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In case you missed it earlier, here's our story about online sports retailer Wiggle relocating to a giant warehouse in Wolverhampton creating hundreds of new jobs to deal with record sales.

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Don't forget to vote in our online poll. Today we're asking, are you happy to see the old-style paper tax disc scrapped?

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Dozens of dog owners in Sandwell have been slapped with £75 fines since a hard-hitting poster campaign was launched.

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A reminder about the Midland Metro engineering works...

A soldier was left with a broken neck after being brutally murdered by his comrade at a barracks after a night out drinking, a jury has been told. At the start of his murder trial, prosecutors alleged Lance Corporal Richard Farrell, a serving soldier with The Royal Irish Regiment, 'inflicted heavy blows' to fellow unit mate Corporal Geoffrey McNeill, at their base in Shropshire in March this year.

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A teenage girl has told how she tried to break up a fight at a party involving a man who was stabbed moments later.

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A four-year-old girl from Aldridge who suffered brain damage when she was born, is set for a compensation package from the NHS after hospital chiefs admitted making mistakes when she was delivered.

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Lamb hotpots and steak and kidney pie will no longer be on the lunch menu for Sandwell Hospital patients as bosses bid to save more than £120,000.

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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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Holy grail of Eric Idle story

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At the age of just nine, he was already a master of words, scoring 80 per cent in his end-of-year exam in English Language.

Filming starts on new Conan Doyle drama

Martin Clunes will play author Arthur Conan Doyle in ITV's drama Arthur & George.

Filming is beginning on the dramatisation of the fascinating story of how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle travelled to Staffordshire and turned real-life detective.


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New BMW will poach buyers from opposition


IT doesn’t look at all sporty and power goes to the ‘wrong’ wheels for a BMW but the latest model from the Bavarian car maker is going to cause some large ripples in the sales pond.

Sportback hot enough to burn petrolheads

Audi RS7 sportback

Some years ago Audi wowed petrolheads by launching a big family estate, of all things, with the sort of performance and handling that made supercar manufacturers looks up and take notice.


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France faces hefty spending cuts

French finance minister Michel Sapin addresses reporters during the presentation of the 2015 budget at the finance ministry in Paris (AP)

France's Socialist government has detailed a 21 billion euro (£16.3 billion) cost-cutting plan, the biggest in the country's modern history, saying it will focus on trimming welfare benefits.

'Near stagnation' in new orders

Companies reported weaker increases in production, new business and new export orders

Growth in new manufacturing orders ground to "near stagnation" levels in September as new figures today showed the sector suffered its worst performance for 17 months.


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