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  1. Dear Zoo touring theatre truck stolen

    Performances of a children's play have been cancelled after a tour van containing staging, props and costumes was stolen.

    Dear Zoo

    Dear Zoo, based on the books by Rod Campbell, had been touring theatres all over the UK and was due in Worcestershire on Sunday.

    Producer Chris Davis said the Mercedes truck containing £50,000 worth of goods was stolen in Peterborough on Saturday morning.

    Performances of the play at the Atrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove on 28 and 29 April have been cancelled, the venue said.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A449 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A449 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from Lavender Road to Northwick Road.

    A449 Worcestershire - A449 Ombersley Road in Worcester closed and very slow traffic outbound from the Lavender Road junction to the Northwick Road junction, because of a gas leak and emergency repairs.

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

  3. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    Any early fog should lift to leave a mostly dry day with sunny spells and highs of 16C (61F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J8 for M50 to J7 for A44 Worcester.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J8 M50 to J7, A44 (Worcester), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove to J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J4, A38 (Bromsgrove) to J3, A456 (Halesowen), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J4A for M42 to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J4a M42 to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on entry slip road from one southbound at J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. 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, from J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane to J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J6, A4538 (Worcester) to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, from J5 for A38 Droitwich to J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J6, A4538 (Worcester), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rebecca Wood

    BBC Midlands Today

    It will be a cloudy night with outbreaks of rain and strong gusty winds with lows of 6C (43F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  12. 'Appalling' dumping of 'asbestos' sheets in river

    Roof sheeting thought to contain asbestos has been dumped in the River Wye near Hereford.

    The Environment Agency believes it could have been thrown into the water at Bridge Sollars and it's working with Herefordshire Council to remove it.

    Bridge Sollars

    It says it's "appalled", and while the material poses no threat to people or animals, it wants it removed from the water as soon as possible.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J1 for A38.

    M50 Gloucestershire - Stationary traffic on M50 eastbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of all traffic being temporarily held and animals on the road.

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