- South Shropshire councillor quits Tories
- Flying Scotsman returns to the county
- Archaeologists "shocked" by "sacred" Neolithic finds
- Children's eye unit moves from Shrewsbury to Telford
- Updates on Friday 19 May
We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.
Keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.
Reporter, BBC Shropshire
An exciting find has been unearthed near Shifnal.
An 18th Century dipping pond has been discovered beneath one of the paths at Apley Walled Garden, just off the Telford to Bridgnorth road.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: Traditionally, walled gardens had dipping ponds so the gardeners could water. It's about five feet deep. When were putting in another pipe, we found the brickwork and were careful to avoid it so we could dig it out and see what was there." from Gavin Hamilton Apley Walled Garden
News Editor, BBC Shropshire
Shropshire Councillor Robert Tindall has quit the main Conservative group because he believes the leader Peter Nutting has ignored the south of the county in his recent cabinet announcement.
There are 10 members in the cabinet overall, and if you divide it up into the old district and borough councils, there are four members from Oswestry and two more from the old North Shropshire district.Copyright: BBC
Three more, including Councillor Nutting, represent seats in the Shrewsbury area, which leaves just one from South Shropshire and none from Bridgnorth.
The leadership's view is that this isn't so important and that the councillors have been chosen for their abilities, not where they live.
Political reporter, BBC Shropshire
The Labour Party candidate for Telford, Kuldip Sahota, says the party isn't interested in doing "backroom deals" ahead of next month's general election.
The Greens' candidate, Luke Shirley said they offered not to stand to help Labour win the seat back from the Conservatives, who won with a majority of 730 in 2015.Copyright: BBC
Labour turned down the deal that involved the ruling party in Telford and Wrekin not standing in certain council wards in 2019.
For a full list of candidates standing in the seat, visit the BBC's constituency page.
Lucy Allan (Conservatives), Susan King (lib Dems), Kuldip Sahota (Labour) and Luke Shirley (Greens) have all been filming this week for BBC Sunday Politics in Telford.
The BBC is running an election panel, asking voters for their thoughts ahead of 8 June.
Labour has proposed the railways should be re-nationalised. What are your views? What other transport or infrastructure issues need tackling, in your view, if any?Copyright: BBC
Beatrice Benson, Shrewsbury: "I believe franchising has improved the railways massively, and although prices for train journeys are at an all time high, I don't see the solution lying in re-nationalisation."
Rachel, Stoke: "I believe that they should be re-nationalised following the end of the franchise deal with private railway companies. This would allow the government to control the rising prices of rail tickets and may make the railway service more reliable. It would also allow the government to reap in the profit currently being made by private companies, such as Virgin."
Paul Cheshire, Shrewsbury: "Yes they should."
Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers.
Here's a full forecast looking ahead to what's instore this weekend...
The discovery that a church in Shrewsbury stands on what is believed to be the "oldest continuously used sacred site in Britain" has prompted plenty of discussion on Facebook.
Dan Ryan: "This is cool. But slightly pedantic, if Stonehenge construction began ca.3000BCE then how is this an older 'religious' site? By any normal definition Stonehenge is 'religious' (ritual landscape and burials)."
Juliet Sargent: "And then someone put a chapel on top of it. No surprise there then! "
Brian Perkins: "Surely knowing the age of the piece of wood tells you almost nothing about when this place was built. For example it could be cleaned up and used in a place currently under construction."Copyright: Sarah Hart
Burial mounds, evidence of cremations, a stone circle and "processional walkway" have all been found by successive digs at the site, as well as Roman artefacts.
The current 12th or early 13th Century church is built on top of an Anglo Saxon one, which in turn is built on a sacred prehistoric site.
