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  1. Park dig aims to find history that went up in smoke

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A city park is being dug up this week in the hope of finding the remains of a clay pipe factory.

    Examples of clay pipes already held by the council

    Worcester was a centre for pipe-making for hundreds of years, according to the city council, with three manufacturers in the area in the 19th Century.

    It said the largest was the Cripplegate works and the archaeological dig this week is at the park which bears the same name.

    Experts and amateurs are taking part in the excavation and the council says people can watch the team in action and find out more at an open day on Saturday.

    Cripplegate Park in 1946
  2. Two taken to hospital after crash

    Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the A44 in Docklow, Herefordshire, on Monday.

    Crash

    Six people in total were treated at the scene after the two-car crash that happened shortly before 22:00.

    One man and a woman, both in their 20s, were taken to hospital in Hereford as a precaution, the ambulance service said.

  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. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a dry and fine day with spells of sunshine and highs of 17C (63F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  5. Parents back river safety measures where son died

    BBC Midlands Today

    The parents of a student who was found dead in a river want more lifesaving equipment to be installed along the bank.

    Video content

    Video caption: Thomas Jones's parents want more lifesaving equipment to be installed

    Thomas Jones, 18, disappeared nine days before his body was recovered from the River Severn in Worcester a year ago.

    Vicki and Ian Jones are backing a new Don’t Drink and Drown water safety campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society.

    On Monday, they revealed new rescue equipment on the river and say they want to see more throw lines and reach poles in the future.

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

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    It will be a chilly but dry night with clear skies and lows of 7C (45F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  7. Oscar Saxelby-Lee family 'keep fighting' as cancer returns

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    The family of a five-year-old boy say they won't give up despite his leukaemia returning.

    Oscar Saxelby-Lee

    In May, five-year-old Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, had a stem cell transplant after a match was found when about 5,000 people joined a donor register.

    But his mother Olivia Saxelby said, after three months of recovery, doctors told them the "devastating news" that his cancer had returned.

    They're now trying to raise £500,000 to fund either another transplant outside the NHS or for experimental treatment in Singapore.

    Quote Message: Without this, we don't even know whether he'll see his sixth birthday now which is really hard but we can't give up on him, not while he's got so much strength." from Olivia Saxelby Mother
    Olivia SaxelbyMother
  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  9. Road sealed off by armed police after 'gun seen in house'

    Armed police have sealed off a road this morning after a man was spotted inside a house with what was thought to be a gun.

    Part of Hinton Road, Hereford

    The cordon was placed around Hinton Road, in Hereford.

    West Mercia Police said officers arrested a 65-year-old man at about 07:30 and reduced the cordon to just around the house itself while investigations continue.

    The force hasn't revealed whether a gun was found.