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Summary

  1. Mental health patients 'feel abandoned'
  2. New university set to buy council sites
  3. 'World Cup' number plate sells for more than £4,000
  4. Updates from Friday 22 July 2016

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Your pictures: Fighter refuelled over the Malvern Hills

The MoD told BBC Hereford & Worcester two F35 jets were being refuelled in mid-air as part of a training exercise.

This great photo come from marathon and ultra-marathon runner, Rob, aka Eaglesboy.

Mid air refuelling
Eaglesboy

'World Cup win' number plate sells for £4k

A number plate linked to the last time England won the football World Cup has sold at auction for £4,356.

"WC66 ENG" was bought by a West Midlands businessman, who wants to remain anonymous - unlike his car. 

The auction, at Morgan Cars in Malvern, was held by the DVLA. 

Number plate auction
DVLA

Brexit one month on: Have your say

BBC Midlands Today

If you’re still feeling a little lost and confused about what Britain’s decision to Brexit means for you, you aren’t alone. 

A month on from the EU Referendum we’re calling in an expert to sort the facts from fiction, looking at what people said would happen and what actually happened and then make a best guess at what is likely to happen as we prepare to leave. 

We’ve also been interested in hearing from a range of voices from across the West Midlands to find out how Brexit has affected their daily lives – if at all. 

Today on the programme we meet the Sorge family - a French mum and German dad who weren't allowed to vote but were shocked by Brexit - and Sutton Coldfield window cleaner Roger Needle who wants to leave the EU.

Sorge family and Roger Needle
BBC

We’d love to hear your thoughts too, so share them with us here on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll try to read as many as we can on the programme tonight.  

Watch: Weekend weather forecast

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

Showers will die away to leave a dry night across the region, with lengthy clear spells during the early hours. Lows of 17C (63F). 

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Rebecca Wood has the weekend forecast

Your pictures: Summer sun on Worcester Cathedral

This photo of Worcester Cathedral lit up by the summer sun comes from Dave Bright, of Bright Sky Videos.

You wouldn't get this view using a selfie stick

Worcester Cathedral
Dave Bright

Tunisia shooting victim charity launch marked with a special day

Birmingham County FA have announced a day of celebration to launch the Joel Richard's Legacy Fund, in memory of the Worcester sportsman who was killed last year in the terror attack in Sousse, Tunisia.

Adrian Evans, Patrick Evans and Joel Richard
Evans family

The 19-year-old was a Walsall supporter, chairman of the Birmingham County FA youth council and involved in grassroots football across Worcestershire. 

He was shot alongside his uncle and grandfather (pictured above). 

The Joel Richards Legacy Fund will provide a bursary fund for local young coaches, referees and volunteers. 

The celebration will take place on the 31 July. 

Latest: Health directors investigated; 'World Cup' number plate sold; Rapids in T20 action

BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

- Two clinical directors working in Worcestershire's hospitals are going to be investigated for a potential conflict of interest

- "World Cup win" number plate sold at auction

- Worcestershire Rapids play Derbyshire Falcons in the final group match of the T20 Blast competition

Worcester Parks given a seal of approval

Two parks in Worcester have been Green Flag Awards, recognising the service they offer.

The awards have gone to the city's Cripplegate Park and Gheluvelt Park (pictured).

Gheluvelt Park Worcester
Worcester City Council

Gheluvelt Park, built following the end of the war to commemorate the Battle of Gheluvelt in Belgium in 1914, was given listed status last year.

Cripplegate Park has tennis courts and bowling club.

The Green Flag award was launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country

Your pictures: The hungry bullfinch

This is one of the winning photos that will feature in the next Worcestershire Wildlife Trust calender.

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital

A hospital trust launches an investigation after patients of two consultants were referred to a private clinic they ran.

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Watch: Time lapse of Warriors' new artificial pitch being laid

Warriors will become the third Premiership team to play on an artificial pitch - the other are Saracens and the Newcastle Falcons.

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Travel: Platform change for Redditch trains

Don't get caught out if you are a regular commuter.

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Ashton Khan (centre)

Guard Ashton Khan re-signs for Worcester Wolves for the 2016-17 British Basketball League season.

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Your pictures: Moths and flowers

Jerry Chester

BBC News Online

I've been sent these great photos taken at the Forge Mill Museum in Redditch by Paul Wilde.

You can also send me your pictures - emailtweet us on @bbchw or message via Facebook.

Moth
Paul Wilde
Flower
Paul Wilde

Travel: A456 closed after lorry overturns

BBC Travel

The A456 Hagley Road is closed in Halesowen after a lorry overturned at the junction with the B4183.

There is congestion back to the Lutley Lane junction. More from BBC Travel.

Travel: More problems on the M5 northbound

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic on the M5 northbound at J8 (M50) due to a broken-down vehicle.

Congestion runs back to J9 (Tewkesbury). More from BBC Travel.

Latest: NHS directors' private clinic investigation; 154mph speeder caught; 'World Cup' numberplate auctioned

BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

- A health trust is to investigate allegations two of its directors ran a private clinic which may have received NHS money

- A 31-year-old man in a Mercedes has been caught doing a 154mph on the M5 in Worcestershire

- "World Cup win" numberplate goes on sale

Cricket: Full commentary on Falcons v Rapids

Trevor Owens

Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire Rapids will head to Derbyshire Falcons this evening for what is likely to be their last match in this season's T20 Blast competition.

If they are to keep alive their slender hopes of qualifying, Worcestershire have to win this evening and hope other results go their way.

