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Summary

  1. Swan has to be put down after being shot 21 times
  2. English Civil War encampment found
  3. Five arrested for immigration offences and suspicion of money laundering
  4. New flood defences plans for Worcester go on show
  5. Updates on Friday 2 December

Live Reporting

By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A46 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between B4035 Badsey Road and A44 The Squires.

    A46 Worcestershire - A46 in Evesham closed in both directions between the B4035 Badsey Road junction and the A44 The Squires junction, because of a serious accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  3. 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.

  4. One-way system removed over Christmas

    A one-way system is being removed from a Hereford city centre street for a month during Christmas and new year. 

    Part of Widemarsh Street has been one way since October while the new city link road is built, but it'll be open as normal between 9 December and 4 January. 

    Widemarsh Street

    The traffic restrictions will return in the new year - for eight more weeks.

  5. More than 400 cases of HIV diagnosed in the West Midlands last year

    The number of new cases of HIV in the West Midlands rose by 10% in 2015 - with 473 people newly diagnosed. 

    Thirty eight of those diagnosed had left it so late to go to the doctor they were diagnosed with Aids.

    Public Health England says the rise is worrying and reinforces the importance of safe sex. 

    There are more than 6,000 people being treated for HIV in the region.

    Vials of blood

    BBC News dispels the myths of HIV to mark Thursday's World Aids Day. 

  6. Coming up on Midlands Today: Call for stronger drink drive penalties

    Bob Hockenhull

    BBC Midlands Today

    A man whose mother was killed by a drunk driver has called for tougher penalties for people who drink and drive.

    Drink drive simulator

    One regional police force is also using a simulator as part of this year's drink drive crackdown. 

    We'll have more on BBC One from 18:30.

  7. Date for fire station transfer announced

    The fire service is preparing to bid farewell to the fire station in Merstow Green, Evesham and make the move to their shiny new home.

    The current station is 50 years old.

    Old and new fire stations in Evesham

    Crews will be transferring to the new fire station off Abbey Road on Monday 12 December at 09:00.

  8. Watch: Weather for the evening and weekend

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    The cloud will thicken tonight, with some light rain arriving from the east. It should be a frost free night for many areas though. Lows of 5C (41F).

    Video content

    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  9. Watch: Never work with children or lemurs

    Nina Das Gupta

    Presenter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    I may have thought I was in charge of this interview at the West Midlands Safari Park, but the lemurs had other ideas.

    Video content

    Video caption: Never work with children or lemurs
  10. Rugby: Wasps 'hard-hit' by injuries heading into Worcester derby

    Ged Scott

    BBC Sport

    Wasps are hard-hit by injuries as they prepare to take on Worcester Warriors this weekend.

    They are without a total of 15 players, including Nathan Hughes, who starts at number eight for England at Twickenham.

    Joe Launchbury of Wasps

    The absentees also include the suspended Elliot Daly and lock Joe Launchbury (pictured), who remains with the England camp.  

    Wasps, four points off top spot, have won the past four Premiership games between the two sides, since a 29-23 win for the Warriors at Sixways in March 2013 - which was prior to this fixture becoming a Midlands derby.  

  11. CCTV images released after mobility pedal tricycle stolen

    CCTV images of two men police would like to speak to after a mobility pedal tricycle was stolen have been released.

    West Mercia Police say the tricycle was stolen from outside a shop on Hawthorn Road, Worcester between 23:20 on Sunday and 09:20 on Monday.

    Motility tricycle
  12. Latest: Swan dies after being shot 21 times; civil war find; swimming pool closed for deep clean

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - A swan has had to be put down after being shot 21 times in the head

    - English Civil War encampment found by a metal detectorist in the Teme valley

    - The swimming pool in Redditch has been closed and drained for a total deep clean after broken glass from a door got in the main pool

  13. BBL begins on the BBC tonight

    Basketball

    BBC Sport's coverage of the British Basketball begins this evening with the BBL match between Worcester Wolves and the Bristol Flyers. 

    The Wolves sit in seventh place in the table whilst The Flyers sit in bottom place with one win from their 11 matches this season.

    Coverage begins from 19:30 GMT and you can watch all the action on the BBC Sport website, app and selected connected TV's by clicking here

     For more information on the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL in 2016/2017 click here.

    Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers in BBL action
  14. Civil War in Worcester: Some more landmarks part three

    Musket balls uncovered by a metal detectorist in the Teme valley have revealed the location of an encampment from the Engilsh Civil War.

    The house from which King Charles II escaped after losing the battle still stands - it's now a restaurant.

    King Charles House, Worcester

    The house originally stood right next to the city's defensive walls. Most of the walls are long gone, but sections remain nearby.

    Worcester's city walls