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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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20 hrs ago | 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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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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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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Halesowennews.co.uk

Stourbridge coach carrying Black Country youngsters overturns on M5

Around seven people are believed to have been hurt in the incident which happened at around 10am near junction 13 near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

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ITV

Bride-to-be left devastated after fiance fakes own death to avoid wedding

Twenty-three-year-old Alex Lanchester says she received a phone call months before her planned marriage to Tucker Blandford claiming he had been killed in a car accident.

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Andover Advertiser

Coach overturns on seaside day trip

A trip to the seaside for a group of children could have turned into a tragedy when a coach crashed and overturned on a motorway.

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Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Wollescote man jailed for stealing cash to fuel drug addiction

A WOLLESCOTE drug addict who lured away his 90-year-old blind friend so he could steal A 120 has been locked up for 10 months.

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Kidderminster Shuttle

Lindsey's life-changing journey

Lindsey Jones, 33, who has changed from overweight couch potato to professional fitness instructor, was selected in a search for inspirational stories of lives transformed by the dance craze.

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Dudleynews.co.uk

Manhunt in Dudley after teenage girl attacked near Russells Hall Hospital

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on August 17 as the 15-year-old walked along Bushey Fields Road.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

BBC News

Cancer girl mum in school absence row

The mother of a seven-year-old girl who battled cancer is facing prosecution for not sending her to school.

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