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Today's most read story so far - A passenger died on a bus parked outside a police station as the driver waited inside for at least 20 minutes for an officer to respond.

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Keep those Halloween pictures coming in to Star Witness. We've just had this great one of Warwick Castle. Remember, we award £100 each month for the best picture.

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One in three Black Country children living in poverty, data shows.

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The number of youngsters skipping school in the Black Country has dropped to a record low following a government crackdown on families taking holidays during term time, new figures have revealed.

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Motorcyclist taken to hospital with serious arm injury after crash between motorbike and lorry in Blackhalve Lane in Essington at 7.20am this morning.

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael's arms, her agent has said.

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Major delays around Wolverhampton city centre this morning due to diversions and roadworks. Affected? Email newsdesk@expressandstar.co.uk

Breaking News: Actress Lynda Bellingham has died following her battle with cancer.

Poll: Should smoking be banned in the UK?

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Many young people leaving care are being placed in shabby accommodation in ‘undesirable’ locations, with some living in a notorious red-light district, it has emerged.

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Holly very 'Happy' to meet her idol

When Holly Addison went out for a meal with a group of friends, she never expected that she would meet one of the world's biggest singing stars.

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Holly very 'Happy' to meet her idol

(Left to right) Holly Addison (nomineee), Pharrell Williams, and Lauren Hawke (nominator)

When Holly Addison went out for a meal with a group of friends, she never expected that she would meet one of the world's biggest singing stars.

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Comparison sites 'hide best deals'

The cheapest energy deals may not show up on price comparison websites, it has been claimed

Consumers are missing out on the best energy deals because comparison sites filter out the tariffs which do not pay commission, it was claimed today.

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