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  1. Updates on Monday 4 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. 13th Century cathedral house up for sale

    One of Hereford's oldest houses is on the market for the first time in centuries.

    Former Archdeacons House

    The Grade-II listed former Archdeacons House dates back to the 13th Century and features a walled garden, a vaulted hall, stables and Tudor cellars - it carries a guide price of £575,000.

    Seen from outside the property is "pretty unassuming," said Tom Dennes, from agents Fisher German, "but when you're inside it's another world".

  2. Your pictures: Sheep takes shelter

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There's plenty of heavy rain about this morning and we love this photo of a sheep taking shelter from the elements in Worcester.

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Mitchc1971 for sending it in.

    Worcester

    Peter Steggles snapped this equally rainy-looking snap in Longnor.

    Share your weather pictures here.

    Longnor
  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J7 for A44 Whittington Road Worcester to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - Stationary traffic on M5 northbound from J7, A44 (Worcester) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Flood warnings scaled back

    Flood warnings for Herefordshire have now been downgraded.

    One for Hereford on the River Wye has now been scaled back to a flood alert, while a warning for Lydbrook and Ross-on-Wye has been removed from the Environment Agency list altogether.

  5. Horse dies in two-vehicle crash

    A horse has died after being involved in a crash on the A449 near Ombersley, Worcestershire, last night.

    The driver of a car, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the crash, which happened at about 23:40.

    A second vehicle was also involved, police say, and the driver of that van sustained only minor injuries.

    The southbound road remains closed between the Mitre Oak island heading towards Worcester and Crossways Green.

  6. Man seriously injured in crash with horse

    A serious crash on the A449 near Ombersley, Worcestershire involved a car hitting a horse, police say.

    The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    Road closures are in place on the southbound carriageway.

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  7. River levels high but starting to drop

    River levels are still high on the River Wye in Hereford.

    A flood warning has been updated by the Environment Agency in the last few minutes.

    It said levels were now falling in Hereford, although rising in Ross-on-Wye, where the river is expected to peak this afternoon.

    A flood warning is in place for Lydbrook and Ross-on-Wye.

    River Wye at Hereford

    Watch the Hereford webcam live on the Farson Digital Water Cams website.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A44 Whittington Road Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 partially blocked and lane closed on exit slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J7, A44 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  9. Flood warning in place

    A flood warning is still in force on the Wye in Herefordshire this morning.

    The river was expected to peak at around five metres above its normal level in Hereford on Sunday - with flooding affecting roads around Holme Lacy as well as low lying farm land in the Ross area.

    There are also flood alerts in place on the River Lugg south of Leominister and the River Severn in Shropshire.

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  10. Bus crash closes road

    BBC News Travel

    A bus has crashed in Grove Street, Redditch, blocking Grove Street, police say.

    bus crash

    There is no access to Archer Road from Easemore Road, said Worcestershire Police.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A449 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, from A4025 Stourport Road to the Leaking Well Pub.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 in Crossway Green closed southbound from Mitre Oak Roundabout to the the Leaking Well Pub junction, because of a serious accident and accident investigation work.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42 J4a, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J1 for A38 Birmingham Road to J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M42 northbound from J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of emergency repairs.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42 J4A.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42 J4a, because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J8 for M50 to J7 for A44 Whittington Road Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J8 M50 to J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident involving a car.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, from J1 for A38 Birmingham Road to J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - Slow traffic on M42 northbound from J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  17. Video content

    Video caption: The teen battling cancer and 'living every day as it comes'

    Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he's not letting it get him down.