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Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

After a dull morning with patchy rain it will be a cloudy day with highs of 17C (63F).

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Weather: A warm and sunny weekend ahead

BBC Weather

We're forecast sunny weather and temperature over 20C (69F) this weekend.

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Knife bins to be set up across three counties

Bins are going to be set up across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire on Monday, for people to surrender their knives.

West Mercia Police says it's aimed at reducing the amount of knife crime, but while the knives can be left anonymously, an investigation might be carried out if they are found to have been used in a crime.

Knives
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The knife bins will be found at the Kidderminster, Worcester, Redditch, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Telford police stations.

They will be there for one week.

Weather: Light cloud overnight and a fine weekend ahead

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

We're forecast some light cloud overnight, but we could see some sunshine tomorrow and the forecast for the weekend is looking pretty good for September.

Weather forecast for the West Midlands
Daryl Mitchell celebrates

Nick Webb

BBC Sport Wales at Parc y Scarlets

Worcestershire race to a three-day win over Glamorgan by 155 runs, dismissing the visitors for 155 after Daryl Mitchell's fine century.

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Police forces look for 'amicable split'

The West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces say they're working out the terms of their "amicable and negotiated separation" after West Mercia decided to pull out of their "strategic alliance".

But the Warwickshire force is looking for its neighbours to meet the costs of the divorce and said: "The alliance agreement is clear that the party which terminates the agreement is liable to pay the other party’s reasonable costs."

Police badges
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Warwickshire Police said there was "considerable work to transition out of the current alliance arrangements".

And it said 80% of the services they had been sharing were currently based in the West Mercia force area and would have to be re-established in Warwickshire, which it said could take time.

Mathieu van der Poel takes the green jersey

Mathieu van der Poel has taken back the green jersey from Matteo Trentin after today's sixth stage of the Tour of Britain in Pershore.

The Dutch rider won the fourth stage of the competition from Gateshead to Kendal but lost out to Italian Matteo Trentin in stage five.

Mathieu van der Poel
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Tour of Britain in pictures

Here are some more of our favourite images from today's stage in Pershore.

Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
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Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
Eddie Dunbar of Team Ineos
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Eddie Dunbar of Team Ineos
Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
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Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.

Tour great news for 'little old Pershore'

Nick Clitheroe

BBC Midlands Today

Local cyclists have welcomed the Tour of Britain to Pershore.

Some of them told me it's a great spectacle and that Worcestershire's the perfect place to host a stage.

Cycling fans welcome Tour of Britain riders to Pershore

I'll have more on Midlands Today from 18:30 on BBC One.

'Amazing' crowds at Tour of Britain

Street entertainers and a fans' village are keeping the public entertained, between the drama of today's time trial in Pershore.

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Wychavon District Council said the event was a platform to promote health, wellbeing and community engagement, and thanked the crowds for turning out.

In pictures: Tour of Britain stage six

Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data
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Mark Cavendish of Team Dimension Data
Rhys Britton of Great Britain Cycling Team
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Rhys Britton of Great Britain Cycling Team
Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
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Harry Tanfield of Team Katusha Alpecin
Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.
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Ethan Vernon of Great Britain Cycling Team.

Cheer goes up for Cavendish

A huge cheer goes up for Mark Cavendish as he gets under way in Pershore.

Mark Cavendish
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Fellow Brit Harry Tanfield is also out on the course.

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BreakingTour of Britain: And we're off...

Stage six of the Tour of Britain has officially started in Pershore.

Tristan Robbins riding for SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling is the first to tackle the 14.4km route.

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Popular Cavendish posing for selfies

Nick Clitheroe

BBC Midlands Today

British rider Mark Cavendish is proving a big pull in Pershore at the start of the Tour of Britain.

Mark Cavendish
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Mark Cavendish
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The 32-year-old rider is set to start his time trial at 13:15.

Tour of Britain: Road closures

Road closures to accommodate the Tour of Britain in Worcestershire have been put in place.

Road closures
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  • High Street/Bridge Street from the Cherry Orchard Junction (High St) to the Pensham Hill Junction (Bridge St) will remain closed from 09:30 until 18:00. Roadside parking will also be suspended from 07:00 until 18:00.
  • North and Southbound traffic will not be able to travel through the town centre. Access will be available to frontages in Head St, Priest Lane, Cherry Orchard and King Georges Way (via Worcester Rd/Station Rd).
  • The High St entrance to ASDA car park (opposite Church St) will be closed until 22:00, with approximately 40 parking spaces unavailable.

