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Motorcyclist airlifted following Shropshire crash

A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire
A motorcyclist has been airlifted following a crash in Shropshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a road accident in Shropshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Broadway in Shifnal at 11.50am this morning.

Paramedics found a male motorcyclist in his 40s who had been thrown off his bike after crashing into a car.

He sustained multiple limb fractures and a bad facial injury.

The man was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a major trauma centre, for further treatment

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GBBO's Diana Beard left after 'losing sense of smell'

Controversial former Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has revealed she left the show after losing her sense of smell.

Mrs Beard said she had hit her head in a freak fall after fainting, which had severed her olfactory nerve meaning she could no longer detect scents.

She said she had lost some of her sense of taste as well.

Diana Beard said a freak fall had severed her olfactory nerve
Diana Beard said a freak fall had severed her olfactory nerve Credit: BBC

The 69-year-old from Shropshire sparked a storm of criticism accusing her of "sabotaging" fellow contestant Ian Watters' Baked Alaska dish in episode four, after appearing to remove his ice cream creation from the freezer so it would melt.

She said the announcement that she would not be returning for episode five had been brought forward by the BBC, following the outcry against her apparent actions - which she said boiled down to no more than editing.

At least people will know I haven't wimped out. It's a relief, as people now know the truth.

– Diana Beard, former Great British Bake Off contestant

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Bake Off contestant quits following Alaska drama

Diana Beard has quit the Great British Bake Off following last night's dramatic ''Baked Alaska-gate" episode.

But the BBC insist her departure from the show is due to illness and not linked to what happened in episode four.

Viewers accused the 69-year-old of "sabotaging" Iain Watters' Baked Alaska by taking his ice cream out of the freezer.

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Diana Beard has now left the show due to ill-health. Credit: BBC

Watters was seen throwing the remains of his bake in the bin before storming off set.

Beard fell ill just before the making of the following episode and had to withdraw on medical grounds.

“Diana will not appear in the rest of the series as she fell ill ahead of filming episode 5 earlier this year,” a BBC spokesman said.

More than 500 people have complained to the broadcaster over the incident.

Nicole Scherzinger rumoured to be in Shropshire

Nicole Scherzinger is rumoured to be in Shropshire this afternoon
Nicole Scherzinger is rumoured to be in Shropshire this afternoon Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

American popstar Nicole Scherzinger may be in Market Drayton this afternoon, according to the Shropshire Star.

The newspaper is asking readers to keep a look-out for the former Pussycat Doll and X Factor judge.

It is not known why the 36-year-old - who is dating Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton - would be visiting the small market town.

VIDEO: Lottery winners claim £1m after ITV Central appeal

They came forward to claim a £1 million jackpot after watching our coverage on ITV Central.
They came forward to claim a £1 million jackpot after watching our coverage on ITV Central. Credit: National Lottery

A Shropshire syndicate have come forward to claim a £1 million jackpot after watching our coverage on ITV Central.

The group of friends from Bridgnorth are the latest Lottery jackpot winners after the winning ticket was drawn in June.

It had to be claimed by Christmas Day or they would have lost out.

ITV Central broadcast an appeal for the winners to come forward.

The group of friends from Bridgnorth are the latest Lottery jackpot winners after the winning ticket was drawn in June.
The group of friends from Bridgnorth are the latest Lottery jackpot winners after the winning ticket was drawn in June. Credit: National Lottery
ITV Central broadcast an appeal for the winners to come forward.
ITV Central broadcast an appeal for the winners to come forward. Credit: National Lottery

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Shropshire lotto prize claimed

A millionaire has been made in Shropshire after an appeal on ITV News Central to track down a lottery winner in the county earlier this week.

Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, announced this morning that the prize of £1,045,504 from the draw on 28th June 2014 has been claimed.

The winning ticket that has now been claimed in Shropshire.
The winning ticket that has now been claimed in Shropshire. Credit: Camelot

The winner had until Christmas Day to claim the prize and Santa Claus was seen in Telford this week encouraging people to check their tickets.

Santa and his elves try and track down lottery winner in Telford.
Santa and his elves try and track down lottery winner in Telford. Credit: ITV News Central

Search for Shropshire £1m lottery ticket holder

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Lottery ticket Credit: PA

The National Lottery are holding an event in Telford today in the hope of finding a millionaire ticket from Shropshire.

The Lotto winner hasn't come forward to claim the £1million prize since the draw on June 28th and it will expire on Christmas Day.

Santa, his elves, a snow-making machine and a spokesperson from Camelot will be there.

The numbers were 8, 12, 28, 30, 43 and 49. The lucky ticket-holder matched all six of these numbers.

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