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Charity trains parents to help others with disabled children

by Lee Comley

A charity is encouraging parents who look after children with physical and learning disabilities to train as peer supporters so they can give help and advice to those in a similar position.

The Wolverhampton-based organisation 'Include Me TOO' aims to help families from a wide range of backgrounds to come together and share their experiences in the hope it will have a positive effect on all involved.


Drink driver five times over limit jailed following head-on smash

Mantus Siskus blew almost five times the legal alcohol limit
Mantus Siskus blew almost five times the legal alcohol limit Credit: West Midlands Police

A drink driver who blew almost five times the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for a head-on smash in Wolverhampton that left another motorist with serious chest injuries.

Mantus Siskus was behind the wheel of a Ford Focus when it hit a Vauxhall Corsa in Evans Street just before 9.30pm on December 8 last year.

The 26-year-old Lithuanian national was taken from the scene on a spinal board after slamming into the windscreen.

He was breathalysed again several hours later and was still over the drink drive limit.

He admitted to dangerous driving, drink driving and driving without insurance or a valid licence and was jailed for 15 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Fire in Wolverhampton leaves building damaged


Firefighter attack the fir from a ladder at the Wolverhampton fire


Pictures: 40 firefighters tackle blaze in Wolverhampton

Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a large fire in Wolverhampton overnight.

West Midlands Fire service say the blaze at a factory unit in Lanesfield has now been brought under control.

Investigations into what caused the fire are underway.


Pictures from Wolverhampton fire. around 40 Firefighter have been at the incident. It is now under control.



Police met with 'highly charged scene' after stabbing

Police investigating the stabbing of a Wolverhampton doorman are keen to identify someone as part of their investigation.

Detective Inspector Ian Iliffe, leading the inquiry, said:

We know that there was a black man with a fair complexion, aged in his mid-30s, who was around at the time of the attack. He was wearing a long-sleeved dark coloured top and possibly a dark coloured hat and I believe he could have crucial information about what happened. Officers were met with a highly-charged scene when they arrived in the early hours of this morning and there were a large number of people gathered at the venue. It’s important we speak to as many of these individuals as possible if we are to ensure the person responsible is swiftly arrested.

Police are examining forensic evidence and CCTV footage at the scene today and are keen to talk to witnesses.

Pub doorman stabbed whilst at work in Wolverhampton

Police are at the scene of a Wolverhapmton pub where a 38-year-old man was stabbed on Saturday morning Credit: PA

A pub doorman from Wolverhampton is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 38-year-old was found with a knife wound to his body after West Midlands Police were called to the scene.

The incident took place at the Harp Inn, on Walsall Street, at around 2:45am, where he was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and have cordoned off the area whilst they conduct an investigation.

Mother feels son "wasn't given the chance to survive"

The death of a six-month-old baby from Wolverhampton is being investigated after claims an ambulance was delayed in reaching him because the call operator didn't categorise the call as urgent.

Cainan Moore died in 2012 after his brain was starved of oxygen. West Midlands Ambulance Service say they are investigating the claims.

Cainan's mother, Gemma Lear, said:

"I feel that Cainan wasn't really given the chance to survive. He wasn't given the chance to live. When we got to the hospital he fought so hard to survive. But I think more could have been done to help him."

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