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West Midlands mayor candidates clash over future of Birmingham Airport in heated public debate – Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail

West Midlands mayor candidates clash over future of Birmingham Airport in heated public debate
Birmingham Mail
Candidates hoping to become the first West Midlands mayor clashed over the future of Birmingham Airport, at a bad-tempered hustings event with less than two weeks until the May 4 election. Labour candidate Sion Simon, who backs building a second …

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Sainsbury’s introduces new self-service checkouts – and customers are fuming – Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail

Sainsbury’s introduces new self-service checkouts – and customers are fuming
Birmingham Mail
Sainsbury’s has introduced new ‘streamlined’ versions of its self-service checkouts – and some customers are fuming. The supermarket giant operates multiple stores across Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands. And it has adopted the new system in …

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Chilling photo of ‘baby-faced’ weapon-wielding gang goes viral – Coventry Telegraph


Coventry Telegraph

Chilling photo of ‘baby-faced’ weapon-wielding gang goes viral
Coventry Telegraph
Although the location is unknown, the disturbing photo has been shared across Coventry and West Midlands. One boy is shown holding what appears to be a machete in one hand, while he tucks his thumb into his jogging bottoms with the other. Second from …

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How thousands of Birmingham homes are being left empty for MONTHS – Birmingham Mail


Birmingham Mail

How thousands of Birmingham homes are being left empty for MONTHS
Birmingham Mail
Thousands of homes across the West Midlands have been empty for more than half a year. According to the latest official figures, there were 10,062 properties in the region classed as “long-term” vacants – empty for at least six months – at the end of 2016.

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Stoke-on-Trent had highest net increase in shop openings in 2016 – even more than BIRMINGHAM – Stoke Sentinel


Stoke Sentinel

Stoke-on-Trent had highest net increase in shop openings in 2016 – even more than BIRMINGHAM
Stoke Sentinel
Stoke-on-Trent saw the highest net increase in shops opening last year – compared to any other city in the West Midlands. According to research conducted for PwC from the Local Data Company, Stoke-on-Trent had the highest net increase in stores opening …

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Wolverhampton hit hardest by high street closures in the West Midlands – expressandstar.com


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Wolverhampton hit hardest by high street closures in the West Midlands
expressandstar.com
Meanwhile, fashion shops, including women’s clothes shops and department stores, were among the hardest hit in 2016 as the move to online continues. Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership board member, Ninder Johal, said: “With Wolverhampton, …

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