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Summary

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

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for live updates today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Father and son both born on a leap year day

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A Worcestershire father says he's simply stunned his baby boy was born on a leap year just like him. 

    David Kennedy and family

    One leading bookmaker said the chances of baby Harrison coming into this world on 29 February were a staggering two million to one. 

    David Kennedy, from Malvern, admits he's getting a friendly ribbing for not putting a bet on.

  3. Gastric bypass: Filming for BBC Midlands Today

    Louise Brierley

    Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

    I've been filming surgeon Martin Wadley who today performed a gastric bypass operation at Worcestshire Acute NHS Trust.

    You can find out why on BBC Midlands Today at 18:30 on Wednesday.

    Surgeon Martin Wadley
  4. Video: Overnight forecast for the West Midlands

    BBC Weather

    Clear spells at times tonight and colder than last night with a frost possible.

    Staying windy, with bands of wintry showers moving south-eastwards, giving some settling snow later, with lows of 2C (36F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. Latest headlines: Teacher admits sexually abusing pupils; Worcester City to move out of Aggborough at the end of the season

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in the newsroom at 17:00 include:

    A former teacher has admitted sexually abusing five pupils at three different boarding schools, including one in Worcestershire

    - A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a stabbing in Bromsgrove

    Worcester City announce they are not extending their groundshare agreement with Kidderminster Harriers

  6. Trees and branches cleared from Worcester river

    Through the day we've featured updates as clearing work begins on the River Severn in Worcester as debris is removed from under the bridge.

    Canals and Rivers Trust posts this tweet, showing all the branches near the arches of the bridge.

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  7. Worcester City insight: New home announcement expected in March

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Matt Read, Sports reporter

    Worcester City have confirmed they will not extend their tenancy agreement at Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough stadium beyond this season.

    The National League North club, who ended a 108-year residence at St George's Lane, Worcester, in 2013, have been linked with numerous sites across the city and county.

    Worcester City mascot

    A deal to develop a site off Nunnery Way in the city collapsed with significant financial repercussions for the club in December 2013 and subsequent options in Perdiswell, on the M5 shoulder and a potential ground-share with Worcester Warriors have so far gone nowhere.

    Green shoots of recovery are now showing however, with a BBC source confirming the club expect to make an announcement about their new home by the end of March.

  8. Tunisia attack inquest to take place in 2017, says judge

    The inquests into the deaths of 38 Britons, including a University of Worcester student, killed in a terrorist attack in Tunisia have been pushed back to next year, due to the "enormous amount" of work.

    Joel Richards, who was 19, died alongside his uncle and grandfather, while on holiday last year in the popular resort of Port El Kantaoui, just north of Sousse.

    The coroner's told families of the victims he's sorry about the delay.

    Quote Message: I hope everybody understands there is an enormous amount of work to be done." from Nicholas Loraine-Smith Judge
    Nicholas Loraine-SmithJudge
  9. Ex-teacher admits abusing pupils in Worcestershire

    A former teacher has admitted sexually abusing five pupils at three different boarding schools, including one in Worcestershire.

    The trial of John McKno, 70, was about to start when he pleaded guilty to nine charges, which date back to the 1970s and 80s.

    The attacks took place at a number of schools he taught at, including St Michael's College in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

  10. 'Aggborough is un-affordable to us in the long term,' says Worcester City chairman

    BBC Sport

    Worcester City's chairman has described Aggborough as a first class venue and thanked the Harriers for its support over the past three seasons, after announcing it is to find a permanent ground.

    Anthony Hampson says further delays in the club's return to Worcester mean they can no longer afford to stay at Kidderminster's home. 

    Worcester City says it will keep supporters advised of arrangements to be put in place for next (and future) seasons and won't be making any further comment.

    Aggborough Stadium
  11. 'Stop dropping kick-offs'

    Worcester Warriors' director of rugby, Dean Ryan, says his players need to stop dropping so many kick-offs if they're to compete with the best teams.

    Dean Ryan
  12. Latest: Man critically ill after stabbing: City say farewell to Aggborough

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - A man is critically ill after a stabbing in Bromsgrove

    - Worcester City to move their home games from Aggborough

    - Flood debris is being cleared from the river bridge in Worcester

  13. Man critically ill in hospital after being stabbed in the back

    A man is critically ill after being stabbed in the back in Bromsgrove, police say.

    West Mercia Police say the man, who is in his 20s, was walking with another man, and was stabbed after an argument with a third man on Crossley Walk at just before 19:00 yesterday.

    Crossley Walk, Bromsgrove

    A spokesman said it is believed all three men are known to each other and a bladed weapon has been recovered as part of the investigation.

    The injured man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

  14. Tree branches and life buoys cleared from River Severn after flooding

    Danni Hunt

    Journalist - BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Debris surrounding the pillars of Worcester Bridge is being removed this week after flooding last month. 

    The pile of tree branches, life buoys and general litter has built up as a result of high river levels and flooding since the start of the year.

    River Severn being cleared

    A specialist barge will dislodge some of the debris with the aim of it being collected downstream by the Quayside, where a punt vessel is waiting to clear it from the water.

    The big yellow and blue barge is attracting attention from pedestrians crossing the bridge and walking along the riverside paths.

  15. Harriers fight to avoid relegation

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Kidderminster Harriers head to Braintree Town this evening knowing they have to start winning soon if they are to keep alive any hopes of beating relegation from the Vanarama National League. 

    Harriers' 1-0 home defeat by Bromley on Saturday means they remain bottom of the table. 

    You can hear full coverage of the game in a sports special on BBC Hereford & Worcester from 19:00.

  16. Dogs banned from the classroom

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Malvern College has banned dogs from its classrooms. 

    Until just a few weeks ago, teachers were allowed to take their pooches into lessons with them. 

    The headmaster, Antony Clark, says he hadn't received any complaints about man's best friend coming to school, but has imposed the ban for reasons of hygiene.

  17. Have your say: The future of Worcester City

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Where would you like to see Worcester City play?

    The club's announced that it's leaving Aggborough at the end of the 2016 season.

    Let us know your thoughts - get in touch via Facebook or tweet @BBCHW.

    Trevor Nash posts on Facebook Rugby club (pictured) - all the facilities are there. Put personal preferences to one side. If Worcester City are going to be a league club they need good facilities and they are there.  

    Sixways