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  1. Wollescote pub to lay on Easter fundraiser to send disabled youngster on dream tripRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    It will be a jam-packed weekend of fun at the Hare and Hounds in Wynall Lane which is hosting the event to help raise cash to send Halesowen youngster James Wilde, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, on a dream trip to America. Mum Clare Pugh said he wanted to see the monster trucks in the USA, but the fundraiser will also support Muscular Dystrophy UK and raise awareness about the muscle-wasting condition.

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  2. New research could take the stink out of body odorRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | CNN

    They are some of the bacteria that live in your underarm microbiome. There are more of these tiny little guys living under your arm than there are humans living on this planet.

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  3. Shopkeeper defeats Boomerang BoyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Bucksfreepress.co.uk

    Shaun Andrew McKerry, dubbed Boomerang Boy, waving an axe and demanding money in Sab Dhillon's shop Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of a shopkeeper leaping on an axe-wielding raider before his wife burst the prolific offender's nose with a baseball bat. Ex-juvenile offender Shaun Andrew McKerry, dubbed Boomerang Boy in his youth, is leapt on by shop-owner Sab Dhillon and his wife Sam after waving an axe and demanding money Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of a shopkeeper leaping on an axe-wielding raider before his wife burst the prolific offender's nose with a baseball bat.

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  4. Traffic and travel news for Wednesday eveningRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

    Good evening, here is the traffic and travel news to ensure you don't get stuck in queues this evening. Things are looking pretty quiet on roads around our area - North Worcestershire and the Black Country - but there are a couple of incidents to look out for.

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  5. Your evening news round up from across North Worcestershire and the Black CountryRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

    A Bromsgrove woman who tried to rip off an elderly, vulnerable Halesowen couple by selling them a rubbish roof paint at an extortionate price has avoided spending time behind bars. But Rae has said the club will pay the rest of the money owed next Tuesday after Harrier's Bank Holiday match.

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  6. DK compete in road relaysRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

    THERE was plenty of excitement to be had last weekend as athletes from Dudley Kingswinford Running Club went toe-to-toe with the cream of the local clubs in the Midlands Road Relays at Sutton Park. With the race run over 12 stages throughout the afternoon, with four long stages of around five and a half miles and eight short legs of a fraction over three miles, there were plenty of miles to run and plenty of teams to pit themselves against from the Midlands area, including the far flung reaches of Stoke, Nottingham, Leicester, Rugby, Northampton and Bristol .

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  7. U19s - Defeat To France Ruins Euro HopesRead the original story

    38 min ago | Vital Football

    England's U19s narrowly missed out on qualification to the European Championship Finals having lost two one to France. Sean O'Driscoll's side had won the first two Elite Round qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Denmark, but with a poor goal difference, we needed to take victory over the host nation in the final game to book our progression into the next round.

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  8. Black Country firm to help residents get back into workRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    A NEW recruitment firm has opened in Stourbridge with the aim of helping Black Country residents get back into work. Black Country Recruitment, based in High Street, was opened earlier this month by Margot James, who has been the town's MP for the past five years.

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  9. Netherton chef scalded wife after throwing bucket of boiling water during argumentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Dudleynews.co.uk

    A NETHERTON chef left his wife scarred for life when he threw a bucket of boiling water at her during an argument. During another attack, Kevin Walker, of Blackbrook Road, "went beyond the bounds of self defence" when he struck his partner across the face, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

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  10. Elderly Halesowen couple conned by paint sale tricksterRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    A FRAUDSTER saleswoman tried to rip off an elderly, vulnerable Halesowen couple by selling them rubbish roof paint at an extortionate price, a court heard. The couple aged 84 and 85 were conned into believing the paint would massively reduce heat loss at their Woodbury Road home, but the claim was a sham.

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  11. Cancer-linked artificial colours found in Walsall curries, despite being banned two years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | IcStafford

    Banned artificial colours linked to cancer have been found in curries at Black Country restaurants and takeaways in an undercover sting by consumer watchdogs. The colourings Sunset Yellow and Ponceau 4R were outlawed two years ago but were discovered in chicken tikka and chicken tikka masala dishes at seven Walsall curry houses.

