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  1. Updates on Tuesday 5 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for live updates today. Many thanks to everyone who shared their photos with us today. Simply stunning.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

  2. Football: Harriers sign French duo

    BBC Sport

    Kidderminster Harriers have signed French duo Arthur Gnahoua and Ousmane Fane on deals for the remainder of the season.

    Arthur Gnahoua

    23-year-old wide player Gnahoua signed for Macclesfield Town in 2012 but spent the second half of last season playing in Spain.

    Midfielder Fane, who is 22, has spent the bulk of his career in France, although he played for the Norwegian club, Lyn FK, for the first part of this season.

  3. Watch: Overnight forecast for the West Midlands

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    This evening and tonight will continue rather cloudy with some showery outbreaks of rain, which could be heavy at first. 

    Some dry and clearer spells are also likely although it could turn misty in places with patchy fog forming with lows of 2C (36F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Latest headlines: Hospital chairman steps down and gas works set to start on London Road in Worcester

    The top stories in the newsroom this evening include:

    The chairman of the trust that runs Worcestershire's hospitals is to step down

    - Commuters could be set for further disruption when travelling in and out of Worcester as gas main work is set to get underway on one of the city's major roads tomorrow evening

    - A campaign group who want to create a tribute to John Bonham in Redditch say they'll keep fundraising despite only raising £6,000 towards a £50,000 statue

  5. Campaigners disappointed by Bonham statue funds

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Campaigners fundraising for a John Bonham statue in Redditch say they're disappointed with the amount they've raised so far.

    They hope a statue of the Led Zeppelin drummer will be built in his home town. The aim is to raise £50,000 but only the total stands at just £6,000 so far.

    John Bonham

    Fundraisers say £340 was given over the festive period.

  6. Chair of failing NHS trust steps down

    Read more on BBC News as the chairman of a failing NHS trust announces he is stepping down.

    Worcestershire Royal Hospital
  7. Your flooding photos: Sabrina Bridge

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    We've had a great selection of photos in today showcasing Herefordshire and Worcestershire at its best and also worst (i.e. flooding).

    Rebecca Balfour sent us this moody pic taken from Sabrina Bridge.

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  8. Football: Harriers' Cheltenham trip is rearranged

    Kidderminster Harriers away game at Vanarama National League leaders Cheltenham Town has been rearranged for Tuesday, 19 January (Kick off: 19:45).

    Whaddon Road, Cheltenham Town FC

    The fixture was originally scheduled for Saturday, 2 January but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

    Harriers are currently six points adrift at the foot of the table and have won only two league matches so far this season.

  9. Your flooding photos: Racecourse in Worcester

    Are you affected by flooding? Ian Yates in Catshill, Bromsgrove emailed these pictures of a flooded racecourse in Worcester.

    Certainly doesn't look like there will be any racing other than with a boat any time soon.

    If you'd like to share photos of how you've been affected - email or tweet @BBCHW - but remember only do so if it is safe.

    Worcester racecourse - flooded

    You can see a gallery of photos we've pulled together on our Facebook page.

  10. Dead teen called up for jury duty

    A teenager who died in June 2014 was sent a letter on Christmas Eve calling him up for jury duty in 2016.

    Thomas Wood, 19, died in a car crash on his way to work in Hereford.

    Thomas Wood

    But his parents were left "upset and annoyed" when a letter arrived more than 18 months after Thomas's death requesting he attend jury service next February.

    HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) said it deeply regretted any distress caused to the family.

  11. Basketball: Wolves away games

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Wolves are gearing up for a tough phase of their season in which six of their next seven games will be away from home. 

    Two of those games will be this coming weekend as they head to Bristol Flyers in the Trophy on Saturday and will then visit Cheshire Phoenix for a Championship game on Sunday.

  12. Record numbers of diabetics in Wyre Forest

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the Wyre Forest has reached a record high, according to latest figures from Diabetes UK

    More than 7,100 people had one of the two forms of the condition between 2014 and 2015 - that's a 16% rise compared to 2012. 

    The Wyre Forest has a dedicated diabetes centre named after local campaigner, Fred Holland.

  13. Trust resignation the latest in a long line

    Matthew Bone

    Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Harry Turner's resignation is the latest in a long line of departures from the top of an organisation in turmoil.

    The trust is tens of millions of pounds in the red and was placed into special measures last month after being rated "inadequate" for safety, leadership and overall effectiveness.

    Alexandra Hospital in Redditch

    Harry Turner said he hoped his resignation would lead to more stability at the top.

    But bringing stability to the boardroom has already proven challenging.

    The trust is already without a permanent chief executive, finance director and chief nursing officer. It can now add permanent chairman of the board to that list.

  14. Watch: Wolves build Spanish connection

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    I've just spoken to the Wolves’ president, who says their agreement with Valencia Basket marks a new era for the club.

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    Video caption: Wolves’ president says their agreement with Valencia Basket marks a new era for the club.
  15. Latest headlines: Chairman of 'inadequate' hospital trust to step down and flood warning issued for the River Wye

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories for Herefordshire and Worcestershire include:

    - The chairman of the trust that runs Worcestershire's hospitals, Harry Turner, has announced he's to step down in March

    - A flood warning has been issued for the River Wye between Hereford and Ross

    A teenager who died in June 2014 was sent a letter on Christmas Eve calling him up for jury duty in 2016

  16. Flood warning for the River Wye

    James Pearson

    Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    We've just had a call into the newsroom as a new flood warning for the River Wye between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye is issued by the Environment Agency.

  17. Hospital chairman departure: Trust 'will ensure that we continue to improve'

    The chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospital NHS Trust is to step down from his position in March. 

    Harry Turner's term as chairman of the board was due to end on 31 October 2016. 

    Mr Turner says: "I am confident that the work already underway will ensure that we continue to improve service delivery and patient experience month on month."

    In December the Care Quality Commission said urgent improvements were needed to ensure care was safe and effective.

  18. BreakingNHS chairman to step down after trust rated 'inadequate'

    The chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has announced he is to step down from his job in March.

    Last month health inspectors rated the trust as "inadequate" overall and said it should be put into special measures.

    The trust said in a statement that Harry Turner would step down to ensure a long-term appointment in the next stage of development.  

  19. Your flooding photos: Worcester river levels run high overnight

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Some stunning photos have been captured by you eagle-eyed snappers over the past couple of days.

    Dave Hartford took this in Worcester - debris in the water and water levels pretty high last night.

    Flooding in Worcester