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The six ingenious methods burglars are using to break into your home 

18 Sep 18

Most burglary techniques seem to consist of a good plan and timing…


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Sick thugs steal four geese and break their wings 

18 Sep 18

Officers were called to Bordesley Green where they found the injured birds with torn wings…


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Father of schoolgirl Mylee Billingham to stand trial accused of her murder 

18 Sep 18

William Billingham, 55, denies the charge and second allegation of threatening to kill child’s mother…


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Watch: Beaten traffic warden speaks out after Alum Rock robbery and says ‘I forgive my attackers’ 

17 Sep 18

Warden Charlie gave interview to Bearded Bros about brutal street attack…


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Cowboy builder leaves disabled couple’s garden ‘looking like construction site’ – and now they’re unable to buy Christmas presents 

17 Sep 18

Darren Woodley, of Meadow Lane, Newhall, Swadlincote, has heartbreakingly stopped the disable victim buying Christmas presents…


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Inside Katie Hopkins’s £950,000 mansion as she faces crippling debts 

16 Sep 18

Monroe, a campaigner against the rise of UK poverty, previously sued the controversial commentator over two defamatory tweets…


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Police arrest 19-year-old after traffic warden beaten and robbed in Alum Rock 

16 Sep 18

Teenager arrested on suspicion of robbery after handing himself in at police station…


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Juror in Carl Bridgewater murder case claims he was threatened by convicted killer Bert Spencer 

16 Sep 18

Tim OMalley claims he received menacing phonecall over unsolved Carl Bridgewater case…


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Call to fit traffic wardens with bodycams after brutal Alum Rock attack by thugs 

15 Sep 18

Cllr Majid Mahmood hit out at the ‘mindless pack of thugs’ who are being hunted by West Midlands Police…


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Four men arrested for attempted murder after shotgun fired in Oldbury street 

15 Sep 18

Police were called to reports a shotgun was fired in Fisher Road at around 3pm yesterday…


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Violent thug Rickardo Wilson jailed for killing ex-lover after she left him 

14 Sep 18

He lured Claire Harris back to home but attacked her and left body on the floor…


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Primary school headteacher who admitted making indecent images of a child escapes jail 

14 Sep 18

The teacher, who is currently suspended, must also sign the sex offenders’ register for five years…


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New sentence for man who created 26,000-tonne waste mountain 

13 Sep 18

John Bruce caused misery for residents as several high-risk fires were lit…


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Three arrested over Bewdley deer massacre which saw 18 shot dead 

13 Sep 18

They were detained in early-morning swoops…


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Monkeypox warning as potentially deadly disease spreads ‘via bedding and towels’ 

13 Sep 18

The first ever case of the disease in the country was reported at the weekend…


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How to find out if you could get all your NHS prescriptions for free 

13 Sep 18

It usually takes 3minutes to check…


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Convicted sex beast Farhang Wali on the run from police 

13 Sep 18

Farhang Wali – who previously lived in Tipton and Smethwick – was found guilty at trial…


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Burglar jailed for Jewellery Quarter luxury apartment raids which netted him £100k in property 

12 Sep 18

Craig Reid, 37, kicked open front doors to steal designer goods and keys to brand new Audis…


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Sex-obsessed Charlotte Teeling murderer Richard Bailey facing life in prison 

12 Sep 18

Jurors deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before unanimously convicting Richard Bailey of the murder of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling…


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Callous killer Leroy Campbell told probation staff he might rape again weeks before murdering nurse 

12 Sep 18

At the time of the attack, he was subject to supervision in the community having been released from prison four months earlier…


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Police are failing the public because of funding cuts – and the West Midlands has bigger cuts than other forces 

11 Sep 18

West Midlands Police is unfairly hit by a system which means it suffers bigger cuts than other forces, official watchdog the National Audit Office warns…


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Dealer who concealed drugs up his bottom is jailed 

11 Sep 18

Traffic officer noticed a wrap poking from Mohammed Rahman’s rear after they stopped him just off the M6…


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What living next door to sex-crazed killer Richard Bailey was like 

10 Sep 18

Neighbours of murderer who strangled victim Charlotte Teeling speak out…


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Watch: Tragic Charlotte Teeling walking off hand in hand with murderer 

10 Sep 18

Tragic mum of two is filmed walking in to the Select and Save supermarket and meeting Richard Bailey…


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Thug waves knife at schoolboy and takes £350 Carrera mountain bike in Great Barr 

