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Autistic RAF veteran gets new mobility scooter after it was stolen

Chris Hollins

An autistic man who had his mobility scooter stolen has had it replaced after an appeal by his friend.

RAF veteran Chris Hollins, from Staffordshire, had the scooter stolen in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Barry Lewis from the Burslem Rotary Clubheard the news while he was playing golf and went to deliver his spare mobility scooter to Chris' house.

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Travel update: M6 closed after lorry fire

Fire crews are currently tackling a lorry fire on the M6. The Northbound carriageway is closed between Junction 16 for Stoke-on-Trent and Junction 17 for Crewe.

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New £250million rail junction opens to ease bottleneck

Passengers using the West Coast Mainline will soon see shorter journey times, and experience fewer delays. That's what Network Rail say will happen now that they've opened up a new junction near Stafford to ease a bottleneck.

The project at Norton Bridge was completed 18 months ahead of schedule, and those involved say they're thrilled. But not everyone in the area is happy with the impact the work has had. Matt Ratcliffe reports.

Man found lying on road with serious head injuries

A man was found semi-conscious with serious head injuries on a road in Burton on Trent early this morning.

He had sustained multiple injuries. Credit: ITV News Central

The man, estimated to be in his 20s, was found by a passing motorist opposite the Shell Garage in Belvederre Road at about 4.20am today. The driver pulled him out of the road for safety.

Two ambulances, one from East Midlands Ambulance Service and one from West Midlands Ambulance Service, were sent to the scene along with a rapid response vehicle.

The man, who was estimated to be in his 20s, had suffered multiple injuries, the most serious of which was to his head.

After a doctor's assessment the man was anaesthetised inside an ambulance and then taken by the crew to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman
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