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PHOTO: Lightning strike over Shropshire

Lightning strike captured over Ironbridge in Shropshire last night Credit: Mchale Morris / @MchaleMorris

Large parts of the Midlands were hit by another night of thunder and lightning last night.

This photograph was captured in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

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River pollution avoided after Ironbridge fire

The Environment Agency have left the scene of a fire at Ironbridge Power Station, in Shropshire, after assisting Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.


Fire at Ironbridge Power Station is 'under control'

Ironbridge Power Station, Shropshire Credit: Nick Potts/PA

The fire at Ironbridge Power Station, which broke out at around 6am this morning, has now been brought 'under control'.

Roxanne Postle, Press Officer for E.ON - who own the plant in Shropshire - said:

"We can confirm that there was a fire at Ironbridge Power Station in the turbine hall early this morning. The fire service is on site and the issue has been brought under control. No one was injured during the incident and we will be conducting a full investigation."


Man dead and three injured after Ironbridge crash

One man has died and three other people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a tree near Ironbridge in the early hours of this morning (2 September).

It happened on Ironbridge Road in Jackfield. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene.

“Sadly, it quickly became apparent to crews that nothing could be done to save the driver of the vehicle and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A male passenger in the vehicle, believed to be in his twenties, was treated at the scene for serious head and pelvic injuries. He was anesthetised by a medical team doctor and conveyed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“The hospital was alerted to the serious condition of the patient.

“A further male received a serious arm injury and was also taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for assessment and treatment.

“Ambulance crews also conveyed a female in her twenties to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire with a serious arm injury.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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