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30 min ago | Border Counties Advertizer

12 years in jail for retired policeman guilty of historic child abuse

A RETIRED police officer has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of sexually abusing children in the 1960s and 70s.

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4 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Dads use pedal power for charity

Team GT220 preparing to cycle from the most northerly pub in Wales, The Liverpool Arms in Amlwch, to the grounds of the George Thomas Hospice in Whitchurch Three year's ago the friends, who met through their sons football team at Whitchurch AFC, built a raft, dressed as ladies and entered the George Thomas Hospice Care's annual raft race.

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8 hrs ago | Ludlow Advertiser

United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Challenges.

EARLIER in the term students from The Community College Bishop's Castle took part in the UKMT Junior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges.

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8 hrs ago | Isle of Wight County Press

It's all happening in the deep south

FORGET the Arreton Valley, the area that really gives us the name Garden Isle is the south of our Island with its special micro-climate.

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11 hrs ago | Newsday

PC in 'sex, cash and gifts' claims

A police officer has been accused of having sex with and extracting A 100,000 from an elderly man she met after his son was killed by an axe-murderer.

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11 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Funding u-turn saves debt service

VULENRABLE families in Wyre Forest have been handed a lifeline after a government-backed agency reversed its original decision to slash funding to a local debt advice scheme.

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12 hrs ago | Isle of Wight County Press

A Wight goods deed

A TEAM of walkers from Currys and PC World on an epic trek around the Isle of Wight, carrying a washing machine, will complete their walk today .

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16 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Lye brothers jailed and branded 'bullies' by judge

A LYE man who was armed with a machete when he burst into the home of a frightened family has been locked up for 33 months.

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19 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

a Kidderminster dance group will perform a new piece at the town's arts festival.

Translucent Youth Dance Company will showcase Love, Honour, Sacrifice, which has been choreographed by dance tutor Anna Lines, on Tuesday, August 19 from 7.30pm to 8.15pm at Kidderminster College .

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19 hrs ago | Black Country Bugle

Bushbury football lads in 1938/39 season. Notice the pile of books the goalkeeper is standing on

THE sun was shining, and these Wolverhampton boys were no doubt proud of their place in the school team, and looking forward to the upcoming season.

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20 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Support group for grandparents launched

SUPPORT: Ruth Gregory with Brian Colley, director of Talbot Solicitors, left, and councillor Marcus Hart at the launch of the Severn-Stour Grandparents' Support Group.

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20 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Scout group raises money with annual fair

DIGNITARIES: Scout group members Jack Hill, left, and Harry Worthington, right, with Irene McFarland and Deputy Mayor Barry McFarland.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bloomberg

Balfour in Talks With Carillion About $5 Billion Merger

Balfour Beatty Plc , the U.K. construction company whose chief quit in May after predicting a profit drop, is in merger talks with rival Carillion Plc to form the country's biggest builder with a market valuation of about 3 billion pounds .

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Black Country Bugle

Wolverhampton tram controversy at the start of the 20th century

THE bustling centre of Wolverhampton looks very different in these Edwardian picture postcards, kindly loaned by Arthur Gunter of Merry Hill, Wolverhampton.

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Border Counties Advertizer

What national chain could soon be opening a new shop in Oswestry?

One Stop Community Stores has applied to erect signage at the new Cabin Lane development off Harlech Road in the east of the town.

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Black Country Bugle

Blue plaque honour for Bilston jazz star Tommy

WITH the number of people crammed inside its diminutive but atmospheric proportions, The Trumpet in High Street Bilston, resembled an over measured pint tankard last Wednesday when the Black Country's legendary jazz musician Tommy Burton was remembered with the unveiling of a blue plaque in his name.

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Kidderminster Shuttle

ROCK and roll music came to Cleobury Mortimer at the weekend.

THE Hole in the Wall Festival, which took place in the village of Hopton Wafers between Kidderminster and Ludlow, featured live performances from Bookends, Mummy Mia, The Quo AKA the Four Rossis, Blind Lemon and Ffion.

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Kidderminster Shuttle

Visitors take a trip to the past

Thousands of people attended the events over the past two weekends to experience a taste of what life was like in the 1940s, which featured re-enactments, entertainment, music and memorabilia.

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Kidderminster Shuttle

Generation game repeats itself as female number five arrives

IN 1987:Clockwise from top left, Glenda Brown, 39, Jean Hore, 62, baby Amy Louise, Laura Wycherley, 18, and Sarah Blything, 100.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Tributes to ex-Wellington School student Andrew Hoare killed with his family in downed MH17 plane

Somerset born and bred banker Andrew Hoare, 59, his Dutch wife, Estella, and their sons, Jasper, 15, and Friso, 12, died when the plane was apparently shot out of the sky by Russian-backed rebels.

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