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  1. Children's services boss: 'The focus needs to change'

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    After children's services in Herefordshire were told it was not fit for purpose, the man charged with its improvement says he'll be listening closely to both children and members of staff.

    A High Court judgement in May said Herefordshire Council's children's services department had "utterly failed" to support the public.

    The offices

    Interim Director of Children and Families, Darryl Freeman, said the focus of the department needs to change.

    He said: "I feel privileged to be in the role that I'm in and I've had some very full and frank conversations with our workforce.

    "I welcome the feedback we get both from our own workforce, but also from the wider workforce, and indeed from families."

  2. No one hurt in early morning fire at Sellafield

    Sellafield Fire and Rescue Service says it has dealt with a small fire in the Magnox Reprocessing Plant.

    It happened earlier today at 00:30 and the fire was "quickly extinguished".

    No one was hurt and the fire service says "there were no radiological consequences".

    Sellafield site
  3. Pair quizzed over York death

    Two men have been arrested over the death of another whose body was found at a house in York.

    Markham Crescent

    Police discovered the man at an address on Markham Crescent, York, just after 23:30 BST on Tuesday.

    Officers continue to investigate the circumstances around his death.

    The arrested men, aged 34 and 40, have been released under investigation.

  4. Children and teens urged to get Covid jab

    Cumbria's director of public health is urging children and teenagers who didn't have a Covid vaccine at school to do so over the half term.

    All children aged 12 to 15 in the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

    Colin Cox said: "Anybody who missed their jab at school or has had other problems getting access to their jab or didn't get the consent form in on time can now recover that and you can get your jab over half term."

    Teenage girl gets Covid vaccine

    The government's national booking service for Covid jabs is now open for 12 to 15-year-olds.

    What difference will jabbing young teens make?