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  1. Six charged with attempted murder

    Six men have been charged on suspicion of attempted murder.

    West Mercia Police

    It follows an incident in Wylds Lane, Worcester on 23 November.

    Five men from Worcester, aged between 21 and 28, along with a 30-year-old from Birmingham have all been charged.

    A seventh man, aged 28, has been released with no further action, said West Mercia Police.

  2. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After a cold start it will be a dry and bright day with highs of 7C (45F).

    Video content

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

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at Strensham Services.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 exit slip road to Strensham Services partially blocked and it's slow southbound at Strensham Services, because of a break down.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A44 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, near B4624 Worcester Road.

    A44 Worcestershire - An accident on A44 in Chadbury near the B4624 Worcester Road junction. Traffic is coping well.

    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, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - Lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A46 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, from B4035 Badsey Road to A44.

    A46 Worcestershire - A46 in Knowle Hill closed in both directions from the B4035 Badsey Road junction to Twyford roundabout, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, from J9 for A46 to J8 for M50.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J9, A46 (Tewkesbury) to J8 M50, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services to J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M42 southbound from J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services) to J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

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

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a cold night with clear spells and some dense fog with lows of -3C (27F).

    Video content

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

    Severe accident: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, between M5 J4A and J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed on M42 northbound between M5 J4a and J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of an accident.

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

  14. Boy has stem cell transplant as family wait for results

    A seven-year-old boy with a rare immune system disorder has had a stem cell transplant.

    Finley Hill, from Belbroughton, Worcestershire, learnt in September a donor-match had been found in Brazil, after thousands came forward to be tested for their suitability.

    Finley Hill

    Finley's family said on Facebook it would be about three weeks before they find out whether the procedure has worked.

  15. Wolves host Eagles in basketball quarter final

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Worcester Wolves host Newcastle Eagles in the British Basketball League Cup quarter final tonight.

    Their opponents have won three of the last five finals and Wolves head coach Matt Newby (pictured below) said "if you're looking at total trophies over the last few decade, there's no-one else that comes close".

    Matt Newby

    Worcester have been boosted by the last-minute signing of Amir Williams, who has just arrived from Michigan in the United States.

    The tip-off at the Worcester University Arena is 19:30.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A44 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, near Copenhagen Street.

    A44 Worcestershire - A44 Deansway in Worcester blocked and queues in both directions near the Copenhagen Street junction, because of an accident.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe accident, from J1 for A38 to J2 for A417.

    M50 Gloucestershire - It's slow on M50 westbound from J1, A38 (Tewkesbury) to J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe accident, from J1 for Brockeridge Road to J2 for A417.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M50 westbound from J1, Brockeridge (Tewkesbury) to J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of an accident.

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