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Mylee Billingham: Police wait to question stabbed 'father'

A 54-year-old man, thought to be Mylee Billingham's father, remains critically ill in hospital.

Plans for Smethwick Commonwealth aquatic centre unveiled

Londonderry Playing Fields in Smethwick, Sandwell will host the "state-of-the-art leisure facility".

Aston Villa squad's £20,000 pledge to Moin Younis

Moin Younis hopes to raise £250,000 for treatment for his rare skin condition.

Woman, 93, dies after being hit by bus in Smethwick

Police appeal for witnesses after the woman was hit in Poplar Road, Smethwick, on Monday.

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US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Producers in China and South Korea will be hit hardest by President Trump's trade moves.

US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast, 300km from Kodiak, officials say.

UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says.