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Summary

  1. Woman found dead after bungalows fire
  2. Further arrests following drugs raids
  3. Telford sign Shrewsbury goalkeeper on loan
  4. Updates on Friday 24 February

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: A49 Shropshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A49 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between The Bank and Station Road.

A49 Shropshire - A49 Main Road in Longnor closed in both directions between The Bank junction and the Station Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for live updates this week. We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

Your photos: Beautiful Bridgnorth

Andy Giddings

BBC Shropshire

We've shared quite a few photos of Shropshire today, but we had to get these in too.

Bridgnorth
BBC

They've been taken by a BBC member of staff in Bridgnorth this afternoon.

Bridgnorth
BBC

Temporary homes found for bungalow fire victims

The housing association responsible for three bungalows damaged by a fire early this morning says it has found temporary accommodation for the tenants.

Firemen outside bungalows
BBC

Earlier this afternoon a woman's body was found in one of the bungalows.

Police say the cause doesn't appear suspicious at this stage.

Much Wenlock church could hold more surprises

Ian Perry

BBC Radio Shropshire

When archaeologists found the remains of a pig and other animals buried beside the Greek Orthodox church in Much Wenlock, they were pleased with what they'd uncovered.

But it now appears the site could have been much more significant.

A Greek Orthodox church in Much Wenlock could once have been the site of a larger church

Water main replaced ahead of schedule

Andrew Hewkin

Newsreader, BBC Shropshire

A water main replacement in north Shropshire has been completed ahead of schedule. 

Severn Trent says Moreton Street in Prees will fully reopen by tomorrow, nearly a week earlier than planned.

Moreton Street
Google

Engineers have been replacing a 12in (30cm) water main which had burst a number of times in recent years.

BreakingPolice confirm woman died in bungalows fire

The police have now confirmed a woman's body has been found in one of the bungalows which caught fire in Bucknell this morning.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but they say the body is believed to be that of the female owner of the house.

The coroner has been informed.

Bungalow fire
BBC

Your photos: Sunshine over Shropshire countryside

BBC Weather Watchers

Yesterday's stormy clouds and high winds are a thing of the past and we've been treated to some beautiful blue skies over Shropshire today.

Here are two more of the photos shared by the BBC Weather Watchers.

Fields in the sun
GrannyAnne
Fields near Ludlow
Shropshire Lass

Ice hockey: Tigers look for big crowd against Bees

BBC Sport

Telford Tigers are hoping to draw over 1,000 fans for their home match against Bracknell Bees on Saturday night.

They could clinch the league title tomorrow, if Milton Keynes Lightning fail to win their match, and are guaranteed the trophy if they win both matches against the Bees this weekend.

Telford Tigers fans
Steve Brodie

The last time the Tigers got over 1,000 fans was the end-of-season playoffs last year.

Your questions: Is Weston Park in Shropshire or Staffordshire?

Sharon Hartwell used 'Your Questions' to ask: "Why is Weston Park always advertised as being in Shropshire when it is actually in Staffordshire?" 

Weston Park
PA

It's quite the puzzle, Weston Park's own website , according to its address, is in Shropshire with a Telford postcode.  

Its main phone number is also a Telford area code.

Boundary map
Shropshire Council

Looking on this Shropshire Council boundary map , it would seem Weston Park is half inside the boundary and half outside. 

Everything to the left of the blue line is within Shropshire's boundary.

So I guess in answer to your question, it is both.

More arrests following Shrewsbury drugs raid

Police now say four people have been arrested after a drugs raid by armed police in Shrewsbury. 

Two men from the town and another from Liverpool, plus a woman, were detained on suspicion of intending to supply drugs.

Police jacket
BBC

Armed officers closed Castle Gates during the raid last night, after which searches were carried out of the surrounding area.

Football: Telford thank Shrewsbury Town for goalkeeping help

BBC Sport

AFC Telford United and Shrewsbury Town don't regularly trade players, so Callum Burton's loan move down the M54 has come as a bit of a surprise.

