations.

    He is creating his own sculptures in between working on commissions and said he wants his next big project to be a whirlwind made out of decommissioned guns.

  6. Motorcyclist seriously hurt after crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash involving a car in Shrewsbury yesterday afternoon, the police have said.

    The man, who is in his 50s, was taken to hospital after a crash at 16:55 in Harlescott Lane, near the Lidl store.

    His injuries aren't thought to be life threatening.

  7. Woman airlifted to hospital after being hit by van

    A woman has been flown to hospital after being hit by a van in Newport, Shropshire, this morning.

    West Midlands Ambulance Service said she suffered what could be a serious injury at the junction of Stafford Street and High Street at 11:07.

    Newport and ambulance

    When the ambulance arrived she was being cared for by an off-duty nurse, doctor and an ambulance call assessor, who were all nearby at the time.

    The van driver was unhurt.

  8. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be an unsettled day with some rain and highs of 9C (48F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  9. Telford Christmas market returns

    The Christmas Market has returned to Southwater in Telford today.

    It's the fourth year it's been held there and this time, a tipi containing a bar has been added, along with a Santa's grotto.

    German market

    Telford and Wrekin Council says it expects thousands to visit the market which will remain until 23 December.

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

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Overnight showers will clear by the early hours, with lows of 4C (39F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. BreakingBobby Moore's first England cap as captain sells for £11,000

    A cap awarded to Bobby Moore on his first appearance as England captain has sold for £11,000 at auction in Ludlow.

    He was 22 at the time of the 1963 match against Czechoslovakia and remains the nation's youngest ever captain.


    It was put up for auction by a member of the Moore family.

  12. Arrest after armed police operation in Shrewsbury

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage after an armed police operation in Shrewsbury this afternoon.

    Officers were called at 14:20 to what was described as a "domestic incident", with the West Mercia force saying nobody was hurt and no shots fired.

    Police on road

    The area around the junction of Berwick Road and Coton Hill has now reopened to traffic.

  13. Jurassic borehole

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    University researchers have been given permission to drill a 850m borehole into rocks in Shropshire to learn more about its prehistoric past.

    The University of Exeter said it wanted to bring out 20cm-diameter rock samples representing 20 million years of history from the site near the A49 at Prees.


    The researchers are especially interested in learning more about the Jurassic and Triassic periods.

    Once the rock cores have been examined, they will be stored permanently at the British Geological Survey National Core Repository in Keyworth, Nottingham.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A528 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A528 Shropshire both ways severe disruption, between B5067 Berwick Road and Greenfields Gardens.

    A528 Shropshire - A528 Ellesmere Road in Shrewsbury closed and queues in both directions between the B5067 Berwick Road junction and the Greenfields Gardens junction, because of a police investigation.

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