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Screens 'separating disabled worshippers' at Sikh temple to be removed in landmark deal

Five disabled worshippers at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, had brought legal action against the temple’s ruling committee claiming they had been discriminated against. It was alleged that members of the congregation, who are unabl

today, 14:57 in Regional West
 

Filth, food and dirty nappies: Is this Britain's biggest fly-tipping site?

The pile of steaming rubbish appeared in the village of Yoxall on Friday afternoon, to the horror of locals. Villagers believe that the rubbish may have been left by a HGV that dumped its load after realising it had driven down a dead end. Photographer T

today, 12:57 in Regional West
 
Rodent-infested supermarket shut down after droppings found inside

Rodent-infested supermarket shut down after droppings found inside

The FB Supermarket in Milton Street, Palfrey, was closed by Walsall Council’s environmental health officers on Tuesday after an inspection revealed rats and mice.  An emergency prohibition order to close the shop until conditions were acceptable for reop

today, 12:57 in Regional West
 
Dudley waste plant planned close to rubbish mound site

Dudley waste plant planned close to rubbish mound site

The application for a non-hazardous waste transfer station on Shaw Road, Dudley, has been submitted to the council by MT Skips. It comes as the Environment Agency continues its battle to remove the tower of rubbish, which has become a notorious eyesore i

today, 12:57 in Regional West
 
Black Country MP: We must help lone child refugees from camps in France

Black Country MP: We must help lone child refugees from camps in France

Ministers announced earlier this month that the Dubs amendment scheme would be axed after bringing in only 350 unaccompanied child refugees. But Wolverhampton North East MP Emma Reynolds said the ministers should listen to calls from the UK’s children’s

today, 10:40 in Regional West
 

Wolverhampton bins to be collected once every TWO WEEKS in shake-up

The cash-strapped authority is set to agree a range of cost cutting measures aimed at saving £2.4 million a year as part of wider plans to make £54.6m of savings by 2019-20. They include creating a new superdump on land off Hickman Avenue in East Park, i

today, 08:47 in Regional West
 
Wolverhampton taxi drivers warned not to use old rank

Wolverhampton taxi drivers warned not to use old rank

Drivers who were told by the council to use Albion Street as a make-shift feeder taxi rank for Wolverhampton train station will now not be able to park there after the council announced where the new permanent rank will be. Hackney carriages will now onl

today, 08:47 in Regional West
 

FA Cup: Wolves vs Chelsea - the day in PICTURES

  Wolves were playing in front of the biggest home attendance since the club's 1981 FA Cup sixth round replay against Middlesbrough, with 30,193 watching on during the loss. The defeat puts an end to a historic cup run which saw Paul Lambert's team get t

yesterday, 17:21 in Regional West
 
Gianfranco Zola 'surrounded' at Birmingham New Street Station

Gianfranco Zola 'surrounded' at Birmingham New Street Station

The Blues lost 4-1 at St Andrews to QPR on Saturday - and afterwards the Coventry branch of the British Transport Police tweeted to say that they had helped him at the station. Some of our Coventry officers have been policing the Wolves/Chelsea fans this

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional West
 
Clean-up of rubbish dump at Smethwick park left after travellers' camp moved expected to cost thousands

Clean-up of rubbish dump at Smethwick park left after travellers' camp moved expected to cost thousands

The cost is expected to run into the thousands as Sandwell Council has been left to foot the bill. Bailiffs evicted travellers from the site on Monday who left behind an estimated 50 tonnes of rubbish. Council leaders labelled the scale of the rubbish le

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional West
 

Threat to Black Country campaign group for pensioners

Organisers from the Wolverhampton Pensioners’ Convention (WPC) say the group is struggling due to poor attendance at meetings and difficulties with filling vacant committee positions. They are calling for community support to help save the group. The WPC

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional West
 
'I will battle to get justice for my David' - Widow to fight Tesco in asbestos claim

'I will battle to get justice for my David' - Widow to fight Tesco in asbestos claim

Father-of-three David Priest, 69, was a manager for Tesco between 1974 and 1985 at various shops in the West Midlands, helping to oversee expansions at supermarkets in Dudley, Smethwick and Edgbaston. He recalled asbestos boards and tiles being cut up as

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional West
 
On this spot... nothing happened - Joke blue plaque installed at Wolverhampton home

On this spot... nothing happened - Joke blue plaque installed at Wolverhampton home

Light-hearted Tony Levy has taken matters into his own hands by installing a comedy blue metal plaque above his own home. This type of plaque usually commemorates a link between that location and a famous person or event – but Tony’s, outside his home in

Saturday, 10:52 in Regional West
 
Droppings, strong smell of urine and nibbled bags of peanuts and sugar: £26,000 bill for Smethwick shop after mice infestation found by inspectors

Droppings, strong smell of urine and nibbled bags of peanuts and sugar: £26,000 bill for Smethwick shop...

PAK Supermarket at The Retail Park, Smethwick, has a turnover of about £1 million a year – but it was infested by rodents, Sandwell Council officers found. Its three directors pleaded guilty to a series of environmental health breaches at Wolverhampton M

Saturday, 08:50 in Regional West
 
Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up

Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up

The city council has launched a review over its 16 libraries. Bilston library could be relocated from its Grade II listed home in Mount Pleasant to Bilston Town Hall under one proposal put forward. Central library in Wolverhampton will remain with improv

Saturday, 08:50 in Regional West
 
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