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West Midlands

Appeal after teenager stabbed in Walsall

Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed in a Walsall street. The 16-year-old was approached by two people in Caldmore Road, Caldmore, just after 3.30pm yesterday (24 February). He was stabbed in the stomach before the pair, who were both males, fled the scene. The boy is currently in […]

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Drivers urged to act now to avoid starting 2021 on a flat note

The RAC is reminding drivers to take steps over Christmas to reduce the chances of starting 2021 with a flat battery breakdown, something it is warning is more likely than ever as a result of changing car use caused by the pandemic. The first working day of January is normally one of the breakdown organisation’s […]

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West Midlands

Coventry woman convicted of murdering her boyfriend

A woman has been convicted of murder after fatally stabbing her boyfriend in the street outside their home. Ellie Wain was armed with a knife following an argument with Kieran Brown on 1 June this year. The pair ended up on the floor during a scuffle outside their home off Middle Ride, Coventry, and it […]

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East Midlands

Community testing resumes on doorsteps in city’s hotspot areas

CITY council staff are knocking on doors in Leicester once again, as the council launches a new phase of community testing to help track down the coronavirus and stop its transmission. Householders in areas of the city with higher levels of infections are being asked to take a simple swab test – even if they […]

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West Midlands

One week left to enter Go Parks Giveaway

There are just seven days left to enter the Go Parks Giveaway. Cllr Kamran Caan scanning the code in one of the parks. Go Parks Giveaway is a free-to-enter competition that covered the duration of the UK lockdown period and closes on 14 December. Hundreds have already entered so why not join them in the […]

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UK

Adults to gain new skills on 400 free courses

Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September. The fully-funded courses, ranging from engineering to healthcare to conservation, will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level […]