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Another update from Andrew Turton.

One of our reporters is now on the scene in Tividale.

Daniel Wainwright's getting cold feet over the Ice Bucket Challenge, but Keith Harrison thinks he needs to chill out . . .

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Parts of Dudley Road East have been shut by the Police. Details to follow.

Vote in today's poll and leave your comments online: If Scotland votes for independence should they keep the pound?

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Take a look at these pictures of West Bromwich's newly transformed the Public.

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Two robbers who plotted armed raids at convenience stores across the Black Country have been jailed for 11 years each.

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BREAKING NEWS: Ashya King has been found in Spain.

BREAKING NEWS: Joan Rivers on life support.

A three-year-old girl who became an internet sensation for her F-word outburst in the ice-bucket challenge is set to become the next star of Britain’s Got Talent – as a rapper.

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44% reject currency union plan

A poll found more than 40% of people from across Britain do not believe there should be a currency union if Scotland becomes independent

More than 40% of people from across Britain do not believe there should be a currency union if Scotland becomes independent, according to a poll.

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Landlords should be offered tax breaks to encourage them to improve the maintenance and management of their properties, according to a new report

Extra tax breaks should be offered to landlords who sign up to a national scheme to raise standards in the private rented sector, housing experts have said.

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The IMF says it has confidence in its managing director Christine Lagarde, who is facing questions in France amid a corruption probe

The International Monetary Fund has expressed confidence in managing director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which she is being investigated.

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