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Temporary lights now in place in Brierley Hill following the chaos yesterday.

In pictures: The Queen opens JLR's £500m new plant

2014-10-30 13_21_19-In pictures_ The Queen opens JLR's £500m new plant « Express & Star
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Breaking News: Officials say North Korea will quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over fears about the Ebola virus.

Mysterious figures appearing in historic homes, Cavaliers lurking around lakes, and Roundheads propping up the bar in old pubs...

See the link below for all the details of the most haunted destinations in Staffordshire and the Black Country - if you dare...

treepearl - a silhouette of a dead tree on Cannock Chase
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Chief reporter Tim Spiers has now arrived at ISP ahead of HM The Queen's visit to the i54.

Reporter Rob Golledge has arrived at JLR ahead of the visit from HM The Queen today.

'Buzzing' atmosphere down at the site ahead of the visit from HM The Queen today.

Business reporter John Corser is making his way over to Jaguar Land Rover where HM The Queen will be visiting today.

Wolverhampton Council is preparing for today's visit from HM The Queen.

Business reporter John Corser and news reporter Rob Golledge will be down at the JLR site today for HM The Queen's arrival, while chief reporter Tim Spiers will be present for her visit to ISP.

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