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Weekend Picks: St George’s Day Celebrations in West Bromwich and Sandwell

This Saturday Manor House Museum will host a St George’s Day Family Fun Day.

St George’s Day Celebrations Credit: Sandwell Council Museums Service

There will be a re-enactment encampment, magic, crafts and much more. Food will also be available.

Then on Sunday it’s the annual St George's Day Parade and Family Fun Day. A parade will leave Westminster Road around 10.45am and arrive at Dartmouth Park an hour later.

The Royal British Legion will lead the parade and a remembrance and respect ceremony and one minute silence in the park at 12 noon.

The fun day then runs until 5pm, with a host of entertainment, including Pat Collins Fun Fair, At the fun day there’ll be bouncy castles, slides, go-karts, live performances and a children’s magic show.

There will be loads to see and do, and visitors can get a glimpse of this beautiful 13th century building. You can also bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

– Jane Hanney, Sandwell Council’s Museums Service

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.sandwell.gov.uk/joininmuseums

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Murder investigation underway after man dies in West Bromwich

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Police have arrested two men and a woman on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead at a house in West Bromwich.

Officers were called to a property on Campville Crescent just before 2pm after reports of a stabbing.

A man believed to be in his early 40s died at the scene and another man believed to be in his early 20s has been taken to hospital.

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Women steal victim's jewellery from her body in scam

Police have issued a warning after thieves stole a woman’s jewellery from her person whilst pretending to ask for directions to the hospital.

It's part of an emerging trend victims are distracted, usually by several people, who use excuses to engage them in conversation.

The woman was stopped on Portobello Road in West Bromwich around 3.15pm on Tuesday 8 March by two women in a blue Ford Focus.

As she gave directions, the two women got out and thanked her, putting necklaces and bracelet around her neck and wrists and hugging her.

But what the victim didn't notice was that they simultaneously unclasped her own necklace and bracelet without her knowledge.

Four charged with kidnap involving woman and three children

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Four men have been charged with kidnap after an incident involving a woman and three children in Shropshire.

Police say it happened outside of Griffin Courtyard on Leg Street in Oswestry at around 4pm.

Two men received minor injuries during the incident, although the woman and children were said to be unharmed.

Zahoor Hussain, Muserat Khan, Mohammed Anser Khan and Ateek Khan, who are all from West Bromwich, are due to appear before magistrates in Telford tomorrow.

Det Insp Jason Everett said:

I would like to thank the public for their help so far and I would like to reassure the community that this is an isolated incident. Enquiries are still ongoing but I would encourage anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please contact us on 101.

– Det Insp Jason Everett, West Mercia Police
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West Brom's Brunt to miss Euro 2016

Brunt will be out for six months. Credit: PA

West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt will be out for six months with a serious knee injury - ruling him out of Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign.

The 31-year-old was carried off on Saturday after landing awkwardly in the first half of Albion's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Scans showed he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and he underwent surgery to repair the damage on Thursday, meaning he will miss the rest of the Barclays Premier League season as well as the summer's European Championships.

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