M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J1 for A38 Birmingham Road to J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services.
M42 Worcestershire - The road is temporarily closed and queues for two miles on M42 northbound from J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services), because of an accident. Congestion to M5 interchange.
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Trained drugs dogs to be placed in prisons
BBC Radio WM
Twelve newly-trained drugs dogs are being brought into four prisons in the West Midlands to help find illegal items.
The Local Democracy Reporting Service in Worcestershire has been covering these stories:
More than a fifth of fines handed out by police in England and Wales for people not wearing face masks have been issued by the West Mercia force. Figures from the National Police Chiefs Council show force officers issued 196 fines between 27 March and 20 December out of a total of 952 across the two nations.
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Dozens of homes could be built on farmland in a Worcestershire village under new plans. A developer wants to demolish a cottage and outbuildings on the site on Woodhall Lane, Ombersley, and has submitted an application to Wychavon District Council.
A plan to build affordable housing on a former golf course looks set to be approved. Worcester City Council's planning committee will consider the proposals for part of the old Tolladine course on Thursday.