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Motorcyclist dies following Kidderminster crash

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A man has died after a crash in Kidderminster involving a motorcyclist and a lorry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service received a 999 call reporting a collision on the Hartlebury Trading Estate in Hartlebury, Kidderminster shortly after 5.30am today. An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer with trauma doctor attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“The motorcyclist, a man, was in cardiac arrest and the team of ambulance staff and the doctor commenced advanced life support on scene. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead a short time later.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman.

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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.

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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
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