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Police search for missing Shropshire boy

Concern is growing for the welfare of 17 year-old Hayden Gardiner, who has not been seen since the afternoon of Friday 14th August.

Hayden was last seen on the Lower Lacon Caravan Park near Wem, Shropshire on Friday 14th August 2015 at 2pm.

If anyone has seen Hayden or has any information as to his whereabouts, please contact West Mercia Police as a matter of urgency on 101.

Elderly man impales leg on bale spike in Shropshire

The man who is in his eighties was conscious and stable throughout the rescue. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been flown to a major trauma centre after a bale spike tine went into his right knee.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a farm near Whixhall shortly after 10.20am today.

A paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

“The man who is in his eighties was conscious and stable throughout the rescue. The fire service cut the spike free from the tractor, but it remained in his leg. Ambulance crews managed the wound with the spike in situ and gave him fluids, analgesia and oxygen.Preparations were in place in case of a haemorrhage and he was flown to Royal Stoke University Hospital.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Three people involved in Shropshire collision

They were treated at the Royal Stoke University Hospital Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two adults and a child have been taken to hospital following a road traffic collision on the A41 at Hinstock, Shropshire, yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called just after 3.30pm. Three ambulances were sent to the scene.

Crews responded to a road traffic collision involving a car and lorry.

“The car driver, a man in his sixties, was found to have a reduced level of consciousness when crews arrived at the scene. He was stabilised and taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further assessment.

“A four year old boy who was a passenger was treated for a facial laceration. The child was also taken to the same hospital.

“The lorry driver was treated for lower back pain.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Two men airlifted after car and lorry collide in Telford crash

Two people have been airlifted to hospital. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Two people were ejected from their vehicle and subsequently airlifted to hospital following a collision between a car and a lorry in Telford yesterday afternoon.

There were three patients in total from the incident at the Crudginton crossroads where the A442 meets the B5062.

Crews arrived to find a car with significant front end damage following a collision with a lorry.

“There were three patients in total, all men in their 20s from the car. Two of them had been ejected from the vehicle in the collision, one through the driver’s side window and one through the rear windscreen.

“The front seat passenger was treated for cuts to his face, a suspected fracture nose and injuries to his mouth before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital. The hospital had been alerted to the man’s condition prior to his arrival.

“The man travelling in the back of the car was also treated for injuries to his face, cuts to his head and abdominal pain. He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on alert.

“The car driver was treated for a head injury and taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The lorry driver was uninjured in the incident.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman


Police appeal for missing 73-year-old Shropshire man

Edward Pimlott is missing Credit: West Mercia Police

Officers in Shropshire are appealing for help to find a missing 73-year-old man from Bishop's Castle.

Edward Pimlott left his house in a black BMW 1 Series (reg FR11 EHC) at around 3pm.

The vehicle was later spotted heading east on the A483 in Welshpool at 5.20pm.

Edward is described as being white, with short blond hair and about 5 foot 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans, a black fleece jacket and grey slippers.

If you see Edward or know of his whereabouts please call 101 and quote incident 0676s of 3rd August 2015.

Ward at Ludlow Hospital closes due to nurse shortages

Stretton ward at Ludlow Community Hospital is to close today because of a lack of trained nurses. It is merging with Dinham ward on the ground floor of the hospital.

Ludlow Community Hospital has faced nurse shortages Credit: ITV News

More than 2,600 people signed a petition over the decision.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust says it will still be providing the same number of beds and access for patients.

In a statement, the trust said:

We have experienced some serious nurse shortages over the last couple of years and despite many creative recruitment drives still do not have enough trained nurses.

If the nurses are on the same floor it is much easier for them to support each other across the wards areas, keeping patients and carers safe and providing a much more supportive working environment for our staff.

The move is an interim arrangement and will be monitored carefully to ensure there are no unintended consequences.

– Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
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