Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    It will be dry and bright at times but also some showers with highs of 22C (72F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe accident, at J1 for A38.

    M50 Gloucestershire - M50 entry slip road closed eastbound at J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    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, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from M5 to J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 northbound from M5 to J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of traffic cone in the road.

    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, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down.

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

  7. Video: What's the weather got in store?

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It should be a dry night with largely clear skies and lows of 7C (45F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  8. Weather warning: What a difference a year makes

    Remember the long, hot summer of 12 months ago?

    Here are two photos taken by the Environment Agency on the River Teme in June 2018 and June 2019.

    Teme in 2018
    Teme in 2019
  9. Former railway bridge to be demolished

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A former railway bridge in Ross-on-Wye is going to be demolished, to allow 32 new homes to be built.

    The Ross Alms House Charity wants to build them on land next to Cawdor Gardens, but Hereford and Worcester Fire Service advised that it wouldn't be able to reach the new homes in an emergency, because Cawdor Arch is too small to get through.

    Cawdor Arch

    Herefordshire councillors have granted planning permission for the homes and the demolition of the arch, which used to form part of the now disused Hereford, Ross and Gloucester Railway.

  10. Search for stranded fish at flooded racecourse

    The Environment Agency is at Worcester Racecourse this morning, looking for fish that have been stranded after the recent flooding.

    Spokesman Dave Throup said the work there would probably continue through the weekend, as water levels fall further, and they may visit other sites too.

    Testing water

    Mr Throup said they would also be testing water chemistry and asked people to call the Environment Agency if they saw stranded fish.

  11. Flash floods warning as thunderstorms sweep in

    The severe weather warning for thunderstorms across the West Midlands has been extended to Tuesday.

    Localised flooding, lightning strikes and up to 30mm of rain in an hour is possible between 12:00 on Sunday and the end of Tuesday, said the Met Office.

    View more on twitter
  12. Hunt on the campaign trail

    Jeremy Hunt seems to be enjoying his day out in Worcestershire.

    He's tweeted to say he's moved on to Tenbury Wells and since leaving Worcester, he's visited a bakery, a chocolate factory and got a free haircut.

    Jeremy Hunt

    He's on the campaign trail, trying to win over party members in his bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister.

    He will take part in a hustings in Birmingham at the weekend, the first of a series of similar events across the country.

    And this lunchtime he's been at a factory in Cookley, Worcestershire.

    Jeremy Hunt
  13. BreakingThunderstorms set to bring travel disruption

    Thunderstorms and heavy rain could cause travel disruption throughout Sunday afternoon, the Met Office is warning.

    Weather map

    It has now extended yellow warnings for severe weather starting at 12:00 on Sunday until the end of Monday.

    Where thunderstorms do develop, 20 to 30mm rain may fall locally in an hour, and close to 40mm of rain may fall in two or three hours, it said.

    The Environment Agency's Dave Throup said there was the "potential for big storms for Sunday onwards as temperatures and humidity rise".

  14. Polish resettlement camp to be remembered

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The Polish resettlement camp at Foxley in Herefordshire will be remembered and commemorated this weekend with two days of history displays, live music and a church service.

    In World War Two Foxley Manor and a huge area of parkland was a home for Canadian and USA soldiers and two US military hospitals.

    Polish refugees

    It then became home to hundreds of Polish refugees who lived alongside Herefordshire families suffering from the post-war housing shortage.

    Polish refugees
  15. PM hopeful starts campaign in 'beautiful Worcester'

    Jeremy Hunt has started his campaign to become the next prime minister in Worcester this morning, tweeting that he'd started his "personal marathon" in the city.

    Thursday's vote put Boris Johnson and Mr Hunt top in the race and they will now go head-to-head to become PM.

    View more on twitter

    Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt will now take part in hustings in front of Conservative Party members around the country, starting in Birmingham on Saturday, before members' postal votes are counted, with the final result to be announced during the week of 22 July.