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  1. West Mercia Police start wearing body cameras
  2. Ironbridge opens revamped museum
  3. Telford lollipop lady retires after four decades
  4. Updates on Friday 7 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Ice hockey: Clarkson to retire after play-offs

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    The Telford Tiger's giant forward Doug Clarkson is planning to retire after the playoff finals this weekend.

    He is going to move to Canada after the tournament, to train to be a firefighter, after a 12-year career.

    Doug Clarkson

    The 28-year-old has scored 83 points this season and admitted getting a bit emotional in his final game at the Telford Ice Rink last weekend.

    Quote Message: It would mean everything to win the play-offs. This year has been special, with us winning the league after everything that happened... To win another trophy would be a great memory of our time in Telford.” from Doug Clarkson Telford Tigers forward
    Doug ClarksonTelford Tigers forward
  3. Weather: A sunny weekend ahead

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be sunny and warm this weekend, with temperatures reaching 19C (66F).

    Dare we say it could be time for the first barbeque of the year?

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  4. Another award for Harper Adams University

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Shropshire

    Harper Adams University has won another award.

    It was crowned the Whatuni University of the Year for the second year in a row in a poll of 27,000 students.

    Harper Adams

    It was ranked top in three of the categories being voted on - courses and lecturers, student support and job prospects and came second in another two.

    The University, just outside Newport, was voted as having providing the "best student experience" in a recent survey by Times Higher Education.

    Quote Message: To have won the award for the first time last year was wonderful, but to have taken the top place for a second time is really special. It just goes to show that smaller universities have a big role to play in providing an environment where students can really get the most out of their time in higher education.” from Dr David Llewellyn Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University
    Dr David Llewellyn Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University
  5. 'Rooftop runners' warned by police

    Shrewsbury Chronicle

    Three people have been warned about the dangers of climbing on town centre rooftops after being spotted in Shrewsbury.

  6. Health services to be debated

    A public meeting is being held at the University Centre, Shrewsbury, tonight to talk about Shropshire's health services. 

    It's been arranged by Shropshire People's Assembly Against Austerity and will feature a variety of speakers including health campaigners.

    Simon Wright

    The chief executive of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Simon Wright (pictured above), will be there to speak.

  7. Telford woman named in British judo squad

    Telford's Kelly Edwards has been named in the Great Britain judo squad for this month's European Championships in Warsaw.

    The former British title-holder is back in form, after missing the Rio Olympics because of concussion from an earlier fight.

    Kelly Edwards
  8. Schools paying more compensation

    School mishaps, including a blindfolded child running into a goalpost and pupil hit by a cricket ball, resulted in more than £6m in compensation being paid out over a three-year period.

    Children playing

    Figures obtained by the BBC show a doubling in school payouts to £3.3m last year - including more than £8,500 in Telford and Wrekin.

    Shropshire Council's yet to respond to the request for information. 

    The Campaign for Real Education claims some teachers are now "terrified" of being sued.

  9. Police bodycams: Technology 'cuts complaints against officers'

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    West Mercia Police has become the latest force in the West Midlands to introduce body-worn body-cameras for officers.

    Staffordshire Police claim they were the first force in the UK to have them for all front-line officers and West Midlands Police started rolling them out last year.

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    Video caption: How do police body cameras work?

    Research suggests the technology can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers. 

    A study by Cambridge University, reported last year, showed complaints by members of the public against officers fell by 93% over 12 months compared with the year before.

    The cameras work by usually being clipped to the top half of an officer's uniform and the recorded footage is taken off the camera at the end of a shift and stored on secure software.

  10. Apply to become a BBC apprentice

    Have you got new ways of using social media to tell a good story?

    If so, you might be interested in this.

    An opportunity to become a digital apprentice for the BBC in the West Midlands has opened.

    Meet one of the BBC apprentices who is working in Berkshire about his experience...

    View more on twitter

    Applications to apply for this year's digital journalism apprenticeship close on 18 April.

  11. Row over Ludlow bungalows proposal

    South Shropshire Journal

    A tug-of-war is set to take place as Ludlow Town Council wants to make a "town green" of an area earmarked for bungalows.

  12. Kick-start your career with street cricket


    As the County Cricket season gets underway today,  England opener Haseeb Hameed gives his support to a different form of the game....

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    Video caption: Street Cricket: From tape balls to playing at the highest level

    If you want to find out more about how to get into cricket, take a look at the Get Inspired guide.

  13. Lord Gyllene trainer remembers his 'biggest day'

    Nick Southall

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The Shropshire man who trained the winner of the 1997 Grand National remembers the re-run race with a lot of fondness.

    And Steve Brookshaw says Lord Gyllene made it look easier than any horse except Red Rum.

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    Video caption: The man who trained Lord Gyllene has shared photos taken after the 1997 Grand National win
  14. Watch: Telford lollipop lady gets big send-off from children

    Ian Perry

    BBC Radio Shropshire

    There were a few tears as Jan Warren helped children across the road outside Wrockwardine Wood Infant School this morning.

    She has helped three generations of pupils there, but has decided to pack it in now.

    And Jan will be the last lollipop lady there, because she is not being replaced.

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    Video caption: A Telford lollipop lady has retired after four decades of helping children cross the road
  15. Football: Hurst values 'family time' during relegation scrap

    Shrewsbury Town fans face a tense few weeks, as they look to claw their way out of the League One relegation zone, and it's going to be the same for the manager, Paul Hurst.

    And he told us there are times when it creeps into his home life too.

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    Video caption: The Shrewsbury Town manager says the relegation battle is creeping into his home life too
  16. Your photos: Sunny weather around the county

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a beautiful day so far and here are two of the photos shared by the BBC Weather Watchers today.

    They were taken near Badger (top) and in Oakengates (below).

    Field near Badger
  17. Police body-cams to 'improve evidence gathering'

    Elizabeth Glinka

    BBC Midlands Today

    Cameras being worn by West Mercia Police officers from today will help gather evidence and show "the real impact" of a crime on victims, the force's chief constable says. 

    More than 40 officers are being equipped with the technology, with plans to roll it out to all front-line staff by the end of the year.     

    Anthony Bangham says the new technology will also offer "the best chance to secure a conviction in court".

    Body cams
  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A49 Shropshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Shropshire southbound severe disruption, between B5062 and A5 affecting A5124.

    A49 Shropshire - A49 in Shrewsbury closed and queuing traffic southbound between Sundorne Island and Preston Island, because of an incident. Congestion to Battlefield Roundabout.

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