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Arriva Trains Wales are not running between Hereford and Shrewsbury due to person being hit by a train.

Tickets are being accepted on CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and London Midland services.

Trains are unable to run on any of the lines due to the incident.


Concern for missing Hereford man

Jeremy Holder Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 29-year-old Jeremy Holder, from Hereford, who was reported missing at approximately 9.50pm last night (Wednesday 6 July).

Jeremy has not been seen for several weeks. He is believed to still be in Herefordshire but has links to the London area.

He is described at white, 5'9" tall and of medium build. It is not known what clothing he may be wearing at this time.

Fire service warning after two more tumble dryer fires

Further safety advice is being issued after two more tumble dryer fires this weekend. Credit: ITV News

Further safety advice is being issued after two more tumble dryer fires this weekend.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the separate incidents where the appliances were both on fire.

The manufacturer of Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda branded dryers admitted to a widespread safety defect last October. The fault can lead to fluff inside the machine catching fire.


Car driver dies after a crash with lorry

The driver of a car has died after a collision with an HGV in Herefordshire.

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened at just before 8.00pm on Sunday evening on the A44 Kington to Leominster road near Lyonshall in Herefordshire.

On arrival, ambulance staff found a man in the car who had suffered very serious injuries.

Working with firefighters, he was rapidly extricated, but his condition worsened and advanced life support was carried out by ambulance staff.

Sadly, despite all efforts, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The lorry driver was shaken but uninjured.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer, the MERIT Trauma Doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were at the scene.

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