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Report: The Black Country street blighted by buses

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.

Appeal to trace missing teen sisters from Black Country

Police are searching for two teenage sisters who are missing from their homes in the Black Country.

Demi Anslow and Nicole. Credit: West Midlands Police

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.

– Detective Constable Dave Hackett

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.

Handguns and ammunition found in police raid

Stock photo of a handgun Credit: PA

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.

– Detective Sergeant Leighton Shingles


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