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    Severe accident: A449 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, from Stourport Turn Off to A442 Droitwich Road.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 Worcester Road in Hartlebury closed in both directions from the Stourport Turn Off junction to the A442 Droitwich Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, from J7 for A44 Worcester to J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J7, A44 (Worcester) to J8 M50, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A443 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A443 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from B4206 Henwick Road to A44 Tybridge Street.

    A443 Worcestershire - A443 Hylton Road in Worcester closed southbound from the B4206 Henwick Road junction to the A44 Tybridge Street junction, because of a lorry that's broken down and recovery work.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J8 M50, because of vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A456 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A456 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, from B4190 Long Bank to Bliss Gate Road.

    A456 Worcestershire - A456 in Callow Hill blocked and queues in both directions from the B4190 Long Bank junction to the Bliss Gate Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

  7. Heineken workers to be balloted on strike action

    About 200 staff at Heineken's cider brewery in Hereford are being balloted on strike action.

    The Unite union said it was taking the action because the company was asking staff to sign new contracts which it said "would result in huge pay reductions for many workers".

    Bulmers factory

    Heineken said it was making the changes to make sure its pay packages were "attractive for colleagues, sustainable for future growth and aligned to market practices".

    It said it was disappointed discussions with the union had broken down without agreement.

    The factory in Hereford makes Strongbow and Bulmers.

    Quote Message: Unite and Heineken have had a good relationship for many years, but the company should be in no doubt that the union will do everything in its power to stop these attacks on our members’ contracts." from Joe Clarke Unite national officer
    Joe ClarkeUnite national officer
  8. Brewery exploring partnerships with takeaways

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    The Wye Valley Brewery is looking at partnerships with local takeaways, so its pubs can fulfill tier two requirements to serve "substantial meals".

    Its founder, Peter Amor, said pubs that don't serve meals has been "let down" under the restrictions due to be imposed next week and argued they are "probably a lot safer than supermarkets".

    Wye Valley Brewery

    The brewery operates eight pubs and Mr Amor said staff had worked very hard to make them safe for customers, but faced having to stay shut unless they can serve meals with their beer.

    Quote Message: We're trying to explore what a substantial meal is and whether we can tie up with another supplier, whether it's fish and chips or curry or pizzas so we can fulfill the requirements." from Peter Amor Wye Valley Brewery
    Peter AmorWye Valley Brewery
  9. Leisure centre plans midnight opening at end of lockdown

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester is planning to mark the end of lockdown by opening a minute after midnight on 2 December.

    There will be the usual coronavirus measures in place and it will only open for two hours, from 00:01 on Wednesday, before going back to its usual daytime hours.

    Perdiswell leisure centre
  10. Rare bottle of whisky sells for £57k

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    A bottle of whisky that originally cost £80 has sold for £57,700 at a Herefordshire auction house.

    The Macallan 50-year-old anniversary malt was one of just 500 bottles distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983, but most have since been drunk.

    Macallan whisky

    If you were to open it, each shot would be worth about £2,000.

    It was sold at Brightwells auctioneers in Leominster.

  11. New church to be built

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new church will be built in Evesham, after being given planning permission by Wychavon District Council.

    Councillors also approved plans for 33 homes on the site, off Offenham Road.

    Offenham Road

    The Baptist church will have 200 seats, as well as a community centre equipped with a hall, function rooms and a creche.

  12. Weather warning for fog issued

    Fog patches across the West Midlands could cause some travel disruption, the Met Office is warning.

    Met Office weather warning map

    It has issued a yellow weather warning which is in place until 12:00.

  13. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a mostly dry but cold day with some patchy fog yet also bright spells and highs of 4°C (39°F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  14. Landlord worries for people who depend on pubs

    The landlord of the Rising Sun in Stourport-on-Severn is worried that tier two restrictions will hit people living alone who come to the pub to socialise.

    Julie Roberts said it was also likely to put off the people who "come in here after work, couple of pints on the way home to their tea".

    Rising Sun

    People will be allowed to have a drink in pubs if it is with a "substantial meal" in tier two areas, but she said a lot of her customers "aren't going to want to sit in here and have food".