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Moeen Ali to be cover star of Wisden Almanack

Moeen Ali Credit: DAVE HUNT/AAP/Press Association Images

Worcestershire County Cricket Club's Moeen Ali is to be the cover star of this year's Wisden Almanack.

The 27-year-old played his first game of international cricket last February, but this shows an indication of the stirring impact Moeen made on English cricket in the past 12 months.

The book is published annually in the UK.

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SNOW WATCH: Heavy snow fall in the Lickey Hills

An ITV Central viewer has sent us this video showing heavy snow currently falling in the Lickey Hills, Worcestershire.

Snow is forecast in places across the Midlands but clearer conditions are set to develop after midnight.

Wintry showers may affect coastal areas in Lincolnshire later in the night.

It will remain cold with frost developing into icy conditions overnight into Monday morning.

If snow is falling where you are please send your pictures to centralweather@itv.com.

Worcester man wanted by police for recall to prison

Lewis Watts is wanted by police Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are hunting a man from Worcester who is wanted for recall to prison.

Lewis Watts - who is also known as Lewis Hamilton - has been recalled to prison by the probation service for breaking the terms of his licence after he was released on December 22.

Watts, 20, has served time in prison for a robbery he committed in Worcester in 2012.

"Lewis Watts has a tattoo on the right side of his neck. We are keen to trace him as soon as possible and would ask the public not to approach him if they see him, but to call police.

"Mr Watts has a number of connections to Worcester, Droitwich and Kidderminster.

"If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, we would urge you to contact us."

– West Mercia Police spokesman

Snow starts to fall in Worcestershire

Snow has started to fall in the Lickey Hills in Worcestershire.

Gritters are out in force across the region to try and minimise disruption.

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Man dies after being hit by several cars yesterday

A man has died after being hit by several cars in Worcestershire yesterday Credit: ui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man has died after being hit by several cars in Worcestershire yesterday.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an accident on Wolverley Road in Wolverley, Kidderminster at 6.55pm yesterday.

Two ambulances and a senior paramedic officer were sent to the scene after reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a number of cars.

“On the crew’s arrival, the pedestrian, a man, was immediately assessed.

"Sadly, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

Residents allowed home after evacuation in Malvern

Map of Walwyn Road, Malvern, Worcestershire. Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Colwall, near Malvern, Worcestershire are being allowed to return to their homes after a cordon was lifted.

Police had to evacuate a number of properties earlier today after the discovery of chemicals and ammunition at a property in Walwyn Road.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned by detectives in relation to the incident.

Explosives experts were called in to assess the finds but are happy that the property is safe and there is no danger to the public.

Police will continue their investigations at the property.

Man arrested after discovery of 'chemicals and ammunition'

A 49-year-old man has been arrested after police discovered 'chemicals and ammunition' during an ongoing investigation in Walwyn Road, Colwall near Malvern.

A small number of residents were evacuated immediately from their homes and a cordon was put in place while officers carried out further work at the property.

A full investigation is now under way following the man's arrest and inquiries are being made to establish the exact nature of the chemicals.

The police have stressed that there is nothing to suggest that this is in any way linked to any terrorist activity.

We are receiving assistance from the Army and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to make sure all the items are removed and made safe.

We would like to reassure members of the public that the incident has been contained and that no-one has been injured.

– Superintendent Sue Thomas
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