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  2. Updates on Tuesday 2 February 2016

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  1. Our coverage throughout the day

    That's all for local live in Hereford & Worcester today.

    Join us tomorrow from 08:00 for more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Enjoy your evening 

  2. WATCH: Tomorrow's ice warning for Hereford & Worcester

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Showers this afternoon + 8C (46F) dropping to 2C (32)F overnight =  ice warning tomorrow morning

    Video content

    Video caption: Charlie Slater with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. RUGBY UNION: Luctonians win at Chester RUFC

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Luctonians' director of rugby Alex Davidson reflects on his side's 27-24 National Two North win at Chester RUFC in which they led 24-0 at half-time but were hanging on at the end of the game.  

    Quote Message: It was ours to lose at half-time and we did our best to do just that from Alex Davidson Luctonians' director of rugby
    Alex DavidsonLuctonians' director of rugby
    Alex Davidson
  4. Tributes to ex-Bromsgrove City Council leader; Hereford's River Carnival to return

    Here are some of the stories from Hereford & Worcester this afternoon: 

    - Tributes to ex-leader of Bromsgrove City Council

    - Hereford's River Carnival to return

    - Fans welcome at funeral of Mott the Hoople founder 

  5. Tributes to ex-leader of Bromsgrove District Council who died aged 71

    Bromsgrove Advertiser

    Tributes have poured in for Roger Hollingworth, former leader of Bromsgrove District Council, who has died at the age of 71.  

    Roger Hollingworth
  6. Person trapped in Worcester car crash

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Police, fire and ambulance crews are at the scene of a car crash in Troutbeck Drive, Warndon, Worcester

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  7. Defence award for Herefordshire Council

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Herefordshire Council has won the silver award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) which encourages employers to support defence families and inspire others to do the same.  

    Major-General Richard J A Stanford MBE, Councillor Brian Wilcox and Brigadier Robin J Anderton-Brown
  8. Hereford Tesco will no longer be 24-hour store

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Tesco's Hereford Abbotsmead Superstore will stop opening around the clock.

    Tesco is ending 24-hour shopping at 76 of its stores - around one in five of those currently open all day.

    Tesco sign

    The company says the growth of online shopping means that certain shops have had few customers during the night.

    Normal night time activities - such as refilling shelves - will continue in the supermarkets, with Tesco saying the impact on employees will be "minimal".

  9. New leader for Worcester City Council

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Conservative councillors in Worcester have chosen Marc Bayliss as their new leader. 

    He's expected to formally take up his post by the end of the month.

    Marc Bayliss
  10. WATCH: Light showers on the way in Hereford & Worcester

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Light showers this afternoon and today's cool temperatures of 8C (46F) are set to drop to 2C (32)F giving a warning of ice for first thing tomorrow

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    Video caption: Charlie Slater with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  11. Bin bag restriction to clean up Worcester City Centre

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Worcester City Council could restrict when bags of waste can be left outside shops and businesses.

    The council's cabinet will be asked on 9 February to consult on whether trade waste should only be left out for collection between 06:00 and 09:30.

    It's aimed at ensuring the city centre is free of trade waste during prime shopping hours and in the evening, when there are increasing numbers of people visiting bars and restaurants.

    Bin bags
  12. Neonatal nurse retires after 30 years - and 7,000 babies

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A Hereford nurse, who's overseen specialist care for more than 7,000 babies, is calling it a day after 30 years.Neonatal manager Carol Lamputt originally joined as a staff nurse on the Christopher Robin Ward before joining the Special Care Baby Unit.She's described the role as very rewarding and says survival rates for premature babies have greatly increased during her time thanks to technology, knowledge and neonatal skills.  

    Carol Lamputt
  13. Anti-poaching fund in memory of Roger Gower

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The family of a former Malvern College student killed in Tanzania has set up a fund in his memory that will contribute towards anti-poaching efforts there. 

    Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the death of Roger Gower, whose helicopter was shot down by poachers last week. 

     The 37-year-old was a pupil at the Worcestershire school in the early 90s and was working for a conservation fund in the African country.

    Roger Gower
  14. Mott the Hoople fans welcome at funeral of founder Dale Griffin

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Mott the Hoople

    Fans of Mott the Hoople will be welcomed at the funeral of drummer and founder member Dale Griffin in Usk later this month. 

    Dale, who was known as Buffin, was born in Ross and launched the glam rock band with his school friends Pete Overend Watts and Mick Ralphs from Stoke Lacy. 

    He also produced up to 2000 sessions for John Peel in the late 70s and 80s. His funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Usk on Mon Feb 15th 14:00 GMT

  15. Hereford's River Carnival to return

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Hereford's River Carnival will be back this year after a grant of £3,000 from the city council. 

    The event, on 29 and 30 April, includes a parade of floats and boats and will also be the opening showcase for the Wye Valley River Festival.

    Last year, more than 7,000 people, a 10th of the city's population, attended the event and organisers are hoping for a bigger turn out in 2016.

  16. WATCH: Are these ghostly goings on at The Abbeydale Club in Redditch?

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Is this footage of a ghost at The Abbeydale Club in Redditch? Or can the spooky video be explained by something a little less paranormal?It was filmed by a club member and shows the door opening and the chairs being moved, all without anyone in sight.   

    Ghost video
  17. News: Tribute to pilot killed in Tanzania and footballer banned over match fixing breach

    Jennifer Meierhans

    BBC News Online

    Some of the stories we are looking at this afternoon in the BBC Hereford & Worcester newsroom:

    - Tribute to former Malvern College student killed in Tanzania

     - Commuters in Herefordshire have told BBC Hereford and Worcester they'll park in residential streets instead of paying increased charges which have come into force  

      - A Worcester City footballer has been suspended from the sport for six months after he failed to report an approach by someone whom it was believed was trying to fix a match