That's it for live updates today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
- Updates on Wednesday 11 May 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Thursday
BBC Midlands Today
The heavy and thundery showers will ease through this evening, with clear spells and some patchy cloud overnight.
Some mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural parts and over hills during the second half of the night with lows of 10C (50F).
Political editor, Midlands
Recent polls suggest businesses are becoming more evenly split on whether to back so-called Brexit.
Few industries have more at stake than agriculture - but, while the NFU is officially backing the Remain campaign, farmers in the West Midlands are split on what's for the best.
One told me he backed the British government to make its own decisions regarding funding for the industry, while another said he believed food prices would rise if we left the EU.Copyright: BBC
Too many British pupils are trying to learn in classrooms which are damaging their health and education, say architects.
And too many teachers are quitting, blaming stressful and overcrowded working conditions, says the Royal Institute of British Architects.Copyright: Jack Hobhouse
It blames rising pupil numbers and government cuts to capital funding.
England's Department for Education says it will invest £23bn in school buildings over the next five years.
A former soldier from Hereford has won a gold and a silver medal in the pool at the Invictus Games in Florida this afternoon.
Adam Nixon (pictured), who had his leg amputated after he was injured in Iraq, was taking part in the finals of the 50 metre breaststroke and 50 metre freestyle.Copyright: Getty Images
Mark Abel from Worcestershire, who's partially sighted and a former corporal in the Army, finished in the top 20 of his heats in the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
Adam is also competing for the UK team in the wheelchair basketball semi finals at the championships in Orlando, Florida tomorrow.
BBC Local Live
The top stories for Herefordshire and Worcestershire this evening include:
- A 44-year-old Pershore man has been sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to two sexual assaults last year
- A former soldier from Hereford has won a gold and a silver medal in the pool at the Invictus Games in Florida this afternoon
A Pershore man has been sentenced to six years in prison for two sexual assaults and perverting the course of justice.
Gavin Parmenter, 44, (pictured) who admitted the offences has been placed on the sex offenders register for life.Copyright: West Mercia Police
Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester
Hereford FC’s win in the Midland Football League Cup final could boost their chances of winning the FA Vase final at Wembley in a couple of weeks, manager Peter Beadle says.
The Bulls beat Walsall Wood 3-1 in the League Cup showdown on Tuesday and Beadle said it was good to have a meaningful game at this stage or it would have been a three-week gap between their final league match and the Wembley showdown.
The League Cup final success saw Hereford land their third trophy of a memorable debut season - following the demise of the former Hereford United in December 2014.
A Worcestershire World War Two veteran says it's an "honour" to receive the highest French bravery medal.
William McGough has been presented with the Legion D'Honneur alongside William Brotherton at Evesham Town Hall (pictured). Both men were soldiers in Normandy on D-Day.Copyright: BBCQuote Message: It means a great deal. It's also a great honor and a great surprise. It seamed a long time after the war. from William McGough Veteran
A resumption was scheduled for 13:55 but the rain returned while the players were still warming up.
BBC News Health
NHS patients in England are being sent home from hospital afraid and with little support, an ombudsman report reveals.
The independent arbitrator investigated 211 such complaints in a year.Copyright: Science Photo Library
Among them is the case of a 80-year-old woman, repeatedly sent home in a confused state to an empty house, only to be readmitted to hospital when neighbours raised the alarm.
The NHS says the findings will be taken seriously and improvement is under way.
BBC Local Live
Worcester Warriors' Sam Betty is one of four Aviva Premiership players shortlisted for the league's community player of the season award.Copyright: Getty Images
Betty has been nominated for his work as a players' ambassador with the Acorns Children's Hospice - a role he has undertaken for the past two seasons.
The award will be presented at the Aviva Premiership Awards night in London next week.
One lane is closed on the M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.
It is now pouring down and we can't see the buildings in the middle of Cardiff, never mind Caerphilly Mountain.
It's a blow for Worcestershire, who were clearly on top, until the weather intervened yesterday.
After declaring on 456 for 6, they reduced Gloucestershire to 42 for 4.Copyright: BBC
BBC Hereford and Worcester
More than 200 entries are battling to be crowned as the top cider and perry in the world in Hereford today.
The annual International and Cider and Perry competition takes place at the city's Cider Museum and entries have come in from across the UK, Finland, and America.Copyright: Thinkstock
The judging took place this morning, with the awards ceremony taking place later this afternoon, when the overall champion will be announced.
Becoming brighter, with scattered thundery showers later.
Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).
Covers are coming back on at Cardiff - yep it's raining again.
Play is due to start at 13:55 at Cardiff providing there is not more rain.Copyright: BBC
BBC Midlands Today
It's warm and muggy for now but look what's heading our way from the north by the weekend.
See the forecast on Midlands Today on BBC One at 13:30.Copyright: BBC
Kidderminster Harriers' new manager John Eustace says it was a case of "right job at the right time" when the Aggborough vacancy was offered to him.
The midfielder was forced to retire earlier in the season and, while he had planned to get into management, he hadn't expected the chance to come along so soon.Copyright: Getty ImagesQuote Message: It's not something I was thinking about doing going into management this early but the opportunity came up. I retired four / five weeks ago. It ticked all the boxes for me and I can't wait to get going." from John Eustace Kidderminster Harriers' manager