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Summary

  1. 'Sinkhole' road reopens after void is filled
  2. Search for relatives of Somme soldiers
  3. 120,000 people expected to attend Victorian Street Fayre in Worcester
  4. Debut for two Warriors; academy players
  5. Updates from Friday 25 November

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By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday.

  3. Healthcare workers 'twice as likely to suffer domestic violence'

    Women working in healthcare are twice as likely to be the victims of domestic violence, compared with the national average, according to new research by the University of Worcester. 

    The university's National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse spoke to 86 female healthcare professionals from across the UK.

    Half of those questioned said they had experienced domestic violence at some point in their lives.    

    Fist held in front of a woman
  4. Paralympian up for young Young Sports Personality of the Year

    BBC Sport

    Paralympian Lauren Rowles is on the shortlist to be named BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.

    The 18-year-old, who's from Bromsgrove, picked up a gold medal at the Rio Paralympic Games, in the trunk-and-arms mixed double sculls, with partner Laurence Whiteley, recording a world best time in the process.

    Laurence Whiteley and Lauren Rowles

    The 10-person shortlist will be whittled down to three by an expert panel and will be named on Blue Peter on Thursday, 8 December.

  5. 'Hello, ambulance? My toilet seat is broken'

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    From a broken loo seat to help setting up a new mobile phone - two non-emergency calls the ambulance service has received in the last 24 hours.

    Screen grab of Ambulance Service tweet
  6. Your pictures: Canalside views

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    These pictures, taken alongside the canal at Tibberton, come from Paul Wilde, one of our regular contributors.

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

    Canal bank
    Church
  7. Watch: Weather for this evening and the weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will be a dry but cloudy night for most. Some hill fog is likely but the winds will be light. Lows of 5C (41F).

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

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  8. Sascha Kindred: Paralympic champion wins appeal against funding cut

    British Paralympic swimming champion Sascha Kindred has won an appeal after his funding was cut.

    The 38-year-old Herefordshire-based Paralympian, who won his seventh Paralympic title in Rio this summer, was one of a number of high-profile athletes left off the podium programme.

    Sascha Kindred
    Quote Message: I'm looking forward now and I'm back in training ready for a long season ahead of qualifying for the World Championships."
  9. Drugs raids carried out in Redditch

    Class A drugs and "a large amount of cash" were seized after raids carried out in Redditch today, police say.

    West Mercia Police say a 38-year-old man from the town was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs of class A with intent to supply.

    Drugs raid
  10. Latest: Medal cheats could face prosecutions; drugs raids seize cash; Paralympian wins funding appeal

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - MP for West Worcestershire backs plan to prosecute people who wear medals they are not entitled to

    - Raids in Redditch seize Class A drugs and "a large amount of cash"

    - Hereford Paralympian Sascha Kindred wins an appeal after his funding was cut

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

    M5 Worcestershire - Slow traffic on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. In the roadworks area.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. Your photos: Dramatic skylines

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Some of our army of BBC Weather Watchers have photographed striking skylines today.

    Karl's skies (an appropriate name) took his shot in Chaddesley Corbett, while Toppo took his in Doddenham.

    Skyline
    Sunrise
  13. Rugby: Academy duo make their start for Warriors

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Warriors' academy duo Jack Singleton (pictured) and Andrew Kitchener will both make their first Aviva Premiership starts against Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park tomorrow. 

    Jack Singleton

    Winger Bryce Heem will make his first start of the season while flanker Sam Lewis could make his first-ever Premiership appearance from the bench.

    You can hear full commentary on the game on BBC Hereford & Worcester.

  14. Plans to prosecute people who wear medals they are not entitled to backed by MP

    The MP for West Worcestershire, Harrriet Baldwin, who's also a defence minister, has backed plans to prosecute people who wear military medals they haven't earned. 

    A private members bill debated in the house of commons today proposes that those displaying medals they are not entitled to could face prison, community penalties, or a £5,000 fine. 

    Medals

    Ms Baldwin says, although exact figures are not available, recent examples in the media suggest this is "a growing problem".

    Quote Message: We think that in order to make sure that we pay respect to those men and women who have earned their medals in the service of this country there are range of powers [to prosecute] those who want to impersonate these people and wear the medals which they aren't entitled to." from Harrriet Baldwin MP for West Worcestershire
    Harrriet BaldwinMP for West Worcestershire
  15. Latest: Medal cheats law backed; Somme soldiers relatives sought; domestic violence and healthcare workers

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - The MP for West Worcestershire Harrriet Baldwin backs plans to criminalise people who wear military medals they haven't earned

    - A Herefordshire author is searching for the relatives of 15 men who took part in the last action in the Battle of the Somme

    - People working in healthcare are twice as likely to be the victims of domestic violence according to research by the University of Worcester

  16. Stars turn out for netball testimonial

    Sports stars and broadcasters will be in an all-star team taking part in a testimonial match for the director of netball at Worcester’s new professional team.

    The match next month is to celebrate the career of Pamela Cookey, a two-time Commonwealth bronze medallist and seven-time Superleague winner.

    The players will include BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Caroline Barker, Olympic 400m medallist Katharine Merry (pictured), and current England netball players, Jo Harten, Sarah Bayman, Serena Guthrie.     

    Katharine Merry