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The blaze near The Hawthorns is now being scaled down, say fire crews. Some roads remain closed.

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Train services running between Stourbridge and Rowley Regis.

Radio DJ Neil Fox bailed over sexual assault claims.

A teenager has been taken to hospital after a crash between a lorry and a van in Halesowen this afternoon.

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More pictures of the fire near The Hawthorns.

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Replacement bus services are being offered after services on part of the Snow Hill line were cancelled this evening due to a fire near The Hawthorns.

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Services have been cancelled on the Birmingham Snow Hill line past West Bromwich and are now unlikely due to reopen this evening due to the scrap fire near The Hawthorns.

Last updated at 19:25

60 firefighters now down at the scene of the fire near The Hawthorns.

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More pictures online now of the fire near The Hawthorns.

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Conference diary: We must eliminate youth unemployment

The bars and fringe events were buzzing last night for the start of conference, or so I was told by one of my team this morning. It was an early start away from conference for me as I attended the start of Wolverhampton’s first business week, writes Conservative MP Paul Uppal.


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An angel among us

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At the crack of dawn when most of us are still tucked up in bed, Tracey Gibbs is up and making an unusually large breakfast.


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Sportback hot enough to burn petrolheads

Audi RS7 sportback

Some years ago Audi wowed petrolheads by launching a big family estate, of all things, with the sort of performance and handling that made supercar manufacturers looks up and take notice.

Give me a spare!


Thank you to the AA patrolman who helped me get home at the weekend.


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Wolseley posts sluggish UK sales

Plumb Center and Pipe Center owner Wolseley reported flat UK annual sales today as its key housing repair market remained sluggish.

Stay of execution for nuclear plant

Wylfa has been given an extra year to generate power

The world's last operating Magnox nuclear power station has been granted an extra year of life and will continue generating electricity until December 2015.


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