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V Festival line-up announced

The line-up for V Festival on 22 and 23 August has been revealed.

Among the headline acts are Calvin Harris, Stereophonics and Kasabian.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 March.

For more on the line-up, visit the V Festival website.


Man seriously injured after crash destroys car

A man has been seriously injured after a crash on the A51 in Rugeley in Staffordshire this morning.

The car was badly damaged after the crash Credit: WMAS

It happened at about 7am, and an ambulance and an air ambulance attended the scene, as well as two off-duty paramedics who were on their way home from work at the time.

The man was taken to hospital for emergency treatment Credit: WMAS

Crews arrived to find a car that is believed to have left the road and been in a serious collision with a tree. The car had suffered considerable damage.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his early 30’s, suffered serious leg, pelvic and chest injuries.

He received emergency treatment at the scene and his condition was stabilised. The man was transferred by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital with the Doctor on board for further emergency treatment.

Considering the damage to the vehicle the man is fortunate not to be more seriously or even fatally injured.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Woman dies after crash in Staffordshire

A woman has died after a crash on the A5 in Staffordshire early this morning.

The car rolled over Credit: ITV News Central

The ambulance service was called to reports of a car that had rolled over on the road near junction 12 of the M6 motorway.

A spokesman for the service said crews arrived to find a car with extensive damage.

The woman who was driving the car had suffered multiple serious injuries and advanced life support was carried out by medics.

Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and sadly she was confirmed dead at the scene.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Council warns of sky lantern ban at Chinese New year

Staffordshire County Council is reaffirming its ban on sky lanterns in the county, with today being Chinese New Year.

They have been banned on all council land and property because of the risk they pose to livestock. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

They have been banned on all council land and property because of the risk they pose to livestock.

A special clause has been inserted into all new leases and licences preventing the use of the lanterns.

The move has received backing from the National Farmers Union, who wants to see an outright ban on the sale of sky lanterns.


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