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Summary

  1. 'Monster of Worcester': Child killer's case being considered by Parole Board
  2. 'Monster of Worcester': Victims' mother speaks of her anger
  3. 'Cider guru', 86, stars in documentary on drink's local history
  4. Updates on Tuesday 7 June 2016

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By Stephanie Barnard

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Joe Leach

Joe Leach's 35-ball 63 helps Worcestershire to a seven-wicket One-Day Cup victory over Yorkshire at Headingley.

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Our coverage across the day

We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening and into the morning.   

Football: Mills and Haysham both commit to Hereford

Hereford FC have announced John Mills and Pablo Haysham have both agreed new deals at Edgar Street for next season.

Pablo Haysham and John Mills
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Pablo Haysham (left) and John Mills scored 81 goals between them last season

Mills was last season's top scorer with 52 goals in 53 appearances while Haysham netted 29 times as the Bulls completed the Midland Football League and Cup double as well as reaching the FA Vase final at Wembley.

Hereford now have 12 players signed on for what will be their debut season in the Southern League Division One South and West.

Parole for triple child killer considered: 'It is better for life to mean life,' says MP

More on the story about David McGreavy who murdered three young children and impaled their bodies on railings in the 1970s - he's being considered for release.

Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, says he's written to the Ministry of Justice to outline his concerns over McGreavy's possible parole.

Triple child killer David McGreavy could be freed on parole
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He said: "This is a case that has taken place over decades now and this is one of the longer cases where someone has been in prison for a very, very long period of time.

“Of course there has to be some sort of judicial process to check on that…. but I appreciate the concern that that causes and the distress that that causes and I know it causes distress for all the families involved."

Frankly flower festival will raise money for charity

Bromsgrove Standard

A flower festival is being held at Frankley Parish Church next weekend to raise money for St Leonard’s Charity.  

Overnight forecast: Showers likely

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Showers easing and gradually clearing away this evening leaving a dry night for many. 

Some clearer spells developing overnight and perhaps some mist developing in prone spots with lows of 13C (55F).

Lucy Martin has the West Midlands weather forecast

Latest headlines: Triple child killer could be freed on parole; 'cider guru' at core of drink's local history

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

The top stories for Herefordshire and Worcestershire this afternoon include:

A man who murdered three young children and impaled their bodies on railings is being considered for release, the Parole Board has confirmed

- Heavy showers expected, posing risk of localised flooding

- Documentary starring 'cider guru', 86, highlights a 'pressing issue'

Bulls bring in Cuss from neighbours Westfields

Hereford FC's manager Pete Beadle has made his second summer signing - striker Jamie Cuss is to join them from their city rivals Westfields.

Pete Beadle
BBC

Cuss scored 31 goals in 50 appearances for a Westfields side that struggled for consistent form in the Midland Football League last season.

Pete Beadle says he's delighted to have signed another local player who has proved himself capable of scoring goals.

The story of cider making in Herefordshire

Satnam Rana

BBC Midlands Today

Look how much cider surrounds me.... Earlier this week I filmed at Westons Cider Mill among other places in the area, to look at cider production.

Satnam at a cider factory
BBC

The story of cider making features in a short film which premieres tonight at The Courtyard in Hereford. 

You can see my piece on BBC Midlands Today at 18:30 and find out more about some of the people who are behind this tradition.

Heavy showers expected later

The Met Office has warned of heavy showers this afternoon, with localised flooding a possibility. Here's the Environment Agency with more...

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Atmospheric weather conditions affecting TV and radio

Due to the current high pressure, some viewers and listeners have been experiencing some short-term interference to television and radio services.

The majority of the BBC's transmissions are not affected, but if you do experience problems some advice is available here. 

Pressure map of UK
BBC

'Cider guru', 86, at core of new film

Herefordshire 'cider guru', 86, stars in documentary on 'pressing issues'
A Herefordshire woman who's known by many as the 'cider guru' is to appear in a film celebrating the story of the summertime drink.
Jean Nowell, 86, from Much Marcle, has been teaching the art of cider making for more than 30 years. 
The film, Golden Fire, traces the history of production from 1945 to the present day.

Supermarket receives 1,300 job applications

BBC Hereford and Worcester

More than 1,300 people have applied for a job at a new supermarket in Worcester - ten for every position available.

Waitrose says it has created 130 jobs for people in the area. 

The store is set to open later this month.

David McGreavy

A man who murdered three children and impaled their bodies on railings, is being considered for release, the Parole Board has confirmed.

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People are being asked to "chronicle the nation's missing history"

People are being asked to "chronicle the nation's missing history" by sharing details of key sites including a number of places across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Historic England wants to find out more about some 400,000 listed locations across the country by collecting information and pictures from the public.

Historic England wants your memories

Cricket preview: Royal London Cup

Trevor Owens

Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire Rapids will return to Royal London Cup duty this afternoon when they take on Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley.

Matt Henry, George Rhodes and Alex Hepburn are included in a 13-man squad for Worcestershire who will be looking to bounce back following Sunday’s seven-wicket defeat by Derbyshire Falcons at New Road.

There will be full commentary on the match on 738 AM and online with Dave Bradley leading BBC Hereford and Worcester’s commentary team.

Cricket: Yorkshire v Worcestershire from 14:00

Dave Bradley

Cricket commentator

I'm in Leeds for the Royal London One Day Cup with Yorkshire taking on Worcestershire.

We'll bring you full commentary on BBC Hereford and Worcester 783 AM and online.

