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  1. Affordable homes plan for county

    Affordable housing could be built via the sale of the site of a former village school.

    Holme Lacy Primary

    Herefordshire Council wants to provide 1,000 homes in the county by 2025 which people on low incomes can buy or rent.

    The council said it would survey the Holme Lacy Primary land, near Hereford, and a site next to Aylestone School, before potentially putting up the land for sale.

    The money from the sales would be put towards affordable housing schemes elsewhere in the county.

    The village primary school closed in September 2012.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services and J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M42 southbound between J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services) and J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a breakdown.

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

  3. Gold medalist explains 'tough' decision to pull out of race

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    Worcestershire swimmer Matt Richards says the decision to pull out of the 100m freestyle to help Great Britain win gold in the freestyle relay was a "really tough call".

    Speaking to BBC Hereford and Worcester, he said he sat down with his coach and the management team and they all agreed he needed to withdraw to make sure he was in the best possible shape for the team event.

    "The heats of the 100m freestyle were 25 minutes before the heats of the four by 200m freestyle and that's a really difficult double for somebody to do, especially at your first Olympics."

    Matt Richards

    But the 18-year-old, who now lives in Cardiff, said: "I'll absolutely be working towards and training towards doing both events events in the future."

    And he added:"As far as I'm concerned this is just the very beginning of what I hope is a long journey in the sport."

  4. HGV driver shortage forces firm to train from scratch

    BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester

    A chronic shortage of drivers has forced a Herefordshire haulage firm to launch its own apprenticeship scheme.

    A lorry driver

    Chris Brooks, managing director of ABE Haulage, Ledbury, said:"Hopefully by the end of next month we will be in a position to take on a couple of people with no experience of this industry at all."

    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has estimated there is a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers across the UK.

  5. Weather: Largely dry with plenty of sunshine

    We've got a break from this week's stormy weather - Thursday is set to be largely dry and sunny.

    Sunrise in Pershore, Worcestershire
    Image caption: Sunrise in Pershore, Worcestershire

    It won't last too long though with more rain forecast on Friday.

    Temperatures today are due to reach a high of 21C (70F).

  6. Your pictures: Rolling clouds meet rolling hills

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's overcast across the region today but the clouds haven't got in the way of these beautiful landscape shots.

    Shropshire hills
    Bromyard, Herefordshire
    Leek, Staffordshire
    Clent, Worcestershire

    Thanks to our Weather Watchers for sending in their stunning photos. To see more, or to get involved yourself, visit our webpage.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and queues on M5 northbound between J8 M50 in Showborough and J7, A44 (Worcester) in Worcestershire, because of an accident involving four cars.

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

  8. 'Days not weeks' for flooded leisure centre repairs

    Repairs are under way after flash flooding on Monday forced a leisure centre in Bromyard, Herefordshire, to close.

    The Bromyard Centre, run by Halo, had only just reopened after lockdown when the heavy rain hit.

    Flooding at the Bromyard centre on Monday

    Scott Rolfe, from Halo Leisure, said he was hopeful the centre would be able to open again soon.

    "The damage is nowhere near the level we've experienced before," he said. "We've got it drying out, that's going to take us a couple of days, then we'll get the electrical contractors on site."

    "We're hopeful, we're talking hopefully days not weeks."

  9. Attempted murder arrest over stabbing

    Officers have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in Hereford.

    West Mercia Police said officers were called to Dartmouth Court at 02:12 BST on Tuesday.

    A man received treatment for stab injuries to his neck and abdomen and is now in a stable condition, the force said.

    A cordon remains in place at Dartmouth Court.

    The arrested man remains in custody while the investigation continues, it added.

  10. Weather: A cloudy start with rain on the way

    It's a muggy start to Wednesday but we'll soon see yesterday's showers picking up again.

    Sunrise breaks through the cloud in Tipton, Sandwell
    Image caption: The sunrise was trying its best to break through the cloud in Tipton, Sandwell, this morning

    The rain should blow through the region fairly quickly as the wind picks up and you'll notice that affecting the temperature which is set to be slightly below average.

    Expect highs of 20C (68F).