SUPERFAST broadband is set to reach a number of villages near Malvern later this year.

The roll out will take in the likes of Hanley Swan, Knightwick, Leigh Sinton and Powick between October and December.

The news was announced by Worcestershire County Council which aims to deliver superfast broadband to as many county homes as possible by the middle of 2016.

"I know that many communities will be delighted to see this latest list of areas for upgrade," said West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.

"I welcome this announcement but I hope that the project stays on track and delivers to the high expectations we all have.

"Broadband is becoming an increasingly important resource for homes and businesses as we do more and more tasks online."