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Hednesford under a blanket of snow

Residents in Hednesford woke up to a winter wonderland this morning, as overnight snowfall blanketed the town.

View from a window: A resident's picture shows how the street outside is blanketed with snow... Credit: @FoxyandGiuliano

The cold snap is set to continue in the West Midlands, with temperatures dropping to 3 degrees celsius in the region tonight.

Dog 'thrown from car' in Hednesford

Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown from a car on Wednesday morning in Hednesford.

The dog, which is now being cared for by the RSPCA, was found 'in a very sorry state'.

"When I saw her, she was extremely emaciated. Her claws are extremely overgrown to the point where they were growing back into the pads. She had no collar or micro-chip either so we don’t even know her name," said RSPCA Inspector Jayne Bashford.

The dog was dumped out of a white BMW on Rawnsley Road, Hednesford, at the junction with Stringers Hill.

Anyone with information is urged to call the RSPCA.


Pigeon racing to be added to curriculum in Staffordshire

Pigeons can fly distances of 1000km in one race Credit: RPRA

A school in Staffordshire is adding a new subject to the curriculum that is sure to get pupils flapping.

Kingsmead Technology College in Hednesford, Staffordshire, is introducing pigeon racing as a subject for pupils to study.

The sport has been trialled over the last 18 months among a small group of children - and has proved to be a massive hit.

Richard Chambers, the teacher behind the sport, says the topic will help children with maths and working out velocities by calculating distance and time.

Snow fall in the Midlands... your pictures

A small amount of snow has started to fall across parts of the Midlands.

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Snow falls on a patio in Hednesford, Staffordshire Credit: Sue Lynskey
A slight sprinkling in Kings Heath Credit: Sarah Roche
Sleet falls in Bridgnorth Credit: John Goodhand
A small amount of snow dusts this road in West Bromwich Credit: Graham Owen