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A MAN who died in a road traffic collision in Kingswinford on Monday morning (27 Feb) has been named as 56-year-old Geoffrey Harris from Dudley.

Officers were called to Stallings Lane at 5.03am after two cars, a blue Vauxhall Astra and a red Renault Megane, were in collision.

THIEVES have struck at a Walsall church taking valuable brass candlesticks, crucifixes and other religious items.

The theft, at St Josephs RC Church on the Yew Tree Estate, was discovered on Sunday morning (26 February) as the caretaker opened the church for Mass. A side wooden door had been forced and the church had been thoroughly searched, causing considerable damage.

Among the items stolen were a tabernacle, a chalice and a silver plated ciboria. Damage was also caused to nativity figurines, as the offenders searched for brass and other valuable metal.

Chris Kelly MP reminds local residents of the fast-approaching HMRC Self Assessment deadline of Tuesday 31 January

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs have launched an extensive advertising campaign to increase awareness of the 31 January 2012 deadline for Self Assessment tax returns.

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South, said: “HMRC have asked MPs to help remind residents of the 31 January Self Assessment deadline and to help make the public aware that they have introduced a new late-filing penalties regime. HMRC have told MPs that they want to collect the tax rather than issue penalties, but for those who miss the deadline they will be adopting a tougher approach. I urge people to do everything they can to file their returns before the deadline thus avoiding any penalties. You can log onto for more information and to submit your return.”

HMRC are already extensively publicising the 31 January deadline in the media to ensure as many people send in their returns on time as possible. The attached HMRC briefing also sets out the steps HMRC are taking directly with people to get them to file before the 31 January deadline and any penalties are activated