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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.


Tributes paid to three who died in Tamworth collision

The family of three people who died in a collision near Tamworth on December 6 have paid tribute to them.

Margaret Helen Stewart, 42, died when the car she was driving collided with a lorry.

Two teenage passengers, 16-year-old Damien Stewart of Kingsbury and 15-year-old Dion Walker-Smith of Tamar, Wilnecote also died in the collision.

Margaret Stewart, Damien Stewart and Dion Walker-Smith died in the collision Credit: Warwickshire Police

The family have issued the following statement:

"There are no words that can be said to explain the absolute devastation we feel right now, Our lives will never ever be the same, they were cruelly taken from us far too soon. We will miss them all so much, and they will be forever in our hearts.

"We have truly been touched by the support shown and wish to thank everyone."

Police continue to investigate the collision.

Midlands Matchday live: Tamworth out of FA Cup

Tamworth's Justin Richards (left) battles with Derrick Williams Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Tamworth have been knocked out of the FA Cup, following a 2-1 defeat at home to League One side Bristol City.

Sam Baldock scored in the 83rd minute, to add to Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' first half opener for Bristol City, to make it 2-0, and out of sight for Conference side Tamworth.

The home side did manage to score a late goal through Andy Todd, but it was not enough to put them into the Third Round draw, which takes place shortly.

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