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Women's GB wheelchair basketball side aiming for medals

At the Paralympics in Rio the women's GB wheelchair basketball team made history by getting through to the final four. It was the first time our women's wheelchair basketball side has made it to the semifinals.

They missed out on a medal - but back at their base in Worcester they're already building up to the next Games - and as our reporter Melissa Wright found out, they've got big ambitions for the future.


Appeal to trace wanted man

Mark Collins Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are appealing for information from the public to trace a wanted man.

36-year-old Mark Collins, is wanted by West Mercia Police following an allegation of assault which is thought to have taken place in Worcester.

Collins has been described as white and of a medium build with short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, loose fitting brown or khaki green cargo trousers and a woollen hat.

DS Kirsty Hickling said:

We are keen to trace Mark Collins as soon as possible.

Anyone who has information as to this individual's whereabouts is asked to get in touch.

– DS Kirsty Hickling

Body found in river identified as missing man

Body found near Worcester identified as missing man David Smith Credit: PA

A body found in the River Severn at Holt Heath near Worcester yesterday (February 2) has been identified as missing man David Smith.

David Smith was reported missing from Bridgnorth on November 27.

Formal identification was confirmed this morning (Friday) and Mr Smith's next of kin have been informed.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.




The M5 Southbound exit slip road is blocked due to a broken down lorry at J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).

Drivers warned to clean windscreens properly

Drivers are being warned to make sure they can see out of their windscreens properly before they set off in the morning.

The Central Motorway Police Group tweeted a picture of a driver in Worcester who attempted to drive with his windscreen partially obscured by condensation and ice.

Windscreen Credit: CPMG
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