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£2 million to be spent on tower block safety in Sandwell

Plans to spend to spend over £2 million ensuring the facades of hi-rise towers in Sandwell are maintained and safe are expected to be passed by council bosses next week.

Sandwell cabinet is being asked to approve a five year contract with Bell Decorating Group Limited to carry out a ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Elecreg co uk Birmingham - how do I check if electoral register details are correct?

Residents across Birmingham have recieved letters in the post this week asking them to confirm that the details held by the Elections Office are correct.

People are required to respond to this and there are two ways of doing so.

One is to respond to the query by post and the other is ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
100,000 Royal Mail workers set to vote on strike action

More than 100,000 Royal Mail workers are to be balloted for strikes.

The members will be balloted over issues including job security and terms and conditions of employment, the Communication Workers Union announced.

Earlier this week, the CWU accused the company of not honouring the ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Betty Munroe, 93, dies 'from broken heart' after three men break into home and rob her of dignity

A 93-year-old pensioner has died from "broken heart syndrome" after she suffered PTSD when her home was burgled two months ago.

Betty Munroe was pronounced dead on Wednesday after three men forced their way into her home on June 11, Northamptonshire Police said.

The ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Nadia Sawalha squirms on Loose Women as Christine Lampard awkwardly discusses sister

Nadia Sawalha's awkward reaction as Christine Lampard discussed her sister has surfaced - and it's cringe-worthy.

Loose Women viewers spotted Nadia's reaction on today's show, which was pre-recorded before her ongoing feud with sister Julia erupted.

The Loose ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Inside the abandoned Woolworths store where drug dealer grew £2.6million cannabis haul

A man has been jailed after a cannabis farm with an approximate street value of £2.6 million was found in an abandoned Woolworths.

Staffordshire Police officers found a staggering haul of the drug in a former Midlands shop.

On 10 July, neighbourhood policing officers entered a ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Libby Squire police release man, 25, who was arrested on suspicion of murder

A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire has been released under investigation.

Miss Squire, 21, disappeared in February this year, leading to a search which involved hundreds of police officers and members of the public.

But, ...

2019-08-22 18:02 open_in_new
Heartbroken dad, 39, killed himself after being banned from seeing daughter

A dad heartbreaking took his own life - after being banned from seeing his child.

The dad killed himself after being banned from seeing his daughter by the courts.

An inquest has now heard Daniel Donnelly was found dead at his home earlier this year.

The 38-year-old was found ...

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GCSE grade boundaries 2019 for AQA, Edexcel, CiDA, CCEA, OCR, WJEC

The GCSE results for 2019 are being revealed today.

How well do you think you did in this year's exams? And what are the mark equivalents between the new numerical grades and the old system?

As students find out whether they have passed - and if they have the grades needed for ...

2019-08-22 16:59 open_in_new
‘Pay £80m’ Liverpool fans make Wolves transfer demand after Manchester United moment

Ruben Neves found the top corner yet again for Wolverhampton Wanderers as Manchester United left Molineux with a point.

The 22-year-old midfielder has developed somewhat of a penchant for delicious strikes from range – Monday night’s offering being the ninth time he has scored from ...

2019-08-20 17:44 open_in_new
'It was' Aston Villa ace makes this confession to manager

Andre Green has admitted that playing as a striker was a challenge after he was pushed up the pitch by Preston North End boss Alex Neil.

Green, on loan from Aston Villa , is a winger by trade and appeared out wide in both of his previous appearances for Preston this season.

But he ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
Wolves suffer injury blow ahead of Europa League clash with Torino

Matt Doherty limped out of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ match with Manchester United on Monday evening. 

The 27-year-old Dubliner picked up an injury midway through the first half against United and needed to be replaced shortly before half-time. 

Doherty played on for a while after ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
‘Very’ Manager makes this claim about Aston Villa atmosphere

Eddie Howe has admitted his players found it difficult in the Villa Park atmosphere despite the away side coming away with all three points.

A capacity crowd ramped up the noise on Saturday as Aston Villa played their first home match in the Premier League for more than three years. ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
The Chase's Bradley Walsh left speechless at contestant's brutal snub

The Chase viewers watched on in shock today as Bradley Walsh was left utterly bewildered.

The host of the ITV1 quiz show was left baffled this afternoon.

His confusion on the episode, which aired on Monday, August 19, came as after one contestant secured their place in the Final ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
Carol Vorderman's defiant message to trolls after being branded 'mutton dressed as lamb'

Carol Vorderman has issued a message to her haters after appearing on This Morning today.

The former Countdown star appeared on the ITV1 daytime favourite on Monday, August 19.

She appeared opposite Eamonn Holmes and wife Ruth Langsford, who interviewed her over her recent ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
Coronation Street's Kym Marsh's poignant text message to Faye Brookes after Gareth Gates split

Kym Marsh has spoken out over the message she sent Coronation Street co-star Faye Brookes.

The former Hear'Say singer, who hosts this year's Pride of Birmingham Awards, sent Kate Connor actress Faye a message of support.

Kym rushed to her aid after the news broke of her ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
Jed Foster, 20, charged with PC Andrew Harper's 'murder' after cop's death while investigating burglary

Jed Foster, 20, has been charged with the murder of Pc Andrew Harper.

The police officer was killed on Thursday night.

He died while investigating a burglary near the village of Sulhamstead in Berkshire.

The Crown Prosecution Service has tonight confirmed Mr Foster's ...

2019-08-19 23:53 open_in_new
Aston Villa issue bold transfer message as Manchester United star’s shock Man City offer revealed & Pogba agent blasted - Premier League rumours

Jonathan Kodjia is going nowhere. That's the clear message from Dean Smith who says that no interest in the striker will be welcomed - and that Aston Villa are yet to receive an offer.

He was asked the question at his weekly press conference and insisted that the Ivorian was not for ...

2019-08-16 15:02 open_in_new
West Brom team news: Two players expected to miss the trip to Luton Town

Hal Robson-Kanu and Ahmed Hegazi are expected to be West Brom’s only absentees when they visit Luton Town on Saturday.

Striker Robson-Kanu, who came off the bench to replace Kenneth Zohore in the draw with Millwall last Saturday, was consequently an absentee when the Lions revisited The ...

2019-08-16 15:02 open_in_new
Man and woman hurt after hit-and-run in Netherton

Medics treated a man and woman for minor injuries after a two-car smash partially blocked a Black Country road.

Police and ambulance staff were deployed to Cradley Road, Netherton, following the crash just before 9.30am today (August 16).

The patients, a driver and passenger of one ...

2019-08-16 15:02 open_in_new
Met Police officer Robin Ruston sobs as he admits stealing £200 in 'integrity test'

A Metropolitan Police officer who pocketed £200 thinking it was lost property handed to him by a member of the public has wept in court as he admitted theft.

Robin Ruston was given the cash, a bag and a phone charger by an undercover officer to "test his integrity" on Wednesday, ...

2019-08-16 15:02 open_in_new