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  12. Former health secretary visits Rowley Regis Hospital to launch election campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    SHADOW health secretary Andy Burnham visited Rowley Regis Hospital this week to launch the party's General Election campaign in the constituency. Mr Burnham said: "Labour is fully committed to supporting Rowley Regis hospital and I know local candidate Stephanie Peacock is campaigning for improved services.

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  13. Solihull conman fleeced pensioner out of A 400,000 life savings and...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | IcBurton

    A heartless conman has been jailed for fleecing a pensioner of his entire A 401,000 life savings - splashing some of the cash on a wedding and honeymoon in the Italian Alps. And while callous Kevin Franklin wallowed in the lap of luxury, his 80-year-old victim was reduced to borrowing from his kids and scraping together change for milk.

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  14. General Election 2015: Midlands business backing for Conservatives is less impressive than it seemsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | IcWalsall

    Conservative leader David Cameron and George Osborne , the Conservative Chancellor, have been in the West Midlands to publicise a letter signed by business leaders backing the Tories. More than 100 business figures including Karren Brady, former managing director of Birmingham City and star of BBC's The Apprentice, praised the Conservatives for cutting Corporation Tax to 20%, in the run up to the general election on May 7. And in a dig at Labour, which says it will increase Corporation Tax , they warned: "We believe a change in course will threaten jobs and deter investment.

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  15. Orient boss Liverani believes relegation fate will be decided on final day of seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

    Orient boss Liverani believes relegation fate will be decided on final day of season Fabio Liverani believes relegation-threatened Leyton Orient's fate will not be decided until the final day of the season. The O's have been inside the bottom four of League One since the end of January and are still battling to avoid the drop with just one month of the campaign remaining.

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  16. Wollescote pub to lay on Easter fundraiser to send disabled youngster on dream tripRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    It will be a jam-packed weekend of fun at the Hare and Hounds in Wynall Lane which is hosting the event to help raise cash to send Halesowen youngster James Wilde, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, on a dream trip to America. Mum Clare Pugh said he wanted to see the monster trucks in the USA, but the fundraiser will also support Muscular Dystrophy UK and raise awareness about the muscle-wasting condition.

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  17. 10 great days out when it's raining in Birmingham and further afieldRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | IcSuttoncoldfield

    There's no need to worry about any chance of rain this Easter - simply head to one of our all-weather attractions and you'll soon be having a great time! New for 2015 is the Spitfire Gallery, featuring a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX and a Hawker Hurricane Mark IV hanging from the ceiling. You can also sit in a mock cockpit while reflecting how more than half of all Spitfires were manufactured in Castle Bromwich and parts for the Hurricane were also made in Birmingham, too.

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  18. Cannabis plants worth 2.8m seized in police raids during MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | IcStafford

    More than 5,500 cannabis plants, worth a whopping A 2.8million, were seized during raids across the West Midlands during March. The Cannabis Disposal Team at West Midlands Police, which is responsible for dismantling cannabis farms and destroying crops, raided 23 different addresses in the region during the month.

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  19. CCTV shows incredible moment shopkeeper jumps on axe-wielding robber and takes him downRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Independent.ie

    Dramatic CCTV footage has been released of a shopkeeper leaping on an axe-wielding raider before his wife burst the prolific offender's nose with a baseball bat. Ex-juvenile offender Shaun Andrew McKerry, dubbed Boomerang Boy or Homing Pigeon Boy in his youth, picked the wrong target when he burst into Shildon Post Office and Stores, County Durham, at 8pm on March 15. The masked 31-year-old waved an axe as he demanded cash from terrified assistant Andrea Brighty, but he did not see owner Sab Dhillon's rugby tackle which dropped him to the floor, sending shelves and produce tumbling.

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  20. AMBITIOUS plans have been drawn up improve life for tenants of a run-down Halesowen housing estate.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    The move takes forward the Government's Our Place programme which has carried out environmental projects on Highfields estate, which figures in the top four per cent most deprived areas in England Under the management of Dudley's Centre for Equality and Diversity, the operational plan aims to accrue a net public value of A 1.65 million over three years. Centre chief executive Kenneth Rodney said it was hoped to do this by reducing crime, improving wellbeing, increasing self-esteem and pride, reducing community tensions and improving the appearance of the estate.

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