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Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J6 for A449.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J8 for M50 and J7 for A44 Worcester.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), 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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - Slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J1 for A38.

M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for M50.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound at 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

Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A441 Alvechurch.

M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane blocked on exit slip road southbound at J2, A441 (Alvechurch), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M50 Herefordshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M50 Herefordshire eastbound severe disruption, between J3 for B4221 and J2 for A417.

M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J3, B4221 (Newent) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Video: Bright and sunny days ahead

Rebecca Wood

BBC Midlands Today

This evening will remain dry with late spells of sunshine, followed by a dry night with long clear skies and lows of 4C (39F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

In the papers: Neglected horses put to sleep

Hereford Times

Here are a few of the headlines featuring on the Hereford Times website this afternoon:

Severe disruption: M5 West Midlands southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 West Midlands southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A456 Halesowen and J4 for A38 Bromsgrove.

M5 West Midlands - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 southbound between J3, A456 (Halesowen) and J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Woman dies after attack

A woman who was attacked in Bromsgrove on Tuesday has died, West Mercia Police have said.

A 28-year-old woman from the town has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Police were called to an address on Lingfield Walk on the evening of 15 May and the injured woman, Kelley Godfrey, 42, was taken to hospital for treatment, but passed away the following day.

Lingfield Walk
Google

The force said the death is being treated as unexplained at this stage and a post mortem examination has yet to take place.

Village store robbed by masked men

A Co-op store in a the village of Honeybourne in Worcestershire has been robbed by three men wearing balaclavas.

West Mercia Police says they walked into the shop on Station Road in Honeybourne at 22:05 yesterday and threatened staff, before leaving with cash.

Nobody was hurt in the raid.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J4a M42, because of an overturned caravan.

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

Challenge in memory of Tunisia terror victim

Staff at the University of Worcester are taking on a 100-mile challenge in memory of a 19-year-old student who was killed in the 2015 terror attack in Tunisia.

The Smile for Joel fundraiser will involve a 25-mile walk overnight, a 51-mile cycle ride, a 14-mile canoe paddle on the River Severn, a 10-mile run and a 300m outdoor swim, as well as a basketball challenge, archery and a tractor pull.

Smile for Joel
University of Worcester

The 24-hour challenge will start on 8 June and all the money raised will go to the Smile for Joel charity, which supports the families of murder victims.

Joel Richards was a University of Worcester student who was murdered along with his uncle, Adrian Evans, and grandfather, Pat Evans.

Sport was what Joel was involved in, that was his passion, so it seemed fitting. I think the cause is a big one for those involved. It is a good cause and people recognise the link to Joel. It’s also an opportunity to get a team together and do something positive."

Tom TaylorUniversity of Worcester

Much Marcle renamed Meghan Marcle

People are doing all sorts of clever things to celebrate the royal wedding tomorrow and in the Harry-fordshire village of Much Marcle, someone has got a bit creative with the sign.

Janey Cotton said she had to use scissors to cut through the brambles and make her alterations, but that it was worth it because she's a big fan of the royal family, especially Prince Harry.

Much Marcle sign
Janey Cotton

However, she drew the line at driving all the way over to Little Marcle to put one up there too.

Jockey jailed for drink driving

A jockey trained by Herefordshire's Venetia Williams has been jailed for 10 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Charlie Deutsch, 21, also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and escaping police custody.

Charlie Deutsch
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He was banned from driving for 17 months by Gloucester Crown Court.

Cows on line delaying rail services

BBC News Travel

Cows on the line between Leominster and Ludlow are delaying rail services.

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Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Following a chilly start it will be a dry and fine day today with spells of sunshine and highs of 19C (66F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Here's how tomorrow's weather is looking

Shefali Oza

BBC Midlands Today

The West Midlands has bathed in long, sunny spells today but here's how tonight and Friday are looking:

Shefali Oza

If you need a weather forecast for your part of the region at any other time, head to the BBC Weather website.

Fake speed camera removed after Facebook abuse

A Worcestershire man, has decided to remove the fake speed camera he set up in his driveway, because of the negative comments he was getting on Facebook.

James Dyke from Clows Top says some people threatened to tear it down or even burn his house down.

