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Concern for missing 20-year-old woman from Redditch

Rebecca Major was last seen on Woodrow Drive near the Alexandra Hospital. Credit: West Mercia Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 20-year-old woman from Redditch, who went missing yesterday at around 7pm.

Rebecca Major was last seen on Woodrow Drive near the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

Rebecca is described as 5ft 5ins of medium build with long auburn hair and brown eyes.

She wears dark rimmed glasses and has an anchor tattoo on her right wrist and a Chinese script tattoo on her left wrist.

She was last seen wearing a green hooded top with a white logo and dark jeans.

Miliband visits Worcester on final weekend of campaigning

Labour Party leader speaks during a Question Time event at the Tudor Grange Academy. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ed Miliband has been speaking at a People's Question Time event at Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester.

He also took an impromptu walk around the city centre answering questions put to him by members of the public.

During the visit Mr Miliband denied an 8ft stone bearing Labour’s six election pledges was a gimmick.

He said "I'm going to leave the landscape gardening part of this to other people. I don't measure the curtains or the garden."


Woman rescued after car submerged in water

West Midlands Ambulance are urging motorists to take extra care when approaching fords. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service rescued a woman who was trapped inside her car after it was submerged in water in Trescott, Worcestershire.

She got into trouble just after 8am, after trying to drive through a ford in Furnace Grange Road which had been hit by heavy overnight rainfall.

She and another man who managed to free himself from the car were both uninjured in the incident.

When approaching a ford, it is essential to slow down and check water levels on the relevant marker posts before attempting to pass through.

If you are unsure of the depth it is advisable to try and find an alternative route.

If safely negotiating a ford, always check your breaks once out of the other side as it is highly likely they will have got wet whilst passing through.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Princess Anne to officially open Worcestershire Oncology Centre

The £25 million centre means 95% of radiotherapy will be delivered within the county Credit: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Worcestershire's brand new Oncology Centre will be officially opened by Princess Anne today.

The £25 million centre means 95% of radiotherapy will be delivered within the county - a huge improvement for patients that used to have to travel miles for treatment.

The princess will also visit the hospital's new Meadow Birth Centre.

We are honoured that HRH The Princess Royal has chosen to visit the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The new Oncology Centre is a major development for patients in Worcestershire whilst the birth centre will give mums-to-be the choice of having their baby in a unit run by midwives.

– Harry Turner, chairman, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust
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