We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather on Monday.
- Conservatives increase majority on Shropshire Council
- Labour group leader "concerned" by national picture
- Man jailed after admitting for two armed raids
- Further closures at Ludlow maternity unit
- Updates on Friday 5 May 2017
Ludlow's maternity unit is closed from tonight until Monday morning.
Officials are blaming unexpected staff shortages and increased activity. Mums who go into labour will be offered a birth at another maternity-led unit.Copyright: Google
The Ludlow unit is still open for antenatal and postnatal appointments.
Journalist, BBC Shropshire
Ironbridge artists are displaying their work in a number of venues along the Gorge this weekend.
The Secret Severn Art Trail is a collaborative event and gives local painters, makers and craftspeople a shop front to show off their work.
Labour have one fewer seat on Shropshire Council after losing Broseley to the Conservatives.
The party had put forward Gavin Goodall as their candidate after the previous councillor, Jean Jones, decided not to stand again.
And he had praise for the winner, Simon Harris.
Conservatives have gained seats and kept control of Shropshire Council in the local elections.
BBC Local Live
The man who held up the Barclays bank in Shifnal with an imitation handgun and then robbed a shop in Market Drayton hours later has 21 previous convictions - including ones for robbery and theft.
Shrewsbury Crown Court heard 33-year-old Mark Gillan had been a law-abiding citizen for over four years and Judge James Tindal called the raids "24 hours of madness".Copyright: BBC
Gillan has been jailed for seven years for carrying out the raids, for possessing imitation firearms and for stealing a car and number plates.Quote Message: In 24 hours of madness, you undid all the good work you'd done by staying out of trouble... and left a wake of anxiety, stress and psychological trauma in your victims." from Judge James Tindal
Repairs to the roof and tower on St Mary's church in Shawbury are complete and workmen will be packing up their bags on Monday.
The work started last autumn and it ended up costing a lot more than expected, because of damage done in high winds last November.
Only three of the 74 seats on Shropshire Council changed hands in the local authority elections, meaning the Conservatives have more than 30 extra councillors than their nearest rivals - the Lib Dems.
Owen Paterson, the man who will fight to retain the North Shropshire seat for the Conservatives at the general election, tweeted to say it was a clear mandate for the party.
But Philip Dunne, their candidate for the Ludlow seat, said there was still a credible opposition on Shropshire Council.
Political reporter, BBC Shropshire
The main story of the Shropshire Council elections was the Conservatives further strengthening their grip on power, but the results of the Green Party was an interesting sub-plot.
They gained one seat in Shrewsbury and lost one in Oswestry and came within 11 votes of taking another.
Their outgoing councillor, Duncan Kerr, believes the party still has a big role to play.
The Lib Dems ended up losing one seat on Shropshire Council, with the Green Party taking the Porthill ward from them.
But, Councillor Heather Kidd said she was relatively pleased with the way their vote held up, especially in the south of the county.Copyright: BBC
The party maintains its grip on all three Ludlow wards.Quote Message: Ludlow town stays yellow, that's very good. Clee Hill yellow." from Heather Kidd Lib Dem councillor
The leader of the Labour group on Shropshire Council, Alan Mosley, admitted to having "concerns" after failing to gain any seats in the local authority elections.
His party ended up losing one to the Conservatives and Mr Moseley said "in normal circumstances we'd be gaining lots of council seats".Copyright: Alan Mosely
But the councillor refused to answer questions about the leadership of Jeremy CorbynQuote Message: Of course we've got concerns. We should be polling a lot better than we are." from Councillor Alan Mosley Labour leader on Shropshire Council
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Know any young children who might be interested in having a go at cricket?
Now's the time to get them involved with the England & Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) grassroots programme for five- to eight-year-olds called All Stars Cricket.
All Stars Cricket is an eight-week course that is being introduced in May through local cricket clubs and centres, offering youngsters a first experience of the sport.
Sign up here and children will receive a backpack of cricket gear.
A major road between Shropshire and the Welsh coast will be closed overnight for three months this summer and completely over some weekends for improvement works to be carried out.
BBC Weather Watchers
The sun is out across Shropshire this morning. Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Bingoswestry for this picture of blue skies across Ludlow.Copyright: Bingoswestry
Councillor Malcolm Pate wants to remain as the leader of the council after seeing the Conservatives increase their majority by three seats.
He said there will be a meeting on 15 May when the party will select its leader and that he wanted to "finish the job he started".Copyright: Shropshire Council
Here's how Shropshire Council is shaping up and how it compares with the pre-election numbers.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
The counting has finished in the Shropshire Council elections and very little has changed as a result of it.
The Conservatives keep their comfortable majority and gained three extra councillors.Copyright: BBC
Labour and the Lib Dems both lost a councillor and there is one fewer independent.
The Greens came within a whisker of gaining Oswestry West, but end up with just the one councillor.
Plans to open a new clothes store in Shrewsbury have moved a step closer.
Political reporter, BBC Shropshire
The Green Party almost pulled off another surprise - coming within 11 votes of taking the Oswestry West ward from the Conservatives.
Vince Hunt has held on to the seat, but said he was disappointed it ended up so close.Copyright: BBC
It's been a mixed morning for the Green Party in the county, gaining one seat on Shropshire Council, but losing another.
Elsewhere, most of the wards are being retained by the councillors who held them before the election - meaning very little change to the overall make up of the authority.
Julian Dean, the man who took the Porthill ward for the Greens pointed to an increase in the turnout as evidence of "real enthusiasm" for their message.