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Cyclist killed in crash with LGV

The crash happened on Hanbury Road in Stoke Prior shortly before 9am on Thursday morning. Credit: Google maps

A cyclist has been killed in a crash with a light goods vehicle in Worcestershire.

The man, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene on Hanbury Road in Stoke Prior this morning, West Mercia Police said.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours between Stoke Pound Lane and Moorgate Road.


Around 600 steel jobs at risk in Corby

Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business. Credit: PA

Around 600 steel jobs are at risk in Corby in Northamptonshire after Tata Steel announced on Tuesday night that it is considering selling off its UK business, ITV News understands.

The board of its European holding company has been advised to explore all options for restructuring, including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK.

In a statement issued in Mumbai, Tata said it noted with "deep concern" the deteriorating financial performance of its UK subsidiary in the past year.

The Government said it is "working tirelessly" to find a long-term solution to the steel crisis.

Meanwhile the former deputy leader of the Labour party John Prescott has questioned why Business Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid is in Australia and not in the UK, with thousands of steel jobs under threat.

Witnesses appeal after 64-year-old injured in robbery

Police in Bromsgrove are appealing for information after a 64-year-old man was injured during a robbery last night.

A 64-year-old man was injured during the robbery. Credit: Google Street View

The incident took place at around 10.20pm in the alleyway just off the Police Station Sidewalk in the Slideslow area of Bromsgrove.

The man suffered minor injuries to his face that required hospital treatment and a quantity of money was taken.

We believe that the victim was in William Hill and Betfred betting shops on the High Street in Bromsgrove yesterday evening.

He left Betfred at about 10pm and drove his car to Police Station Sidewalk where he parked up. After getting out of his vehicle and heading down an alleyway he had been robbed.

We'd like to speak to people who saw anyone acting suspiciously in William Hill, Betfred or in the area around Police Station Sidewalk.

– Detective Sergeant Jason Maiden

If anyone witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time they should call 101 and quote incident 823s of 12th March 2016.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via

Women dies in fire - investigators examine tumble dryer

An investigation is underway Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation is underway after a woman died in a fire in Frankley in Bromsgrove. It's thought it could be linked to a tumble dryer.

Two crews attended the scene in Coriander Close on Sunday afternoon with members of the public advised to avoid the area.

West Midlands Fire Service told ITV News Central that there's no evidence to suggest it's one of the tumble dryers which has recently been recalled.

They've released some safety tips for tumble dryers:

  • Remove the lint from the trap after every load of clothes dried.
  • Do not cover the vent or any other opening.
  • Ensure the vent pipe is free of kinks and is not crushed in any way.
  • Only use vent pipes that are recommended for use with tumble driers, not improvised ones.
  • Only vent the warm air to the outside of a building if required.
  • Do not put rags or materials into your tumble dryer if they have been used to soak up flammable liquids.


Police appeal for help after laptop is stolen

Police appeal after burglars steal laptop Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

West Mercia Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a home in Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove.

At least one burglar forced entry into the house on Redditch Road between Friday and Saturday afternoon and stole a laptop.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact West Mercia Police on 101.

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