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  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a cloudy and wet day with heavy rain spreading through the area and highs of 13C (55F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Steam train to make trip down rarely-used line

    A steam train is making a trip down a rarely-used railway track in Shropshire on Sunday.

    The Clun Castle is making two journeys along the Coalbrookdale branch line - which hasn't been used regularly since 2015 - on Sunday afternoon, and hundreds of spectators are expected to turn out to see it.

    Clun Castle

    Network Rail is warning spectators to stay off the track after what it describes as "dangerous and illegal behaviour during tours of Flying Scotsman" elsewhere in the country.

    And drone-users are being reminded they're not allowed to fly within 50 metres of the railway.

  3. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    There will be some heavy and potentially thundery showers into the evening with high winds and lows of 9C (48F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  4. Pair to move out of former pub after row with council

    The owners of a Shropshire village pub say they'll be moving out today, after being served with an enforcement notice by Telford and Wrekin Council

    The local authority said the building had been converted into a home without permission and told John Hickinbottom and Susan King to either reopen it as a pub or leave.

    Cleveland Arms

    The Cleveland Arms closed in 2016 and the pair said it was because the building was structurally unsound and doesn't comply with fire safety regulations.

    But the council said it was unsafe as a result of work they had carried out, which involved removing a bar and part of the ground-floor interior.

    The pub itself is now up for sale.

  5. Heavy rain and thunderstorms likely to disrupt travel

    Parts of the West Midlands are already seeing heavy rain showers, but it's set to get worse.

    A Met Office is warning is in place for most of the West Midlands until 23:00, with Warwickshire and Worcestershire expected to face the worse of the weather.

    Some flooding of homes and businesses is likely, the Met Office said, with spray and flooding on roads likely to disrupt travel.

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  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M54 Shropshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M54 Shropshire westbound severe disruption, at J3 for A41 Newport Road.

    M54 Shropshire - M54 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J3, A41 (Albrighton), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Town to get new medical practice

    A business plan for a new medical practice in Shifnal has been approved and construction could start early next year, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group has said.

    It will be built on the new Haughton Road housing estate, and the CCG said it could be ready to open in early 2021.

    Design for medical practice

    If planning permission is granted the building will have 11 consulting rooms, plus more for treatment, counselling and interviews, as well as spaces for 58 cars outside.

  8. Weather warning extended

    A weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms has been extended across much of the the West Midlands.

    Weather warning picture

    Some flooding is likely with wet roads set to affect travel, said the Met Office.

    The yellow warning is in place from 14:00 to 23:00.

  9. Town centre medical practice finds new home

    A new home has been found for the medical practice in Shrewsbury town centre and it's expected to open in June next year.

    The Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group says the existing Riverside GP practice, which cares for 10,000 registered patients, will move into a block of the new Tannery development on Barker Street, next to the student accommodation block.

    Medical Practice

    There are also plans for a pharmacy on the ground floor of the building.

  10. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cloudy start, rain will move in from the south - some of it heavy at times - with top temperatures of 15C (59F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  11. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It should be a mainly dry night with clear spells before rain moves in with lows of 7C (45F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  12. 'No evidence' parking changes hurting trade

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Shropshire Council says there's "no evidence" that changes to parking charges in Ludlow have hurt businesses in the town.

    Councillor Tim Gill, the Ludlow mayor, said the new charges were driving businesses away from the town and claimed trade was down 18%, but the local authority's transport commissioner Kevin Atkin said the only effect had been to see more motorists park in outlying car parks.


    Mr Aitkin also said there was evidence drivers were using on-street parking less and making more use of debit and credit cards to pay for their tickets.

    Quote Message: There is no evidence to suggest the new parking strategy is impacting negatively on the town. However, there is evidence that the parking behaviour has changed with increased usage of outlying car parks within the town.” from Kevin Aitkin Shropshire Council
    Kevin AitkinShropshire Council
  13. MP calls for debate into A&E funding

    MP Jeremy Lefroy has called for better funding for small Accident and Emergency units across the country.

    Earlier this week, campaigners said they were concerned for the future of Stafford's County Hospital after a consultation was launched to consider health services across the county.

    Speaking in Parliament this morning, the Conservative MP called for a debate on smaller A&E units, saying Stafford A&E and its counterpart in Telford were "vital" to the local and regional health system.

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    Video caption: MP calls for better funding for small A&Es

    Telford's A&E is set to be downgraded under plans to reorganise hospital services in Shropshire.