Melissa Wright

Reporter

Melissa is a reporter and presenter at ITV News Central. She covers stories across the Midlands, with women's sport among her specialisms. A keen self-shooter and online journalist, she was nominated for Newsroom Journalist of the Year at the ITV News Awards 2017.

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Report: Council cracks down on Wolverhampton fly-tipping

There are thousands of incidents of fly-tipping across the West Midlands every year - a major blight on our cities and towns. Now one council is trying to tackle the problem by checking that local businesses aren't cutting corners with waste disposal.

Wolverhampton saw almost 3500 reported cases of fly-tipping in the eight months up to August this year. Our reporter Melissa Wright joined a council team as they took to the streets this morning.

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Report: Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall visit Stoke

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been in the Midlands today - just a day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

Prince Charles met well-wishers in Stoke-on-Trent, telling them he was "very happy" about the wedding. The royal couple visited a chapel in Hanley, a pottery museum and Stoke City Football Club. ITV News Central reporter Melissa Wright was there.

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Police investigate death of toddler found with serious injuries

Police are investigating the death of a 21-month-old girl in Birmingham after being found in a house with serious injuries at the weekend. Melissa Wright reports.

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Report: Vandalised remembrance school garden re-opens

A school which had a Remembrance Garden for former pupils vandalised has held a special ceremony of rededication. The service was also to remember students who have given their lives in conflict.

Police are still investigating the unexplained attack at Loughborough Grammar School in August in which commemorative trees were torn down. Melissa Wright reports.

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Midlands buses getting slower as roadworks take their toll

Buses are a lifeline for thousands of people across the Midlands, but some routes are slower now than they have been in years with roadworks and congestion taking their toll.

Midlanders make millions of bus journeys every year, but one operator says the average speed on some of its routes is now just six miles per hour. We sent our reporter Melissa Wright on one of the buses in central Birmingham during our live programme to find out what the problem is.

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