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Electrician told 'to quit his £40k a year job' after he broke his leg in order to get DWP help

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has apologised after telling a Shropshire electrician to quit his £40k position and find another job after he broke his leg and needed to claim benefits while he was off sick.

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'People don't care who it affects': Sisters lose hundreds of pounds in Taylor Swift ticket con

Three sisters originally from Willenhall are warning music lovers against the dangers of online scams after they were left out of pocket when tickets for a Taylor Swift concert failed to arrive.

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7 Wolverhampton houses up for auction at bargain prices but in need of work - see inside

The next Bond Wolfe property auction takes place next month, with dozens of homes with guide prices often well below normal market rates.

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Call for historic art building in Bilston to be preserved and made safe after latest fire

Concerned residents have called for a former art school building, which was hit by fire again over the weekend, to be secured.

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Where the idea for a Wolverhampton 'underground' map came from - and how to get your own

'The next stop is Wolverhampton'.

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Mayor welcomes go ahead of plans for new business zones including in Wolverhampton

West Midlands Mayor Richard Parker has welcomed plans for an investment zone capable of attracting more than £5.5bn of private investment and over 30,000 new jobs.

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Cafe owner appalled by 'senseless' theft as burglar smashes way in and takes charity money

The owner of a loved community cafe has told of her frustration after a window was smashed and charity bowl stolen.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

The faces of Britain's youngest killers as children as young as 12 caged for murder

Two 12-year-old boys became the youngest known convicted knife killers in UK history this week

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Cafe owner appalled by 'senseless' theft as burglar smashes way in and takes charity money

The owner of a loved community cafe has told of her frustration after a window was smashed and charity bowl stolen.

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Tributes pour in for Matija Sarkic following death at 26

Tributes have poured in from all over the world following the tragic news of former Wolves, Shrewsbury and Aston Villa goalkeeper Matija Sarkic's death at the age of 26.

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New fines and ticketing policy for West Midlands Metro approved - with conductors to get new role

Conductors working on trams in the West Midlands will be retrained as enforcement officers when increased fines and a new ticketing policy come into effect.

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Tens of thousands of jobs set to be created as Investment Zone plan is signed off

An ambitious plan aimed at attracting billions of pounds in investment and creating tens of thousands of new jobs across the West Midlands has been approved.

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Former Wolves, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Matija Sarkic dies aged 26

Former Wolves, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has tragically passed away at the age of 26.

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Chairman of Wolverhampton schools' trust 'overjoyed' to be honoured with MBE

A volunteer who later became chairman of a Wolverhampton schools' trust says he is overjoyed to have been honoured with an MBE for his long-standing service to education.

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'They were already queueing at the doors!: Sports bar raises a glass on reopening night

A loved pub has celebrated the reopening of its sports bar following a major refurbishment.

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Inside Birmingham's 'no-go zone' high street where shopkeepers want to 'leave' and visitors are 'scared'

Erdington High Street is at the heart of the community - but locals spoke of their concerns - and most agreed on the same issues and what needs to be done to change it

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Machete killers, 12, exposed by bloodstained clothing, 'bleached' weapon and incriminating phone evidence

The two boys were found guilty of the murder of 19-year-old Shawn Seesahai

Birmingham Live - Wolverhampton

Drink driver killed cyclist as she pushed bike on pedestrian crossing in Walsall

Mandeep Singh stopped for six seconds before driving over his victim in the tragic collision

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Meet the West Midlands and Staffordshire heroes recognised in King's Birthday Honours List

Television presenter Nick Owen is among the heroes from the West Midlands and Staffordshire who have been recognised in the King's Birthday Honours List.

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Seven people assessed after bus and van collide in Wolverhampton

Seven people were assessed by the emergency services after a bus and a van collided on Friday afternoon.