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  1. Your weather: A cloudy and misty night in store

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and misty night with the chance of showers and lows of 8C (46F).

    Patchy rain should move away, leaving a brighter day tomorrow.


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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe accident, at J6 for A5223 Lawley Drive.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane blocked on entry slip road westbound at J6, A5223 (Telford West), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Knife Angel sculpture to be displayed in Wolverhampton

    A sculpture dedicated to victims of knife crime is to be displayed in Wolverhampton as part of a nationwide tour.

    Knife Angel

    The 27ft (8m) Knife Angel sculpture is made from 100,000 blades handed into police across the country.

    Artist Alfie Bradley, who created the sculpture at the British Ironworks Centre in Shropshire, said it was a "monument against violence and aggression".

    It will be displayed in Wolverhampton city centre for 28 days from 1 April.

  4. Your pictures: Stunning skies

    The BBC Weather Watchers have been busy documenting beautiful skies over the West Midlands this morning.

    These were taken in Bodenham, Herefordshire, by Step Counter; in Shrewsbury by Jono; and in Stoke-on-Trent by Jeff.

  5. Parking enforcement switch in Telford

    Parking enforcement in Telford from today becomes the responsibility of the local authority instead of the police.

    John Campion, police and crime commissioner for West Mercia, is giving Telford and Wrekin Council £200,000 to help pay for the switch-over.

    Car park

    The majority of the car parks in Telford are free and will remain free, but the council will collect fines from people parking illegally on the road.

    The money will be used to pay for the enforcement, but any profit will go to the council, which says it will reinvest it in roads and other forms of transport.

  6. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy day with some rain this afternoon and highs of 13C (55F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Farmer 'blown away' by deal with crisp-maker

    A Shropshire farmer has said he's "blown away" to have the name of his farm used by a crisp-maker.

    Sam and Claire Barker raise around 100 Longhorn cows at the 220 acre Great Berwick Organic Farm near Shrewsbury and were chosen to be the face of Pipers Crisps new beef flavour.

    Longhorn cows

    Great Berwick Longhorn Beef crisps are due to go on sale from 2 March and Pipers said the farm's "sustainable farming methods to produce the very best, the perfect partner for our crisps".

    The company features the names of a number of local suppliers on its other flavours.

  8. Shrewsbury fans asked to bring Swedish flags to cup match

    BBC Radio Shropshire Sport

    Shrewsbury Town fans are being asked to bring Swedish flags to the FA Cup replay against Liverpool next week.

    It's in memory of town fan Kenneth Lovgren, from Sweden, who sadly died suddenly this week.

    Swedish flags

    Supporters are also hoping fans will join in with a round of applause for Kenneth during the match at Anfield.

  9. Charges to be brought over Carlsberg brewery death

    The Health and Safety Executive says it's prosecuting two companies, following the death of a 45-year-old Bridgnorth man who died after an ammonia leak at a Carlsberg brewery in Northampton.

    The leak from the site’s refrigeration system which killed David Chandler in November 2016 also seriously injured a 56-year-old man and another 22 needed hospital treatment.

    David Chandler

    The HSE said Carlsberg Supply Company and contractor Crowley Carbon UK Ltd would both face charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

    The first hearing is due to begin at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 6 March.

  10. 'Wonky cottage' to be sold at auction

    A wonky cottage in Ironbridge is set to be sold at auction next month, with a guide price of £100,000.

    Lloyds Cottage has been empty for 15 years and is owned by Telford and Wrekin Council, which has carried out work to make it safe.

    Lloyds Cottage

    Conservation architect Tony Rowland said nothing could be done to straighten the building, but there was no sign of cracking, suggesting any movement happened a long time ago.