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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 22 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

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 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: The search for the missing lottery winner

    BBC Midlands Today

    You can learn the latest about the hunt for the one of a lottery ticket bought in Worcester that's worth £33m - watch Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC 1.

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  3. Listen to live basketball commentary

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    You can hear full commentary on Worcester Wolves v Newcastle Eagles at the University Arena on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738 AM frequency and online  - the programme starts from 19:25.

    University Arena Worcester
  4. Harriers' striker leaves by mutual consent

    Phil Maiden

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Kidderminster Harriers striker Reece Styche has left the club by mutual consent.

    Styche made 36 appearances for Harriers, scoring six times.

    Reece Styche
  5. Video: What would you buy with £33m?

    BBC Midlands Today

    The holder of the lottery ticket worth £33m still hasn't come forward - here's what some people told Midlands Today they would spend the money on if they find it down the back of the sofa.

    Video content

    Video caption: Got £33m to spend? Luxury life for mystery lottery winner

    More on that story and others on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

  6. More number plate recognition cameras on the way

    The number of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in the West Mercia Police area is set to increase dramatically.

    Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera

    ANPR cameras are currently in place in 52 locations across Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

    By 2018 there will be an additional 89 sites, police say.

    Quote Message: The upgrade and expansion of cameras will help us stay one step ahead of suspected criminals from Barrie Sheldon West Mercia Deputy PCC
    Barrie SheldonWest Mercia Deputy PCC
  7. Weather video: Dry, clear and frost-free night ahead

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It should remain dry overnight with often clear skies. It will be less cold than earlier this week, so most places are going to stay frost-free. Lows of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. Moeen in the wickets as England toil in the field

    BBC Sport

    Worcestershire's Moeen Ali took two wickets as England's bowlers struggled in the fourth Test against South Africa.

    The home side finished the day on 329-5, with Moeen taking 2-53.

    Moeen Ali
  9. Latest: No sign of winning lottery ticket holder and more number plate

    Phil Maiden

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - No sign yet of the holder of a winning £33m lottery ticket bought in Worcester

    - More number plate recognition cameras to be installed on the roads in West Mercia Police area

    - Moeen Ali takes two wickets as England struggle

  10. Your pictures: Sunlight through trees

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    This great photo was taken at Hindlip, just outside Worcester, by Hanne Preece.

    Keep sending in your pictures - you can email, tweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Trees in sunlight
  11. Top photo exhibition comes to The Hive

    The Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition is coming to The Hive in Worcester in February.

    Rhino in a wood

    The exhibition is the longest standing of its kind in the world, having been held almost every year since 1854. It will be displayed at the library and history centre from 16 February to 23 March.

    It features 100 images chosen by a panel of renowned photographers and photographic professionals.

    Quote Message: This is a truly wonderful collection of images, brought to us by one of the world’s most respected photographic societies from Anne Hannaford Director of Arts and Culture at the University of Worcester
    Anne HannafordDirector of Arts and Culture at the University of Worcester
  12. Listen: The councillor and the social media row

    Matthew Bone

    Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Find out about the Wyre Forest councillor who's gotten into trouble after a war of words on Facebook.

    It involves angry social media posts, a bucket load of water and some questionable voice acting

    Video content

    Video caption: A Wyre Forest councillor gets reprimanded for comments she made on Facebook.
  13. Video: Tough away game faces City in Lancashire

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester City will head for the Lancashire coast for their Vanarama North action on Saturday, where they will take on AFC Fylde.

    Video content

    Video caption: Worcester City face tough away game

    This is promising to be a tough game for City as Fylde are fourth in the table and have designs on another promotion push.

    City will be without Tristian Dunkley after the midfielder dislocated his shoulder during the home defeat by Corby Town in their last league outing.

  14. Latest: Life of SAS hero celebrated and Worcestershire town loses its last bank

    Phil Maiden

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - Mourners have been celebrating the life of the former SAS soldier and mountaineer, John 'Brummie' Stokes

     - Families who use a Hereford respite centre for children with disabilities say they still fear for its future despite a funding boost

    - The last bank in Bewdley closes today

  15. Food bank collection at Hereford match

    A bucket collection will be held at Hereford FC's game tomorrow, both inside and outside the ground, in aid of the Hereford food bank.

    Edgar Street

    Food bank representatives will be easily identifiable in their branded blue bibs, the club says.

    The game, against Alvechurch, is expected to be a near sell-out.

  16. Last bank closes in Worcestershire town

    Campaigners against the closure of the last bank in Bewdley say they're holding out hope that another one will take its place.

    HSBC will officially close this evening - the bank says more of us are turning to online and telephone banking.

    A meeting of independent businesses is taking place on Monday at the Guildhall to discuss the future of the town and how improve tourism.

  17. Search for mystery £33m lottery winner in Worcester

    Kathryn Stanczyszyn

    Political Reporter, BBC WM

    I've been in Worcester where the mystery ticket-holder is missing out on half of the UK's biggest lotto jackpot.

    Video content

    Video caption: Search for mystery £33m lottery winner
  18. Council tax to rise in Herefordshire

    James Pearson

    Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Council tax is set to rise by nearly 4% in Herefordshire from this April.

    Conservative councillors say the increase - an extra £50 for a Band D property - is needed to fund adult social care and the protection of vulnerable children.

    It's the largest rise in more than five years.