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Worcester one of the worst cities in UK for rush-hour delays

Worcester has been named as one of the worst cities in UK for rush-hour delays Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Worcester has been named as one of the most-affected cities for rush-hour delays, according to a new survey.

Drivers are said to be delayed for almost nine minutes during busy periods. Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent are among the quicker moving rush-hour cities.

Overall, the typical rush hour traffic slows speeds down by an average of 3.6mph.

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Man arrested over disappearance of Worcester girl

A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Worcester girl at the weekend.

Tanith Powell was missing for four days with her father Ewan Credit: Thames Valley Police

Tanith Powell, aged three, went missing with her father Ewan, 42, on Saturday. They were both found safe and well yesterday.

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Missing man and daughter found 'safe and well'

A man and his young daughter have been found "safe and well" tonight, after going missing three days ago in Worcester.

Both Ewan and Tanith Powell were discovered in the Didcot area after disappearing on Saturday morning, when Mr Powell collected her from her mother's home in Worcester for a prearranged visit, Thames Valley Police said.

Ewan and Tanith Powell have been missing since Saturday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Chief Inspector Elaine Axe said: "Missing man Ewan Powell, aged 42, of Benson, Oxfordshire, and his daughter Tanith Powell, aged three, from Worcestershire, have both been found safe and well today in the Didcot area.

"Thames Valley Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance locating them."

Unconfirmed sighting of missing child from Worcestershire

Police have said a three-year-old from Worcester who has gone missing with her father may have been spotted in a village in Oxfordshire. The two have been missing for the last four days but the sightings are unconfirmed.

Ewan Powell, aged 42, of Benson, Oxfordshire, is missing and believed to be with his daughter Tanith Powell, aged three, from Worcestershire.

Tanith Powell has been missing for the last four days with her father Ewan Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police say Mr Powell’s home in Benson, Oxfordshire, has recently been vacated. Mr Powell is believed to have links to Scotland as well as Oxfordshire.

Ewan is white, 5ft 10ins, with short brown hair, and is of medium build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and brown shoes.

Tanith is white, 3ft 3ins, of slim build, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink coat with flowers on, a grey long sleeve top, dark-coloured leggings and Spiderman trainers.

Hunt continues for missing father and daughter

Police are today continuing the hunt for a father who went missing with his young daughter over the weekend.

Ewan Powell and his daughter and Tanith have not been seen since Saturday, though somebody reported speaking to Mr Powell on Monday.

Ewan and Tanith Powell have not been seen since Saturday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Tanith, aged three, was with 42-year-old Mr Powell at her home in Worcester when they went missing.

Investigating officers say the disappearance is "out of character" for Mr Powell.

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Police appeal to trace man missing with daughter

Ewan and Tanith Powell are missing Credit: Thames Valley Police

Ewan Powell, aged 42, from Benson, is missing with his daughter Tanith Powell, aged three, from Worcester.

Tanith was last seen on Saturday morning at her home in Worcester with her father.

Ewan Powell is white, 5ft 10ins, with short brown hair, and is of medium build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black jumper and brown shoes.

Tanith is white, 3ft 3ins, of slim build, with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink coat with flowers on, a grey long sleeve top, dark-coloured leggings and Spiderman trainers.

The police says Mr Powell's disappearance is out of character for him.

World's biggest bunny to bounce into record books

Darius with six-year-old Georgia Hadley Credit: Caters

Darius is no normal rabbit - he's 4ft 3in from nose to tail, and he's still growing despite being only a year old!

The beast of a bunny weighs 3st 7lb, eats 12 carrots, six apples and two cabbages a day, and will keep growing for at least six more months.

Darius' owner is waiting confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records that he is now the world's biggest bunny Credit: Caters

The Continental Giant has been bred by former pet shop owner Annette Edwards from Worcester, who has experience reaching world beating bunnies, she's previously had three others in the record books.

Darius has stolen the title from his mother Alice, who at 3ft 3in is now a foot shorter than her son.

Miss Edwards, 59, is now waiting confirmation Darius has officially clinched the title.

She said:

"He is very gentle and I wonder if this has helped him grow bigger than the rest. But he also runs around, so the combination of food and exercise has worked out for him.The frightening thing is that Darius is still growing so he could be absolutely massive by the time he reaches full size."

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