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  1. Weather: A dry and dull Friday

    BBC Weather

    A mainly dry, dull day with overcast skies. Light winds and a high of 19C/66F.

    Gnosall
    Image caption: This morning in Gnosall, Staffordshire

    Staying mostly dry tonight with lingering cloud and light winds again. Low: 11C/52F.

    You can get a latest forecast for your area at any time by going to the BBC Weather website.

  2. Weather: A mainly sunny day

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly sunny today with just a few patches of cloud, although there is a slim chance of the odd shower. Highs of 19C (66F).

    This morning in Muxton, Shropshire
    Image caption: Thursday morning in Muxton, Shropshire

    The mostly clear skies are set to start tonight but some bands of high cloud are expected to drift in from the west. Lows of 9C (48F).

    You can get a latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  3. Council's opposition leader to step down

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The leader of the main opposition group on Shropshire Council is to step down from the role after eight years.

    Roger Evans said it was the right time for someone else to take the helm, after seeing the Liberal Democrats through their most successful local elections to date.

    The party, which has been the main opposition group since the council was formed in 2009, now has 14 of the 74 seats on the authority.

    Roger Evans

    Councillor Evans, who represents Longden, said: "I have always felt that after an election is an especially good to take stock and look to the future.

    "I have and feel now is a good time to hand over and allow the group to elect my replacement, to take us forward and ensure the many different communities are listened to and their voices are heard and taken note of.”

    Nominations will open on May 31 and the new group leader will be announced on June 21.

  4. Weather: Sunny and dry

    BBC Weather

    A dry and sunny start to Wednesday before turning a little cloudier in the afternoon, still with plenty of sunshine. High: 14C/57F.

    This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire
    Image caption: This morning in Tamworth, Staffordshire

    There is the chance of an odd light shower this evening but tonight will be mainly dry and clear. Low: 5C/41F.

    You can stay up-to-date with the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  5. Work completed on hospital drains

    The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sign

    Earlier we told you people were being asked not to walk to Shrewsbury's A&E department because of problems with the drains.

    The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital said there was a very strong, unpleasant smell, meaning the drains needed chemical cleaning.

    The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust now says work has been completed and everything is back to normal.

  6. Unexploded bomb found at beauty spot

    The Army was called to deal with an unexploded shell found at a Shropshire beauty spot.

    Spot where unexploded bomb found

    A member of the public came across the Anderson shell in Callow Hollow, on the Long Mynd, said West Mercia Police.

    It was removed and destroyed in a controlled explosion, the force tweeted on Sunday.

  7. Today's weather forecast: Another wet and windy one

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    Another cool day is in store with showers across the West Midlands.

    Video content

    Video caption: The latest West Midlands forecast
  8. Weather forecast: Soaking up the rain

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    A change in the weather is on the way - expect lots of rain with brief spells of sunshine as an area of low pressure moves up from the South West.

    The temperature will range from 12 to 15C (53-59F) but with gusts of up to 40mph it will feel colder than that.

    Grey skies in Brandon, Warwickshire