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Road closed following gas leak in Redditch

Road closed following gas leak in Redditch Credit: ITV News Central

A crash between a bus and a car has caused a gas leak in Redditch.

It happened at around 16:40 today (6 January) on the Ridgeway, adjacent to the junction of the B4090, Yew End. Two people received minor injuries from the crash.

The crash caused damage to a gas main pipe. Officers have cordoned off between one to two miles of road and residents from five properties in the immediate vicinity have also been evacuated.

Engineers from the National Grid have been called to deal with the leak. Traffic is being stopped and diverted at Egioake Lane.


Dozens of tractors ride in Worcestershire fundraiser

Boxing Day Tractor Run Credit: David Spruce

Dozens of tractors descended on Worcestershire on Boxing Day to raise hundreds of pounds for a local prostate support group.

The annual Boxing Day Tractor Run, organised by Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club, saw 78 tractors take part to raise money for the Kidderminster and Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Support Group.

The route through the Wyre Forest raised £1703 for the charity.

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