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  1. 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 - Lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A44 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between Crown East Lane and Otherton Lane.

    A44 Worcestershire - A44 in Upper Broadheath closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Crown East Lane junction and the Otherton Lane junction, 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 J6 for A449 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

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

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

  4. Worcester hooker Joe Taufet'ee's hat-trick more than doubled his tally of tries for the club in the space of one afternoon

    Worcester hooker Joe Taufete'e scores a hat-trick but England centre Ben Te'o's ankle injury mars the win over Brive.

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  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M50 Herefordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Herefordshire eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A449 and J3 for B4221.

    M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J4, A449 (Ross-On-Wye) and J3, B4221 (Newent), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. 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 and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A449 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, near B4232 Jubilee Drive.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 in Little Malvern closed and slow traffic near the B4232 Jubilee Drive junction, because of an accident involving motorcycle and van.

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

  8. 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 - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Hundreds of knives handed in to the police

    Hundreds of knives and other bladed weapons have been handed in to police stations across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire over the past four weeks.

    West Mercia Police launched a "knife surrender" scheme on 18 September and it is due to come to an end on Monday.

    Knives

    More than 250 bladed weapons have been handed into stations in Shropshire alone, including the ones pictured here.

    Knives

    Once the collection is complete, the knives will be passed on to an artist at the British Ironworks Centre near Oswestry, who plans to turn it into a plinth for his giant knife angel sculpture.

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    Severe accident: A46 Warwickshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Warwickshire southbound severe accident, between B439 Salford Road and A44 The Squires.

    A46 Warwickshire - A46 closed and queuing traffic southbound between the B439 Salford Road junction in Salford Priors and the A44 The Squires junction in Evesham, because of an accident.

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

  11. Watch: Latest weather for the West Midlands

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Patchy rain will ease this evening. It should remain cloudy, but dry, in most places overnight.

    It will be a mild and rather muggy night for all, while remaining breezy - 15C (59F).

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    Video caption: West Midlands weather
  12. BreakingMissing man found dead

    A body found in the River Wye yesterday evening, between Hereford and Ross-on-Wye, has been identified as 40-year-old Martin Humphreys, from Hereford.

    He was last seen in the Bridge Street area of the city on Monday.

    Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

  13. Only a quarter of farm sell-off tenants remain

    Claudia Berry

    BBC News

    Only 16 of the 40 tenants affected by the sell-off of Herefordshire Council farms have managed to stay on their land, despite original promises that no-one would have to leave.

    That includes 12 tenants who bought all or part of their farms and four who have stayed on as tenants under a new landlord.

    Cow

    The council said another nine farmers have retired and 13 have found work in the rural or agricultural sector.

    Two have yet to decide what they will do.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A417.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M50 westbound between J1, A38 (Tewkesbury) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

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    Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A417.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M50 westbound between J1, A38 (Tewkesbury) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Man dies in Bewdley crash

    A man in his 20s has died following a crash in Bewdley earlier today.

    West Mercia Police said the crash happened on the B4194 at around 06:45 and involved a red Ford Fiesta and a silver BMW.

    The driver of the Fiesta, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Ambulance

    The driver of the BMW, a man in his 60s, has been taken to Russells Hall Hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

    The force added there are a number of road closures in the area.

  17. In the papers: No confidence meeting called

    Worcester News

    Some of the stories in the Worcester News today:

  18. 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 - Slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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