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Fatal accident near Western Park leaves two dead

Two people have died in a crash near Western Park Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Two people have died and a further seven people have been treated following a road collision on the A5, near to Weston Park, in Staffordshire on Monday afternoon.

One vehicle had overturned in the crash and unfortunately, it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the two woman who were travelling in that car; they were sadly confirmed dead at the scene.

“A man also travelling in the overturned vehicle had suffered serious pelvic injuries. A man in his 60’s and a woman in her 30’s, both travelling in a second car were treated at the scene for multiple minor.

“A man believed to be in his 40’s, travelling in a third car suffered a shoulder injury. A man in his 30’s and a woman in her 20’s, travelling in a fourth car were treated at the scene for minor injuries by medics and did not require further treatment.

“A woman in a fifth car was checked over at the scene for back injuries. She received treatment before being transferred by ambulance to Princess Royal Hospital for further treatment."

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


EasyJet cabin crew plan possible strike for this summer

Cabin crew at easyJet are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over pay. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cabin crew workers at Easyjet, which operates at Birmingham airport, could strike over summer.

Workers are to be balloted for a strike action in a row over pay next week.

The company says it's cabin crew 'receives the highest pay in the UK airline industry' with a total annual package of £25,000.

Cabin crew have worked hard to make easyJet a success, enabling the company to record pre-tax profits in excess of half a billion pounds.

"At the same time, directors' pay has soared by over 18%.

– Kevin Hall, Regional officer

Unite union members will cast their vote on whether to go ahead with strike action next week. The union has said the company was seeking to impose a 2% pay rise for cabin crew and 2.5% for managers.


App to raise awareness of FGM to be launched

A new groundbreaking app developed by researchers at the University of Coventry to raise awareness of female genital mutilation will have its official launch at an event in London today.

Developers want to raise awareness of FGM Credit: ITV News

The free app called Petals has an untraceable browsing feature that allows people to access information confidentially.

Sir David Attenborough to open £1.1m Rutland centre

Sir David Attenborough Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A new multi-million pound volunteer training centre in Rutland is to be officially unveiled by Sir David Attenborough today.

The centre cost £1.1 million Credit: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

The centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve cost £1.1 million and will train volunteers in conservation.

Volunteers already lend more than 35,000 hours of their time supporting the reserve.

We hope that the new centre will serve as the hub of an active, supportive community in which volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can participate and make a real difference to our natural heritage, to their lives and to Rutland Water and other nature reserves in the area.

The centre will deliver an exciting and innovative range of learning opportunities, from dry-stone walling and hedge-laying, to bird ringing and wildlife recording.

– Simon Bentley, Director of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

National minute's silence for victims of 7/7 bombings

A national minute's silence will be held at 11:30am to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings. The attacks killed 52 people and injured hundreds more.

Adrian Johnson, Stan Brewster and James Adams all died in the 7/7 bombings Credit: ITV News

Among those killed were Adrian Johnson from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Stan Brewster from Belper and James Adams from Peterborough.

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