BBC links to other news sites

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Our users tell us one of the things they value most about our service is our policy of linking openly to other websites.

That is why we have provided links to local news sites in your city, county or region.

They appear on all the BBC's local news indexes in England, Wales and Scotland, and on individual articles on those indexes.

We are trialling a new tool in your local area which scours our content and looks for a range of matches from a wide selection of external news sources.

The links are surfaced using a tool built by BBC News Labs and BBC Research and Development.

From Monday 24th October, these selected stories will appear on individual articles from Birmingham & the Black Country and Shropshire.

The story could come from any of the news providers in your area, or from a wider area around England.

We are filtering the results to show no more than two from any one source at a time.

The news sites that appear in the module have been selected to provide a service of headlines that is authoritative and comprehensive.