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    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of emergency repairs.

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

  3. Your photos: A grey and misty day

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We had a misty start to the day and it's forecast to remain grey and overcast for most of us.

    These photos were taken by BBC Weather Watchers in Sheriffhales and Worcester.

    Sheriffhales
    Worcester
  4. Weather: Freezing cold temperatures

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a cold morning, with temperatures as low as -2C (28F) in places.

    It should stay dry though, with some light cloud around.

    Lydbury North
  5. Video content

    Video caption: Covid 19: Laptop donations a lifeline for mother-of-six

    Leanne McDonald has benefited from a charitable scheme which refurbishes old laptops for children.

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J1 for A38 Birmingham Road and J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound between J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Bank holiday folk festival called off

    Decisions are starting to be made on spring events in the West Midlands and this morning we've heard this year's Upton Folk Festival has been cancelled.

    The organisers said the decision to call off the May Bank holiday event was made for the safety of everyone involved, with coronavirus still with us.

    Upton Folk Festival

    Earlier this week it was announced that the Bewdley Carnival would not go ahead as organisers said the current lockdown made it impossible to have meetings and plan ahead for the summer event.

  8. Weather: Rain, with some sleet in places

    BBC Weather

    Today we're going to see more rain, some of it heavy, and maybe sleet too.

    And it's going to be colder than yesterday, with temperatures only just above freezing.

    Lilleshall
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    Video caption: Covid-19: A-level pupils on remote learning challenges

    With schools closed to most students, young people are getting to grips with remote learning.

  10. Vice Chancellor calls for partial student fee credit

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The Vice Chancellor of the University of Worcester is calling on the government to give students a £5,000 credit on their student loans.

    Professor David Green said they deserved it because of the difficulties they've faced during the pandemic.

    Professor David Green

    Professor Green said: "Right now students across the country are at home, they are having to study, sometimes in extremely difficult circumstances and they're isolated.

    "People aren't paying enough attention to their welfare at national level."

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    Severe disruption: A44 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between Buckle Street and the Saintbury turn.

    A44 Worcestershire - A44 Fish Hill in Broadway closed and it's slow northbound between the Buckle Street junction and the the Saintbury turn junction, because of a lorry on fire.

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

  12. Your photos: Free school meal parcels

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    More people have been sharing photos of food parcels sent to feed their children for the week, after the issue came to light yesterday.

    A single mum from Worcester, who didn't want to be named, sent us this picture of the pack she was sent for three of her children for a week.

    She said one of her children is autistic and is "very, very fussy" so they've struggled to get him to eat it.

    And she complained families had not been asked about their dietary requirements.

    Food parcel

    For contrast, this photo was shared by an independent supplier, JP Catering, based in Weobley, Herefordshire and shows the parcel it provides for just one child for a week.

    And it said: "I'm open for suggestions if anyone would like to it's pretty tough pleasing easy individual child so I do try but I'm more than happy for parents to give me ideas."

    Hereford food parcel
  13. Weather: Light rain forecast

    BBC Weather

    We're forecasting some light rain today, but it should be a bit warmer than yesterday with temperatures up to 8C (46F).

    Tomorrow we're expecting more of the same, but Friday should be drier.

    Warwick