Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Monday 11 April 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
We'll have more rain across Herefordshire and Worcestershire this evening, but it should clear up by the morning.
Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F).
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I'll be on BBC One from 18:30 with Midlands Today for the West Midlands - here's a look ahead to the big stories we're going to be covering.
Worcester Warriors scrum-half JB Bruzulier will leave Sixways this summer to join French side Nevers.Copyright: GettyQuote Message: I'd like to thank JB for his efforts during his time at Sixways, especially during the latter stages of last season where he was thrust into first-team action and helped the side gain promotion from the Championship. from Dean Ryan, director of rugby
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Network Rail says the cost to the industry of this morning's disruption will run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
They say early indications are that "foul play" caused signalling failure and released pictures showing apparent attempts to burn and cut cables powering signals at Proof House junction, south of New Street station.
They're appealing for the public to come forward with any information.
Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes says he's is frustrated by the wet start to the new season at New Road.
Play was called off for the second day in Worcestershire's match against Kent.
The solicitor of a Worcestershire man whose bid for compensation after being wrongly imprisoned has been rejected says the decision is "disappointing and devastating".
Victor Nealon was jailed for 17 years for attempted rape, but set free in 2013 after appeal judges ruled that fresh DNA evidence made the convictions unsafe.
Today the Court of Appeal has dismissed Mr Nealon's bid for compensation, along with another man from London.Quote Message: This is a cruel law, not everyone should get compensation but this is about men who can strongly point to their innocence." from Mark Newby, solicitor
Here's more on the story we told you about earlier: Three judges at the the Court of Appeal have dismissed a human rights challenge from Redditch man Victor Nealon.
He was jailed for attempted rape in 1997 at Hereford Crown Court and spent 17 years in prison, as he continued to protest his innocence.Copyright: Other
He was set free in 2013, after it emerged another, unidentified man whose DNA evidence was discovered, was the likely attacker.
At the time, Mr Nealon's barrister said the evidence was "dynamite" for his client.
The High Court rejected a challenge for compensation last year and today appeal court judges have backed that ruling.
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Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:
- The solicitor of a Worcestershire man who's been refused compensation after 17 years in jail says they will appeal against the decision
- Wyre Forest MP and former investment banker Mark Garnier says he doesn't agree with calls for all MPs to publish their tax returns in the wake of the so-called Panama Papers scandal
- Worcester Warriors scrum-half JB Bruzulier will leave Sixways this summer to go to French side Nevers
Work's going on today in Broadway, Badsey and Aldington.
Worcestershire's opening County Championship match of the season at home to Kent is still to get started at New Road after being rained off for the second day running.
Worcestershire took a risk in going ahead with the fixture only 12 days after the ground had suffered its second worst flood, having been left under water to a depth of almost 16 feet.
It misfired badly and, following further heavy showers, the match was abandoned on what should have been the third day.Copyright: Getty Images
The ground is regularly flooded by the River Severn, as this photo from previous years shows.
The Interim chief operating officer of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust denies any plans to shut the A&E unit at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Rab McEwan says they are considering making the hospital's A&E "adult only" by removing paediatric services.
Earlier campaigners had accused bosses at the trust of plans to shut the facility at Redditch.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: Paediatric cases will be taken to the Royal or the nearest A&E department that has children's services. It's difficult to understand how the plans can be so misinterpreted." from Rab McEwan, Interim Chief Operating officer of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
A warden at a top security prison in Evesham had indecent pictures on his computer when it was checked by police.
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There were hours of delays during Monday’s rush hour after a major power failure near Birmingham’s New Street Station, believed to have been caused by vandalism.
Power was eventually restored just after 09:00, but it has created big problems across the West Midlands rail network.
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- There won't be compensation for a Worcestershire man who was wrongly convicted of attempted rape in 1996
- A Worcestershire councillor is expected to be in hospital for up to eight weeks after being badly burnt in a bonfire accident
- There's been no play in the second day of the County Championship match between Worcestershire and Kent at New Road
First Worcester is reminding bus users of changes to their timetable.
A Herefordshire pensioner whose hoard of indecent images of children was tracked down in an international police investigation has been given a 12-month community order.
London Midland says it is sorry for today's delayed or cancelled trains and is reminding passengers to claim compensation.
BBC Hereford and Worcester cricket commentator
There will be no play today in the county championship match between Worcestershire and Kent at New Road.
It's the second day running that there has been no play in what should be the opening championship match of the summer.
The umpire has called it off for the day after an inspection.Copyright: BBC Sport
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Police in Bromsgrove are appealing for information following disorder outside the Love to Love nightclub on Worcester Road.