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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 27 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Francesca Osborne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather update

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    Video caption: Alex Hamilton has your forecast
  2. Michele Paduano

    BBC Midlands health correspondent

    Worcestershire Royal Hospital

    Michele Paduano

    BBC Midlands health correspondent

    Worcestershire Royal Hospital experiences what doctors believe was its busiest day ever last weekend.

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  3. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  4. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning. 

  5. Watch: Weather forecast for the West Midlands

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    The weather should stay fine this evening, but it's not looking good tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Sara Blizzard has your weather update for the West Midlands
  6. Appeal for witnesses following fatal crash on A44

    Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash near Leominster yesterday that left a woman dead and her two daughters seriously injured.

    A black Ford Ka travelling towards Leominster was involved in a collision with a red Land Rover Freelander travelling in the opposite direction at about 14:15.

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  7. City of culture bid 'could transform the fortunes of the whole region'

    Hereford has launched its bid today to become the UK's City of Culture in 2021. 

    It is hoped the city would bring millions of pounds to the city and "turbo-charge" the county's culture.

    Map of Herefordshire

    Kingston-on-Hull was chosen as the 2017 winner and it is expecting more than £80m of investment for the city. 

    Hereford is competing against Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry for the 2021 title. 

  8. Charity cyclist hailed as 'absolute hero'

    A mother from Herefordshire whose son died from cancer says she's amazed by his friend's epic charity bike ride. 

    Mark Williams returned to Herefordshire today after cycling through all of England's 39 historic counties in memory of his friend, Laurie Engel.

    Laurie Engel

    Laurie died from an aggressive from of cancer aged 13 in 2005. 

    Since his death, his family and friends have raised over £1m in his memory. 

  9. Multimillion-pound redvelopment of Bromsgrove Railway station set to open

    The multimillion-pound redevelopment of Bromsgrove Railway station is now expected to open to the public on 12 July.

    The station was originally scheduled to open in November 2015.  

    Richard Dougdale, Project Sponsor for Network Rail, said workers had encountered a few problems along the way.   

    Bromsgrove Railway station

    It is promising a staffed ticket office, passenger waiting room, toilets and 350 on-site car parking spaces.

    It is hoped 800,000 passengers a year will pass through it.

  10. Ex West Midlands MEP on trial for expenses fraud

    Nikki Sinclaire, 47, former West Midlands UKIP MEP has gone on trial on allegations of expenses fraud. 

    She denies all charges, including misconduct in public office.

    Nikki Sinclaire former West Midlands MEP

    The allegations against her concern travel in 2009 and 2010 when she was a UKIP MEP.

  11. Herefordshire man completes 3,000-mile bike ride

    A Herefordshire man has completed the last leg of an epic bike ride for charity. 

    Since he set off from Hay Castle exactly a month ago, Mark Williams from Craswall has been cycling through all of England's 39 historic counties. 

    The bike ride is to raise money in memory of his late friend Laurie Engel, who died from cancer aged 13. 

    Mark Williams and Laurie Engel

    Mark covered over 100 miles a day and visited three points of interest in each county along the way.

  12. University of Worcester successful in bid for Netball Superleague franchise

    The University of Worcester's joint bid with the University of Gloucestershire for a Netball Superleague franchise for the 2017 season has been successful.  

    Netball player

    The team, Severn Stars will play against 10 other teams from across the UK. 

  13. Latest: Charity set up in memory of Tunisia terror attack victim; Bromsgrove railway station to open; new professional Worcester netball team

    - The family of a University of Worcester student killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack say they charity they've set up will help his name to live on

    - New multimillion-pound railway station in Bromsgrove set to open on 12 July 

    - The University of Worcester's joint bid with the University of Gloucestershire for a Netball Superleague franchise for the 2017 season has been successful

  14. Truck stop views on Brexit decision

    The effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU are still unfolding.  

    On Friday, in the wake of the decision, we got the views of truckers visiting Bromsgrove. 

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    Video caption: Brexit: Views from a Bromsgrove truck stop

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire voted decisively to leave the EU in Thursday's referendum.

    In Herefordshire, 59% of people voted to leave, while in Worcestershire 57% wanted to leave.

  15. Worcester bunny to be face of Amazon pets.

    Effie, a rabbit from Worcester, is to become the new face of Amazon pets.

    A grey rabbit and ball

    She beat off cute competition from 28,000 other animals. 

  16. Bike thefts at Worcester train stations

    In the last three months six bikes worth at least £1,300 in total have been stolen from train stations in Worcester after locks were cut, police say.

    CCTV images have been released of two men wanted in connection with the theft of bikes from Shrub Hill just before 20:00 on 25 May.

    Worcester cycle theft suspects

    Anyone with information should contact the British Transport Police or Crimestoppers.  

  17. 'I will never get over what happened'

    The mother of a University of Worcester student murdered in the Tunisia terror attacks last year has said she carries the grief every day

    Joel Richards,died alongside uncle Adrian Evans, grandfather Patrick Evans and 35 others in terror attacks near Sousse in 2015.  

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    Video caption: Tunisia shootings: 'I will never get over what happened'

     Suzanne Evans has now set up a charity to support the loved ones of terror victims.