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Two police officers injured in crash

Two police officers were injured in a crash last night, after their marked police car had a collision while responding to an emergency call.

The crash happened at this junction last night Credit: Google Street View

The two male officers, based at West Bromwich police station, were heading to reports of an assault when they crashed into another vehicle, at around 10.50pm in Coles Lane at the junction with Hill Top.

One of the officers was taken to hospital after being helped out of the car by firefighters. He was later discharged. The other officer suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the other car was not injured.

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Man dies after motorbike and van crash

A man has died after a crash between a motorbike and a van in the Black Country.

The biker died as a result of the crash Credit: ITV News Central

It happened on Pedmore Road at the Junction with The Gateway in Brierley Hill, just before 7pm on Tuesday.

The crash caused the bike rider to come off his bike, and despite efforts from paramedics, his injuries proved fatal.

Police want witnesses of the crash between the white Honda motorbike and white Ford van to come forward.

The driver of the van was spoken to at the scene and police inquiries are ongoing.

I am keen to trace any additional witnesses who have not yet provided their details to us.

The family of the man have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time."

– Sergeant Alan Wood, West Midlands Police

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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into lorry

A motorcyclist has been fatally injured following a road traffic collision with a lorry near Lichfield.

West Midland Ambulance Service attended the scene. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Midlands Ambulance Service, including the air ambulance from Cosford, received a call at about 8.45am yesterday and responded to the crash. However, the motorcyclist was confirmed dead at the scene.

Crews arrived to find a motorcycle and lorry that had been in collision. The man riding the motorcycle had suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

“Advanced life support was carried out by medics, with the support of an off duty fireman and retired police officer, but unfortunately despite their best efforts, sadly nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The driver of the lorry, a man, was assessed and discharged at scene.”

– A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Report: Iconic Goodyear Wolverhampton plant to close

More than 300 workers are facing redundancy tonight with the closure of the iconic Goodyear tyre-making plant in Wolverhampton.

Unions described the move as "a devastating blow".

The factory has been a rich part of the Midlands' manufacturing heritage for nearly nine decades and closing it has been described as "the end of an era". Watch Peter Bearne's full report:

Managing Director of Goodyear says company must "remain competitive"

Managing Director of Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK, Erich Fric, has given ITV Central an interview regarding the closure of the company's Wolverhampton branch.

He's said that today is a "sad day for both the company and people in Wolverhampton", but they need to consider changes to "remain competitive".

According to Fric, there are "big pressures from Asian imports into Europe" and the company currently has existing capacity in other facilities.

However, it is their aim to "minimise redundancies" if the closure does go ahead.

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