A SHOCKING haul of weapons which had been confiscated from pupils at an Oldbury secondary school have been destroyed.

Oldbury Police tweeted an image of weapons which have been seized by officers from a single high school in the town, including BB guns, a knuckle duster and various knives.

To read the full story, visit the Halesowen News website, here.

AN online fund has been set up to help with search efforts to find missing Stourbridge man Matthew Gill.

Matthew, known as Liggy, has now been missing for a week – since Friday October 6. Meanwhile – the 43-year-old’s car, a silver Smart Roadster Brabus, has been found parked on the car park at Petzone at Prestwood, off the A449.

To read the full story, visit the Stourbridge News website, here.

THE unmarked grave of a decorated First World War pilot from Bromsgrove has finally been rededicated with full military honours, exactly 101 years after his death.

Lieutenant Leonard Cameron Kidd MC served as a Royal Flying Air Corps (RFC) aviator in France when he was believed to have been shot down by anti-aircraft fire on October 12, 1916.

To read the full story, visit the Bromsgrove Advertiser website, here.

A REDDITCH man has been jailed for a string of sexual offences, including two counts of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13.

Stephen Higgitt, of Glebe Close, had previously been found guilty of two counts of assault on a female child under 13 by penetration, three sexual assaults on a female by penetration and one charge of sexual assault on a female with no penetration.

To read the full story, visit the Redditch Advertiser website, here.

A KIDDERMINSTER wholesale florist director has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £18,629 in compensation to HM Revenue and Customs for ignoring a trading ban.

George David Hales, of Sheepwash Lane, in Cookley, had been warned by HMRC that unless he put up a cash security to safeguard payment of VAT, he could no longer supply taxable goods or services through his Tipton-based wholesale florist, G&M Hale.

To read the full story, visit the Kidderminster Shuttle website, here.

A DEDICATED children’s hair salon that caters totally for kids, from toddlers to early teens, has opened at intu Merry Hill – creating four new jobs.

ShortCuts – where youngsters can be themselves in an interactive space full of distractions while having their hair styled – opened on Wednesday October 11, within the shopping centre’s Mothercare store.

To read the full story, visit the Dudley News website, here.