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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.


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Jail for look-out in £20,000 burglaries 

17 Aug 17

George Daulat, aged 32, acted as look-out for a gang who trashed the properties during identical break-ins before making off with their booty.


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Flames sweep across farm land 

17 Aug 17

Shocked residents and passers-by were stunned to see the glow from the blaze on Wednesday night.


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Plea to end M5 works misery 

17 Aug 17

Highway England have been carrying out the work to repair M5 Oldbury viaduct since April.


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Man jailed for historical sex offence 

17 Aug 17

David Vaughan, aged 66, of Lane Green Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Tuesday.


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Two face fire safety charges 

17 Aug 17

Daniel Orasanu, aged 42, and Carmen Lupu, aged 27, face 29 charges against the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order, including breaching a prohibition notice, following the evacuation of four-storey former office block Metro Court in the High Street.


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Men wearing ski masks attack teen girl 

17 Aug 17

The 17-year-old was walking alone when she was confronted by the gang in masks and dark clothing.


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Cinema to be brought back to life 

17 Aug 17

Films will be shown from the old Gaumont Cinema in Wednesbury for the first time in 40 years, as exciting plans to bring the building back to its former glory were revealed.


Sport
Cricket club fleeced after break-in 

17 Aug 17

A storage unit at Armitage Cricket Club, which has been going since the 1970s, was raided on Friday night and was only discovered by passing dog walkers who noticed the door left open the following morning.


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Snake discovered on Kinver Edge 

17 Aug 17

The Western Hognose was found slithering across a pathway by Dale Preece-Kelly, of Kidderminster-firm Critterish Allsorts.


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Coroner calls for speed cut on busy road 

17 Aug 17

Frederick Dudley, aged 90, was hit by a Volkswagen Scirroco, which failed to stop after the collision on the busy A449 Stourbridge Road, between Wolverhampton and Wombourne just up the road from Miller Carter.


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Crunch time for A-level students 

17 Aug 17

Around one-in-four pupils across the country were expected to receive top grades.


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PCSO sentenced after fraud case 

17 Aug 17

Leigh Yeomans, aged 35, of The Laurels, Fazeley, Tamworth, received a 12-month suspended sentence for two counts of fraud at Stafford Crown Court today.


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Battle to remember war heroes 

17 Aug 17

But his heroic actions in helping hold off hundreds of the enemy for fellow soldiers to escape earned him a Victoria Cross and his name is still held up today as one of the bravest of the brave.


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Vandals wreck grave of VC hero 

17 Aug 17

Yobs targeted the grave of Zulu War veteran Colour Sergeant Anthony Clarke Booth – who famously covered the retreat of fellow soldiers for three miles as they came under attack from hordes of Zulu warriors in 1879.


Sport
Wolves Fans’ Verdict v Hull 

16 Aug 17

Rob Cartwright What’s your verdict on the match? How times have changed…


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Fire ongoing at Norton Canes Factory 

16 Aug 17

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to Norton Green Lane at around 11:45am.


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West Midlands unemployment rise 

16 Aug 17

The Office for National Statistics said the number of people in work nationally rose by 125,000 to 32.07 million in the three months to June, with the employment rate climbing by 0.3 per cent to a record 75.1 per cent.


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Church restoration plan a step closer 

16 Aug 17

St Thomas’s Church in Finchfield, Wolverhampton, was originally a school before serving as a mission church for more than 80 years until 1997.


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How football prank still haunts me 

16 Aug 17

On August 15, 1987, the life of avid Wolves fan Andrew Charlesworth changed forever in a day that remains part of football hooliganism folklore.


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Buses replace trains during rail work 

16 Aug 17

The Chase Line, which runs between Walsall and Rugeley, will be closed until August 28 for a £100 million upgrade.


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Prison facing ‘increased’ drone threat 

16 Aug 17

The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) has stated the problem remains an ‘ongoing issue’ at HMP Oakwood, which is bringing in military grade radar to combat it on a six-month trial.


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Tributes paid for Bilston Town saviour 

16 Aug 17

Graham Hodson dragged Bilston Town up from the doldrums when he took over the club in 2009.


Sport
Woods reveals tragic loss of baby 

15 Aug 17

Woods, who hails from Norton Canes and began his footballing career at Walsall released a statement regarding the news through the Brentford FC website, the team he currently plays for.


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Homes plan for Gestamp factory 

15 Aug 17

Gestamp Tallent, which is moving to a mammoth new £70 million site in Four Ashes, has submitted plans to turn its factory on Wolverhampton Road in Cannock into 180 homes and 30,000 sq ft of industrial space.


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Black Country house prices rise £5,000 

15 Aug 17

House prices across the Black Country are around £5,000 higher on average than a year ago but the annual pace of growth is slowing, official figures show.


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Buses replace trains during work 

15 Aug 17

The Chase Line, which runs between Walsall and Rugeley, will be closed until August 28 for a £100 million upgrade.


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Finance expert to face rape charge 

15 Aug 17

Frank Cochran, who runs Wolverhampton-based FSC Investment Services Limited, in Waterloo Road opposite Molineux, will appear before magistrates on six charges.


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Sandwell contract win for Integrity 

15 Aug 17

Integrity Security Group, which employs more than 150 people, provides a host of services to Albion BID Co to help create a secure environment for the diverse industries located in the area.


Sport
Southampton sign former Albion keeper 

14 Aug 17

The 22-year-old left the Baggies this summer after rising through the ranks at Albion and signing his first professional contract in 2013.


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Three taken to hospital after crash 

14 Aug 17

Emergency services were called after the two-vehicle smash between a car and a lorry outside the Royal Oak pub, in Rising Brook, just before 7am.


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£40m DX merger is off 

14 Aug 17

It follows a profit warning by parcel delivery and logistics firm DX earlier this year in which it cautioned over “challenging” trading conditions, and a management overhaul last month.


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Man speaks on horror propeller accident 

14 Aug 17

Dominic Whelan, from Willenhall, ‘thought he was going to die’ when he was slashed by the blade as he carried out work on his microlight at Otherton Airfield in Penkridge.


Sport
Fans’ Verdict v Derby: Magnificent 

13 Aug 17

Russ Cockburn What’s your verdict on the match? It was August, but it may have well been ‘September’ at Pride Park yesterday as Wolves fans serenaded our Portuguese wizard with his own version of the Earth Wind and Fire classic.


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Drugs ring jailed for combined 28 years 

12 Aug 17

Six members of a drugs ring have been jailed for a combined 28 years for supplying up to £1.2 million worth of cocaine in the Midlands.


Sport
Howkins joins Cambridge on-loan 

12 Aug 17

The 20-year-old centre-back, who spent last season on loan at Mansfield Town, has returned to League Two until January.


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Chase Line closure begins tomorrow 

12 Aug 17

The Chase Line, which runs between Walsall and Rugeley, will be closed until Monday, August 28 while London Midland carry out £100 million electrification works.


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Body driven to police station 

10 Aug 17

A BMW pulled up at the station’s car park, on Moor Street, at around 10.20am.


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Teen in court over Passey murder 

10 Aug 17

Ryan Passey, 24, suffered a wound to the chest and died in hospital after he was attacked in Chicago’s in the early hours of Sunday.


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Record for Hill & Smith 

10 Aug 17

The group, which also owns Joseph Ash Galvanizing with sites in Bilston and Walsall, made £33.5 million on sales which were up 13 per cent to £291.8m It was a record first half year for revenue for the group which has its headquarters at Solihull and…


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Zoo celebrates first birthday 

10 Aug 17

But one year on, the land has been revamped and is now home to a thriving zoo which has attracted thousands of visitors.







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