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Wanted by West Midlands Police: Marcin Wawrety, 37, of Spooner Croft, Birmingham, sought over sexual assault of a woman in the Great Barr area on June 15. Officers also want to speak to him about another assault in Great Barr on 23 April, where a woman was grabbed by the neck, and a wounding on 23 May where a knife was held to a woman’s throat in the Bentley Heath area. He has links to Walsall and Birmingham. Contact 101 with information.

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"He has prejudiced his position by accepting that gift. In nine years as an MP, I never accepted a trip paid for by a third party, and neither should he. He should have paid for that trip himself." The words of former Wolverhampton MP Rob Marris, who has criticised a trip to Israel by Conservative Paul Uppal.

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Here's a look at the front of tomorrow's Weekend, featuring the one and only Paolo Nutini

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National news coming in this afternoon: An 18 year-old drug dealer who targeted schoolboys has been sentenced to five years in prison after a youngster "with everything to live for" died after taking ecstasy.

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Drivers heading out of the region today are being warned of delays

This footage from West Midlands Fire Service released today does a good job of conveying the scale of the devastation at the Cadbury manor fire.

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