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Road safety charity warns people 'don't drive tired'

Road safety charity Brake is urging people to rest when they feel tired behind the wheel.

A survey by the charity found that one in three drivers overall (31%) admit 'head-nodding' at the wheel.

Vicki Radford from Shrewsbury lost her husband after he fell asleep whilst driving, she said "there's always that one time where you won't stop yourself".

'There's always one time where you won't stop yourself'

A woman from Shrewsbury has backed a 'don't drive tired' campaign after losing her husband when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Speaking to ITV News Central she said: "So many people say to me I've done that before, I've caught myself doing that, I've managed to stop myself just in time.

"There's always that one time where you won't stop yourself or the worst could happen and end up hurting yourself. It's not just hurting yourself, there's also the person in the other car to consider, families. It can be devastating."

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Shrewsbury woman backs 'don't drive tired' campaign

A woman from Shrewsbury, who lost her husband after he fell asleep at the wheel, has backed a campaign which urges male drivers to wake up to dangers of tired driving.

Vicki Radford from Shrewsbury lost her husband after he fell asleep whilst driving.

Vicki Radford from Shrewsbury Credit: ITV News Central

A survey from road charity Brake has today revealed that one in three drivers have admitted nodding off behind the wheel.

The charity said it is estimated that one in five deaths on UK roads are a result of tiredness.

It also found that men were more likely to drive on very little sleep than women.

Warning after forged £20 notes seized in Shropshire

Three fake £20 notes have been seized in Shropshire, sparking a warning from police to shopkeepers in the area.

A man used two fake "Clydesdale" notes featuring identical serial numbers to buy items from the Iceland in Brixton Way, Shrewsbury, yesterday and Sunday.

Three fake £20 notes have been seized from Shrewsbury shops
Three fake £20 notes have been seized from Shrewsbury shops Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA

A similar note was also used at the Village Chippy in Monkmoor Road.

Sgt Keith Steele, from West Mercia Police, urged shopkeepers and businesses to take extra care when accepting £20 notes, and to keep their eyes peeled for possible forgeries.

Shrewsbury's barriers in place to brace flood waters

Flood protection measures are in place in Shrewsbury ahead of expected heavy flooding... Credit: ITV Central

With rivers at bursting point across the Midlands, Shrewsbury is preparing itself for the worst.

The water level in the River Severn is expected to rise over the coming days... Credit: ITV Central

Flood barriers have been put in place along the River Severn, as the Environment Agency have upgraded the chance of it bursting its banks, with more heavy rain forecast for the weekend.

Flood barriers are in place on the riverside to protect the town from rising waters... Credit: ITV Central

Flood barriers back in place in Shrewsbury

The barriers were put by the Environment Agency over Christmas Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Flood barriers are in place again in Shrewsbury, as parts of the Midlands remain on flood alert.

The barriers were put up over Christmas, but were taken down at the end of last week.

River levels have stayed high, and more rain is forecast, so the Environment Agency has chosen to act.

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Shropshire car crash death in 'difficult weather conditions'

A woman has died and a man has been seriously hurt in a car crash which happened in what West Midlands Ambulance have described as 'difficult weather conditions'.

The collision, which involved three cars, happened on the A458 at Ford, near Shrewsbury, at around 9:30pm last night.

The woman, who was a rear seat passenger, is believed to be in her 60s.

Woman dies in crash in Shrewsbury

The location of the fatal crash Credit: ITV News Central

A woman has died and a man has been seriously injured after a crash near Shrewsbury. It happened on the A458 at around 9:30pm yesterday. Emergency services said weather conditions at the time were very difficult.

The crash happened at around 9:30pm yesterday Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service
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