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Police have launched an appeal for information after an elderly woman was killed in a Kingswinford collision.

Paramedics treated the 75-year-old at the scene and she was taken to hospital where she sadly died.

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West Brom boss Alan Irvine will give Brown Ideye and Silvestre Varela licence to thrill over the festive period.

Albion begin the hectic schedule with a trip to QPR on Saturday and both players will be hoping to keep their places after playing the full 90 minutes in last weekend’s 1-0 win against Villa.

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Rina Khan, 41, is accused of losing her temper and lashing out at the defenceless child in class and calling him a 'muppet' for getting a question wrong.

Khan, of Smethwick, denies a charge of child cruelty and common assault.

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Kenny Jackett: Wolves will show no mercy

The Seagulls are on an horrendous run with manager Sami Hyypia on the brink of losing his job.

However, Jackett says there will be no sentiment afforded to his counterpart when Brighton arrive at Molineux on Saturday.

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Poll: Should designated drivers get discounted soft drinks?

Scores of businesses are offering buy one get one free on soft drinks for party goers planning to stay sober on a night out.

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Breaking news: Obesity can constitute a disability within European law, EU's highest court rules.

An act of 'murderous inhumanity' by people who targeted 'little angels', the massacre by the Taliban at a school in Pakistan has been condemned by West Midlands Muslim leaders and politicians.

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Argos will open its first digital store in the Midlands at a Walsall town centre shopping park, under new plans.

The retail giant is to move into a unit at the Crown Wharf in February, following the closure of its current site at the Saddlers Shopping Centre.

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A man who repeatedly stabbed his father after being embarrassed by the older man's flirting with women in a pub has been jailed for seven years.

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An overhead electrical fault on Midland Metro power cables at the Jewellery Quarter is causing delays this morning.

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Hydrogen - power of the future?

Toyota Hydrogen

There will only be a few hundred and they will not be cheap, but Japanese car giant Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Ford gets street cred in EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Sales of small SUVs – cars that look like rugged little off-roaders, but aren’t – are expected to nearly double in the next five years. So every car maker with an eye to future growth needs one, and fast.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is top dog

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi's big but frugal Outlander PHEV has taken top spot in a set of awards for cars that mix modest thirst and emissions with the ability to entertain their drivers and keep running costs down in the real world.


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Markets boosted by rates pledge

The FTSE 100 Index improved 35.3 points to open on Thursday at 6371.9

A pledge by US policymakers that they will be patient in their approach to raising interest rates helped ease global market jitters today.

Russian tycoon leaves house arrest

Vladimir Putin has released another detained Russian tycoon. (AP)

A Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets has been released hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference.


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