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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A49 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A49 Shropshire both ways severe accident, from B4371 Sandford Avenue to A489.

    A49 Shropshire - A49 closed in both directions from the B4371 Sandford Avenue junction to the A489 junction, because of accident investigation work. Traffic is coping well. Diversion in operation - Southbound via Hollow black circle and Northbound via Hollow black triangle:.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A442 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A442 Shropshire both ways severe accident, from A458 to Dudmaston Hall.

    A442 Shropshire - A442 in Danesford closed in both directions from the A458 junction to the Dudmaston Hall junction, because of a serious accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A483 Wrexham both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A483 Wrexham both ways severe accident, from A5 to A5.

    A483 Wrexham - A483 closed in both directions from Halton Roundabout to Mile End Roundabout, because of an accident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A5 Shropshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A5 Shropshire both ways severe accident, from A483 to B4396.

    A5 Shropshire - A5 closed and it's heavy in both directions from Mile End Roundabout in Middleton to Wolfshead roundabout in Kinton, because of an accident.

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

  5. Hospital chief exec 'would welcome back inspectors'

    Shropshire's hospitals would welcome back Care Quality Commission inspectors "at any time", the interim chief executive of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has said - because she believes improvements are being made.

    Paula Clark was responding to a critical CQC inspection report which found further failings in the two accident and emergency departments and said the trust had worked hard to recruit more staff, and had made offers to 19 more nurses.

    Paula Clark

    The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, called the CQC report "really concerning", but welcomed the change in leadership at the trust, since the inspectors visited.

    He also said he thought Paula Clark had a "fantastic reputation" and that his council would do everything it could to support her.

  6. Operation 'stop that sheep' gets under way

    Police have been pulling over livestock vehicles in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, in an attempt to crack down on cattle-rustling.

    The West Mercia Police force says thieves have been taking animals from farms and attempting to sell them on through livestock markets.

    They're calling it "operation stop that sheep".


    Officers have also been checking vehicles carrying large quantities of waste, including scrap vehicles.

  7. Tests suggest cancer treatment is working for Zac Oliver

    The family of a boy who's been to the USA to be treated for a rare form of leukaemia say his latest tests have come back clear.

    A fundraising campaign raised £500,000 to send five-year-old Zac Oliver from Broseley, in Shropshire, to Philadelphia for gene-therapy.

    Zac Oliver

    Initial tests, in March, suggested the therapy had worked, but he had to go back for these follow-up tests.

  8. Plans to reinstate canal bridge submitted

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Some of today's stories from the Local Democracy Reporting Service include:

    • Plans to reinstate a bridge over the Montgomery Canal in Shropshire have been submitted to Shropshire Council as part of a major restoration programme.
    • Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight against plans to massively expand a rural community in Solihull.
    • There were hundreds of reports of begging on the streets of Solihull in the first few months of the year, official figures have shown.
  9. Archaeologists discover original Norman castle

    An archaeological dig in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle has come to an end and the team carrying out the excavations says it now knows where the original ditch around the base of the Norman castle was.

    The team, led by Dr Nigel Baker from the University of Birmingham, had been following up geophysical scans which suggested there may be some sort of structure beneath the surface and had hoped to find evidence of medieval buildings.

    Dig site

    But Dr Baker said the 3m deep ditch they had uncovered instead was "a serious bit of Norman military architecture" and that they had "confirmed all our earlier suspicions".

    The holes are now being filled in and photos have been taken, to record what they found.

  10. NHS boss candidate quit last job after pay rise review

    Joanne Gallacher

    Political reporter, BBC Shropshire

    The preferred candidate to take over running the merged clinical commissioning group for Shropshire was previously in charge at the Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, but resigned after a government investigation into pay increases.

    Katherine Sheerin is believed to be the person wanted for the new job, but the final sign-off is in the hands of NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.


    Ms Sheerin quit as the chief officer of Liverpool's CCG after a review found weaknesses in governance at the organisation and the management of conflict of interests.

  11. Your pictures: Misty morning

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It was a misty start for some of the BBC Weather Watchers looking at some of the pictures uploaded today.

    These images were taken in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Kings Norton, and Lydbury North in Shropshire.

    Kings Norton
    Lydbury North
  12. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Early cloud should break up leaving a sunny afternoon with highs of 23C (73F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands