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Summary

  1. Plastic packaging firm in administration putting 200 jobs at risk
  2. Fundraising campaign for toddler who had finger and feet amputated
  3. Attempted rape arrest in Worcester
  4. March to protest against homes on green-belt land
  5. Munitions workers to be commemorated
  6. Updates on Friday 4 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Monica Rimmer

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J4A for M42 and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound between J4a M42 and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down Van. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Worcestershire v Sussex

    Listen to live Hereford and Worcester commentary as Worcestershire host Sussex in division two of the County Championship

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  3. 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 - M5 busy but moving and one lane closed 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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe accident, at J7 for A44 Worcester affecting J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - Slow traffic on M5 northbound at J7, A44 (Worcester), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J8 M50.

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

  5. Envelope update

    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 blocked and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J6, A449 (Worcester), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, between J4 for A38 Bromsgrove and J3 for A456 Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - Queuing traffic on M5 in both directions between J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) and J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A451 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A451 Worcestershire both ways severe accident, between B4549 Sutton Park Road and Clee Avenue.

    A451 Worcestershire - A451 Stourport Road in Kidderminster closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B4549 Sutton Park Road junction and the Clee Avenue junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, between J7 for A44 Worcester and J8 for M50.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane blocked on M5 southbound between J7, A44 (Worcester) and J8 M50, because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. 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 - M5 busy but moving and one lane closed northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe accident, at J6 for A449 affecting J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - Three lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 southbound at J6, A449 (Worcester), because of an accident. Congestion to J5, A38 (Droitwich).

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

  11. 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 and slow traffic on M5 northbound between J5, A38 (Droitwich) and J4a M42, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. 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.

  13. Coming up on BBC Midlands Today: Finley Amos' meningitis battle

    BBC Midlands Today

    When two-year-old Finley Amos was suddenly sick one morning, his parents had no idea of the awful events that were about to unfold.

    Within hours he was in hospital in an induced coma with meningitis.

    Finley Amos

    It was touch and go, but little Finley pulled through.

    The blood poisoning meant doctors had to amputate all of his fingers, thumbs and both feet.

    Finley has astounded everyone and help is now pouring in from strangers.

    Our reporter Sarah Bishop has been to meet him and will have more on BBC One from 18:30.

  14. Racehorse Welfare Centre could face closure

    Ben Godfrey

    BBC Midlands Today

    The Racehorse Welfare Centre, in Malvern, is a sanctuary that looks after ex-racehorses that have retired from racing.

    The horses would normally be sent to slaughter but the welfare centre takes them.

    Horses

    It's looked after 13 horses in the past six years, but it costs about £20,000 a year to fund.

    Heather Wadley, a horse welfare specialist at the charity, says the centre does get some funds from the racing industry, but it isn't enough for it to keep going.

  15. Weather: A fine night but stormy showers tomorrow

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It's going to be a fine night with some sunshine this evening, but there will be rain tomorrow and maybe some thunder and lightning.

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    Video caption: Friday's weather forecast for the West Midlands
  16. Paedophile hunter's testimony criticised by judge

    A judge has criticised a Herefordshire paedophile hunter after an alleged sex offender walked free from court.

    David Poole, who founded the group Division H, set up a fake profile online, claiming to be a 14-year-old called Chloe.

    David Poole

    The 38-year-old's evidence was described as "at best inaccurate and at worst a lie".

    He told Cardiff Crown Court how he trapped Adnan Khalid, who was trying to have sex with an under-age girl.

    But Mr Poole, who'd turned up four hours late for the trial, admitted he hadn't passed photo evidence to the police, despite claiming he had.

    Judge Thomas Crowther ordered the jury to find Mr Khalid not guilty and criticised the paedophile hunter for the trial collapsing.