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Work is forging ahead on a new Walsall leisure centre as the steel skeleton of the new building takes shape.

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Around £10million will be invested in young people in Wolverhampton via the city's new youth centre, bosses predict.

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Jaguar Land Rover is to almost double the size of its factory on the outskirts of Wolverhampton and create around 1,000 more jobs.

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A scrap metal dealer has been hit with a bill of more than £450 after operating in Staffordshire without a licence.

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Extra mental health staff will work at police stations and courts in the Black Country in an £800,000 investment.

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Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a Willenhall factory, they remain at the scene dampening down.

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Some good news first thing this morning: A missing Walsall teenager has been found safe and well.

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An 'average' runner will be pushing himself to the limit when he takes on a mammoth mountain race to raise money for a military charity.

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A knife amnesty is to take place in Bilston over the next few weeks - with the surrendered blades used to create a piece of art.

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An accident in Walsall is blocking the Wolverhampton Road

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Price falls could leave us deflated

Negative inflation has seen prices fall on the High Street

After inflation turned negative this week, Business Editor Simon Penfold discovers that what the economy really needs is a little bit of positive inflation.

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Infiniti - standing out from the crowd

Infiniti Q50

I like to be a little different – not too ‘way out’ but enough to be distinguished from any other woman of my age. And it’s the same with cars. So many today look so alike.  

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Brittain named as Whitbread boss

Alison Brittain will take over as chief executive at Whitbread

A top executive at Lloyds is to become one of just a handful of female FTSE 100 bosses after being appointed to lead Premier Inn and Costa coffee owner Whitbread.

Rents hit record high of £774

Private sector rents jumped by 4.6% in April compared with a year earlier

Private sector rents across England and Wales have leapt to a new all-time high of £774 a month on average, according to a buy-to-let index.

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