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  1. Weather: Blustery showers turning to sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    It's set to be cloudy this morning with the chance of a few blustery showers before more sunny spells, with winds easing this afternoon. High: 13C/55F

    Image caption: This morning in Oswestry, Shropshire

    Expect cloudy spells this evening with the chance of a shower before it turns mainly clear tonight. Feeling cool, with a low of 6C/43F.

    Get a forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  2. Covid-19: Workers urged not to share cigarette lighters

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Workers in Shropshire are being urged not to share cigarette lighters and cups during breaks, to stop the spread of Covid-19.

    A cigarette lighter

    Shropshire Council said it had seen outbreaks in many workplaces and, with cases increasing, the county was at a "critical point" in trying to avoid tougher restrictions.

    Other items staff are being told not to share during their breaks include mobile phones, cutlery and plates.

    People are also being told by the council not to car share if they can avoid it.

    The rate of new cases of coronavirus in the area has increased from 75.5 per 100,000 people in the seven days to 8 October to 84.8 the following week.

  3. Weather: Cloudy and wet

    BBC Weather

    Mainly cloudy with rain spreading in from the south this morning before turning more showery this afternoon. Windy as the day goes on with a high of 15C/59F.

    Image caption: This morning in Congleton, Cheshire

    Then cloudy this evening with a few showers before they ease overnight with clear spells developing. Low: 9C/48F.

    Keep up-to-date on your local forecast by going to the BBC Weather website.

  4. Weather: Showers to start

    BBC Weather

    Showers this morning before it turns mainly dry with sunny spells but still with the odd chance of a shower. High: 17C/63F.

    Today's weather forecast

    Clear spells this evening before turning cloudy with rain moving in from the south. Low: 12C/54F.

    You can keep up-to-date on your local forecast by going to the BBC Weather website.

  5. Hospice looks to make up for lost money with robin appeal

    Severn Hospice is hoping to make up some of the money it's lost during the coronavirus pandemic with a Christmas fundraising appeal.

    It had to close all 28 of its shops during lockdown and cancelled fundraising events, and said during lockdown it was missing out on £100,000 a week.

    Metal Robin

    It is selling small robin statues this winter and hopes that will raise as much as past appeals.

    In 2016, sales of small blue metal forget-me-not flowers raised £120,000 for the hospice.

  6. Weather: Cloudy and dry for the rest of the week

    BBC Weather

    Today the weather is forecast to be dry and cloudy, with the chance of some sunshine and temperatures up to 11C (52F).

    It's expected to stay like that for the rest of the week.

    This was the misty scene earlier in Edgmond, Shropshire, as taken by BBC Weather Watcher Monomark.

  7. Council HQ won't get protection of listed status

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Shropshire Council's headquarters in Shrewsbury is a step closer to demolition, after Historic England decided not to list it.

    The Shirehall building in Shrewsbury is striking but it fails to meet the criteria for protection, the agency, which champion's England's heritage, said.


    Campaigners had claimed it was an important example of post-war architecture which should be kept.

    The authority wants to sell the site for housing and move to smaller premises with a greater use of remote working.

  8. New three-tier system comes into force today

    The government's new three-tier system of coronavirus "alert levels" comes into effect today.

    It means different areas of the country will have different restrictions.

    Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton, Walsall and East Cheshire are all in the middle tier.

    People in masks

    They're described as being "high risk" areas.

    You are not allowed to meet people from other households indoors and a maximum of six people can meet outdoors.

    The other parts of the West Midlands are tier one, or "medium risk"

  9. Weather: Dry and cloudy with some sunshine

    BBC Weather

    The showers should disappear and we're forecast some dry and cloudy weather, with maybe some sunshine.

    Temperatures will be up to around 13C (55F).

    And the rest of the week looks pretty much the same.