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Men in court after police officer injured in Walsall 'hit-and-run'

The alleged incident happened in Reservoir Place

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Drink drive arrests rocket across the West Midlands in last five year

Drink driving arrests have rocketed by 70 per cent in the West Midlands in the last five years, a new investigation has revealed.

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Schools set to take in reimagined version of Victoria classic

A modern take on a Victorian classic gothic horror novel is being played out over the week at schools in the region.

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Former leisure buildings up for sale across city

Three new opportunities have sprung up across a city for anyone looking to get into the pub game.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Benchmark set for Jordan James transfer with Birmingham City braced for summer bids

Birmingham City turned down multiple bids for Jordan James during the January transfer window

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Birmingham Dogs Home suspends visiting over 'highly contagious virus'

The centre has discovered symptoms of parvovirus in one of its dogs and has suspended visiting as a precaution for the next 14 days

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Trading standards officers helped 'shine a light' on rogue builder who ripped off residents

Trading standards officers helped "shine a light" on shoddy workmanship in Wolverhampton by a rogue builder.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Rogue trader left customer £5k out of pocket over shoddy work

Shane Rollinson, from Dudley, has been locked up over the incomplete work in Wolverhampton

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New West Midlands Metro pay deal confirms 13.5 per cent rise for drivers

Metro bosses and tram drivers in the region have reached a pay deal avoiding the need for industrial action, union chiefs have announced.

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Revealed: Black Country among worst areas in UK for car thefts

The Black Country is among the worst areas in the UK for levels of car theft, a national study has found.

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Revealing birds' eye view of historic Wolverhampton canal lock drained of water

Canal enthusiasts made the most of a rare opportunity to get an up-close view of an historic canal lock which is being refurbished.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

£1.2bn HS2 cash to boost region's buses, trains and roads but there's a catch

Public transport money for West Midlands to fix potholes and bus stations but there are restrictions

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Restaurant and pub giant among Midlands businesses named for failing to pay workers minimum wage

Names of dozens of companies released following long-running HMRC investigations

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Mystery surrounds 'dystopian siren' that woke residents at 3.30am

The noise, which sounded like a 'dystopian siren', was heard by multiple residents in the city

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Football hardman Neil 'Razor' Ruddock gets Wolves tattoo after hearing about plight of girl, three

Football hardman Neil 'Razor' Ruddock revealed he has a heart of old gold after getting a Wolves tattoo to raise cash for a children's hospital.

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Generous pub regulars bounce back from break-in at boozer and raise vital cash for lifesavers

Kind-hearted regulars at an Oxley pub have raised £700 to hand over to a worthy charity they have been collecting for - despite suffering a break-in before Christmas.

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'It wasn't just a chippy!': Owners of family-run Penn chip shop bid farewell after 14 years

The owners of a family-run chip shop have said an emotional goodbye as they announced it will change hands.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Sick rapist who drugged women he made feel 'most important in world'

Jonathon Baker, 46, from Wolverhampton, has been jailed for 22 years after his victims bravely came forward

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Jailed: Wolverhampton sex offender raped women after becoming violent

A violent Wolverhampton sex offender who gained the trust of two victims and made them feel like 'the most important women in the world' before raping them has been jailed.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Police chase in Birmingham suburb ends in drugs haul find

Suspect stopped in Longbridge fled officers before being captured