HERE are today’s news headlines from across the Black Country and north Worcestershire.

A pensioner was stabbed in his own home by a masked gang who broke in during broad daylight.

The victim, aged 71, was attacked with a knife after robbers forced their way into his home in Titford Road, Oldbury,

He suffered cuts to his head, face and throat in the incident yesterday (Sunday) and remained in hospital today in a serious condition.

To read the full story click here.

A BP garage in Lye was targeted by a gang of robbers, one of whom claimed to be a police officer.

The incident which happened at around 4am yesterday (Sunday February 10) saw five men enter the garage in Pedmore Road.

The gang fled with cash, cigarettes and alcohol after attacking a staff member.

To read the full story click here.

A Dudley man's generosity will improve treatment for respiratory patients at Russells Hall Hospital, all in memory of his late wife.

Michael Bullen, from Oakham, has donated £8,000 to the hospital for the development of a new procedure room on ward C5 to care for patients with respiratory conditions.

Mr Bullen’s wife Liz was treated on the ward before her death on June 1 last year.

To read more click here.

A motorbike rider was fighting for his life in hospital today after a collision with a car in Halesowen.

The 37-year-old rider hit a stationary car in Hawne Lane on Friday night at around 9.46pm.

He was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to the QE Hospital in Birmingham and he remained in a critical condition today (Monday February 11).

To read more click here.

A crisis-hit Halesowen primary is to bring in a headteacher from another school to offer support to its own under-fire head.

The News reported last month how more than 330 people signed a ‘no confidence in the headteacher’ petition launched by parents at St Margaret’s C of E Primary School in Hasbury.

Our story prompted a huge response with many backing parents’ concerns over the departures of long-serving staff while others leapt to the defence of headteacher Sara Shepherd and the school.

To read the latest on this saga click here.

Jobs at West Midland Safari Park could be at risk as new owners carry out a 'full scale review' of the park and its operations.

A safari park worker told The Shuttle the workforce could be cut by up to 30 per cent, but a park spokesman insisted 'no decision has been made'.

To read more click here.

Following an increase in crime in Hagley fresh calls are being made for an urgent crime summit.

The move comes from Hagley councillor Steve Colella who says residents need some assurance so that "crime doesn't just become a way of life".

The cllr, who pushed for a meeting with West Mercia police chiefs, the Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, and Bromsgrove MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid before Christmas, claimed there are now more burglaries and deception frauds taking place than ever before with numerous victims left devastated.

To read more click here.

A Bromsgrove salon owner has started a fundraising campaign in memory of her daughter who was stillborn.

Charlotte Evans, from Giinger Boutique in Bromsgrove, decided to start raising money with her partner Rob, for the Birmingham Women's Hospital bereavement team after losing their daughter Erin, last year.

To read the full story click here.

A study shows that Worcestershire is one of the worst areas in the west midlands for alcohol-related hospital admissions.

There were 12,607 alcohol-related hospital admissions in Worcestershire in the year 2017/18. The figure has risen year on year with 9,325 admissions in 2008/9 and 12,151 in 2016/17.

To read the full report click here.