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Council tax bills could go up after row

Sandwell Council House

Council tax bills in Sandwell could rise next year after benefits rules requiring people live in the borough for two years to get support were torn up in court.

Abattoir plans set to be thrown out

The Firkins factory shop in West Bromwich

Plans to convert a former bakery in West Bromwich into an abattoir are set to be thrown out over fears about the smells that would be emitted from the premises.

Robbery pair get 11 years each

Gavin Reilly (left) and Michael Scanlon (right)

Two robbers who plotted armed raids at convenience stores across the Black Country have been jailed for 11 years each.