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Gmail down for users across the Midlands

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There are reports of outages of Gmail across the UK, with the popular email service reportedly down according to hundreds of furious social media users.


M6 closed after multi-vehicle collision

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The M6 Southbound is closed between J2 (M69/A46 Coventry) and J19 (M1/A14 Catthorpe Interchange) because of an accident involving a motorcycle, a lorry and two cars.

Taxi driver trapped and wedged on top of car after collision

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A taxi driver was trapped for almost 50 minutes, suspended in the air, following a collision with a car this morning in Coventry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to St Lukes Road just after 10.30am.

Spokesperson said crews arrived to find a taxi wedged on top of a car and against a wall following the collision.

Both vehicles had suffered significant damage and the man in his 40s was trapped in the vehicle.

The man was cut free from the taxi, assessed and treated for a suspected head injury as well as right arm and right leg fractures.

The driver of the other car, a man believed to be 17-years-old, was out of his vehicle and escaped with very minor injuries.

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15-year-old from Coventry wins silver at Rio Paralympics

15 year old Kare Adenegan won silver in the T34 100 metres.

Hannah Cockroft (left) on the podium with her gold medal alongside compatriot Kare Adenegan with her silver medal following the Women's 100m T34 Final. Credit: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Coventry Godiva athlete finished with a personal best of 18.29 seconds.


Elderly motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision with van

The crash happened at the junction of Coventry Road and Nuneaton Road Credit: Google Maps street view

An elderly motorbike rider has suffered multiple injuries after a collision with a van in Coventry this morning.

The crash happened at the junction of Coventry Road and Nuneaton Road in Fillongley at around 9.45am.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene. The rider was taken to the Major Trauma Centre at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:“The man, who was in his 80s, was fully conscious but had a head injury as well as a broken ankle and possible hip injuries. The van driver was uninjured."

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