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Two men injured after crash near oil terminal in Warwickshire

Two men have been injured after a two vehicle crash left one van on its side in Kingsbury this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the Kingsbury Road, near to the Oil Terminal at 6.45am today (Friday).

Scene of crash Credit: Gordon Pincock

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

The van driver, a man in his 50s, was trapped in the vehicle due to the position it had landed. Upon assessment ambulance staff found he had sustained neck and pelvic pain and was given pain relief before the fire service worked around them to release the man from the van. Once extricated, he was immobilised with a neck collar and spinal board before being taken to Heartlands Hospital for further care.

The car driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, was described as ‘walking wounded’ and had suffered a hand injury and general aches and pains. He was treated by ambulance staff before being taken by land ambulance to George Eliot Hospital as a precaution.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
Scene of crash Credit: Gordon Pincock

Aviva Women's Tour underway in the Midlands

Stage 2 of the Aviva Women's Tour is now underway in Warwickshire.

The riders set off from Atherstone this morning and will cross the finish line in Stratford on Avon at around 2pm.

Elite cyclists on the starting line for Aviva Women's Tour

Some of the world's top women cyclists will pass through Warwickshire today. The county is hosting the Aviva Women's Tour for the first time.

The one hundred and forty kilometre stage will pass through Atherstone, Kenilworth, Warwick, Shipston-on-Stour and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Weekend Picks: Classic & Vintage Commercial Show

Classic & Vintage Commercial Show: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June (British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire)

More than 400 classic and vintage vehicles will be on display Credit: British Motor Museum

Step back in time to days gone by as more than 400 classic and vintage vehicles will be on display at the British Motor Museum this weekend.

On display will be an array of commercial vehicles including the lightweight Morris J Type and Ford Transit van through to the Scammell Heavy Haulage Tractors. There will also be an indoor model show within the Museum with more than 160 tables of models on display.

Organisers say the event is one of the largest classic commercial shows in Europe, attracts a number of overseas visitors.

“This show is a real step back in time and a fascinating nostalgia trip, even for those not interested in commercial vehicles. We’re expecting around 4,000 visitors to attend and around 400 vehicles on display for everyone to enjoy”.

– Tom Caren, Show Manager, British Motor Museum

For opening times, prices and more information visit: https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/

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Weekend Picks: Food Festival

Food Festival: Sat 11th - Sun 12th June (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Headline chefs are expected to attend Ragley Hall this weekend for the Great British Food Festival Credit: Ragley Hall

This weekend sees the return of the Great British Food Festival to Ragley Hall.

Alongside wonderful food and drink producers, there’ll be headline chef demonstrations, foodie talks, live music and entertainment for the children.

The Chef Demo stage will be welcoming Great British Bake Off finalists Luis Troyano and Miranda Gore Browne, who’ll later e judging the popular Cake Off competition where amateur bakers compete in three baking categories.

“We hope that people will head over to Ragley for some summer foodie fun this event brings.”

– Dan Maycock, Director.

For opening times and more information visit: http://www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/

Queueing traffic due to debris on road on A38

Queueing traffic due to debris on road on A38 Credit: PA

There is queueing traffic due to earlier debris on the A38(M) Aston Expressway outbound stretch in Birmingham.

It is affecting traffic between B4132 Waterlinks Boulevard / Victoria Road (Park Circus) and M6 J6 / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road (Spaghetti Junction).

All lanes have now re-opened.

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