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Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:46:13 +0000
Dave Smith said he celebrated the news he was Covid negative with a bottle of champagne.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:44:00 +0000
A man found dead at his home in Walsall died from multiple stab wounds to his back and neck, an inquest has heard.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:35:00 +0000
A row has broken out in Sutton Coldfield after plans to subsidise car parking were vetoed.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:21:09 +0000
A 29-year-old man has been charged with possessing and sharing extremist material online.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:20:10 +0000
Malta and the Balearic Islands are among a ‘handful’ of places being considered for quarantine-free trips, it has been reported.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:10:10 +0000
A new Tesco store that has created more than 150 jobs at the former Waitrose site in Wolverhampton is set to open its doors next week.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:03:10 +0000
More towns and villages across the Midlands are to get ultrafast full fibre broadband.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:56:10 +0000
Schoolchildren across the country are set to celebrate 'One Britain One Nation Day' this week by singing a patriotic song.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:28:09 +0000
Rates have increased week-on-week in 85% of local areas.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:27:14 +0000
London Vaccine Summit will aim to increase uptake
London mayor Sadiq Khan said every possible avenue will be taken to accelerate the rollout.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:27:10 +0000
41 cases have been identified to date in the UK.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:26:09 +0000
Dr Nikki Kanani, NHS England’s medical director of primary care, renewed calls for people to take up the offer of a jab.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:25:14 +0000
Tuition fees and a lack of in-person teaching were the biggest causes of dissatisfaction among undergraduates, a survey suggests.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:25:10 +0000
It comes amid concerns about the impact of the pandemic on the medical workforce.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:24:10 +0000
New figures suggest there were peaks in prescriptions around the time of national lockdowns

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:23:09 +0000
The Healthcare Safety Investigation branch said in a report that at least a dozen hospitals had to take emergency action to mitigate risks.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:21:10 +0000
The trial of a police officer over the death of a footballer, Russian jets and a psychic seagull feature on the front pages.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:20:14 +0000
West Mercia Police Pc Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith denies assaulting the former footballer

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:17:09 +0000
Researchers found the prevalence of long Covid increased with age and was higher among women.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000
Siblings committed £300,000 fraud
A brother and sister who committed VAT and income tax fraud amounting to more than £300,000 have both been given suspended jail sentences.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:59:15 +0000
Police apology to Dalian Atkinson's family after verdict
A police officer's actions which caused the death of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson have damaged trust in the force, said the Assistant Chief Constable of West Mercia Police.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:57:09 +0000
Two men arrested in connection with murder of Kimani Martin
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Kimani Martin – who was shot and killed as he sat in a taxi in the Tividale area.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:03:00 +0000
Travel agents highlighting ongoing green list challenges
Travel agents have protested outside Westminster to highlight the ongoing challenges facing the sector, and the risks to businesses.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:02:30 +0000
Vaccine buses take to Black Country
Mobile vaccine buses are making their way around the Black Country – as new figures show more than three in five adults across the UK have had their second jab.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:02:00 +0000
Royal Mail has announced the launch of a postal apprenticeship scheme aimed at would-be postmen and postwomen.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:01:30 +0000
Police raise alert on Covid email scam
Police have warned people not to fall for a new vaccine passport scam that is doing the rounds.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:01:01 +0000
Sensory pod treat at Dudley's Russells Hall Hospital
Visiting a Midlands hospital is about to become less of a daunting experience for children and patients with learning disabilities.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:30 +0000
A West Midlands charity working to tackle youth violence and build mental health resilience has moved into its first office location.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:03 +0000
Dalian Atkinson picked up the ball deep in his own half, shrugged off tackles from three members of Wimbledon's 'crazy gang', before impudently chipping a disbelieving Hans Segers from 30 yards.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:03 +0000
You may have heard of the term HMO and have a rough grasp of what it means.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:03 +0000
Force deputy to continue in top job on temporary basis
Staffordshire Police's deputy chief constable is to continue in the force's top job on a temporary basis, it has been confirmed.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00:03 +0000
Wolverhampton City Credit Union had a record month of lending in May.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:53:00 +0000
A Black Country tenant was put at risk from a ceiling that partially collapsed and was left unable to use her shower after her landlords failed to adequately repair a leak, a court has heard.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:47:00 +0000
A new business has opened its doors at Wolverhampton's i10 office and retail development – creating five new jobs.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:34:00 +0000
Five million items of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) have now been distributed to frontline staff by Wolverhampton Council since the start of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:00:27 +0000
