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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M42 northbound between J1, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, at J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 in Bromsgrove entry slip road blocked northbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening. 

  6. BreakingRedditch MP Karen Lumley to step down

    Redditch MP Karen Lumley is to step down at the next election due to ill health, she has announced.

    The Conservative had an operation in October and suffered a relapse at the beginning of the year, which forced her to stay away from Westminster. 

    In a statement, she said it had been a "huge honour" to represent the town that had been her home for the last 20 years and was "immensely grateful" to all those she had met during that time.

    Karen Lumley
    Quote Message: There is nothing more important or rewarding than helping people, however I need to be fully fit to be able to undertake the job properly." from Karen Lumley
    Karen Lumley
  7. First West Mercia officers get body cameras

    A £1m investment in body-worn video cameras for West Mercia officers will help victims, prevent crimes and reduce complaints against police, John Campion, crime commissioner says.

    Forty six officers in Malvern were the first to get the new kit earlier this month, with colleagues in Telford next before the remainder of the force.

    Mr Campion said he'd seen them in use and expects the cameras - first introduced to police a decade ago - to provide increased transparency and reassure the public.

    A camera

    The cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, Cambridge University researched has found.

    Complaints by members of the public against 2,000 officers across four UK forces and two US police departments, fell by 93% over 12 months compared with the year before.

  8. On Midlands Today from 18:30: Conviction for the surgeon who 'played God'

    Nick Owen

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    On Midlands Today this evening, more on the news that a breast surgeon who carried out "completely unnecessary" operations has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients. 

    Ian Paterson

    Ian Paterson, 59, carried out "extensive, life-changing operations for no medically-justifiable reason".

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

  9. Keep up-to-date with county cricket developments

    Now the 2017 county cricket season is upon us, you can keep up-to-date with the latest signings, moves and speculation.

    Go here for all the information on Worcestershire as the season progresses - hot on the heels of their One-Day Cup victory yesterday over Nottinghamshire at New Road.

    Alex Hales
  10. Made your mind up about who to vote for?

    Elliott Webb and Toni McDonald

    Breakfast presenters, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcestershire's County Council elections are less than a week away, but is your mind made up?

    To give you a better idea of what the parties are promising, we've recorded brief manifestos and interviews with the main parties standing.

    For a full list of candidates in your area, click here.

  11. Football: Nail-biting weekend for Worcester City

    Phil Maiden

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    It's a huge weekend for Worcester City fans as they wait to find out if the club will be relegated from the National League North. 

    City need at least a draw against champions AFC Fylde to have any chance of survival, but if nearest rivals Gainsborough win they will be down. 

    Worcester City ground

    The team currently play in Bromsgrove after moving out of St George's Lane, its home for 108 years, in April 2013.  

    Seats, signs and the turf from the pitch at the former stadium were subsequently offered for sale to fans.

  12. Has Hereford got what it takes to be the UK's City of Culture?

    It's deadline time to put in a pitch to be the 2021 City of Culture - and Hereford is one of 11 contenders.

    The council says it would put on a year-long party of "amazing events and festivals in our communities for everyone to access", and would ensure every town, village and hamlet is included in its plans.

    But are the county's rolling hills and abundant hedgerows making it stand out against other cities for the wrong or the right reasons?

    Read what the BBC's Nick Higham discovered when he visited to find out more.

    There's also be more on tonight's Midlands Today at 18:30 with Abigail Appleton, a member of the bid team, and representatives from other cities taking part.

    Herefordshire countryside