Updated 4:35pm 25 May 2013
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A senior Solihull councillor will face trial on a charge of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl.Read
A man is facing a 13-year jail sentence in Spain over the death of a 17-year-old moped rider he dragged for over a mile under the wheels of a car.Read
A West Bromwich vicar, who was sacked for having an extra-marital affair, today refused to leave his home as the Church of England tried to repossess the property. Read
Church leaders are seeking a replacement for a vicar who was sacked for having an affair with a woman who went to him for counselling.Read
Music lessons up and down the country have been marked by the shrill whistle of badly-played recorders, but a school in the Black Country is singing the praises of a different instrument.Read
A consultation into £30 million plans to extend the Midland Metro tram system in a single track loop around Wolverhampton has been launched.Read
The Russells Hall Hospital consultant is among the first to use the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) device which will prolong the lives of at-risk patients.Read
Plans for a £65 million scheme to bring hundreds of new apartments, houses, shops, and offices to a rundown stretch of Walsall canal have been scaled down in response to “market demands”.Read
Virus-hit school to reopenRead
It’s happy motoring in the Black Country and Shropshire – but Birmingham motorists are being driven to despair, according to a new survey out today.Read
West Bromwich Albion striker Roman Bednar has been formally cautioned by police for possession of cocaine.Read
Black Country residents fighting plans to widen a motorway yards from their homes are to be offered screens and trees to block noise and pollution. Read
More than 1,000 Black Country council workers could have their wages cut after proposals for a new, “fairer” pay scheme won approval.Read
Black Country youngsters could be targeted in a bid to stamp out prejudice towards gipsy and traveller communities.Read
A Walsall teenager has appeared in court on child sex charges that have seen four children taken into care in the United States.Read
A Birmingham scientist dressed in a “poo costume” is among the first 615 people chosen to occupy Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth in the latest project by sculptor Anthony Gormley.Read
Nearly 1,400 council workers in the Black Country are a step closer to a wage cut of more than £1,000 after proposals for a new pay system won cabinet approval.Read
Part of a £174 million redevelopment scheme to transform Wolverhampton has been unveiled by developers.Read
Nurses are hoping to be able to spend more time with patients following the introduction of a new, electronic system that could spell the end for whiteboards.Read
Chris is a general news reporter covering the Black Country. His journalism training was carried out near his home town of Carmarthen, in South Wales, where he worked on the Llanelli Star and South Wales Evening Post newspapers.
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