Worcestershire

Herefordshire child services to be reviewed

Staff from Doncaster Council will look at the service after it was criticised in court.

European Challenge Cup: Worcester Warriors v Stade Francais

Team news as Worcester host Stade Francais in Saturday's final European Challenge Cup group game at Sixways (13:00 GMT).

Coventry City Council is UK's slowest to fill potholes

Some councils aim to fill potholes within minutes but others take more than a day, new figures show.

Wakefield, Grimsby, Plymouth win share of £20m culture fund

Five areas in England will benefit from a new Cultural Development Fund to boost local culture.

Thirteen men convicted over prison riot at HMP Hewell

The mutiny at HMP Hewell lasted for about seven hours and was brought to an end by security officers.

Man charged with murder of Droitwich woman

The body of Amy Griffiths was discovered with head and throat injuries at her home.

Jess Varnish: Cyclist loses employment case at tribunal

Ex-GB cyclist Jess Varnish fails in her attempt to prove she was an employee of British Cycling and UK Sport at an employment tribunal.

'Minor Counties' to become the National Counties Cricket Association from 2020

Minor Counties cricket is to change its name after 124 years to the rebranded National Counties Cricket Association in 2020.

School starts £20k crowdfunding bid to help ease budget cuts

The head teacher says some fundraising will pay for maintenance as its central budget is being "squeezed".

Natalie Connolly: Killer's sentence will not be reviewed

John Broadhurst's three year and eight month jail term for killing his partner will not be increased.

EDL protests in Worcester cost £100k to police

Police said they would rather have spent money elsewhere, but people had a legal right to protest.

Coach Ty Shaw taken ill during Worcester Wolves match

The former player and University of Worcester student was taken ill during a match.

Cricketer Alex Hepburn: Rape trial jury discharged

Jurors fail to reach verdicts in the case against former Worcestershire CCC all-rounder Alex Hepburn.

European Rugby Challenge Cup: Ospreys v Worcester Warriors

Ospreys start with nine Wales caps while Worcester Warriors make 13 changes for their European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture.

Capt Lou Rudd: Antarctic trek had 'a few hairy moments'

Capt Lou Rudd has returned home after being the first Briton to trek unaided across Antarctica.

West Midland Safari Park bought by French firm

The Bewdley site has been bought by a French amusement park operators Looping for an undisclosed sum.

Alex Hepburn rape trial: WhatsApp sex game 'embarrassing'

Alex Hepburn tells a court he was not "fired up" by a sexual conquest chat group on WhatsApp.

Driving your first car at 70, after years of restoration

Bob Miller has been restoring his 1936 Austin 7 Nippy since he was 17.

Islamic charity Jalalabad Association faces finance inquiry

Jalalabad Association, based in Hereford and Worcester, failed to submit accounts, a regulator says.

Alex Hepburn rape trial: Accuser's 'eyes closed during attack'

The Worcestershire all-rounder has denied raping the woman after she had consensual sex with a team-mate.

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