14:48 UK time, Thursday, 5 December 2013
Chancellor George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement he hopes tax breaks for small retailers can trigger a revival on the High Street.
Worcestershire and Cumbria county councils are consulting on plans to cut their entire budget for supporting bus services, the Campaign for Better Transport says.
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A449 Worcestershire - Temporary traffic lights on A449 Chester Road North in Kidderminster Town Centre at the A451 Stourbridge Road junction. Expect delays. Congestion to the B4189 Wolverly Road junction.
Alistair McGowan travels through the West Midlands to uncover the buildings in need of renovation.
Johny Pitts tracks down the wildlife lurking in our towns and cities
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A group of servicemen, two of whom lost limbs in Afghanistan, is to spend about 50 days at sea in a rowing race for charity.
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