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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 4 March 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 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: More on the Hereford mystery man on Midlands Today

    Joanne Writtle

    BBC Midlands Today

    West Mercia Police have been talking to me about their continuing attempts to identify a man found wandering in Hereford in November - if you missed my lunchtime report, there will be another update on BBC One at 18:30.

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  3. Shared control room for police and fire service approved

    Plans to merge the police and fire control rooms for Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire have been unanimously approved by Wychavon District Council.

    A new centre will be built at West Mercia Police's headquarters in Hindlip, just outside Worcester.

    Artist's impression of new shared control centre at Hindlip
    Quote Message: We have excellent relationships with our local fire services, and our collaborative projects so far have brought fantastic results for all parties and better value for the public. I’m sure this project will be no exception." from Bill Longmore West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
    Bill LongmoreWest Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner
  4. Weather video: Cold night with rain, sleet and hill snow

    A cold, cloudy and breezy night with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow continuing to gradually ease and edge south-eastwards.  Lows of 3C (37F).

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    Video caption: Afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  5. Worcestershire's Tom Fell now faces chemotherapy

    BBC Sport

    Worcestershire's Tom Fell has suffered a setback in his bid to recover from testicular cancer and will miss the start of the 2016 season.

    The 22-year-old batsman had surgery in early October after being diagnosed at the end of last season - and was cleared to go to Australia to play grade cricket in Perth.

    Tom Fell
  6. Teacher struck off for sexual messages to former pupil

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News Online

    A teacher has been struck off after admitting sending messages of a sexual nature to a former pupil in Worcestershire. 

    Nunnery Wood High School

    Richard Day, 32, was working at Erasmus Darwin Academy in Burntwood, Staffordshire, when he befriended on Facebook a student he taught at his previous school, Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester.

    In the messages he discussed the pupil's sexuality and criticised his former students. He was fired by Erasmus Darwin in 2014.

    Day - who is banned from teaching for life and cannot appeal against the decision for five years - had been employed at Nunnery Wood until the summer of 2012. 

  7. Latest: Hit-and-run driver caught on CCTV; WW2 'secret army' bunker uncovered; relegation showdown for Warriors

    Gavin Kermack

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - Hit-and-run driver caught on CCTV causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the front of a property

    - WW2 "resistance fighters" bunker uncovered by archaeologists

    - Warriors face crunch relegation battle on the artificial pitch at Newcastle

  8. WW2 resistance fighter bunker: The men trained to fight Nazi invaders

    A bunker on the Bromyard Downs, designed to be used by specially trained assassins and saboteurs in the event of a Nazi invasion, has been excavated and then covered up again by archaeologists.

    If you want to know more about the men who were part of Jacob patrol - known as Churchill's secret army - then a lot of the research can be found on this website.

    WW2 bunker
  9. Warriors v Newcastle: Goode fit to face former team mates

    Former Warriors stand-off Andy Goode is fit to face his old club alongside recalled scrum-half Michael Young, wing Alex Tait, loose forward Nili Latu and lock forward Mark Wilson.  

    Warriors are after a first Premiership away victory since winning 17-12 at Kingston Park in March 2014.

    Chris Pennel and Dean Ryan

    You can hear full commentary in a sports special on BBC Hereford & Worcester from 19:00, kick off is 19:45.  

  10. The search for the bride who's missing her dress

    Malcolm Boyden

    Presenter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    I'm trying to help a Worcestershire wedding dress maker who's trying to track down a bride-to-be she fears may have lost her nuptial gown. 

    Wedding dress

    Helen Winston runs Daisy B Nell bridal boutique in Evesham - she's had a dress returned to her which she sold a couple of years ago.  

    It has since been sold on privately and then got lost in the post which is how it ended up back at the shop.

    There must be a very upset bride out there - if you know who she is the get in touch.

  11. WW2 'resistance fighters' bunker uncovered

    Nicola Goodwin

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    A bunker that would have been used by resistance fighters in the event of a German invasion has been uncovered on the Bromyard Downs.

    WW2 bunker

    The resistance fighters were called Jacob patrol, and were also known as Churchill's secret army.

    The men were trained in guerrilla warfare as assassins and saboteurs and weren't able to reveal their identity to anybody - even their own family.

    The bunker, which has its own escape tunnel, has been investigated by archaeologists before it is covered over again.

  12. Latest: Accent clue to missing man explored; trust criticised over bonuses; plans for joint police and fire control room passed

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Police hope missing man's American accent will help identify him

    - "Special measures" trust criticised over more than £50,000 in bonuses paid to doctors

    - Plans to merge the police and fire control rooms for Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire have been approved

  13. Metal railings demolished in hit-and-run

    The occupants of a vehicle that collided with railings and a gate at a property on Worcester Road in Hanley Castle and then drove off are being sought by police.

    Demolished gate

    West Mercia Police say the incident happened about 01:15 on Thursday.

    Quote Message: The car would have likely had noticeable damage following the collision and I would urge anyone who may have seen a vehicle with damage driving in the area at the time of the collision to please call us on 101." from West Mercia Police spokesman
    West Mercia Police spokesman
  14. Weather video: Sunny spells and wintry showers

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be drier in the south with sunny spells and isolated wintry showers, clouding over later. Highs of 5C (41F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands