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Summary

  1. Children as young as eight reported over racist incidents in schools
  2. £60k project under way to improve stretch of the River Worfe
  3. Over 20 awards for Whitchurch cheese maker
  4. Broadcast date for Telford DIY SOS episode
  5. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andy Giddings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Motorcyclist dies in crash near Oswestry

    A motorcyclist has died after a crash near Oswestry yesterday afternoon.

    The man, in his 20s, was riding on the A483 at Sweeney when the crash happened.

    The driver of the other vehicle, a black Hyundai, was unhurt.

  2. Work on major roundabout to finish soon

    Shropshire Council says there's now just "minor finishing-off works" to be carried out on Shrewsbury's Meole Brace roundabout.

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    Image caption: Plan of the new layout on Meole Brace Island.

    Redevelopment of the island, which involves a new road being built through the middle of it, started back in February.

    The council expects additional roadworks here to continue for another week.

    Delays and diversions are still in place at the Reabrook island near the Shirehall and Old Potts Way.

  3. Crews fight fire at builders' merchant

    A huge fire broke out at a builders' merchant in Ellesmere at the weekend.

    Six crews attended the blaze at the Tudor Griffiths site, which is believed to have been started in two large industrial machines and recycled wood and chippings on Saturday evening.

    Fire
  4. Blue plaque unveiled in Shropshire

    A Blue Plaque has been unveiled in Bishop's Castle to commemorate musician and singer songwriter, Jerry Lordan.

    Blue plaque

    Former Radio 1 DJ and Chairman of the British Plaque Trust, Mike Read unveiled the plaque outside the Three Tuns in Bishop's Castle.

    The singer, musician and writer Jerry Lordan lived near the town and was nominated to receive a blue plaque as part of a BBC Music Day project.

    He wrote the Shadows' hit Apache and dozens of other well known songs for Cliff Richard, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan.

  5. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Rain gradually moving in from the west this morning, becoming heavy and persistent in some places this afternoon with highs of 15C (59F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather West Midlands
  6. Good morning from the BBC Shropshire newsroom

    Les Walton

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

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  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A483 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A483 Shropshire both ways severe accident, between B5069 and A495.

    A483 Shropshire - A483 in Morda closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the B5069 junction and the A495 junction, because of an accident.

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

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

  9. John Prescott to campaign in Ironbridge tomorrow

    The former Labour deputy leader John Prescott is hitting the campaign trail in Shropshire tomorrow.

    He's visiting Ironbridge to support their candidate in Telford.

    John Prescott

    Jeremy Corbyn had been due to visit the county to support the Labour candidates a fortnight ago, but cancelled after the Manchester terror attack.

    A full list of all candidates standing in the Telford seat can be seen on the BBC constituency page.

  10. On Midlands Today from 18:30: Farming's future after election

    David Gregory-Kumar

    Science correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

    On Midlands Today this evening, we'll be looking at the future of the Midlands' farming industry after next week's general election.

    Farming

    In the region, it is a £2bn industry and, post-Brexit, whatever new government is elected, it will have to bring in its own ideas about agriculture which could have a massive impact on all of us.

    I've been hearing the promises of all the politicians for our farmers and you'll hear what could happen after next Thursday on BBC One this evening from 18:30.

  11. Weather: Dry and sunny over the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    We might see some rain tonight, but it should be a sunny weekend for most of us.

    It will be a little cooler though, with temperatures staying below 20C (68F).

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with the weather forecast for the West Midlands
  12. Wait goes on for Waitrose decision on new Shrewsbury store

    Shropshire Star

    Supermarket giant Waitrose says it is no closer to a decision over whether to build a Shrewsbury store that was given planning permission five years ago.

  13. Warning after rural break-ins

    People in rural parts of south Shropshire are being warned to be on their guard after a series of burglaries in the last week.

    Homes in Upton Cressett and Cleobury Mortimer were broken into, along with another in Tenbury Wells.

    Police car

    The thieves took power tools along with a handbag and a wallet.

  14. Police condemn 'nasty attack' on teenage girl

    A teenage girl has been reportedly attacked by two women in the Woodside area of Telford.

    The attack happened on a footpath off Woodside Avenue last night and the police describe it as a "nasty assault on a lone girl" which could have resulted in her suffering serious injuries.

    The young victim hurt her head and ribs.

  15. DIY SOS broadcast date announced

    An episode of DIY SOS filmed in Telford earlier this year will be broadcast on 22 June on BBC One, the show has announced.

    Volunteer workmen from across Shropshire gave up their time to convert the home of 12-year-old Matthew Cooper, who has spent more than a year in hospital, receiving hospital for a brain tumour.

    DIY SOS team
  16. Football: The New Saints learn of potential Champions League opponents

    BBC Sport

    The New Saints now know who their potential opponents are in the first qualifying round of the Champions League.

    Champions League Trophy at Park Hall

    Now the league seasons are complete across Europe, Uefa have been able to draw up the seedings and the Welsh Champions, based in Oswestry, will face one of the following teams.

    • Trepça ’89 - Kosovo
    • FCI Tallin – Estonia
    • Europa FC – Gibraltar
    • La Fiorita – San Marino
    • Alashkert – Armenia

    The first legs of those qualifying matches will be played on 27/28 June, with the return leg on 4/5 July.

  17. Weston Park opens cellars to visitors

    The cellars at Weston Park are going to be opened up to the public for the first time next Thursday.

    They're one of the oldest parts of the stately home and are thought to date back to medieval times.

    Weston Park cellars

    In the past, they stored the wine for the house, but these days they contain a pool table and are only seen by outsiders when the house is rented out for private parties.

    There will be a second open day on 16 July.

  18. Conservationists look to clean up spawning grounds

    The Severn Rivers Trust says it will work with local landowners to improve the water quality on an 8km stretch the River Worfe near Worfield.

    The project is due to take 18 months and the trust says the aim is to stop bank erosion and run-off from nearby fields harming spawning-beds in the river bed.

    River Worfe

    The charity says water quality and damage to the river bed has been a problem in that section of the river for two decades.

    Quote Message: Where you get bank-erosion and silt influx and stuff like that, that on the whole generally tends to impact on the river bed where you get invertebrates and it chokes up fish spawning habitats." from Alex Clark Severn Rivers Trust
    Alex ClarkSevern Rivers Trust