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  1. Repairs to burst water main 'could run into evening'

    Nicola Goodwin

    Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

    Work's ongoing to try and restore water to thousands of people in Hereford today.

    Water coming from burst

    Welsh Water said a water main burst in the Putson area, affecting up to 5,000 properties which either lost their supply altogether or are getting discoloured water.

    Bottled water is being supplied to vulnerable residents and the firm admits it could take until this evening before it's fixed.

    Water flooding from the burst
  2. Thousands without water due to burst main

    BBC Hereford and Worcester

    Thousands of people in Hereford don't have any water this morning due to a burst water main.

    Work on the main

    Welsh Water says it's happened in the Putson area and is affecting up to 5,000 properties including in other places in the city such as Belmont, Newton Farm, Hinton and Hunderton.

    At least two schools have said they are closed today, St Martin's Primary and Riverside Primary, as they don't have any water.

    The firm says it's now digging down to reach the water main and there's a high voltage cable nearby engineers have to work around.

  3. Residents may have no water due to burst main

    Some residents may be left with no water due to a burst water main in the Puston area of Hereford.

    Welsh Water said it is affecting the water supply in Belmont, Newton Farm, Redhill and Whitecross, Kings Acre, Putson Hinton and Hunderton.

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  4. 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 and it's slow on M5 southbound from J4a M42 to J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down.

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

  5. Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be a largely dry and cloudy day with highs of 8C (46F).

    Video content

    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  6. Video content

    Video caption: From Morrisons to Fatboy Slim for world trip lottery winner

    He quit his job within hours, travelled the world, did "crazy things" and now "couldn't be happier".

  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 - Break down on M42 southbound at J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services).

    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 J5 for A38 Droitwich to J4A for M42.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down.

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

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Global Happiness Conference comes to school in Bewdley

    The first ever Global Happiness Conference is being held at a school in Bewdley.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A443 Worcestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A443 Worcestershire both ways severe disruption, between A44 Tybridge Street and B4206 Henwick Road.

    A443 Worcestershire - A443 Hylton Road in Worcester closed in both directions between the A44 Tybridge Street junction and the B4206 Henwick Road junction, because of the removal of the flood defence pumps. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 Worcestershire - M5 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. More rain on the way tonight

    Rich Davis

    BBC Weather presenter

    After the showers this afternoon, it's set to turn drier this evening but more rain's on the way overnight:

    Video content

    Video caption: Rich Davis

    You can get the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for A441 Hopwood Park Services and J3 for A435 Alcester Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - One lane closed and queues on M42 northbound between J2, A441 (Hopwood Park Services) and J3, A435 (Redditch), because of a break down.

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

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Worcestershire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A4538 Pershore Lane and J5 for A38 Droitwich.

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J6, A4538 (Worcester) and J5, A38 (Droitwich), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M42 Worcestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M42 Worcestershire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A38 Birmingham Road.

    M42 Worcestershire - M42 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J1, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. 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 car that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Worcestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Worcestershire - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound from J5, A38 (Droitwich) to J4a M42, because of a break down.

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

  18. 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 break down.

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

  19. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 West Midlands southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 West Midlands southbound severe accident, from J3 for A456 Quinton Expressway Halesowen to J4 for A38 Halesowen Road Bromsgrove.

    M5 West Midlands - One lane closed on M5 southbound from J3, A456 (Halesowen) to J4, A38 (Bromsgrove), because of an accident involving a single car.

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