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Black Country council appears to promote fly-tipping in email blunder

Sandwell Council was left red faced after it appeared to encourage residents to dump their rubbish in an email blunder.

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The authority sent out a blanket newsletter to constituents with the message ‘you can receive a £400 for fly-tipping’ [sic].

The error was later brought to the council’s attention by PR agency boss Matt Walker, who jokingly tweeted: “Excellent – I’ve got some stuff to get rid of.”

Emails were resent to those on the council’s mailing list but this time with correct details.