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Breaking National News: Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his office has announced.

Problems on the Midland Metro trams this morning are due to the breakdown of one of the new Urbos 3 trams.

Service has been suspended between Wolverhampton St Georges and Priestfield due to engineering works. Tickets being accepted on National Express West Midlands services.

Three scrap metal dealers who were caught operating without a licence or being too loud have been hit with a combined bill of more than £1,000.

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Delays in Netherton due to earlier accident and road closure in Dudley.

Update on earlier crash on A461, Stourbridge Road, Dudley.

Long delays in Wolverhampton.

West Brom captain Chris Brunt was told he deserved 'a bullet through your head' in a sickening message on Twitter following criticism of the team's 2-0 loss to Everton.

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Blogger of the year, Peter Rhodes: The weekly market in Arras’s enormous main square is pretty much like an English street market with the addition of live chickens and strange mushrooms. The French know their mushrooms. They discover a feathery, bearded sort of fungal outcrop and turn it into a gourmet meal. The English, confronted with the same fungi, tend to call Rentokil.

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The A461 Stourbridge Road, Dudley is now closed following an earlier incident.

Long delays on the M6 southbound.

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Wolves waiting on Premier League targets

Soccer - Pre Season Friendly -  Oxord United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Boss Kenny Jackett today urged Wolves to go back to the future to solve their goals shortage – after hinting they are waiting on Premier League loan signings.

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Who can we trust with the NHS?

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The National Health Service will be one of the main battlegrounds for the next election and the West Midlands is going to see some of the fiercest fights.

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Increasingly the decision on which car to buy is driven by cost: not just the initial outlay but how much you spend on fuel and taxes of one sort and another.

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House prices reach record high

Property values in London are rising faster than the rest of the country

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after surging by 11.7% over the last year, according to an official report.

Russian rouble hits record low

Sanctions over Ukraine have sent the Russian rouble tumbling (AP)

Russia's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the US dollar as it continues to suffer from the fallout of economic sanctions.

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