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Dudley Zoo wants perfume donations for its animals 

20 Feb

A zoo is appealing for unwanted perfume to help boost "happy hormones" in its big cats and primates.

Ofsted praises council for improving social work practice despite staff turnover concerns 

10 Nov

Improving social work practice has been praised in an ‘inadequate’-rated children’s service.

School move to install cameras in pupils’ toilets divides parents 

2 Nov

Summerhill School in Kingswinford, West Midlands, say the cameras are to help combat bullying.

Corbyn Road: What voters want from politicians 

11 May

People on Corbyn Road in Dudley reveal their wish list in the run-up to the general election.

Fire rips through Wall Heath Hickory’s Smokehouse restaurant 

25 Aug

A severe fire rips through the thatched roof of a restaurant.

Dudley murder arrests after man’s body found 

12 Aug

Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the Black Country.

Motorist makes lucky escape in Dudley crash 

11 Aug

A motorist makes a lucky escape after his car overturned and he was left trapped for half an hour.

Family’s tribute to crash death mum, 18 

22 Apr

The family of an 18-year-old mother killed in a crash in Stourbridge say she was a "beautiful, happy, smiley girl".

Link up tackles loneliness among the elderly 

8 Apr

According to Age UK more than a million older people in the UK go at least a month without talking to anyone.

‘Serious failures’ in child services 

5 Apr

"Serious and widespread failures" are identified in services for children and young people needing protection in Dudley.

DfE troubleshooter to assess whether to outsource Dudley children’s services 

5 Apr

The Department for Education has sent a troubleshooter into Dudley council to decide whether to strip it of control of children’s social care.

Children’s services rated ‘inadequate’ 

5 Apr

"Serious and widespread failures" are identified in services for children and young people needing protection in Dudley.

VIDEO: Hypnotherapy helps chicken nugget diet 

23 Mar

A Dudley teenager who lived on a diet of chicken nuggets, chips and white bread uses hypnotherapy to help...

VIDEO: Britain’s worst tourist attraction? 

16 Mar

The Dudley Eye has been branded "the worst tourist attraction in the UK" by some national newspapers.

Council leader defends ‘Dudley Eye’ 

16 Mar

Council leader Pete Lowe says criticism of the Dudley Eye big wheel is "absolute nonsense".

VIDEO: Huge 42ft rubbish pile being cleared 

13 Jan

Work to remove an illegal rubbish tip which has towered over homes in Brierley Hill for the last six years is under way.

Murder charge over flat body find 

4 Jan

A man is charged with murder after a man's body is found in a flat in Stourbridge.

Murder arrest after man found in flat 

2 Jan

A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after a 59-year-old man is found dead at a flat in Stourbridge.

Two die as car crashes into wall 

24 Dec

Two men are killed as a car crashes into a wall in Brierley Hill.

Man rescued as van impaled on fence 

23 Dec

A van driver is rescued as his vehicle becomes impaled on a fence in Dudley.

Charges over ‘hit-and-run’ incident 

21 Dec

A man is due in court following a "hit-and-run" incident in Stourbridge which left a 15-year-old girl seriously hurt.

Husband charged with wife’s murder 

13 Dec

A husband is charged with murder after his wife, found with head injuries in Dudley, dies.

Murder arrest after woman’s death 

12 Dec

A woman dies and a man is arrested shortly after she was found with head injuries in Dudley.

ITV sorry for Sir Lenny Henry gaffe 

4 Dec

ITV apologises for broadcasting a news item about Dudley-born Lenny Henry receiving a knighthood that featured footage of celebrity cook Ainsley Harriott.

VIDEO: Arise Sir Lenny: ‘Mum would love this’ 

4 Dec

Dudley-born comedian and actor, Lenny Henry has been knighted by the Queen in a ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Dudley Hippodrome to be demolished 

3 Dec

Dudley Hippodrome is to be demolished and replaced with a public exhibitions and events open space.

Man dies after being hit by car 

7 Nov

A man dies after being hit by a car in Dudley, in the Black Country.

Mosque row settled in favour of council 

5 Nov

A long-running dispute over the location of a new mosque is settled in favour of Dudley Borough Council.

When concrete buildings drive people mad 

4 Nov

Post-war architecture is loved and loathed in equal measure.

Steel Crisis: 452 Caparo Staff Lose Jobs 

30 Oct

The bulk of the cuts were made in the West Midlands, PwC said, adding that the affected staff would be paid until close of business on Friday.

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