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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 21 January 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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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. Sell out warning ahead of Hereford FC game

    Hereford FC are advising fans to buy their tickets in advance of Saturday's Midland Football League home match against Alvechurch, as they are selling fast.

    They say tickets will be on sale on the day, but only subject to availability and the crowd may well top that for the Westfields match on Boxing Day.

    Edgar Street, Hereford
  3. 'We’re out on the roads day and night' - chip shop award winner

    Jeff Warren (wearing the shades) triumphed at the National Fish and Chip Awards on Wednesday night when his Evesham-based Starchip Enterprise picked up the Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator award.

    National Fish & Chip awards
    Quote Message: We’re out on the roads day and night serving the local communities, villages and care homes, but to know you have made someone’s day by giving them fish and chips makes it all worthwhile from Jeff Warren Starchip Enterprise
    Jeff WarrenStarchip Enterprise
  4. Video: Harriers back in action with reshaped squad

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Kidderminster Harriers' acting manager Colin Gordon says he’s looking forward to seeing his reshaped squad in action for the first time when they host Guiseley in a Vanarama National League match on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Reshaped squad as Harriers back in action

    Gordon has brought in the experienced Keith Lowe as well as the French duo of Arthur Ghanoua and Ouseman Fane.

    Harriers’ game against Guiseley will the club’s first competitive match since they were beaten at Forest Green Rovers on Monday, 28 December.

  5. Video: Fresh appeal to identify mystery man

    BBC Midlands Today

    After Roger Curry was featured online and on TV yesterday, West Mercia Police said they have received six fresh lines of inquiry, three of which they have ruled out

    He was found wandering in Hereford in November and so far has only been able to tell the authorities his name.

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    Video caption: Fresh appeal over mystery man found in Hereford
  6. Latest: Winning £33m lottery ticket bought in Worcester and more leads about Hereford mystery man

    Carson Wishart

    Journalist, BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Winning £33m lottery ticket bought in Worcester

    - Six fresh leads in the case of Hereford's mystery man

    - Official figures show the number of sexual offences reported in the West Mercia Police area have doubled in the last two years

  7. Sexual offences double over two years

    Tim Race

    Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The number of sexual offences in the West Mercia Police area have doubled in the past two years, according to figures released the Office for National Statistics.

    Police officers

    There were 2,496 sex offences reported in the 12 months up to September last year, the figures show.

    That's a rise from the 1,506 reported in the year to September 2014 and double the figure of 1,224 for the 12 months up to September 2013.

  8. Half of biggest lottery prize pot still unclaimed

    BBC News England

    Changes to the number of balls in the draw have made a win statistically less likely, so the person who bought the second winning ticket in Worcester, worth £33m, has been extra lucky.

    The odds of picking six correct numbers rose from one in 14 million to one in 45 million after the number of balls was changed.

    Lottery card
  9. Unclaimed winning lottery ticket: The record jackpot

    A record £66m National Lottery jackpot earlier this month was shared between two ticket holders who each matched the six winning numbers.

    The first ticket was bought by David and Carol Martin, from Hawick - Camelot has now confirmed the second unclaimed ticket was bought in Worcester

    David and Carol Martin

    The winning numbers were 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58. The bonus number was 48. 

    The jackpot, announced live on BBC One, came after 14 consecutive rollovers found no winner.

  10. BreakingUnclaimed lottery ticket bought in Worcester

    An unclaimed lottery ticket worth £33m, half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot, was bought in Worcester, Camelot has confirmed.

  11. Weather video: Warmer evening and night but a lot wetter

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Further heavy rain is expected through tonight with strong winds at times. With the wind and rain it will stay frost-free for most though. Lows of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood presents the afternoon weather forecast for the Midlands
  12. Warning over legal highs ban

    Shops selling legal highs across the West Midlands have been advised to remove them by police and trading standards officers today.

    It's ahead of changes to the law due to come into force in April, banning their sale. 

    James Davies's brother Jordan, from Bewdley, died in February 2014 after inhaling laughing gas - which is also a legal high.

    James Davies

    "It didn't really do anything for me, it just gave me a headache. It wasn't until a couple of days after that I started to get really bad side effects," James said.

  13. Latest: Sex offences reported double in two years and free school misses exam targets

    Carson Wishart

    Journalist, BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Official figures show the number of sexual offences reported in the West Mercia Police force area have doubled in the past two years

    - Hereford free school failing to meet government exam targets

    -  Social media posts land councillor in front of standards watchdog

  14. Your pictures: Icy mist in the Severn Valley

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    This breathtaking photo comes from Dave Harford - you can send me your photos by email, tweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Misty river valley
  15. Boss at 'inadequate' trust says he won't be standing down

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The man running Herefordshire's hospitals says he won't be stepping down after they were once again rated as "inadequate" by a health watchdog.

    Hereford County Hospital

    The Care Quality Commission report, published yesterday, means the Wye Valley NHS Trust will remain in special measures.

    Chief executive, Richard Beeken, insists his organisation is heading in the right direction.

    Quote Message: There's definitely improvements been made in this organisation - that is reflected in the report. There are other concerns the CQC have highlighted that we have to work on - we're in the process of refreshing our improvement plan and we're determined to finish the job. from Richard Beeken Wye Valley NHS Trust
    Richard BeekenWye Valley NHS Trust
  16. Your pictures: Malvern Hills seen from the air

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    This aerial picture of the Malvern Hills range comes from Dave Bright.

    To send me your images to share you can email, tweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Malvern Hills