The Legatum Institute put Wolverhampton last out of 170 areas ranked for their prosperity
An incident lasting more than five hours at the country's largest prison has been resolved, security firm G4S has said.
Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a tendon injury.
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a hit-and-run in Birmingham that killed an elderly cyclist.
For a Led Zeppelin reunion refusenik, Robert Plant does perform an awful lot of material by the group who defined seventies rock in all its magnificence and occasional self-indulgence.
PC Chris Findley was walking home after a night out when he was knocked down in 'unprovoked attack'
25-year-old also charged with three offences related to separate explosions near mosques in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Tipton
Officers searched the headquarters of the software firm where the two men were on placements
Having anticipated last week for so long, some Cheltenham diehards will be appalled to discover that a new Flat season opens at Doncaster on Friday. Others, however, will recognise that so rich a banquet can only really be followed by a total change of taste – even if Town Moor is set to provide conditions better suited to steeplechasing.
This could prove one of those occasions when there is no point complicating matters. Long Run, beaten only by the record-breaking Kauto Star in three Boxing Day starts over the course, is much the most likely winner of the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton tomorrow. And while the retirement of Kauto Star, who won the race for a fifth time last year, suggests the time is ripe for a changing of the guard, it is surely premature to make too much of the anomaly that Long Run – in approaching only his eighth birthday – increasingly represents the old order.
It never seemed terribly likely that his spree might be brought to an end by a superior horse, at least so long as connections declined to risk him over shorter distances.
A thief who snatched hundreds of pounds from a hotel's reception dropped most of his haul as he was chased from the building.
Anticipation of this meeting is largely rooted in hindsight. Year after year it proves a major crossroads, especially in the career of a young horse, on the road back to the Festival.
With their first domestic titles wrapped up, the opening skirmishes of the 29th Breeders' Cup tonight provide the opportunity for John Gosden and Richard Hughes to amplify their new status as respectively champion trainer and jockey-elect.
European trainers saddling two-year-olds at the Breeders' Cup next week have welcomed the prohibition of Lasix, in the juvenile races, as a significant levelling of the playing field. In other respects, however, the local racing environment may remain sufficiently alien to drive their inexperienced charges – almost literally – round the bend.
Sunderland have been given little encouragement in their pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.