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Lights Out to mark WW1 Centenary

Throughout Britain it is hoped that every household will turn off the lights between 10pm and 11pm tonight in order to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. This nationwide event has been designed to represent the words of Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, in the lead up to the war: […]

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Council Targets Unlicensed Scrap Metal Dealers

Seven of 13 scrap metal merchant sites attended within Sandwell were determined to be functioning illegally during a joint crackdown by council and police force. Officers visited companies throughout the borough to confirm they had been licensed following October’s shake-up of the law. The seven traders received a warning as well as recommendations on how […]

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Jaguar Land Rover Creating 1700 Solihull Jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to generate 1,700 new jobs at the Solihull plant within a £1.5bn financial commitment towards expanding its range of products. The announcement was made during the Frankfurt motor show, where JLR is also showcasing the C-X17, a concept car midway between a sports car and an Sport utility vehicle. The […]

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Breakthrough for Back Pain Sufferers

As many as 40% of chronic back pain sufferers could be cured with antibiotics instead of surgical procedures following the discovery that a number of the most severe occurrences were caused by bacterial infection. The findings of the researchers at the University of Southern Denmark indicate that numerous sufferers of severe back pain do not […]

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JLR Agrees Joint Venture with Chery Automobile

Jaguar Land Rover has showcased its new Range Rover Sport in China at the Shanghai Auto Show, which also saw the Asian debut for the two-seater Jaguar F-Type. To push the Jaguar Land Rover business forwards within China JLR has agreed a joint venture with Chery Automobile and is now constructing a brand new factory […]

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Serious Travel Disruption over Christmas Period

Severe flooding as a result of recent heavy rain continues to cause difficulties for those travelling to or from south-west England and parts of Wales over the Christmas period. The Environment Agency says that one severe flood warning is still in place in Cornwall as well as over 190 flood warnings throughout England and Wales. […]

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Birmingham Kickboxer Faces Murder Trial in Thailand

Birmingham kickboxer Lee Aldhouse is accused of murdering a US marine in Phuket, Thailand, and is facing spending Christmas in prison after he lost his fight against extradition. Aldhouse, who comes from Yardley, recently appealed against the legal decision to him back to Thailand where the 28 year-old will face the charge of murdering Deshawn […]

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Where Will Hurricane Sandy Hit?

Hurricane Sandy is currently on its way up the East Coast of the USA with the likely landfall in the mid-Atlantic area early in the week and also a tie-up with a storm system moving from the west, with a state of emergency being announced in 9 states as well as the District of Columbia. […]

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Glorious Weather Forecast for the Weekend

Large areas of the UK are going to be seeing a glorious mini-heatwave over the weekend to coincide with the closing of the London Games, with the temperature likely to climb to a remarkable 32C (90F), according to the Meteorological Office. Southern parts of the country should benefit from an ideal “barbecue weekend” with sizzling […]

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Air Jordan Sales Result in Arrests and Violence

Scuffles have been reported at retail outlets throughout the US as shoppers fought to get their hands on Nike’s new Air Jordan basketball shoes. A new pair of the retro version of the classic Air Jordan shoes retails at around $180, however they are already listed for sale on eBay for over $500. The shoes […]

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