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The £24 million development of a new Dudley Interchange station has achieved another major milestone after securing full planning permission.

Partners in the scheme, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and Dudley Council, will now move onto the next stages including securing remaining parcels of land and finalising the detailed designs to appointing a construction contractor, before building work can begin.

This year’s Yo! Summer programme, organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council, was a great success with thousands of children and young people taking part in a wide range of fun days, sporting activities and holiday clubs across the city.

Held over the school holidays, there were hundreds of different activities, many of them free, including athletics and multi sports at WV Active, martial arts with Wolverhampton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a summer camp at The Way Youth Zone, drama days with the Central Youth Theatre, WV10 Consortium's Rock School and Tech Play with LearnPlay Foundation.

As members of Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group – comprising of leaders from the city’s six major faith communities, who have met regularly for more than twelve years, to mould and develop mutual trust, fellowship and understanding – we share the pain and bewilderment of faith communities in Leicester following violence and unrest in parts of your city. We stand in unity with the communities of Leicester in condemning violence in the name of one’s faith.

Councillors David Leytham and Harry Warburton delivered pages from the book of condolences on behalf of Lichfield Cathedral to allow patients at St Giles Hospice an opportunity to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Whilst hundreds of local people have flocked to sign the book s of condolences in memory of Her Majesty the Queen at the National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral, there are many vulnerable people of all ages who are sadly unable to make the journey.

Royal fans poured into the heart of London to experience the flag-lined roads, pomp-filled processions and, above all, brave a miles-long line for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II, who died after an unprecedented seven decades on the throne. And while in the capital, they’re packing hotels, restaurants and shops.

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) extended sympathy to the royal family and to the government and people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Commonwealth of Nations following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II last week.