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  1. Updates on Friday 22 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

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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 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: Latest forecast for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    During the evening, the patchy rain in the south will ease. Any cloud and rain in the south will ease away allowing clearer conditions to spread across all parts. Lows of 3C ( 37F).

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood with the afternoon weather forecast for the West Midlands
  3. Travel: Wall repair on London Road, Worcester

    A section of wall on London Road, Worcester, near to Fort Royal Park, is being repaired.

    There will be temporary traffic lights in place while the work is carried out on Sunday, the council says.

    London Road, Worcester
  4. Watch: Luctonians v Stourbridge Rugby preview

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The first of a run of three home matches in National Two North with which they will round off their league season sees Luctonians take on Stourbridge.  

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    Video caption: Lunctonians host Stourbridge Rugby
  5. Travel: Delays on M5

    BBC Travel

    There are delays on the M5 northbound between J6 for the A449 (Worcester) and J5 for the A38 (Droitwich). 

    It's due to an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion's backing up to J7.

  6. Ceremony and a service to remember World War One battle

    The Battle of Qatia, on 23 April 1916, saw the Worcestershire Yeomanry suffer more than 100 casualties.

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  7. Harriers cut ticket prices for next season after relegation

    Kidderminster Harriers have announced that the cost of season tickets and match-day admission prices will both be reduced next season.


    Match-day admission for adults will be reduced by £2 in the Hire-It! East Stand, and £1 for terrace adult admission.

    Harriers have been relegated and will play in National League North next season.  

  8. Latest: Bus driver 'racial abuse' allegation; no contempt of court action against police; trust apologises to girl left brain-damaged

    Claudia Berry

    Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - Police investigate allegations a bus driver made "racially aggravated comments" to a passenger

    - West Mercia Police will not be prosecuted for contempt of court after it published the names of witnesses in a murder case online

    - Trust offers "profound apology" awarded £8m after being left brain-damaged at birth

  9. Witness who helped injured cyclist sought by police

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash that left an 80-year-old cyclist needing hospital treatment.

    West Mercia Police say the collision, involving a car, happened on Broadway Road, Evesham, near to Lidl supermarket (pictured) at 10:20 on Wednesday,13 April.

    A member of the public is believed to have stopped and helped the cyclist but left the scene before the police got there and officers would like to speak to them or any other witnesses.  

    Broadway Road, Evesham
  10. Sats primary school spelling test scrapped after blunder

    BBC News Education

    The government has been forced to cancel its controversial new spelling and grammar test after it was accidentally put online by officials.

    Schools Minister Nick Gibb said the incident was "clearly regrettable".

    Spelling tests

    Half a million seven-year-olds in England had been due to take the tests next month, as part of their Sats.

    Head teachers' leaders had called for the test to be scrapped as it had been used as practice by an unidentifiable number of schools.

  11. Latest: No contempt of court action against police; racial abuse claim against bus driver investigated

    Claudia Berry

    Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

    - West Mercia Police will not be prosecuted for contempt of court after publishing details online of witnesses in a murder case

    - The police in Redditch are investigating allegations that a bus driver made "racially aggravated comments" towards a passenger

    - College for the blind celebrates 150 years

  12. Watch: Party for woman who shares her birthday with the Queen

    Friends and family of Beryl Coates, from Hagley, who has the same birthday as the Queen, help her celebrate the event. 

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    Video caption: Beryl shares her birthday with the Queen
  13. Police investigate allegation of 'racially aggravated comment' by bus driver

    Allegations that a bus driver in Redditch made a "racially aggravated comment" after a row with a passenger are being investigated by the police.

    West Mercia Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the argument, at approximately 14:05 on Wednesday 13 April at the bus station on Kingfisher Square, to come forward.

    Kingfisher Centre, Redditch
  14. Trust offers "profound apology" teenager awarded £8m for birth injuries

    The trust running hospitals in Worcestershire has accepted liability and offered its "profound apologies" to a girl awarded £8m after she was left left brain-damaged at birth.

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has accepted liability for "shortcomings in the care and treatment shortly after birth".