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Summary

  1. Dog trainer faces prison sentence over sheep deaths
  2. Snow and ice causing disruption across counties
  3. Former inmate criticises Worcestershire prison
  4. Updates on Friday 13 January 2017

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By Monica Rimmer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for our live coverage for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00.

  2. Weather: Latest forecast for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: BBC Midlands Today's Rebecca Wood has your forecast

    This evening will be dry with clear skies

    Showers will move in from the northwest overnight however, and they will be wintry at times, with icy conditions likely too.  

    Lows of -2C (28F) with a widespread sharp frost likely.

  3. Ongoing water problems in Kidderminster

    Severn Trent says customers in Kidderminster may be experiencing disruption to water supplies.

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    They say it's because "one of our water mains has been damaged accidently".   

    However, the pipe is in a difficult position and Severn Trent says it's a "complicated" repair that may take longer than first thought.

    Follow the latest on their Twitter page

  4. 'Keep warm' advice issued

    Public Health England in the West Midlands is warning us to "wrap up warm and keep homes at 18C" - temperatures remain low even if some areas have escaped the worst of the weather.

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  5. Latest: Prison criticism; garden burial; road improvements

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The headlines for Herefordshire and Worcestershire include: 

    - "Disgusting" and "not fit for purpose" is how a former inmate has described a Worcestershire prison

    - A trainer whose Rottweilers killed dozens of lambs admits his dogs were out of control

    - More than £30m is being invested in improving roads across Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  6. 'We're looking for players of all ages and abilities'

    #PeoplesCup

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    Video caption: Gary Lineker invites you to take part in the 2017 FA People's Cup

    Have you ever dreamt of walking out on to the pitch at Wembley or lifting a cup in front of 90,000 fans?

    The 2017 FA People's Cup - the UK's biggest free five-a-side football competition - is offering the chance to do just that.

    Find out about the 16 different categories and dates of the competition here - then find out where your nearest venue is and how to sign up here.

  7. In numbers: Gritting in Herefordshire

    As the gritters head out across the county again, we've compiled some interesting stats on the work they do.

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  8. Your pictures: Magnificent Malvern

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    Malvern

    This stunning photo was sent in courtesy of BBC Weather Watcher Lucy. 

    It was taken on the Malvern Hills - there's still a nice dusting of snow there. 

    If you have a picture you'd like to share, you can sign up to become a BBC Weather Watcher here

  9. Witness appeal following car crash

    Monica Rimmer

    Journalist, BBC Online

    A 20-year-old woman has been taken to hospital following a car crash.

    West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which happened in Malvern on Thursday.

    The crash involved two cars at the junction of Leigh Sinton Road and Yates Hay Road at approximately 15:15.

  10. Sport: Team news for Worcester Warriors

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Joe Taufete'e will make his club debut for Worcester Warriors when they play Brive in the European Challenge Cup. 

    The USA international, who moved to Sixways in December, will start as hooker alongside Biyi Alo and captain Ryan Bower. 

    Val Rapava Ruskin who is on his way to Gloucester, is on the bench for Saturday's game.

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  11. Debate: Do we get too worked up about snow?

    Monica Rimmer

    Journalist, BBC Online

    The debate is still ongoing over on BBC Hereford and Worcester's Facebook page, about whether us Brits can handle a little bit of snow.

    It's after we were sent a picture of "proper" snow in Canada. 

    What are your thoughts? 

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    Video caption: Ex-prisoner describes HMP Hewell as 'rife with drugs'

    A former prisoner has spoken out about conditions inside HMP Hewell, near Redditch, which he claims is "rife with drugs".

  13. Jobs at risk after firm goes into administration

    Louise Hancock

    Newsreader, BBC WM

    More than 40 people have been made redundant and more than 100 other jobs are still at risk after the Redditch firm AMS went into administration. 

    AMS, which installs shop interiors, was founded in 1919 and has offices around the world.

    AMS, Redditch

    Administrator KPMG says the company has faced significant challenges in recent times, through increasing competition, pricing pressures and general difficulties within the retail sector.     

  14. Worcestershire hospitals declare major alerts

    Tim Race

    Producer, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The trust which runs Worcestershire's hospitals declared two major alerts during the first week of the year, new data shows.

    Almost half of the country's hospitals declared major alerts in the six days up to the 8 January.

    Accident and emergency sign

    The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust twice declared that it was at Level 3, which recognises the local health and social care system is experiencing major pressures compromising patient flow (which in turn continues to increase). 

    In a statement, the trust says that both of their A&E Departments experienced an extremely busy Christmas and new year period and these pressures are continuing. 

    They say they have robust plans to deal with such demand and partners across the NHS have supported them in ensuring patient safety and emergency care is maintained.

  15. Millions to be spent on repairing roads

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    More than £30m is being invested in improving roads across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

    It's part of a £1.2bn fund across the country for maintaining roads and cutting down congestion by the department for transport. 

    More than £1m of the budget will be used to mend potholes across the two counties. 

    Pot hole