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Review commissioned into Phillip Hughes death

Cricket Australia has commissioned an independent review into the death of former Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being struck by a cricket ball.

Hughes died after being struck in the head by a cricket ball Credit: PA

The former Worcestershire batsman died in November two days after being hit on the neck by a delivery during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

CA chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement:

When this tragedy happened, I said that it was a freak accident, but it was one freak accident too many.

Never again do we want to see something like that happen on a cricket field.

We have a deep responsibility and obligation to look into the events of that awful day to understand everything that occurred and then see what could be done to prevent a similar accident happening in the future.

This is not an exercise designed to apportion blame on any individual for what took place.

It is about making sure that as a sport we are doing everything in our power to prevent an accident of this nature happening again.

– Statement from James Sutherland, chief executive, cricket australia

New fire station for crews in Worcester

Herefored and Worcester Fire and Rescue service will be moving out of their old building into new premises today.

The new building in Great Western Business Park. Credit: Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

The service says the old building on Copenhagen Street does not meet the demands of a modern fire station - and are moving to a brand new station in Great Western Business Park.

There'll be a parade later today from the old building to the new one.

Family earn £170k a year in home cosmetics sales

A mother from Worcestershire who left school without any qualifications has hit the headlines after revealing her family business now makes more than the Prime Minister.

Gail Reynolds from Bromsgrove started work as an Avon lady to meet new friends and earn a bit of extra cash but after years of hard work she now oversees more than two thousand people and has a six figure salary. Chris Halpin reports.


Worcester's Gheluvelt Park awarded Listed status

Gheluvelt Park in Worcester Credit: Google Maps

Worcester's Ghelvuelt Park has been awarded Grade II Listed status by Historic England.

The park is considered a rare example of a War Memorial Park which provides leisure, sport and commemorative functions.

It was built in 1919 in memory of local soldiers who died at the Battle of Gheluvelt - one of the early battles of the First World War. Now, the park incorporates homes for disabled servicemen.

"We are very pleased to see that the importance and beauty of Gheluvelt Park and its environment has been recognised.

"We hope this will ensure this lovely part of Worcester will continue to be enjoyed by many generations to come."

– Phil Douce, Chairman of Worcester Civic Society
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