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An air ambulance on the M6 is blocking the motorway in both directions.

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The accident on the M6 is causing delays of over an hour.

Good picture here of flooding in Oldbury.

Police in Oldbury are currently responding to man in the canal on Rounds Green Road, he has been pulled from the canal and is with ambulance. More to follow.

Two lanes are now blocked on the M6

A field in Rugeley has been cordoned off by police after clothes and a bag believed to belong to a missing man were found.

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The M6 is blocked following an accident.

It's a raid as you've never seen it before. Police attached a miniature video camera to a battering ram as they forced their way into a suspected brothel in a blitz on foreign criminals around the West Midlands.

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Breaking news: Firefighters in England to strike for four days from October 31 in row over pensions, union says.

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Ladder for the Black Country

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What bottles do in the dark

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on things that go on in your bins, the new Dad's Army film and a man with no navel

The wait for Monday

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Us Villans have to wait for Monday night before getting a chance to see our team play again. Depending on your viewpoint, having to wait that long may be either painful or a relief, as the truth is that recent games have been both pointless and, well, almost pointless.

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Panda that's just a little bit cross

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How do you make a Panda Cross? Well since we’re talking the cute but not furry new ‘baby’ from Fiat, hiding its bamboo shoots wouldn’t do at all.

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Service personnel rents set to rise

Michael Fallon said the current system was out of date meaning many rents had fallen behind the 'appropriate rate' for properties which are of a higher standard than in the past

Rents charged to many service personnel are set to increase under "major reforms" to accommodation rates aimed at reflecting higher quality homes now available, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Regional variations in rent rises

London and Scotland saw the biggest rises in private rental price increases, official statistics show

Private rental prices paid by tenants have seen sharper increases in London and Scotland than elsewhere in Britain over the last year, official figures show.

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