Beehives causing a buzz on city centre tree
An unusual sight outside a city shopping centre has been causing a buzz for passers-by.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:46:10 +0000
A survey found that 96% of Scots who travelled overseas between March 2020 and today felt very or fairly safe.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:13:13 +0000
Warning to stay vigilant of fraud after firm sees a spike in cases
A private investigation company in the West Midlands has warned people and business owners to be vigilant after a surge in cases it is dealing with.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 16:05:10 +0000
More than 82% of adults have also received their first dose.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:45:10 +0000
Family pays tribute to 'amazing' son
The family of a man who died following a collision on a Staffordshire road have paid tribute to their ‘cheeky beloved Luke’.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:26:00 +0000
A walk-in vaccination centre has opened at Birmingham’s City Hospital for people aged 18 and over.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:23:00 +0000
A Sutton Coldfield teacher says she is 'humbled and proud' after receiving national recognition.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:21:46 +0000
Cruel end to football hero Dalian's life
When former Premier League footballer Dalian Atkinson was fatally Tasered by police in the street where he grew up in Telford it sent shockwaves across the community and beyond.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:21:22 +0000
Dalian family's 'five-year ordeal'
The family of football hero Dalian Atkinson have spoken of their five-year ordeal following his death at the hands of West Mercia officer Benjamin Monk.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:21:14 +0000
Councillor criticised over Israel chant
A Labour councillor has been criticised over claims she led an "anti-Israel" chant calling at a pro-Palestine rally.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:19:15 +0000
Dalian: Pc found guilty of manslaughter
West Mercia Police Pc Benjamin Monk has been found guilty of the manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson but cleared of his murder after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:48:16 +0000
Man stabbed in chest at Wolverhampton flat
A man is in hospital after he was stabbed in the chest in a flat in Wolverhampton.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:48:10 +0000
Man killed at Black Country home died of stab wound
A man allegedly murdered at a house in the Black Country was killed by a single stab wound, a post mortem has found.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:47:14 +0000
The Government’s travel lists will be updated on Thursday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:47:10 +0000
Lloyds Banking Group has faced anger after announcing the closure of 44 branches across England and Wales including bank branches in Sedgley and Quinton and a Halifax branch in Rugeley.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:35:16 +0000
Birmingham Airport has revealed that it was handling only an average of 1,600 passengers a day during last month.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:32:00 +0000
Magical days at school
Harry Potter star Oliver Phelps has spoken of his happy times as a youngster at Little Sutton Primary School.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:31:09 +0000
The daily update also saw the highest number of deaths since April.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:30:18 +0000
American not impressed with Weston-super-Mare
It is a special place for thousands of people from the Midands, but for one American visitor it was just muddy hell.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:29:10 +0000
GCSE and A-levels in 2022 may be adjusted for disruption
Gavin Williamson told MPs he wants to see students sitting formal exams next year, but ‘mitigations’ are likely.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:28:09 +0000
Schools ‘not there to be a political space’, says Williamson
The Education Secretary told MPs that schools must remain impartial.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:26:10 +0000
EasyJet axes new Scottish flight routes after Manchester ban
The Scottish Government introduced the ban on Friday over concerns about coronavirus cases in Manchester and Salford.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:24:18 +0000
The Bank of England will be watched closely for its latest take on the threat of surging inflation as the economy rebounds sharply.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:22:14 +0000
Man arrested on suspicion of wounding
A man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding – after it's alleged he deliberately drove at a group of people outside a Black Country pub.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 14:21:00 +0000
Officers are calling on people in Staffordshire to be extra vigilant when buying and selling on Facebook.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:48:10 +0000
NHS staff are angry at the Government for recommending a 1% wage increase.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:45:13 +0000
Russells Hall A&E revamp plans revealed
An enhanced resuscitation area and new bereavement suite could be created at Dudley’s main hospital as part of a revamp of the A&E department.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:42:00 +0000
Worried residents fear anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related trouble could increase if a proposed Darlaston off-licence is approved.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 13:07:29 +0000
Call for action against racism in policing
Representatives for Dalian Atkinson's family have welcomed the manslaughter verdict again Pc Benjamin Monk and have called for action to address racism in policing.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:55:15 +0000
Killers found guilty over street shoot-out
Two men have been found guilty of killing a young man during a shoot-out in the West Midlands.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:01:28 +0000
Many farmers breathed a huge sigh of relief when the UK and EU reached a last-gasp post-Brexit trade deal after nine tortuous months of negotiations.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 12:01:16 +0000
The vote that changed our country
When Nigel Farage uttered the words "the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom", he probably didn't foresee the myriad of problems that lay ahead.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:57:11 +0000
Taxi shooting victim named as 'kind and caring' teenager
