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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 4 May 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Dawkins

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

  2. Watch: Farmer's war memorabilia collection going on sale

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A hoard of war memorabilia owned by Worcestershire farmer John Hancocks is going on sale this month.   

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    Video caption: Worcestershire man's war memorabilia collection is going on sale

    The 85-year-old, who's retired from running his dairy farm, has been collecting plane parts, uniforms, decommissioned weapons and household items from World War Two since the 1940s.  

  3. Watch: The weather for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    This evening will be dry with some good sunny spells before dusk. This will give a dry night with clear skies, leading to a chilly night, especially in more prone spots. Lows of 2C (36F). 

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the weather forecast for the West Midlands
  4. Watch: Hillsborough victim's Bromsgrove sister fears for future

    BBC Midlands Today

    A woman from Bromsgrove whose brother died at Hillsborough said she's "petrified" for the future having spent so long fighting for justice.  

    Louise Brookes has devoted 27 years trying to find out what happened to her brother Andrew Brookes, who was one of 96 fans who lost their lives. In April, an inquest jury found they were unlawfully killed.

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    Video caption: Hillsborough victim's Bromsgrove sister fears for future
  5. Greece IVF couple celebrate birth of child

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A Hereford couple who paid for IVF treatment in Greece by holding car boot sales are celebrating the birth of their first child. 

    Baby

    Kirsty Morgan gave birth to a boy this morning by Caesarean section. 

    Quote Message: He was totally worth all the effort. He was totally worth it.. and I just want to say a big thank you to everybody that's donated and helped out in any way. They've just given us the best gift ever to be fair." from Kyle Morgan Husband
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  6. Latest: Man 'hit by reversing car'; Greece IVF couple give thanks; war memorabilia goes on sale

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Here are some of the headlines today:

    - An inquest has heard how a Redditch man died after being hit by a car that was reversing down the driveway he shared with his neighbour

    - A Hereford couple who paid for IVF treatment in Greece by holding car boot sales have thanked everyone who supported their fundraising now they've become parents

    - War memorabilia collected by a Worcestershire farmer in his garden sheds is going on sale this month 

  7. Man 'hit by car reversing down driveway'

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    An inquest has heard how a man from Redditch died after being hit by a car that was reversing down the driveway he shared with his neighbour. 

    Gordon Graddon, from Oakham Close, was struck down by a Renault car in July last year and was taken to the Alexandra Hospital. He died the following month from his injuries. 

    The coroner recorded he died in a road traffic collision. 

  8. Your pictures: Blue skies over Bromsgrove

    Gertcorf sent this photo of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire via BBC Weather Watchers.

    Bromsgrove

    If you are out and about and would like to send us a photo, you can emailtweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.    

  9. Cricket: Kohler-Cadmore completes century

    Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore completed his second Championship century with a thick-edge boundary off Jamie Porter against Essex at New Road.

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore

    It took him 151 balls and included two sixes and 13 fours.    

  10. Latest: Greece IVF couple celebrate birth; war memorabilia on sale; century for Kohler-Cadmore

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Here are some of today's headlines:

    - A Hereford couple who paid for IVF treatment in Greece by holding car boot sales are celebrating the birth of their first child

    - War memorabilia that's been collected by a Worcestershire farmer in his garden sheds is going on sale this month 

    - Worcestershire's Tom Kohler-Cadmore completes a century

  11. War memorabilia to go on sale

    Kate West

    Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    A hoard of war memorabilia owned by a Worcestershire farmer is going on sale this month when he leaves his family home.

    John Hancocks

    John Hancocks, 85, who's retired from running his dairy farm, has been collecting plane parts, uniforms, decommissioned weapons and household items from World War Two since the 1940s.

    He said: "I think I started when I was in the Air Force and then I had to do a bit of work."

    He said he had more time for collecting when he gave up milking, and most of the items he bought were "on the market as scrap".

  12. How to get woman to take up cycling discussed

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Hot on the heels of the resignation of the British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton - the man accused of sexism by the Bromsgrove Olympian Jess Varnish - a national conference is taking place in Hereford today. 

    It's being organised by Herefordshire Council and WE Cycle UK who are aiming to have an equal number of male and female cyclists on UK roads by 2020.   

    At the moment there are three times the amount of men in the UK using pedal power as women. 

    Paula McGivern runs Shirley's Wheels in Hereford and is one of the organisers.  

  13. Warriors season ticket holders can renew

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Warriors' existing season ticket holders can now renew their ticket for next season.

    Val Rapava Ruskin of Worcester Warriors is tackled by Nathan Hughes of Wasps (hidden)

    Season tickets will then go on general sale on Monday, 9 May, with fans getting discounts if they buy their season ticket before 17:00 on Friday, 3 June.

  14. Watch: Coming up on BBC Midlands Today

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    She's dedicated 27 years of her life to fighting for her brother's reputation, but what now for the Hillsborough campaigner Louise Brookes? 

    Louise Brookes

    Her brother, Andrew Brookes, from Bromsgrove, was among the 96 who lost their lives in our country's biggest football tragedy. 

    Join me for BBC Midlands Today at 13:30 on BBC One.

  15. Hats world record bid

    Kate West

    Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    A Worcestershire family are going to try to break a world record on what would have been their son's 12th birthday. 

    Finlay Church from Alvechurch died in November after being diagnosed with a brain tumour two years ago.

    His family want to raise money for brain tumour research by breaking the record for the most hats placed in a line.