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  1. Updates on Wednesday 6 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

  2. Coming up on TV: Redditch woman's £60 KFC parking fine

    A Mother from Redditch ended up having an expensive trip to get chicken and chips. It cost her more than £60. 

    Sarah Chetterley was fined for parking at a KFC restaurant, eight minutes before it opened. What was meant to be a treat for her poorly son, became a parking nightmare.

    But there is a happy ending - more on that and other stories on Midlands Todayu from 18:30 on BBC One.

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  3. Budget cuts a 'severe blow' says council

    An earlier than expected ending in its central government grant is a "severe blow", Redditch Borough Council says.

    The council says instead of the grant being cut to zero by the end of this Parliament in 2019-20 as previously announced, it will lose all its Revenue Support Grant in 2018-19.

    Redditch Borough Council
    Quote Message: This announcement has left us reeling with a triple blow. It’s much worse than we feared, and we were expecting deep cuts. from Councillor John Fisher Redditch Borough Council
    Councillor John FisherRedditch Borough Council
  4. Weather video: Dry at first then rain moving in

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a dry but rather cloudy evening, a band of rain will move northeastwards, turning heavy at times.Lows of 6C (42F).

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    Video caption: Watch the latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  5. Wolves coach 'delighted' with squad's progress

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Wolves’ director of basketball Paul James says he’s delighted by the way his squad is moving forward.

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    Video caption: Wolves director of basketball, Paul James, 'delighted' with squad's progress

    The Wolves face six away matches in their next seven outings in all competitions including trips to Bristol Flyers in the BBL Trophy on Saturday, 9 January and then a BBL Championship match at Cheshire Phoenix the following day.

    Paul James says Perris Blackwell should be available to play some part this weekend as he has recovered from ankle ligament damage and is back in training.

  6. Vet 'desperate' to find owner of car engine-riding cat

    Bethan Bell

    BBC News Online

    A vet is "desperate" to track down the owner of a one-eyed cat found under the bonnet of a car after being driven across two counties.

    One-eyed cat

    One-eyed cat found in car engine

    one-eyed cat

    A one-eyed cat is discovered in a car engine after being driven across two counties.

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  7. Latest: Three flood warnings remain and the one-eyed cat who took an under-the-bonnet car journey

    Felicity Sanderson


    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

    - KFC change parking policy after woman with disabled son was fined while waiting for the restaurant to open

    - Three flood warnings in place on the River Severn in Worcestershire

    - One-eyed cat survives a journey across two counties under the bonnet of a car

  8. Video: Drone flight over flooded Worcestershire

    BBC Midlands Today

    Midlands Today took these pictures using a camera drone flown over the flood water around Upton-upon-Severn.

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    Video caption: A camera drone flight captures the flood water in Worcestershire
  9. One-eyed cat survives car journey after being trapped under bonnet

    Felicity Sanderson


    A one-eyed cat has survived a dramatic journey under the engine of a car which was driven 15 miles (24km) from Stourport to Cleobury Mortimer.

    One-eyed cat

    The grey cat is currently being looked after at Severn Edge Veterinary Surgery on the Worcestershire border which is now trying to find its owner.

  10. Video: Aerial view of Upton flooding

    These dramatic aerial views of the flooding around Upton-upon-Severn were taken by HiCam Photography. The flood defences means the town's businesses are still open.

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    Video caption: Aerial view of the flooding around Upton-upon-Severn
  11. Latest: KFC backtrack over parking fine and three flood warnings remain

    Felicity Sanderson


    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

    - KFC has changed its car parking rules after a BBC Hereford & Worcester listener was fined while she waited with her disabled son

    - Three flood warnings remain in place on the River Severn in Worcestershire

    - Warriors sign a Samoan prop forward

  12. KFC changes parking rules after woman fined while waiting

    Malcolm Boyden

    Presenter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    KFC has changed its car parking rules after one of my listeners was fined £60 for parking for eight minutes outside a branch in Redditch with her disabled son while she waited for it to open.

    KFC logo

    After Sarah Chatterley contacted us, the fast food chain has apologised to her and asked the company which operates the car park to update the restrictions so the same mistake doesn't happen again.

    Despite the promise of a change, she says she'll be playing it safe

    Quote Message: I won't be going there again - I daren't even turn around there because you are never sure who is watching you, whether the camera is going to take a picture of you from Sarah Chatterley
    Sarah Chatterley
  13. Video: Luctonians may change pitch for Lions game

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Luctonians’ director of rugby Alex Davidson is confident their National Two North home game against Leicester Lions will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday, 9 January, but confirm they are unlikely to play on the first team pitch.

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    Video caption: Luctonians may change the pitch they use for Lions game

    The main pitch at Mortimer Park is holding water and the grounds staff are doing their best to address the issue, but it’s unlikely to be resolved in time for Saturday’s match.

    After the postponement of their past two away matches, Lucs are very keen to get the game on, so it is likely to be switched to one of their other pitches.

  14. Your pictures: Flooding in Worcester

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    This photo of the flood water in Worcester was taken by Paul Etheridge.

    I'd love to see your photos of Herefordshire and Worcestershire - you can email, tweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Flooding in Worcester