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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 14 December 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Phil Maiden

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Watch: Weather forecast

    A mild, but wet night with temperatures well above average for mid December.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. Watch: Coming up on Midlands Today

    Nick Owen

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    Find out what's on Midlands Today this evening from 18:30 on BBC One.

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    Video caption: Nick Owen looks ahead to Midlands Today at 18:30.
  4. Grand National winning horse ends 12-year hoodoo

    The Worcestershire-trained horse Pineau De Re has ended a 12-year run of post-Aintree disappointment by becoming the first Grand National-winning horse since 2002 to go on and win another race .

    Pineau De Re

    The 12-year-old, which is trained by Dr Richard Newland in Claines, failed to win in eight runs since triumphing at Aintree in April 2014, before picking up the victory at Carlisle on Sunday.

    It is the first time a Grand National victor has gone on to claim another win since the 2002 winner Bindaree went on to win the Welsh National at Chepstow the following year.  

  5. Grandad pays tribute to woman found dead in Redditch

    James Pearson

    Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The grandfather of 27-year-old woman who was found dead in Redditch in the early hours of Sunday morning has described her as a "brilliant girl".

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Stacey Sollis, whose body was found at a property in Knowle Close.

    Her grandfather, Leslie Quiney, said: "She had a lovely personality, would get on with anybody, do anything for anybody."

  6. Archers plot fattens Christmas goose

    Goose sales are up this Christmas with credit going to a storyline on the BBC Radio 4 drama, The Archers. 

    A flock of geese from the Goodman family farm in Great Witley in Worcestershire provided the sound effects for the plot about two brothers who decide to go into goose farming. 

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    Video caption: The Archers plot fattens Christmas goose as sales rise
  7. News: Woman killed in Redditch named

    Felicity Sanderson

    Journalist

    Here are this afternoon's main stories:

    - A woman who has been found dead at a property in Redditch has been named as 27-year-old Stacey Sollis

    -  Former Radio Wyvern DJ Neil Fox has been cleared of sexually and indecently abusing young fans and colleagues

    - A coroner has recorded an open verdict into the death of a former Whitehall civil servant who was found collapsed at his Herefordshire home

  8. Dr Fox cleared by magistrates

    The former Radio Wyvern DJ Neil Fox has been cleared of sexually and indecently abusing young fans and colleagues.

    The 54-year-old, who is better known as Dr Fox, Mr Fox, 54, had denied eight indecent assaults and two sexual assaults between 1988 and 2014.

    Neil Fox arriving for the verdict

    At Westminster Magistrates' Court, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said the victims were believable but that the bench "could not be sure that in the context it was a criminal offence".

  9. Redditch murder arrest: Victim named as Stacey Sollis

    A woman who was found dead in Redditch prompting a murder inquiry has been named by her family as 27-year-old Stacey Sollis.

    Knowle Close

    Her body was discovered at a home in Knowle Close at 01:36 on Sunday.

    A 32-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder.

  10. Worcestershire firm saves Cumbrian homes from floods

    A Worcestershire company has helped save homes in part of a town in Cumbria from the recent floods.

    Cockermouth floods

    Homes in Rubby Banks Road in Cockermouth were in four feet (1.2m) of water in 2009 but this time they have been protected by the barriers installed by UK Flood Barriers, based in Hampton Lovett near Droitwich.    

  11. People warned off hospital visits

    Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs Hereford County Hospital, said Wye and Frome wards had been closed as a precaution to stop the spread of diarrhoea and vomiting - likely to be caused by norovirus.

    The hospital has not said how many patients and visitors are currently affected 

    Alison Johnson, consultant microbiologist at the trust, urged patients and visitors not to visit any hospital or surgery until they had been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours

    She said outpatient clinics weren't affected by the closures, but urged people to use "good hand hygiene" and only visit hospital "if you really need to".

  12. News: Police continue to investigate suspected murder in Redditch

    Felicity Sanderson

    Journalist

    These are some of today's main stories:

    - The body of a 27-year-old woman has been found at an address in Redditch and a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder

    - A Worcester woman whose sister killed herself earlier this year says there is no way of escaping cyber bullies

    - Two wards at Hereford County Hospital have been closed to visitors because of norovirus

  13. Worcester City handed potential Dover tie

    Worcester City will travel to Dover Athletic in the FA Trophy second round, if they beat Southport on Tuesday.

    The tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 16 January.

  14. Worcester woman becomes anti-bullying ambassador

    Emily-Jade, from Worcester, has become an anti-bullying ambassador after her 15-year-old sister Ellie killed herself following what she described as a campaign of bullying online - facing nasty and anonymous messages.

    She told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "I think about all the things she missed out on like getting married, finishing school, showing the bullies they haven't won."

  15. Hereford hospital wards closed to visitors

    Two wards at Hereford County Hospital have been closed to visitors because of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

    Hereford County Hospital

    Visits to the Frome and Wye wards have been stopped as a preventative measure.

    If you are planning to visit the hospital updates are available on the Wye Valley NHS Trust website.