Keepers are in awe of the three-week-old baby pancake tortoise named Finn.Read the full story ›
A prison officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries following a riot at HMP Hewell.Read the full story ›
Specially-trained prison security teams have been drafted in to deal with an incident at HMP Hewell. So-called Tornado squads, equipped to deal with riots, were sent to the jail near Redditch in Worcestershire. Trouble broke out on a prison wing about 7:30pm on Saturday.
We are currently managing an ongoing incident on a wing at HMP Hewell. A small number of prisoners are involved and there is no risk to the public. We are absolutely clear that offenders who behave in this way will be punished and face spending extra time behind bars.
It is understood the incident ended shortly after loud quickfire bangs, thought to be distraction bursts used by prison authorities, were heard at around midnight. Prison authorities are now back in full control of the affected wing.
Specially-trained prison security teams were sent to HMP Hewell near Redditch, after trouble broke out on one of the prison's wings.Read the full story ›
A family from Coventry told of their terror after being caught up in a terrifying earthquake on the Greek island of Kos.Read the full story ›
Travellers to Turkey and the Greek island of Kos are being urged to contact tour operators after an earthquake which killed two people.Read the full story ›
A couple say they are still terrified after an earthquake hit the Greek island of Kos and Turkey.Read the full story ›
Two lanes have been closed due to an accident on the M5 Northbound between J7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham) and J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).
Traffic officers are at the scene after a car collided with the barrier.
The A456 is closed in both directions between B4190 Kidderminster Road and B4549 Sutton Park Road due to a 500-year-old fallen tree.
It fell just outside the West Midlands Safari Park.
Police say the road is expected to remain closed throughout today and possibly into rush hour tomorrow morning.
The officer tried to stop Michael Park from driving, because he knew he was disqualified.Read the full story ›