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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.

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