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

A Dudley man has been jailed for 20 weeks for ignoring a driving ban.

Craig Terrence Stanway, aged 32, of Wellington Road, was caught driving while disqualified on July 14 and November 8.

He was also sentenced for driving without insurance on July 19 and November 8, damaging a police vehicle in Tipton on November 8 and stealing items, including ladders, in Wombourne on November 15.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and must pay compensation of £80 and a £115 victim surcharge.

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A Dudley trucker who caused devastating injuries to a father-of-two after ploughing into the back of a car on the M6 has been jailed.

Andrew Hallbrook failed to slow down as he approached the tailback and crashed his HGV into the back of Martin Brannigan’s Vauxhall Insignia.

The car was pushed under the trailer of a flatbed lorry in front with such force that the lorry hit another car and forced it into a fifth vehicle.

The horrific pile-up, which happened between junctions 3 and 2 of the M6 southbound in March, left Mr Brannigan paralysed from the shoulders down, Warwick Crown Court was told.

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There were celebrations in Quarry Bank when the town's much-missed Post Office was officially re-opened - nearly a decade after it was closed.

Residents turned out in force for the launch of the new facility - which is located inside Costcutter in the High Street.

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A new chief executive has been named at Worcestershire County Council.

Paul Robinson will take up the role in the spring, subject to approval at a meeting of the full council on Thursday, December 7.

Mr Robinson has held senior positions at a number of local authorities and has been the chief executive of Derby City Council since 2015.

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Two 300 plus seat theatres have been unveiled at the official opening of Bromsgrove School’s new performing arts complex.

The complex includes the new Cobham Theatre and Routh Concert Hall, a large drama studio, and a suite of new music classrooms, recording studios, and practice rooms.

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An appeal has been launched to find a missing teenager from Redditch.

Deniz Palali was reported missing on Saturday December 2, but has not been seen or heard from since.

The 14-year-old is described as around 4ft 11in tall, of slight build, with very long dark brown hair and brown eyes.

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