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Summary

  1. Local hospitals and GPs unaffected by cyber attack
  2. Worcester City drop two divisions to 'ensure survival'
  3. Charity football match for Tunisia terror victims
  4. Fly bite leaves father unable to recognise family
  5. Longest rugby game world record attempt
  6. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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  1. Charity football match remembers those killed in Tunisia terror attack

    Thousands turned out in Walsall for a celebrity football match in memory of the victims of a terror attack on a beach in Tunisia.

    Crowds at charity football match

    It was organised in part by the family of Joel Richards, a University of Worcester student, who died alongside uncle Adrian Evans, grandfather Patrick Evans and 35 others in shootings near Sousse in 2015.  

    Adrian Evans,  Patrick Evans and Joel Richards
    Image caption: Adrian Evans, Patrick Evans and Joel Richards were killed in the attack

    The money raised will be split between Compton Hospice and Smile for Joel,  a charity set up by his mother Suzy and and brother Owen.  

  2. Your photos: Dark skies over Herefordshire

    Looking bleak in Ross-on-Wye this morning, but there are plenty of blooms around to brighten up a rainy day. Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers Solar-power in Ross, and J at Severn Ridge in Worcestershire for these contrasting photographs. 

    Dark skies over Ross on Wye
    Pink rose with rain drops
  3. Stourport mum's appeal to treat her baby's skull defect

    A woman is trying to raise £4,000 to buy special helmets to treat a skull defect in her nine-month-old daughter. 

    Liliarna Oram-Turner, from Stourport-on-Severn, has a condition which causes the skull to be partially flat and her mum Emily-Jane says without treatment, Liliana's speach and development could be severely affected.

    The NHS has told the family they no longer provide the helmets because there's insufficient evidence that they're effective. 

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    Video caption: A family from Stourport-on-Severn hope a helmet will correct their baby's flattened skull
  4. Helicopter search for missing man

    An air and land search has been carried out in Worcester this morning, after a drunk person was reported missing, police say.

    The police helicopter, several police cars, the fire service and ambulance crews searched the area along the river between the old bridge and Diglis.

    Old river bridge Worcester

    The alarm was raised at 03:35 by a member of the public fearing for the missing man's safety.

    The police say they have been unable to locate the man and the emergency services have left the scene.

  5. Worcestershire beat Durham despite Clark ton

    BBC Sport

    Worcestershire won their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Durham in dramatic fashion last night at New Road.

    Despite a century from opener Graham Clark, the visitors fell 15 runs short - losing eight wickets for just 87 runs 

    Graham Clark

    Chasing 271, Durham looked well set on 151-1 in the 29th over before Daryl Mitchell (3-38) and John Hastings (3-50) tore through the Durham order.

    Graham Clark struck 114 and Keaton Jennings 47, but no other visiting batsman reached 20 as they made 255-9. 

    The win guarantees Worcestershire a quarter-final place in the competition.

  6. Almost 450 fines handed out for littering

    Almost 450 fines were handed out to litter louts in Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the past 17 months. 

    Between April of last year and March of this year, Worcester City handed out 346 fines whereas in the same time-frame Malvern issued only four and Redditch and Bromsgrove none at all. 

    Litter
    Quote Message: You need messages out there that make people think twice about dropping it in the first place... and getting people thinking carefully about their behaviour. But there needs to be the threat of the potential of a fine there." from Alison Ogden-Newton Chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy
    Alison Ogden-NewtonChief executive of Keep Britain Tidy
  7. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    We can expect showers on and off throughout most of the day and the wind will pick up a little too, with top temperatures of 15C (59F).

    You can find a detailed forecast for your area on the BBC Weather site.

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midland
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, 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). Traffic is coping well.

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

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    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 on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, at M5 J4A affecting J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at M5 J4a, because of an accident involving a overturned vehicle.

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

  11. Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at New Road

    Ben Cox

    Ged Scott

    BBC Sport at New Road

    Worcestershire improve their hopes of a One-Day Cup group qualification as they win a classic derby against Warwickshire.

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  12. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.

  13. Football: 'It was the toughest decision I have had to make'

    Hereford FC manager, Pete Beadle, describes having to let club captain Joel Edwards (pictured making a tackle) go as "the toughest decision I have had to make in my two years in charge".

    Edwards made close to 100 appearances for The Bulls, captaining the side to six titles - he also led the side out at Wembley in front of over 20,000 Hereford fans. 

    Joel Edwards
    Quote Message: It’s the right [decision] for the club to move forward as it needs to. Joel showed us exemplary commitment and is 100% Hereford FC, but I have to do what I think is right for the team in the long term and cannot let sentiment come into it." from Pete Beadle Hereford FC manager
    Pete BeadleHereford FC manager
  14. Your pictures: Swarm of bees recovered from garden

    This was a swarm that gathered on a garden fence in Warndon Villages in Worcester.  

    Swarm of bees

    The swarm was safely collected by a local beekeeper - they're now rehoused in a hive. 

    Bee swarm
  15. Worcester City drop two divisions: 'Over-inflated' players wages blamed

    The directors of Worcester City say their decision not to play in National League North (Step 2) was due in part to the bigger budgets available to other clubs to pay players.

    Their statement describes the Step 2 league as an "elite tier of non-league football with over-inflated player wages, [making it] impossible for [Worcester City] to remain competitive whilst operating within its means". 

    City fans

    The club has been ground-sharing since selling its St George's Lane home for a housing development in 2013.

    The club hopes to get planning permission for a new stadium, with one possible site being at Perdiswell in north Worcester.

    Quote Message: With the continuing delays of the Perdiswell Project, both for planning, but more importantly confirmation of a land transfer from the council, the board of directors concluded that there was no alternative but to resign from the National League in order to give the club the best possible chance of survival for forthcoming seasons." from Worcester City board of directors' statement
    Worcester City board of directors' statement
  16. Weather: A dry weekend, but heavy rain to come

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    We're due a dry, but cloudy weekend, with a little bit of sun breaking through and temperatures up to 18C (64F) in places.

    But it's not looking so good for Monday, with heavy rain forecast for most of us.

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast