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£1m fund leads new industrial revolution

Greenshoots 2 PM 15

Innovating, exporting and making things the world wants to buy – the Black Country has been given a £1 million boost to spark the new industrial revolution thanks to the Express & Star Green Shoots Fund.

Useful tips on hostage-taking


Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on lessons from Sydney, the cost of a penny whistle and wasting money in outer space.

Keith's Christmas creation

Keith and Maureen Blackford, from Norbury Crescent, Lanesfield, with their extravagant Christmas lights display on their house

Creating a Christmas scene at the front of his house is an annual ritual for pensioner Keith Blackford - but this year's festive offering proved to be his most challenging one yet.

Car cruisers in road races war

Shane Lloyd runs legal modified car events that are now being banned in the Black Country by High Court Injunction this week

The Black Country has long been considered a car cruisers' mecca, its roads jammed with souped up sleek machines, its car parks given over to the sound of blaring horns and blasting subwoofers.