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Protest at plan for jet washer

Plans to use a pressure washer to clean vehicles at a garage in Stafford have caused anger among residents – but are set to be approved by council bosses.

Lichfield

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Unemployment spikes in region, but claimant count down

The UK unemployment rate is currently 6.9%, the lowest for five years.

Unemployment in the West Midlands has bucked the national trend with an upward spike to 224,000, the latest official figures reveal. But, in contrast, the number of people recorded as claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen.

Kidderminster

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Unemployment spikes in region, but claimant count down

The UK unemployment rate is currently 6.9%, the lowest for five years.

Unemployment in the West Midlands has bucked the national trend with an upward spike to 224,000, the latest official figures reveal. But, in contrast, the number of people recorded as claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen.