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.
There are delays of up to 45 minutes on train services between Worcester Foregate St and Hereford because of a signalling problem at Ledbury.
There is no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
The bodies of two people have been found in a house in Worcester, police say.
Police went to a property on Debdale Avenue in the city on Tuesday, after receiving a call raising concern for a woman.
Once at the property, they found the bodies of a man and woman, both believed to be in their 20s.
Officers say they are treating the death of the woman and suspicious and the man as non-suspicious, and they are not looking to anyone else to do with their deaths.
Police say more information will be made available once formal identification has taken place.
We are supporting the families of the deceased at this very difficult time. We are looking at the circumstances leading up to their deaths and I would urge anyone who has information that may help to contact us.