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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 12 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday, 15 February

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. Gritting routes for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

    As temperatures drop over the weekend you can find out what roads have been gritted in Herefordshire and Worcester using the two council's online maps:

    - Herefordshire gritting map

    - Worcestershire gritting map

    Gritters
  3. Flood water warning to motorists

    River levels may be dropping but Worcester City Council still has a warning for drivers.

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    Car trapped in flooded ford
  4. Weather video: Frost overnight with isolated showers

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Mainly dry with broken cloud and a widespread frost. Isolated showers around overnight, and these falling briefly as sleet or light snow on higher ground. Lows of 3C (37F)

    Video content

    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  5. Warriors players in U20 international action

    Four young Warriors players are named on the team-sheet for England U20s' game in Italy - three will start and one is on the replacements bench.

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  6. Site of former Woolworths store sold at auction by receivers

    The site of the former Woolworths in Kidderminster has sold at auction by receivers for £415,000.

    Worcester Street, Kidderminster

    The property, on Worcester Street, closed at the end of 2008 when the national business collapsed.

  7. Latest: Hospital airlift after industrial accident and Cadbury boycott call over tax

    Alistair Binney

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - A man has been airlifted to a Birmingham hospital after an industrial accident in Kidderminster

    - A Worcestershire vicar is urging people to boycott Cadbury's in a protest at the amount of tax it pays in the UK

    - The site of the former Woolworths in Kidderminster has been sold by receivers for £415,000

  8. Travel: Very slow traffic on the M5 northbound

    BBC Travel

    One lane has been closed on the M5 northbound between J6  (Worcester north) and J5 Droitwich due to a broken down van. Congestion is stretching back to J7 (Worcester south). More from BBC Travel.

  9. Warriors make five changes for the visit of Bath to Sixways.

    BBC Sport

    Carl Kirwan makes his first Premiership appearance at flanker, with new signing Dewald Potgieter on the bench, while Darren Barry, Val Rapava Ruskin, Tom Heathcote and Andy Symons are recalled.

    Carl Kirwan
  10. Flooded car park season tickets can be used elsewhere in the city

    Floodwater from the racecourse is now spilling on to the Pitchcroft car park.

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    Floodwater on Worcester racecourse
  11. Your pictures: Aerial view of flooded racecourse

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    Thanks to Dave Bright for this great shot of the flooded racecourse at Pitchcroft in Worcester.

    Send me your shots and I will happily feature them on this page - you can email, tweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Flooded racecourse in Worcester
  12. Travel: Three injured in an accident on the A44 near Evesham

    BBC Travel

    Police say three people have been injured in an accident involving a taxi and a pedestrian on the A44 in Chadbury, at the Chadbury Road junction. More from BBC Travel.

  13. Man suffers pelvic and abdomenal injuries after becoming trapped beneath steel frame

    A man, believed to be in his 40s, was rescued after he became trapped underneath a piece of steel at an industrial premises at Worcester Road on the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate, Kidderminster, the ambulance service has confirmed.

    Fire service carrying out a rescue on the Hoo Farm industrial estate Kidderminster.

    The injured man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, after the accident, which happened at about 11:15.

    A crane from a nearby premises was used to stabilise the structure before the fire service was able to use hydraulic jacks to lift it enough for the man to be freed.

    Quote Message: He was treated by ambulance staff for pelvic and abdomen injuries, immobilised and given pain relief before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham for further treatment.” from West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
    West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
  14. Number of flood warnings drops in Worcestershire

    There are now four flood warnings in place for Worcestershire, a drop from the six at the start of today:

    - River Severn in South Worcester

    - River Severn at Pitchcroft, Worcester

    - River Severn at Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn

    - River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End

    Flooded racecourse
  15. Latest: Man airlifted to hospital after industrial accident and former Woolworths store sold at auction

    Alistair Binney

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - A man has been airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after become trapped under a metal frame in Kidderminster

    - The site of the former Woolworths in Kidderminster has been bought for £415,000

    - The Bishop of Hereford has defended a billboard advertising the Lord's prayer at a railway station

  16. Would-be councillors given a briefing on how the elections work

    Anyone planning to stand in the local elections in Worcester on 5 May can find out how the voting process works at a briefing held by the city council.

    Voters

    The event at the Guildhall on 10 march at 18:00 will run through essentials like how to complete nomination papers, how much can be spent on campaigning, how postal votes work and much more.

    There will also be a West Mercia Police officer on hand to discuss the dangers of electoral fraud.