10 Sep 18

The 16-year-old victim was set upon inside Turnberry Park off Beeches Road…


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Britain’s 27 most wanted people the National Crime Agency are searching for 

10 Sep 18

The 27, all of whom are from the UK, are wanted by police…


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Man arrested over hit and run which left police woman in hospital 

10 Sep 18

Police officer suffered serious head injury, broken ribs and a punctured lung…


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Travel agent plundered £35,000 from business and fled to Dubai 

10 Sep 18

Andre Whyte had gambling habit and falsified computer records…


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Burglar drank 24 bottles of bud, jagermeister, and tried to escape on bicycle 

10 Sep 18

Jy Kennedy had stolen a TV because he was ‘bored’ after being released from prison…


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Laughing bus sex attacker preyed on lone women jailed 

9 Sep 18

Kamran Ali grabbed his victims including one on the number 76…


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Man stabbed in neck during late night argument in street over moped 

8 Sep 18

Lots of neighbours said to be out on the street when the incident happened…


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Businessman sentenced over fake Tag Heuer, Michael Kors, Chanel and Louis Vuitton items 

8 Sep 18

Harpreet Singh Chawla, 46 amassed counterfeit designer watches, sunglasses and headphones…


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Woman dragged from VW Golf as husband smashed with bat in horror gang carjacking 

7 Sep 18

The frightening attack happened in Summerfields Avenue, Halesowen…


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Children ‘resigned to life of knife crime’ – and expert says its an illness 

7 Sep 18

John Poyton, chief executive officer of Redthread believes violence needs to be treated like an illness…


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The jobs you can apply for at West Midlands Police after Ross Kemp ITV documentary 

7 Sep 18

His one-off ITV documentary, Ross Kemp and the Armed Police, was a no-holds barred look at guns as part of ITV’s Crime Punishment season…


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Driver paid man £300 – so he could dodge £100 speeding fine 

7 Sep 18

Police ‘baffled’ by his bid to avoid low-level punishment…


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Kevin Spacey’s House Of Cards character officially dead, trailer reveals 

7 Sep 18

The Hollywood star, 59, who played US president Francis Underwood, was sacked from the Netflix show…


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Ross Kemp speaks out over reaction to ITV armed police documentary 

7 Sep 18

His one-off ITV documentary, Ross Kemp and the Armed Police, was a no-holds barred look at guns as part of ITV’s Crime Punishment season…


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CCTV of Russian suspects behind Novichok poisoning revealed – but people are spotting a big problem 

7 Sep 18

Two Russian nationals have been identified as suspects over the Salisbury nerve agent attack…


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Four police officers injured in just 24 hours of shocking violence 

7 Sep 18

In the latest incident, a policewoman was left for dead in a hit-and-run…


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Our supporters drive us forward in our quest for truth behind the pub bombings – campaigners 

7 Sep 18

Fundraising from football fans continues to add coffers for legal battle…


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Presidential candidate in Brazil Jair Bolsonaro stabbed at rally 

7 Sep 18

The first round of Brazil’s presidential election is October 7…


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Conor McGregor’s eerie warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC fight 

6 Sep 18

UFC 229 will see the return of the Notorious as he enters the cage for the first time in two years…


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Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer battle sparks surge in NHS referrals 

5 Sep 18

Matthew Swindells, national director for operations and information at NHS England, said there had been an extraordinary spike in demand in recent months…


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How police smashed deadly gun gang led by ringleader ‘Mad Dog’ and girlfriend 

5 Sep 18

Father-of-nine Carlington Grant brought the harmless pistols from France and converted them into lethal weapons…


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Revealed: The luxury gangster lifestyle of gun dealer ‘Mad Dog’ and beach-loving girlfriend 

5 Sep 18

Father-of-nine Carlington Grant and Khiana Lewis enjoyed the high life after selling converted pistols to criminals…


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Husband Chris Watts who sobbed on TV about missing pregnant wife and daughters before confessing to murder ‘on suicide watch’ 

5 Sep 18

Chris Watts was reportedly arrested in August after confessing to killing his wife Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella, four, and three-year-old Celeste…


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The number of new HIV cases in the West Midlands has plummeted 

5 Sep 18

Some 327 people were diagnosed with the virus in 2017, according to public health figures released today…


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Man appears in court charged with murdering ex-partner and her mother 

4 Sep 18

Janbaz Tarin is expected to face trial in March next year…


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Misogyny could become a hate crime – here’s what MPs are voting on 

4 Sep 18

Labour MP Stella Creasy is seeking an amendment to new anti-voyeurism legislation…







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