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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A5112 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5112 Shropshire both ways severe disruption, from First Avenue to A53.

    A5112 Shropshire - A5112 Battlefield Road in Ditherington closed in both directions from the First Avenue junction to Battlefield roundabout, because of a police investigation.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe accident, at J4 for A464.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J4, A464 (Shifnal), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe disruption, at J4 for A464.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J4, A464 (Shifnal), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire eastbound severe accident, between J4 for A464 and J3 for A41 Newport Road.

    M54 Shropshire - One lane closed on M54 eastbound between J4, A464 (Shifnal) and J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Watch: New baseball team launched

    BBC Radio Shropshire Sport

    A new baseball club in Telford will hold its first training session on Sunday and plans to play its first games in April.

    Last night Telford Baseball Club was accepted to play in the West Midlands Baseball League and chairman Tom Rochester said it had a lot of interest from potential players.

    He said he got into the sport six years ago and decided it was time the town had a team of its own.

    Video content

    Video caption: A new baseball club is to hold its first training session in Shropshire
  6. Shopping centre could make way for homes

    BBC Shropshire

    A shopping centre bought by Shropshire Council could be turned into homes.

    Entrance to Riverside

    The local authority's said when it bought the Riverside Centre, along with the Darwin and Pride Hill centres, in 2018 for £51m, it didn't see it having a retail future.

    Last year, council's leader Peter Nutting said he expected demolition work to start later this year.

    Shropshire Council revealed the ideas at a committee this week and also said all three saw a drop in visitor numbers in December.

  7. Your weather: Much colder and clearer than of late

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cold night with clear periods and lows of -1C (30F).

    A mostly dry and fine day can be expected tomorrow with lengthy periods of sunshine.

    Napton-on-the-Hill

    You can find a detailed weather forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

  8. Crumbling River Severn bridge 'needs major repairs'

    BBC Shropshire

    One of the key bridges over the River Severn in Shrewsbury is crumbling and needs major repairs, Shropshire Council says.

    Part of the bridge

    The local authority says parts of the Grade II listed Welsh Bridge are loose, cracked and severely weathered.

    Emergency repairs were carried out last month on the 18th Century structure to make one section safe and remove plants.

    However, repairs are likely to be "very costly and disruptive to road users", Shropshire Council says and that it will have to draw up a "comprehensive" repair scheme.

    Part of the bridge
  9. 'To get zero you are doing something majorly wrong'

    Chris, a chef from Shifnal said he would not eat at a one star premises.

    He rang Radio WM to say: "You should take notice of the scores on the door.

    "It can actually go from zero to five, to get zero you are doing something majorly wrong.

    Stock image of a chef at work

    "They not only look at the structure of your business, what you're doing, how you're storing your food, where you are storing it, they also look at the practices of where you're getting it from and also, one of the most important things, they are looking at these days about your traceability, your temperature checks and also your allergy lists, you have to keep an allergy list on the premises at all times."

    The action officers take are based on a "scoring system" and if they see "an immediate threat to public health" they will stop a business operating immediately.

    "As long as they keep a good clean regimen, they keep their paperwork is up to date and they are not handing food in an inappropriate way, it is difficult to get less than a four I think."

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe accident, from J3 for A41 Newport Road to J4 for A464.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 partially blocked and it's very slow westbound from J3, A41 (Albrighton) to J4, A464 (Shifnal), because of an accident.

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

  11. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers will clear leaving a dry and bright afternoon with highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  12. Maternity scandal: 'Problems not in the past'

    BBC Shropshire

    A father who pushed for an independent review into the maternity scandal at hospitals in Shropshire says he's convinced more families will contact the investigation.

    Rhiannon Davies with daughter Isabella and husband Richard
    Image caption: Rhiannon Davies with daughter Isabella and husband Richard

    A debate in the House of Commons yesterday heard more than 900 had already contacted the review, led by Donna Ockenden.

    The probe is focusing on claims a number of babies and mothers died or were harmed in the care of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.

    Richard Stanton and his wife Rhiannon Davies, whose baby Kate died in 2009, were among the families who first pushed for the independent inquiry.

    "We have had families approach us saying the care that they had at maternity services at that trust last year was so bad that they want to be put in touch with the Ockenden review, so I'm absolutely convinced more families will come forward," he said today.

    The NHS trust said in a statement it was committed to working with the review and had made improvements - a point also made by CQC inspectors following unannounced visits in November.

  13. Arrests after men 'seen with machete and sword'

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    Two men have been arrested after police said they had reports of men armed with a sword and a machete causing trouble.

    Armed police were sent to Worcester Road, Shrewsbury, yesterday afternoon and searched three homes.

    The pair, aged 39 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and are still in custody.

    Officers add they are still searching for a third suspect.