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."
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.
Almost 200 new homes are being built in Worcester as part of a project to develop Bridgwater house.
More than 75 apartments are being created in the old Midland's Electricity Board offices. Seven Capital, who are behind the construction, also plan to build 100 new family homes in the south of the city.
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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.
One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle and recovery work on M42 Southbound around J1 A38 / B4096 (Bromsgrove), congestion on M42 to J2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch).
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A coach driver has been found guilty of manslaughter after a crash in France in which a teacher from Worcestershire was killed.
The coach crashed 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 as the group from Alvechurch School returned from a skiing trip.
Peter Rippington, a teacher, died and other children and staff were injured.
The driver, 49-year-old Derek Thompson, was given a six month suspended sentence at a hearing in France.