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23 min ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Hartlebury rep jailed after 100k swindle

A COMPANY rep from Hartlebury who swindled his bosses out of A 100,000 with phone orders for fictitious firms has been jailed following a West Midlands Regional Fraud Team enquiry.

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3 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Celebrations for long-serving Dudley Building Society staff

Retail advisors Jackie Quinton and Meg Pottinger, based at the Dudley branch in Stone Street, and Sue Greenaway, based at the Brierley Hill branch in High Street, have each notched up 40 years at the building society.

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3 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Motorcyclist dies after Wordsley collision

Ashley Silvester, aged 20, from Wordsley, collided with a silver BMW on New Street at the junction with Manor Road at around 7.20pm on Saturday .

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4 hrs ago | Hemmings Auto Blogs

Mini Moke fans to celebrate 50th anniversary of the British trucklet

The British military's loss was the motoring public's gain. While Alec Issigonis, the designer of the Mini, thought that the British Motor Corporation might be able to take some business away from Land Rover by building a rugged, Mini-based, air-droppable utility vehicle for the British army, the army thought not.

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8 hrs ago | ITV

Swerving driver saved by trucker

He moved in front of the car, forcing it to stop, avoiding what emergency services have described as "possibly a fatal collision".

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11 hrs ago | Bromsgrove Standard

Fun, folk and even a carnival at the Bromsgrove Festival

THERE will be even more fun for all the family in the coming seven days as part of this year's new-look Bromsgrove Festival.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Halesowennews.co.uk

Grieving mum faces legal battle after death of Oldbury dad-to-be

A GRIEVING mum, whose partner killed himself at their Oldbury home a month before their baby was born, was devastated to discover his name cannot be entered on the birth certificate.

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The Independent

Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better...

Striking new stations, high-speed links and better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this ... (more)

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Black Country historian immortalised in artwork

A BLACK Country glass and waterways expert was shocked to discover he's been immortalised with the likes of rock star Robert Plant and author JK Rowling in a piece of art adorning the new-look Crown Centre.

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ITV

Coventry couple given criminal record for taking children on holiday during term time

A couple from Coventry who took their children on holiday to Australia during term time have been given criminal records.

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Romsey Advertiser

Council defends holiday prosecution

A local authority has defended its decision to prosecute a couple who took their two children on a term-time holiday to Australia.

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Thewestmorland Gazette

Safety probe launched after Cumbrian pylon plunge death

THE Health and Safety Executive have launched an investigation after a man died following a fall from a pylon in north Cumbria.

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Newsday

Pupil excluded after 'needle jabs'

The council confirmed the boy had been excluded. A spokesman said: "West Midlands Police are still carrying out their investigation into the incident and the pupil remains on bail.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Acting VA secretary: Dorn Center improving

FEBRUARY 07: A patient is taken to the operating theatre in the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England.

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Halesowennews.co.uk

Muslims to help tidy up Rowley Regis churchyard

Members of the Halesowen -based Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association answered a plea for help in the News from St Giles vicar Rev Ian Shelton.

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Halesowennews.co.uk

James Morris MP column: Passing the anti-knife bill which Christina Edkins family called for

In this month's column Halesowen and Rowley Regis MP James Morris discusses the importance of having mandatory prison sentences for those caught with knives.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Pedmore primary school leaver rewarded for 100 per cent attendance

A STOURBRIDGE youngster who has not missed a day of primary school in seven years has been given a special send off.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Stourbridge News: The Fizzogs performing at Stourbridge Carnival

BLACK Country theatre group The Fizzogs have become an internet sensation after a video of their comedy dance performance at Stourbridge Carnival was posted online.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Quarry Bank mum calls for action after near-misses on school run

A QUARRY Bank mum has called for a busy junction to be made safer for pedestrians after experiencing two near-misses while taking her children to school.

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Black Country Bugle

Collecting rail antiques was a good investment

I started collecting early railway antiques in the 1960's when items were cheaper, but if kept till today they are worth a fortune.

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