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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We'll be back with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday, but keep an eye out here for more updates this evening.

  2. Watch: Evening and weekend weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    Winds will continue to increase overnight but it will be largely dry with some clear spells. Lows of 15C ( 59F).

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

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your weekend forecast
  3. On Midlands Today from 18:30: Ice baby survives and soggy start to V Festival

    Mary Rhodes

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    On Midlands Today this evening - we've got a great story of a baby girl whose heart stopped beating for eight minutes, who has made a full recovery after being "frozen" for three days.  

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    Video caption: Baby girl whose heart stopped saved by 'fridge suit'

    We'll also be at what's proved to be a soggy start to V Festival in Staffordshire as thousands of people turned up in wet and windy conditions. 

    Both those stories and much more from 18:30 on BBC One.

  4. Woolly mammoths: facts and figures

    A woollly mammoth tusk dating back 50,000 years has been found almost intact in a quarry in south Worcestershire.

    Here are a few facts about the beast.

    Woolly mammoth facts
  5. Sharp-eyed quarry worker finds woolly mammoth tusk

    A woolly mammoth tusk that is around 50,000 years old has been found in a quarry in south Worcestershire. 

    Workers at Clifton Quarry discovered the tusk almost completely intact. 

    Woolly mammoth tusk

    Rob Hedge, who's part of the county's archaeology team, said the tusk only survived in such good condition thanks to the sharp eyes of one on the workers in the quarry.

    Quote Message: Incredibly one of the machine operators had spotted something deep down in the quarry and recognised it as something significant. He told his managers, who shut the quarry down and told us." from Rob Hedge Worcestershire Archaeology Service
    Rob HedgeWorcestershire Archaeology Service
  6. Watch: Second break-in at historic cinema

    This CCTV footage shows a second break-in at the Regal Cinema in Evesham in less than a month.

    The Grade II listed building reopened in 2012.

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    Video caption: Second break-in at historic cinema.
  7. Teenagers sought after 'unprovoked' attack

    An unprovoked attack on a man in his 50s in the early hours of this morning is being investigated by the police.

    West Mercia Police say the assault happened in Old School Lane, Hereford (pictured), sometime between 02:00 and 02:10.

    Two teenagers approached the man as he was getting into his car, and one kicked the bonnet before assaulting him, police say.

    Old School Lane, Hereford
  8. Latest: Suspended sentences for sex assault sisters; mammoth tusk found; Paralympics 'disrespect'

    Carson Wishart

    Journalist, BBC Hereford and Worcester

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

    - Suspended sentences for sisters guilty of sex offences

    - Woolly mammoth tusk rescued from quarry

    - Paralympian who helped organise the London 2012 games says Rio has shown " a real disrespect" to the event

  9. Suspended sentences for sisters after sex offences

    Carson Wishart

    Journalist, BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Two sisters from Kington have been given suspended sentences for sexual offences against a young boy.

    Juliane Fellows, 30, Llewellin Road, Kington, was given a 24-month suspended sentence after being found guilty of gross indecency and sexual activity with a child. 

    Jennifer Fellows, 32, from Hatton Gardens in Kington, was given a 12-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty of indecent assault, and inciting a boy aged between 13 and 17 to sexual activity. 

    Worcester Crown Court ordered them to be put on the sex offenders register for the next 10 years.

  10. Search for missing teenager

    A 15-year-old who hasn't been seen since he left his home in Henwick Road, Worcester on Tuesday evening is being sought by the police.

    West Mercia Police say Long Nguyen has connections to Birmingham and maybe within the area.

    Long Nguyen
  11. Your photos: More World Photo Day images

    Jerry Chester

    BBC News Online

    Quite a few images taken in and around the Malvern Hills have been submitted by the council.

    If you want to send an image into World Photo Day then you needed to add #WorldPhotoDay to your tweet, but don't forget to put #HWLL as well, so I get to see it.

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    Video caption: Baby girl whose heart stopped saved by 'fridge suit'

    A baby whose heart stopped for eight minutes has stunned medics to make a full recovery.

  13. Travel: Exit slip road lane closed on M42

    BBC Travel

    One lane of the northbound exit slip road to J2 (Alvechurch) on the M42 is closed because of a broken down vehicle. More from BBC Travel.

  14. Your photos: Rainy day fields

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The weather has taken a turn for the worse - as you can see from this photo taken on Lower Broadheath by BBC Weather Watcher Mikesnapper - but at least people's gardens are getting watered.

    Rain in a field
  15. Rio: Mysterious trophies, bikini wax ban and diving over the line

    Stephanie Barnard

    BBC Local Live

    If you're anything like me, you're already looking forward to this weekend's Olympic action, especially those events involving local competitors such as Birchfield Harrier Matthew Hudson-Smith who is due to run in the men's 4x400m team relay on Saturday.

    Then there's a pair of West Midlanders for Team GB's women's hockey squad - who battle it out for gold in tonight's final.

    But what about the lesser-spotted oddities of the Games?

    BBC News takes a look at the quirkier side of competition, from "bored-looking" lifeguards overseeing green pools to a ban on "toilet fishing". And if that's not enough, take a look at the headline above- talk about a close shave, or not, as the case may be.

    Bahamas's Shaunae Miller diving to cross the finish line to win the Women's 400m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  16. Watch: Schoolgirl bound for the home of Country music

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    A Malvern schoolgirl is heading to Nashville in America, the home of Country music, to perform on TV.

    Lillian Price, 14, who writes and performs her own songs, will also record with some well-known musicians.

    Here's a taste of one of her songs and her amazing voice.

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    Video caption: Schoolgirl bound for the home of Country music.
  17. 'A real disrespect to the Paralympic Games' - Sir Chris Holmes

    A former Paralympic swimmer from Kidderminster who helped organise the London 2012 games, says the chaos around this year's games is "desperately disappointing".

    Sir Chris Holmes says up to 20 Paralympic teams are waiting to see if they will get the promised travel grants to the event, and only 12% of the seats have been sold.

    Quote Message: It's clear to see that the Paralympics haven't been given the same priority as the Olympics, and what we're seeing now is just a real disrespect to the Paralympic Games." from Sir Chris Holmes
    Sir Chris Holmes