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Video: What's the weather got in store?

Mel Coles

BBC Weather presenter

It should be a dry evening with spells of late sunshine and clear spells overnight.

It will feel humid throughout the night with lows of 14C (57F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Hospital X-ray machine 'still in box after four months'

An X-ray machine which cost £158,000 is still in its box at Ludlow Community Hospital, four months after it was bought, the hospital league of friends has said.

The group funded the equipment and said a room had been cleared to make way for it, but a dispute at the hospital was holding things up.

Ludlow hospital

Peter Corfield, from Ludlow's League of Friends, said the situation was "ridiculous", but he hoped it would be resolved within the next month.

The Shropshire Community Health Trust, which runs the hospital, said the hold-up was because it needed to get permission from NHS Property Services, which owns the building.

We are keen to bring this X-Ray equipment into use as soon as possible, as it will be hugely beneficial to the people of Ludlow and south Shropshire. We appreciate it is taking time to get it installed, but we need the go-ahead from NHS Property Services, as the owners of the Ludlow Hospital building, to do that. We are in almost daily contact with them to progress the matter

Jan DitheridgeChief Executive of Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

In the papers: Hundreds of homes for power station site

Shropshire Star

These are among the headlines in the Shropshire Star today:

Two more arrests following attack in Telford

Another two people have been arrested in connection with an assault in Telford yesterday afternoon which left a man in his 40s unconscious with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Police were called to Withywood Drive, in Malinslee, at 16:30 and arrested a woman aged 38 and a 15-year-old boy.

Police car

Officers have now arrested two 16-year-old boys and all four are in custody on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Rural maternity units to remain closed to inpatients

Andy Giddings

BBC News

Shropshire's three rural maternity units are going to remain closed to inpatients and women wanting to give birth.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust says it's taken the decision so it can "safely staff" its two main maternity units, at the Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal hospitals.

Maternity bed

The units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Oswestry have been affected by a series of unplanned closures since last year.

A consultation about their future will start, the hospital trust says, adding it cannot say when they might reopen.

The circumstances which led to our decision to suspend some services from the 20th May remain unchanged. Unfortunately the issues which have been affecting our maternity service continue

Sarah JamiesonHead of Midwifery at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Ice hockey: Former GB defenceman re-signs for Tigers

The former Great Britain player Jonathan Weaver is returning for a fifth season with Telford Tigers.

Despite missing a large part of the season through injury and suspension, he was the highest-scoring defenceman in the NIHL North last season.

Jonathan Weaver
Steve Brodie

Weaver will wear the “A” on his shirt as an assistant captain.

Jonathan is simply one of the best players of his generation, one of the top British players of all time and I hope the fans in Telford appreciate having been able to watch him play for the four previous seasons he has been in Telford

Tom WatkinsTelford Tigers head coach

BreakingThe New Saints to face Macedonian champions

The New Saints have been drawn against the champions of Macedonia, Shkëdija, in the first qualifying round for the Champions League.

The games will be played on 11/12 July and 17/18 July.

The New Saints sign
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Champions League draw for New Saints

Andy Giddings

BBC News

The New Saints will find out today who they'll play in the first qualifying round for the Champions League.

The Oswestry-based champions of Wales are seeded alongside the likes of Celtic and Red Star Belgrade.

Champions League trophy at Park Hall

Potential opponents include Northern Ireland's Crusaders, Cork City, Valur of Iceland and Olimpia Ljubljana from Slovenia.

Former power station sold to regeneration company

Ironbridge Power Station has been sold to regeneration company Harworth Group.

The 350-acre (141-hectare) site in Shropshire, which used to burn coal before converting to burning wood chips, closed in November 2015.

Ironbridge power station

Harworth Group said it "specialises in the regeneration of former coalfield sites and other brownfield land into employment areas, new residential developments and low carbon energy projects".

Shropshire Council said in its local development plan the land might be suitable for homes.

We have proved with our major developments of former coal mines and other industrial sites across the North of England and the Midlands that we have the core skills required to effectively redevelop complex sites and we look forward to doing the same at Ironbridge

Owen MichaelsonChief Executive of Harworth Group

Woman and boy arrested over 'life-threatening' assault

A woman and teenage boy have been arrested after a man suffered potentially life-threatening injuries during an assault, police say.

Withywood Road

Officers are speaking to the 38-year-old and 15-year-old about the attack, which happened at about 16:30 BST in Malinslee, Telford, on Monday.

The man in his 40s, who was found unconscious in Withywood Drive, remains in hospital.

The West Mercia Force has not yet said what the pair have been arrested on suspicion of.

Extra officers patrolled the area overnight.

Water firms failed customers during 'Beast from the East'

BBC Business News

Some of the UK's biggest water companies, including Severn Trent, did not support customers properly during this winter's Beast from the East snow chaos, causing "significant hardship", Ofwat has said.

Snow scene
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Coventry carmaker Jaguar Land Rover agreed to stop production to preserve the water supply for homes, hospitals and schools and Cadbury also sent workers home during the freezing weather in March.

The regulator said more than 200,000 customers were left without water for more than four hours and tens of thousands were cut off for days.

Severn Trent, South East, Southern and Thames Water performed worst, it found.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Mel Coles

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a mainly dry and warm day with the possibility of some drizzle and highs of 22C (72F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

In the papers: Bomb shell found at building site

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Video: What's the weather got in store?

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It should be a mainly dry night with occasional clear spells and lows of 14C (57F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Dean Henderson in action for Shrewsbury

Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson joins Sheffield United on a season's loan following his loan at Shrewsbury.

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Severe disruption: A51 Cheshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A51 Cheshire both ways severe disruption, between Yew Tree Lane and Candle Lane.

A51 Cheshire - A51 London Road in Woore closed in both directions between the Yew Tree Lane junction and the Candle Lane junction, because of a spillage on the road.

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

Police force recruiting 90 new officers

Ninety new police officers are being recruited by West Mercia Police from today.

Back of police officer uniform

In April 2012, the force had 2,180 officers, but that number fell to 1,972 by March this year.

The force's police and crime commissioner, John Campion, says the move will make communities safer and that the new officers will be taken on over the next 12 months.

Daniel Kawczynski

Daniel Kawczynski is told he faces no action over claims he acted inappropriately towards a researcher.

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