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

Dudley's annual Remembrance Sunday parade and service has been described as a "complete shambles" by one disgruntled veteran.

Thousands of people turned up to pay their respects to the fallen at the Dudley Council led event, including Jacek Kieras, who served with the Army Catering Corps for 12 years.

The 67-year-old told the News he was disappointed that veterans were not placed at the front of the parade - which started at Top Church and went through the town centre to the cenotaph in Coronation Gardens - as they had been in previous years.

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Meanwhile hundreds of people turned out to remember the fallen at Remembrance Services across the Stourbridge area on Sunday.

Both Lye and Quarry Bank events saw around 200 people turn up at each to pay their respects to those killed in action, while fighting for their country.

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For more info and pictures from services in Halesowen and Sandwell click here.

And for news of Remembrance events in Bromsgrove area click here.

A Belbroughton councillor has told of her delight at collecting her MBE from Buckingham Palace.

Parish councillor Janice Boswell, who represented Clent and Belbroughton on Bromsgrove District Council for 15 years, took a trip to the palace to receive her Royal accolade after being awarded the honour in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

To read how Janice enjoyed her day and what she said to the Duke of Cambridge click here.

Further savings are required at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch after the trust that runs it recorded a deficit of £29 million in just six months - £5.5m higher than planned.

Financial pressures at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have been heightened after it was found to be “at risk of not delivering its agreed control total”.

The Trust is deep into its £42.7m deficit target for the financial year and requires “significant mitigating actions” to be “implemented at pace” to recover its financial position.

And it may seek to borrow more from the government to stem its difficulties.

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A drink driver from Brierley Hill has been banned from the roads for two years.

When Matthew Christopher Lawlor, aged 33, of Baxter Road, was caught behind the wheel in Brierley Hill on August 2, he had 96mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

He was given a 12 month community order and must carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

Lawlor must also pay a victim surcharge of £85 and £250.

To see who else has appeared before the courts in Dudley click here.

Dudley's police station is set to close as officers prepare to move to a new town centre base.

The town's police station will relocate to Dudley Council offices in St James's Road before Christmas.

The New Street station, which closed its front desk to the public in May last year, will then be put up for sale by West Midlands Police.

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A Stourport mum admitted drink driving with her daughter in the car, when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court.

Katie Jordan, aged 45, of Evergreen Way, drove to her ex-partner's home in Agatha Gardens, Fernhill Heath, near Worcester, at almost twice the alcohol limit as her daughter wanted to see her father.

The court heard that police were called to the address after hearing reports of "shouting and swearing" and they saw Jordan's daughter in the car.

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