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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 10 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Alex Homer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from Local Live on Thursday. We're back from 08:00 on Friday with more news, sport, travel and weather.

    Join us then.

  2. Travel: Flood gate closure

    BBC Travel

    There are restrictions and a closure of the flood gate on New Street in Upton-upon-Severn near the New Street car park junction.

    The flood gate
  3. Drivers 'moving barriers to risk going through floodwater' in Worcestershire

    Michael Perkins

    BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Drivers have been moving barriers to risk going through floodwater in Worcestershire today, the county council has said.

    The Worcestershire highways department said nine people had been seen driving over the closed Eckington Bridge.  

    There are five flood warnings still in place for the River Avon in Worcestershire. 

    The Environment Agency says the river is now at its highest level since November 2012 and is still steadily rising. It is expected to reach its peak this evening.

  4. Uncertain future for hospital's GP unit

    Matthew Bone

    Political reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The NHS is Worcestershire is considering plans to close the GP unit at Kidderminster Hospital. 

    The unit provides intermediate care and rehabilitation services, but managers say they want to look at ways of providing more care at home.   

    Kidderminster Hospital

    The unit - also known as the Wyre Forest Community Unit - includes around 20 beds and is staffed by local GPs. 

    NHS managers say it’s based in an older part of the hospital and doesn’t offer a “high quality patient environment.”

  5. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    Flood alerts remain in place but at least we've had some sunshine. Lows of 4C (39F).

    Find out what's in store for us tomorrow.

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  6. Watch: Floods set to peak in part of Worcestershire this afternoon

    Louise Brierley

    Reporter, BBC Midlands Today

    Motorists are being repeatedly warned not to drive and plough through floodwater on the roads in case they become trapped.

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    Video caption: River levels are set to peak in Evesham this afternoon
  7. Latest: Drivers ignore warnings; record A&E delays; Worcestershire cannot dodge the rain

    Alex Homer

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the top stories on Thursday:

    - Motorists have been ignoring warnings not to risk driving through floodwater in Worcestershire

    - A&E delays reached record levels in January, new figures show

    - In cricket, Worcestershire cannot even dodge the rain on tour in Abu Dhabi - their 50-over game against Essex was washed out yesterday

  8. New cross erected for Hereford Cathedral

    Nicola Goodwin

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Hereford Cathedral now has a new cross above its main entrance. 

    It was put up today, after it was created by the cathedral-based stone mason, Simon Hudson, and carved by his apprentice, Alec Curtis. 

    It replaces one which disappeared from there about 500 years ago.  

    The new cross
  9. Almost a quarter of patients were not seen within the target of four hours at our major A&Es

    Tim Race

    Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Figures released today by NHS England revealed that A&E delays have reached their worst levels since the four-hour performance target was set 12 years ago.

    Hereford County Hospital

    The idea is 95% of patients are seen in that timeframe.

    At Wye Valley NHS Trust, data for January showed 78.8% of patients were seen within four hours at A&E.

  10. Mayor's new tree target for Worcester exceeded over winter

    More than 2,000 trees have been planted in Worcester over the winter period from December to March - exceeding a target set by the city's mayor.

    Councillor Roger Knight is planning to plant a semi-mature English Oak to celebrate passing the milestone next week, to replace a 300-year-old tree which had suffered from decay at Torridon Walk, Village Green, St. Peter’s.

  11. Fresh warning about driving through floodwater

    The fire service rescued a man earlier who was stuck in floodwater at Eckington Bridge, near Pershore.

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  12. Evesham businesses open as usual in the face of flooding

    The River Avon's water levels are swollen to their highest level since November 2012, with five flood warnings in place, but businesses are open as usual in Evesham.

    The Avon is still steadily rising. It is expected to reach its peak this evening.  

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  13. Signs to curb parents parking on the pavement near a Worcester school

    The police are trying to encourage parents to park better outside a Worcester school for the safety of children, pedestrians and its staff.

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  14. Premier League lowdown from School Report

    BBC School Report

    Today school pupils are learning the tools of the journalism trade for the 10th BBC School Report.

    Children from Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester presented their take on the Premier League table as it stands.

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    Video caption: Tudor Grange Academy pupils provide a Premier League lowdown for School Report
  15. Watch: Midlands Today beside the River Avon in Evesham

    BBC Midlands Today

    You'll be able to watch their live report on BBC1 from 13:30 - Dave Throup from the Environment Agency, who's a guest, took this snap.

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  16. Reminder to register to vote ahead of May elections

    Kate Darlington

    BBC News

    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections then you need to register by Monday 18 April to take part, the Electoral Commission says.

    Ballot box

    To register to vote visit this website.

    And, if you’re unsure as to whether you’re registered or not, or want to find out more about voting and taking part in the elections, visit the voter information website