A man who was fatally shot in a taxi had just turned 18, police said as they named the victim.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:55:20 +0000
A Bilston pub has reopened with a new name and a new direction to be at the heart of the local community.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:55:11 +0000
Author wins award for first children's book
An author born and bred in the Black Country has won an award for his first children's book.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:54:27 +0000
Albrighton gets boost with new defib
A village has received a life-saving boost today after a group of medically trained volunteers donated a new defibrillator.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:54:16 +0000
Homes plan for disused land
Almost 20 new bungalows and flats are set to be built on disused land in Tipton as part of efforts to meet demand for more social housing.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:53:15 +0000
Anger as councillor 'leaks' details of Seven Cornfields
A ward councillor's actions were described as "irresponsible and dangerous" after he claimed an area of green belt was saved from development.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:47:17 +0000
Nursery-run carjacker back in jail
A violent offender who once stole a vehicle with two toddlers still strapped in their child seats is back behind bars after he was caught trying to break into cars.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:09:19 +0000
School pupils organise collection to help others
Charities have benefited from the efforts of two eight-year-old pupils at a primary school.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:09:10 +0000
Former doctor's surgery to be converted into apartments
A former Stourbridge doctor’s surgery which has stood vacant for years is set to be converted into apartments.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:05:21 +0000
Little Dessert Shop treat for the Euros
As almost everyone becomes football-crazy during Euros 2020, staff at a Wolverhampton shop selling handmade desserts are determined to ensure everyone can gets a real taste of success.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:05:16 +0000
Nobody hurt as severe fire breaks out at Brierley Hill pub
A Black Country pub which caught fire reopened a day later in time for the England game.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:05:11 +0000
Pioneering surgeon set to receive Rotary honour
A Black Country surgeon is set to be given a prestigious Rotary award for his pioneering work with artificial limbs.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:04:30 +0000
PC Claire helps Light the Lakes
“It was the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced, but worth it for the sight of all those flares lighting up the sky.”

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:04:17 +0000
Covid-surviving cop takes charge in Walsall.
A top police officer who spent two weeks in intensive care with Covid-19 has been put in charge of fighting crime in Walsall.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:03:24 +0000
England fans Czech in at pub
There were smiles and cheers as football fans cheered on England from a Black Country pub.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:03:11 +0000
Residents urged to help halt rise in Covid cases
Public health leaders are urging people in the Black Country and Staffordshire to help halt the recent rise in cases as the easing of some national restrictions begins this week.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:02:17 +0000
A financial adviser from Willenhall who cost clients more than £24 million from their pension funds, with high risk unregulated investments, has been banned from being a company director for 13 years.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 10:02:12 +0000
Illegal tobacco man failed to pay £59K
A man who sold illegal tobacco at a Brierley Hill shop has been jailed after failing to pay almost £59,000 – despite having an expensive vehicle.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:59:20 +0000
Mother of e-scooter crash victim calls for mandatory helmets
The mother of an e-scooter rider who died after a crash in Wolverhampton has called for helmets to be mandatory for all riders.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:51:08 +0000
Media minister John Whittingdale said the Government was still in discussions with Uefa over who could attend the matches.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:49:19 +0000
Murder accused 'not an aggressive man'
A man accused of murdering two men in a Range Rover in Dudley is "compassionate and considerate" and isn't aggressive, a trial has heard.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 09:49:11 +0000
Two shot dead thought they were being 'fobbed off', trial hears
Two men shot dead in a Range Rover in Dudley felt they were being "fobbed off" by the man accused of killing them over a debt, a trial heard.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:02:09 +0000
US hits encouraging Covid milestones
The nation’s daily pandemic death toll has dropped below 300 for the first time in more than a year.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:01:14 +0000
The Government’s travel lists are expected to be updated on Thursday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:01:10 +0000
Number of Covid hospital patients in UK highest since April
The total has risen 21% in a week – but is still well below the peak of the second wave.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 08:00:11 +0000
The NHS Covid Pass will allow people in England to show their vaccination status or test results.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:57:19 +0000
Creating new homes has unearthed a rare archaeological find in the Worcestershire village of Sedgeberrow.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:57:09 +0000
Fewer than 10% of festival organisers applied for cultural pandemic support funding, according to industry data.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:55:15 +0000
The ad for the Go-Vi Eradicator19, seen on the website in November, included the claim ‘Proven to destroy Coronavirus* cells’.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:55:10 +0000
The Reuters Institute Digital News Report has published its 10th edition.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:54:10 +0000
Most NHS leaders say it is likely that another surge in Covid-19 cases will result in extra pressure.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:53:09 +0000
Only one in seven pupils said they write something in their spare time every day, report found.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 07:52:10 +0000
Data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation found that employers are also looking at hiring more staff, but labour shortages remain an issue.