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24-year-old man dies in A45 car crash

A man who died as a result of a collision on the A45 on Sunday 26 July has been named as 24-year-old Ashley James Foley from Rugby.

24-year-old Ashley James Foley died on 26 July. Credit: Warwickshire Police

Ashley suffered fatal injuries after his vehicle collided with a tree on the A45.

The incident occurred at around 12:45pm on Sunday 26 July.

Family and friends of Ashley are devastated by his loss and kindly request their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Investigating officers would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, or has information which could help with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident number 212 of Sunday 26th July.

£1.8 million Oldbury Pet Hospital opens

Oldbury Pet Hospital has opened after a huge effort to raise £1.8 million.

Demand for the veterinary treatment rose by 79% between 2006 and 2014.

The old Pet Hospital in Quinton, which had been open since 1961, could not cope with the number of pets needing care in the area.

Oldbury Pet Hospital has opened Credit: ITV News Central
Oldbury Pet Hospital has opened Credit: ITV News Central
Oldbury Pet Hospital has opened Credit: ITV News Central

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Stoke-on-Trent man receives new kidney after 30-year wait

The NHS is calling for more people to sign up to be an organ donor. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Archive/PA Images

David Dawson, from Milton, endured a 30-year wait and has now received a new kidney. The operation took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham last month.

He is urging people in a similar situation not to give up hope.

You see other people getting transplants after a matter of months, and you get to a point where you think its not going to happen.

But the message I would give to people in the same position now is to never give up hope, never say never. It can happen, no matter how long you've been waiting."

– David Dawson

The former jewellery repair worker was previously given a transplant kidney in an operation at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary in 1984, but the organ failed after nine months.

Girl's body found in Australia is not Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 aged three Credit: PA

Police have confirmed that a little girl's body found in a suitcase in Australia is not the body of missing Madeleine McCann.

It has been confirmed that she had been "totally excluded" as a potential victim along with 42 other missing children.

The decomposed body is that of a fair-haired girl aged between two and four, who was killed at another location in at least 2007.

Blonde Madeleine was three years old when she went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007.

I can confirm that Madeleine McCann has been totally excluded as a potential victim and UK police have been advised."

– South Australia Police Detective Superintendent Des Bray

Fellow soldiers to pay respects to first Briton killed fighting against Islamic state

Crowds waiting for the return of the soldier's body earlier this year. Credit: Chris Kiddey

Three men who fought against ISIS in Syria alongside a Nottinghamshire based man are coming to a cemetery in the city to pay their respects.

Konstandinos Scurfield was a British ex-Royal Marine, who was killed earlier this year.

His mother has launched her own awareness campaign, which includes documenting the death of every single person killed by ISIS.

She says that the "thought that British-born people are going out to fight for ISIS, killing innocent people and then coming back to this country is sickening".

The body of Konstandinos Erik Scurfield was brought home in March earlier this year.

He has been hailed a "hero" by the Kurdish community in Britain.

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