A woman has escaped serious injury despite her car being destroyed in a fire on the motorway.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a collision between a car and a lorry on the southbound carriageway of the M40, between junctions 13 and 12.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
Thankfully, the driver, a woman believed to be in her 20s, had already got out of the vehicle prior to it setting on fire.
She was treated by ambulance crews for back pain suffered in the collision and given pain relief before being transported to Warwick Hospital for further assessment. The driver of the lorry, a man, was uninjured in the incident.
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The University of Birmingham has said it is 'deeply shocked and saddened' after a body was discovered near the student village.
A spokesperson for the university said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened by today’s incident and await further information from the Emergency Services."
A man's body has been discovered close to the University of Birmingham this afternoon.
ITV News understands the incident does not involve students or staff from the university.
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A woman was raped in a pub car park in Bridgnorth in Shropshire.
The victim was approached by a stranger and attacked in the car park of the Falcon pub, between the hours of 1.30am and 2.30am on Sunday 19 February, police said.
The victim, in her 50s, is being supported by specialist officers following the attack.
Detectives have described incidents of this nature as concerning but very rare and are keen to reassure the public.
Extra patrols are being put on in the area and police say they are following a number of leads from an earlier appeal.
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