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12 min ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Generous shoppers donated 230 to Brierley Hill Samaritans

Six volunteers from the charity, which helps people in distress, manage to collect A 230 from generous shoppers in Stourbridge town centre on July 12. Graham Bristow, the branch's publicity officer, wished to thank those who donated and added: "The money will help us to continue to maintain telephone contact with our callers.

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2 hrs ago | Stratford Herald

Prisoner on the run found and arrested in Stratford

Four years ago Ellis Holtom, of Stratford-upon-Avon, was born with half a working heart.

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2 hrs ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

Dudley News: Cllr Les Jones says the home won't close on his watch

FORMER Dudley Council leader Les Jones is to stand for the vacant position of West Midlands police and crime commissioner next month.

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3 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

Asthma campaign victory for Cradley MP

SCHOOLS across the borough will be able to keep a spare asthma inhaler for use in emergencies following a year-long campaign for a law change by Cradley's MP.

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7 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

2m Britons to join summer getaway

Bookings to Greece and Turkey have also been going well, while for those travelling further afield Dubai, Mexico and Florida are among the most popular destinations.

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9 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

Darlaston family history mystery

Peter Nicholls of Padfield near Glossop, Derbyshire, has sent in these two old photographs with a request for information on his Black Country relatives.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Halesowennews.co.uk

Bells ring out for Britain in Bloom judge visit to Halesowen

Blooming lovely: John Young, James Morris MP, Heart of England in Bloom judge Graham Redfern, Tony Billingham and Eve O'Connor in Somers Square.

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Examiner.com

These songs topped the UK pop charts in the late '60s, but lagged on U.S. charts

Third of a 3-part series: Songs that reached No. 1 in England but had far less success in the U.S. Third of a 3-part series: Songs that reached No.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Serial Stourbridge shoplifter spared jail

In his latest stealing spree, Sean Fitzgerald took goods from stores in Stourbridge, Wordsley and Kingswinford, said Nicholas Burn, prosecuting.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

The following appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court between July 14 and 18:

Christian Peters, aged 38, of Stourbridge Road, Lye, was given a 12 month community order for possessing cannabis and diamorphine in Netherton on June 3. He must pay a victim surcharge of A 60 and A 40 court costs.

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Mirror.co.uk

Barmaid now has face rebuilt after brutal attack on night out

Lucy Wedge, 22, had to have her face rebuilt after the nasty assault and police are still hunting her attacker Lucy Wedge was left needing cosmetic surgery after being violently punched in the face by vicious thug on a night out in Birmingham A barmaid has been left with a steel plate in her face after a brutal attack on a night out in Birmingham.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

Borough's healthy hubs saved from council cuts

HEALTHY hubs across the borough have been saved from council cuts after cash was found to keep the facilities running as normal.

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Mirror.co.uk

New mum told her terminal cancer may have invaded her baby's body while she was pregnant

Medics fear the skin cancer that has spread to 26-year-old Dani Maloney's leg, lungs and spine could have travelled through her womb A new mum given only weeks to live has been told the cancer that is killing her may have also invaded her baby boy's tiny body.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Messenger Newspapers

Agenda 'to increase role of Islam'

A Government-ordered inquiry into the Trojan Horse allegations is expected to say that there was a "sustained and co-ordinated agenda" to impose hardline Muslim views in some Birmingham schools when it reports back today.

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Kottke.org

The anti-Wonka candy factory

In 2011, Magnum photographer Martin Parr visited the Teddy Grays candy factory near Birmingham, England that makes old-fashioned candy with Wonka-esque names -- Mint Humbugs, Nutty Brittles, Spearminties.

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Newsday

AUDIO: HS2 project 'catalyst for growth'

A new regeneration company is being established to ensure that the arrival of Birmingham's High Speed Two rail terminal is a "catalyst for growth".

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Halesowennews.co.uk

Cream tea raises cash for Cradley Heath's oldest church's renovation fund

A FUNDRAISING cream tea attracted over 100 people and raised A 300 towards returning Cradley Heath 's oldest church back to its former glory.

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The Northern Echo

Man viewed indecent films and images of children after accessing hidden "dark net"

A MAN viewed indecent films featuring children after installing software on his home computer to enable him to access the "dark net", a court was told.

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Newsday

Compensation call for Trojan staff

A Birmingham MP has said teachers forced out of schools involved in the Trojan Horse allegations deserve to be compensated.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Black Country Bugle

Fascinated to read Smethwick article

I WAS fascinated to read the article by Mrs Eva Warr in the Black Country Bugle about Smethwick.

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