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News on West Midlands County, England continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

Rocker's lost luggage and broken leg means Black Country gig is off

A BLACK Country music venue has announced tonight's gig by blues-rock guitarist Eric Sardinas has been cancelled.

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5 hrs ago | IcStafford

Alert colleague saves ambulance worker suffering a stroke

Jon Mannion had been at the Birmingham headquarters of the organisation when former A&E sister Ann Parry noticed his droopy eyes A St John Ambulance worker suffered a stroke aged just 30 - but recovered within less than an hour thanks to the quick actions of a work colleague.

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10 hrs ago | IcStafford

Live: GCSE results day for Birmingham and the West Midlands

As teenager throughout the West Midlands pick up their GCSE results on Thursday, we'll be bringing you updates from various schools, including comments from headteachers, advice on what to do next with your results and, of course, photos of your celebrations.

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14 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Man spared jail after Stourbridge nightspot scuffle

A 21-YEAR-OLD man who hit a friend in the face with a bottle in a Stourbridge nightspot after he took offence at a "tasteless joke" has been spared jail.

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18 hrs ago | IcLichfield

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner election - the candidates seeking your vote

Britain's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner takes place in the West Midlands on August 21. Here, the four candidates say why you should vote for them.

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19 hrs ago | IcTamworth

Moment cops risk head-on collision with car going wrong way along M6 Toll

This is the dramatic moment when motorway cops performed a heroic manoeuvre to stop a motorist driving the wrong way along the northbound carriageway of the M6 Toll Road.

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22 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

Gathered in the street to hear of the new Queen's accession

THOSE who remember it will find it hard to believe it was more than sixty years ago that the queen came to the throne.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

IcSuttoncoldfield

UB40 star joins battle to find bone marrow donor for Solihull singer

Ulrika Dandekar's last hope is a stem cell donor, yet no UK match has yet been found for the 22-year-old, known as Riya to friends UB40 star Astro has joined the desperate campaign to find a bone marrow donor for a Solihull musician struck down by rare blood cancer UB40 star Astro has joined the desperate campaign to find a bone marrow donor for a ... (more)

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Washington Times

U.K. official: British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State far surpasses those in armed forces

A British Member of Parliament told Newsweek on Wednesday that there are more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State group than in the nation's military.

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IcStafford

Police make three arrests in raids against suspected drug dealers

Officers searched houses and businesses including a petrol station and car dealership in Rowley Regis, Bordesley Green and Kitts Green Officers from Birmingham and the Serious and Organised Crime Unit searched houses and businesses including a petrol station and car dealership in Rowley Regis , Bordesley Green and Kitts Green.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

Farage issues rallying call to voters ahead of police election

UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP issued a rallying call to borough voters ahead of tomorrow's police and crime commissioner election.

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BBC News

Drunk stowaway said he was co-pilot

A drunken man who managed to sneak on to a plane claimed he was the co-pilot when he was found, a court heard.

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Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, World News, Warwickshire County, England, United Kingdom, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, Embraer 195, Embraer Aircraft,

Dudleynews.co.uk

Dudley museum set for a day of pre-historic hijinks

341438MH The St James's Road museum will be hosting a free fossil fun day on Saturday August 30 from 10am to 4pm where young and old alike can enjoy activities inspired by an era long lost to history.

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Related Topix: World News, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Halesowennews.co.uk

Halesowen Brownies have fun at 100th birthday bash

The Halesowen Brownies, all aged seven to 10, joined more than 270 other girls to celebrate The Big Brownie Birthday - a massive girl only camp packed full of activities.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Worcestershire County, England

Tue Aug 19, 2014

BBC News

HS2 and the new North-South divide

Residents of rural Northamptonshire have huge concerns about the plans for high speed rail, while Birmingham City Council is drawing up plans for a futuristic station HS2 - the proposed high speed rail link from London - is supposed to help bridge the North-South divide.

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Halesowennews.co.uk

Dragon's Den reject from Halesowen happy to get lippy after sales soar

A LIPPY Halesowen beauty product entrepreneur who gave the BBC Dragon's Den a bit of cheek before being thrown off the show is laughing now after his sales have topped A 1 million a month.

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Droitwich Advertiser

Live M5 southbound closed after coach overturns. Child injured. Traffic delays.

The incident has led to the closure of the M5 between junctions 13 and 14 Stroud to Thornbury in what the Highways Agency called a "serious incident".

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Halesowennews.co.uk

Borough bosses defend decision to order Black Country flags from Taiwan

The red, black and white flag was designed by Stourbridge schoolgirl Gracie Shepherd and conceived to to boost the area's image and celebrate its industrial and cultural heritage.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Young Stourbridge dancers step up for English Youth Ballet show

NINE young ballet stars are set to realise their dancing dreams when they take to the stage in a lavish adaptation of Sleeping Beauty next month.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Staffordshire County, England, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England,

IcWalsall

New Street Station deaths: Tributes to teenager who died after falling onto tracks

The family of a talented student who died after a fall onto the tracks Birmingham's New Street Station have paid tribute to the teenager, describing him as "a beacon of love and happiness."

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