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Jerry Chester

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for Herefordshire and Worcestershire have finished for the day but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more live news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. The man making coracles for Hollywood

    A Herefordshire coracle maker has found his wares in demand from Hollywood.

    Peter Faulkner, from Leintwardine, has made 300 of the small boats since falling in love with them during a journey down the River Teme.

    Since then, some of them have appeared in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman and Robin Hood.

    Peter has paddled hundreds of miles in the boats and is aiming to paddle 1,000 miles.

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    Video caption: The Herefordshire man making coracles for Hollywood
  3. Football: City sign new defender

    Worcester City have signed title-winning defender Mark Smith.

    Smith has previously won the Midland Football League Premier title with both Alvechurch and Tividale.

    Quote Message: Smudger comes in with a wealth of experience and will give us a huge presence in the back line, we look forward to working alongside him for the new season." from Lee Hughes Joint Manager
    Lee HughesJoint Manager
  4. Watch: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    Outbreaks of rain and strong winds will continue through tonight eventually clearing away to give a drier end to the night with clear spells.

    It will remain on the mild side for most - lows of 14C (57F).

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    Video caption: Weather for the West Midlands.
  5. Rare number plate to be sold by police

    The first ever car number plate issued in Worcestershire is set to be sold and, according to one historian, it could raise around £250,000.

    AB 1 came into use in 1903 and was traditionally used on the chief constable's car.

    Now the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has decided to sell it to raise money for the force.

  6. Rugby: Warriors announce ticket price cuts for next season

    Some ticket prices at Sixways have been reduced for next season, Worcester Warriors announced today.

    Pricing in the Blue and Bronze Adult categories have been reduced along with family tickets.

    Quote Message: We'd like to see Sixways as packed and loud as possible on match days to try and create that brilliant atmosphere the stadium is known for. And by reducing prices in key areas, we hope it encourages more people to come and enjoy Premiership Rugby." from Gus Mackay Warriors' managing director
    Gus MackayWarriors' managing director
  7. Man shot by police in 'stable condition'

    A man who was shot by an armed police officer on Wednesday night is in a stable condition in hospital, the West Midlands force says.

    Police cordon

    The victim, said to be in his early 40s, was shot in Hereford Close, Rubery.

    A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences has been bailed under strict curfew conditions.

    Two other men, aged 17 and 20, and a 53-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of drugs offences have been released under investigation.

  8. Bomb squad called over homemade fireworks

    West Mercia's bomb disposal team were called to a house in Kidderminster earlier today.

    Officers went to an address in Hawford Avenue after a call involving concerns over homemade fireworks.

    Fuse on firework

    West Mercia Police say a man at the house was given safety advice by officers and the "voluntary disposal" of a number of fireworks was carried out.

  9. Your pictures: Rare bee-fly seen for the first time

    Worcestershire Wildlife Trust says these two sightings are the first ever in Worcestershire, and there have been only around 30 sightings in the whole of the country up to 2010.

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