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A Mod-ern fundraiser

A young rider joins the group.

Around 130 scooter riders revved up their machines for a special ride in aid of a charity that supports grieving parents and their families.

Jane sheds half her body weight

Jane Mason is a shadow of her former self

Being a cook meant Jane Mason didn't fancy going in the kitchen at home - often opting for eating takeaway meals in front of the television.

Diehard scooter fans take style up a gear

David Thompson gets set for the ride out with his son Alex, aged 10.

There's the splutter of the engines followed by the familiar mosquito type buzz as they zip off into the distance - a scene straight out of cult classic Quadrophenia.

WW1 brought to life in the Black Country

Crowds enjoy the wartime event.

Cracking Morse codes, tackling Army assault courses, using carrier pigeons to send messages - the many challenges of wartime were brought to life for thousands of people in the Black Country

Cheers to the Black Country

The Black Country Flag flies at Dudley Castle.

Yow cor beat the Black Country - the cry of many a proud Black Countrymon as folk of all ages joined forces to celebrate everything about it.

Bostin! It's happy Black Country Day

The flag flies high over Dudley Castle

Break out the faggots and paes – today is official Black Country Day with thousands of people celebrating in the sunshine as specially-designed flags fly high over local landmarks.