Heap of waste
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Black Country trash mountain being cleared

Work has begun to remove an illegal rubbish tip which has towered over homes in Brierley Hill, in the West Midlands, for the last six years.

At its height it reached 42ft (13m).

The boss of the recycling firm responsible was jailed during the lengthy legal battle to get it removed.

Now, the Environment Agency is working with the current owners to clear the site.

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  • 13 Jan 2016