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Dirty dancing Black Country 'grannies' video reaches a million Facebook shares

A video of four 'grannies' from the Black country dirty dancing, which became a world-wide internet hit, has now had a million Facebook shares.

It was filmed at Stourbridge Carnival and the 'elderly' dance troupe left visitors in stitches by defying their apparent age to bust some raunchy moves to music hits, including ‘twerking’ to Beyonce’s Single Ladies and Gangnam Style by Psy.

The friends in action after their now infamous Stourbridge carnival performance
The friends in action after their now infamous Stourbridge carnival performance Credit: BPM Media

But they are actually friend Sue Hawkins, Jackie Fellows, Deb Nicholls and Emma Rollason who perform together for the Dudley-based Fizzog Productions.

The professional group have been together for 14 years after meeting at Dudley College where they studied Community Theatre.

Twerking Black Country 'grannies' become world-wide internet hit

Two charged after £50,000 worth of crack cocaine found

£50,000 worth of crack-cocaine was discovered in the Black Country.
£50,000 worth of crack-cocaine was discovered in the Black Country. Credit: PA

Two men from Oldbury have been charged with drugs offences after £50,000 worth of crack-cocaine was discovered in the Black Country.

The drugs and almost £10,000 in cash were found at two addresses in Henley Close and Moat Road on Saturday.

34-year-old Shezad Hussain is due before magistrates later this month.

35-year-old Fazal Rehman is due in court next month.

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It's Black Country Day! But what does it mean?

Black Country Flag which can be seen seen high above junction 10A of the M6/M54 Credit: Bryn Whitehouse

Today marks the first ever Black Country Day, celebrating Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall and Sandwell boroughs.

Credited as the home of heavy metal music and the birthplace of the industrial revolution, today people across the region are celebrating its achievements for the first time.

The Black Country has a population of more than one million people.

Organisers of the Black Country Day say life would not be as we know it without the Black Country.

To celebrate the day a special flag has been designed and a song has been written.

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Preparations underway for Black Country Day

Black Country Flag which can be seen seen high above junction 10A of the M6/M54 Credit: Bryn Whitehouse

Celebrations ahead of the first ever Black Country Day are well underway this weekend.

Thousands are expected to attend the annual Wolverhampton and Black Country show organised by the council at West Park, ahead of the Black Country Day on Monday.

Black country flag on the Essington Beacon Credit: Bryn Whitehouse
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