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Children rescued from Sutton Coldfield flat fire

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Five people including two children were left needing minor treatment after a flat fire in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.

It happened at a property in Redway Court, Mount View, Sutton Coldfield, A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“Firefighters used a ladder to rescue two adult women and two young children from a third floor flat.Thankfully, none of those rescued were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation and they were all discharged at the scene. Ambulance staff carried out assessments on a 29 year old woman, a 17 month old boy and a 3 month old girl, a second adult woman declined an assessment. An 82 year old woman and a 49 year old man who were in the same block were also assessed by ambulance staff; both were discharged after check-ups on their breathing.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Storm Doris causes train cancellations

Trains have been cancelled in the Midlands Credit: PA

West Midlands Fire Service announce that trains from Birmingham New Street to Sutton Coldfield will be cancelled for most of the day.

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Passenger upset after lorry bridge crash

Photo of lorry bridge crash in Sutton Coldfield Credit: BPM media

Passengers on the Cross City rail line and motorists faced delays this morning after a lorry smashed into a railway bridge in Sutton Coldfield.

It happened at around 7:30am close to Blake Street Railway Station, on the A4026 Blake Street in Four Oaks.

Passengers appeared less than sympathetic to the lorry driver responsible:

Charlotte Henderson tweeted:

And Georgia Tims added:

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