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Ironman moved to town centre 

23 Aug 17

The popular IRONMAN 70.3 event, which has been in the county since 2015, was left without a home after the Shugborough Estate, where the race was based, said it would no longer be hosting the event.


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Body found on rural road in Essington 

23 Aug 17

Staffordshire Police have been at Blackhalve Lane this morning, where the body was found.


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Jet2.com recruits at Birmingham 

23 Aug 17

It will be holding roadshows across the UK to fill more than 1,700 pilot, cabin crew and ground operations roles.


Sport
Draw made for Boxing Super Series 

23 Aug 17

Eight Midlands boxers will compete over three nights to be crowned the Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.


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Man wanted over alleged attack in Kinver 

22 Aug 17

The alleged incident took place on Wednesday, August 16, between 4pm and 6pm.


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Chasetown’s Will Whieldon scores stunner 

22 Aug 17

The midfielder opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a stunning long range effort that flew over goalkeeper Matt Gwynne.


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Postcode lottery for shop thefts 

22 Aug 17

Fifty cases of shoplifting in the Dudley borough were reported to police in May, and that is compared to 24 in the Walsall borough.


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Stanley boss warns – It will be hostile 

22 Aug 17

Last season, Stanley knocked out Premier League side Burnley in the second round thanks to a 120th-minute Matty Pearson goal, and this season, they’ve already beaten Championship side Preston North End 3-2 in the first round.


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Jeff Bonser’s old factory to be levelled 

22 Aug 17

The zinc alloy castings and bathroom fittings company, called JW Bonser Ltd, has been derelict since the firm collapsed in 2015 which saw the last 20 remaining jobs go with it.


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Nunes police report delayed AGAIN 

21 Aug 17

The police watchdog said it was receiving ‘a large number of representations’ about what information should and shouldn’t be made public by ‘interested parties’ The ‘interested parties’ include Staffordshire Police and former officers investigated by…


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Multi-vehicle crash on the M6 

21 Aug 17

The incident happened on on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 5 and 6, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham at around 1.45am this morning.


Sport
Wolves Fans’ Verdict v Cardiff 

20 Aug 17

Natalie Wood What’s your verdict on the match? This game was always going to be tough.


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Drinks all round for silver medal status 

20 Aug 17

The Littleton Arms, in Penkridge, which won the award last year, is a refurbished 1737 coaching inn.


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Time running out to adopt phone box 

20 Aug 17

BT is set to scrap half of the UK’s remaining phone boxes following a fall in usage – including dozens of the iconic red landmarks.


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Business concerns over charity bike ride 

19 Aug 17

Bosses at businesses like Halfpenny Green Vineyards and Wild Zoological in Bobbington say they knew nothing about road closures including Tom Lane (B4176) and the Six Ashes Road on September 24 for the first Velo Birmingham ride as up to 15,000 …


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Police officer guilty of drink driving 

18 Aug 17

Pc Thomas Doubtfire, based at Wombourne Police Station, attended Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with driving a motor vehicle over the prescribed limit and was sentenced to 16 months disqualification and ordered to pay a fine and …


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Most Popular Pub of the Year announced 

18 Aug 17

The unique Codsall Station on Chapel Lane won the award, sitting a short walk from the nearby railway station.


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M6 closed in both directions after crash 

18 Aug 17

An air ambulance landed on the carriageway between junctions five and six for Castle Bromwich and Birmingham.


Sport
Tony Pulis wants local boys in his team 

18 Aug 17

The Baggies boss is impressed with the talent being nurtured in the academy and hopes that, in two years’ time, those promising youngsters will be first-team regulars.


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Jeff Bonser’s old factory to be levelled 

17 Aug 17

The zinc allow castings and bathroom fittings company, called JW Bonser Ltd, has been derelict since the firm collapsed in 2015 which saw the last 20 remaining jobs go with it.


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Four in court on car ‘clocking’ fraud 

17 Aug 17

Gurdip Sohal, aged 59, his son Inderjit Sohal, 30, and close family friend Rupinder Singh, 26, are alleged to have carried out the offences in the West Midlands and Staffordshire between September 2012 and December 2013.


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Crews battle Stonnall farm fire 

17 Aug 17

Crews from Codsall, Tamworth, Rugeley, Lichfield and Cannock attended the fire on farmland just off the A452 Chester Road after receiving a call at 3pm on Thursday.


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A-level results day 2017 – round-up 

17 Aug 17

Many schools and colleges saw their pass rates rise and around the region happy teenagers were all smiles as they secured places at university.


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Off-road bikers tackled in partnership 

17 Aug 17

West Midlands Police have joined forces with Sandwell Council and West Midlands Fire services to stamp out disruptive behaviour in the borough.


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Rare fish found in Walsall canal 

17 Aug 17

As the Canal and River trust carried out maintenance work at the Walsall Canal, staff stumbled upon the leopard pleco, which is traditionally found in South America.