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V Festival travel delays expected after M6 crash

Organisers of the V Festival in Staffordshire, which is tonight hosting pop's big names including Justin Bieber on his festival debut, have issued warnings about travel delays around the M6 for those heading back down the motorway.

A man has died after a crash on the M6 in Walsall and emergency teams are currently at the scene. The road is expected to be closed well into the night.

Police say a car and van involved in the crash have now been recovered.

Nearly 700 treated by medical staff at music festival

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There's been a slight rise this year in the number of people needing medical treatment at this year’s V Festival at Weston Park.

681 patients have been treated up to this morning, with 11 needing to be taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service say that thanks to the weather, injuries from slips, trips and falls have featured heavily, but other reasons for accessing medical help have been on-going conditions, and injuries sustained as a result of having drunk too much alcohol.


More than 200 fall ill at V Festival

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West Midlands Ambulance Service say 230 people have been treated at the festival site after turning up at the on-site medical centre.

Ambulance crews around Weston Park tended to a further 40 patients with 11 patients requiring hospital treatment.

These were mainly people with existing medical conditions, though a couple had sustained fractures after falls.

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