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Cars stranded and M6 slip road closed after flooding hits the West Midlands

The fire service has issued a warning to drivers Cars have been stranded in flood waters in the West Midlands this afternoon.West Midlands Fire Service said they had been called out to help rescue people in multiple cars who had been stuck in floods (Sunday, May 16).

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Cars stranded and M6 slip road closed after flooding hits the West Midlands

6 talking points as Alisson saves Liverpool's season with West Brom winner

Hal Robson-Kanu handed the relegated Baggies a surprise first-half lead, but Mohamed Salah's fine equaliser before half-time levelled for Jurgen Klopp's men - and then goalkeeper Alisson notched an injury-time winner Liverpool's hopes of a top four finish are still alive after an extraordinary injury-time winner by goalkeeper Alisson.

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6 talking points as Alisson saves Liverpool's season with West Brom winner

Two arrests made in Patrick Anzy murder investigation

Two further arrests have been made following the fatal shooting of Patrick Anzy in Dalston, east London.A 33-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, May 15 on suspicion of murder.A woman aged 38, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Two arrests made in Patrick Anzy murder investigation

Hard-working James awarded for 25 years' service with Aldi

James Millington manages the supermarket's Stafford store A manager at Aldi has received an award after clocking up 25 years at the supermarket.James Millington, who currently oversees the company's Stafford store, joined Aldi in 1996.He started as a trainee store manager at the Brownhills store before progressing to his current role at the Kingsmead Retail Park store.

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Hard-working James awarded for 25 years' service with Aldi

Huge spike in domestic abuse revealed by West Midlands and Staffordshire police figures

Domestic abuse crime has soared by almost 40 per cent since the first lockdown, new police figures show.And the number of reports received by West Midlands Police has more than doubled in the past five years, a response to a Freedom Of Information [FOI] request revealed.

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Huge spike in domestic abuse revealed by West Midlands and Staffordshire police figures

Region falls low down in index on prosperity

The West Midlands ranks second bottom of a new national prosperity index and high crime and poor levels of health are said to be holding it back.The Legatum Institute's UK Prosperity Index uses 256 indicators based on the latest available data to provide a comprehensive assessment of institutional, economic, and social wellbeing across the country’s 379 local authorities.

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Region falls low down in index on prosperity

Latest Covid rates in West Midlands as 15 areas among 185 in England on rise

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people Friday's update of Covid-19 case rates for every local authority area in England has been released.Of the 315 local areas in England, 185 (59%) have seen a rise in rates, 119 (38%) have seen a fall and 11 are unchanged.

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Latest Covid rates in West Midlands as 15 areas among 185 in England on rise

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner calls on people to share views on crime

A police boss has called on people across the West Midlands to share their views on crime and policing in the region.The region's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Simon Foster said it was "crucial" to hear from members of the public.The feedback will form part of a new Police and Crime Plan to set out the priorities for his three-year-term in the role.

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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner calls on people to share views on crime

What the Tories can learn from my 'red wall' victory in the West Midlands

I always knew it would take something special to get me to step away from John Lewis, the company I had proudly led for nearly a decade.But the chance to become Mayor of the West Midlands, my home, was that something special.Four years on, and the people of this great region have asked me to carry on as Mayor.

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What the Tories can learn from my 'red wall' victory in the West Midlands

New trams shipped to Black Country as part of transport boost

Eight new state-of-the-art trams have been shipped from Spain to the Black Country – as part of a major expansion of the region's tram network.West Midlands Metro has taken delivery of the first of eight third generation Urbo trams – shipped from the factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

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New trams shipped to Black Country as part of transport boost

Global computer chip storage to 'cost car makers almost £80bn this year'

Jaguar Land Rover has been one of the car makers affected The global shortage of semiconductors, which led to Jaguar Land Rover to temporarily close plants in the North West and West Midlands, will cost car makers almost £80bn in lost revenue this year, a report has said.

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Global computer chip storage to 'cost car makers almost £80bn this year'

Tributes to dad-of-2 kayaker from West Mids who died off Welsh coast

Mr Slack's family has now paid tribute to the "beloved brother, son, dad, and uncle" and are seeking to raise money for the people who tried to save his life through a fundraising page A much-loved kayer from the West Midlands who died off the coast of Wales has sparked a flurry of tributes.

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Tributes to dad-of-2 kayaker from West Mids who died off Welsh coast

Man 'unbuckles baby's pram straps and tries to buy the infant from terrified mother on busy street'

Mother was walking with her baby in a pushchair at around 8.30am in Dudley A man approached her and asked to buy her baby before blocking her path Man tried to unbuckle baby's restraints but she managed to move out of the way A mother was left terrified after a man tried to unbuckle her baby's pram straps before asking to buy the infant on a busy street.

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Man 'unbuckles baby's pram straps and tries to buy the infant from terrified mother on busy street'

Boy racer! Fearless toddler rides a mini 35mph motorbike at the age of TWO - but his mother says he still needs stabilisers on his bicycle

Daniel Bartlett, 2, from Birmingham, West Midlands is a natural on a petrol bike The tot can reach speeds of up to 35 mph on his PW50 Yamaha mini motorbike However, the 3ft 1in toddler is yet to master a pedal bicycle without stabilisers A fearless toddler enjoys zooming around on his miniature petrol motorbike that can reach speeds of up to 35 mph.

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Boy racer! Fearless toddler rides a mini 35mph motorbike at the age of TWO - but his mother says he still needs stabilisers on his bicycle

Four areas of West Midlands with coronavirus rate higher than 100

Four areas across the West Midlands have experienced a rise in cases A number of areas in the West Midlands have experienced a rise in Coronavirus cases.Headlines today have reported that 10 million Brits could get an urgent second vaccine dose to stop the spread of the Indian strain.

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Four areas of West Midlands with coronavirus rate higher than 100

So much for going GREEN, Boris! PM took 'completely unnecessary' 50-minute ride in Tory peer's HELICOPTER for photo op on a BIKE

Boris Johnson flew by helicopter from north-west London to Wolverhampton The same journey could have been completed by train in just two hours Helicopter flights are criticised for being bad for the environment The journey was two weeks after he promised to 'build back greener' Boris Johnson has been savaged for taking a short helicopter flight from London to the West Midlands where he used a bike hire scheme – two weeks after pledging to 'build back greener'.

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So much for going GREEN, Boris! PM took 'completely unnecessary' 50-minute ride in Tory peer's HELICOPTER for photo op on a BIKE

Human remains found at HS2 city centre site not suspicious

The remains have been at the location for some time.Tests are being carried out to identify the victim and establish the cause of death Police have confirmed human remains discovered near a HS2 site in Birmingham city centre are not suspicious.HS2 workers operating yards from the new Curzon Street HS2 station site on Park Street made the grim discovery under pavement on Park Street, just before 10.30am, on Sunday, May 9.

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Human remains found at HS2 city centre site not suspicious

First new Metro bridge is installed over town canal

A milestone has been reached on the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension with the first new bridge lowered into place over a canal.Sections of the Tame Valley, Walsall and Old Main Line Canal were closed periodically in autumn and winter to allow for the demolition of ageing bridges.

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First new Metro bridge is installed over town canal

Fines for just 0.39 per cent of fly-tipping in North-East, figures reveal

Fines for just 0.39 per cent of fly-tipping in North-East THE North-East is amongst the worst regions in the country for fining fly-tippers.According to the latest Government data, just 0.39 per cent of fly-tipping incidents in the North-East during the financial year 2019-20 resulted in a Fixed Penalty Notice.

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Fines for just 0.39 per cent of fly-tipping in North-East, figures reveal