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Live Reporting

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  1. Two arrested on suspicion of murder are released

    Police have released two men who were arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a man in Telford on Boxing Day.

    The 32-year-old died after being found unresponsive on High Street, in Dawley, and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today.

    Crime scene

    One man was released on police bail, a second man has been released under investigation.

  2. Your photos: Spectacular sunset

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We've had dozens of photos from our BBC Weather Watchers showing yesterday's spectacular sunset.

    Here are three from users Raj's Range in Telford, Shropshire, Lukazure in Leintwardine, Herefordshire and Mr Twister in Leek, Staffordshire:

  3. Man in court over Wellington stabbing

    BBC Shropshire

    A man's due in court charged with attempted murder after an 18-year-old was stabbed.

    St John Street, Wellington

    The man was left with potentially life-changing injuries after the attack in St John Street in Wellington, Telford at 02:55 GMT on Friday.

    Mubasher Mehmood, 24, of Windsor Road, Wellington, has been charged with attempted murder, dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon.

    He is due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court.

  4. A sunny and clear day

    Kaye Forster

    Weather Presenter

    Any early mist and fog should lift to leave a mainly fine day with sunny spells. High: 10C/50F.

    Video content

    Video caption: Kaye Forster

    Then staying dry this evening with clear spells before turning more cloudy through the night. Low: 5C/41F.

    Stay up-to-date with the BBC Weather website.

  5. Your photos: Murky views

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It may have been a murky old day on the weather front but our local BBC Weather Watchers still snapped some great views across the West Midlands.

    Here are three from users Mr Twister, in Leek, Staffordshire; Snapper Simon, in Church Stretton, Shropshire; and Littleacorns, in Southam, Warwickshire.

    Church Stretton
  6. Next move in plans for large Shrewsbury development

    BBC Shropshire

    A major development planned in Shrewsbury has moved a step forward after the latest plans were submitted for approval.

    Bovis Homes has already had outline permission for up to 550 homes, a 70-bed care home, a community hub and children’s play area in Oteley Road.

    Shropshire Council has earmarked land south of the road as a development site.

    Now the company has asked for layout, landscaping and the scale of the scheme to be approved by planning chiefs.

  7. Cloudy and mainly dry for next 24 hours

    BBC Weather

    Tonight's set to stay cloudy and dry with some mist in places. Low: 6C/43F.

    Sheep in Longnor, Shropshire

    The weekend's then expected to start grey and misty with some drizzle around before turning generally dry and cloudy. High 10C/50F.

    Get a latest forecast at any time from the BBC Weather website.

  8. Your photos: Cloudy skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We're set for a cloudy day and some of our local BBC Weather Watchers have been out already, taking photos of the weather in their area.

    These are from users Dawn Treader, in Congleton, Cheshire; Ken M, in Lydbury North, Shropshire; and OldStation, in Lyonshall, Herefordshire.

    Lydbury North
  9. Mayor's ultimatum 'still in place' despite ticket offer

    Allen Cook

    BBC News

    The West Midlands mayor says his ultimatum to West Midlands Trains remains in place despite the firm offering discounts to season ticket holders.


    The operator's made the move after months of disruption following the introduction of a new timetable in May, which the firm's claimed is too complex.

    Earlier this week, mayor Andy Street said he expected a reliable service from 31 January or he'd ask the government to remove the franchise from the company.

    He's now welcomed the discount move but said his ultimatum was still in place.

  10. Telford death: Street cordoned off after body find

    BBC Shropshire

    A street in a town centre remains sealed off this afternoon with a murder inquiry under way after a man was found dead.

    High Street, Dawley, sealed off

    The 32-year-old was found unresponsive in Dawley High Street, Telford, on Boxing Day and West Mercia Police are treating his death as "unexplained".

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    The street remains taped off from the Flying Fish Restaurant all the way down to the Co-op and people are not being allowed near the Talbot Inn.

  11. Passengers offered season ticket discount over disruption

    Season ticket holders on services run by West Midlands Trains will be offered discounts from January after months of disruption.

    Passengers at a railway station

    Passengers on both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway have seen delays, cancellations and overcrowding over the past few months.

    The operator blamed a new timetable introduced in May, which it claims is too complex.

    Passengers using weekly, monthly and annual season tickets will be offered a 3% cut in the cost, which the firm claims will offset the annual 2.8% rise in national fares from 2 January.

    West Midlands Trains says the timetable will also be simplified in May and it'll offer other passengers a summer ticket promotion.

    Earlier this week, West Midlands mayor Andy Street said he'd ask the government to strip the operator of the franchise if it didn't restore a reliable service by 31 January.