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Unemployment fall in West Midlands is largest in UK


The West Midlands has seen one of the biggest falls in unemployment in the UK over the last year, new official figures reveal today. The UK jobless total has fallen at its fastest rate in 16 years as new figures show UK unemployment dropped by 161,000 to 2.16 million between February and April.

Hold-up on bid to save minor injuries unit

Cannock Hospital

The future of an under-threat minor injuries unit at a Staffordshire hospital hangs in the balance again after a rescue plan was put off following criticism from health chiefs who called it 'wishy-washy' and 'woolly'.

F1 to open new autocentres

Expanding tyre and motor servicing chain Formula One Autocentres is taking on new staff for two new depots in the West Midlands.

Photographic archive is essential to giving the people of the West Midlands a voice

The Mayor and Earl of Lichfield in a Stafford tank parade, in 1941

The Express and Star’s photographic archive is a unique and historically valuable collection of photographs and it is wonderful news that it has taken a leap forward towards being made accessible by digitisation not only for historians, researchers, and schools but also for family historians and indeed all the people of the West Midlands, writes Professor Carl Chinn.