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Man airlifted to hospital after collision with lorry

Midlands Air Ambulance Credit: WMAS

An air ambulances was called out after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry in Hereford Town Centre.

A passing ambulance came across the incident near Wall Street yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

He suffered serious injuries to his abdomen, back and feet, and had to be released from under the lorry by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The pedestrian, a man in his 50s, was fully conscious following the collision but was trapped underneath the lorry.

Whilst ambulance staff administered treatment to the man, the fire service worked to release him.

The man was stabilised before being taken by land ambulance to the awaiting helicopter, which had landed at nearby Hereford Football Club, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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Weekend Picks: Ladies Day at Hereford Racecourse

Hereford Racecourse: Saturday March 11th 2017, 11:40-18:00.

Credit: Hereford Racecourse.

It's often known as the forerunner to the Cheltenham Festival but Ladies Day at Hereford is equally, eagerly anticipated by many across the region.

Organisers say the prizes this year will be of interest to all and the event isn't just for women.

The ground will be showing the England V Scotland 6 Nations game in the bar area later on in the afternoon to keep the rugby fans entertained.

Why not end the week that saw International Women's Day with a girls day out?

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West Midlands contenders for UK City of Culture

Credit: Coventry City Council.

Coventry, Hereford and Stoke-on-Trent are the three Midlands locations to join 8 others from around the country hoping to be named the UK City of Culture for 2021.

The winner to be announced in December is promised a year of cultural attractions and a boost to their local economies.

This year's winner will be the third holder of the title following Londonderry in 2013 and Hull this year, all contenders will be whittled down to a shortlist in the summer. Culture minister Matt Hancock said:

"UK City of Culture is a fantastic opportunity for towns and cities to celebrate their creativity and use culture as a catalyst for economic growth. I am delighted to see so many bids from across the country, showing how many areas recognise the important role culture can play in the development and regeneration of communities."

– Culture minister Matt Hancock.
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