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  1. Hope for cancer treatments to resume

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Some operations for cancer patients could resume next week in Worcestershire.

    The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust postponed all non-urgent operations last weekend to focus on urgent and emergency care.

    Last week it only dealt with two "major cancer cases".

    Worcester Royal Infirmary

    Paul Brennan, chief operating officer, said it was now working with the independent sector to start to get back up to speed with some cancer procedures.

    He hoped to resume some treatments from Monday.

  2. Weather: Rain, with some sleet in places

    BBC Weather

    Today we're going to see more rain, some of it heavy, and maybe sleet too.

    And it's going to be colder than yesterday, with temperatures only just above freezing.

  3. Weather: Light rain forecast

    BBC Weather

    We're forecasting some light rain today, but it should be a bit warmer than yesterday with temperatures up to 8C (46F).

    Tomorrow we're expecting more of the same, but Friday should be drier.

  4. Minor injury units close as staff redeployed

    The minor injury units in Malvern, Evesham and Tenbury have been closed until the end of February as staff are redeployed to community hospitals.

    The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which runs the units, said the increased demand for healthcare workers was a "combination" of Covid-19 and other factors.

    Malvern Community Hospital

    The minor injury units in Kidderminster and Bromsgrove will remain open

  5. Weather: Another cold and overcast day

    BBC Weather

    It's forecast to be overcast and cold again today, with temperatures not rising much higher than 5C (41F).

    Tonight the temperatures could drop to freezing again.

    Swan on icy lake
  6. Minor injury units closed with staff diverted to hospitals

    Minor Injury Units (MIUs) are to be temporarily closed from midnight in Malvern, Evesham and Tenbury.

    Malvern community hospital

    Staff will be redeployed to support community hospitals in the area which are experiencing higher than normal demands, said Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

    The MIUs at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove are unaffected and will remain open as normal, it said.

    The closures, until the end of February, will be regularly reviewed.

  7. Your say: Paramedics praised after busiest day


    A lot of you wanted to have your say about West Midlands Ambulance Service experiencing its busiest day of calls on record.

    Ambulances outside hospital

    On Monday, the service said it dealt with 5,383 calls in 24 hours and added Covid-19 and winter weather had resulted in hospitals being "extremely busy".

    On the BBC Midlands Facebook page, Linda Ann King posted: "They do a wonderful job in difficult circumstances throughout the year but none more so than in this pandemic. They are all so amazing and very special people."

    Gemma Mills added: "It is not all Covid, I bet a lot of those were accidents because of the black ice today."

    This comment came from Bee Rin: "Thanks to all paramedics. I genuinely think that they have the hardest job in the world. Massively underpaid and overlooked profession."

    Linda Brush typed: "Called them for my elderly mother this morning. Totally amazing ladies."

  8. Weather warning for snow and ice extended

    A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been extended across the West Midlands.

    Met Office map

    While ice is expected to be the most widespread hazard, snow is likely in places too, the Met Office says.

    Freezing fog patches are also likely to persist and may prove an additional hazard.

    The warning is in place from 14:00 today until midday on Friday.