TWO women have been taken to hospital with potentially "life changing" injuries following a serious crash in Shenstone, near Kidderminster.

Emergency services crews were called to reports of a two car crash on the A450, Worcester Road - between Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel and the Granary Hotel and Restaurant - at around 11.30am on Wednesday morning (December 6).

To read the full story, visit the Kidderminster Shuttle website, here.

A REDDITCH woman who spent an agonising two weeks "starving" before her husbands eyes at the Alexandra Hospital while waiting for a bed elsewhere has finally been moved.

Nicola Cross had been stuck in a bed, at the Alex Hospital, unable to eat or even drink water for the last two weeks waiting for a free bed at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

To read the full story, visit the Redditch Advertiser website, here.

THE owner of Merry Hill shopping centre has been bought in a £3.4billion takeover by the owners of Birmingham’s Bull Ring.

Intu has been taken over by Hammerson, which also owns Grand Central in the city and is currently developing a new shopping centre in Oldbury. The deal, which values Intu shares at around 253.9p will create Britain’s biggest property company worth around £21bn.

To read the full story, visit the Stourbridge News website, here.

THE new Miller and Carter is set to open in Bromsgrove today – and the Advertiser has been given a sneak peek inside ahead of its big launch.

The steakhouse, which replaces the popular Toby Carvery on the Birmingham Road, Marlbrook, opens at midday today (December 7) after a near £500,000 revamp.

To read the full story, visit the Bromsgrove Advertiser website, here.

ANGRY Cradley Town chairman Trevor Thomas has slammed Dudley Council - accusing the authority of trying to block proposals for a multi-million pound sports development.

Mr Thomas has drawn up plans to turn the Beeches View Avenue site – most of which is currently wasteland – into a state-of-the-art youth training facility for community use.

To read the full story, visit the Halesowen News website, here.

A BLACK Country couple who spent Christmas in hospital with their premature baby hope to spread festive cheer to families in the same situation.

Jennie and Wayne Little's daughter Daisy-Mae was born 103 days early, weighing less than a bag of sugar. They were told she may not survive but thanks to the care of staff at Russells Halland New Cross hospitals, the plucky tot pulled through and celebrated her fourth birthday this week.

To read the full story, visit the Dudley News website, here.