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Midlands Air Ambulance to open its new HQ

The service uses three helicopters which cost more than six million pounds a year to operate Credit: ITV Central

Midlands Air Ambulance will officially open its new headquarters in Stourbridge later.

The new facilities aim to provide a better working environment for the fundraising and administration support team.

The charity which responds to around ten incidents a day says the move will reduce office costs by fifty per cent.

Midlands mum honoured with Airlift Hero Award 2013

Claire Davies with daughter Chloe and a paramedic from the Midlands Air Ambulance Credit: ITV News Central

A mother from Hereford has been given the Airlift Hero Award 2013 after a car crash at Christmas in 2008 left her with life threatening injuries.

Claire Davies was driving with her daughter, Chloe, and two friends in the car when she was involved in a major crash. She was left with countless wounds and serious head injuries.

After spending three weeks in intensive care, Claire slowly recovered and returned to her family to raise her daughter.

Air Ambulance attends fatal RTC in Shropshire

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A woman has died following a road traffic collision in Shropshire today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called the incident in Dunns Heath, Berwick, shortly after 10:40am this morning.

“On arrival at the scene, crews found a single car that had left the carriageway and had collided with a fence and a tree," said a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman.

“The driver from the car was out of the vehicle and bystanders and police officers were found to be carrying out resuscitation attempts on the woman. Crews immediately assessed the casualty but, despite best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”