Speed camera and James Dyke
BBC

Mr Dyke says he set it up to get motorists to think about their speed as they pass through the village and insists he has done nothing illegal, because it is on his land.

He said he had set it up for "the good of the community".

The comments were in their thousands and it wasn't good, they were so negative about it and why I shouldn't be doing it."

James Dyke

Countrywide Farmers collapse sees a further 11 stores close

The company employed more than 700 people and had 48 stores
Google

A further 11 farming supply stores will close this weekend after Countrywide Farmers went into administration.

Nineteen of the company's 48 stores have already ceased trading and 14 have been sold to other operators.

The Evesham-based company, which employed over 700 people, announced its uncertain future in March.

More than 200 people have lost their jobs, but 169 have been transferred to the new operators. Administrators said redundancies were "unavoidable".

Homeless rugby players could lose training pitches

A rugby team made up of homeless people in Worcester could lose their training pitches.

Worcester Homeless Rugby Club has been running for the last four years at the city's YMCA, but Worcestershire County Council owns the land and has deemed it "surplus to requirements".

Rugby ball
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A county council meeting will discuss selling the land.

Countrywode based in Evesham

More than 200 people have lost their jobs since the Evesham-based company went into administration.

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Former mayor to face charges over fatal crash

A former mayor of Worcester will appear before magistrates in Telford next month to be charged with causing the death of his wife in a car crash in Shropshire last year.

Aubrey Tarbuck, 88, from Hallow is also due to face two charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he appears on 12 June, West Mercia Police has said.

Anne Tarbuck died when their car was involved in a crash with another one on the A458 near to The Plume Of Feathers Pub at Harley in October.

A young girl in the other car was taken to hospital suffering head and chest injuries, while the driver of that vehicle was also hurt.

Buyers sought for remaining Countrywide stores

Administrators for Countrywide Farmers PLC say they've found new owners for a number of its stores and are keeping some trading in the hope they can be sold too.

The Bridgnorth store in Shropshire is now being run by the Wynnstay chain, while those in Bromsgrove, Bromyard, Ledbury, Whitchurch and Ludlow are being kept open by the administrators agents Hilco Capital.

Countrywide HQ
Google

A number, including those at Nuneaton, Bearley and Tredington in Warwickshire, Evesham and Malvern in Worcestershire, Hereford, Market Drayton in Shropshire have had to close.

KPMG were appointed as administrators by the company in March.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

We're going to the wedding

Jorja Furze, Laura Gill and Philip Gillespie
BBC

There are 66 million Britons in the UK and only 1,200 of them were invited to the grounds of Windsor Castle - a premium spot from which to watch the royal wedding unfold.

Meet Philip, Jorja and Laura as they prepare themselves for the wedding of the year and share their story.

Supreme Court bid to end 40-year marriage

A woman from Worcestershire who says her marriage is "loveless and desperately unhappy" is preparing to ask Supreme Court justices to let her divorce her husband of 40 years.

Tini Owens
PA

Tini Owens says after four decades together and with their children now grown up, it's time to formally end the relationship.

But her husband, Hugh Owens, does not feel the same way, saying they still have a few years to enjoy together.

Five Supreme Court judges will decide whether to let Mrs Owens have her divorce - after lower courts decided she was not entitled to one.

Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J5 for A38 Droitwich and J4A for M42.

M5 Worcestershire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle. Approach with care.

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

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a dry and fine day with long spells of sunshine and top temperatures of 16C (61F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands
Tini and Hugh Owens

Sarah Collerton

BBC News

A "desperately unhappy" woman is trying to part from her husband - but he won't let her.

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Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

BBC News Travel

M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J1 for A38 and J2 for A417.

M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M50 westbound between J1, A38 (Tewkesbury) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of emergency repairs.

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

'Bag of bones' stray restored to health

A stray dog, described as a "bag of bones" by Worcestershire's dog wardens, has returned to full health.

She's been named Princess Cinderella and was found in Worcester last month weighing less than a quarter of her normal body weight.

Thin dog
Worcestershire County Council
Thin dog
Worcestershire County Council

Since then vets have been slowly restoring her health and confidence.

Despite this unnecessary and disgraceful suffering, Cinderella is doing well and she has such a brilliant temperament. I believe this is what got her through.

Pip SingletonWorcestershire Dog Warden