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- Updates on Tuesday 17 May 2016
- More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 Wednesday
Comberton Hill bridge in Kidderminster has been given a makeover at a cost of £2,000.Copyright: Wyre Forest District Council
Workers stripped back the painted mural which had been there since the 1990s and repainted it in black and silver to match the rest of the town's street furniture.Quote Message: The bridge could be further decorated in the future to make it unique to the town." from Frank Oborski Wyre Forest District Councillor
Primary and secondary schools in the West Midlands spent more than £160 per pupil on supply staff last year, it has emerged.
Analysis by BBC News shows the equivalent of £168 was spent on each child in order to hire in extra staff to cover vacancies and absences.
Teachers unions say the amount of money spent reflects a "serious teacher recruitment and retention crisis".
The government said the number of quality teachers was at a record high.
The leader of Worcestershire County Council says 250 new workers will be recruited over the next year, offsetting "several hundred" expected job losses.
Councillor Simon Geraghty says he is anxious to make County Hall an attractive place for new talent, insisting it is not doom and gloom.
Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester
The headlines this evening:
- A 20-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of attempted murder following a stabbing at the weekend.
- Abbey College in Malvern has offered to help unaccompanied child refugees resettle in the two counties, by offering five full-time boarding places
- Redditch United have appointed the former Aston Villa and Walsall striker Darren Byfield as their new manager.
An act of kindness by a police officer has been filmed by a shopper moved by his actions.
Jamie Knight spotted the policeman helping a lost blind man in Worcester city centre.
A Malvern boarding school is offering free places to refugee children who are resettled locally.Copyright: Abbey College
Abbey College made the offer after David Cameron announced last week that the UK is to take unaccompanied child refugees.
The school is offering free GCSE or 'A' Level courses to five children, and 15 places at its summer school.Quote Message: Our speciality is taking overseas students and making sure they integrate into the community. We just felt we should do our little bit to help." from Hekmat Kaveh College Director
BBC News England
Proposals, subject to approval, also include ending local news index web pages, offering instead an open stream on the rolling Local Live service.
The announcement today follows the publication of the government's White Paper on the future of the BBC last week.
A man has been captured on CCTV images taking bags of animal food and toys, all donated by members of the public, after breaking into charity premises.
The man entered a compound at Wythall Animal Sanctuary in Kings Norton, just after 18:30 BST on Sunday.
He climbed over the fence of the Middle Lane property and broke the locks in broad daylight, said charity manager Alison Moore.
The thief escaped with his goods in a red Volkswagen Up, said West Mercia Police who are appealing for witnesses.
BBC News England
A man from Redditch has been charged with arson with reckless intent to endanger life after a fire at a wholesale market last summer.Copyright: Michael Scott
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A 20-year-old man from Hereford has appeared in court on a charge of attempted murder.Copyright: BBC
Thomas Newman, aged 20, from Cusop Close, is accused of stabbing a man in his fifties on Sunday night.
Mr Newman, who also faces two counts of threatening a person with an offensive weapon, was remanded in custody to appear at Worcester Crown Court next month.
Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester
The headlines this afternoon
- A 51-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was stabbed in his car in Newton Farm in Hereford
- Abbey College in Malvern is offering free places for any child refugees settled locally, after David Cameron agreed to take in more unaccompanied children
- A permanent memorial to Alan Henning, the British man who was killed in Syria while working for a Worcester-based aid charity, is to be unveiled in his home town later today.
A Worcestershire dad is trekking 20,000 miles across land and desert with his dog to raise awareness of the rare brain cancer which killed his 10-year-old daughter.Copyright: Mark Radcliffe
Mark Radcliffe and his canine companion Dexter will set off from their Shrawley home on 25 May 2016 at 2.55am - the day and precise time his daughter Kira lost her fight against Glioblastoma Multiform disease four years ago.
He expects to take three months to drive a pick-up truck from the UK to the Sea of Japan and back.
Two water features in the centre of Great Malvern are to be switched off for repairs - with vandalism suspected in one case.
Malvern Hills District Council has decided to turn off the Malvhina and Enigma fountains on Belle Vue island, to allow for tests and repairs to be made.
Worcester Warriors have confirmed they are to play a pre-season game at Munster's Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday, 26 August.
The fixture will give the likes of Ben Te’o and Jackson Willison an opportunity to pull on the Warriors jersey before the Aviva Premiership season gets underway in September.
It will also give Warriors' Donncha O’Callaghan an opportunity to return to the club for whom he played for the best part of two decades.
A real estate company has submitted an application to Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Council to build 2,800 homes on green belt land.
The 336-acre site, near to Redditch town centre and adjacent to the suburb of Webheath, is currently in agricultural use.
Redditch United have confirmed the former Aston Villa and Walsall striker Darren Byfield has been appointed the club's new manager.Copyright: Empics
The 39-year-old takes over from Liam McDonald who guided the Reds to runners-up spot in the Southern League Premier Division last season before opting to move to Hednesford Town.
Byfield, who was player-coach at Solihull Moors last season - has appointed the former Redditch striker Kyle Patterson as his assistant manager.
Thank you to Allan Williams from Hereford for sending this picture of deer grazing at Moccas Park.Copyright: Allan Williams
A Worcester man who claimed he was intimidated into selling drugs by a dealer who took away his house keys and threatened to stab him has been jailed.