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It may have been a dark and blustery night in the Black Country, but that wasn’t enough to dampen the all-American glitz, glamour and glitter of the NFL.

SEE the pictures of Wolves' newest fans!

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A Smethwick man was arrested by police for swiping the number plates from a parked van…blissfully unaware he’d singled out an unmarked police vehicle!

The 50-year-old was spotted by officers on patrol as part of Operation Trivium − a West Midlands Police led clampdown on foreign criminals − unscrewing plates from the vehicle in Coventry last night.

Officers followed him a short distance where he was seen discarding the number plates before being arrested by officers who found him concealing a screwdriver and roll of bin-liners.

Two men and a woman have been found guilty of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs after more than £1million worth of ecstasy was discovered by police in Staffordshire.

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Cannock is to get its first crematorium under plans revealed today.

The facility is earmarked for land next to the Truckers Rest on the A5.

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Fiona Woolf, the head of the independent inquiry into historic child sex abuse is coming under growing pressure to stand down, as a lawyer representing victims said her social relationship with former home secretary Lord Brittan "puts her beyond the pale in terms of her credibility".

Vote in today's poll and leave your comments online: Should Fiona Woolf stand down as head of the historic child sex abuse independent enquiry?

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Breaking news: Singer Alvin Stardust has died aged 72 after a short illness.

A man from Wolverhampton has been cleared of attempted murder after violence flared outside Perton's Wrottesley Arms pub.

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Lights off, burial fees to rise, and jobs at risk in proposed £27m Dudley Council cuts

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A businessman has unveiled his £8 million plan to reopen Dudley Hippodrome, claiming he would create an entertainment complex better than rival venues in Birmingham and Manchester.

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The Wolverhampton Orpheus Male Choir are performing at Wombourne Civic on Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 on the door.

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Disappointed, frustrated, annoyed were the three adjectives used by Dean Smith after last Saturday’s late 1-0 defeat to Crewe. Tuesday’s late 1-0 defeat to Crawley can be described in many ways but I’ll make do with one - sickening.

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It may have been a dark and blustery night in the Black Country, but that wasn’t enough to dampen the all-American glitz, glamour and glitter of the NFL.


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New mortgage offers down by 10%

Evidence points to a slowdown in the housing market

The number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers was 10% lower in September compared with the same month a year earlier in further signs that the housing market is cooling, banks have reported.

Union calls for Lloyds leak probe

Information has apparently been leaked about possible job losses at Lloyds Bank

Financial regulators have been urged to investigate how "potentially" market sensitive information about job losses at state-backed Lloyds Bank has been leaked.


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