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This lunchtime on Midlands Today: Rise in refugees using region's Red Cross

BBC Midlands Today

This lunchtime on Midlands Today we'll be hearing how the number of asylum seekers and refugees using the British Red Cross in the West Midlands has risen. 

We'll also look at "driverless pods" being made by a regional firm and have your latest weather forecast. 

All that and more from 13:30 on BBC One.  

One of the driverless pods
RDM Group

League will be 'tough' says Worcester City manager

Worcester City's manager has warned that Vanarama North is going to be tougher than ever next season as there will be some very strong clubs coming into the league. 

FC Halifax Town, Altrincham and Kidderminster Harriers have all been relegated into the league, while two ambitious clubs - Darlington and Salford City - have been promoted to the level for next season.

We have to be strong. We have to try and compete with those sides which does spring some challenges. The signings we've made, hopefully the new acquisitions we hopefully will make and people like Ian King [new first team coach] will give us better chances to do that.

Carl HeeleyWorcester City's manager

Travel: A49 delays

There are delays on the A49 northbound between the junctions with the A465 and the A438, Highways England warns.

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Tour of Britain stage could come to Worcester

Some of the world's top female cyclists could compete in Worcester next year after a bid was put in to host a stage of Women's Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2015
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If successful, it could bring in more than £2m to Worcester's economy, according to Herefordshire and Worcestershire chamber of commerce. 

Now £150,000 in sponsorship needs to be raised to bring the race to the city.

'Monster of Worcester' child killer's 'parole': Anger of victims' mother

The mother of three children who were murdered in 1973 says there should be "no question" over keeping the killer behind bars.

Babysitter David McGreavy, dubbed the 'Monster of Worcester', killed Paul, aged four, and his sisters Dawn, aged two, and nine-month-old Samantha. He was sentenced to life in prison for murdering them in their Worcester home and impaling their mutilated bodies on spiked garden railings.

The Parole Board has confirmed McGreavy's case is under consideration, but the victims' mother, 65, says "he should be left in there until he bloody dies".

Murder scene in 1973
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Murder scene in 1973

What can I say? Everything I say doesn't do any good anyway. I've wrote to the Parole Board, I done all I can do. They shouldn't even be considering it. He hasn't done his time and that's all there is to it. I'm just so angry.

Dorothy UrryThe children's mother

Worcestershire cup squad announced

Worcestershire have named a 13-man squad for today's Royal London Cup match against Yorkshire at Headingley. 

Matt Henry, George Rhodes and Alex Hepburn are included but Chris Russell (pictured) misses out. 

Chris Russell
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How'd you like them apples? Cider film gets to core of county's history

Satnam Rana

BBC Midlands Today

The story of cider-making in Herefordshire is being explored in a new film that premieres tonight. 

Golden Fire looks at production from 1945 to the present day and will be shown at The Courtyard, Hereford. 

Jean Nowell
BBC

Jean Nowell features and is referred to as a "Cider Guru". 

She's one of three women who've contributed to a thriving craft cider-making industry in the area and gave us her tips.

You need the best ingredients - the very best apples you can find. Keep things clean and don't let the air get to it and you are there. It's really not a difficult craft.

Jean Nowell"Cider guru"

EU referendum: Midnight deadline to register to vote

People have until 23:59 on Tuesday 7 June to register to be able to vote in the referendum on whether the UK stays in the European Union or leaves.

Registering online should take about five minutes. People may need their National Insurance number, or passport number if a UK citizen living abroad.

EU referendum: Midnight deadline to register to vote
Electoral commission

Those who are unsure whether they are registered should contact their local electoral registration office.

Those wanting to vote by post must download the application form and return it to their local office by 17:00 on Wednesday 8 June in order to qualify.   

Weather warning issued

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Herefordshire and Worcestershire from 13:00 today.

It says there's potential for heavy, thundery showers which could turn torrential with the risk of hail.

While most places will miss the worst, there's a risk of localised flooding.

Weather forecast for this afternoon
BBC

Hereford link road given the go-ahead

The next stage of Hereford's western bypass could be open within three years as the city's controversial £27m southern link road is given the go-ahead. 

Grafton Wood
BBC

The council says it's essential to allow the city to grow and prosper.

More than nearly 2,000 people, charities and campaign groups opposed the plans, saying it would ruin the environment. 

Weather: Bright start but there's a chance of showers later

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

After a largely bright start, Tuesday will see some very warm sunshine. Showers will develop though and these will be heavy in places with possible torrential downpours, hail and thunder. 

It will feel humid into the evening too, with highs today of 26C (79F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Triple child killer 'prepared for release'

Kate West

Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Our top story this morning: A triple child killer known as the Monster of Worcester is being prepared for release from prison, a national newspaper reports. 

David McGreavy was jailed for life in 1973 for killing three children he was babysitting - and impaling them on garden railings. 

David McGreavy
Rex Features

The Daily Mail newspaper reports that according to prison insiders, McGreavy is being prepared for release. 

He killed 4-year-old Paul Ralph and his sisters Dawn, aged two, and nine-month-old Samantha at their Worcester home. 

Delays on the roads

BBC Travel

The latest disruptions on the roads:

- There are delays on A449 Ombersley Road inbound in Worcester around the A38 Barbourne Road

- There's heavy traffic on A451 Stourport Road inbound in Kidderminster at the A4535 Sutton Road junction

- Drivers are warned to expect slow traffic on the A449 southbound in Warndon at the M5 J6 

Good morning: Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Stephanie Barnard

BBC Local Live

Welcome to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Live on Tuesday morning. I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather as it happens between now and 18:00. 

If you'd like to get in touch you can emailtweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.