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  1. Spending Review: Faster broadband wanted

    Alongside today's Spending Review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the government's National Infrastructure Strategy - setting out plans for faster broadband, new roads, cycle lanes, upgraded railways and zero emission buses.


    The chief executive of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce particularly welcomed plans for faster broadband, saying it could help rural businesses bounce back from the economic downturn.

    Richard Sheehan said broadband and better mobile reception would also benefit the extra people working from home.

  2. Your photos: Rain clearing away this afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It looks like the rain is clearing away this afternoon and here are a couple more photos from the BBC Weather Watchers,

    These ones were taken at Rushbury and Clee Hill.

    Clee Hill
  3. Around the web: 'Complex' second Covid wave for hospitals

    Shropshire Star

    The Shropshire Star is featuring these stories, among others:

  4. County could 'more than double' amount of woodland

    Shropshire could more than double the amount of woodland it has, Friends of the Earth has said.

    It has produced a map of the UK, showing the potential for more trees, and it shows the county currently has 47,000 acres of woodland.


    The campaign group said there was enough land to increase that to 115,000 acres and has asked for more funding to be given to councils and farmers, so they can plant trees.

  5. Shrewsbury continue winless run

    BBC Radio Shropshire Sport

    Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts has told BBC Radio Shropshire he didn't want to talk about his future after they sank to second-bottom of League One.

    It was their eighth game in a row without a win and the third League game in a row in which they've let a lead slip.

    Sam Ricketts

    Shrewsbury led 2-0 early in the second half, but Milton Keynes came back and equalised in the 70th minute.

    Afterwards, Ricketts dodged questions on their bad run of form and instead said: "We talk about this all the time. Listen, I'm still infuriated by the referee not giving us the goals that we should have done and giving them goals."

  6. Weather: Dull and wet before turning clearer

    BBC Weather

    A dull and wet start for most with outbreaks of rain which should clear by this afternoon leaving clear skies with some sunny spells. High: 11C/52F.

    This morning in Penkridge, Staffordshire
    Image caption: This morning in Penkridge, Staffordshire

    The evening and night should stay dry with clear skies. Turning chilly with a low of 0C/32F.

    You can keep up-to-date on the weather for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  7. Temporary one way street could become permanent

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Residents are being asked if a temporary one-way system on a narrow street in Shrewsbury could be made permanent.

    It was introduced, along with a 20mph speed limit, as an experiment on New Street over the summer.

    New Street

    The one-way system was initially in place for up to 18 months but Shropshire Council is now asking residents and road users whether they would like to see them kept.

  8. Your pictures: Red sky in the morning

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some stunning images of sunrise were captured by the BBC Weather Watchers.

    These were takan by Paulus in Knowle; Shrewsbury in Shropshire by JemmaMarianne and Wolverhampton by Les at Large.

  9. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will by a dull and cloudy day with the possibility of brighter spots later and highs of 12°C (54°F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  10. What's the weather got in store?

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry day with some bright spells and highs of 10C (50F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Around the web: MP warns over outdoor education centres

    Shropshire Star

    A few of the headlines from the Shropshire Star today:

  12. Parking charges lifted in attempt to boost local trade

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    Car parking charges are being lifted for some of the day for more than a month in parts of Shropshire.

    Shropshire Council said fees would not apply in its car parks between 11:00 and 18:00 from 3 December to 17 January.

    It said it hoped the move would get people shopping locally over the Christmas period.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A442 Shropshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A442 Shropshire northbound severe accident, between Stirchley Avenue and A464.

    A442 Shropshire - A442 Queensway in Telford closed and queues northbound between Stirchley Interchange and Randlay Interchange, because of an accident.

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