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Council workers in Herefordshire have taken part in a mass lobby over more planned cuts to some services.
Unions say the council is planning a 75% cut in the library service budget for the next two years. Museum funding would also be drastically reduced.
Unions say it's not enough time for staff to look for alternative work. A petition against the cuts containing thousands of signatures has been handed in today.
The council says it's in 'constructive' talks with all parties.
Motorway incident coming to an end. Hoping to open the motorway soon. More details will be posted later.From @warkspolice on Twitter:
Officers have charged 22-year-old Benjamin Flatters, of Epsom Close, Lincoln, with an offence of malicious communications in relation to Facebook comments.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Saturday May 25.
The M6 motorway has been closed in both directions in Corley, Warwickshire, because of a 'suspicious vehicle', police have confirmed.
The motorway was initially closed between J3 and J4 at 3:45pm due to the on-going police incident at Corley Services. At 4:30pm, the closure was extended to J2.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown from a car on Wednesday morning in Hednesford.
The dog, which is now being cared for by the RSPCA, was found 'in a very sorry state'.
"When I saw her, she was extremely emaciated. Her claws are extremely overgrown to the point where they were growing back into the pads. She had no collar or micro-chip either so we don’t even know her name," said RSPCA Inspector Jayne Bashford.
The dog was dumped out of a white BMW on Rawnsley Road, Hednesford, at the junction with Stringers Hill.
Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA.
The M6 is closed in both directions at Corley Services because of a police incident.
Police closed the motorway at around 3:45pm. They're advising motorists to avoid the motorway as it will be closed for some time.
- RAF Coningsby has been a key frontline station in the defence of the United Kingdom for over 70 years.
- It's mission is: ‘To develop the future, deliver the present and commemorate the past of the Royal Air Force’s combat air power’
- Its aircraft encompass almost 80 years of air warfighting capability: from the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, through the Tornado GR4, to the multi-role Typhoons of the Coningsby Wing squadrons which were deployed today.
- RAF Coningsby is home to 3000 RAF personnel, civil servants and contractors who keep the station operational around the clock
A sixth man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a child at a day nursery. The man was arrested yesterday by West Mercia Police.
The five men arrested yesterday by police have all been released on bail. They were arrested after the mother of a child who attends the Bright Eyes Nurseries premises reported an incident which allegedly happened last week.
The alleged assault is said to have taken place at one of three premises run by the nursery in Broomsgrove, Redditch and Driotwich, all in Worcestershire. The nurseries have been searched along with three other properties, police said.