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Two lorries collide on M6

Two lorry drivers have been treated by ambulance staff and taken to hospital after their vehicles collided on the northbound carriageway of the M6 this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident between junctions 15 and 16 at 2.12pm and sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The most seriously injured patient, a man believed to be in his 40s, was still inside his vehicle when crews arrived.

“He was assessed, and once out of his cab, treated for a suspected leg fracture and minor injuries to his face. He was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital by land ambulance.

“The driver of the second lorry, also a man thought to be in his 40s, was out of his vehicle. He was treated for arm and back pain, immobilised and taken to the same hospital by land ambulance.”

Midland Classic plan to bulldoze Wetmore Whistle for car park expansion

A popular former music pub in Burton could be bulldozed after standing empty for more than two years - to make way for a bus car park. Read more here...

Union meets with Wilko to try to reduce the proposed 'thousands of job losses' that could threaten those in Burton and Uttoxeter

Workers at Wilko in Burton and Uttoxeter fearing job losses could be thrown a lifeline following crunch talks with the GMB union, it has been revealed. Read more here...

Jobs are at risk at Wilkos in Burton
Jobs are at risk at Wilkos in Burton

Sex-starved spiders are invading homes in Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire

Spiders big enough to set off burglar alarm’s are giving Burton, Uttoxeter and South Derbyshire homeowners the jitters as male spiders are on the hunt for a female mate in our homes. Read more here...

Spiders big enough to set off burglar alarms are invading our homes
Spiders big enough to set off burglar alarms are invading our homes

People of Burton offer invitation to BBC presenter after she asks 'Where is Burton Albion?' live on TV

Burton golf clubs have extended a warm welcome to a BBC presenter after she asked “Where is Burton Albion?” live on air. Read the full story here...

BBC Breakfast Talking about the FA Draw, mentioning Burton Albion. Naga Munchetty, didn't know where Burton was.
BBC Breakfast Talking about the FA Draw, mentioning Burton Albion. Naga Munchetty, didn't know where Burton was. (Image: BBC Iplayer)

Clear roads despite usual road works

Traffic information website Inrix is reporting that there are clear roads in and around Burton and South Derbyshire today despite the usual road works.

Don’t forget the closure of St Peter’s Bridge commences next week on Tuesday, August 29, which is due to last for three months.

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