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Worcester and England rugby star set to break new record

This weekend one of England's most respected female rugby players could make history by making more appearances for her country than any other woman in rugby history.

World Cup winner Rochelle Clarke, or Rocky as she's known, plays her club rugby here in the Midlands at Worcester. She's already earned more caps for England than any other player, male or female, but isn't finished breaking records just yet. Melissa Wright reports.

48-year-old man found dead in Worcester

West Mercia Police says it is investigating the death of a 48-year-old man in Worcester. Credit: PA

West Mercia Police says it is investigating the death of a 48-year-old man in Worcester.

West Midlands Ambulance service were called after a man was found dead in a property on Tolladine Road at approximately 2am this morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wall is leading the investigation. He said: “A thorough investigation is underway and we are working to ascertain the exact circumstances leading up to this individual’s death which is currently being treated as unexplained. A post mortem has been scheduled for tomorrow and we will remain open minded in relation to this investigation.

A 46-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and currently remains in police custody.


No service on Great Western Railway between Worcester Foregate St and Hereford Credit: Fiona Hanson / PA Archive/Press Association Images

There is no service on the Great Western Railway between Worcester Foregate St and Hereford. This is due to urgent repairs to the track and a signalling problem.

Trains towards Hereford may terminate at Worcester Foregate Street. This is also affecting London Midland services.


Lorry carrying wood chips bursts into flames after collision

A crash that led to a dramatic fire has closed a busy dual carriageway and left one man needing hospital treatment.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The A449 from Blackpole to the M5 around the east side of Worcester was closed after a collision between two HGVs shortly before 11.30am this morning.

The collision caused a fire that has totally consumed one of the lorries, which was carrying wood chips.

The driver of that lorry, a man, suffered chest injuries from the seatbelt and steering wheel and was conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The other driver was uninjured and was able to decouple the cab from the trailer before the fire took hold.

The A449 remains completely closed in both directions could remain so for several hours – an estimated re-opening time is 5.00pm.

Motorists are advised to be aware that surrounding roads are likely to be extremely busy.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Driver caught playing Pokemon Go by police

The game involves people searching for the popular characters in the real world using GPS and maps in their phones. Credit: PA

A driver has been stopped by police in Worcester after police allegedly spotted him playing the popular smartphone game 'Pokemon Go'.

In a tweet from the Central Motorways Police Group, they also said the motorist was caught with no valid MOT for his vehicle, and was now due in court.

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