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

Readers have been sending in their pics of the eerie red sun which was seen shining down across the Black Country this morning.

Members of the public took to Facebook with their pictures and comments about the phenomenon, with some questioning whether the Apocalypse was coming and others thinking the moon had stayed out too late and was glowing red!

According to the Met Office, the strange glowing red sun was caused by the winds of Storm Ophelia pulling up Saharan dust.

To see our picture gallery of some of the images captured click here.

A Stourbridge paranormal investigator is hoping to take supernatural exploration to a new level in a new TV show.

Jayne Harris, of HD Paranormal, is working with a team of experts including scientists, psychics, paranormal investigators and archaeologists on a brand new programme entitled Lost Legends.

Production for the show, which combines history, science and the supernatural, is set to get underway in January 2018.

To read more click here.

Shoppers may have thought the zombie apocalypse had started in Stourbridge yesterday (Sunday) when monstrous looking creatures swamped the town.

Scenes that would not have looked out of place in horror flick Return of the Living Dead unfolded in the High Street, Market Street and the Ryemarket shopping centre.

Figures resembling the undead were also seen clawing at the Stourbridge News offices.

To find out what it was all about click here.

Two men have been banned from licensed premises in Dudley as part of a civil injunction secured by West Midlands Police.

Daniel Davies, from Dudley, and Kyle Williams, from Yardley, are banned from associating with each other and entering anywhere that sells alcohol in certain parts of Dudley borough and Sandwell.

To read more click here.

A Dudley teenager who drove the wrong way down a dual carriageway to try and shake off pursuing police officer has been jailed.

Nathan Cook had been ordered to pull over in his Peugeot by the officers after they discovered the vehicle was not insured, said Howard Searle, prosecuting.

But the 18-year-old sped off and drove through two sets of red traffic lights and overtook a string of other vehicles as his "distressed" female passenger tried to get him to slow down.

Cook then drove onto the wrong side of the carriageway on the congested Birmingham New Road, forcing oncoming motorists to brake sharply to avoid being hit by the Peugeot.

To read the court report in full click here.

A driver deliberately mowed down and killed a Halesowen man after failing to hit him with his first attempt, a jury has been told.

Nidal Alboraiki, aged 21, ploughed into Benjamin Morse from behind catapulting him into the air and he shattered the windscreen of his Vauxhall Corsa before flying over the roof and hitting the road.

Mr Morse, a 36-year-old labourer, sustained serious head injuries and he died in hospital despite a desperate battle to save his life by medics.

To read more click here.

Council bosses are hoping to bring more empty homes in the Wyre Forest district back into use.

Wyre Forest District Council has recently updated its empty homes strategy and is highlighting what residents and homeowners can do to help during Empty Homes Week - running between October 16, and October 22.

To read more click here.

A mother from Wychbold bit a paramedic and headbutted a police officer in a drunken rage.

Marion Simms, aged 45, of Saxon Way, admitted three assaults when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday (October 12), despite not remembering committing the offences.

To read more click here.

Work is set to get underway on a brand new state-of-the-art £1.24m helipad at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The new raised helipad, next to Worcestershire Oncology Centre, will be closer to the accident and emergency department, enabling paramedics to transfer critically ill patients into the department more quickly, using electric trolleys, instead of an ambulance.

It is hoped that relocating the helipad from its current location on land adjacent to the staff car park will also help to ease traffic congestion, as cars driving around the site will not be disrupted when the Air Ambulance lands and takes off.

To read more click here.