Environment

Dudley dog owners fined over parks blight

Dozens of dog owners in Dudley are being slapped with £50 fines for failing to clear up after their pets each year - with the majority of culprits caught in three parks in the borough.

Concern grows over future of Dudley waste pile

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Fears were today growing that a towering pile of waste overlooking homes will remain in place for months despite a court ruling punishing the company’s director by sending him to jail.

Darlaston dust row firm looks to move

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A waste firm that became the centre of a dust row and came under fire for illegally using two sites intends to relocate to another part of the Black Country.

Licences are granted for gas probing

A protest over the fracking method

Twelve licences have been issued to energy companies exploring for new ‘extreme’ natural gas sites across the Midlands, it has emerged, with drilling taking place in at least two locations in Staffordshire.