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  1. Updates on Friday 10 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

    We'll be back on Sunday as BBC Midlands Today covers a EU Referendum debate - Better In or Out on BBC One at 22:30.

    We'll be bringing you comprehensive updates from the debate and you can have your say on social media.

    In the meantime, have a good weekend and we'll have more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Travel: Worcester lane closures for river flotilla

    Toni McDonald

    Breakfast presenter, BBC Hereford and Worcester

    There will be lane closures on each side of the river bridge in Worcester on Saturday for spectators to watch the Queen's birthday flotilla.

    The event starts at 13:00, however lane closures will be put on at about 10:00 and are likely to be removed around 15:00.

  3. Watch: Weekend weather forecast for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Some brief clear intervals are possible, but on the whole it will be generally cloudy with some showers, particularly during the evening when they could be heavy at times. 

    Feeling muggy, with lows of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: The weather for the West Midlands.
  4. Latest headlines: Teen jailed for grooming boys online; police chief constable applicants to face questions from young people

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in the newsroom this afternoon include:

    - A teenager from Hereford who groomed and abused young boys online has been sentenced to four years in jail

    - Applicants bidding to be the new chief constable of West Mercia will have to face an interview panel made up of young people

    - A man has suffered serious injuries after falling from a moped this afternoon

  5. Chief Constable candidates to give presentation to panel of young people

    Andy Giddings

    BBC Local Live

    More on the plans to involve young people in the recruitment of the next West Mercia Chief Constable...

    The Police and Crime Commissioner's office says a panel of around nine young people, representing Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire will be chosen and the candidates will have to give a presentation to them.

    Police station

    Afterwards the young people will get to ask the candidates questions and the feedback from those presentations, and similar presentations to other groups like the fire service and mental health groups, will help the PCC make his decision.

  6. 'It will take time' to temporarily replace collapsed bridge, says council

    A replacement bridge over the River Teme could take six months to build, the council has said.

    Residents in Eastham are facing 10 mile (16km) detours after a Grade II listed crossing collapsed and have been told it will take six months for a temporary replacement to be installed. 

    Collapsed bridge
    Quote Message: We have to work with Malvern Hill District Council, Natural England and the Environment Agency so it will take time. We have to link the bridge to the road and all of these things will take time I'm afraid." from Councillor Marcus Hart Worcestershire County Council
    Councillor Marcus HartWorcestershire County Council
  7. Teenager jailed for grooming boys

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A teenager from Hereford who groomed and abused young boys online has been sentenced to four years in jail. 

    Thomas Pryce, 19, was studying for his A-levels at Hereford Sixth Form College when he was arrested for setting up fake profiles where he pretended to be a girl to encourage boys to send him explicit pictures.

    In February he admitted 29 offences at Birmingham Crown Court. 

    He will also be on the sex offenders register for life.

  8. Better in or better out? Join us on BBC One this Sunday

    Mary Rhodes

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    This Sunday, BBC One in the West Midlands will broadcast Better In or Out? A BBC Midlands Today referendum special.

    In favour of leaving the EU will be Gisela Stuart MP, former CBI boss Lord Digby Jones and Bill Etheridge MEP.

    And as part of the remain campaign Tristram Hunt MP, Jason Wouhra and Harriett Baldwin MP will join us.

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today EU referendum special is on Sunday night

    Join us this Sunday at 22.35 on BBC One for Better In or Out? A BBC Midlands Today referendum special.

  9. Man arrested on suspicion of child neglect

    Alistair Binney

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect in Worcester last night.

    West Mercia Police say they were called to Crookbarrow Road in Norton at about 21:00 after concerns were raised about three children at a property there.

  10. Railway station reopening announcement 'weeks away'

    Network Rail says it is set to announce the opening date of Bromsgrove railway station by "the end of June".

    Speaking to BBC Hereford & Worcester, Richard Dugdale, senior sponsor for Network Rail, said they are "weeks away" from an opening date.

    Quote Message: If you look over the fence you can see the evidence of the space which has been created. Great big footbridge and lifts, a long platform to accommodate the trains, 350 car parking spaces - we're going to give two-weeks of notice when it does open so everyone. from Richard Dugdale Network Rail
    Richard DugdaleNetwork Rail
    Bromsgrove railway station
  11. Latest headlines: Two people arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty; death of man pulled from canal treated as 'unexplained'

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    The top stories in the newsroom this lunchtime include:

    Two people have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with an investigation into the South Herefordshire Hunt

    - The death of a man pulled out of a canal, near to Weavers Wharf in Kidderminster this morning, is being treated as "unexplained"

    - Police are appealing for witnesses after a six-year-old girl was knocked off her bike in Hereford last night

  12. Watch: 48-hour weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Although it will be mainly dry today there is a chance of a shower particularly into this afternoon and into this evening.

    Here's Sara with a quick look at the next 48 hour forecast.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  13. Travel: A38 blocked just outside Droitwich Spa

    BBC Travel

    An accident has blocked the A38 at Copcut, near Droitwich Spa, at the B4090 junction, and there is low traffic in both directions.

    More from BBC Travel.

  14. Classic Cadillac with links to President Kennedy goes up for auction

    A 1949 classic Cadillac once owned by the Archbishop of Boston is going under the hammer in Worcestershire.

    Richard J Cushing, who owned the car, led the funeral of American president John F Kennedy, selling it days after the service.

    A 1968 letter in the car's files from Mr Cushing says: "I pray that you may enjoy this possession for many more years and that it will carry you safely where you go".

    A 1949 classic Cadillac

    Richard J Cushing also married John F Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline in 1953, as well leading a prayer at his inauguration in 1961.

    The Cadillac 75 Fleetwood Sedan goes up for sale at the Chateau Impney near Droitwich next month, and is estimated to sell between £35,000 and £45,000, say the auctioneers.