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West Midlands Police force were rated 'good' overall by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

West Midlands Police deemed fair and understanding by inspectors

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People running along motorway closes part of the M5

People running along motorway closes part of the M5

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SIGN AWAY: Mary Cameron, 81, ain't having her son around for Sunday supper this week.

The Source: What would David Cameron's mum make of Worcestershire?

NO TURNING: The signage warning HGV and coach drivers about the new restrictions at the new-look Cathedral island layout. Picture by Jonathan Barry. 55825242

Fears turning restrictions at Worcester's £20m Cathedral Square project is worsening pollution and congestion

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CLUB BACKING: Councillor Adrian Gregson, who leads the city council's Labour group.

Former council leader demands answers over Worcester City FC's future - calling the situation "reprehensible"

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Forever yours: Grace and Kaiser at Dogs Trust Evesham are looking for new owners to fall in love with them this Valentine's Day. (55827394)

Could you give these two sweethearts a new home this Valentine's Day?

Please home me: Katie is an affectionate girl who loves company and people

Please home me: Katie is an affectionate girl who loves company and people

THE GUILDHALL: Worcester City Council is outsourcing most of its cleaner and greener department.

Plan to hand Worcester's bin collections to private firm edges closer as Labour Party fires warning

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ACCREDITED: 
Members of the multi-disciplinary endometriosis team.
At the back (from left to right) are Jon Hughes, Angus Thomson and Miguel Zilvetti. At the front are Helen Greenham and Liz Newton  (55823099)

Women's health: specialist service to treat painful condition in Worcestershire wins national recognition

SUPPORT: Mary Kingan (left) presents the cheque for the rabbit pods at the Holdings to Louise Quayle, the RSPCA Worcester and Mid Worcestershire branch administrator. (55817760)

Money for bunnies: rabbit-lover puts spring in step of Worcester campaign for rescue centre

STUDY: Shock new figures reveal just six per cent of children in care across Worcestershire end up going to university.

The children in care "scandal": Just 6% of looked-after Worcestershire youngsters reach university

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CARE: The TV campaign emphasises the good work hospices do, including St Richard's and Acorns in Worcester. (55810365)

Worcester hospices join TV advertising campaign

GOLD: The £60m Hive, Worcester's joint public and university library.

Worcestershire's great reading bonanza - council's stock of books surges 13% to 770,000

CONES: The A4440 Broomhall Way, where one section was coned off last year due to safety concerns at the Ketch island.

Calls to keep a closer eye on council services handed to outside providers leads to County Hall dispute

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BAD HEALTH: The county council is launching a new drive to help tackle obesity.

New drive launching to tackle obesity problems by Worcestershire County Council

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E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke'

E-cigarette vapour 'as damaging for babies' brain development as tobacco smoke'

Showbiz news: Lily Allen says "life skills" should be added to the school curriculum and Kanye West throws shade at Taylor Swift

Showbiz news: Lily Allen says "life skills" should be added to the school curriculum and Kanye West throws shade at Taylor Swift

Cloudy with a chance of sunshine - Friday's weather

Cloudy with a chance of sunshine - Friday's weather

Friday morning's traffic and travel

Friday morning's traffic and travel

Are you brave enough to take part in a bungee jump for Leukaemia CARE? [stock image]

Desperate plea for brave bungee jumpers to raise money for charity

Car fire on M5 near Droitwich

Car fire on M5 near Droitwich

West Mercia Police use Tasers fairly - with a couple of exceptions

West Mercia Police use Tasers fairly - with a couple of exceptions

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Worcestershire County Council have approved the council tax rise at a full council meeting today.

Rise in council tax approved by county council

COUNTY HALL: The new budget for 2016/17 has today been finalised.

BUDGET: Council tax to rise nearly 4% across Worcestershire as £322m spending package is voted through

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Tonight will be largely cloudy with light winds continuing and a slight frost appearing towards the morning.

Thursday evening forecast: largely cloudy with light winds

EX-LEADER: Councillor Adrian Hardman, who stood down last month after being charged with drink driving.

Call for 'booze ban' at Worcestershire County Council rejected as tempers flare over ex-leader "smear"

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Businesses in Worcestershire urged to join cyber crime fight

Businesses in Worcestershire urged to join cyber crime fight

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Tesco recall slow cooker over fears it could cause electric shocks

Tesco recalls slow cooker over fears it could cause electric shocks

Iris and Pansy are gentle cats who need a peaceful home to settle in

Iris and Pansy are gentle cats who need a peaceful home to settle in

PLEASED: Mid-Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston.

Worcestershire MP speaks of his relief after 28,370-home county dossier gets the nod

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Showbiz news: New Harry Potter book to be released plus sneak peak of new House of Cards.

Showbiz news: New Harry Potter book to be released plus sneak peak of new House of Cards.

National news: Police watchdog takes chief constables to task over stop and search records

National news: Police watchdog takes chief constables to task over stop and search records

Mostly dry with the odd shower - Thursday's weather

Mostly dry with the odd shower - Thursday's weather

Thursday morning's traffic and travel

Thursday morning's traffic and travel

Striking junior doctors at Russells Hall Hospital near Dudley

Doctors' strike gets into full swing as new contract row hits appointments across the Black Country and Worcestershire

Firemen searching through debris after the pub bombings.

Birmingham pub bombings: Police told to produce evidence over mole tip-off claim

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A flying drone.

First week on trial: Flying drones help police search for crash victims and suspects

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Weather: Cold overnight with a widespread frost developing

Weather: Cold overnight with a widespread frost developing

Travel latest: Slow traffic on M5 northbound

Travel latest: Slow traffic on M5 northbound

TRADE WASTE: Some bags left out in Worcester city centre.

Blitz on trade waste in Worcester city centre moves closer as acting leader calls crackdown "well overdue"

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Rise in people learning first aid in the workplace in Worcestershire

Rise in people learning first aid in the workplace in Worcestershire

MPs: Prime Minister's Questions today.

MPs to pocket pay rise of £1,000 - just months after 10% salary hike

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NEW BOSS: Catherine Driscoll is the new director for children, families and communities at the county council. (55464082)

New top director appointed at Worcestershire County Council

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0616003501 08.02.16 Bretforton - Emergency services attend a collapsed wall in Bretforton. *NO PICTURE CREDIT*. (55265992)

Fund set up for two young children seriously injured after wall collapsed in Bretforton

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COUNTY HALL: A vote is taking place on a 3.9% council tax rise tomorrow.

Call to scrap 3.9% council tax rise and freeze bills: Labour's plea 24 hours before County Hall vote

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FLOODED: The building site of the Holdings which will be an RSPCA rescue centre for neglected and abandoned animals is underwater as a result of Storm Imogen. Picture supplied by Geraldine Haynes of the Worcester and Mid Worcestershire branch of the RSPCA

Storm Imogen floods building site of Worcester's new animal rescue centre, stalling work

Former president of the charity Baroness Willoughby de Eresby (left) and the chairman of Bromsgrove District Council chairman Councillor Caroline Spencer open the new HQ

Foster care charity opens headquarters in Worcestershire and looks to expand services

Students from the University of Worcester perform for guests at Onside's fund-raising event last year

Join the fun at quirky fund-raiser for Worcester charity

The new arrival causes training troubles for head dinosaur keeper Emily Brooks

New dinosaur exhibit set to be roaring success at safari park

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Mrs Catherine Hitchman, specialist in adult health and welfare issues and associate solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Don't delay in taking action to protect future health and welfare, warns Worcester expert

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