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  1. Muller looks to create 50 jobs in Telford
  2. Former teacher charged with historic sex offences
  3. No Welshpool air show next year
  4. Salzburg or Hibernians await TNS in Champions League
  5. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017

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By Andy Giddings

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  1. Good morning from the BBC Shropshire newsroom

    Les Walton

    Journalist, BBC Shropshire

    The team and I will be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather between now and 18.00.

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

  3. Primary school celebrates Ofsted with a parade

    Paul Shuttleworth

    Reporter, BBC Shropshire

    Children and teachers from Newdale Primary school have been parading through local streets this afternoon, to celebrate being rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Earlier, they sang songs on the school playing fields.

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    Video caption: Children from Newdale primary school and nursery have paraded through local streets today
  4. Football: Hibernians or Salzburg await winners of TNS tie

    The draw has been made for the third qualifying round of the Champions League

    If The New Saints can beat the Croatian champions HNK Rijeka, they will face either Salzburg of Austria or Hibernians of Malta.

    TNS vs Rijeka

    They were beaten 2-0 in the away leg and will attempt to turn that around in the home leg next week.

  5. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a bright and dry evening with sunny spells, the region will tend to cloud over during the night. Low cloud, rain and drizzle will reach the region by morning. Lows of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  6. Bravery awards for police officers who dealt with petrol incident

    Two police officers from Telford who saved a woman who had been doused in petrol by a man threatening to set her on fire have been given police bravery awards.


    PCs Phil Parke and Steve Bloomer managed to pull her to safety and bring the man under control, but suffered cuts and chemical burns in the process.

    Quote Message: We must remember these are ordinary people with lives and families outside of work, who do extraordinary things to keep others safe. I am very pleased to see them getting the recognition they deserve.” from John Campion West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioenr
    John CampionWest Mercia Police and Crime Commissioenr
  7. Football: Shrewsbury play Villa and Telford face Wolves

    BBC Sport

    Both Shrewsbury Town and AFC Telford United face Championship opposition tomorrow.

    Shrewsbury's new-look side will be playing Aston Villa at the newly named Montgomery Waters Meadow.

    Telford will be playing an under-23 side from Wolves.

  8. Fancy getting into motorsport?


    Here's Red Bull team principal Christian Horner giving you five reasons why motorsport could suit you....

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    Video caption: Red Bull Formula 1 Team's Christian Horner: five reasons to take part in motorsport

    And if you want to look into it further, take a look at the Get Inspired guide.

  9. No Welshpool air show next year

    There will be no Welshpool air show next year, because the organisers are short of money.

    The small airfield there has been putting on the shows since 2008, working with the larger RAF Cosford air show to piggy-back on their displays.

    Air show

    The owner of the airfield, Linda Jones, said the show committee would meet next spring to decide whether to bring it back in 2019, but explained that bad weather for the last two shows had hit their takings and that they would have to raise more money.

    Quote Message: We have got a lot of fixed costs and we've been really unlucky two consecutive years of poor weather, so we've used our reserves." from Linda Jones Air show organiser
    Linda JonesAir show organiser
  10. Cricket: Shropshire travelling to Cornwall

    BBC Sport

    Shropshire travel to St Austell this weekend for a three-day minor counties match against Cornwall.

    At the half-way point in the season they're second in the Western Division table, 14 points behind leaders Berkshire, but the teams are still closely bunched, with sixth-placed Cornwall just eight points behind Shropshire.


    All-rounder Tom Weston, who used to play for Bridgnorth, will be playing his first game of the season - he now plays club cricket in Sussex.

  11. Your photos: Grey cloud in Telford and Longnor

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's remaining grey overhead, but we're getting some great photos shared with us by the BBC Weather Watchers.

    These ones were taken in Telford (top) and Longnor (below).

  12. Husband and wife sentenced for taking money from business

    A husband and wife have been sentenced after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.

    Aimee Purchase, 36, from Much Wenlock, admitted fraud by abuse of a position of trust and was jailed for two years and eight months, while 38-year-old Rikki James Purchase pleaded guilty to money laundering and was given a two-year suspended sentence.

    West Mercia Police said more than £100,000 had been laundered in all.

    Mr and Mrs Purchase

    Officers said Mrs Purchase was employed as a finance director for a Stourbridge company and they found she had transferred money to accounts held by the couple, to fund their lifestyle and support Mr Purchase's own business.

    The force said both defendants would now also face proceedings to recover the assets they stole.

  13. Former Shrewsbury School teacher facing historic sex offence charges

    A former Shrewsbury School teacher has been charged with a series of sex attacks, dating back almost 40 years to his days teaching in West Sussex.

    Gary Dobbie, who is 66 and now lives in France, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of attempted indecent assault on a male and three of indecent assault on a female.

    Christ's Hospital School

    He was suspended by Shrewsbury School at the time of his arrest in January 2016 and left in six months later.

    The school said: "As far as we are aware these charges are in no way connected to Shrewsbury School."

    Three other men, who also taught at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham are also charged with sex offences and he is due to appear in court next month.

  14. Your photos: A cloudy morning in south Shropshire

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a cloudy start today and we've had some great photos shared by BBC Weather Watchers in Church Stretton (top) and Ludlow (below).

    Fields near Ludlow