A main road through Worcestershire is blocked after a tree was blown down by the strong winds this morning.
The A451 between Kidderminster and Stourport came down near the former sugar beet factory shortly before 11.30am and is completely blocking the road.
Drivers in the area are being warned of heavy traffic congestion as motorists try to do a U-turn, and anyone planning to make the journey is urged to find an alternative route.
Police do not believe anybody has been injured.
Police are appealing for witnesses after £6,000 was stolen from an elderly man in Stourport. In particular, they would like to hear from anyone going home from school at the time, as the theft took place at around 3.30pm.
Detective Constable Jake Wright has also warned people to beware of rogue traders.
Police are appealing for witnesses after £6,000 was been stolen from an elderly man in Stourport.
The victim in his 70s answered the door on Friday October 4, to a man claiming to be from trading standards. He asked about work previously carried out on the house and garden in Brindley Street, which had cost £6,000.
The man left, and the victim then spoke to someone on the telephone, again claiming to be from trading standards, enquiring about the money. The victim was told there was an ongoing court case regarding the work that had been done, and he would need to bring £6,000 to the court.
At around 3.30pm, the man who had knocked on the earlier got into the victim’s car with him. He grabbed the money and ran off up Bishop Street.
West Mercia Police are appealing for information from anyone may have seen the man, who is described as white, about 5 foot 10 inches tall, of plump, stocky build, with short fair hair. He was wearing casual clothes.
Over 60 firefighters have tackled a fire at a cooking oil recycling centre in Worcestershire.
They spent the night and the early hours of this morning at the Sandy Lane Industrial Estate in Stourport-on-Severn.
The flames, from the burning of 60 tonnes of waste oil and 500 tonnes of kerosene at the factory, could be seen for several miles around. **It is still not known how the fire started.
More than 50 firefighters are at a blaze at an industrial site in Stourport-on-Severn, which contains 60 tonnes of oil and 500 tonnes of kerosene.
Firefighters say people living in a caravan park nearby have been evacuated and offered emergency accommodation at a nearby marina club.
Fire crews say some homes near to the blaze on Sandy Industrial Estate have been evacuated. Those living on a nearby caravan park have been taken to Stourport Marina Club House.
Hereford and Worcester Fire Service is asking residents near the fire at an industrial site in Stourport-on-Severn to keep windows closed.
Crews were called to Pelican Oils on Barracks Road on Sandy Industrial Estate at 10:20pm last night (Monday).
The cooking oil recycling centre contained 60 tonnes of waste oil and 500 tonnes of kerosene.
Two men are due to appear at Worcester Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Saturday, 9 February) charged in connection with the discovery of a large cannabis factory on the outskirts of Stourport.
Around 2,000 plants were discovered on Thursday (8 February) in an industrial unit.