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A huge festival of commemoration that remembers the victims of war throughout the ages is being prepared in Dudley with a series of events.

Dudley Council is making preparations for a number of events to mark the period of remembrance in the borough.

It kicks off with Dudley Festival of Remembrance on Thursday November 6, where the Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir will be entertaining hundreds of people at Dudley Town Hall.

It includes a series of show-stopping songs, music from Phoenix West Midlands Brass and a guest appearance from singer Natasha Harper, from 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.

The company says the trend began in 2012, after a group of men, most of them of Pakistani origin, were given prison sentences for grooming vulnerable white girls from the town.

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The National Audit Office has been quietly investigating the subsidy deal for the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear plant for the past year, it emerged on Thursday.

In recent days both the Labour Party and the Commons Environmental Audit Committee have urged the spending watchdog to examine the deal, which commits consumers to pay up to £17bn in subsidies to developer EDF over a 35-year period.

But the NAO confirmed on Thursday night that an investigation was in fact already well underway.