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  1. Updates on Friday 24 June 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates to resume at 08:00 on Monday

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Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Travel: Buses to replace trains between Malvern and Hereford

Trains will not be running between Great Malvern and Hereford on Saturday and Sunday.

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Warriors' chief executive 'bemused' by reports of cutbacks

Worcester Warriors' chief executive Jim O'Toole has dismissed media reports claiming the club is reneging on plans to invest in the playing budget.

Jim O'Toole

O'Toole says the Warriors have committed to a 25% increase in their rugby budget for the 2016-17 season.

He says director of rugby Dean Ryan is due back from holiday on Monday and it will be business as usual as they plan for the coming Aviva Premiership season.

Warriors have refused to comment on social media speculation linking Ryan with the vacant director of rugby position at Bath saying they never comment on such issues.

Watch: Weather for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Rebecca Wood

BBC Weather

Daytime showers will gradually become more isolated this evening to leave a mostly dry night with some clear spells.  Lows of 13C (55F).

Cricket: Rapids squad for T20 game against Lancashire Lightning

You can hear full ball-by-ball commentary on this game at Emirates Old Trafford on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738AM frequency and online.

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Stourport road death: Family reaction

The family of a Stourport man killed by an uninsured driver who left the scene of the fatal collisions say they are "satisfied" that he has been jailed for six months.

The body of 36-year-old Matthew Cullum was discovered on Hillary Road in the early hours of 29 August, last year - he died at the scene.

Kamil Jussak, 23, of Long Acre, Kidderminster, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving a vehicle while uninsured, and failing to stop after an accident.  

It was an adequate sentence. No sentence will bring Matt back however justice has been done today."

Family statement

Latest: Counties back Brexit; no parole for child killer; fatal crash driver jailed

Michael Perkins

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

- Herefordshire and Worcestershire both voted decisively to leave the EU

- A man who killed three children in Worcester and impaled their bodies on railings has been refused parole

- Driver who killed a man on a Stourport road has been jailed for six months

Herefordshire North MP 'disappointed' Prime Minister is stepping down but 'delighted' at result

Hereford Times

Herefordshire North MP Bill Wiggin - a Brexit campaigner -  has said he is delighted Britain has voted to leave the EU, but 'disappointed' at the decision of the Prime Minister to step down.  

Watch: Brexit reaction from transport cafe

Here are the views of customers at the Pitstop cafe in Bromsgrove to the vote to leave the EU.

Prison for driver after Stourport road death

A Kidderminster driver has been jailed for six months for causing the death of a man whose body was found on a road in Stourport-on-Severn.

The body of 36-year-old Matthew Cullum was discovered on Hillary Road in the early hours of 29 August, last year - he died at the scene.

Kamil Jussak, 23, of Long Acre, Kidderminster, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving a vehicle while uninsured, and failing to stop after an accident.

He was jailed for six months and disqualified from driving for 15 months by Worcester Crown Court.

Brexit: 'No immediate implications' for EU students says university

The vote to leave the EU will have "no immediate implications for students or staff who are European Union or EEA nationals", the University of Worcester says.

The university says it currently has 441 students from the European Union out of a total student population of 11,151

The students come from 27 of the 28 EU countries.

University of Worcester

Over the next weeks and months the practical implications of the result of the referendum will unfold and the university will make sure that colleagues, students and prospective students are kept as well informed as is possible on all directly relevant matters."

Professor David GreenVice Chancellor and Chief Executive

Brexit: More of your reactions on social media

Here are some more of the comments you've been making about the EU vote on BBC Hereford & Worcester's Facebook page:

The overwhelming message here is that we don't trust our government to tell us the truth or to make the right decision for the ordinary man in the street."

Rachel W-Sun

Now watch the Dutch and French etc follow."

Vera Gauden

Too many people focused on immigration."

Linda Newport

Oh dear... I go to sleep for a few hours and look what happens."

Richard Macpherson

Latest: Big Brexit vote in the two counties; Boris 'the man to beat' says MP; triple child killer denied parole

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Here are some of the main stories we are looking at in Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

- Both Herefordshire and Worcestershire vote decisively in favour of Brexit

- Hereford Tory MP Bill Wiggin says Boris Johnson is "the one to beat" in the contest to be the next PM

- Government minister Sajid Javid says it was as "honour" to serve under David Cameron

- A man who killed three children and impaled their bodies on railings is denied parole

Triple child killer denied parole

BBC News England

A man who killed three children in Worcester and impaled their bodies on garden railings has his application for release from prison turned down.

David McGreavy was jailed for life in 1973 for the murders of four-year-old Paul Ralph, two-year-old Dawn and nine-month-old Samantha.  

David McGreavy
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How Leave campaigners won it

BBC Politics

The UK has voted to quit the European Union following a referendum on its membership. So how did the Leave campaign win?  

From turnout among older voters to the "big beasts" of politics, here's an eight-point guide to how the Leave campaign won the lion's share of the vote.

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West Midlands Leave campaign celebrates

BBC Midlands Today

Herefordshire and Worcestershire both gave their backing to Brexit - here's how some Leave supporters at the regional count in the West Midlands celebrated the win.

On Midlands Today this lunchtime: Reacting to the referendum result

Giles Latcham

BBC Midlands Today

This lunchtime on Midlands Today, we'll be reflecting and analysing the way the West Midlands voted in the European Union referendum - and the fall-out from the vote. 

Vote Leave campaigners

We'll criss-cross the region and we'll also hear the questions now being faced after the vote by farmers and food and drink exporters.

Join us from the slightly later time of 13:45 on BBC One.

Brexit: How the EU referendum unfolded in Wychavon and the Malvern Hills

Evesham Journal

Voters across the districts of Malvern Hills and Wychavon turned out in force to vote for a British exit from the European Union.  

