News in Brief – 27/11 – 03/12

This week’s News in Brief round-up covers ten stories from 27th November to 3rd December 2017. 

Dudley Council handed over the day-to-day running of the borough’s library and archive service in a bid to save money. Read more >>

The former Mayor of Dudley, Pat Martin, passed away peacefully. Read more >> 

A bungling robber was sentenced to five years behind bars after his armed raid on a Dudley shop was foiled by a member of the public who sat on him. Read more >> 

Plans could see a temporary traveller site set up in Coseley to help the council and police act faster to evict travellers from unauthorised sites. Read more >>

Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust launched a campaign that could see the return of dinosaurs to the Dudley borough. Read more >> 

A Dudley drug dealer who harboured the killer of Birmingham teenager was jailed for six years at Birmingham Crown Court. Read more >> 

Parents across the Dudley borough are being urged to take up the ‘Time for Twos’ offer which provides up to 15 hours of free childcare for two-year-olds. Read more >> 

The West Midlands Ambulance Service joined forces with the UK Sepsis Trust in a new campaign to raise awareness of a condition that takes 44,000 lives a year, yet it little known. Read more >> 

A man was found guilty of twice exposing himself to women on the upper deck of a Birmingham to Merry Hill bus. Read more >> 

Three charity directors threw the festive gauntlet and challenged local businesses to a Santa themed cycle race in a bid to raise funds for end of life patients. Read more >> 

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