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Summary

  1. Storm Doris clear-up - 250 trees brought down
  2. Rise in the number calling child sex images helpline
  3. Woman kept from Egyptian husband by income rules
  4. History of wartime munitions factory documented
  5. Updates on Friday 24 February 2017

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By Stephanie Barnard

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A449 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between Crown Lane and B4193 Rectory Lane.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 in Crossway Green closed and queuing traffic northbound between the Crown Lane junction and the B4193 Rectory Lane junction, because of an accident involving a motorbike.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J6 for A449 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for A441 Alvechurch and J1 for A38.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 partially blocked southbound between J2, A441 (Alvechurch) and J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for live updates this week. We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday. 

    Keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning. 

  5. In pictures: Friday sunset

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks to Paul Wilde for sharing these photos which he took this afternoon.

    What a difference a day makes - this time yesterday the winds were causing havoc, today, everything is still.

    Sunset

    This was taken on Bredon Hill at Hanbury Churchyard.

    Bredon Hill from Hanbury Churchyard.

    Share your photos with us on  emailtweet us on @bbchw   or message us via  Facebook  .  

  6. Behind the scenes at Hereford FC: It's like 'the opening of a horror film'

    Hereford FC face Swindon Supermarine at home tomorrow.

    Ahead of kick-off the club have tweeted a short video of the journey from the dressing room to the dug out. 

    We couldn't help but laugh at one of the replies "that heavy breathing is scary!!" - the club's response: "It's the opening to a forthcoming horror film". 

    View more on twitter

    Here's what fixtures are coming up this weekend:

    • Kidderminster Harriers are at home to Stockport County
    • Worcester City face an away trip to Vanarama North's bottom club, Altrincham
    • Redditch United head to Cinderford Town
    • Hereford will have a home game against Swindon Supermarine
    • Evesham United welcome Slimbridge to the Jubilee Stadium
  7. Watch: Weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Cloud will thicken overnight bringing outbreaks of light rain and drizzle and a strengthening breeze . As a result, it will be much milder and should stay frost free for all - lows of 4C (39F).

    Tomorrow will be a largely cloudy, damp and windy day.

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    Video caption: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands
  8. Rugby: Three changes to Warriors line up

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Warriors have made three changes to their starting line up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership trip to Northampton Saints. 

    All three are in the pack where Niall Annett, Phil Dowson and Sam Lewis (pictured left to right) come in - among those missing out is Chris Vui who has picked up a knock in training this week.

    Niall Annett, Phil Dowson and Sam Lewis
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  10. In pictures: History of munitions '200 million bullets' factory

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    This weekend marks 100 years since the opening of the Blackpole munitions factory where 200 million rifle rounds were produced during World War One. 

    The site, which is now Blackpole East industrial estate, was once home to hundreds of men and women during two World Wars.

    Inside Blackpole Munitions Factory

    The photo below was taken in the "case shop" on 30 June in 1919 - wooden barrells are placed in the middle of the aisles labelled "bullet".

    Inside Blackpole Munitions Factory in 1919

    The archive team at Worcester City Council are looking for volunteers to help discover the factory's history. 

    A special party will be held at  The Hive in Worcester  on Saturday where people can sign-up.    

    Then and now photo of

    Thank you to Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service for the images.

  11. Worcester Wolves take part in BBL action tonight on the BBC

    BBC Sport

    British Basketball returns to BBC Sport this evening for the second leg of the BBL Trophy semi-final as Worcester Wolves host Plymouth Raiders.

    In the first leg, Plymouth beat Worcester 96-78 but can Worcester bring it back on their home turf? Worcester need to win the leg by 19 points to advance to face either Leicester Riders and Cheshire Phoenix in the final on 19 March in Glasgow. 

    Worcester Wolves v Plymouth Raiders

    Coverage is live from 19:30 across the BBC Sport website, app and selected Connected TVs. 

    To watch online  click here  and to learn more about the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL  click here.

  12. Six Nations 2017: Ben Te'o to start for England against Italy

    BBC Sport

    Ben Te'o will make his first start for England in Sunday's Six Nations match with Italy.

    Te'o, who's 30, moved to Worcester at the start of the season from Leinster, and has won five caps as a replacement, but has been named at outside centre for the meeting with the Azzurri.

    Ben Te'o

    Follow coverage of the Six Nations: England v Italy at Twickenham on Sunday from 15:00 on BBC Sport  and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

  13. Bike challenge to raise money for college for the blind

    The Mayor of Hereford is among hundreds of people spending the next 24 hours on a bike to raise money for the city's Royal National College for the Blind. 

    Jimmy Kenyon is taking part in the entire annual 24-hour spinathon at The Point.

    View more on twitter
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Storm Doris: 'Community rallied together'

    The clear-up operation the day after Storm Doris continues in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

    Hundreds of homes are still without power across the two counties and further travel disruption is expected. 

    Worcestershire's Highways Manager said minor roads and paths will be cleared today and thanked members of the public who helped during the bad weather yesterday.

    Fallen tree
    Quote Message: It really got going around mid-morning and it didn't really stop until 19:00. It was a very busy day... The priority was to keep main roads clear. It was really great to see the community come out and help too, bringing the best out of people." from Jon Fraser Worcestershire's Highways Manager
    Jon FraserWorcestershire's Highways Manager