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61-year-old suffers head injury after quad bike fall

A 61-year-old man has suffered a head injury after falling from a quad bike in Staffordshire.

He reportedly knocked himself unconscious after the fall, which happened in Yoxall, near Burton-on-Trent this afternoon.

A land and an air ambulance were sent to the scene to help the man, who is now be treated at one of the region's major trauma centres.

Crews arrived to find a 61-year-old man who was in a confused and agitated state after falling from his quad bike that reportedly tipped over.

It is believed he was initially knocked unconscious for approximately five minutes in the incident and following assessment from paramedics he was treated on scene for an isolated head injury.

He was then transported by land ambulance to University Hospital North Staffordshire, with the air crew travelling with him to continue treatment en-route.

The nature of the incident meant the man’s injuries could have been much more serious and it is somewhat fortunate that they did not prove to be so

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

V Festival leftovers to become humanitarian aid

Tents and camping equipment that has been left behind at Weston Park in Staffordshire after V Festival last weekend will become life-savers as part of humanitarian aid.

Keith Gator is one of 500 volunteers cleaning up the site, and he says some of the tents will even become homes for people in disaster areas.

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V Festival site after thousands descend on Staffordshire

The aftermath of V festival
The aftermath of V festival Credit: ITV News Central

More than 500 volunteers are tidying up the V Festival campsite, with all the leftover tents to be given to charity.

The tents and camping equipment are collected, cleaned up and then donated.

Tens of thousands of music fans turned out to the three-day event in Staffordshire this weekend.

See pictures of fans visiting V Festival

More than 500 volunteers are tidying up and donating tents to charity
More than 500 volunteers are tidying up and donating tents to charity Credit: ITV News Central

Lichfield star inspires England's Rugby World Cup win

Lichfield centre Emily Scarratt led England's Women's Rugby team to a 21-9 World Cup win over Canada. She scored 16 points from a try, conversion and three penalties, with her 74th-minute solo touchdown securing the world title glory at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris, setting off jubilant celebrations.

It is the first time England have been crowned world champions since 1994, and it ends a run of three successive World Cup final defeats, all against New Zealand.

The Prime Minister and many others, including Midlands' rugby clubs have tweeted their congratulations to England's players after their historic win.

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Huge congratulations to @englandrugby Women on their first World Cup triumph in 20 years. Your country is so proud of you. #WRWC2014

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Congrats to the England girls, who smashed it in the World Cup final today! @englandrugby #champs

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World champions @vickyfleetwood @emilyscarratt - you must bring your medals down to matchday with the Tigers some day soon!

The Lichfield star Emily Scarratt who played a huge part in the win also tweeted a picture after the game.

In the festival spirit - fancy dress fun at V Festival

Revellers having an 'udderly' good time at Weston Park
Revellers having an 'udderly' good time by the Virgin Media Stage at Weston Park Credit: PA
All white on the night - but how long did this wedding dress cope with festival mud?
All white on the night - but how long did this wedding dress cope with festival mud? Credit: PA
Pretty in pink - lad turned ladettes on day one of V at Weston Park
Pretty in pink - lad turned ladettes on day one of V at Weston Park Credit: PA
Fans packed right to the front of the Virgin Media Stage
Fans packed right to the front of the Virgin Media Stage Credit: PA
Day glo is the way to go if you want to find your mates!
Day glo is the way to go if you want to find your mates! Credit: PA
Face paint is the order of the day - especially if you want to get noticed at the front.
Face paint is the order of the day - especially if you want to get noticed at the front. Credit: PA

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Pop royalty rocks V Festival first day at Weston Park

Rita Ora takes tot eh Arena stage on Day 1 of V Festival 2014 at Weston park in Staffordshire
Rita Ora takes to the Arena stage on Day 1 of V Festival 2014 at Weston park in Staffordshire Credit: PA
Fireworks light up the sky for Swedish dance titans Axwell & Ingrosso for their headline set on the MTV stage
Fireworks light up the sky for Swedish dance titans Axwell & Ingrosso for their headline set on the MTV stage Credit: PA
Lily Allen treated the crowds to her new album and her classics on the Virgin Media stage
Lily Allen treated the crowds to her new album and her classics on the Virgin Media stage Credit: PA
Disco legend Nile Rogers and Chic show they still have what it takes in a line-up dominated by pop
Disco legend Nile Rogers and Chic show they still have what it takes in a line-up dominated by pop Credit: PA
Tiny Tempah was the penultimate act of the day on the MTV Stage
Tiny Tempah was the penultimate act of the day on the MTV Stage Credit: PA
Scottish singer Paulo Nutini performed before tens of thousands ahead of headliners The Killers
Scottish singer Paulo Nutini performed before tens of thousands ahead of headliners The Killers Credit: PA

Man airlifted from V Festival in Staffordshire

Sunrise at the V Festival in Staffordshire
Sunrise at the V Festival in Staffordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been airlifted from the V Festival in Staffordshire after suffering chest pains.

The patient in his sixties, was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

So far West Midlands Ambulance Service says it's treated 483 patients, with most needing attention for minor medical issues or existing medical conditions.

Yesterday three people needed treatment when they suffered serious side effects after taking a blue coloured pill they believed was Class A Drug ecstasy.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“With nearly 300 staff and volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the weekend, the team is providing a first-class medical service ensuring festival goers can enjoy themselves safely.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service

Read more: 3 suffer serious side effects taking blue pills at V Festival

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Emergency treatment for trio after taking pills at V festival

Three festival-goers suffered “serious side-effects” after taking a drug they thought was ecstasy at V Festival, prompting a police warning, the Press Association has reported.

The blue tablets, known as “Blue Ghost”, have left the three people at the music event near Telford requiring emergency medical treatment. Police have seized a small number of the tablets.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Emergency teams have treated three people who took a blue tablet they believed to be ecstasy at V Festival in Weston Park. All had serious side-effects after taking the tablets and needed urgent medical treatment.

“If you see anything suspicious contact the on-site police or security immediately ... if you have taken any of these tablets. contact emergency teams immediately.”

Anyone with any information about drugs can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or in an emergency 999.

More: Campaign to raise awareness over 'legal high' dangers

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