Twenty years ago to the day, twelve children were killed on the M40 when the minibus they were travelling in crashed.
Transport chiefs say rail projects costing £60m could create more than 4,400 new jobs and boost the West Midlands economy by £370m a year.
The new bus station took 18 months to build and is on the site of the old bus station. It has a shop and electronic information boards.
Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a man was attacked with a shovel in Stourbridge in the early hours of Sunday 30th June.
Officers were called to Hagley Road, just off the main ring road, at around 4.45am to reports of a man who had been attacked.
An investigation was launched and police now believe the victim was attacked by three men who struck him several times with a shovel and kicked him as he lay on the floor. The 30-year-old was taken to hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition this afternoon.
Detectives have been following a number of lines of enquiry including trawling through CCTV footage and have identified two men they want to speak to in connection with the attack.
A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and has been bailed pending further investigation.
– Detective Constable Gareth Homer, from Force CID
This was a really nasty attack and the victim was extremely fortunate not to suffer life threatening injuries.
The trio ganged up on their victim for a prolonged attack and we are urgently appealing for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who recognises the two men in the CCTV image, if you know who they are please call us as soon as possible.
An elderly pedestrian has died after a collision in Brierley Hill this afternoon.
Officers were called to reports of a lorry in collision with a 90-year-old man at the junction of High Street and Level Street just before 1.30pm.
The junction remains closed while officers investigate the circumstances of the collision.
A group of friends had to be rescued by firefighters after three males tried to help a drunken girl who fell into a river.
Fire crews and paramedics were called to the scene at Mill Race Lane in Stourbridge at around 8:15pm last night.
None were seriously injured.
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing a car that police believe was stolen in a robbery minutes before the smash.
The unnamed man, thought to be in his 20s, was trapped inside the blue Ford Ka after it hit a stationary car and then a bus stop in Stourbridge.
Emergency services were alerted just before 02.00 this morning (1 December).
Wordesley High Street was closed for seven hours while crash investigators examined the scene for clues and eventually reopened at 9am.
– Detective Constable Derek Cole, West Midlands Police
"This investigation is at a very early stage and we are liaising with colleagues in our Collision Investigation Unit on the matter.
"The fact remains that this was a very serious collision which has left a young man fighting for his life. We need to understand what happened.
"With this in mind, I am urging anyone who may have seen the collision or the car in the lead up to the crash to get in touch."
Children from a Stourbridge primary school have successfully sent a video camera to the edge of space. The camera was attached to a weather balloon and they also sent a tardis along!
The project cost just £100 and the team captured two and a half hours of footage in total.
The launch went without a hitch, but there was a near miss with the M5 on re-entry!
A teenager who saved a schoolgirl's life when he intervened in a frenzied stabbing attack is being honoured for his bravery in the National 999 awards.
Ben Hudson, from Stourbridge, stepped in when he saw fellow pupil Chloe West being stabbed by her former boyfriend.
He received several injuries to his hands as he tried to help her. Samuel Gayzer-Tomlinson was ordered to serve 13 years in a young offenders institution.
A 34-year-old man had to be rescued after falling 15ft down a man hole following the theft of the metal cover.
Emergency services were called to the incident in the Black Country after 3.40am this morning.
The man was walking his dog on Dunsley Road in Wollaston, Stourbridge when he fell 15ft down the hole.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:
“On arrival at the scene crews found a man who had fallen into a manhole. It was reported that the man was discovered after the dog he had been walking had returned home without its owner.
“Using specialist equipment the man was extricated from the hole and was treated at the scene for back pain. The man, believed to be in his 30’s, was fully immobilised before being conveyed to Russells Hall Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers is visiting the Old Swinford Hospital - a school in Stourbridge. The 75 year-old is in the UK to promote Barbados and will be talking to students and invited guests about his career.