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Summary

  1. Respite centre for children with disabilities closes its doors
  2. Marathon run by postman injured in dog attack
  3. Climbers scale cliffs to clean up beauty spot
  4. Updates on Friday 31 March 2017

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By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

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    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 on M5 northbound between J8 M50 and J7, A44 (Worcester), 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 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 on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a medical emergency. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    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 on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. 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 and into the morning.

  5. On TV: Digby v Rigby on Brexit

    Patrick Burns

    Political editor, Midlands

    Nine months since the referendum and Article 50 has finally been triggered. 

    The West Midlands voted to leave more enthusiastically than any other region of the UK. 

    I'll be hearing from, among others, leaver, the Worcestershire-based Lord Digby Jones (pictured) and remainer, Sir Peter Rigby .

    Lord Digby Jones

    You can hear the debate on BBC Sunday Politics Midlands - from 11:00 on BBC One.

  6. Basketball: Wolves take on Eagles

    There's basketball action at the University Arena in Worcester tonight as the Worcester Wolves take on the Newcastle Eagles in the BBL.

    Tip off is at 19:30.

    University Arena in Worcester
  7. Watch: Latest weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Weather

    Find out what the weekend has in store.

    You can also get latest forecasts at any other time from the  BBC Weather website .

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    Video caption: Rebecca Wood has your forecast
  8. Boy's racecourse 'marathon' by boy to raise money for injured jockeys

    An 11-year-old horse racing fanatic made his debut at Hereford Racecourse this morning... but he wasn't on a horse.

    James Clarkson has set himself the challenge of running around all 34 National Hunt racecourses in England in a week - and today he's been in Hereford.

    He's raising money for the Injured Jockeys Fund, and is being ferried around the courses by his father, Edward.

    James Clarkson
    Quote Message: The first three days were really good fun, but now I'm getting a bit tired. I've done around 40 miles and I've been going for four days and it's sort of caught up on me." from James Clarkson
    James Clarkson
    James Clarkson

    He was cheered on by the Champion Jockey Richard Johnson at Hereford. 

  9. Radio equipment

    Listen to live BBC local radio commentary from Saturday's action in the National League, National League North & Southern League, Division 1.

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  10. Museum reopens after 'major refurbishment'

    The Black and White House Museum in Hereford will reopen tomorrow after a "major refurbishment", the council says.

    The museum is based in an original Jacobean museum dating back to 1621 and was at one time a bank.

    Bull and a black and white house

    The musuem shows what life was like in Hereford during the 17th Century, using recreated rooms, original furniture and everyday family items.

    There is also an activity area and dressing up room for children.

  11. When tackles go wrong...

    #PeoplesCup

    Just how did those legs end up there? Find out with our top 10 magic moments from last weekend's FA People's Cup semi-finals.

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    Video caption: FA People's Cup: top 10 magic moments from the semi-finals

    For more FA People's Cup action, watch our semi-final highlights programme,  available on the iPlayer from 06:00 BST on Saturday morning, 1 April, and on the Red Button at 13:50 BST and repeated throughout the weekend.

  12. Football: Bulls ordered to replay abandoned fixture

    Hereford FC have been told by the league that they will have to replay their fixture against Didcot Town, which was abandoned in March after crowd trouble .

    The Bulls were leading 2-1 when the incident took place in the 87th minute.

    A date has yet to be decided for the rearranged fixture, the club say.  

  13. Hospice announces new boss

    St Richard's Hospice has announced its care director, June Patel, will be the charity's new chief executive. 

    Mrs Patel will replace Mark Jackson, who is retiring after holding the role for more than 10 years. 

    The hospice, based in Worcester, supports more than 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire each year.

    St Richard's Hospice