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Danger – all in a day’s work for crack West Midlands Fire Service unit

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Their challenges have included winching a man to safety from the side of a skyscraper, crawling through  collapsed buildings, cutting through steel girders at 2,500 degrees of heat and rescuing a builder covered up to his neck in soil at the bottom of an 18ft-trench. And they also put out fires.

Thousands enjoy sunny Stafford half-marathon

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Seasoned runners joined families dressed as superheroes and others in enormous animal costumes, as thousands of people took part in a half-marathon and fun run to raise money for good causes.

Troops close bases on last Afghan tour

British Forces Achieve Base Closure Milestone In Afghanistan

Troops from the West Midlands and Staffordshire have closed or handed over the bases they have been operating from on their final operational tour in Afghanistan.