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Brewood festival events in new location 

21 Apr 18

The festival, which runs every two years, had previously held its Saturday afternoon and evening shows at St Dominic’s High School For Girls, with Sunday entertainment taking place in the village square, since the event began in 2004…


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Firefighters tackle blaze at ex-sex club 

20 Apr 18

The A5 Watling Street at Ivetsey Bank was closed as dozens of firefighters tackled the flames at the 18th century Wheaton Aston Old Hall in South Staffordshire…


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Machete thug is locked up 

19 Apr 18

Szyman Palucki was in Walsall town centre with friends – one of whom was celebrating her 18th birthday – when deliberately targeted by a gang of thugs, a judge heard…


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Violent crime doubles in Walsall 

19 Apr 18

The second half of 2017 saw a rise in crime in the borough, as serious incidents doubled compared to 2013…


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Student tried to take drugs into prison 

18 Apr 18

Taiyyab Ahmed was paid £200 to take cannabis and tobacco into HMP Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, during a visit to his uncle, an inmate serving seven years for drugs importation offences, Stafford Crown Court heard…


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JLR confirms 1,000 agency staff to go 

16 Apr 18

Another 360 workers are being transferred to Solihull from the Jaguar factory at Castle Bromwich, the company has said…


Sport
Aaron Rai cashes in 

16 Apr 18

The 22-year-old former Wolverhampton Grammar School pupil, whose parents still live in nearby Perton, carded a final round of one under par to end on 13 under for the tournament in Madrid…


Sport
Cobden hails ‘unbelievable’ gold 

15 Apr 18

Cobden,who grew up in Heath Hayes and now lives in Lichfield, is one of the stand-out players in netball’s Super League, earning a place on the All Star team last season after her performances with club side Loughborough Lightning…


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Mylee funeral donation box 

15 Apr 18

People are welcome to pop in to the reception of William Mitchell Funerals in High Street, Aldridge, to donate money between the opening hours of 8…


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M6 stretch is region’s worst 

14 Apr 18

Only 51…


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Burst pipe leads to flood misery 

14 Apr 18

Residents of Cedars Avenue in Wombourne, near Wolverhampton, said each flooding incident wreaks havoc on their properties, but they fear it will keep happening unless the ageing pipe running underneath their road is replaced…


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Ban for drink-drive businessman 

13 Apr 18

Karl Chander, of Sorrel Close, Featherstone, was pulled over in Shrewsbury during a night out in the town with his wife on March 31…


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Carpetright to close more stores 

12 Apr 18

The company has unveiled plans to shut another 81 shops – including at Merry Hill shopping centre, Stafford, Walsall and Lichfield – under a sweeping restructure which will see 300 job roles lost…


Sport
Cobden pushing for medal 

11 Apr 18

Cobden who grew up in Heath Hayes and now lives in Lichfield, a Super league All-Star last season, is making her first appearance at the Games – and hasn’t lost a match yet…


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PM makes Sikh pastries on Walsall visit 

11 Apr 18

The PM dropped in to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in West Bromwich Street today on a visit to the Black Country and Birmingham…


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WM pension fund in £26m office deal 

10 Apr 18

The West Midlands fund looks after the pensions of council workers from Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry as well as other public sector employees…


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Tributes paid to grandmother 

7 Apr 18

Winifred Cumiskey, who ran Wombourne Funeral Services with her family, died following illness on March 15…


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Coal heater behind fatal leak 

5 Apr 18

She died at her Old Penkridge Road home, in Cannock, on Tuesday…


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Woman dies after Cannock incident 

3 Apr 18

Emergency services were called to a semi-detached house in Old Penkridge Road, Cannock, this morning…


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Staffs employment site fully occupied 

3 Apr 18

Midlands developer First Pannatoni has begun its 450,000 sq ft speculative unit at the Four Ashes Business Park in South Staffordshire which means the site is now fully occupied…


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Woman trapped as car overturns in crash 

2 Apr 18

The woman was left trapped when the Peugeot 207 she was in ended up on its side following the crash in Dene Road, Lower Penn…


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Men jailed for hiding £250k of cannabis 

29 Mar 18

Tariq Khwaja’s and Venelin Mihaylov have both been locked up after police dogs found the cannabis in Khwaja’s car after the pair were stopped by officers on the M6 near Stafford…


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Teenager seriously injured by golf ball 

28 Mar 18

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in Wombourne which left the 15-year-old boy seriously injured…


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Attempted burglary in Kinver 

27 Mar 18

Three to four white men in balaclavas were spotted driving into a garage door on Hyperion Road, Stourton, around 5pm on Tuesday…


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Driver in hospital after car hits wall 

25 Mar 18

The driver was taken to hospital for checks after the collision in Trysull Road, Wolverhampton…