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Milk tanker crash leaves road flooded with milk

Milk spread out over the carriageway Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A road in Staffordshire was left flooded with milk after a car and a milk tanker collided on Sunday.

The crash happened at around 10.15am on the A515 in Draycott in the Clay. Ambulance crews arrived to find the milk tanker on its side and the car off the road down a grass slope.

The tanker ended up on its side Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The driver of the milk tanker was treated for a head injury and cuts before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

A woman who was in the car involved in the collision had to be removed from the car with the help of the fire service.


Man jailed for masterminding heroin deal behind bars

Samir Gulfaraz Credit: BPM Media

A jailed drug dealer who tried to mastermind a heroin deal from inside his cell using a smuggled mobile phone is back in prison.

Police discovered Samir Gulfaraz was co-ordinating a deal while serving in Featherstone Prison in Staffordshire.

Officers seized almost £50,000 worth of heroin in Trinity Road in Birmingham, in September 2014 after monitoring two people who were later found to be associates of 28-year-old Gulfaraz.

Thousands of pounds in cash and mobile phones were recovered, with text messages and calls showing another person was involved.

The number was tracked to the Featherstone area and it emerged Gulfaraz, who in jail at the time for supplying heroin, had tried to flush a mobile phone down a cell toilet after it was discovered by prison staff.

The phone was found to be the same number connected with the drugs in Aston and there were a number of messages about the drugs.

He was convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin and jailed for nine years and eight months at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday..


Inquest into woman's death after taking contraceptive pill

21-year-old Fallan Kurek, died in hospital in May last year Credit: BPM Media

An inquest is being held into the death of a teaching assistant who suffered a blood clot on her lung after taking the contraceptive pill.

21-year-old Fallan Kurek, died in hospital in May last year after being found collapsed at her home in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Miss Kurek, who doctors said had suffered a pulmonary embolism, is reported to have been taking the pill for just 25 days to regulate her periods.

Her father Brian, speaking to the media shortly after his daughter's death, said she had been looking forward to the rest of her life and described her as "confident, cheeky and bubbly".

The inquest will be heard at South Staffordshire Coroner's Court in Cannock.

Fallan was described by her father as "confident, cheeky and bubbly" Credit: BPM Media

Weekend Picks: Fine Food Farmers' Market

Fine Food Farmers' Market: Sat 16th January (Nicholson Museum & Gallery, Leek)

Credit: Fredrik von Erichsen/DPA/Press Association Images

This weekend the Nicholson museum and gallery will host a fine food farmers market on the cobbled streets of Leek. The event will bring together specialist local food from Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District producers.

For prices, opening times and more information

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