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'Stourbridge till I die': Fans defiant despite Glassboys play-off final defeat

Spennymoor Town ran out 1-0 winners as the Glassboys paid for a disappointing first half. Stour put in a spirited display in the second period but couldn't find an equaliser. It means Stourbridge stay in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and miss out

yesterday, 18:53 in Regional West
 
Tail-backs and chaos on the M5? Titan the dog loves life in the fast lane

Tail-backs and chaos on the M5? Titan the dog loves life in the fast lane

Those are the words of an ‘embarrassed’ – but relieved – dog owner after his pooch ran onto a motorway, and lived to tell the tail. The M5 was closed both ways on Thursday while emergency services tried to retrieve Titan after his im-pawsible journey ont

yesterday, 08:16 in Regional West
 
Fire-hit Wolverhampton retail park almost ready to reopen

Fire-hit Wolverhampton retail park almost ready to reopen

Home Bargains will open at the Peel Centre, on Stafford Road in Wolverhampton, on June 10. A sign outside the store states the company is recruiting employees, although it is not yet clear how many. The retail store was occupied by DIY chain Focus. Unite

yesterday, 08:16 in Regional West
 
Crossing to link Wolverhampton city centre with Molineux backed

Crossing to link Wolverhampton city centre with Molineux backed

Key proposals include a new ring road crossing linking Molineux to the city centre and a pedestrianised route running from Lichfield Street to the proposed £55 million Westside development around Market Square. There are also plans being drawn up to crea

Friday, 12:11 in Regional West
 
Darlaston Town Hall to be leased to trust for £1 a year

Darlaston Town Hall to be leased to trust for £1 a year

Walsall Council’s cabinet passed the move on Wednesday which will secure £250,000 investment from the Murray Hall Community Trust (MHCT) which will take on the building in a 25-year agreement. Initially the authority had three expressions of interest for

Friday, 10:31 in Regional West
 
£350,000 council compensation bill for Staffordshire pothole problem

£350,000 council compensation bill for Staffordshire pothole problem

New figures show Staffordshire County Council shelled out a whopping £347,389.60 between 2012 and 2016 to drivers whose cars were damaged because of the pothole problem plaguing the county’s roads. The figures also reveal the most troublesome roads aroun

Thursday, 16:26 in Regional West
 
Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given 'no sign of bullying'

Inmate found hanging in Featherstone Prison cell had given 'no sign of bullying'

David Wilson suffered several injuries in the fight at Winson Green Prison, Birmingham, including two small swellings to the back of his head. He told nurse Jane Chilton that he had also injured his arm in the altercation, claiming it had been ‘pushed do

Thursday, 16:26 in Regional West
 
M5 traffic pawsed for an hour as on-the-loose dog gives police the run around

M5 traffic pawsed for an hour as on-the-loose dog gives police the run around

Police stopped traffic on the motorway while officers attempted to apprehend the pooch, leaving drivers stranded and causing major tailbacks in both directions near West Bromwich. Images and videos posted on social media showed traffic cops running along

Thursday, 14:52 in Regional West
 

Train misses trespasser by inches at Cradley Heath station - WATCH

He steps down on to the tracks, seemingly to search for something before the lights of a train appear round the corner. Just in time, the man leaps and rolls on to the platform, away from the train passing through the Cradley Heath Station. The CCTV foot

Thursday, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Mum's plea to find alleged hit-and-run driver who 'knocked down son'

Mum's plea to find alleged hit-and-run driver who 'knocked down son'

Matt Lucarelli, aged 17, had been walking his girlfriend to the bus stop when he was hit by the car outside of his house in Powis Avenue, Tipton, on April 15. He was taken to Sandwell Hospital with a broken ankle and bruise-covered body, only regaining s

Thursday, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Cold snap to end with brighter days on way for Bank Holiday weekend

Cold snap to end with brighter days on way for Bank Holiday weekend

And the forecast for today indicates that it will remain changeable – but things are due to brighten up over the weekend. A Met Office forecast promises ‘drier and brighter’ spells today, despite some showers too. A spokesman said: “Rather cloudy skies o

Thursday, 12:26 in Regional West
 
Ofcom rejects complaint over Dicky Dodd breastfeeding comment

Ofcom rejects complaint over Dicky Dodd breastfeeding comment

The independent regulator was asked to investigate the Facebook comment by Black Country broadcaster Dicky Dodd after he came under fire for it. But Ofcom ruled that ‘after careful assessment’ it had decided not to pursue the complaint because it ‘did no

Thursday, 12:26 in Regional West
 

Girl was NOT asked to get in man's car in Cannock, police reveal

The force has moved to reassure residents after confirming that the report of a teenage girl being asked to get in a man's vehicle in Chadsmoor was in fact false. Officers had appealed for witnesses to the alleged incident, where the teen was reported to

Thursday, 10:32 in Regional West
 
Landmark rubbish mound now fit for a ‘firestarter’s party’

Landmark rubbish mound now fit for a ‘firestarter’s party’

This picture taken at Kendrick Road, near Moxley, shows the extent of fly-tipping at the site. Fly-tippers have now created a mountain of rubbish that includes mattresses, bath tubs, sinks, furniture and fridges. Councillor Doug James, who represents the

Wednesday, 12:06 in Regional West
 
Call for better bus lane signs in Wolverhampton

Call for better bus lane signs in Wolverhampton

Earlier this year it was revealed that the two cameras monitoring Pipers Row and Lichfield Road at Victoria Square were the second most lucrative bus lane cameras in the country. They caught 25,000 drivers in four months, taking in up to £4,789 a day in

Wednesday, 12:06 in Regional West
 
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