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Hereford United's football ban lifted by FA

The FA has announced that it is lifting Hereford United's suspension with immediate effect.

In a short statement, the FA said:

"The suspension of Hereford United and Alan McCarthy from all football and football activity has been lifted with immediate effect.

"This follows their compliance with the orders of the Independent Regulatory Commission."

– Statement from the Football Association

Man arrested after school bus crashes and overturns

A 28-year-old man from Redditch has been arrested following a school bus crash in Hereford.

Crews were called after the coach left the B4399 east of Holme Lacy Credit: ITV News Central

The coach was found down an embankment on the B4339 after it crashed and overturned during Monday morning's rush hour, at around 8.30am.

More than 20 people, most of them children, had to be taken to hospital.

Police investigating have questioned the driver of another vehicle on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving.

Investigation continues after school coach crashes into field

Crews were called at 8.23am yesterday morning after the coach left the B4399 east of Holme Lacy Credit: ITV News Central

An investigation's continuing after a school bus crashed and overturned in Hereford.

More than 20 people, most of them children, were taken to hospital after the crash yesterday morning.

Some people were treated by paramedics at the scene.

VIDEO: Report from the scene of the school coach crash

Latest from scene of dramatic school coach crash

More than 20 people, most of them children have been taken to hospital after their school bus crashed and overturned in Hereford. Seven ambulances were called to the scene where the vehicle was found down an embankment with the female driver trapped inside.

Around fifty people were assessed by paramedics at the scene with the driver and a further 25 pupils thought to be aged around 14, taken to Hereford county hospital. Our correspondent Mark Gough sent this report from the scene.

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Pictures from scene of dramatic school coach crash

Crews were called at 8.23am this morning after the coach left the B4399 east of Holme Lacy. Credit: ITV News Central

These are pictures from the scene of a dramatic bus crash in Herefordshire this morning, when the vehicle carrying schoolchildren skidded off the road down an embankment.

The female driver was the only person trapped inside and she had to be freed but he fire service. Credit: Pictures from scene of dramatic school bus crash

There were more than 50 people on board, and luckily all passengers were able to escape front he bus with just minor cuts and bruises.

Skid marks show where the bus left the road shortly after 8.15am Credit: Pictures from scene of dramatic school bus crash

School bus overturns after going down embankment

A school bus of almost 50 people, carrying mainly children, has overturned in Hereford.

A school bus of almost 50 people, carrying mainly children, has overturned in Hereford. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Seven ambulances and paramedics were called to the scene, where they found the bus which had reportedly travelled down an embankment, before overturning on its side.

The driver was trapped inside but was freed by the fire service, all of the passengers managed to escape from the bus.

Some of the students, who are thought to be around 14-years-old, have been taken to Hereford County Hospital for treatment.

A second bus was sent to the scene to help transport approximately 20 uninjured pupils back to their school. A senior paramedic officer travelled on board the bus with the children. A further 19 patients, who had suffered a range of minor injuries such as cuts and bruising, were taken to the same Hospital for further triage by other means of transport.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Farm and livestock buildings go up in flames

Residents and businesses are being warned to keep their doors and windows closed after a fire broke out at a farm in north Herefordshire.

The blaze has engulfed several buildings at Manor Farm, near Orleton, including those housing baled straw and hay, farm machinery and livestock.

All livestock has been moved to safety.

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