And Telford have made a point of publicly thanking their neighbours, after losing their goalkeeper Matt Urwin to injury.

Callum Burton
Getty Images

Telford also said they were "really pleased to see the relationship between the two clubs growing well".

Bungalows fire not thought to be suspicious

The fire which damaged three bungalows in Bucknell early this morning is not believed to be suspicious, the police say.

A woman remains unaccounted for after the fire and three people were treated for the effects of breathing in smoke.

Bucknell fire
BBC

Police and the fire service have now started their investigation into the cause of the fire.

Glass sculpture at hospital damaged by Storm Doris

A glass sculpture outside the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has been damaged by yesterday's storms.

It was one of two donated by sculptor Tony Roberts following treatment for a serious illness in 2013.

It's made up of two glass pillars engraved with words from conversations between patients and their loved ones.

Before and after photos of damaged sculpture
SaTH

The damage, outside a counselling centre for people diagnosed with cancer, was discovered this morning.

Mr Roberts says he will try to make a replacement.

Work to start on converting Newport hotel into flats

Newport Advertiser

Newport's landmark Royal Victoria Hotel will be given a new lease of life after plans to convert it into flats got the green light.

Football: Telford sign Shrewsbury goalkeeper

Nick Southall

Journalist, BBC Shropshire

AFC Telford United have gone to Shrewsbury Town to find a goalkeeper, after losing Matt Urwin to injury.

Callum Burton has joined them on loan and will play against Salford.

Callum Burton
Getty Images

Football: Shrewsbury manager impressed by MK Don's stadium

BBC Sport

The Shrewsbury Town manager, Paul Hurst, is looking to win away this weekend, against the side just above them in the League One table.

Milton Keynes Dons have lost two and drawn two in their last five matches, while Shrewsbury are rising out of relegation danger after three wins in February.

The Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst says he is impressed by the MK Dons stadium

Your photos: More pictures of the sun breaking through in Shropshire

BBC Weather Watchers

We're seeing much better weather today and some great photos from the BBC Weather Watchers .

This one, taken near Oswestry, really tells the story of the sun breaking through the black storm clouds of yesterday.

Sun breaking through cloud
Julie

And this photo, taken on the hillside about Ludlow, shows a much brighter sky.

Hills near Ludlow
Foggy

Firefighters to start investigations after Bucknell bungalow fire

Ian Perry

BBC Radio Shropshire

Firefighters and the police are about to start their investigations, to find out what caused a fire which damaged two bungalows in Bucknell this morning.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said blue flames were seen at one point, indicating gas was burning, and it later emerged there were gas cylinders stored in one of the properties.

Bungalow fire
BBC

The fire took around an hour to put out and one person is still thought to be missing.

Fire damage
BBC

Over 100 homes still without power

Most of the power lines in Shropshire have been repaired after yesterday's high winds, but there are still over 100 homes without electricity.

Across the West Midlands, Western Power Distribution says it still has to restore power to almost 3,000 properties.

Man repairing power line
BBC

Football: Telford looking for a new goalkeeper

BBC Sport

AFC Telford United are looking for another goalkeeper, because Matt Urwin could be out for several weeks with a groin injury.

The recent signing from Fleetwood is due to have a scan today and Telford are looking for a new keeper to come in on loan as cover.

AFC Telford United station
Getty Images

Your photos: Sunshine after the rain

BBC Weather Watchers

Blue skies appear to have replaced yesterday's storms, all over Shropshire.

And we've been seeing some great photos from the BBC Weather Watchers this morning.

These ones were taken near Church Stretton (top) and Hopton Heath (below).

