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Residents 'disgusted' over road not being included in 20mph plans

Birmingham City Council announced a pilot scheme this month to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on many residential streets Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Sparkbrook say they are 'disgusted' that a road through their neighbourhood where a pedestrian was killed by a car last year has not been included in new council speed restriction plans.

Birmingham City Council announced a pilot scheme this month to reduce the speed limit to 20mph on many residential streets.

The plans, which do not include Kyotts Lake Road, are open to public consultation and the council says they will consider views and feedback before the final maps are agreed.

Evacuations as car crashes into shop causing gas leak

The shop front was severely damaged from the car crashing into it Credit: ITV Central

A car crashed into a shop in Sparkbrook causing a gas leak which led to several people being evacuated.

The accident happened just after 9.00am this morning.

The emergency services evacuated seven adults and two children whilst a gas leak was fixed.

The car ruptured the gas pipes causing a gas leak with several people evacuated Credit: ITV Central

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