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- Updates on Tuesday 14 June 2016
- News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
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The former Hereford United and Republic of Ireland international footballer Tony Byrne has died at the age of 70.
During his 15 years in the professional game, he also played for Millwall, Southampton and Newport County.
He moved to Hereford in the 1970s and worked in golf and as a builder following his retirement from football.
Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester
Hereford FC's full back Jimmy Oates (pictured left) has agreed a new contract at Edgar Street, so will be with the club for next season.
Oates made 41 appearances for the Bulls last season as they completed a Midland Football League and Cup double, while he was also a member of the Hereford starting line-up in the FA Vase final at Wembley.
Manager Pete Beadle says he's delighted Oates has committed for another year and he's hopeful of announcing further signings later in the week.
Worcester City Council's plan to fine people who release helium-filled balloons and sky lanterns has been branded "utter nonsense" by critics.
The council wants to ban the outdoor release of the balloons and sky lanterns from its land and issue £80 fines to those who leave debris behind.
Opponents have taken to social media to criticise the idea as "flawed", "costly and unenforceable"
Here's the latest from the newsroom:
- Worcester City Council discusses banning the outdoor release of helium balloons and sky lanterns and fining anyone that does
- Over-running engineering works cause problems for rail passengers in Worcester as services are cancelled or delayed
- Evesham United officials appeal to the FA against the decision to move them to the Northern Premier League for the 2016-17 season
The wet weather looks set to continue for the next few days.
River levels are rising fast on the River Stour after heavy rainfall this afternoon, with flooding expected this afternoon, the Environment Agency says.
Almost 30mm (1in) of rain has fallen in the past three hours. A flood alert has been issued.
There are no alerts in Herefordshire.
Over-running engineering work at Worcester Shrub Hill has seen trains delayed or cancelled since this morning.
Road replacement services are now in place between the station and Stourbridge Junction.
A copyright trial will start in LA later over allegations Worcestershire's Robert Plant, from Led Zeppelin, along with co-writer Jimmy Page, took the opening notes of Stairway to Heaven from another artist.
The legal action has been brought by Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, who played on the same bill as Led Zeppelin in the 1960s, and claims he should be given a writing credit on the track.
A judge has said there were enough similarities to let a jury decide.
Political editor Patrick Burns had to take cover near Droitwich - along with his camera crew - as heavy rain stopped them filming their EU road trip around the region.
Plans for a controversial £27m project which aims to transform Hereford city centre are on show to the public today.
Work on the City Link Road, which will go through Grafton and Grafton Wood (pictured), starts next month and will take around 15 months to complete.
The exhibition is at the Starlight Rooms at Hereford Football Club until 20:00.
Bromsgrove Cricket Club says tomorrow's game is off.
AA Patrolman Dave Harford posted this picture to warn drivers how tricky conditions are on the roads
Political editor Patrick Burns, on his EU road trip in Droitwich today, is gathering voters' voices at a garden centre during a referendum road trip.
He's been talking to shoppers at Webbs of Wychbold ahead of the vote on Thursday, 23 June.
Later this week he will be visiting Oldbury, Birmingham and Burton upon Trent.
Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester
Kidderminster Harriers have made the experienced defender Wayne Thomas their first signing of the summer.
37-year-old Thomas will know Aggborough well - he spent the last two seasons playing there for Worcester City as they ground shared with Harriers.
Thomas was on the books at Stoke City at the same time as Harriers' new boss John Eustace, while he played under head of coaching Matt Gardiner during his time at Worcester City.
The Met Office is warning that rising temperatures could trigger some heavy, slow-moving downpours across the Midlands, between now and 22:00.
It says there could be some flooding, disruption to travel and even lightning in places.
Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:
- The family of a Hereford radio presenter say they are shocked and stunned by his sudden death
- Trains are not stopping at Worcester Shrub Hill due to over-running engineering works
- Worcestershire's Robert Plant will be in court in LA later over allegations Led Zeppelin copied the notes to Stairway to Heaven from another artist
Network Rail says there will be disruption to passengers using Worcester Shrub Hill throughout the day - Great Western Railway services are not affected.
Over-running engineering works near the station are causing disruption to trains to Worcester Foregate Street and Droitwich Spa, with services either delayed by up to 25 minutes or cancelled
"This is expected to continue until the end of service," a spokesman said.
Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester
I've been to meet Evesham United manager, Paul Collicutt - club officials head to Wembley Stadium today for an FA Leagues Committee appeal hearing against the decision to move them to the Northern Premier League for the 2016-17 season.
The Robins were told by email they would have to switch leagues after Cinderford Town opted not to take up their promotion place after they won the Southern League Division One South and West.
Evesham maintain they are being punished for something that is not their fault and will suggest the league has 23 clubs next season so they can keep their place in the division.
Here's what happening in the newsroom this morning:
- Over-running engineering works at Worcester Shrub Hill cause services to be disrupted for most of the day
- A court is LA is to decide whether Led Zeppelin took the opening notes to Stairway to Heaven from another band
- Worcester City Council debates whether to ban sky lanterns being released from authority-owned properties
Efforts to reduce the number of homes standing empty are working well in Herefordshire, but hardly at all in Worcestershire, BBC figures have revealed.
There are 7,500 empty homes across the two counties, with numbers in Herefordshire falling by almost a half in the last 10 years, but only a slight decline over the same period in Worcestershire.
In Worcester alone, there are 1,180 empty homes.
A court in Los Angeles will now try to decide if Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven'', co-written by Worcestershire's Robert Plant, copies its opening notes from the song "Taurus'' performed by the rock band Spirit.
Stairway to Heaven, released in 1971, is widely seen as one of the greatest rock compositions of all time.
Now the band's founders, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will stand trial later today.
Rail commuters can use their train tickets on buses as over-running engineering works cause problems at Worcester.
A ban on releasing sky lanterns, or outdoor balloons, from authority-owned properties is being considered by Worcester City Council today.
Causing litter and being hazardous to animals are two of the reasons being highlighted for the proposal.
Sky lanterns are already banned in Herefordshire.
Our top stories this morning:
- Efforts to reduce the number of homes standing empty are working well in Herefordshire, but hardly at all in Worcestershire
- Worcester pub landlord has been inundated with visitors from Liverpool after he threw out a man wearing a T-shirt insulting to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster
- Worcestershire musician Robert Plant and his Led Zeppelin band-mate Jimmy Page are in court in Los Angeles later over a copyright infringement trial
The problems, caused by engineering works over-running, could continue all day, London Midland say.