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STOURBRIDGE opera buffs have been saddened by the death of internationally acclaimed singer Lyndsie Holland at the age of 79. She spent seven years as principal contralto with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company having made her debut for Sadler's Wells Opera two years earlier.
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Dudley Museum and Art Gallery's collection includes 15 pieces by Sir Alfred East and three paintings are now being restored after a grant from the estate of Henry Johnson, a grandson of the artist.
THE borough's Beacon Centre for the Blind has been boosted by the efforts of cyclists Graham Hodson and Mel Perry who have spent the week pedalling their way around all the major football grounds in the North West of England.
A DVLA spokesman said: "All vehicles used or kept on the public road must be taxed.
Police are also in attendance on Catherine Street, close to Gresty Road, and have advised residents to keep windows closed and stay inside.
The window of Jacky Al-Samarraie's Saltaire office - in a building that once housed Sir Titus Salt 's private apartments - overlooks a leafless tree bending in the wind towards the canal.
A STOURBRIDGE man who carried out a sex attack on a frightened young woman at the town's Jobcentre has been made the subject of a hospital order.
THE father of Stone man Connan McLeod who died after a serious stab wound has spoken of the family's pain over the loss of their son.
Redrow mascots Buster and Buddy with staff, patients and parents at the cardiac unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
FIREFIGHTERS from Kinver, Stourbridge and Brierley Hill were among those called out to tackle a woodland fire at Millions Wood at Enville last night .
A DUDLEY amateur boxer who supplied cannabis to friends to fund his own habit has been ordered to carry out 180 hours unpaid work in the community.
Andrew Robert Evans, aged 26, of Gladstone Road, Wollaston, was fined A 265 for possessing cannabis in Stourbridge between February 3-11.
STOURBRIDGE'S salsa gran Paddy Jones earned a rare apology from tough-talking TV mogul Simon Cowell after wowing the judges on the first episode of Britain's Got Talent.
New report suggests Brighton, Oxford and Chelmsford are the most unaffordable spots in Britain for those wanting to get on the property ladder Alex Johnson has been part of The Independent's online team since 2007.
NEW statistics have shown that the number of people killed or seriously injured on roads in East Staffordshire has fallen by 25 per cent in the past year.
PEOPLE of all ages and abilities across the Black Country and South Staffordshire are invited to push the boat out and have a go at sailing and windsurfing next month.