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M5 closed as police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision 

10 Apr 18

The northbound carriageway of the M5 motorway remained closed this morning (Tuesday 10th April) after a woman was sadly killed in a two vehicle collision in the early hours.


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#B31JustRead: West Midland Safari: Baby dies after cardiac arrest 

1 Apr 18

We Just Read….


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[Video] Two arrested following Kings Heath Dixy Chicken explosion 

1 Apr 18

Two men have been arrested following an explosion at a fast food shop in Kings Heath High Street last night (Friday 31st March).


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Councillor blasts “unacceptable” removal of Burntwood ambulance standby point 

30 Mar 18

A councillor has said plans to remove Burntwood’s ambulance standby point without consultation are “unacceptable”.


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Staffordshire residents honoured for bravery at awards ceremony 

23 Mar 18

An awards ceremony to honour members of the public who have supported the West Midlands Ambulance Service and helped to save lives took place last week.


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Lichfield business earns ambulance service award for installing defibrillators in Burntwood 

21 Mar 18

A Lichfield-based business has won an award for its work installing defibrillators in Burntwood.


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Man arrested in Frankley street after woman suffers minor injuries 

19 Mar 18

A number of people have contacted us, concerned about an incident in Frankley this morning (Monday 19th March).


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Coach driver airlifted after three-vehicle collision on A38 

16 Mar 18

TWO people have been taken to hospital, one of them by air ambulance, following a collision involving a lorry, a coach and a car this morning (Friday).


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Coach driver airlifted to hospital after three vehicle crash on the A38 near Lichfield 

16 Mar 18

A coach driver has been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the A38 near Lichfield.


Local news
Woman escapes serious injury as car overturns in Halesowen collision 

13 Mar 18

A woman has escaped serous injury this morning after her car overturned in a rush hour accident on a busy Halesowen commuter route.


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Five patients made 8,303 emergency calls in a year 

7 Mar 18

One caller rang an ambulance service 3,594 times in 12 months.


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Concerns raised as ambulance service receives record number of emergency calls 

6 Mar 18

Ambulance chiefs have raised concern after receiving a record number of calls in a single day.


Blog politics
Labour Council Fines Ambulances For Going In A Bus Lane! (They should be ashamed.) 

2 Mar 18

We all know cars get fined if they go in a bus lane, but I’m shocked to read today that Birmingham’s Labour Council fines West Midlands Ambulance Service every time an AMBULANCE goes in a bus lane.


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Two air ambulances called after horror crash near Tamworth 

16 Feb 18

West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police at the scene in Lichfield Road, Hopwas near to the Red Lion pub…


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Collision causes vehicle occupants to be freed by Fire Service 

16 Feb 18

EMERGENCY services scrambled to the scene of a collision on Lichfield Road, Hopwas this afternoon following a collision involving two vehicles.


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West Midlands Ambulance Service is recruiting student paramedics – but you need to apply fast 

16 Feb 18

The service is looking for candidates for the next week only…


Local news
Man suffers serious leg injury after being reportedly struck by train at Kings Norton station 

5 Feb 18

A man suffered a serious leg injury late on Saturday night after reportedly being struck by a train at Kings Norton station.


Local news
Van driver in serious condition after vehicle crashes into Halesowen home 

22 Jan 18

A van driver was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a Halesowen home this morning (Monday 22nd January).


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Lucky escape for driver after car overturns in Barnes Hill collision 

19 Jan 18

A driver suffered relatively minor injuries after their car collided with a lamppost and overturned in Barnes Hill this afternoon (Friday 19th January).


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Air ambulance drama as teen injured in Tamworth assault 

12 Jan 18

Emergency crews from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Police were at the scene…


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“Nothing could be done” to save man 

11 Jan 18

WEST MIDLANDS Ambulance Service have said that “nothing could be done” to save a twenty-year-old man who was pulled from the canal yesterday, Wednesday 10 January.


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Body pulled from Canal in Kettlebrook 

10 Jan 18

A BODY has been pulled from the Coventry Canal in Kettlebrook today, Wednesday 10 January.


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Redditch Road RTC 

9 Jan 18

A man has been given advanced trauma care by ambulance staff this afternoon following a road traffic collision.


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Kings Norton collision 

9 Jan 18

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision involving a car in Kings Norton this afternoon (Tuesday 9th January).


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Two women sadly die following a collision on M42 near Curdworth. 

5 Jan 18

Emergency services were called to the M42 Motorway between junctions 9 and 10 northbound near Curdworth in Sutton Coldfield, at around 3.20AM this morning (05/01), to reports of a collision involving a car and a van.