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  1. Beacons lit at end of Remembrance Day

    About 1,000 beacons were lit at the end of Remembrance Day commemorations last night to mark a return to the light of peace after the horrors of World War One.

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    Video caption: The beacons were lit to signify a return to peace

    Fires were lit in Rugeley, Stone, Cound, Worcester, the Malvern Hills, Kempsey and Ross-on-Wye among others across the West Midlands.

    Beacon in Cound
  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry day with sunny spells with a few scattered showers this afternoon and highs of 10C (50F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
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    Video caption: Recreated Talisman steam engine preparing for 300-mile tour

    Only five Talisman steam engines were ever made before this one.

  4. A&E overnight closure still set to go ahead

    BBC Shropshire

    The Accident and Emergency unit at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital is still set to close overnight from 5 December, the hospital trust has said.

    Rumours have appeared on social media that the planned temporary closure would be shelved now Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been put in special measures.

    A&E at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital

    However, Chief Executive Simon Wright has said the plans remain in place at the moment, but a "huge amount of work is going on to try and avoid this".

    The overnight closure, first set out as a contingency plan years ago, is being introduced due to staff shortages, particularly among middle grade doctors and specialist emergency nurses.

  5. Video: What’s the weather got in store?

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    It will be very wet and windy for a time overnight with heavy rain moving through and lows of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  6. Ice hockey clubs plan to mark Remembrance Day

    BBC Sport

    The 100th anniversary of the end of World War One is being marked by ice hockey clubs this weekend.

    Telford Tigers are offering free admission for armed forces personnel for their match at home to Billingham Stars on Sunday and will be holding a minute's silence with a bugler playing the Last Post.

    Head coach Tom Watkins said it was to "show our gratitude to those that have served and continue to serve our country."

    Remembrance at Telford Tigers game

    Coventry Blaze, who host Glasgow Clan on Sunday, have raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion by selling the Armistice Day jerseys the players will be wearing on the ice this weekend.

    They put 25 up for sale at £150 each and they were snapped up in just 35 minutes.

    Armistice jersey
  7. In the papers: NHS boss defends special measures move

    Shropshire Star

    A few of the stories making the headlines on the Shropshire Star website today:

  8. Armistice light projection tribute

    John Bray

    BBC News

    A town in Shropshire is marking Armistice Day with a light projection on its parish church.

    Shopkeepers in Much Wenlock have also marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One by decorating their shop windows.

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    Video caption: Much Wenlock marks The Armistice with lights
  9. Could special measures move frighten off hospital staff?

    BBC Shropshire

    A hospital boss says it's important staff (and potential staff) are not frightened off now it has been put into special measures.

    The latest move, revealed by the government yesterday, means Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is no longer trusted to run itself alone.

    Hospital sign

    The trust was already reporting to a watchdog over maternity and emergency services care at both Royal Shrewsbury and The Princess Royal hospitals.

    Quote Message: I spent a long time yesterday reassuring our staff, because they were very upset. I’ve also had to spend some time with some new starters to convince them to stay with us. We’re in the process of appointing a further seven A&E nurses, and we all know how desperately we need those." from Simon Wright Chief executive, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
    Simon WrightChief executive, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  10. Special measures hospital 'needs support'

    A move to put Shropshire's main hospitals into special measures should be welcomed, according to the chair of health commissioners in the county.

    Dr Julian Povey said the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hadn't been sent a copy of health Secretary Matt Hancock's letter, but wasn't surprised at the move given the "wave of problems".

    Hospital sign

    The trust is being investigated over a number of baby deaths.

    It is also reporting to a watchdog over maternity and emergency services care at both Royal Shrewsbury and The Princess Royal hospitals.

    Quote Message: We’ve seen from the leaked messages from the CQC letters there’s a number of challenges happening at SaTh across quite a few different department and what the trust needs is some support to work through those problems. It’s plainly obvious that without that support they’re not able to do it themselves." from Dr Julian Povey Chair of Shropshire CCG
    Dr Julian PoveyChair of Shropshire CCG
  11. Ferocious barn fire investigated

    A barn fire overnight, close to Much Wenlock in Shropshire, is being investigated by police.

    Barn fire

    About 25 firefighters tackled the blaze in Shipton, after being called to the scene just after midnight.

    About 100 tonnes of straw was destroyed in the incident, said Shropshire Fire Service.

    Barn fire
    Barn fire
  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    It will be rather cloudy today with some bright spells before heavy rain and strong winds arrive towards evening with highs of 13C (55F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  13. Dozens of heritage buildings 'saved' from decay

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    While 31 new sites in the West Midlands have been added to Historic England's At Risk register, the organisation says dozens in the region have also been saved.

    Glassworks, Stourbridge

    They include the Redhouse, Whitehouse and Newhouse glassworks in Stourbridge, described as a "landmark icon" of the British glass industry.

    Also saved are the All Saints Church on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, (pictured) and Clifford Castle, Clifford, Herefordshire.

    All Saints Church

    But sites newly added to the At Risk register include the family home of Joseph Chamberlain, Highbury Hall (pictured), Birmingham, and Kinlet Hall in Shropshire.

    Highbury Hall