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A teenager escaped with just cuts and bruises after the car he was driving smashed into the front of a house in Sandwell today.
The man, who was in his late teens, managed to get out of the car, which had flipped onto its side and was badly damaged in the crash.
Paramedics were called to Harvest Road in Rowley Regis at around 11.20am today.
The man was taken to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley for precautionary checks.
A 90 year-old Sutton Coldfield grandmother has finally graduated 70 years after gaining her degree.
Gene Hetherington earned a BA in Commerce in August 1943 but could not attend the ceremony at the University of Manchester due to her involvement in the war.
Following her studies she immediately went to work as an auditor in aircraft factories.
She finally graduated on the same day as her granddaughter, Rachel, 23, picked up her law degree in the same ceremony.
Mrs Hetherington described the ceremony at the university's historic Whitworth Hall as "wonderful", saying she was especially pleased to pick up the award alongside her granddaughter.
A teenager hit by an internet scam has finally received an Xbox One after a generous donation from his local electronics store.
Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had paid £450 for an Xbox One on eBay for his four-year-old son McKenzie for Christmas.
After hearing about the episode, Nottingham electronics company CeX decided to donate an Xbox One to him in time for Christmas.
Mr Clatworthy paid tribute to the generosity of the store during an interview with the Nottingham Post: “This shows there are some nice, kind people out there and it’s really overwhelming. I can’t thank them enough."
The 19-year-old said his son would be "over the moon" with the gift.
Unison says it is "horrified" by the decision to axe 1,000 jobs at Birmingham City Council because of budget cuts.
This year alone Birmingham City Council will make in the region of £120m in cuts.
Mark New says central Government is to blame for the losses.
The Local Government Minister has defended criticism after Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore warned that if central Government continues to squeeze them - with cuts now in the region of 40% - it will have to stop delivering some local services from 2015/16.
Sir Albert Bore says a further 1,000 jobs will be axed at the council because of further budget cuts.
– Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis
This Government's carefully considered reforms have delivered a fair deal to councils helping them achieve greater financial independence so they can deliver sensible savings while protecting front-line services, which we have backed up with £3.8 billion for crucial adult social care reform.
However, there are many more ways for councils to save taxpayers' money and help tackle the deficit left from the last administration.
– Midland Expressway Limited statement
It's a nonsense to suggest that the M6 Toll 'benefits no-one'.
The Campaign for Better Transport report has ignored the fact that up to 50,000 customers use the M6 Toll each work day - this is traffic that would otherwise be adding to congestion on the M6 Motorway.
Like many other businesses in the UK, the M6 Toll has been impacted by the prolonged economic downturn