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  1. Thousands of council jobs to goRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Hampshire Chronicle

    A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Britain's largest local authority over the next four years, its leader has warned. In a statement to a meeting of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore said the authority estimated that funding cuts mean it will have to reduce its workforce to less than 7,000 by 2018.

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  2. Thousands of council jobs to goRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Salisbury Journal

    A further 6,000 jobs are set to be axed by Britain's largest local authority over the next four years, its leader has warned. In a statement to a meeting of Birmingham City Council, Sir Albert Bore said the authority estimated that funding cuts mean it will have to reduce its workforce to less than 7,000 by 2018.

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    13 min ago | Daily Star

    Emma Thickbroom, 22, had been hearing ticking in her living room wall for months but put it down to a leak. But her house in Wednesfield, West Midlands, was suddenly invaded with a swarm of the winged insects as she sat watching TV while son Cody was asleep in bed.

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  4. Developers set to launch 400million luxury flats scheme at WaterfrontRead the original story

    23 min ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    DEVELOPERS set to transform a derelict finance office into 181 luxury apartments at Brierley Hill's Waterfront complex say 30 per cent of the development has already been sold to investors before the scheme has even been launched. Seven Capital aims to turn the seven-storey former Egg headquarters known as Point North into"the premier residential development of the Black Country" and is set to launch the plush A 400million apartments scheme next Tuesday .

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  5. Sleaford Mods playing first US show at NYC's The WickRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Brooklynvegan

    BrooklynVegan is very excited to be presenting the first American show by UK duo Sleaford Mods , which will happen in NYC at The Wick on November 29 . Supporting bill is still TBA but tickets are on sale now.

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  6. Birmingham City Council jobs bombshell as 6,000 more staff face the axeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | IcLichfield

    Birmingham City Council staff are reeling from the news that up to 6,000 staff - almost half the current total - are likely to lose their jobs over the next four years. And he laid the blame firmly at the door of the Department for Communities and Local Government, which is set to take about A 460 million away from the council's annual budget by 2018.

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  7. Estate agent sacked over sweet theftRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BBC News

    An estate agent was sacked after being caught on camera apparently stealing a bar of chocolate while showing a client around a flat. The outgoing tenant of the flat in Walthamstow, east London, was testing the motion-activated camera, which he intended to use in his new home.

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  8. Shocking moment driver 'showing off' in Audi supercar smashed into...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    NFL appoints three domestic violence experts and creates social responsibility department in wake of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals This is the moment a driver who was 'showing off' in a borrowed A 100,000 Audi supercar crashed into another driver at 75mph in a residential street, killing her sister passenger. Saqib Hussain, 25, was speeding in the hired Audi R8 Spyder in a 30mph zone when he crashed into a Ford Fiesta carrying two sisters at 11.30pm on August 26 last year.

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  9. Council says 6,000 jobs to goRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BBC News

    A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, the authority's leader has said, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010. He said the cuts equated to double the number of workers who lost jobs at the Longbridge car plant in 2005 .

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  10. Stourbridge pastor pays tribute to Bond villain Richard KielRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Stourbridgenews.co.uk

    Dr Tony Stone with former Bond villain Richard Kiel, pictured at a church crusade in Buffalo, New York, in 1986. Reverend Dr Tony Stone, leader of William Street Church in Brierley Hill, became friends with the towering seven foot two star, who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me, after the actor became a born again Christian.

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  11. Live: Birmingham City Council to axe 6,000 more jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | IcWalsall

    More than 6,000 Birmingham City Council staff are likely to lose their jobs over the next four years, it has been revealed. With 7,000 staff already axed since 2010, council leader Sir Albert Bore said the authority had already lost the equivalent number of people axed when Rover collapsed - and was now set to double that number.

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  12. Oldbury celebrates its golden starsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    At the gold bus stop Chinu, Jaswant Shergill, Mikail Huggins, Sandwell mayor Cllr Derek Rowley, Jodie Stimpson and council leader Cllr Darren Cooper. OLDBURY turned Goldbury for the day when hundreds of people turned out to celebrate and cheer on Sandwell's Commonwealth Games stars.

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  13. Richard Billingham's mother and (inset) White Dee who is set to play her in a new filmRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | IcTamworth

    Movie featuring Benefits Street star will tell story of Cradley Heath photographer Richard Billingham, who became famous for candid photos of his family Celebrity Big Brother contestant White Dee is set to star as an obese and heavily tattooed mother in a new film depicting the childhood of Birmingham photographer Richard Billingham - and here are the photographs the film will be based upon. The Cradley Heath-born artist came to prominence through his candid photography of his family, which was published in his acclaimed book 'Ray's A Laugh' in 1996.

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  14. Tyler Blackett's Promising Start Hints at a Bright Future at Manchester UnitedRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Just two months later, having impressed at centre-back, the academy graduate has played every minute of United's first four Premier League games. It's a trajectory that few young players at the world's best clubs can match.

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  15. CCTV shows moment supercar driver killed woman in horror crash while...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    Saqib Hussain, 24, has been jailed for killing Noreen Ryan when he ploughed his rented A 100,000 Audi R8 Spyder into her Ford Fiesta This is the horrific moment an uninsured motorist killed a grandmother when he ploughed into her in his rented A 100,000 supercar while "showing off" to pals. Tragic Noreen Ryan was a passenger in her sister's Ford Fiesta when Saqib Hussain crashed into them in his "fantasy" high-powered Audi R8 Spyder.

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  16. Rowley Regis plumber in attack after binge drinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    BINGE drinking was blamed for a Rowley Regis plumber throwing a punch at a fellow drinker and breaking his jaw and eye socket after they had been thrown out of a Stourbridge nightspot. John Evans lashed out with a single blow after being involved in a dispute with Martin Roberts and his brother Anthony in Lloyds Bar Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.

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  17. Ex accordion champ to strike a chord in Rowley RegisRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Halesowennews.co.uk

    Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, ex junior and senior world champion, will play at the Black Country Accordion Club on Monday . Club secretary Lou Ambrose said: "Pearl is unique with her style and presentation of her music which is very entertaining.

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  18. Mother's horror as wasps swarm living room after nest fell through ceilingRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Ugh! Mother's horror as thousands of wasps swarm family's living room after nest fell through ceiling while toddler played A mother has told how her living room was engulfed in clouds of wasps after a nest in the ceiling burst and fell onto her toddler as he played with his toys. Emma Thickbroom, 22, was in the sitting room with her two-year-old son, Cody, when she heard a ticking noise followed by a sudden crack.

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  19. Son detained for killing mother, 86Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BBC News

    Judge Philip Parker told the hearing on Monday that Henderson was dependent on his mother and when her health deteriorated he could not cope. Mrs Henderson had previously been her son's carer.

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  20. Jonathan Walker: Scotland quitting the UK would not be smartRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | IcLichfield

    Yet there are independence campaigners who have convinced themselves that separating Scotland from England, Wales and Northern Ireland would create a fairer and more caring country. Like UK nationalists who want to leave the European Union, Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond forgets that the world is more connected than ever before, particularly when it comes to the economy.

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