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A Smethwick terror has been released from prison in Portugal amid reports that the Portuguese government has rejected the case.

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Historic chapels which have been given a second chance in life are ready to throw open their doors to soon-to-be-wed couples after undergoing a £1.2 million restoration.

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Breaking news: Entertainer Rolf Harris is to be charged with seven counts of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

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Junior doctors have taken to social media to reach out to patients by explaining the human aspects of their roles and how vital they are to the NHS.

What do you think? Vote now in our poll and have your say: Do you support junior doctors in their decision to strike?

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A landmark pub which was to close after being sold has shut suddenly three weeks earlier than expected - to the anger of protesters who were trying to keep it open.

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Bosses at the National Trust have said they are 'very concerned' about proposals which could see a new link road built close to the historic Moseley Old Hall.

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Decision to close Sandwell Magistrates Court: "It is absolutely outrageous but also stupid..."

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Great news if you've been stuck in this: The end is finally in sight for Staffordshire traders and residents who have been blighted by months of roadworks.

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Are you ready for a bin-spection?

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A Jungle at Dover?


PETER RHODES on David Cameron's latest threat, the posthumous conversion of Wogan and lies, damned lies and Brexit.


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Peter Rhodes: Mumbling Valley

Sarah Lancashire plays Catherine Cawood

PETER RHODES on yet another inaudible TV series, the demise of bogus social workers and why trippers may avoid Turkey.


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Facing slippery slopes on car trials!

Julian Fack and Meg Marrion in action at a Sporting Trial.

Buildwas competitors face slippery slopes… This Sunday (14th Feb) will see a round of the MSA & BTRDA Sporting Trials Championship when purpose built ultra-lightweight machines will tackle the slippery slopes of Buildwas Bank near Ironbridge.


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Tata Steel workers to protest in Brussels

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More than 500 workers from Tata Steel will join thousands of their fellow steelmakers from across Europe on Monday to call for fair trade and a competitive level-playing field.


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