HERE'S your evening news round-up for the Black Country and north Worcestershire.

A Brierley Hill takeaway boss has been hit with a £3,280 court bill for a string of hygiene failings.

Dudley Council’s environmental health inspectors gave Kings takeaway in High Street a zero hygiene rating - the lowest possible.

Inspectors made a routine visit to the premises in May last year and found floors, walls, ceilings, storage containers, microwaves and refrigerators were not kept clean and equipment including a chopping board, frying baskets and refrigerators were damaged.

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Two puppies were found abandoned in a bush in Kingswinford.

A member of the public witnessed a man and a woman dump the puppies in Stallings Lane at around 3.15pm on April 1 before driving off in a BMW.

They retrieved the puppies and took them home before calling the RSPCA.

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Two gutsy ex-Mayors of Dudley braved the rain to take part in a challenging tandem cycle ride to raise money for a little girl fighting cancer.

Councillors Steve Waltho and Melvyn Mottram managed to complete 100 laps of the track - equivalent to 25 miles - at Halesowen Athletics & Cycling Club yesterday (Sunday April 15), despite the downpours.

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A ma has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a road rage incident in Kidderminster which left a pensioner injured.

Police were called to Bewdley Road, near Kidderminster Hospital, at around 3pm on Saturday (April 14).

The victim, a 78-year-old man, suffered injuries to his head, arms and legs during the incident, which occurred after a reported altercation between him and the suspect. 

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Nine council officers in Worcestershire, including the boss of Redditch and Bromsgrove, are paid more than £100,000 per year according to figures released recently.

The survey of salaries for paid officers of local authorities was carried out by pressure group, the Taxpayers’ Alliance.

It shows Worcestershire County Council pays four staff more than £100,000.

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Police are appealing for the public's help to find a 27-year-old man wanted in connection with extradition proceedings relating to drugs and theft offences in Poland.

Karol Michalski is believed to have connections to Redditch, Evesham, Birmingham and Stoke.

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