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Road remains closed after serious fire in Kingswinford

The A449 remains closed in both directions because of a serious fire that happened in the early hours of the morning at Hickory's Smokehouse.

Over 100 firefighters worked overnight to bring the fire under control. Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

Last night's severe blaze on Kidderminster Road in Wall Heath involved over 100 firefighters who worked to bring it under control.

Guests from a nearby hotel were evacuated but West Midlands Fire and Rescue service reported no-one was hurt.

Crews remain at the scene continuing to cut away and damp down the building. Credit: Oldbury Fire Station

The A449 remains closed between A4101 Lodge Lane and B4175 Dudley Road / Enville Road.

Traffic between Kidderminster and Wolverhampton is being affected but diversion are in place. The road could stay closed through rush hour.


Fire crews tackle large blaze in Kingswinford

Fire crews tackling the roof fire on Kidderminster road Credit: Twitter/West Midlands Fire

Residents are being urged to keep windows closed as twelve fire crews are at the scene tackling a large blaze on Kidderminster Road in Wall Heath.

The A449 is closed in both directions due to the building fire at Hickory's Smokehouse.

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No service on Great Western Railway between Worcester Foregate St and Hereford Credit: Fiona Hanson / PA Archive/Press Association Images

There is no service on the Great Western Railway between Worcester Foregate St and Hereford. This is due to urgent repairs to the track and a signalling problem.

Trains towards Hereford may terminate at Worcester Foregate Street. This is also affecting London Midland services.


Pilot sustains serious leg injury after microlight crash in Worcestershire field

West Midlands Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls to reports of a microlight which had crashed in Worcestershire.

Credit: ITV News Central

The microlight came down in a field off Holy Cross Lane between Clent and Belbroughton in Worcestershire at around 7.45pm last night.

The fire service were also responded to the incident.

Upon arrival ambulance staff found a microlight which had made an emergency landing in a field. The pilot and solo occupant, a man in his 40s, was out of the aircraft.

He had sustained a serious leg injury and chest pain. He was given trauma care by medics including pain relief before being fully immobilised.

Once stable, the man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further emergency care.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman
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Weekend Picks: Countryside Show & Food Festival

Countryside Show & Food Festival: Sat 13th - Sun 14th Aug (Far Forest Society Pavilion, Worcestershire)

Highlights from the stunt display team include: Quad Stunts, Ramp Jumping, Fire Stunts Explosions and Trick Riding Credit: Far Forest Society

After a successful event in 2015, attracting around 10,000 visitors, the organisers of Far Forest Countryside Show and Food Festival are holding another event this weekend.

The countryside show and food festival will include a food festival marquee for live demonstrations, a homecraft & hobbies marquee and an art exhibition.

As well as the stages and tents, there will be live entertainment throughout the day in the Main Arena.

For times, prices and more information visit:

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