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

Family and friends of Ryan Passey have been remembering the popular Stourbridge footballer on the anniversary of his tragic death.

The 24-year-old talented centre midfielder, who played for a host of borough clubs, was stabbed to death in Chicago’s nightspot on August 6 last year.

Twelve months on and the club has since vacated its Ryemarket spot - but pictures of Ryan continue to adorn the building; and to mark the first anniversary of his untimely passing relatives and friends have been leaving floral tributes and candles at the scene once again.

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Emotional tributes have been paid to a "funny and kind hearted" Netherton schoolboy who died after being rescued from the sea in Wales.

Hillcrest School and Community College student Blake Ward got into difficulty when he was in the water in Tywyn on Tuesday afternoon.

The 16-year-old was airlifted to Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital but the difficult decision to turn off his life support machine was made on Saturday (August 4).

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Volunteers throughout Halesowen’s community have been praised for their contribution to the town’s Britain in Bloom bid.

Halesowen is one of 76 community gardening groups battling it out in the final of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) contest, where the team are hoping to claim victory in the ‘Urban Community’ category.

Three RHS assessors visited the town last week to judge Halesowen in Bloom across a range of criteria that includes horticultural know-how, community engagement, efforts to bolster biodiversity and climate change adaptation.

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Most famously known and loved for their unforgettable and infectious hits like Good Enough, Indie band Dodgy were the fun-loving face of the 90s Britpop scene.

Featuring Redditch-born lead singer and bassist Nigel Clark, the band had a string of hits in the mid to late 90s, with their best-performing single Good Enough reaching number 4 in the UK Singles Chart in 1996.

Now more than 20 years on from their assault on the charts, the band are ready to perform at a brand new festival, Cool Britannia, in Knebworth, and have plans for a new album.

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Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment a child on a bike ploughs in front of a car on a busy 60mph road in Bromsgrove, narrowly avoiding a crash.

The clip shows two children crossing the A38 on their bikes at around 5pm on Sunday, August 5, before a third child pulls out in front of a car, which managed to stop just in time.

Driver Robert Allen, Group Commander for the Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue, who recorded the clip, posted the video on Twitter to highlight the importance of road safety.

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Poachers may have killed more than 20 deer, while others could still be roaming around injured, on farmland near Bewdley.

A distraught conservationist has revealed baby deer as young as three or four weeks old and a pregnant doe are among the animals which were shot at the weekend.

Initially it was reported that 15 animals had died.

But now Ed Brown, chairman of the Wyre Forest Deer Management Society, who helped recover the carcasses of 15 deer which had been shot on farmland near Kinlet, Bewdley says a gang of poachers could have “potentially killed at least 20”.

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