Play at Derby is due to get under way at 19:00 and there will be full commentary on that game on BBC Hereford & Worcester's 738 AM frequency and online here.

Reminder of the dangers of swimming at quarry

Despite extra fencing and more warning notices in the wake of two deaths in 2013, people have recently been spotted swimming at Gullet Quarry 

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The festival that grew from a family BBQ gets under way

There'll be an influx of about 5,000 people into Bromyard today as the annual Nozstock Festival gets under way.

Nozstock started off as a family barbecue 18 years ago and is now a three-day festival with nine stages and dozens of live acts.

Nozstock festival
BBC

Your pictures: Sunshine and clouds

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been another fine morning and these pictures have come from some of the BBC Weather Watchers team.

The first comes from Doddenham and was taken by Toppo.

Blue skies and cloud
Toppo

Typhon Taffy took this picture in Bartestree.

Hills and sky
Typhon Taffy

Summer getaway: Top tips for motorway driving

If, like a lot of Midlanders, you're thinking about heading down to the South West, it might be worth checking out these top tips for motorway driving.

The big seasonal getaway is moving up a gear and today is one of the busiest days of the year for the motorway network. 

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Highways England traffic officer Sandy Osborough gives his top driving tips for summer.

City play 'short notice' friendly

Trevor Owens

Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Worcester City will be in action this evening when they will head to Sutton Coldfield Town for a 19:45 kick off.

This friendly was arranged at short notice after both clubs were left without a game due to the Worcestershire Senior Cup Final. 

Travel: More severe delays on the M5 northbound

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic going north on the M5 between J6 (Worcester) and J5 (Droitwich).

A vehicle that broke down in the roadworks has been moved and all the lanes are open, but the congestion goes back to J7 (Worcester).

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On Midlands Today: Tracking the impact of Brexit in the West Midlands

Nicola Beckford

BBC Midlands Today

It's a month since the UK voted to leave the European Union.   

Stop sign in front of EU flags
AP

To mark that we're planning to follow more than 25 families, individuals and business owners over the next two years as the country grapples with the momentous decision.

This lunchtime we're going to introduce you to a few of the people we'll be following - join us from 13:30 on BBC One for Midlands Today.

New university may buy or lease council sites in Hereford

A  number of sites in Hereford could be sold or leased to the city's university project, Herefordshire Council says.

The leader of the council, Tony Johnson, says it would be impossible to find a site in the city big enough to house the whole of Herefordshire University, but it's possible that various council buildings could be made available for the project.

What we've invited the university folks to do is to look at the sites which are potentially available and tell us which ones they are interested."

Tony JohnsonHerefordshire Council

Watch: Showers and thunder on the way

Alexandra Hamilton

BBC Weather

Some may see the odd slow-moving, heavy and perhaps thundery shower during the afternoon. Highs of 25C (77F).

You can read a full forecast on the the BBC Weather page.  

Latest: 154mph driver caught; Zika virus risk overblown; 5,000 expected for festival

BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

- A driver is caught doing 154mph on the M5 in Worcestershire this morning

- The Hereford man in charge of the mountain bike competition at the Rio Olympics says fears over the Zika virus are overblown

- A festival which started as a family BBQ is expected to attract 5,000 people this weekend

'World cup win' number plate up for sale

The DVLA is expecting "worldwide demand" when it sells the number plate WC66 ENG - which commemorates England's one and only World Cup win - later today.

Here are some previous number plates to have sold for big money:

Number plates sales records
BBC

Watch: Mental health patients feel abandoned

Michele Paduano

Health correspondent, BBC Midlands Today

Some mental health patients in north Worcestershire claim their lives are being put at risk, because of cuts to mental health services. 

Former special needs teacher Mary Jones has set up a mental health support group in Redditch - she says she's helping more than 20 people who are getting no help at all from local services.

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust says it will listen to their concerns, but says services across the county are changing. 

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Mental health patients 'feel abandoned'.

Harriers though to Worcestershire Senior Cup final

Trevor Owens

Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

Kidderminster Harriers are through to the Worcestershire Senior Cup final after they last night beat Evesham United 3-0 at Jubilee Stadium.

Jordan Murphy scored twice for Harriers with George Taylor also on target, while Harriers' goalkeeper Jono Brown saved a second-half penalty.

Evesham United ground
BBC

Harriers will now meet Redditch United in the final which will be played at Bromsgrove Sporting's Victoria Ground tomorrow afternoon.

Worldwide interest in 'World Cup win' number plate

A number plate commemorating England's 1966 World Cup victory is being auctioned in Malvern today. 

The DVLA, who are holding a three-day sale at the Morgan factory, say there has been interest from across the world in owning WC66 ENG.

The value of number plates in this country is going up and up and up because it's such a unique item - there is only one of each combination - people want it and demand shoots up. The DVLA have found this since it started selling number plates in 1989."

Damian LawsonDVLA
Bobby Moore with the World Cup
PA

Latest: Mental health patients 'let down'; 'World Cup' number plate sale; BBQ festival starts

Kate West

Journalist, BBC Hereford & Worcester

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

- Mental health patients in north Worcestershire says they've been left feeling suicidal and alone after of cuts to mental health services

- "Worldwide interest" expected in World Cup win number plate

- More than 5,000 people arrive in Bromyard for a festival that started as a family barbeque

Your photos: Misty start to the morning

BBC Weather Watchers

There was a lot of mist about this morning, you can see the remains of it being burned off by the early morning sun in this picture taken in Strensham by BBC Weather Watcher Field Basher.

Misty field
Field Basher

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