Concern grows over future of Dudley waste pile


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


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.

Claims Owen Paterson could be the man to stop HS2 plan

Owen Paterson

Fresh doubts were today cast over HS2 with a senior Tory minister said to be questioning the £42.6 billion project. Sources close to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said the Shropshire MP had concerns over the environmental impact of the 351-mile track.