We are well on the way to October but temperatures are on the rise again this week. Find out how warm will be in the East & West MidlandsRead the full story ›
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There are long delays and very slow traffic on the M54 eastbound between J3 A41 (Albrighton) and J2 A449 (Wolverhampton) due to one lane being closed for ongoing roadworks.
Congestion is back to J4 A464 / B5060 (Shifnal).
There are also delays on the A41 from Albrighton to Wolverhampton as drivers divert away from the motorway.
An NHS Trust has admitted that an unmaintained dental drill that overheated and caused a severe burn to a former child model from Wolverhampton could have been prevented.
Jade Blinco, from Bilston, says her dreams of pursuing an adult modelling career have been ruined following the incident at Birmingham City Hospital in September 2011. The burn left the 23-year-old with a large scar on her top lip.
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospital NHS Trust has admitted full liability. The Trust has since changed the brand of the tool used to one that now has an automatic cooling system to prevent anyone else being burnt.
The last three years have been horrendous as I have tried to come to terms with living with the horrific injury and scar I have been left with. I had been a child model and hoped to pursue a career in the industry as an adult but the scar means modelling agencies won't even consider me and I have no confidence now.
We are very sorry for the distress experienced by Miss Blinco. We apologised immediately after the incident in person and subsequently in writing to her. On the day of surgery an apology was given to Miss Blinco by the senior surgeon which was reiterated the following day in the presence of family members. Our Chief Executive has also written to apologise to Miss Blinco earlier this year. Since the incident we have changed all of our hand pieces ensuring that this issue will not occur again.
Research by the National Trust has found that 40% of people in the West Midlands feel down as the nights draw in and the days get shorter.
But Autumn colour could be the natural tonic to the winter blues. The National Trust has found that the kaleidoscope of natural colours experienced on an autumn walk makes people feel happier.
Shades of blue you find on walks by water or when the landscape is coloured by the evening’s darkening sky were found to help soothe away stress (38%), while the greens of hilltops and pine woodlands leave people feeling more connected with the natural world (51%).
Despite 68% of people in the West Midlands finding that autumn walks help to combat winter blues, 42% admit to not going on enough walks during the autumn months with just over a third (34%) claiming it’s because they rarely get the chance to go on a stroll.
A couple from Wolverhampton have been charged with murdering their baby daughter in January this year.
Brian and Precious Kandare, aged 32 and 36, from Park Village, are due to appear before Wolverhampton Magistrates tomorrow.
Their 9-month-old baby was taken to hospital in January.
A post mortem examination revealed the child died of pneumonia as a result of severe malnourishment.
Police have released images of this suspect who is believed to have hit a man with a bottle in a Wolverhampton nightclub.
The 49-year-old victim was on the dancefloor of Walkabout bar on Queen Street just after 2am on Sunday, 3 August, when he was approached from behind and hit over the head with a beer bottle.
The images were taken from CCTV in the bar which shows the suspect stumbling as he is chased by security staff. He is described as Asian, of a stocky build with dark facial hair.
We believe that the man was hit in an unprovoked attack, fortunately he made a full recovery after receiving medical treatment for a cut to his head.
I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the assault to come forward and would like someone to give me a name for the man in the images.
More local councils are being urged to apply to host stages of next year's Tour of Britain.
The event's race director Mick Bennett, who was born in Birmingham, said it could help boost the local economy.
The tour passed through parts of Worcestershire earlier this week, including Pershore and Evesham, bringing in hundreds of thousands of pounds in extra income.
There is plenty of sunshine around on this sunny September day and although there will be some cloud around the weather is settled.Read the full story ›
Farmers in the Midlands say this year will see a bumper harvest of apples.
It's all thanks to this year's weather which has produced more fruit than normal.
Growers say the crop has also arrived four weeks earlier.