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Dead bodies exhibition: Doctors call for coroner inquest 

19 Jul 18

The organiser of the Birmingham display of more than 20 dead Chinese men calls concerns “fake news”.


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Man admits his wife’s Chelmsley Wood stab murder 

19 Jul 18

Arthur Stonehouse inflicted multiple stab wounds on Tracy.


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Car stolen with baby in the back 

19 Jul 18

An Audi with a four-week-old baby girl in the back is car-jacked in Birmingham, say police.


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Medicinal cannabis ‘should be available on prescription’ 

19 Jul 18

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.


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Woman awarded £100k after husband’s death mid-divorce 

19 Jul 18

Cathryn Craven argued she would have reconciled had her husband not been killed by a speeding driver.


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Men admit ‘knife to baby’s throat’ robbery in Coventry 

19 Jul 18

Joshua Juggan and Malik Ragnatt pleaded guilty to taking cash and jewellery from a Coventry house.


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Is there more crime in hot weather? 

19 Jul 18

Police forces are experiencing record numbers of 999 calls.


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Crash inquest opens into death of Wolverhampton motorcyclist 

18 Jul 18

Motorcyclist Kenneth Allen, 54, from Wolverhampton was killed in a crash with a car on the Isle of Man.


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Phyllis Nicklin: Views of Birmingham recaptured 50 years on 

18 Jul 18

A group of photographers recreate pictures taken by a university lecturer 50 years ago.


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Dozens of photographers recreate famous Birmingham images 

18 Jul 18

Seventy one photographers recreate famous views of the city.


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Man charged with murdering neighbour in Yardley Wood 

18 Jul 18

Reece Hipwood, 28, died on his way to hospital after being stabbed.


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Aston Villa: Conor Hourihane believes play-off final disappointment will inspire squad 

18 Jul 18

Aston Villa’s Conor Hourihane believes the squad will use their play-off final defeat as inspiration this season.


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Why is my taxi from another city? 

18 Jul 18

Many taxi drivers from around England say Wolverhampton council needs to tighten its licensing rules.


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Could a prime minister ever have a Brummie accent? 

18 Jul 18

What difference does a person’s accent make to getting on in politics…


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Coventry child rapist jailed over horrific abuse 

17 Jul 18

Joshua Potts was jailed after his half brother and their father were sentenced over the sex abuse case.


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Mum of autistic boy slams school for ‘abusive’ voicemail 

17 Jul 18

Leighanne Bromley was left “gobsmacked” by the expletive-laden message about autistic son Harley.


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Birmingham pub bombings: Coroner challenges inquest ruling 

17 Jul 18

The Court of Appeal is told there is a “most pressing need for a thorough investigation”.


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George Eliot Hospital nurse ‘claimed £50,000 in unearned wages’ 

17 Jul 18

A hospital says the fraud has let down its ‘honest and hard-working’ staff.


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Man in court over 86-year-old’s Small Heath stab death 

17 Jul 18

Madni Ahmed faces a charge of murdering Riasat Bi and a charge of attempting to murder a man, 18.


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Bears loan spinner Poysden to Yorkshire 

17 Jul 18

Yorkshire sign Warwickshire leg-spinner Josh Poysden on loan for the County Championship Roses game against Lancashire.


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Olton man dies in rush-hour hit-and-run crash 

17 Jul 18

The 46-year-old was struck as he walked on the pavement in Solihull.


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Millions to face hosepipe ban in north-west England 

17 Jul 18

The ban will affect people in north-west England but other firms say they have no plans to follow suit.


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Coventry child rapist Anthony Potts jailed with four others 

16 Jul 18

Anthony Potts was convicted of cruelty, assault and the rape of children aged two to 15.


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Murder charge over Small Heath stab death 

16 Jul 18

Madni Ahmed, 20, is also charged with the attempted murder of an 18-year-old.


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Anger over ‘abhorrent’ smell from Birmingham abattoir 

16 Jul 18

More complaints are made about an abattoir that was shut down in 2015.


