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  1. Updates on Monday 25 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    That's it from Local Live for Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Monday. Join us from 08:00 on Tuesday for more news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Watch: Latest weather for the West Midlands

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It's been a dull and cloudy afternoon. Temperatures are very mild for this time of year, but find out what tonight is due to be like. 

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  3. BBC Inside Out looks at history of Land Rover Defender

    The BBC's Inside Out programme is back again tonight and the West Midlands team are looking at the history of an iconic British vehicle.  

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  4. Herefordshire amputee has Atlantic finishing line in his sights

    Tim Race

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    After more than one month at sea, more than 2,000 nautical miles and winds hitting more than 35 miles per hour, a Herefordshire amputee says there's "light at the end of the tunnel" in his attempt to row the Atlantic. 

    Nigel Rogoff and his Row2Recovery team, who are all amputees, set off on 20 December and hope to finish within the next fortnight with fewer than 1,000 miles until the finishing line in their sights.

    Nigel Rogoff

    The team recently navigated a huge Atlantic storm which threatened to blow them off course.

  5. Latest headlines: 'Keep trekking Antarctic' despite explorer's death; hundreds claim £33m lottery jackpot

    Alistair Binney

    Newsreader, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    These are some of our main stories today:

    - The former base commander for the British Antarctic Survey says people should continue trekking solo across the region, despite the death of Herefordshire explorer Henry Worseley

    - Camelot says 'hundreds' of people have now come forward claiming they have the £33m winning ticket bought in Worcester for the 9 January draw

    - The former Worcester Warriors hooker Dylan Hartley has been named England captain for the Six Nations championship

  6. Hundreds come forward to claim £33m lottery jackpot

    Hundreds of people have now come forward claiming they've won the £33m lottery jackpot after the ticket was bought in Worcester on 9 January.

    A National Lottery spokesman says it has the discretion to pay prizes of either lost, stolen or destroyed tickets if the player has submitted a claim within 30 days of the relevant draw.

    A lottery ticket

    National and local newspapers have identified Susanne Hinte, from Warndon in Worcester, as the owner of the faded remains of the £33m ticket. She claims it was left in a pair of jeans that was put through the wash.

  7. Malvern astronomer's spectacular shot of comet Catalina

    This awe-inspiring image of comet Catalina has been taken by Malvern astronomer Dr Christopher Baddiley.

    NASA says the two-tailed comet is making its closest swing by Earth from some 67 million miles away.

    Comet Catalina

    Dr Baddiley, from the Mathon Observatory, says it's the best picture he's ever likely to get of the spectacular object.  

  8. Up to Worcestershire's players 'to prove they're good enough'

    Worcestershire Cricket Club's Tom Fell says it is up to the county's players "to go out and prove we are good enough" whatever predictions the bookmakers might make about their chances this summer.  

    Fell told the club's website: "Hopefully this year we are going to be favourites to go up because we proved we are a very strong side."

    Tom Fell
    Image caption: Tom Fell
  9. Coming up with Jonathan Ray on BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Felicity Sanderson


    Coming up on Jonathan Ray's programme on BBC Hereford & Worcester from 16:00, you'll hear tributes to Herefordshire explorer Henry Worsley who has died while attempting to cross the Antarctic solo. 

    We'll also reflect on the life of former Conservative minister Lord Cecil Parkinson and bring you the latest on the hunt for the £33m lottery winner in Worcester.

    All the day's local, national and international news coming up with Jonathan soon. Get in touch with the programme by texting 81333 (start message with HW). You can also tweet Jonathan at @bbchw or find us on Facebook.

  10. Witnesses sought to Tenbury crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Tenbury Wells last week.

    A silver Peugeot, driven by a 64-year-old man, crossed the opposite carriageway of the B4112 at Oldwood Common, left the road and came to rest on grassland on 20 january.

    The man was pronounced dead at the scene.,

    Police believe that the man may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel but would like to hear from anyone who saw the car, and the manner of driving, before it left the road.

  11. Second lottery winner in Worcestershire fails to claim prize

    A second lottery winner in Worcestershire has failed to claim their prize as the search continues for the owner of a £33m jackpot ticket.

    Camelot says the deadline has now passed to claim a £63,000 prize after that ticket was bought in Redditch last summer.


    National and local newspapers have identified Susanne Hinte, from Warndon in Worcester, as the owner of the faded remains of the £33m ticket. 

    She claims it was left in a pair of jeans that was put through the wash which Camelot is now investigating along with "dozens" of other claims.

  12. Latest headlines: Family 'heartbroken' over Herefordshire explorer's death; Hartley named England captain

    Alistair Binney

    Newsreader, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    These are some of our main stories today:

    - The family of Herefordshire explorer, Henry Worsley, say they're "heartbroken" after he died on a solo Antarctic trek attempt

    - The coroner at the Hillsborough inquest tells jury to consider 'unlawful killing' as an option when deciding how 96 football fans, including Andrew Brookes from Bromsgrove, died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final

    - The former Worcester Warriors forward Dylan Hartley has been confirmed as England captain for the Six Nations championship

  13. Coroner gives Hillsborough jury 'unlawfully killed' option

    The jury at the Hillsborough inquests has been told that one of its options is to consider whether the victims were unlawfully killed.

    As the longest inquest in English legal history enters its final phase, a jury is deciding how 96 football fans died, including Andrew Brookes from Bromsgrove, at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

    Andrew Brookes

    Addressing the jury, coroner Sir John Goldring said: "Whatever your feelings you must put them to one side. You have to address the evidence dispassionately and without emotion.

    "You should not make critical findings unless they are justified by the facts."

  14. Search for Hereford 'good Samaritan'

    Police are searching for a "good Samaritan" who, they say, intervened in an assault on a teenage girl in Hereford city centre earlier this month.

    The 16-year-old was walking in the centre sometime after 17:45 on 9 January when she was approached in an alleyway by a man with his hood up.

    Officers said the man squeezed her arm and pulled her to go with him before verbally threatening her.

    Another man entered the alleyway, told the man to let her go and pushed him before telling the victim to go, West Mercia Police said.

  15. RAF records could hold key to identifying mystery man 'Roger Curry'

    RAF records could hold the key to identifying an elderly man found wandering the streets of Hereford two months ago. 

    The man, who says his name is Roger Curry, is showing signs of dementia and speaks with an American or Canadian accent. 

    'Roger Curry'
    Image caption: The man calling himself 'Roger Curry'

    After a media appeal last week, Terry Partridge from Gloucestershire believes Roger was a fellow serviceman in the RAF during the 1950s.