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Man airlifted and bike bursts into flames after crash

A man was airlifted to hospital in Birmingham after a serious crash this evening Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Tamworth during rush hour this evening.

The accident happened on River Drive, near the Snowdome, just before 5pm. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, had come off the road and was flown off his bike before colliding with the central reservation railings and roadsigns. His motorcycle had burst into flames.

When medical crews arrived at the scene, by standers were already administering first aid. The man had sustained chest and abdominal injuries as well as multiple limb fractures.

He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for surgery and emergency treatment.

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Woman celebrates birthday on wrong day for 99 years

A 100-year old woman has discovered she has spent the last 99-years celebrating her birthday on the wrong day.

Evelyn Frost, from Tamworth, marked her birthday on the correct day for the first time earlier this week, when she turned 100 on Wednesday.

100-year-old Evelyn Frost, from Tamworth, had been celebrating her birthday a day late for 99-years Credit: Caters News Agency

She had spent her life believing it was a day later, on April 17th, until she recently applied for her birth certificate in order to register for her letter from the Queen.

After receipt of her birth certificate, it was discovered her date of birth was in fact April 16th 1914 and so Mrs Frost celebrated her centenary on Wednesday.

Two car collision in Tamworth leaves four injured

Four people were left injured after a collision involving two cars in Tamworth at around 10pm on Wednesday night.

West Midlands Ambulance Service dispatched four ambulances to the incident at the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, along with a community first responder and a paramedic area support officer.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

Two elderly men were in one of the cars involved. They both had chest pains and were taken to Good Hope Hospital. There were three young men in the other car. The driver and front seat passenger had neck and back pains and were both immobilised as a precaution and taken to the same hospital. The rear seat passenger was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with lamppost

A motorcyclist suffered back and internal injuries after crashing into a lamppost in Staffordshire overnight.

The man, who was in his 20s, was travelling along Silver Link Road in Glascote, Tamworth, shortly before 10pm when the crash happened.

The crash happened in Tamworth shortly before 10pm Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

Paramedics found him lying on the ground near the lamppost with the bike nearby.

He was immobilised using a neck collar and spinal board before being rushed to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire.

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Drayton Manor 'screams' into the record books

The longest scream lasted 8 minutes and 45 seconds Credit: Drayton Manor Park

Drayton Manor theme park in Tamworth has 'screamed' into the record books today.

Over three thousand people gathered in the park this morning to record the longest scream by a crowd of people, maintaining 80 decibels for eight minutes and 45 seconds.

The previous record stood at just two minutes and five seconds.

Over 3,000 people showed up in onesies Credit: Drayton Manor Park

Not content with one Guinness World Record the park also reclaimed the record for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies with 3,152.

Drayton Manor broke two Guinness World Records Credit: ITV News Central

Colin Bryan, the park's Group CEO and Managing Director, said:

The atmosphere today has been electric and for the second year running the weather has been in our favour. Seeing such a huge crowd gathered in their onesies was quite a spectacle, and there were some very interesting styles!

Man suffers serious internal injuries in crash

A man suffered serious internal injuries when his car crashed in Staffordshire in the early hours of today.

The man was found collapsed on the ground away from his car, which had landed around five metres down an embankment off Trinity Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth.

The crash happened on Trinity Road, Kingsbury, Tamworth Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

The crash happened shortly before 2am today.

The man was treated for internal injuries and given an anaesthetic at the scene, before being taken to the major trauma centre at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

The hospital was pre-warned and medics were on standby for his arrival.

Tamworth woman wins 'Slimmer of the Year'

A woman from Tamworth has won a 'Slimmer of the Year' award after losing 11 stone in 11 months.

Melissa before she lost 11st in weight Credit: ITV News Central

Having spent most of her life overweight it was health problems that forced Melissa Bridges to change her lifestyle and lose weight.

Melissa can now fit into one leg of her old trousers Credit: ITV News Central

Her 21st birthday was spent waiting for an MRI scan after a suspected stroke, but doctors now say she is healthy.

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