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River Severn levels 'very high'

The levels of the River Severn in Worcester are 'very high' according to the Environment Agency. Flood warning are in place at Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode. The River is expected to peak during the day.

There are currently 10 flood warnings and 37 flood alerts across the Midlands.


Police appeal after stabbing in Worcester

West Mercia Police are appealing for information after a man received stab wounds following an incident on Bath Road, Worcester, at around 6.40am on Saturday.

A 30-year-old man from Worcester received serious injuries to his abdomen during the incident and is currently in hospital.

Officers have identified a suspect and are currently searching for him.

We believe the two individuals involved in the incident were known to each other and that the suspect does not pose a threat to the wider public.

There were a lot of people in the area at the time of the incident and we are keen to speak to these people.

We'd also urge anyone who knows the location of the other man involved in this incident to contact us.

– Detective Sergeant Lesley Fisher

If anyone witnessed the incident or has information that could help police to locate the suspect they should call 101 and quote incident 112s of 14th November 2015. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via

Weekend Picks: Worcester Christmas Lights Switch On

  • Worcester Christmas Lights Switch On: 14th - 15th November (Worcester)
It's the start of the city's Christmas celebrations Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This weekend Worcester City Markets are hosting a special two-day Christmas market to launch the city’s festive celebrations. Christmas lights will be officially switched alongside the Saturday Special Market in front of the Guildhall on the High Street. The festive market will take place on both Saturday and Sunday with Father Christmas arriving in the city centre to join in with celebrations on Sunday.

Worcester’s favourite Victorian Christmas Fayre will take place from Thursday 26 November for it’s 23rd annual event with 200 stalls promising shoppers colours, sounds and aromas of Christmas.

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