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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Ethan Ebanks-Landell was withdrawn with a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest and Danny Batth is one booking away from a suspension.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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Further £7m West Midlands transport cuts on the way

Earlier this year Centro unveiled a plan to axe 89 jobs - a quarter of its workforce - to cope with a £7m cut in the funding it gets from seven councils.

But the authorities are set to do it again in the next financial year, which starts in April, as they are all grappling with their own multi-million pound funding cuts.

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New base for bobbies on the beat near Wolverhampton

A new community policing post has been set up at The Red House village hall in the High Street, Albrighton.

The post is not open to the public but gives members of West Mercia Police's safer neighbourhood team a place to base themselves in the community.

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Local television for the Black Country could start to be broadcast from February 28 next year.

Kaleidoscope TV, which is being run by Wolverhampton-born Chris Perry and former ATV presenter Mike Prince, has been awarded the local TV licence for the area which will also cover Birmingham and Solihull.

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Man, 21, pleads guilty to having imitation firearm in Black Country club

Roshane Daley admitted to possessing the imitation double barrelled sawed-off shotgun at The Saigon Club, Wellington Road, on June 7.

Earlier in the hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court, Daley had pleaded not guilty to the offence and to a further count relating to possession of a gun with intent to danger life.

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An accident on the Wolverhampton ring road is blocking two lanes.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen glad that improvements will bring a Christmas experience closer to his 'original ravishing design'

The attraction, which was only open for a day, received thousands of messages on their Facebook page from disappointed visitors, and ticketholders yet to attend who were concerned about poor reviews.

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Suzuki Jimny gets a freshen up

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'Incomes set to outstrip inflation'

Average incomes are set to outstrip inflation in 2014/15, research suggests

Average incomes in the UK are set to rise faster than inflation this year, after falling by around 5% in real terms following the 2008 financial crash, according to new research by a respected economic think tank.

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