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More here on this shocking story: The wrong body was released by a hospital and cremated at the funeral of West Midlands MEP Philip Bradbourn.

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Breaking news: The wrong body was cremated at the funeral of West Midlands MEP Philip Bradbourn.

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Oldbury Police confirmed up to 45 bags had been abandoned and were discovered by a passing dog walker in Oldbury Playing Field on Newbury Lane yesterday.

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Poundland cannot claim that everything they sell in their stores is priced at a pound due to watchdog rules.

It comes after a number of complaints came into watchdog on the stores 'special offers' and DVD prices were more expensive.

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A transit overturned after a collision with a lorry which caused delays along a busy route in Staffordshire today.

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Paramedics are currently at the scene of a Stourbridge crash.

"I want to be getting around the country. Now is the time to hold a debate."

Prime Minister David Cameron would rather be in the Midlands than debating with Ed Miliband.

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Not so Charlie now?

The extremist known as Jihadi John claims British spies warned him they were 'keeping an eye on' him

Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on the unmasking of Jihadi John, freedom of speech on campuses and the rise of shower paranoia.

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Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on astrology in the surgery, the truth about immigration and a hero in a goldfish bowl.


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Smart ideas will get you thinking


Does buying the biggest Smart make you the smartest? Given that the ForTwo is Smart’s ‘really small’ car, you’d be forgiven for thinking the ForFour was practically a family wagon. But no, it’s only the same size as a Skoda Citigo – albeit a very different sort of attack on the citycar sector.


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Admiral ends run of profit growth

Admiral said car premiums began to rise in the second half of last year and it expects the trend to continue

Elephant and Diamond insurer Admiral said its profits fell for the first time in a decade as it wrote fewer car policies in a "highly competitive" market.

Aviva pledges to step up recovery

Aviva is now two years into a recovery plan launched by chief executive Mark Wilson following a City revolt over its performance

Insurer Aviva has insisted its turnaround has much further to go, despite a rise in annual profits and a big jump in its shareholder dividend.


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