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Summary

  1. Ten years for man who drove off after hitting police officer
  2. Teacher guilty of 'unacceptable professional conduct' over pupil emails
  3. Lifeline for new football stadium plans
  4. Allowances rises a 'slap in the face for local people'
  5. Early opening for Cathedral square restaurants
  6. Rare butterfly numbers on the rise
  7. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Jerry Chester

All times stated are UK

  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

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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

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    Severe accident: M50 Herefordshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M50 Herefordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M50 eastbound between J3, B4221 (Newent) and J2, A417 (Ledbury), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 exit slip road closed and slow traffic southbound at J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. 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.

  6. Police officer injured by hit and run driver back on duty

    The police officer who was injured when he was deliberately driven into by a disqualified driver says the experience will "stay with me for life".

    Michael Park, 46, of Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, was jailed for 10 years at Worcester Crown Court for attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

    In February, PC Paul Buffrey was hit by a car driven by Park in Oat Street, Evesham, when the officer attempted to stop him for driving while disqualified.

    Oat Street, Evesham

    Mr Buffery suffered injuries to his legs, shoulder and head, and was off work for four weeks.

    Quote Message: Although my level of injury was relatively minor compared to what it could have been it was still a very unpleasant experience which will stay with me for life." from PC Paul Buffery
    PC Paul Buffery
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A38 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between B4090 Worcester Road and A4133.

    A38 Worcestershire - A38 in Droitwich Spa closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the B4090 Worcester Road junction and the A4133 junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. Charges over multimillion-pound art and jewellery burglary

    Twelve men have been charged in connection with a burglary in which millions of pounds worth of artwork and antique jewellery was stolen from the home of a former MP.

    The raid was at the home of Esmond and Susie Bulmer, members of the Bulmers cider family, in Bruton, Somerset, in 2009.

    A total of 15 paintings were stolen, worth an estimated £1.7m, along with £1m of antique jewellery.

    Those charged include two men from Birmingham and another from Solihull.

    Mr Bulmer was Conservative MP for Kidderminster from 1974 to 1983. He was MP for Wyre Forest from 1983 until the general election of 1987 when he stepped down.

    His family made their fortune when they sold their stake in their family's Hereford-based cider-making business.

  9. Slideshow: Ferns, flowers and fields

    BBC Weather Watchers

    As the sun comes out from behind the clouds, BBC Weather Watchers have been busy with their cameras.

    This selection comes from Jenny Wren, MIkesnapper, J9 and Postman Les.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ferns, flowers and fields
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    Severe accident: A4112 Herefordshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4112 Herefordshire both ways severe accident, between Hayes Lane and Hundred Lane.

    A4112 Herefordshire - A4112 in Leysters closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Hayes Lane junction and the Hundred Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  11. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    After a bright and dry evening with sunny spells, the region will tend to cloud over during the night. Low cloud, rain and drizzle will reach the region by morning. Lows of 14C (57F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  12. Your pictures: Eel wrestling flood prevention

    Environment Agency workers go above and beyond the call of duty as they wrestle eels while they work on flood defences.

    View more on twitter
  13. Rugby stadium ready for Bryan Adams concert

    Sixways, the home of the Worcester Warriors, now has an artificial pitch, but they've covered it up, just to make sure.

    View more on twitter
  14. Coucillors' allowances rise: Your reactions

    You've been giving your reactions to the news that councillors at Worcestershire County Council have voted for a rise in their allowances, including a 10% rise for the leader of the council.

    The rises were recommended by an independent review.

    Here are some of the comments you've been making on the BBC Hereford & Worcester Facebook page.

    County Hall Worcester
    Quote Message: 10% for the leader... 1000% more than Firefighters, Nurses, Police, Teachers and 500% more than their own Council colleagues!" from James Bainbridge
    James Bainbridge
    Quote Message: Why are we not all equally paid. We all do a job and all deserve to have a fair wage. We can't do without doctors and nurses. We could do without a few councillors." from Jean Matthews
    Jean Matthews
    Quote Message: Many councillors perform the role on top of full time jobs and family commitments. Some even use the allowance to fund childcare costs for when they're performing council duties. If they aren't compensated for the sacrifice they make elsewhere in their lives, we would end end up being represented only by those who are wealthy enough to do it." from Julian Phillips
    Julian Phillips
  15. Slideshow: Scudding clouds and blue skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    There's a lot of cloud about today but that hasn't stopped BBC Weather Watchers taking some great photos.

    Thanks to Fuzzballpc, Morning Amble, Mikesnapper and Johnqa for this selection.

    Video content

    Video caption: Scudding clouds and blue skies
  16. Man jailed for 10 years for driving at police officer

    A man who drove his car into a police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

    A jury a Worcester Crown Court found Michael Park, of Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

    Michael Park

    The 46-year-old also pleaded guilty to failing to stop after a road accident, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and using a motor vehicle on a road without insurance.

    In February, Park deliberately drove into PC Paul Buffery, in Oat Street, Evesham, when the officer tried to stop his car, knowing he was disqualified from driving, West Mercia Police say.

    Quote Message: PC Buffery is a dedicated officer who is well respected in the Evesham community and was deliberately injured whilst doing his duty to protect local people." from Kevin Purcell West Mercia Police Policing Commander for South Worcestershire
    Kevin PurcellWest Mercia Police Policing Commander for South Worcestershire