A woman has been killed in a car crash in Shropshire this evening.
The accident happened on the A456 just outside Burford at around 5:15pm.
Paramedics arrived to find that two cars had crashed. One of the cars' drivers - a woman - was trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle, which had rolled over.
"Sadly, it quickly became apparent to staff that nothing could be done to save the patient and she was confirmed dead on scene."
The man in the other car suffered abdominal pain but was discharged at the scene.
Over £20 million of public investment has been pledged to reduce the flood risk across the English Severn and Wye area over the next six years.
Members of the Environment Agency's Coastal Committee pledged around £6 million to help pay for flood alleviation works across the area.
National Grant in Aid funds were announced by the government last month.
The extra money will pay for the following schemes:
- A £1.2 million flood alleviation scheme in Much Wenlock which will involve creating flood storage to reduce the risk of flooding to 142 properties
- The £3 million Badsey Brook Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to approximately 290 properties along Badsey and Bunches Brook in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot
- The £1.6 million surface water flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to up to 159 properties in Whaddon, Cheltenham
- The £300,000 Bedworth Flood Alleviation scheme, which reduces the risk of flooding to 40 properties in the Delamere Road area of Bedworth
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An eighth West Mercia Police staff member has been served with a misconduct notice over the way the force dealt with a previous attack by Jamie Reynolds.
Reynolds murdered schoolgirl Georgia Williams in 2013. Just five years earlier, he had lured a young girl back to his Telford home and tried to strangle her.
Devon & Cornwall Police is investigating allegations of misconduct against West Mercia Police force. Six officers were served with misconduct notices in September, and a seventh in November.
In a statement, the Force said:
“On Monday 12th January officers served a misconduct notice in relation to professional standards on a West Mercia Police staff member.
“Following an initial investigation, Devon and Cornwall Police officers served misconduct notices in relation to professional standards on six West Mercia police officers between Thursday 4 September and Monday 8 September.
“A seventh serving West Mercia police officer was served with a misconduct notice on Friday 14th November in relation to the ongoing investigation.
“All of the complainants are being supported and regularly informed of the progress of the investigation.
“Devon and Cornwall Police continue to carry out a thorough investigation with a view to presenting a final report to West Mercia Police.”
A Ludlow company say they have seen a huge rise in sales of Marmalade as the Paddington Bear movie is being credited with encouraging children across the country to try it.
Reports in recent years have shown a generational divide with only 18% of young people eating marmalade compared to nearly two thirds of people over 55.
But the children's film is reportedly changing that, with The Ludlow Food Centre seeing sales rise by 23% compared to last year.
A teenager has been charged with supplying ecstasy after three men died as a result of taking a potentially dangerous batch of the drug.
Adrian Lubecki, 19, of St Matthews Street in Ipswich, will appear before magistrates tomorrow to face counts of supplying the drug, and possession with intent to supply.
Two other men also from Ipswich, aged 20 and 26, were also arrested on supplying controlled drugs and have been bailed while investigations continue.
The arrests came after two men, aged 22 and 24, died in Ipswich on Christmas Eve and New Year's Day, along with a third man, 20, in Rendlesham, Suffolk.
The death of a fourth man from Telford, Shropshire, is also being linked to the rogue batch, believed to be red and emblazoned with a Superman logo.
Police are urging anyone who has any of the pills to hand them in.
A body discovered in a river at Cressage in Shropshire has been formally identified as missing Daniel Hodgin from Telford.
The 20-year-old, from Madeley in Telford, was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday 23 November following a night out with friends in Shrewsbury.
Extensive searches have been carried out since his disappearance and several appeals have been released by West Mercia Police, in liaison with Daniel’s family.
His body was found at around 12.25pm on New Years Eve. His family and the coroner have been made aware.
His death is being treated as unexplained at this time.
Our thoughts go out to Daniel’s family and friends at this very sad time. This is a tragic loss of life, of someone so young.
All of our officers involved in the investigation into Daniel’s disappearance have shown a great deal of commitment and professionalism and we’d particularly like to thank West Midlands Search and Rescue for their integral role in the search.
A body has been found in the river at Cressage in Shropshire just before 12:30 today.
Formal identification has not yet taken place and the death is being treated as unexplained.
Daniel Hodgin, aged 20 from Madeley in Telford, was reported missing in the early hours of Sunday 23rd November after he failed to return from a night out in Shrewsbury.
DS Rob Mountford said,
"Formal identification has not yet taken place but Daniel’s family has been made aware. My thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.
I would like to thank West Midlands Search and Rescue Team for their help. The investigation into Daniel's disappearance still continues."
A doctor from Shropshire who travelled back from Sierra Leone with a nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola, has described the quarantine system as bizarre.
Dr Martin Deahl from Newport sat next to the nurse Pauline Cafferkey on the flight into Heathrow on Sunday. She's since been confirmed with the illness.
They'd been among thirty medics sent out to West Africa to help with the Ebola epidemic.
Today Dr Deahl told ITV news he thought it was illogical that he and the other volunteers were told they could take public transport home from the airport but then should avoid it for the next three weeks.
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