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Les Jones replaces Afzal Amin in race for Dudley North

Cllr Les Jones was former leader of Dudley Council Credit: Dudley Council website

Councillor Les Jones has been chosen as the new prospective parliamentary candidate for Dudley North after the resignation of Afzal Amin amid allegations he met with the EDL to stage a protest against a mosque in an attempt to win votes.

Dudley North is a key marginal seat and target for the Conservatives, which is currently held by Labour's Ian Austin, who has been the incumbent MP for ten years.

Les Jones has previously been the leader of Dudley Council, and also stood as a candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

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Former council leader to be Tory Dudley North PPC

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London Taxi company building new £250m factory in Coventry

1,000 new jobs will be created by the £250m investment Credit: ITV News Central

The London Taxi company is to build a new £250 million pound factory in Coventry.

It will create up to a thousand jobs.

The firm said it's preparing for the next generation of electric and ultra-low emission black cabs.

Driver guilty of manslaughter in school coach crash

A coach driver has been found guilty of manslaughter after a crash in France in which a teacher from Worcestershire was killed.

The crash happened 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 Credit: ITV News

The coach crashed 90 miles east of Paris in 2012 as the group from Alvechurch School returned from a skiing trip.

Peter Rippington, a teacher, died and other children and staff were injured.

Peter Rippington died in the crash Credit: ITV News

The driver, 49-year-old Derek Thompson, was given a six month suspended sentence at a hearing in France.

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