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A broken down vehicle in Willenhall is blocking one lane on the Black Country Route.

Noose Lane, Willenhall has been closed after a car hit a railway crossing barrier.

Three taken to hospital after Wolverhampton city centre smash

The smash, involving four cars, happened on Ring Road St Peters and closed three lanes of traffic at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

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Temporary traffic lights will remain in place in Sedgley until tomorrow afternoon while a burst water main is repaired.

Council leaders have been celebrating the completion of work on the £44 million link road between the i54 development site - home to Jaguar Land Rover's £500m engine factory – and the M54.

The link road, funded by Wolverhampton and Staffordshire councils, was the key to winning the JLR factory against fierce competition from across the UK and around the world.

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Tom Bradshaw nears a return for Walsall

The nine-goal striker missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury at Fleetwood on Saturday.

His fitness will be assessed again this week, along with that of midfielder Sam Mantom who was also absent again with a long-term knee problem.

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X Factor favourite Wagner in big Christmas switch-on

The Brazilian who became a tattooist after his stint on the TV show sang his new Christmas single Switched on like a Christmas Tree at the events in Dudley and Blackheath over the weekend.

He first appeared in Dudley town centre for the light turn-on at 5pm, then Blackheath for the switch-on at 6pm on Saturday.

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Wolves recall Kortney Hause from Gillingham

The 19-year-old centre-back, who was due to stay at Priestfield until January, has returned early after a request by boss Kenny Jackett.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell was withdrawn with a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest and Danny Batth is one booking away from a suspension.

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An accident on the M6 northbound is blocking one lane.

UKIP candidates in the West Midlands set their sights on Westminster after a by-election saw the party gain its second MP.

The Black Country and Staffordshire contain some of the most marginal seats in the country. To win a majority the Tories cannot afford to lose seats they won in 2010 and have to overturn slender Labour majorities in other marginal seats.

But UKIP could split the vote in many seats and now declares the contest wide open following Mr Reckless's election in Rochester and Strood, Kent, with a majority of 2,920.

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