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Live Reporting

By Jerry Chester

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. Watch: Weather for the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    Overnight it will be dry in all areas with clear spells and just a light breeze.  Lows of 14C (57F).

    You can read a full forecast on the the BBC Weather page.    

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands
  3. Poldark and Downton Abbey costumes on show at cathedral

    Costumes for TV dramas including Poldark, Mr Selfridge, Wolf Hall and Downton Abbey are going on show in Worcester Cathedral.

    TV costumes at Worcester Cathedral

    The Dressed for Drama exhibition is being staged in the 12th Century Chapter House and runs until 29 August.


    Quote Message: Some of the costumes have fascinating connections to the story of the Cathedral. The costumes of Henry VIII reminds us of his elder brother Prince Arthur, who died prematurely in 1502 and whose tomb you can see in the cathedral." from Peter Atkinson Dean of Worcester
    Peter AtkinsonDean of Worcester
  4. Football: Kidderminster Harriers sign winger Stambolziev

    Kidderminster Harriers have further bolstered their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of winger Robert Stambolziev.

    Kidderminster Harriers

    The former Bristol City and Panathinaikos player has impressed throughout pre-season and has been rewarded with a one-year deal. 

    He will go straight into the Harriers squad for the Vanarama North trip to Curzon Ashton on Saturday, 6 August.

  5. New unit offers hope for boy with rare metabolic disease

    The mum of a three-year-old with a rare metabolic disease says a new children's unit proposed by Birmingham Children's Hospital could be the key to finding out what's causing her son's illness. 

    Boy with a teddy bear

    Oscar, who's from Droitwich, has suffered with an unknown disease from birth which causes his blood sugar levels to drop dangerously low if he doesn't eat and drink for four hours. 

    The unit is needed to carry out pioneering and expensive research - his mum, Rebecca Hughes, is fundraising to help meet the costs.

    Quote Message: They are trying to raise £3.65m to build the unit for children with rare diseases. We're doing a 24-hour relay in Droitwch just because the hospital unit is amazing and will be for children like Oscar." from Rebecca Hughes
    Rebecca Hughes
  6. Your photos: Fields ready for harvest

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Two great shots of fields groaning with ripening crops, from the BBC's army of Weather Watchers.

    The first was taken in Doverdale by Annie's Scenes and the second in Lower Broadheath by Mikesnapper.

    I'd love to feature your photos - you can emailtweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

    Combine harvester
  7. Jess Varnish 'wouldn't recommend' joining British Cycling before change

    World Championship medallist Jess Varnish, from Bromsgrove, says she "wouldn't recommend" joining British Cycling because of "cracks" in its culture.

    Jess Varnish

    The 25-year-old was dropped from the Great Britain squad in April after finishing fifth in the team sprint at the World Championships.

    She then said she had been the victim of sexist remarks from former technical director Shane Sutton.

    Sutton said he "rejects the specific claims", but stepped down from the post in April.

  8. Latest: Jess Varnish criticises British Cycling; new hope for boy with rare disease; Downton frocks on show

    Carson Wishart

    Journalist, BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

    - Medal-winning cyclist Jess Varnish says she wouldn't recommend young riders to join British Cycling

    - New hope for three-year-old with rare metabolic disease

    - Costumes from Poldark, Wolf Hall and Downton Abbey go on show at Worcester Cathedral

  9. Watch: 22,000-mile trek in memory of his daughter

    BBC News England

    Mark Radcliff and his dog Dexter are back home after a 20,000-mile (32,000km) trek in memory of his daughter Kira, who died from a brain tumour. 

    His Trek for Kira aimed to raise awareness of the condition.

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    Video caption: Father's 20,000-mile tribute trek for daughter
  10. Public consultation over council budget cuts ends tomorow

    It's the last chance for you to have a say on how Herefordshire Council makes savings to close a funding gap of £28.4m over the next four years.

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  11. Warriors trio join Nottingham on loan

    Worcester Warriors' youngsters Josh Adams, Derek Appiah and Tiff Eden have signed dual registration forms with Championship club Nottingham.

    Tiff Eden
    Image caption: Fly-half Tiff Eden will look to gain first-team experience from the move

    The arrangement allows the trio to play for Nottingham in the Championship in the coming season, but also means they can play for Warriors and Worcester Cavaliers if required.Warriors' head coach Carl Hogg said: "Young players need to play regular rugby at a challenging level to help them learn and grow and the opportunity to play week in week out is something that will benefit their development immensely."  

  12. Cricket: Worcestershire batsmen chase big Kent total

    Kent made 451 in their first innings, meaning Worcestershire's batsmen faced a deficit of 240 as they began their second innings on day three of the game at Canterbury.

    You can hear full commentary on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency and online.

  13. Travel: Severe disruption hits the M5 northbound and soundbound

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked and there is very slow traffic on the M5 southbound between J41 (M42) and J5 (Droitwich) due to a broken down vehicle in the roadworks area.

    There's another broken down vehicle on the M5 northbound between J5 and J4a which is also causing congestion.

    More from BBC Travel.  

  14. Train services disrupted: 'Summer improvements'

    Train services between Birmingham and Hereford will be disrupted from tomorrow due to "summer improvements" to the railway lines.

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  15. Latest: Hope for boy with rare metabolic disease; beer festival sells out; Olympic archer begins competing

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire: 

    - The mum of a three-year-old with a rare metabolic disease says a new children's unit could help find out what's causing his illness

    - Tickets to the second day of the Worcester Beer festival sell out

    - Kidderminster archer Naomi Folkard has her first event at the Rio Olympics later today

  16. Badgers may not spread TB to cattle through direct contact

    BBC Science and Environment

    Badgers may not transmit TB to cattle by direct contact, according to new research.  


    A study suggests that cows contract the disease by coming into contact with infected faeces and urine in pasture.  

    The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is understood to have received 29 applications and expressions of interest for extensions of the badger cull in areas thought to include Herefordshire.