Sunday 18 July 2010

Terrorist bomb causes mayhem in Birmingham suburb, six injured

Oh no, sorry, it was a car. So just a minor local story:

Six pedestrians were injured, three seriously, when they were struck by a car in the West Midlands.

The ambulance service was called to the junction of King Street and Stafford Street, Dudley, at 1605 BST.


Dudley is the fourth most car-friendly town in Britain.

The borough trailed only St Helens, Telford and Blackburn in the Virgin Money Car Insurance quiz, which looked at factors like number and cost of car parks, levels of car crime, number of speed cameras and petrol prices.

It’s interesting that a car insurance company should regard an absence of speed cameras as determining whether or not a place is ‘car-friendly’, is it not?