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An 18-year-old fork lift driver has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed under a piece of machinery at a Willenhall business.

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Staffordshire Police say they will be investigating the number of fireworks stored in the building following last night's huge fire. For LIVE updates from the scene and from emergency services, see link below.

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We've just heard that a man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following an incident on Ashmore Lake Way, Willenhall. He is believed to have suffered leg injuries. Details to follow.

Final day of Mid Staffordhsire NHS Trust today

Fire crews to strike from 6pm this evening.

Follow our live coverage of the Staffordshire fireworks blaze aftermath on our blog here

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BREAKING NEWS: Staffordshire Police now saying they believe two people are unaccounted for and a 53-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the blaze and remains in custody.

Statement due shortly from Staffordshire Police updating the details of the Stafford fire last night. See link below for LIVE updates...

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Fresh pictures now coming in from the scene of the Stafford fire now coming in... Here's one taken by our reporter Katy Rose Meaney. See more updates and pics on the fire via the link below.

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Details in overnight of a crash involving three cars, which left six people injured in Walsall.

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