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Prime Minister Theresa May: Westminster terror attack sick and depraved

Prime Minister Theresa May: Westminster terror attack "sick and depraved"

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee, Mrs May paid tribute to the "exceptional men and women" of the police force who responded to the attack. She confirmed that a single...

yesterday, 23:28 in Regional West
 
Westminster terror attack: British boxers and French schoolchildren caught in drama

Westminster terror attack: British boxers and French schoolchildren caught in drama

Le Telegramme reported the students, aged between 15 and 16, were wounded in the attack with one ending up on the roof of the car. The pupils from a school in Concarneau, Brittany, had arrived in London on Sunday evening. A spokeswoman for the Lycee Sain

yesterday, 21:12 in Regional West
 
Westminster terror attack: Hero MP fought to save fatally injured police officer

Westminster terror attack: Hero MP fought to save fatally injured police officer

Former army officer Tobias Ellwood attempted to give the officer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and stemmed the blood flow by applying pressure to the wounds, but the police officer was later pronounced to be among those who died. The Tory MP was pictured

yesterday, 19:30 in Regional West
 

Parliament terror attack: Two dead, several injured as car ploughs into pedestrians and policeman stabbed

Eyewitnesses described scenes of terror as the attacker was shot several times as he approached a second officer within yards of the Houses of Parliament. Paramedics fought to save his life and that of his victim on the floor of the cobbled courtyard in

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional West
 
Landlord fined £11k over unsafe bedsits in Dudley

Landlord fined £11k over unsafe bedsits in Dudley

Rakesh Sandhi, sole director and shareholder of Northgate (Dudley) Ltd, which rents bedsits in King Street, Dudley, was handed the fine by magistrates after charges were brought by Dudley Council’s legal team. A building had been converted into bedsits w

yesterday, 15:06 in Regional West
 

Black Country police offficers honoured for reviving ‘dead’ woman

The officers, Sgt Tony Blakeman, Pc Robin White and a third who cannot be named, were called to a property in Briarwood Close, Wolverhampton, on August 9, last year. When they arrived the house was locked but the officer who cannot be named went to the b

yesterday, 15:06 in Regional West
 
Empty shop statistics reveal state of Black Country and Staffordshire high streets

Empty shop statistics reveal state of Black Country and Staffordshire high streets

But more shops seem to have been occupied since six months ago in most towns, prompting some optimism from traders. In Walsall 22.8 per cent of its shops were vacant in 2016 – the worst retail vacancy rate in the region and the ninth worst in the UK. How

yesterday, 15:06 in Regional West
 
Calling all Black Country masters for skilled workers’ awards

Calling all Black Country masters for skilled workers’ awards

The 100 Masters campaign, by Creative Black Country (CBC), is calling on people to get involved and nominate those who fit the criteria. The year-long campaign culminates in an expo event at Starworks Warehouse Wolverhampton in November. Liam Smyth, crea

yesterday, 13:06 in Regional West
 
Memorial to Tunisia terror attack victims planned in Birmingham park

Memorial to Tunisia terror attack victims planned in Birmingham park

Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham has been chosen as the location for the monument which will pay tribute to those killed in Sousse and Tunis in 2015. The place of ‘remembrance, commemoration and reflection’ is due to open next year. Joel Richards, aged 19,

yesterday, 13:06 in Regional West
 

Wolverhampton speed crackdown sees 160 drivers checked

West Midlands Police officers from Low Hill carried out a series of checks along roads in the Fordhouses area of Wolverhampton on Monday. A total of 132 vehicles were monitored on the busy Wobaston Road, with four people breaking a new 30mph speed limit.

yesterday, 13:06 in Regional West
 
Wolverhampton bikers go the extra mile for charities

Wolverhampton bikers go the extra mile for charities

Members of the Wolfruna Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) handed over cheques totalling £1,000 to Compton Hospice and Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre in Tettenhall. The £500 donated to Compton Hospice had been raised with fundraising events such

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional West
 
Bosses fined £60k after farmer’s death following 14ft fall from roof

Bosses fined £60k after farmer’s death following 14ft fall from roof

John Mills, aged 67, was dismantling farm buildings in Hyde Lea, Stafford, when the roof gave way and he fell on May 20, 2014. The worker, who had been based at the site for more than 40 years, was taken to hospital but died from serious head injuries. T

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional West
 
Willenhall murder investigation: Wife died of 'stab wounds to the neck and chest'

Willenhall murder investigation: Wife died of 'stab wounds to the neck and chest'

Kulwinder Kaur, aged 40, was found dead at The Pinnacle, in Gomer Street, Willenhall, on January 18. Russ Williams, senior coroner’s officer, said at the opening of her inquest yesterday: “Her husband contacted police at 11.44am that day. He was arrested

yesterday, 09:29 in Regional West
 
Tahnie Martin's grieving family speak of heartache as investigation continues into Storm Doris death

Tahnie Martin's grieving family speak of heartache as investigation continues into Storm Doris death

University of Wolverhampton worker Tahnie Martin died after being struck as she walked past Starbucks in Wolverhampton city centre. The 29-year-old, from Stafford, was in Dudley Street with colleagues when the large piece of wooden roofing flew from a bu

Tuesday, 18:49 in Regional West
 
Wolverhampton stabbing: Man attacked sister and mother after returning to city following hospital stay

Wolverhampton stabbing: Man attacked sister and mother after returning to city following hospital stay

Melvin James had been in hospital for 'a short period' in Scotland before returning to live with his mother Joyce in Wolverhampton, Black Country Coroner's Court was told today. However, on the morning of March 8 James attacked his mother and sister Anne

Tuesday, 14:46 in Regional West
 
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