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Dog covered in dreadlocks after neglect 

11 Dec 17

Paul Padmore, of Kipling Road, Willenhall, admitted failing to meet the needs of Yorkshire terrier Poppy in front of Birmingham magistrates…


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Delays after Walsall fire 

11 Dec 17

Flames took hold on the first floor of the property on Corporation Street in Caldmore, which was closed off by police for safety precautions…


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New ERA for locks firm with new i54 HQ 

11 Dec 17

Builder Stoford Developments has announced work on the £10m site has been finished and Willenhall-based ERA will now be able to start moving in…


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Two colleges set to merge 

11 Dec 17

A Walsall Council cabinet meeting on Wednesday will discuss the possibility of the the adult college becoming part of the main college in a bid to get greater access to funding…


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Himley Hall ‘will not be sold’ 

11 Dec 17

The future of parts of the estate was clouded in uncertainty after it was listed on disposal list…


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£200 worth of trees taken 

8 Dec 17

They were taken from Bradshaws Christmas Trees, next to Bradshaws Farm Shop and Garden Centre in Wrottesley Park Road in Perton, near Wolverhampton…


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Reaction to pharmacy raids 

8 Dec 17

Masked men have targeted three Lloyds pharmacies in Bushbury, Codsall and Perton threatening workers with a mysterious liquid that could be acid, before taking perfumes and aftershave…


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Thieves target pharmacies 

7 Dec 17

Robbers targeted the Lloyds Pharmacy based at Northwood Park, Bushbury, another branch in Church Road, Codsall and most recently the Anders Square branch in Perton…


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Pupil hurt after being cut by knife 

5 Dec 17

The Cheslyn Hay High School pupil suffered a ‘small knife wound’ to his back after a blade he had in his bag cut him as he walked, Staffordshire Police said…


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MP speaks out over tree removal 

5 Dec 17

The South Staffordshire MP, who was recently appointed Defence Secretary, was in the city on Friday when he spotted the trees being taken up along the A449 Stafford Road…


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Turkey farm plans spark opposition 

5 Dec 17

Holt Farms has lodged plans with South Staffordshire District Council for four turkey rearing buildings at Toft Farm in Levedale Road, Stafford…


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Break out of TB and virus at HMP Oakwood 

4 Dec 17

One inmate at HMP Oakwood, in Featherstone, is suffering from tuberculosis and ‘around 30’ have the sickness bug…


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Sailing club stalwarts honoured 

4 Dec 17

Mary and David Harris, from Penn, have been familiar faces at Himley Hall Sailing Club since 1970, performing various roles over the years…


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Alert after van follows school pupils 

1 Dec 17

Two students reported similar incidents on Thursday morning on the way to Penkridge Middle School…


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Business owners hit out at bank closure 

1 Dec 17

The Lloyds Bank branch in Codsall is set to close as part of a nationwide move after officials said the number of customers visiting some of their branches had declined in recent years…


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Himley Hall estate sale on horizon 

1 Dec 17

The vast 180-acre estate – once home to the Earls of Dudley – is on a list of buildings and land Dudley Council is looking at off-loading as it bids to save £5…


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Family still suffering from sewage 

30 Nov 17

Morris Homes unveiled its Hartherton Place development in Cheslyn Hay three years ago…


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Lloyds bank branch to close 

29 Nov 17

It comes just a month after Lloyds closed the village bank in Brewood, just four miles away…


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Lloyds Bank to close Codsall branch 

29 Nov 17

It comes just a month after Lloyds closed the village bank in Brewood, just four miles away…


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Man jailed for terrorising neighbours 

29 Nov 17

Luke Shirley, 23, of no fixed abode, was sentenced for making threats to kill his father and brother, harassing his former neighbours, carrying out an assault on one of them and burglary in relation to his former flat…


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Dogs die from Alabama Rot 

29 Nov 17

Heartbroken dog owners are asking others to be vigilant amid the outbreak where there have been three cases reported at the same veterinarian practice – E C Straiton Partners LT in Penkridge…


Sport
Burglars trash football club 

29 Nov 17

Thieves raided the home of Wolverhampton Sporting Community FC at Great Wyrley…


Sport
Hednesford sign former Baggies defender 

28 Nov 17

The 21-year-old was released by the Baggies in the summer after coming through their youth academy…


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Crash causes rush hour delays 

28 Nov 17

The crash took place in Battlefield Hill, Wombourne, outside The Red Lion pub, at around 7…


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Telephone boxes face the chop 

28 Nov 17

Figures show that in Wolverhampton 11 are set to face the chop, while 18 in Dudley, 14 in Sandwell, and 17 each across South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest are under threat…