Shropshire hills
Snapper Simon
Hills near Hopton heath
Hopton Karen

Travel: Report of lorry shedding its load at Preston Island

BBC Travel

Highways England is warning of possible delays around the Preston Island on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

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Child sex advice website gets over 100 visits

A website which aims to help people who look at sexual images of children on the internet  break their habit has been visited by 109 people from Shropshire in the past 12 months.

The Stop it Now site was set up by the Lucy Faithful Foundation, a charity which aims to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

Phone keypad
BBC

Another eight people from Shropshire called a confidential helpline set up by the charity, to receive advice on how to change their behaviour.

Parents fail to overturn school catchment changes

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

Parents and councillors opposed to changing Telford & Wrekin's school catchment areas have failed to overturn the plan. 

The council's cabinet approved  he changes last night, despite a strong presence from those opposed to the move.  

Burton Borough School
Google

Many are from Muxton, and want children there to keep using Burton Borough in Newport instead of Telford Priory. 

Tory councillors say they've been used as an "administrative football", and that the plan will prioritise children from Staffordshire.

Football: Payne hoping for a start with the Shrews tomorrow

James Bond

Sports Producer, BBC Shropshire

Stephan Payne hopes he's done enough to start up front for Shrewsbury Town at MK Dons tomorrow.

Stefan Payne
Shrewsbury Town

The on-loan Barnsley striker had to come off on his debut three weeks ago after injuring a foot, but is now fit and ready to go again.

It's just one of those thing - it happens in football. It ain't always good is, so [I've] just got get on with it and hopefully I get to show what I can do."

Stefan PayneShrewsbury Town striker

Community fund plan to save swimming pool

Supporters of Church Stretton swimming pool say they're looking at different options to keep the facility running. 

No decision has been made on its future, but Shropshire Council has to save £77m by 2021 and needs volunteers to run services.

Woman swimming
BBC

A petition signed by more than 1,200 people has been handed into the authority to try and safeguard its future. 

Sandra Burgess, who's a swimming coach in Church Stretton, says community funding is a possibility.

Council approves plan to raise council tax

Joanne Gallacher

Political reporter, BBC Shropshire

Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet has approved plans to raise council tax by 3.2% in the next year.

The Labour-run authority says it's one of the lowest rises in the region. 

Telford Council building
Google

Yesterday, Shropshire Council voted in favour of raising the tax by just under 4%. 

Person 'unaccounted for' in bungalows fire

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

Fire has engulfed two bungalows at Bucknell in south west Shropshire. 

One person is thought to be missing and two others have been treated by paramedics after breathing in smoke, the ambulance service say. 

Chestnut meadow in Bucknell
Google

The alarm was raised at around 05:30 this morning, when emergency services were called to Chestnut Meadows.  

One of the bungalows is said to have been completely engulfed, along with half of the neighbouring property.  

Armed police carry out drug arrests

Tim Page

News Editor, BBC Shropshire

Armed police have carried out a raid in Shrewsbury, arresting three people on suspicion of drugs offences.

West Mercia Police say firearms officers "acting on intelligence" raided a property on Castle Gates (pictured), not far from the town's railway station, at about 17:30 last night.

Castle Gates, Shrewsbury
Google

Police say no-one was hurt and the wider public weren't at risk. 

The road remained open during rush hour, but later in the evening a stretch from the station to the castle entrance was closed for several hours while the operation continued.

BreakingTwo bungalows destroyed by fire

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

Two bungalows have gone up in flames in Bucknell, near Ludlow - one has been completely gutted.

The fire service says "at least one person is involved", but no further details have been given.

Firefighters and engine
BBC

Five fire crews from across south Shropshire and neighbouring Hereford were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised amid fears that people were inside the bungalows. 

Severe disruption: A442 Worcestershire both ways

BBC News Travel

A442 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, between B4189 and Trimpley Lane.

A442 Worcestershire - A442 Bridgnorth Road in Shatterford closed between the B4189 junction and the Trimpley Lane junction.

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

Good morning from today's Shropshire live page

Tracey Higgins

BBC Local Live

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