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Midlands commuters will pay 3.5% more for rail fares

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.
Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Commuters across the Midlands will face a 3.5% increase in rail fares next year.

According to the TUC a season ticket from Northampton to London is set to increase by £185 to £5,317 and Stoke on Trent to Birmingham New Street could rise by £102 to £2,934.

Prices have shot up by 25% since 2010.

Wolverhampton power cut: 2,400+ supplies affected

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We apologise for a #powercut in the #Wolverhampton #WV2 area. We aim to restore supply by 22:30. Steve

Electricity company Western Power Distribution have tweeted an apology to customers after a power cut in the Wolverhampton WV2 area tonight.

"We believe 2428 supplies are affected on this particular fault".

– Tweet from @wpduk Western Power Distribution

Worcester battery celebrates a moment of history

Major Tim Reade, Commander of the 214 Worcestershire Battery Royal Artillery, said he was 'immensely proud' to showcase the battery to the Worcester public.

214 Worcestershire Battery Royal is celebrating its 150th anniversary by exercising its freedom to parade through their home city.

In partnership with Worcester Council, today's events were also held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.

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Wolverhampton athlete clinches silver in 400m final

Matthew Hudson-Smith (left) took silver in the 400m final
Matthew Hudson-Smith (left) took silver in the 400m final Credit: Press Association Sport

Talented teenager Matthew Hudson-Smith smashed his personal best to clinch a silver medal in the men's 400m final last night.

On the penultimate day of the European Championships, the 19-year-old from Birchfield, Wolverhampton chased down Martyn Rooney, eventually finishing second.

Hudson-Smith will not be disappointed however, as he finished with a personal best of 44.75.

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