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Motorcyclist dies after collision with car on A5

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a car on the A5 this morning.

It happened on the road between Queens Head and Oswestry at about 7.30am this morning.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said despite best efforts, it wasn’t possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

The man driving the car was shaken by what had happened, but was uninjured and was discharged.

The A5 in Shropshire will be closed until further notice. Credit: OPU Shropshire


Shropshire Council statement on broadband

Shropshire Council statement on broadband Credit: PA

We have been looking at the subject of broadband in the West Midlands.

Our correspondent Phil Brewster has been examining what is being done to upgrade our broadband network.

In response to our feature, a spokesperson from Shropshire Council said:

More than 53,000 households and businesses in the county are now able to order a faster fibre service.

The council acknowledges some remote premises may be unable to benefit currently due to the limitations of the copper technology.

But we remain committed to our aspiration of providing all premises with access to superfast broadband by 2020.

– Shropshire Council spokesperson

Man trapped after car collision for 90 minutes

Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man was trapped for 90 minutes in the wreckage of a car after a collision with a van.

The crash happened at 9.15pm last night on the A41 at Sandford to the south of Whitchurch in Shropshire.

An off duty community first responder from Albrighton came across the crash only a few minutes after it had happened and stopped to provide assistance.

The driver of the car, thought to be in his 20s, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The front seat passenger, a woman to be in her late teens was also taken to hospital for treatment.


Firefighters tackle blaze at home in Telford

Scene of fire in Telford Credit: Lee Taylor

An investigation is underway after a fire at a house in Telford. It started overnight at a property in Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are damping down this morning and say everyone in the house has been accounted for.

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