The M5 is closed in both directions causing long delays after a vehicle hit a bridge between Junction 7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham) and Junction 8 M50.
There is congestion on the motorway southbound to Junction 5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and Northbound to Junction 10 A4019 (Cheltenham).
There is queueing traffic and roads are blocked on M5 Southbound between J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester) due to an accident before J6.
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.
Roads in Worcester are likely to be closed today as the water level continues to rise in the river Severn.Read the full story ›
New Zealander Ben Te'o will Worcester from Leinster next summer. The 28-year-old left the South Sydney Rabbitohs for Leinster in June 2014.Read the full story ›
An 'inadequate' Trust which runs three hospitals in Worcestershire should be put into special measures, say inspectors.Read the full story ›
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.
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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org
- Worcester Christmas Lights Switch On: 14th - 15th November (Worcester)
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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A number of people suffered facial injuries from exploding fireworks in a spate of incidents across the West Midlands last night.Read the full story ›
A man who made £185,000 by conning women through online dating websites has been jailed for eight years.
Matthew Bart Samuels man took advantage of five women looking for love online and was found to have abused their trust, conning them out of significant amounts of money.
Samuels met women over the internet through dating websites. He would use different methods, including driving expensive cars, wining and dining them and persuading them he was a millionaire. Once the women had begun to trust him, he would start to steal from them.
The 50-year-old, from Broadway Grove in Worcester, was handed the eight-year sentence when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court earlier today.
He was found guilty of eight counts of fraud and not guilty of two counts of fraud. On one other count of fraud, the jury was directed by the judge to find him not guilty.
Samuels had previously pleaded guilty to impersonating a barrister on December 8th last year.
He was sentenced today to eight years in prison in total for the fraud offences and three months in prison for impersonating a barrister, to run concurrently.
An indefinite restraining order was put in place by the judge preventing Samuels from contacting any of his victims.