Latest: Both counties back Brexit; MP says it was an 'honour' to serve under David Cameron; Boris 'not a details guy' warns Tory

Jerry Chester

BBC News Online

Here are some of the stories we've had in Herefordshire and Worcestershire following the Brexit vote and David Cameron's resignation:

- Across Worcestershire 57% of people voted to leave while In Herefordshire it was slightly higher at 59%

- The biggest wins for Leave were in the north of Worcestershire with 63% of people in the Wyre Forest and 62% of people in Redditch voting to leave the EU

- Government minster and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid says it's been an "honour" to serve under David Cameron

- Boris Johnson is "not a details guy" according to the Mark Garnier, the Tory Wyre Forest MP

Watch: Herefordshire and Worcestershire's weather forecast for today

Kay Crewdson

Weather presenter, BBC Midlands Today

If you need to get a weather forecast at any other time you can head to the BBC Weather website.

Listen: Reaction to David Cameron's resignation as PM

BBC Hereford and Worcester

BBC Hereford & Worcester have been asking people in Worcester what the make of David Cameron's decision to stand down after the EU vote.

BreakingLabour MPs submit motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn

BBC Politics

Labour MPs Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey have sent a letter to John Cryer MP, chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, submitting a motion of no confidence in leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The letter calls for a discussion at the next meeting of the PLP at 18:00 BST on Monday 27 June. This ballot has no formal constitutional force, but would be a significant expression of the lack of confidence of Labour MPs in their leader.

Follow all the reaction on the BBC Politics live page.

How will Brexit affect your finances?

Brian Milligan

Personal finance reporter

Residents of the UK have voted by a majority to leave the European Union - so what will that mean for your finances?

I've been analysing how it could affect mortgages, house prices, mobile phones, wages and more on the BBC website.

Stacks of money under a Brexit sign

Listen: People in Hereford give their reaction to Brexit vote

BBC Hereford and Worcester

BBC Hereford & Worcester have been asking people in Hereford what they make of the vote to leave the EU.

How might Brexit affect your holidays?

The BBC's Simon Gompertz looks at how the UK's vote to leave the EU might affect British holidaymakers.    

Cameron resignation: An 'honour' to have served under him says Tory MP

The Conservative MP for Bromsgrove, Sajid Javid, has been business secretary under David Cameron.

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Sajid Javid

Brexit: A 'wake up call' for politicians says UKIP MEP

Jill Seymour, a UKIP MEP for the West Midlands (pictured centre), says the referendum vote is a wake up call for politicians.


The whole point, all the arguments we've had for why we do not want to be part of the EU - self-determination, sovereignty, our freedom, protection of our borders - everybody has made their point and this is what has got to be listened to."

Jill SeymourUKIP MEP

Brexit: Your reactions on social media

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Here are some of the comments posted on the BBC Hereford & Worcester's Facebook page:

I just hope that people voted leave for what they thought were the right reasons, and not just to try and evict David Cameron."

Wendy Newton

The happiest day of my life knowing our children and grandchildren are free of the dictating German run EU."

Gordon Boldelzi

We are in for a tough couple of years but it will work out. Remember we were in the EU during the crash of 2008."

Phil Hipkiss

Hope the road ahead won't be too bumpy."

Pat Preece

Labour campaign 'not as as forceful as it could have been'

A Labour councillor who took party in the Remain campaign says her party "wasn't as forceful as it could have been" during the run up to the referendum.

Joy Squires, a Labour councillor for Worcester City Council, says her party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, "has to bear responsibility for that".

To be honest I don't think this is about party politics - I think it's about kicking the establishment."

Joy SquiresLabour Councillor

Cameron resignation: Tory MP's reservations about Boris as next PM

The Conservative MP for Wyre Forest, Mark Garnier, says he has reservations about the possibility of Boris Johnson being the next Prime Minister, following the resignation of David Cameron.

Mr Garnier said the former Major of London has a lot of charisma but is "not a details guy".

There's been a lot of talk about Boris Johnson, but I'm not sure - I'll have to wait and see what his pitch is."

Mark GarnierMP for Wyre Forest
Mark Garnier
MP for Wyre Forest

Brexit: What happens now?

Nick Sutton

BBC Politics

The UK has voted to leave the EU - a process that has come to be known as Brexit.  

At exactly 06:00 it was confirmed that the UK had voted to leave the European Union. 

Houses of Parliament
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The first thing to stress is that the UK will not leave immediately. The UK will still be a member of the European Union at this stage. The process of leaving will begin, however.    

Read what will happen next on the BBC News website.

Brexit: Europe stunned by UK Leave vote

BBC Politics

A wave of shock is reverberating around Europe as countries across the EU and beyond digest the decision by UK voters to leave the European Union.

BBC correspondents across the continent report on the reaction and the likely effect the result will have.

European Parliament President Martin Schulz speaks to reporters on 24 June

'Boris Johnson is the one to beat' says MP for North Herefordshire

The Conservative MP for North Herefordshire, Bill Wiggin, says he believes Boris Johnson is "the one to beat" in the race to be the next Prime Minister.

The difficulty for all contenders who want to be Prime Minister is that Boris Johnson has a tremendous rapport with the public."

Bill WigginMP for North Herefordshire
Bill Wiggin
MP for North Herefordshire

Cameron resignation: "He has done a good job" says Karen Lumley MP

The Conservative MP for Redditch says she's "sad" to see David Cameron go.

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Cameron resignation: 'The last thing we need" says Tory MP

The Tory MP for Wyre Forest tweets his reaction to David Cameron's decision to stand down as Prime Minister.

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