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  1. Updates on Friday 26 February 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. Richard Johnson: National Hunt's leading jockey reaches 200 winners

    Richard Johnson reached the landmark of 200 winners in a season for the first time as he remains on course to succeed Sir Anthony McCoy as this season's leading National Hunt jockey.

    The 38-year-old Herefordshire jockey won on Claire Dyson-trained 4-1 shot Cheat The Cheater in the Novices' Handicap Chase at Warwick.

    Richard Johnson
  3. Worcester Cathedral east window restoration: Facts

    A restoration has recently been completed on the east window of Worcester Cathedral. Here are a few facts about the project:

    - The restoration of the east window was carried out using a grant of £250,316

    - The money came from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

    - The lead and stained glass in the window both needed urgent repairs

    - The window dates from restoration work at the cathedral between 1854 and 1875

    Watch an audio slideshow about the £10m restoration project of Worcester Cathedral.

    Worcester Cathedral east window
  4. Travel: Weekend road closure near M5 junction

    Junction 6 on the M5 is the one for Worcester north and Worcester Warriors' Sixways stadium - fortunately the Warriors are playing away this weekend.

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  5. Weather video: Dry evening and night

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Any remaining isolated showers will soon die away during the evening to leave a dry night across the West Midlands.  Lows of 2C (36F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands
  6. Man suffers head injuries in car park assault

    A man in his 20s needed hospital treatment for head injuries after he was assaulted in a car park in Evesham, police say.

    Brick Kiln Street, Evesham

    West Mercia Police say the man was pushed to the ground and assaulted following an argument in a car park near to Brick Kiln Street.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened at about 18:30 on Tuesday, 16 February.

  7. Latest: Asbestos dumped in lay-by; mobile operating theatre brought in at hospital to cut waiting times

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Fly-tippers dump asbestos in lay-by

    - Mobile operating theatre brought in at Hereford County Hospital to cut waiting times

    - Borderlines Film Festival gets under way

  8. Mobile operating theatre will cut 'unacceptable" delays for patients

    A mobile operating theatre is being brought to Hereford County Hospital to "increase its capacity and reduce waiting times for patients", the trust running it says.

    Hereford County Hospital

    Wye Valley NHS Trust says the time between when some patients are referred and when they receive treatment is "not acceptable".

    The mobile theatre will arrive "in the coming weeks" and will be set up next to the Emergency Department with a new corridor connecting it to the hospital building. 

    Quote Message: The new theatre will give us more capacity and allow us to treat more people. It will mean a reduction in the number of cancelled operations and will help us to catch up on our waiting list." from Richard Beeken Chairman, Wye Valley NHS Trust
    Richard BeekenChairman, Wye Valley NHS Trust
  9. Rural film festival gets underway

    The Borderlines Film Festival kicks off today and includes 24 films being previewed prior to their UK release dates. 

    Borderlines Film Festival logo

    More than 17,000 people are expected to attend more over 200 film screenings at venues across Herefordshire and the Welsh borders.

    Quote Message: I think it's built up a momentum and people anticipate it and get taken out of their everyday lives for 17 days a year." from Jo Comino Borderlines Film Festival
    Jo CominoBorderlines Film Festival
  10. Latest: Fly-tippers dump asbestos; 24 premieres at rural film festival; England player signs for Luctonians

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Asbestos found dumped in a Worcestershire lay-by

    - Borderlines Film Festival under way featuring 24 premieres

    - Luctonians complete the signing of the England sevens player, Josh Watkins

  11. Labour unveils candidate for West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner

    Les Walton

    BBC Local Live

    Labour's unveiled its candidate for the job of West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner. 

    Daniel Walton is hoping to win enough votes to take over from Hanwood-based independent Bill Longmore, who's not standing for re-election in May. 

    Daniel Walton

    Mr Walton says Police Community Support Officers have taken the brunt of budget cuts since 2010 and that residents he'd spoken to were most concerned about seeing police out in the community.

    Quote Message: It's not so much about the closure of police stations its about getting the people back out into the communities, whether they're PCSO's or police officers." from Daniel Walton Labour candidate for West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
    Daniel WaltonLabour candidate for West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
  12. Police play fire service in memorial 'El Classico' game

    A football match has been organised between Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue and West Mercia Police, in memory of firefighter Del Bradley, who was based in Bromsgrove and died at the start of the year.

    The Copa Del Bradley game kicks off at 19:15 tonight at Baxter College in Kidderminster.

    Firefighter Wayne Berry said his friend Del "wasn't the biggest football fan", but always used to joke when he saw colleagues watching a match.

    Mr Berry said it "would be great to have some support" and that they might "need some help walking off the pitch at the final whistle".

  13. Your pictures: Steam on the bridge at Worcester

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    This picture of a steam locomotive on the bridge at Worcester was taken by Arthur Burgess - it looks a lot like The Flying Scotsman, but that won't be in Worcestershire until it arrives at the Severn Valley Railway in late September.

    I'd love to feature your photos taken around Herefordshire and Worcestershire - you can emailtweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Steam loco on the bridge at Worcester