The 4,000-year-old, 15 inch post was found sticking up into the Medieval church foundations.Copyright: Sarah HartQuote Message: What makes this site different is the continuity of ritual practice in one form or another. It predates the Basilica of Rome." from Janey Green Owner of Baskerville Archaeological Services
A councillor has quit Shropshire Council's ruling Conservative group in protest against what he says is a lack of representation for the south of the county.Copyright: Shropshire Star
Eric and Clare's Breakfast Show
We've been touring the county "car-share" style ahead of next month's general election, to get the views of some of you living in Shropshire's five constituencies.
Recurring themes have been the NHS and social care, affordable housing, and concerns about Brexit.Copyright: BBC
There was some apathy and disillusion with politics, but two 18-year-old first-time voters in Shrewsbury told us they thought voting should be made compulsory.
The cobbler in Wellington Market said he's worried about how corporation tax affects small businesses.Copyright: BBC
Bridgnorth high jumper Beth Partridge will be wearing an England vest at this Sunday's Loughborough International Athletics meeting.
Achieving a new lifetime best of 1.89m to share the British Indoor title earlier this year, means she has jumped a centimetre above the qualifying mark for next year's Commonwealth Games.Copyright: BBC
Another strong performance this weekend would help her chances of being picked by national selectors for the tournament on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Telford teenager Rio Mitcham is also competing this weekend in the 4x100m relay.
Cabinet chiefs have approved funding towards a new artificial pitch in Telford.Copyright: Shropshire Star
It might not look like much now, but the site of an archaeological dig off Oteley Road in Shrewsbury was once a large and "incredibly complex" sacred location, researchers say.
The current 10m-long structure dates back to the 12th or early 13th Century and was originally much bigger, until sections are believed to have collapsed in the 17th Century - for unknown reasons.Copyright: Sarah Hart
Archaeologist Janey Green says Christian use of the site probably dates back to the late 7th Century and was likely given to St Milburgha, the founder of Wenlock Priory, because of it's "special" status.
Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anfglo Saxon remains have all been found on the site.
Burial mounds and slots for standing stones are among the finds over the years and it's beliieved the site first featured a stone circle and processional walkway.Copyright: Sarah HartQuote Message: The current church appears to have incorporated and deliberately built over late Neolithic/early Bronze Age remains. It is well known Christians liked to build churches on pagan sites." from Janey Green Archaeologist
More specialist nurses are being recruited to support veterans with dementia and their families.
Admiral nurses work on behalf of the Royal British Legion and in partnership with Dementia UK.Copyright: Science Photo Library
There are currently 29 posts across the West Midlands.Quote Message: The role is quite specific... folks with dementia usually lose their short-term memory first, so the times they spent in the forces years ago, can still be quite prominent in their thoughts." from Ben Upton Admiral Nurse from Ludlow
BBC Local Live
An elected member of Shropshire Council has quit the ruling Conservative group in protest at what he considers to be a lack of representation for the south of the county.
Robert Tindall, who is the member for Brown Clee and Ditton Priors, is upset that the authority's new cabinet is dominated by councillors from north Shropshire and Shrewsbury.Copyright: Google
The new leader Peter Nutting says it's a countywide administration based on talent, not geography.
Councillor Tindall will continue as an "independent conservative".
BBC News England
Former Newcastle United youth coach George Ormond has been charged with 29 sex offences, police have said.
The 61-year-old, of Newton Abbot, Devon, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1973 and 1998.
He is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on 9 June, Northumbria Police said.
The charges followed an investigation into "non-recent child sexual abuse in the sporting community", the force added.
A dog walker and his pet were attacked by a "pit bull" type dog during an evening walk.Copyright: Shropshire Star
Presenter, BBC Shropshire
Shrewsbury's Catholic Cathedral has officially reopened following months of building work.
There's a new-look entrance, along with a visitor centre and garden area, and the revamp has been blessed too.Copyright: BBC
Canon Jonathan Mitchell, seen here on the right alongside Bishop Mark Davies, is hoping it'll welcome more people to appreciate the beauty of the building.Copyright: BBC
The Flying Scotsman is working its way through the county at the moment, and has been spotted by @Jay_ClubRocker travelling through Wem on its way to Shrewsbury.