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Health bosses say the status quo at New Cross Hospital 'will not work' any longer, as they plan to move non-emergency surgery to Cannock. It is hoped that by moving surgery to Cannock, space will be freed up at New Cross for A&E work.

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Oldbury police have been busy in Tividale this morning

Mesty Croft Academy, in Wednesbury, has been judged inadequate by Ofsted – in its first inspection since it converted from a school two years ago.

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James Woodend captured this phenomenal aurora in Iceland earlier this year - and knew straight away it was a great photo. He entered the snap into the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and promptly won first prize.

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A man who was stabbed to death in a Wolverhampton street has been formally identified as 21-year-old Josh Price.

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Police in Wolverhampton are seeking a man understood to be just over 5ft tall in connection with a serious sexual assault in a local park.

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Hundreds of teaching assistants claim they have been offered just £100 by Wolverhampton City Council as part of an equal pay settlement. The offer comes just six months after many of them turned down payouts of around £3,000 on the advice of trade union bosses.

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Lots of comments on demolition of The Wanderer. What would you rather have: pints or parking?

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Poll: Were the Sunday Mirror’s tactics in the Brooks Newmark story justified? Vote and have your say in the comments section on the full post.

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Prince Edward will tour Central Sixth, the Sandwell College branch which has opened inside the former The Public building in the town centre, tomorrow. He will meet students from the A Level biology and history classes, and unveil a commemorative plaque for the official opening.

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Wolves pub to be demolished

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Landmark Wolverhampton pub, The Wanderer will be knocked down to create more match day parking under new plans revealed today.

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Conference diary: We must eliminate youth unemployment

The bars and fringe events were buzzing last night for the start of conference, or so I was told by one of my team this morning. It was an early start away from conference for me as I attended the start of Wolverhampton’s first business week, writes Conservative MP Paul Uppal.

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An angel among us

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At the crack of dawn when most of us are still tucked up in bed, Tracey Gibbs is up and making an unusually large breakfast.

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Give me a spare!

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Thank you to the AA patrolman who helped me get home at the weekend.

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Economy growth better than thought

The economy is growing faster than estimated, according to new figures

Britain's economy grew more quickly than previously thought in the second quarter of this year though the start of 2014 was more sluggish, according to revised official figures.

Next sales alert amid Indian summer

Sales at fashion chain Next are currently up 6% in the quarter to the end of October, rather than the 10% previously forecast for the period, amid warmer weather (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Fashion retailer Next has warned that it will have to lower its profits guidance for this year if the Indian summer continues throughout October.

House prices fell back this month

House prices have fallen back from a record high with the first month-on-month decrease in more than a year in September, according to the Nationwide.

House prices fell back from a record high in September with the first month-on-month decrease in more than a year, building society Nationwide has reported.

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