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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 12 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Local Live today. Join us from 08:00 on Wednesday for the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Another Arriva Trains Wales strike planned for February

    Drivers on Arriva Trains Wales are going to stage another 24-hour strike on 1 February.

    The Aslef union is involved in a dispute with management over working conditions.

    Arriva train
  3. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    You need to wrap up warm if you are heading out. It will probably feel closer to 1C (34F) with a bit of a wind chill. 

    Find out what else the weather has in store us tonight and tomorrow morning.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  4. Travel: Stourport-on-Severn crash causing delays

    BBC Travel

    The A4025 Worcester Road in Stourport-on-Severn is partially blocked in both directions near the Power Station Road junction because of a crash involving a van and a car, drivers are warned.

  5. Hereford's High Town consultation extended

    A consultation on the future of Hereford's High Town has been extended. 

    The council says it wants more people to take part in a survey on the area's redevelopment.

    View of High Town looking towards the Old House

    Plans are on show in the Butter Market and online - visitors, residents and shoppers are being encouraged to get their views in by 29 January.  

  6. Latest: Impact of junior doctors' strike; Rough sleeper assault appeal; Flood barriers removed

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    Here are some of the headlines we have been reporting for Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Tuesday:

    - Routine appointments and operations have been cancelled at hospitals due to the strike by junior doctors - the first by them since 1975

    - West Mercia Police has released footage of two men they want to speak to in connection with an unprovoked attack on a rough sleeper in Worcester

    - Flood barriers in place in Bewdley since 23 December are being taken down today

  7. Police wish to speak to two men over the assault on a rough sleeper

    West Mercia Police has released footage of two men they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Worcester.

    Around 03:15 on Friday, 6 November, a man was sleeping on the pavement on The Trinity when he was physically assaulted.

    The men police wish to speak to

    It is believed both men had been in Bushwackers Worcester nightclub prior to what officers dubbed a "despicable" unprovoked and violent assault. 

    The force said the victim did not sustain serious injuries but was left shaken from the incident.

  8. Zebre clash comes 'at a good time' for Worcester Warriors

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Warriors' full back, Chris Pennell, feels the European Challenge Cup match against Zebre this weekend might have come at a good time for the squad.

    Warriors came home empty-handed from Sunday's game at Wasps when they conceded two tries in the dying stages of the game.

    Chris Pennell

    Chris Pennell feels the two European games will give them a chance to regroup ahead of the return to Premiership action.  

  9. Grant boost for Hereford Cider Museum

    Felicity Sanderson

    Journalist

    Hereford Cider Museum has been awarded £50,000 from the Arts Council. 

    The money, from the West Midlands Museum Development Capital Grant programme, will go towards improving displays at the museum. 

    It will also help support the museum's intention of borrowing significant items from national museums.

  10. City loan Murphy from Walsall

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester City have announced they have taken Jordan Murphy on loan from League One club, Walsall.

    Murphy was with City between October 2014 and January of last year, in which time he scored two goals - he has also been on loan with Kidderminster Harriers this season.

    Jordan Murphy
  11. Labour call for inquiry into county council's use of consultants

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    A Worcestershire county councillor says he is seriously concerned by the findings of a report into the council's use of consultants.

    County Hall, Worcester

    The study found the council had spent more than £200,000 on consultants and in some case the "rationale for engaging consultants was unclear".

    Peter McDonald, leader of the council's opposition Labour group, said he wanted a "proper investigation" into their use.

  12. Latest: Junior doctors' strike; Failed police fitness tests; Flood barriers removed

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    If you are just catching up on the news on Tuesday, here are the headlines:

    - Routine appointments and operations have been cancelled at hospitals due to the strike by junior doctors - the first by them since 1975

    - West Mercia Police officers failed 3.6% of 1,700 standard fitness tests

    - Flood barriers in place in Bewdley since 23 December are being taken down today

  13. Ticketing arrangements announced for Hereford's rearranged FA Vase tie

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Hereford FC have announced the ticketing arrangements for Saturday's rearranged FA Vase tie at home to Leicester Nirvana.

    Adults will pay £4 and Under-16s £1 for the game – those tickets will be in operation across the board, whether or not fans attended Saturday's abandoned match.

    Edgar Street

    The club says that – in line with FA regulations – there will be no refunds offered to those who attended the original game, which was called off when Hereford were 3-1 ahead.

    The winners of Saturday's tie will face a fifth-round trip to either Hartley Wintney or Bradford Town.

  14. Travel: M5 southbound delays warning

    BBC Travel

    A lane is closed on the M5 entry slip road and there is slow traffic southbound at J4a M42 because of debris on the road, drivers are warned

  15. Advice for patients during junior doctors' strike

    The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has issued advice to patients of what to do during today's junior doctors' strike.

    The action is down to a dispute with the government over a new contract.

    The doctors are providing emergency cover only during the 24-hour walkout, which got underway at 08:00.

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  16. New Worcestershire signing has 'three strings to his bow'

    Worcestershire's director of cricket, Steve Rhodes, has spoken about what New Zealand international Mitchell Santner's signing will bring to the side in T20s.

    Mitchell Santner of the Black Caps bowls during the Twenty20 International match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Eden Park on January 10, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.

    "To have an overseas player with three strings to his bow will be a huge bonus to our T20 Blast ambitions," Rhodes said.

    "He presently plays all formats for New Zealand and bats in the top six.

    "He is a genuine left-arm spinner, will give our bowling terrific balance and is an athletic fielder."

  17. Someone in Worcester has claimed their million pound prize

    Here's today's frontpage - Worcester's missing millionaire has stepped forward to claim their prize.

    Worcester News frontpage
  18. More than half of junior doctors not at work, says trust

    The trust running hospitals in Worcestershire says there are 122 junior doctors not in work today out of 209 who would normally be working.

    Alexandra Hospital sign

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust say six elective operations were cancelled yesterday ahead of today’s industrial action and 68 outpatients appointments have been cancelled ahead of today’s industrial action.