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St Alban's Primary School pupils to return after arson attack

40 firefighters were needed to put out the blaze at St Alban's Primary School Credit: Nathan Cleary

Pupils at St Alban's Primary School in Wolverhampton will return to lessons for the first time today since an arson attack damaged parts of the building earlier this month.

40 firefighters were needed to put out the blaze at the school in Wednesfield in the evening of 5 February.

The pupils, staff and Governors of St Alban’s would like to thank everyone for the astonishing support which has been shown since the fire took place.

It has been heartening to see the local, and wider, community rally around the school to ensure that there has been minimum disruption to the education of our children.

– Joanne Jones, head of school



Teenage girl runs away after family shopping trip

Bianca Linu, who is fifteen Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are trying to trace a Romanian teenage girl who disappeared as her family walked through the front door after a shopping trip.

Bianca Linu - who is 15 - is believed to have left her family home in Park Village, Wolverhampton, to be with her older boyfriend.

She was last seen at 5:30pm on Saturday. She was coming back from a shopping trip with her mother and sister, but she did not follow her sister into the house. When her family looked for her outside, she was gone.

Whilst Bianca was in the city centre she had met a male friend called Daniel, aged 24, who police and family believe she may well have left to meet up with again.

Bianca is Romanian and is described as 5ft 3in tall, of medium build, with long, straight black hair, and she speaks with a Romanian accent.

She was last seen wearing a red short sleeved t-shirt, a long red skirt, a ¾ length black jacket and black slip on shoes. She also wore long earrings in the shape of leaves.

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