A HOLIDAYMAKER who claimed a hotel's poor hygiene and "under-cooked, pink chicken" gave her food poisoning has had a legal bid thrown out by a judge.

Marissa McLean, from Redditch, alleged she fell sick with "nausea and diarrhoea" during an all-inclusive Thomas Cook holiday to Egypt's sun-soaked Sharm-el-Sheikh resort.

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

A LONG-awaited multi-million pound revamp of three blocks of flats in Oldbury is set to get underway this month.

Sandwell Council has appointed partnership housing company Lovell to carry out the £9.7 million improvement programme on the Harry Price, Hackwood and Wallace high rise houses on the Lion Farm Estate.

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

A BUS service in Kidderminster looks set for the axe after passenger numbers have plummeted in recent months.

Diamond Buses said they are facing a difficult decision on whether to cut the No 1 Kidderminster route after the number of people using the service has declined.

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

A KINGSWINFORD dance teacher has been left "devastated" at having to move her school after more than 50 years at a village church after a disagreement with the minister over safeguarding policies.

Olga Gwynn has been running The Gwynn School of Stage and Ballet Dancing from Kingswinford Methodist Church for 51 years and she has delighted in seeing a host of star pupils gain places at top dance schools and ballet companies over the years.

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

AN APPEAL for witnesses has been launched after a driver 'deliberately' drove his car into the back of another after an altercation.

The collision between a white BMW and a small grey Volkswagen took place on Lea End Lane, in Alvechurch, at around 8am on Thursday, August 10. 

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

AN inspirational Dudley dad is going the extra mile to say thank you to the charity that continues to support his family through heartbreak.

Amjid Mehmood is preparing to take part in the Great Birmingham Half Marathon on October 15 to raise funds for Acorn Children's Hospice.

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