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More details added to the story about the lorry driver who's been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after going the wrong way down the Black Country Route.

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Trio arrested as police uncover 'one of largest' cannabis factories in years worth £800k

The drugs factory was found inside a large barn in the grounds of a former farm in Lodge Lane on the border of Saredon and Cheslyn Hay.

Officers from South Staffordshire Local Police Team (LPT) seized 1,606 cannabis plants with a street value of a £800,000 after they executed the drugs warrant along with colleagues from Home Office Immigration Enforcement and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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Breaking News: Home Secretary Theresa May says that the threat from the I.S. militant group to the UK is "clear and it is serious"

What's in a name? Wolverhampton City Council could become City of Wolverhampton

Council documents state: "The existing Wolverhampton Council logo/corporate identity has been in use for a decade. The corporate communications team has been asked by the managing director to review the existing logo and to make recommendations for improvement."

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Work completed on £44m i54 site link road

The road has been paid for by the two councils and built by Staffordshire County Council. The council's leader Philip Atkins said its total cost was £12 million less than if it had been a central government project. Part of the agreement is that South Staffordshire Council will use the business rates from companies on the i54 site to pay off the costs of the link-road project.

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Wolverhampton murder victim may have been robbed on his way home

Stephen Phillips was discovered at the property on Dudley Road, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, on March 12 prompting police to launch a murder investigation.

An inquest into the 54-year-old’s death was opened at Smethwick Coroner’s Court.

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BREAKING: BT has confirmed it is in "highly preliminary" talks about buying the UK mobile firm O2

Wolves in the market for a loan defender

Kenny Jackett said: “We can do better internally. But you are always looking at the loan deadline on Thursday and then the January window to be able to turn things around if you need that option. It depends on who is available and what calibre of player you can bring in at present."

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Youssouf Mulumbu will be asked about tweet

Irvine is planning to speak to Mulumbu over a cryptic pre-match tweet which appeared to poke fun at the decision to leave him out of the 18-man squad.

But the Hawthorns head coach, who also defended the decision to leave Silvestre Varela and Sebastian Blanco off the bench, believes Mulumbu will recapture his missing form.

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Government accused amid NHS strike

Members of 11 unions walked out for four hours from 7am in England and 8am in Northern Ireland in protest at the Coalition's controversial decision not to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS employees.

What are your views on the matter? Share your thoughts by leaving your comments.

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