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Our reporter Lisa O'Brien has been at Walsall Council's announcement tonight on planned cuts. Her full report will be in Tuesday's Express & Star

Watch out, Baggies fans. It's getting busy out there.

Update here on how police are tackling kerb crawlers by sending them on a course urging them to change their ways. They also get a conditional caution.

The congestion here is caused by THREE broken down buses on Park Hall Road, Goldthorn Park, according to a reader.

Just in - An elderly man has been critically injured after his mobility scooter crashed into a lamppost on Farm Road in Netherton at 1pm today. The man, believed to be in his 70s, was trapped underneath the scooter and suffered a serious head injury. Details to follow.

We've just had some more pictures in from the scene in Rugeley, where a police officer was shot in the eye last night.

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Well done to the Wolverhampton bobsled team for raising a smile or two in the Birmingham Half Marathon yesterday!

Dog found at Priestfield. Please contact K9 Search UK on 07988 433187 for further information.

Yellow weather warning issued for the West Midlands.

One million pounds has been spent on a fleet of nine new buses in Staffordshire which feature wifi internet and leather seats.

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