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Parents that lost children in the crash on the M40 in 1993 are now calling for measures to ensure that voluntary operated buses are regulated properly and for drivers to be licensed by the DVLA.
Around 140,000 buses are driven in the UK on a voluntary basis.
The campaigners say the government could have prevented the M40 crash if the buses were properly regulated.
Hundreds of people will start new jobs today as a new shopping centre opens in Stourbridge. The Crown Centre has been rebuilt as part of a project by Tesco, who have employed 350 people, including many who were previously long term unemployed.
Peter Croxford is one of 98 long-term unemployed people to be employed at a new Tesco store in Stourbridge.
The 63-year-old was made redundant last year after 40 years in the car industry but is now training as a fishmonger with the supermarket chain after joining through Tesco's regeneration partnership scheme, which aims to get unemployed people back into work.
The store opens on October 31 and will be employing 350 people in total. Chris Halpin reports.
Tesco is opening a new store in Stourbridge and employing 350 people. A large number of these employees have joined through Tesco's regeneration partnership which gets long-term unemployed back into work.
A woman who saw a microlight crash which killed a pilot has told ITV News Central she saw "two big flashes".
Emergency crews were called to a field near Stourton at just before 6pm yesterday evening.
It is thought the aircraft collided with pylons.
Pat Hancox witnessed the incident.
An investigation is to take place after a pilot was killed when his microlight aircraft crashed into pylons in Stourbridge.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch will look into the circumstances of the collision at Barratt's Coppice, Bridgnorth Road as part of their investigation.
The family of the pilot who died when a microlight came down in a field near Stourton will be supported by specially trained officers, Staffordshire Police have said.
The man has not yet been formally identified.
It's thought the plane hit pylons before coming down yesterday evening.
Emergency services were called to a field near Bridgnorth Road, Stourton, near Stourbridge, yesterday evening. The pilot was confirmed dead at the scene.
Two masked men armed with a hammer stormed into a Stourbridge convenience store, emptying the tills and stealing cigarettes and alcohol.
Staff at the Spar in Wordsley Green Shopping Centre were threatened with a hammer when the pair burst in at around 10.30pm on Monday.
The men, who were wearing ski masks, then jumped over the counter and prised open the tills, filling cream-coloured builders' sacks with goods before escaping with their haul out through the back of the store.
Det Cons Mark Fletcher urged any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
"Although nobody working at the shop was injured this was a frightening experience and they were left very shaken by what happened," he said.
"Although this happened fairly late in the evening there is a good chance there may have been other people in the area who may have seen the men either entering the store or fleeing."