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Crane rolls over injuring driver

The driver of a mobile crane has been hurt after the vehicle rolled down an embankment in Herefordshire.

It happened on the A417, between the A49 and Bodenham near Leominister just after 10pm last night. A rapid response paramedic, an ambulance, a paramedic officer and a specialist emergency doctor attended the scene.

Wreckage of the mobile crane Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It is believed the crane was travelling down a narrow section of the road and whilst passing a large vehicle that was travelling in the opposite direction, the crane toppled over down a small embankment onto its side. The driver of the 55 tonne crane, a man in his 30’s, was out of the vehicle when crews arrived and had suffered a serious injury to one of his ears. He received emergency treatment from paramedics and the trauma doctor and was then transferred by ambulance to Hereford County Hospital for further treatment.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Man injured after stabbing at a hospital

A man has been injured after he was stabbed at a hospital in Nottingham.

A 32-year old man was arrested after the stabbing. Credit: Google Street View

Police were called to Highbury Hospital in Bulwell at around 10.05am today after reports of a man threatening staff with a knife.

One man was stabbed but police say his injuries do not appear life-threatening.

A witness told ITV News that a man was seen with a "big knife" in the car park of the hospital and that he may have damaged cars.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in police custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

New Birmingham Council leader 'not afraid to ruffle feathers'

The new Leader of Birmingham City Council is being sworn in this afternoon.

Speaking to ITV News Central, John Clancy, says he's ready for the challenge and 'not afraid to ruffle feathers'.

John Clancy, new leader of Birmingham City Council. Credit: ITV News Central

He says he has ideas to regenerate the outlying districts of the city to enjoy similar success to the city centre. He also has ambitious plans to invite local businesses to work on ways of helping to fund free school dinners.

Mr Clancy says he wants everyone to join the debate about where the city can best achieve balancing the books and hasn't ruled out potential rises to council tax in line with Government changes.

He indicated a review of how the council pays for its IT services in a bid to save costs.

Mr Clancy paid tribute to his predecessor, Sir Albert Bore, who hands over the reins today after resigning. The new leader says the city council will look very different within five years.

APPEAL: Cash stolen from 83-year-old woman's bank account

Police have released images of a woman they would like to speak to about a theft from an 83-year-old woman in Derby city centre.

Cash was stolen from an 83-year-old woman's bank account. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

At around 11.50am on Saturday the elderly lady was at the photo machines in Boots, Intu Centre when she was aware of the sound of coins falling on the floor, she checked her handbag and realised her purse was missing.

A short time after a substantial amount of cash was taken from her account at a nearby bank’s cashpoint machine.

The woman pictured may be able to help police with their enquiries.

The theft took place on Saturday in the Derby city centre. Credit: Derbyshire Constabulary

This is a particularly callous offence as it appears that the victim has been targeted due to her age.

The offence has happened when the lady has been distracted trying to operate the photo printing machine and her attention has been diverted from her bags.

We are determined to catch the person responsible and are keen to speak to the lady in the images who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

– PC Chloe Price

Anyone with information should call PC Chloe Price on 101, quoting crime reference number 51530-15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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