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Dudley residents have just three weeks to register for an energy auction that could save them hundreds of pounds on their bills.

More than 5,000 people have registered with the Big Switch campaign since it began and been given the chance to cut around £300 off their fuel bills.

The more people who register for the auction, the better the deal offered by energy companies. The last auction, which closed in October, attracted nearly 800 people and 98 percent were able to make significant savings.

A fly-tipper landed a £430 court bill after being caught red handed on CCTV dumping rubbish in Halesowen.

James Kirkwood was spotted on CCTV dumping the rubbish on land off Beecher Road East.

CCTV footage showed the 51-year-old leaving black bags and household waste in March this year. The rubbish was also traced back to his address.

Excitement is building at the Black Country Living Museum as the venue prepares itself for the return of hit drama Peaky Blinders.

Props have been parachuted into the Dudley museum ahead of the imminent start of filming for the third series of the hit BBC Two show. Cillian Murphy will appear again as Tommy Shelby, head of the family and leader of the notorious Birmingham gang known as the Peaky Blinders.

Dudley MP Ian Austin has joined a new Parliamentary group on sight loss to promote the work of the Beacon Centre for the Blind.

The Eye Health and Visual Impairment All-Party Parliamentary Group works to inform MPs about treatment and support for people suffering from sight loss and blindness.

Austin has joined the group to help promote the Beacon Centre for the Blind in Sedgley that provides specialist services and support for people with visual impairment.