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Teen in court over Wolverhampton ‘claw-hammer attack’ 

16 Jul 18

The 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and remanded at a youth detention facility .


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Safestyle UK: Window firm fined for ‘aggressive sales’ 

16 Jul 18

One man said he was told there would be “trouble” if he cancelled his contract with Safestyle UK.


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Family stuck in hotel weeks after house flooded 

16 Jul 18

Barry Frogatt, from Birmingham, says living in a hotel is “tearing” the family apart.


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Birmingham blogger fat-shamed by Instagram troll 

16 Jul 18

Emma Conway’s image of her in a swimming costume was photoshopped by a stranger online.


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Yardley Wood stab victim named as Reece Hipwood 

16 Jul 18

Reece Hipwood was found stabbed at an address in Birmingham in the early hours of Sunday.


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Eviction ‘paused’ after toddler death in Sarehole Mill 

16 Jul 18

A 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by a van in Billesley on Friday.


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Chris Stokes: Bury sign Coventry City left-back on free transfer 

16 Jul 18

League Two side Bury sign left-back Chris Stokes from Coventry City on a two-year deal.


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T20 Blast: Yorkshire Vikings end Worcestershire Rapids unbeaten start 

15 Jul 18

Yorkshire consign Worcestershire to their first T20 Blast defeat of the season with a 12-run win at New Road.


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Teen charged after Wolverhampton ‘claw-hammer’ attack 

15 Jul 18

The 17-year-old victim has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.


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Man dies and another injured in Yardley Wood stabbing 

15 Jul 18

Police said the men know each other, and they are not looking for anyone else after the incident.


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Two injured after shots fired at Wolverhampton pub 

15 Jul 18

Police said a man wearing a motorcycle helmet fired at the pub before leaving the scene in a car.


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WASPI women rally in Birmingham for pension rights 

14 Jul 18

Members of Women Against State Pension Inequality say some members will each lose thousands of pounds.


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James Chester: Aston Villa reject £5m Stoke City offer for Wales international defender 

14 Jul 18

Aston Villa have rejected a £5m bid for defender James Chester from Championship rivals Stoke City.


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Wolverhampton motorcyclist killed in M54 crash named 

14 Jul 18

Gordon Nutt, 68, from Wolverhampton died after a collision with a car on the motorway.


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‘Running man’ sought after Small Heath murder 

14 Jul 18

He was seen fleeing the road where Riasat Bi, 86, was found stabbed to death in her home.


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Sophie Baggaley: Bristol City Women bring in goalkeeper, as six sign new deals 

14 Jul 18

Bristol City Women sign Birmingham City Women goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley on a permanent deal.


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Toddler dies after van crash on parkland in Birmingham 

14 Jul 18

The 19-month-old boy died in hospital after being hit by the van before midday on Friday in Billesley.


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Raine hits century as Foxes beat Bears 

13 Jul 18

Worcestershire Rapids maintain their perfect T20 Blast start against Northamptonshire, but Sussex lose their 100% record.


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Toddler critical after van crash on parkland in Birmingham 

13 Jul 18

Two people are arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.


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Teenager attacked in Wolverhampton with ‘claw-hammer’ 

13 Jul 18

The 17-year-old boy has undergone emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.


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NHS video service receives ‘outstanding’ rating from CQC 

13 Jul 18

Birmingham patients are taking part in a pilot project where they book video consultations with a GP.


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Rui Patricio: Sporting Lisbon want £50m compensation for Wolves transfer 

13 Jul 18

Sporting Lisbon say they want 57 million euros (£50m) in compensation for Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio following his transfer to Wolves.


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Funeral for Warwickshire long-serving police officer 

13 Jul 18

Det Supt Adrian McGee, who died last month, led investigations in more than 400 cases.


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Sarbjit Kaur death: Husband denies wife’s murder 

13 Jul 18

Sarbjit Kaur was found dead at home in Rookery Lane in Penn, Wolverhampton.


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Murder arrest after woman, 86, stabbed in Small Heath 

13 Jul 18

The 20-year-old will be questioned when released from hospital, West Midlands Police said.







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