The Staffordshire Hoard gives up more secrets

Front of reconstructed sword pommel - made up of 26 fragments

Thousands of metal fragments from the Staffordshire Hoard have been pieced together to uncover two more examples of 7th Century warrior splendour - as a £120,000 public appeal is launched today to fund more research.

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A memorial service will be held to honour a much-loved pillar of the community who was found dead in a Wolverhampton canal.

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Thousands of metal fragments from the Staffordshire Hoard have been pieced together to uncover two more examples of 7th Century warrior splendour - as a £120,000 public appeal is launched today to fund more research.

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Around 100 workers at Sandwell Council face being moved to alternative roles during the next 12 months as part of the latest round of budget cuts.

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A woman has slammed a council's decision to remove rose bed memorials where she spread her father's ashes from a crematorium in the Black Country.

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A dead canary chick lies alone in a nest, lifeless after its mother was stolen by callous thieves out to make money.

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Brierley Hill's rundown town centre is in for a boost with a new walkway linking the High Street to Merry Hill and The Waterfront - while shops are also earmarked for a revamp.

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Is £60 a fair amount to be fined for driving in Wolverhampton bus lanes?

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It was a devastating raid on a Royal British Legion club in the Black Country, which even put the venue's future at risk - but it has now bounced back thanks to the overwhelming support from the community.

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A campaign has been launched to save a landmark city pub that used to serve as the local of Wolves legend Billy Wright.

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