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Birmingham, long delays across the city as temporary traffic lights on Great Charles Street, Queensway, are currently not working.

A 10-year-old boy was struck by a car outside a Wolverhampton supermarket today.

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Ten-year-old boy involved in an accident on ring road, Wolverhampton. Thought to have suffered only minor injuries but taken to hospital.

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Pendeford, Blaydon Road is blocked between The Droveway and Oxley Moor Road after an accident outside Morrisons. It is believed to have involved a child.

Just in from West Midlands Police - Jason Whitehouse has been missing from Willenhall since August 21. Have you seen him? Call 101.

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The Highways Agency has issued a reminder that there are roadworks on the A45 near the M42 J6.

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Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, according to a long-awaited report.

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Breaking News: An illegal immigrant from Africa is in custody after being found hiding behind the air spoiler of a lorry travelling on the M6 in the West Midlands.

Officers found the man, in his 20s, on the roof and arrested him for immigration offences.

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A legend in the snowdrifts

Actor and director Richard Attenborough has died aged 90.

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES recalls an encounter with Richard Attenborough. Plus, a handwarmer for dog owners and a turkey for the Doctor.

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Thomas sings for fees

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It was music to the ears of Thomas Winfield when he heard he had won a place at one of the country’s best drama schools.

Your pages from the past: Saturday, December 19, 1964

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Here's the Express & Star's front page from Saturday, December 19, 1864 - the Saturday before MPs were to vote on abolishing the death penalty for murder. MPs were widely expected to vote in favour of abolition, and did so on December 21, 1964.

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Cool driving and good for the planet

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Cows with a conscience will soon be delighted to see soft spoken John arrive to milk them; as they push out global warming gases, his car doesn’t even have an exhaust pipe.

Toyota listens to customers!

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Customers tell you they’d like sharper steering in their next new car. If you’re Toyota, you will answer their wish – by using stronger glue to hold the windscreen in place.

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Third record close for S&P 500

The S&P 500 saw a record close for the third day in a row (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Even in a day-long sideways drift, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to eke out its third record close in three days.

First Direct tops customer poll

First Direct has consistently topped MoneySavingExpert's consumer survey since it started in 2008

First Direct has retained top spot in a customer satisfaction poll of current account providers while Barclays languishes in bottom place for the first time.

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