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Dozens of tractors ride in Worcestershire fundraiser

Boxing Day Tractor Run Credit: David Spruce

Dozens of tractors descended on Worcestershire on Boxing Day to raise hundreds of pounds for a local prostate support group.

The annual Boxing Day Tractor Run, organised by Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club, saw 78 tractors take part to raise money for the Kidderminster and Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Support Group.

The route through the Wyre Forest raised £1703 for the charity.


Efforts underway across the West Midlands to reduce flood risk

The Environment Agency have been cleaning up overnight. Credit: @BarryKilnerEA

There have been widespread efforts across the West Midlands to prevent flooding after Storm Angus swept through the area last night (21 November).

Environment Agency teams were out in Worcestershire checking flood levels.

Meanwhile in Kidderminster, teams there were clearing flood grills to aid water flowing away.

Efforts were made to clear flood grills in Kidderminster. Credit: @BarryKilnerEA


Flying Scotsman 'probably the most famous engine' in the world

The nation's best loved steam engine the Flying Scotsman set off from Bewdley early this morning with passengers boarding at Kidderminster.

Tickets to ride sold out and 15,000 people are expected to visit the heritage line to see the world famous locomotive.

Roger Scanlon from the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust says they're blessed to have "probably the most famous engine in the world" visiting.

Passenger: "It's beautiful, I just love the smell of steam!"

The nation's best loved locomotive has been wowing the crowds as it pulled into Kidderminster this morning.

Enthusiasts were aboard and excited to experience a journey on the first official steam loco to reach the speed of up to 100 miles per hour.

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