News

Live news stream

Central

Three hurt after crash involving ambulance vehicle

File photo: An ambulance response vehicle Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Three people have been injured after a crash between an ambulance response vehicle and a BMW in Walsall.

The collision happened shortly before 9.30am on Broadway North. A paramedic and passenger in the BMW are in hospital with what police say are 'non life-threatening' injuries.

Broadway North is currently closed between Princes Avenue and Walhouse Road while officers investigate.

Royals arrive in Canberra after Sydney zoo visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George arrive in Canberra.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George arrive in Canberra. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

After a day at the zoo it was a quick flight to the Australian capital for Prince George and his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Watch: Baby George opens bilby enclosure named in his honour

Prince George makes a new friend.
Prince George makes a new friend. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

After landing in Canberra the royals were met by the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

See more: William and Kate meet a koala at Sydney zoo

Prince William strapped baby George into a child seat in their car before they were driven to Government House where they will spend the night.

Prince George receives a gift after landing in Canberra.
Prince George receives a gift after landing in Canberra. Credit: LUKAS COCH/AAP/Press Association Images

Advertisement

Salviansk shooting 'shows Kiev's lack of will to disarm'

The Russian foreign ministry says it is indignant about a reported attack on civilians near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, saying the incident 'testifies to Kiev's lack of will to disarm extremist militants'.

A statement said: "Russia is indignant about this provocation by gunmen, which testifies to the lack of will on the part of the Kiev authorities to rein in and disarm nationalists and extremists."

Police investigate suspected shooting

Police are investigating whether shots were fired during a city centre disturbance which left two teenagers in hospital.

Two teenagers were hurt in Lichfield Street at around 8.10pm.
Two teenagers were hurt in Lichfield Street at around 8.10pm. Credit: ITV News Central/ Bing Maps

One man was arrested following the disorder in the Lichfield Street area of Wolverhampton, which was briefly "locked down" by armed officers last night.

Read more: City centre lock down after two hurt in suspected shooting

Advertisement

Lewis Hamilton wins third Grand Prix in a row

British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix by clinching first place in China.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won his third consecutive Grand Prix Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

The victory follows wins in the season's second and third races held in Malaysia and Bahrain.

Hamilton is chasing a second F1 championship after claiming the title in 2008.

Pope Francis leads Easter Mass at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Credit: Reuters

See more: Archbishop to highlight hardship in Easter sermon

Members of the Italian army march in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Members of the Italian army march in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Credit: Reuters
Swiss guards stand to attention before the arrival of Pope Francis to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square.
Swiss guards stand to attention before the arrival of Pope Francis to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square. Credit: Reuters

David Cameron sends Easter message

The Prime Minister has sent Easter wishes to Christians celebrating the religious festival:

908ce43507d150df8da0e71d4b4eb1c7_normal

Today is a day for Christians to celebrate and for the whole country to celebrate what Christianity brings to Britain. Happy Easter to all.

See more: Easter celebrated around the world

Report: Two bodies seen near Slaviansk

A Reuters TV witness said he had seen two bodies, one with gunshot wounds to the head and face, at a checkpoint outside the city of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine where separatists said earlier they had come under armed attack.

One of the dead was dressed in combat fatigues and the other in civilian clothes. Police were at the scene carrying out an investigation, he said.

Load more updates