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Two in hospital after car burst into flames in crash

Two people have been taken to hospital after a car burst into flames when it crashed in Warwickshire today.

Paramedics were called to Alcester Road in Little Alne, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden at around 8.40am to reports of a crash between two cars.

The crash happened in Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, this morning Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

One of the cars - a red Corsa - was left little more than a shell after catching fire. The driver, aged 18, was taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire for treatment.

His two passengers, who were of a similar age, were discharged at the scene.

The Corsa was left little more than a burned-out shell after setting alight Credit: Wes

The driver of the second car, a silver Ford, was treated for back and neck pain. The man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered neck and back pain and was taken to Warwick Hospital for further treatment.



Phones4U: Who to call with questions

A list of contact numbers has been released for Phones4U customers who have questions over their existing contracts or insurance policy.

It comes as the Staffordshire-based chain goes into administration. All 550 UK stores are closed today and the website has gone offline.

The message on the Phones4U website Credit: Phones4U

Anyone with any questions can call the following numbers:

  • Phones 4u Customer Service 0844 8712253
  • Technical Support 0844 8712233
  • Handset Repairs 0844 8712269
  • Phones 4u Care (Insurance) 0844 8710535
  • LIFE Mobile Customer Service 0844 3221133
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Phones 4u 'heartbroken' as it enters administration

Phones 4u's official Twitter account says the team is "heartbroken" that the company has been placed into administration threatening over 5,500 jobs.

Entrepreneur John Caudwell, who founded the business in the 1980s and sold it in 2006 for nearly £1.5bn, also took to Twitter to say how "sickened and saddened" he was by the news.

Van driver suffers severe head injury in crash

A van driver suffered a severe head injury after crashing into a wall in Staffordshire this morning.

The woman, aged 42, was anaesthetised at the scene while emergency crews worked to free her from the van.

The female van driver suffered a severe head injury in the crash Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

She was then taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital North Staffordshire for further treatment.

Paramedics were called to Draycott Lane in Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, shortly after 5.30am and found the van had left the road and smashed into a wall.

Phones4U boss warns of higher prices for customers

The collapse of mobile phone chain Phones4U will mean higher prices for customers in the UK, company bosses have warned.

As he prepares to put the company into administration, Phones4U chief executive David Kassler said it was a "very sad day" for both customers and staff.

The chief executive says the firm going into administration will mean less competition and higher prices. Credit: PA

He issued a warning that less competition in the market would mean customers ultimately shouldering a higher monthly fee.

Today is a very sad day for our customers and our staff.

If the mobile network operators decline to supply us, we do not have a business. A good company making profits of over £100 million, employing thousands of decent people has been forced into administration.

The great service we have provided should have guaranteed a strong future, but unfortunately our network partners have decided otherwise.

The ultimate result will be less competition, less choice and higher prices for mobile customers in the UK.

– David Kassler, Phones4U chief executive
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