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West Bromwich Fire

Plumes of smoke from the fire
Plumes of smoke from the fire Credit: Mark Masterson

30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a factory at Kelvin Way in West Bromwich.

The building is owned by recycling firm Arrow Solutions.

Surrounding units have been evacuated.

There are no reports of any casualties.

Factory fire in West Bromwich
Factory fire in West Bromwich Credit: Mark Masterson
Fire at recycling firm
Fire at recycling firm Credit: Sean Hurley
Fire at Kelvin Way
Fire at Kelvin Way Credit: Sean Hurley

Man charged with murder

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Birmingham. Officers discovered the man's body at house in Lozells on Tuesday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified but who is believed to be a Lithuanian national, was found dead at the scene.

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£113m for local transport schemes

New schemes get the green light Credit: ITV Central

Thirty local transport schemes, including projects in Stafford and Leicestershire, were given the go-ahead by the Government today, worth £113million.

Schemes in Stafford and Leicestershire will benefit from the projects which include involving a scheme to reduce congestion at peak times by improving access to walking, cycling and public transport.

Meriden gypsies make two new appeals

Gypsy site
Meriden gypsies appeal Credit: ITV Central

A group of Gypsies living illegally on land in Meriden near Coventry have made two new appeals to stay on the site.

They'd previously signed an agreement with the Council to leave. Residents keeping a 24-hour vigil outside the site in protest say they now plan to lobby the government to prevent further appeals.

Running the risk on rail crossings in Lincoln

Pedestrians are running over rail crossings as the barriers come down Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail fears a tragedy could happen if people continue running across level crossings as the barriers come down.

There have been several incidents of pedestrians who have still been on the tracks, as the barriers are lowered around them.

They have now released CCTV pictures highlighting the number of people in Lincoln trying to cross when it's not safe.

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