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Summary

  1. Man shoot by police 'stable'
  2. Bomb squad called over homemade fireworks
  3. Lottery funding for museum project
  4. Walk-in health centre closes
  5. New civil war exhibition
  6. Updates on Friday 28 July 2017

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By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe accident, between J2 for A417 and J3 for B4221.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M50 westbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J3, B4221 (Newent), because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: West Midlands both ways

    BBC News Travel

    West Midlands both ways severe disruption, between Rubery Farm Grove and A38.

    West Midlands - Cock Hill Lane in Rubery closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Rubery Farm Grove junction and the A38 junction, because of an oil spillage.

    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 J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane blocked on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

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

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Worcestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Worcestershire eastbound severe accident, between M5 J4 Bromsgrove and B4120 Lickey Road.

    A38 Worcestershire - A38 in Lydiate Ash blocked eastbound between Bromsgrove and the B4120 Lickey Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  6. 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.

  7. The man making coracles for Hollywood

    A Herefordshire coracle maker has found his wares in demand from Hollywood.

    Peter Faulkner, from Leintwardine, has made 300 of the small boats since falling in love with them during a journey down the River Teme.

    Since then, some of them have appeared in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman and Robin Hood.

    Peter has paddled hundreds of miles in the boats and is aiming to paddle 1,000 miles.

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    Video caption: The Herefordshire man making coracles for Hollywood
  8. Football: City sign new defender

    Worcester City have signed title-winning defender Mark Smith.

    Smith has previously won the Midland Football League Premier title with both Alvechurch and Tividale.

    Quote Message: Smudger comes in with a wealth of experience and will give us a huge presence in the back line, we look forward to working alongside him for the new season." from Lee Hughes Joint Manager
    Lee HughesJoint Manager
  9. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Outbreaks of rain and strong winds will continue through tonight eventually clearing away to give a drier end to the night with clear spells.

    It will remain on the mild side for most - lows of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  10. Rare number plate to be sold by police

    The first ever car number plate issued in Worcestershire is set to be sold and, according to one historian, it could raise around £250,000.

    AB 1 came into use in 1903 and was traditionally used on the chief constable's car.

    Now the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has decided to sell it to raise money for the force.

  11. Rugby: Warriors announce ticket price cuts for next season

    Some ticket prices at Sixways have been reduced for next season, Worcester Warriors announced today.

    Pricing in the Blue and Bronze Adult categories have been reduced along with family tickets.

    Sixways
    Quote Message: We'd like to see Sixways as packed and loud as possible on match days to try and create that brilliant atmosphere the stadium is known for. And by reducing prices in key areas, we hope it encourages more people to come and enjoy Premiership Rugby." from Gus Mackay Warriors' managing director
    Gus MackayWarriors' managing director
  12. Man shot by police in 'stable condition'

    A man who was shot by an armed police officer on Wednesday night is in a stable condition in hospital, the West Midlands force says.

    Police cordon

    The victim, said to be in his early 40s, was shot in Hereford Close, Rubery.

    A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences has been bailed under strict curfew conditions.

    Two other men, aged 17 and 20, and a 53-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of drugs offences have been released under investigation.

  13. Bomb squad called over homemade fireworks

    West Mercia's bomb disposal team were called to a house in Kidderminster earlier today.

    Officers went to an address in Hawford Avenue after a call involving concerns over homemade fireworks.

    Fuse on firework

    West Mercia Police say a man at the house was given safety advice by officers and the "voluntary disposal" of a number of fireworks was carried out.

  14. Your pictures: Rare bee-fly seen for the first time

    Worcestershire Wildlife Trust says these two sightings are the first ever in Worcestershire, and there have been only around 30 sightings in the whole of the country up to 2010.

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