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Over sixty firefighters tackle blaze at factory in Willenhall

Over sixty firefighters are at the scene of the factory fire in Willenhall. The fire started earlier this morning and it is not yet known what the cause was.

Roads have been closed while the fire is extinguished, and residents have been advised to keep doors and windows shut due to large amounts of smoke.

Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Credit: West Midlands Fire Service
Credit: West Midlands Fire Service


137 jobs saved at Laidlaw's Willenhall business

Laidlaw Credit: ITV Central

Laidlaw Architectural Ironmongery and Balustrading Solutions, the Willenhall division of the Laidlaw Interiors Group, has been acquired out of administration by Intrinsic Equity, the investment vehicle of Birmingham based Orbis Partners.

The deal has saved the jobs of 137 staff.

The news comes after almost 400 workers were made redundant at the interiors company on the 3 January.

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Record breaking runner finds a novel way to beat knee injury

Over the years we've covered the exploits of Glyn Marston - a fanatical fundraiser from Willenhall who has used his love of long distance running to raise thousands for charity. He's set treadmill records, run 150 miles non-stop and even run across the Grand Canyon.

Glyn was grounded a few years ago after a knee injury that doctors warned would put him in a wheelchair if he didn't hang up his trainers for good.

Now he's back - with the help of a machine that helps him run, without risk.


Man in critical condition after a collision outside Willenhall pub

A 41-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a car outside the Workers Rest pub, in Willenhall, last night.

Police are appealing for information after two men were hit by a silver E Class Mercedes with the registration number, YG64 VZK.

The other man hit also suffered minor cuts and bruises.

A 27-year-old man from Wolverhampton was arrested on suspicion of attempt murder and remains in custody.

Mystery motorist sought by Police after he saved man

Police appeal for witness after attack in Willenhall Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have appealed for a mystery motorist who stopped a violent robbery in Willenhall last Sunday evening.

The driver drove past attackers stamping on the head of their victim and beeped his horn at which point the attackers ran away.

The robbery took place on Bilston Lane at around 8.45pm for 15 minutes. The 22-year-old victim was attacked for his mobile phone but did not give it up despite being kicked in the head.

The attackers continued the beating until the driver sounded his horn when they ran away towards Rose Hill.

Detective Sergeant Craig Newey said:

We really need to speak to anyone who saw the assault. In particular I’m very keen to hear from driver who sounded their horn and stopped this from potentially becoming a much more serious matter.

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