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Miliband visits Worcester on final weekend of campaigning

Labour Party leader speaks during a Question Time event at the Tudor Grange Academy. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ed Miliband has been speaking at a People's Question Time event at Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester.

He also took an impromptu walk around the city centre answering questions put to him by members of the public.

During the visit Mr Miliband denied an 8ft stone bearing Labour’s six election pledges was a gimmick.

He said "I'm going to leave the landscape gardening part of this to other people. I don't measure the curtains or the garden."

Woman rescued after car submerged in water

West Midlands Ambulance are urging motorists to take extra care when approaching fords. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

West Midlands Ambulance Service rescued a woman who was trapped inside her car after it was submerged in water in Trescott, Worcestershire.

She got into trouble just after 8am, after trying to drive through a ford in Furnace Grange Road which had been hit by heavy overnight rainfall.

She and another man who managed to free himself from the car were both uninjured in the incident.

When approaching a ford, it is essential to slow down and check water levels on the relevant marker posts before attempting to pass through.

If you are unsure of the depth it is advisable to try and find an alternative route.

If safely negotiating a ford, always check your breaks once out of the other side as it is highly likely they will have got wet whilst passing through.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

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Princess Anne to officially open Worcestershire Oncology Centre

The £25 million centre means 95% of radiotherapy will be delivered within the county Credit: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Worcestershire's brand new Oncology Centre will be officially opened by Princess Anne today.

The £25 million centre means 95% of radiotherapy will be delivered within the county - a huge improvement for patients that used to have to travel miles for treatment.

The princess will also visit the hospital's new Meadow Birth Centre.

We are honoured that HRH The Princess Royal has chosen to visit the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The new Oncology Centre is a major development for patients in Worcestershire whilst the birth centre will give mums-to-be the choice of having their baby in a unit run by midwives.

– Harry Turner, chairman, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

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Driver guilty of manslaughter in school coach crash

A coach driver has been found guilty of manslaughter after a crash in France in which a teacher from Worcestershire was killed.

The crash happened 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 Credit: ITV News

The coach crashed 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 as the group from Alvechurch School returned from a skiing trip.

Peter Rippington, a teacher, died and other children and staff were injured.

Peter Rippington died in the crash Credit: ITV News

The driver, 49-year-old Derek Thompson, was given a six month suspended sentence at a hearing in France.

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