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    Severe accident: A417 Herefordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A417 Herefordshire both ways severe accident, at Church Lane.

    A417 Herefordshire - A417 in Ashperton blocked at the Church Lane junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A38 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between School Lane and Birmingham Road.

    A38 Worcestershire - A38 Birmingham Road in Catshill closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the School Lane junction and the Birmingham Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. 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.

  4. Football: March to the arch continues for Bromsgrove Sporting

    Bromsgrove Sporting are only 90 minutes away from a Wembley appearance as they face the second leg of their FA Vase semi-final at Cleethorpes Town tomorrow.

    The tie is finely poised after the first leg at the Victoria Ground, which ended 1-1.

    FA Vase
  5. Police attempt to identify river body

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Police are working to identify a man's body which was pulled from the River Severn in Worcester this afternoon. 

    Emergency services were called to the water near the Holt Fleet Bridge in Holt Heath just after midday. 

    West Midlands Ambulance Service says the man was retrieved from the river, but nothing could be done to save him.

  6. Watch: Warriors 'not out of this mess yet'

    Trevor Owens

    Sports Editor, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Worcester Warriors will need to keep their "feet on the ground" after their crucial win against bottom of the table Bristol, according to their director of rugby.

    Gary Gold told me the club is "not out of this mess yet".

    Video content

    Video caption: Warriors 'not out of this mess yet'
  7. Flood alert for River Wye

    There's a flood alert for the River Wye in Herefordshire .

    Heavy rain is expected over the weekend and levels are expected to peak on Saturday afternoon, the Environment Agency says.

    Flood barriers are not expected to be deployed.

  8. Weather: Rain this evening and tomorrow

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    We're forecast more rain this evening and tomorrow, so you might want to celebrate St Patrick's Day indoors - or take an umbrella.

    Video content

    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  9. Disappointment as paddling pool rescue bid fails

    "Legal complications" are being blamed for the failure of a bid to keep the paddling pool open in Riverside North Park, Bewdley.

    Wyre Forest District Council, the Friends of Riverside North Park and Bewdley Town Council had been trying to reach an agreement which would have seen the pool transfered to the local community.  

    Child paddling

    All three organisations have promised to continue to work together to bring about alternative features and improvements at the riverside park.

  10. Severn Valley Railway steam gala gets under way

    The Severn Valley Railway has got its three-day Steam Gala under way today, with a number of guest locomotives visiting.

    As well as all the usual activity, there will be goods trains and brake vans running up and down the tracks and up to 10 different locomotives in action.

    Two trains

    There is also be a beer tent at the Bewdley station and two new exhibitions at the Highley Engine House.

  11. Johnson misses out in Gold Cup

    BBC Sport

    Johnson couldn't follow up his earlier win at Cheltenham with a winning ride in the Gold Cup race.

    He finished third on Native River, despite being in the mix right till the end.

    Sizing John (7-1), ridden by Robbie Power, won ahead of Minella Rocco. 

    Sizing John
  12. Richard Johnson wins in Triumph Hurdle

    BBC Sport

    Herefordshire jockey Richard Johnson recorded his second win of the Cheltenham Festival earlier.

    Defi Du Seuil looked imperious on his way to success in the Triumph Hurdle.   

    Defi Du Seuil

    "He's a horse who has improved every time," Johnson told BBC Radio 5 Live. 

    "In his first run at Ffos Las, I'd have never thought he would become what he is today.

    "He has done everything so well and this is one to look out for in the future."

    Johnson has just set off in the Gold Cup race.

  13. Body recovered from River Severn in Worcester

    A body's been pulled out of the River Severn at Holt Fleet in Worcester.

    Emergency services were initially called at around midday after reports of a person falling in.

    The body has not yet been formally identified but it's believed to be a man.

  14. Play area ownership transferred but with guarantees

    Ownership of a play area in Wyre Forest has been transferred from the district council to the parish council, but with a legal agreement that it must kept as a leisure facility.

    Rock Parish Council will take over running the Far Forest play area and its maintenance budget, if the move is approved by the secretary of state.

    Far Forest play area