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Weekend Picks: Bleak Midwinter Living History Weekend

Volunteers at the Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove in Worcestershire are welcoming visitors into their historic houses to experience how our ancestors survived winters in the past.

Baking in the Victorian Tollhouse in Bromsgrove Credit: Avoncroft Museum

"With all our modern-day conveniences and central heating, it is easy to forget how hard life could be for our ancestors during the winter. Re-enactors will be staying in the historic houses at Avoncroft Museum and living as they would have done in the past, cooking typical meals, doing day-to-day chores and playing traditional games to pass the time. Audience participation is actively encouraged!”

– Simon Carter, Director of Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

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Woman airlifted to hospital after crash

A woman who had to be cut free from her vehicle following a two car RTC has been airlifted to a major trauma centre yesterday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the junction of the A4103 and Clapham Lane in Rushwick, Worcestershire, shortly before 1.35pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic area support officer and the Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham to the scene.

On arrival, crews discovered two cars that had suffered significant front end damage in the collision, both with one patient inside.

A group of A&E consultants from Leicester Royal Infirmary were already on scene prior to the arrival of crews and assisted throughout with the treatment of patients.

A woman believed to be in her 50s had to be cut free through the roof of her car with the help of the fire service, before being airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. From the second car, a 19-year-old man was treated for a leg injury and suspected pelvic injury and was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital by land ambulance.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

ROADS: M5 lane closure: 7 vehicles involved in accident

One lane of the M5 Southbound between junctions 7 and 8 near Worcestershire is closed after an accident involving 7 vehicles.


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