A young boy riding on a horse and a teenage girl suffered serious injuries after a collision involving a car and a horse drawn cart. The boy sustained a serious head injury and had to be anaesthetised at the scene before being taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital. The 17-year-old girl who was on the cart and thrown some distance in the collision was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with spinal injuries.
The accident happened at the junction of Chester Road and Lazy Hill in Stonnall near Walsall yesterday evening.
“A man and two-year-old boy, both from the cart, were assessed by ambulance staff and found to have suffered less serious injuries. Both were taken to Walsall Manor Hospital. “The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 70s, sustained a minor head injury. He was also taken to Walsall Manor Hospital as a precaution.
The horse was pronounced dead at the scene by an emergency vet.
A man has been found dead in a car at Cropston in Leicestershire. Bradgate Road has been closed in both directions while police examine the scene. No other vehicle is thought to have been involved. The crash happened at 2:30 this morning and police are appealing for witnesses.
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Nearly 900 jobs at collapsed retail chain Phones 4u were saved tonight after network operator Vodafone struck a deal to buy 140 stores.
However, administrator PwC said it had failed to prevent 628 redundancies among head office and telesales staff at Phones 4u's Staffordshire offices.
PwC is continuing talks with other parties regarding the purchase of assets and said it planned to retain a further 400 head office staff to assist with its work.
It will release details of the 140 stores in the Vodafone deal on Monday.
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson feels Manchester United have got their "swagger" back ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday.
The Foxes chief admits Louis van Gaal's side are starting to click after they kick-started their season last week.
A 4-0 Premier League win over QPR was their first victory of the season under Van Gaal after a troubled start which saw them lose to Swansea and suffer a 4-0 humiliation at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.
But Pearson insisted United have begun their road to recovery ahead of their clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
He said: "United look like they have a swagger back, they have added quality. Whenever there is a change in manager you can have people who have a short-term impact.
"When you have someone in charge for as long as Sir Alex (Ferguson) the transition period will never be easy.
"They have been a huge presence within the English game for a long time. I'm sure they will reignite that at some point.
"The scrutiny and build up to games like this would suggest there is an awful lot at stake. That in itself can bring different pressures.
"We have to get our preparation right and try and not get too wrapped up in the occasion."
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People across the Midlands have been expressing their views on the referendum result which saw Scotland voting no to independence.
It has also triggered calls from town halls up and down England for greater local powers.