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Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England goalkeeper Bert Williams has died, aged 93.

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Missing dog found after two years

A Jack Russell turned up two years after she went missing and more than 60 miles from home, a vet said today.

Keith Wymer: Educationalist whose influence was felt in Russia, Africa, the Caribbean and the United States

Keith Wymer was Principal of a Further Education College for almost 30 years. Born in Norfolk, he gained his degree in English from Leeds University. A brief episode of school teaching was followed by 39 years in post-16 education in Bilston, Wolverhampton. He became the first Head of Department of Liberal Studies in the small vocational Bilston College of FE. He built up the department into a large one which encouraged working class students and adults to realise their further and higher education potential. He then became the first Principal of Bilston Sixth Form College and subsequently was appointed Principal of the merged FE and Sixth Form colleges which became Bilston Community College in 1984. From an enrolment base of 5,000, by the time he retired this had grown to 50,000 students – probably the largest FE college in the country.

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I don't think there's ever been a better singer than Marvin Gaye. I'm a fan of his from top to bottom.

Story of the Song: Beverley Knight, Piece of my Heart (2006)

Beverley Knight's Pentecostal upbringing in Wolverhampton introduced her at an early age to gospel and secular soul music.

Ancient but deadly: the return of shastar vidiya

Banned by the Raj, the world's original martial art is being revived by British Asians. Jerome Taylor reports

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Paul Weller has embraced the dad-rock he once railed against while Pete Doherty looks better but sounds worse

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Couple charged over death of cousin's son

A couple have appeared in court in connection with the death of a three-year-old boy. Christopher Taylor, 23, and Kayley Boleyn, 18, were charged with causing or allowing the death of Ryan Hancox-Lovell, Wolverhampton magistrates' court heard.

Caterer prepared kebabs as corpse lay nearby

A catering company boss prepared kebabs just feet away from a dead man lying on a sofa, it was revealed today.

Six charged over road death

Six men have been charged in connection with the death of a man in a hit-and-run.

Politicians 'are leaving black youths to die'

An adviser to the Home Office on gun crime has sparked a furious row after claiming that politicians were "leaving black youths to die" by cutting funding to community groups.

Judo: Fallon blow erodes golden goal

British judo finds itself on the mat after leading hope Craig Fallon's failure to win a medal for the second successive Olympics. The sport has won only one in the last two Games and faces funding cuts unless one or more of the six remaining in the team can reach the podium.

Judo: Fallon fails in medal bid

Craig Fallon's dreams of an Olympic medal were dashed after he lost to Israel's Gal Yekutiel in the penultimate contest before the play-off for bronze in the 60kgs category.

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