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More than 1,000 people tuned in online to watch councillors discuss controversial plans for a new mosque in Dudley.

A hearing was held over a £325,000 offer from the Dudley Muslim Association (DMA) to drop court action and allow it to press on with plans to build a new mosque on Hall Street.

Hundreds of people took the opportunity to view the decision-making process over what has been a huge issue in the town, and seen far-right groups arrive from outside to stage high-profile protests.


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