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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 - One lane blocked 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 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 blocked 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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle.

    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 closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. 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 blocked 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

  6. Disabled parking crackdown

    There's going to be a crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled parking permits in Worcestershire.

    County council staff will be sent out to inspect blue badges in car parks and on-street parking areas, looking for people who are using them illegally.

    Disabled badge sign

    Figures from the government suggest misuse of the permits costs the UK economy £46m a year.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. War memorial restored thanks to RAF veteran

    The names of more than 70 men from Hereford who died in the First World War have been restored on a war memorial.

    Hereford City Council paid a stonemason to carry out the work on the plinth at Widemarsh Common after being contacted by RAF veteran David Williams.

    memorial service

    He said he was sad to see the names fade.

    Today, local residents and relatives of servicemen gathered there for a service of re-dedication.

  9. Video: Your weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    A cloudy night ahead with a band of rain moving north, which could be heavy at times and lows of 10C (50F).

    The weekend is looking cloudy and windy, with blustery showers, as Storm Brian passes through.

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  10. 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 and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. In the roadworks area.

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

  11. 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 - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 northbound between J6, A449 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down coach.

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

  12. Museum to take part in dialect study

    The Avoncroft open air museum, near Bromsgrove, is taking part in a national study of dialects.

    Researchers at Leeds University have spent four years examining how different words are used to describe the same thing around the country.

    Avoncroft Museum

    Some of their work so far will go on display at the museum.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of an accident.

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

  14. Snorkeling death in Malaysia was an accident, coroner rules

    Nicola Goodwin

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    The death of a Herefordshire woman who died after being hit by a motorboat whilst snorkeling in Malaysia in 2013 was an accident, the county coroner has recorded.

    Madaline Cole, a 25-year-old conservationist from Bodenham, had worked on whale-shark and turtle conservation programmes and was a qualified diving instructor.

    Perhentian Besar Island

    The inquest heard how she was hit by the boat near Perhentian Besar Island and was taken to a health clinic but no doctors were there to help her.

    A Malaysian police investigation concluded that her death was an accident, but her parents say other people have been killed in the same way and they feel that justice hasn't been done.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 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

  16. Video content

    Video caption: First British amputee fireman calls on others to apply

    Simon Hawkins, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, became the first amputee firefighter in Europe more than 10 years ago.