You can find more details here.

Tour of Britain: Individual time trials

Cycling's Tour of Britain enters the West Midlands today for the first of two stages over the next 48 hours.

Tour route
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More than 100 of the world's top riders will take part in an individual time trial, which starts and finishes in Pershore, Worcestershire, this afternoon.

They will tackle a 14.5km (nine-mile) trial that passes through the Worcestershire villages of Little Comberton and Bricklehampton in an anti-clockwise loop, starting at 13:00.

They will then move on to Warwickshire on Friday, for a 188km stage between Warwick and Burton Dassett country park.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a cloudy day but feeling warm with highs of 21C (70F).

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West Merica could get more than 300 extra officers

West Mercia Police could get up to 360 extra officers, as a result of greater government funding, the Police and Crime Commissioner has said.

John Campion said it was a very rough estimate, based on Chancellor Sajid Javid's spending pledge of £750m for 20,000 police officers for the UK.

John Campion
West Mercia PCC

Mr Campion said the estimate of between 300 and 360 extra officers was based on current spending, but if the government gives priorities to other forces, he might have to fight for a "fairer share" of the money.

Last autumn, West Mercia Police announced it was recruiting an extra 100 officers and in February it confirmed it would hire another 115 on top of that.

All 215 of those recruits should have started work by December this year.

Keep an umbrella handy today

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

A cloudy start and there's a chance of rain around today:

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Keep up-to-date with the latest weather for your area by heading to the BBC Weather website.

'Gangs exploiting reduced-hours pupils'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Schoolchildren who are given reduced timetables because of behaviour problems are at greater risk of being recruited by criminal gangs than those who are excluded from the classroom, West Mercia's deputy police and crime commissioner says.

At a meeting with the force, Tracey Onslow said gangs were likely to avoid those who were permanently excluded because they would be on "the radar" of local authorities.

Classroom
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Ms Onslow suggested councils should do more to monitor children on part-time timetables and that the police needed to work closely with schools to engage with those students.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

After a cloudy start it should be a dry bright day with highs of 18C (64F).

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Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Rain will clear away overnight leaving a dry night with lows of 9C (48F).

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New Voices: Be on the BBC where you live

Open auditions are to take place across the West Midlands for BBC local radio's biggest ever talent search.

Local radio presenters
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You don’t need any previous presenting experience. You just need a passion for radio and the ability to tell a great story.

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Every local BBC radio station in England and The Channel Islands is holding auditions on either Saturday 28 September or Sunday 29 September 2019.

You can find out how to apply here.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy and cool day with some rain and highs of 15C (59F).

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Midlands set for first rally on closed public roads

BBC Midlands Today

The first rally on closed public roads in the Midlands will take place tomorrow.

A rally car
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The Three Shires Stages will use 48 miles of road and see 120 cars speeding across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

The event is being held after changes to the Road Traffic Act in April 2017 made it is easier to get a closed-road event permit.

Organisers said they're committed to working with residents who'll be affected by road closures and have given them free access passes and full information about the timings of the rally.

Video: What's the weekend weather got in store?

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a dry night with clear spells and lows of 8C (46F).

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Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a cloudy day with some rain and highs of 18C (64F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a dry night with some clear spells and lows of 9C (48F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a dry and fine day with highs of 17C (63F).

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Weather forecast for next 24 hours

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

After a mixed day with rain around, tonight's expected to be mainly dry with clear spells:

Alex Hamilton

Get a latest forecast for your area at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.

Will you need an umbrella?

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It may start with rain but a mainly dry morning with spells of sunshine, here's the full forecast for today:

Alex Hamilton

You can get a latest forecast for your area at any other time by heading to the BBC Weather website.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

It will be a dry day with plenty of cloud around and highs of 20C (68F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands

Video: What's the weather got in store?

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It should be a dry night with clear spells and lows of 11C (52F) and some warmer weather on Tuesday.

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TB warning issued to staff and patients

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Hundreds of hospital patients and staff in Worcestershire have been warned they could have come into contact with a healthcare worker with tuberculosis.

Worcestershire Royal
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has written to 349 patients and 129 members of staff who were at the Worcestershire Royal at the same time as the infected employee.

The risk of anyone developing TB is low, the trust says.

Anyone who shows symptoms should contact their GP.

Video: Your 50-second weather forecast

Rich Davis

BBC Weather presenter

It will be a dry day with sunny spells and highs of 19C (66F).

Latest weather for the West Midlands