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Women's Rugby World Cup trophy comes to Midlands

England beat Canada in the final 21-9
England beat Canada in the final 21-9 Credit: Christian Liewig/ABACAPRESS.COM

The Women's Rugby World Cup trophy will arrive in the West Midlands today.

Earlier this month Lichfield's Emily Scarratt led the team to victory in the World Cup against Canada, scoring 16 of England's 21 points.

It is the first time England have been crowned world champions since 1994.

The trophy will be in Birmingham later outside the Council House in Victoria Square.

Lichfield's Emily Scarratt
Lichfield's Emily Scarratt Credit: Photo by Christian Liewig/ABACAPRESS.COM

Revive liver transplant a 'significant achievement'

Mr Thamara Perera, a liver transplant surgeon, has called a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation a 'significant achievement'.

It comes after a patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham became the first person in the world to have a liver transplant where a machine was to resuscitate a donated liver which would previously have been discarded.

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First of a kind liver transplant patient 'very happy'

A patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has become the first person in the world to have a liver transplant using a pioneering new procedure which could change the future of organ transplantation. Surgeons used a machine to resuscitate a donated liver which would previously have been discarded.

Satpal Mahal, who is from Walsall, had cirrhosis of the liver. He is now the first person in the world to have a liver transplant using what has been dubbed as the warm blood machine.

Man arrested after found hiding behind lorry air spoiler on M6

The M6 in Birmingham
The M6 in Birmingham Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

A man has been arrested in Birmingham after he was found hiding behind the air spoiler of a lorry that had travelled from Calais.

Police were alerted by the driver at around 6:30pm yesterday. The driver pulled over on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junction 6 and 7 after hearing noises.

Police arrested a 20-year-old man, thought to be from Africa, on suspicion of immigration offences. He is currently in custody at a local police station.

The UK border force has been informed.

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Witnesses wanted after M6 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the M6 on Monday
Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash on the M6 on Monday Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a three car crash on the M6 Northbound at Junction 3 on Monday.

The accident happened at around 1.20am and involving a lorry, a red Vauxhall Corsa and a white Peugeot Partner van.

The lorry driver sustained no injuries and the Peugeot Partner occupants suffered from minor injuries. The Vauxhall Corsa driver sustained life changing but not threatening injuries.

Three men charged over fatal Sparkbrook brawl

Three men have been charged in connection with a fight in Sparkbrook in July
Three men have been charged in connection with a fight in Sparkbrook in July Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three men have been charged in connection with a brawl in Sparkbrook in which a man died.

Fazal Khan, 34, and Pierzada Khan, 32, both from Sparkbrook and security guard Asif Iqbal, 27, from Sparkhill have been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after the fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on July 2. Two others were taken to hospital.

Several men have been charged with murder and are currently awaiting trial.

Adrian Chiles made patron of Cure Leukaemia

Adrian Chiles has been appointed as a patron of Cure Leukaemia
Adrian Chiles has been appointed as a patron of Cure Leukaemia Credit: EMPICS Sport/EMPICS Sport

Birmingham TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles has been appointed as a patron of the blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia.

The charity helps to finance the centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and has nurses at hospitals throughout the West Midlands.

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