A father's rant on school holiday costs has sparked calls for action over the amount travel companies charge during school holidays.
A Telford couple due in court today could face jail after taking their three children on an unauthorised holiday during the school term.
A 23-year-old man who strangled teenager Georgia Williams and dumped her body in woodland before fleeing to Scotland has admitted murder.
Four people have been arrested in connection with almost 70 burglaries at homes across the Black Country, Shropshire and Staffordshire.
One hundred police officers from three police forces carried out a series of raids early this morning at nine properties. Three man in their twenties were arrested from a travellers' site on Oak Lane in Kingswinford. A 48-year-old man was arrested at a property on Wolverhampton Road in Heath Town.
Police believe homes are being targeted for Asian gold.
Residents in Telford who complained about a fishy smell coming from their drains have been told it was caused by dead piranhas, which had likely been flushed down the toilet.
Severn Trent Water says, when it investigated the sewers in Madeley, it also found a number of other dead fish.
It is not the first time sewers in Shropshire have been blocked by odd items - in January sewers in Ditton Priors, near Bridgnorth, were found to be blocked by piles of pants that had been flushed down the toilet.
Sue Fulford, customer operations manager for Severn Trent Water said: "The drains that take waste water away from your home are only a few inches wide and are only meant to take water, toilet roll and human waste.
"Toilet roll is meant to break down when it gets wet so it washes easily through the system."
A man has died following a car crash in Shropshire this morning.
Emergency services were called to the incident on the A495 in Llanyblodwel just before 8:40am.
The man was confirmed dead at the scene.
Two people have died in separate crashed across the Midlands this afternoon.
A motorcyclist was knocked of their bike after crashing with a HGV in Bromfield Road, Ludlow,
Shropshire, at around 2.30pm.
Paramedics and the Midlands Air Ambulance attended but nothing could be done, and they were declared dead at the scene.
Just under an hour later, a lorry crashed off the A429 in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, overturning and landing on its side in a copse of trees.
The driver was also declared dead at the scene.
Council leaders in Shropshire have welcomed the launch of the new £10 million Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
The museum opens its doors today after an extensive regeneration project.
Councillor Steve Charmley, tourism chief for Shropshire County Council, said it would be the "jewel in the crown" of the county.
I'm delighted that the new Museum and Art Gallery will be open to the public so that they can see for themselves the result of our work to restore this unique collection of buildings, as well as the wonderful collection of items that will be on display - many for the first time.
We look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to what will be a real cultural attraction and a real highlight on Shropshire's tourism map.
– Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire County Council
By hosting the Visitor Information Centre, the Museum and Art Gallery will also be a point of arrival for visitors to Shrewsbury and Shropshire and will be a real jewel in the crown for the town and for the county.
A large number of highly skilled people have worked incredibly hard over a long period to make the new Museum and Art Gallery a reality.
The work has been painstaking and often hard, but the results are stunning and I really do hope people will be impressed with what they see and what we have done.
The doors to Shrewsbury's new Museum and Art Gallery will finally open today thanks to a multi-million pound restoration project.
The museum has been installed at the grade II-listed former Music Hall and the 13th century Vaughan mansion, which have both had to be renovated and restored as part of the £10 million scheme.
The scale of the work needed to the buildings was not clear until the project had started, when the level of decay to the historic structures was discovered.
But now, the museum is set to open to visitors for the first time. It can also cater for meetings, conferences and weddings.
An apprentice butcher from Shropshire has been named as the best young sausage maker in the East Midlands.
Jess Pugh is training at the Ludlow Food Centre while on a two year apprenticeship. Her pork, apple and sage sausage impressed the judges at the East Midlands Pork Product Excellence Awards.
The parents of a young army recruit who died during training at a barracks linked to bullying allegation have welcomed a new inquest into her death.
Private Cheryl James was found with gunshot wounds at the Deepcut Barracks in Surrey nearly 20 years ago.
She was one of four young soldiers who died there between 1995 and 2002, sparking allegations of abuse.
Cheryl's father, Des James from Oswestry, hopes a jury will find out exactly how his daughter died.
Private James Collinson
Aged 17, from Perth, Scotland. Pte Collinson was found with a single gunshot wound through his chin in March 2002.
Private Cheryl James
Age 18, from Llangollen, north Wales. Pte James was found dead with a bullet through her forehead, in November 1995.
Private Sean Benton
Aged 20, from Hastings in East Sussex. Pte Benton was found dead with five gunshot wounds while on guard in June 1995.
Private Geoff Gray
Aged 17, from Seaham in County Durham. Pte Gray was found dead with two gunshot wounds to his head while on guard duty in September 2001.
The family of Cheryl James say they are relieved at the Attorney General's decision to allow them permission to apply for a fresh inquest into the death of their daughter.
Pte James was one of four soldiers who died at Deepcut barracks in Surrey between 1995 and 2002.
– Des and Doreen James, parents of Pte James
We're relieved and delighted by the Attorney General's decision.
It's truly an emotional day - it's been a long and painful process, with so many hurdles, but we never considered giving up.
Cheryl had her whole life in front of her; when our young people lose their lives serving their country, not only do they deserve a full and independent investigation into their deaths, it must be their absolute right.
We may now finally achieve a meaningful inquiry into her death and we hope it brings about real change for future recruits.