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This is the scene in Birmingham where a woman is threatening to harm herself

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New Street in Birmingham's city centre has been cordoned off after a woman threatened to harm herself.

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A 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a West Bromwich car crash has died.

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Breaking news: Sepp Blatter wins FIFA presidency after Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein announced he was withdrawing from the election

A large crowd has gathered and the police are urging people to stay away from the area and to let them deal with the situation.

Concern is growing for a woman who has been missing from a Smethwick home for a week.

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WATCH: Tony Pulis took advantage of a rest day before starting out to row along one of France's best known waterways on the latest stage of a charity challenge.

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Ranjit Singh Power disappearance: New clues in hunt for missing Wolverhampton businessman

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Wolverhampton and Tettenhall fire crews are currently dealing with a bedroom fire.

Take a look at the new super hospital planned for Smethwick

What do you think of these designs?

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COMMENT: Care is vital over abuse allegations

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The very serious allegations of sex abuse on Cannock Chase that the Express & Star reports on today need to be dealt with carefully by the authorities and treated with the utmost sensitivity by everyone.


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Star Witness: Proms 2015

Shannon Dudley, Kerry Bennett And Shrece Share at Coseley School prom at The Kingfisher Hotel.

Will you be getting dressed up to the nines, donning the glitz and glamour, or getting suited and booted to celebrate the end of school or college?


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Royal Mail boss in 13% pay hike

Moya Greene saw her pay increase by 13% to £1.52 million in the last financial year (Royal Mail/PA)

Royal Mail boss Moya Greene saw her pay increase by 13% to £1.52 million in the last financial year as her basic salary was hiked for the first time since she joined the company in 2010.

Business confidence up after poll

The Lloyds Bank Business Confidence Barometer said 62% of firms were optimistic, versus 7% who were pessimistic giving a balance of 55%

Business confidence has risen to an eight-month high after the general election result lifted fears of uncertainty, a survey has shown.


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