Out of 151 local authorities, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are among the worst 25 in England for GCSE attainment.Read the full story ›
The antique vase, which was unearthed at a home in the Black Country, has been described by auctioneers as 'the find of a lifetime.'Read the full story ›
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man reported missing after checking out of a Black Country hotel.
Engineer Martin Cadman, 33, was last seen yesterday morning at around 5.50am when he left the Travelodge in Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury, where he was staying for work.
He has not been in contact with his family or work colleagues since then and they are worried for his safety.
Martin, from Tunbridge Wells, is around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build, with short curly black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark blue denim jeans, tan brown boots, a blue t-shirt, blue hoody with the words ‘trill’ on it.
We are really concerned about Mr Cadman, we urgently need to trace him to make sure he is ok.
We would ask anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to get in touch as soon as possible.
Anyone with information should call Sandwell Police on 101 or call the Missing People charity on 116 000.
A shopkeeper in Wolverhampton beat off an armed robber at his convenience store with a set of step ladders.Read the full story ›
A teenager who attacked a 65-year-old man on his own doorstep in a botched car robbery has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.Read the full story ›
People living in a quiet residential street in the Black Country say their lives are being ruined by buses.
They say up to thirty an hour pass their doors, but the road is too narrow to cope.
Both double and single-deckers end up reversing onto pavements because they can't get past each other, so residents have submitted video evidence to try to get services re-routed.
Our reporter Wesley Smith saw the problem for himself.
Police are searching for two teenage sisters who are missing from their homes in the Black Country.
Demi Anslow, aged 13, is living temporarily in Birmingham and was last seen on Wednesday (18 May) although it is thought she may be in the Halesowen area.
Her sister Nicole, aged 14, has been living in Telford and was last seen in Dudley on Saturday 14 May.
They are still very young and we need to know that they are safe and well.
I would urge anyone who knows of their whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.
Demi is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall and slim with long brown hair. Nicole is 5ft 4ins tall, slim and has shoulder length red hair.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 of the Missing People charity on 116 000.
Police have recovered two loaded handguns and live ammunition after raiding a house in Tipton.
Officers found the firearms at 2.45am this morning (19 May) at a property on Victoria Road.
One weapon was found under floorboards in the bathroom; the other was hidden under a bed.
A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and ammunition, as well as possession of Class A drugs, after a wrap of what is believed to be heroin was also found.
Each of these loaded weapons represents lives potentially being saved and the West Midlands is a safer place tonight now that they’re off the streets.
The lessons aim to give 10-16 year-olds positive thinking skills and develop their ability to cope in tough situations.Read the full story ›