Prince Harry took part in 24-hour cold chamber training with the British Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge team.
A court order banning the reporting of the murders of three children in Worcester by David McGreavy has been lifted after four years.
The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt Rev John Inge, has been appointed to an ancient post by the Queen today.
Prince Harry has been preparing for a trek across the Antarctic to the South Pole, listening to safety talks ahead of the hike.
The sister of a convicted sex offender killed in a Worcester flat fire says his death had a devastating effect on the health of her parents, who were unable to come to terms with what happened.
"Both of my parents passed away without having an answer to their only son's death, and before Daniel Martin admitted his guilt (in June)," Leia Charleson said.
She welcomed the outcome as "some comfort" for the family's grief.
"Despite what Andrew did in the past he did not deserve to die in such a cruel way," added Ms Charleson.
A man who admitted killing a convicted sex offender in a Worcester flat fire has been jailed for ten years.
Daniel Martin, 25, set fire to a wheelie bin and pushed it up against the front of Andrew Heath's flat in December 2011, sparking a blaze which killed him.
The 52 year-old had five convictions for gross indecency and indecent assault against teenagers aged between 14 and 17 in Leicester and Birmingham in the 1908s and 1990s.
Sentencing Martin for manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Thirlwall said the crime was "shockingly stupid".
Worcester City Council is planning a range of exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services and remembrance events to commemorate the First World War over a four year period.
The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Pat Agar said:
"No one in Worcestershire was untouched by the First World War. From the men who fought on the front to the women, children and older people who kept our county running amidst the horror of conflict - all witnessed change as never before.
This programme of events will allow us to recall their experiences and see the impact they still have on our lives today."
Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary War Heritage Group, and member of the Government's World War One Centenary Advisory Board, said:
"The whole country will be marking the centenary of the First World War, but I am delighted that Worcestershire is pulling out all the stops to create one of the most impressive programmes of events to be found anywhere in the UK."
Money from the Heritage Lottery Fund means a major project across the centenary, led by the Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service will be able to take place.
It will stage a range of exhibitions across the county and encourage people to get involved by donating or lending items related to the War.
Exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services and remembrance events are being planned to help Worcester commemorate the events of the First World War
The City Council says as well as remembering the military sacrifice - particularly the role of the Worcestershire Regiment at the Battle of Gheluvelt in 1914 - the programme of events will look at the Home Front and the impact of the War on the people left back at home in the county.
The announcement comes as the city prepares to commemorate Remembrance Sunday which is taking place this weekend.
Worcester City Council have launched a series of ambitious plans to commemorate the First World War over the next four years.
Exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services and remembrance events are being planned to take place across the entire centenary - from August 2014 through to November 2018.
Nine people were injured when a firework exploded in a crowd at an event in Worcester.
Two children were examined by paramedics along with two adults who suffered minor chest and leg injuries when the firework malfunctioned at the event in Childswickham Road, Broadway, yesterday evening.
Five other people were injured but left before emergency crews arrived.
Several people were hurt last night after a firework is thought to have exploded in a crowd.
Two adults were injured on their chests and legs and two children were assessed by paramedics at the public event in Broadway, Worcester.
Around five other people were also hurt but left the event before the emergency services arrived.
A man in his 50s died after a crash at a motorway junction left him trapped in his car.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the smash, which happened on the roundabout at J6 of the M5 at Worcester on Saturday afternoon.
He was driving a black Volkswagen Golf and crashed with a black Jaguar. The other driver was rushed to hospital in Birmingham but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
West Mercia Police have urged anyone who saw either car in the run-up to the crash to come forward.