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Drug dealer handed £150k damages over Kevin Nunes murder probe has £35k seized by police 

21 Feb 18

Antonio Christie previously repaid just 1 of drugs money…


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MP attacked and robbed by six muggers as he returns home from Parliament 

21 Feb 18

Black Country MP Adrian Bailey suffered bumps and bruises in robbery, and says it shows the need for more police on the streets…


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Brave victim of Matthew Falder reveals torment: ‘It was messages every day, it felt like forever” 

19 Feb 18

Young woman was blackmailed into eating dog food and other depraved acts…


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Moment evil dark web paedophile Matthew Falder is arrested and says: ‘What am I supposed to have done?’ 

19 Feb 18

Former Birmingham University graduate called himself evilmind and 666devil during years of horrific online offending…


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Elderly victim turns crimefighter to catch fraudsters in police sting 

19 Feb 18

The 92-year-old was was conned out of 60,000 by Zohaib Khalid and Mohammed Irfan Butt…


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Residents hunting burglars on Handsworth Wood’s streets at night after police cuts 

18 Feb 18

Crimefighters band together following spate of burglaries…


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‘This is a seven-decade love story. They make films out of this kind of tale.’ 

18 Feb 18

Couple who dated as teenagers finally get married – aged 89…


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Hunt for knife attacker after teen brutally stabbed in Walsall 

17 Feb 18

Emergency services were called to Lichfield Road at 10am today…


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MPs vow to fight police station closures after West Midlands Police Commissioner says 24 will go 

16 Feb 18

MPs launch campaigns against police station closures – but Tories and Labour blame each other for the cuts…


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Police station sell-off: 24 buildings to be axed to save force £5 million a year 

16 Feb 18

Police commissioner says force will retain ten public stations…


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How tragedy saw community hero steer youngsters away from gangs, knives and crime 

16 Feb 18

Mohammed Zafran channeled his grief into steering kids away from gangs…


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Tamworth face massive six-pointer with AFC Telford 

15 Feb 18

The Lambs have lost two on the bounce…


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Officers who took two days to find murder victim’s body cleared by police watchdog 

14 Feb 18

Zafran Nawaz – who was stabbed 120 times – dialled 999 himself…


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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell found guilty of more child sexual abuse 

13 Feb 18

The five men and six women on the jury were sent out to continue considering their verdicts at 10.20am on Tuesday…


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Court told doctor sexually assaulted five female patients in ten days 

13 Feb 18

Dr Amirul Haque denies five counts of assault…


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Disability worker dragged from BMW in traumatic knifepoint carjacking 

13 Feb 18

24-year-old was dropping her friend home when they were threatened with a blade and metal crowbar…


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Top Tory says: ‘I’m a Freemason – and we don’t topple Governments or fake moon landings’ 

13 Feb 18

Gary Sambrook on ‘whispering, stigma and discrimination…


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Warning over WhatsApp scam offering ‘free Adidas trainers’ 

13 Feb 18

Fraudsters offering the recipient one of 3,000 pairs of free trainers in exchange for the completion of a survey…


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Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after six-week-old baby found dead 

13 Feb 18

Officers and paramedics were called to Defender Road, Southampton…


Local news
Life-extending cancer drug approved for NHS use – but not in England 

12 Feb 18

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) approved pembrolizumab…


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F-15 fighter jets on training exercise caused ‘contrail’ excitement high above the Midlands 

12 Feb 18

US jets were heading from RAF Lakenheath to the ‘Mach Loop’ in Wales…


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Uncle accused of murdering Jasmine Forrester, 11, appears in court 

12 Feb 18

Delroy Forrester, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, is accused of killing his niece…


Local news
13 things your partner can never do to you by law 

12 Feb 18

However, prosecutions as a result of psychological abuse are still woefully low…


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Crooked car salesman Adam Lamb who cheated customers out of £100k is ordered to pay back just £10 

12 Feb 18

Lichfield gambling addict threatened to get people to break your legs if victim went to police…


Local news
James Bulger petition to be considered for parliament debate 

12 Feb 18

The campaign, supported by the murdered toddler’s mother, calls for a public inquiry into Jon Venables’s time in the prison system…


Local news
Millions of arthritis sufferers to benefit from ‘miracle jab’ – and it may save the NHS billions 

12 Feb 18

Arthritis sufferers across the country are set to potentially benefit from the jab…


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Broad Street revellers to get their illegal drugs tested by police to save lives 

12 Feb 18

West Midlands Police Commissioner David Jamieson announces plan to cut admissions to hospital from poisoned or contaminated drugs…


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Ian Huntley says he’s sorry for killing Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in secret jail recordings 

12 Feb 18

Huntley, 44, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing the girls…


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David Walliams and kidnapped model Chloe Ayling ‘secretly dating’ 

12 Feb 18

The Little Britain creator has intrigued Chloe by liking a number of her racy social media uploads…


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HMRC issue urgent warning to supermarkets over iTunes scam conning people out of thousands 

12 Feb 18

It said there have been reassuring reports of supermarket staff helping to keep their customers safe…


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Manhunt underway after teenager stabbed near New Street Station 

11 Feb 18

Police say argument broke out leading to 16-year-old injuries in ‘serious’ incident…


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Jeweller hit on head with machete as armed robbers storm shop in broad daylight 

10 Feb 18

Shocking footage shows masked men smashing through security barred door of Dudley jewellers…


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Attempted murder investigation launched after girl, 11, seriously injured in Wolverhampton stabbing 

9 Feb 18

Police were called to Kent Road just before 1am this morning (9 Feb) after a neighbour heard a disturbance…


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The four infamous criminals given lifelong anonymity like James Bulger killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 

9 Feb 18

Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of two-year-old James…


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These are the foods which may cause breast cancer to spread 

8 Feb 18

Foods rich in the amino acid asparagine include dairy products, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, asparagus, beans, nuts, seeds, soy and whole grains…


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Watch: Man is felled by one punch outside popular Broad Street nightspot 

8 Feb 18

Police investigating the shocking attack outside the Brasshouse pub release harrowing footage…


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Police launch manhunt after knifepoint sex attack in Solihull park 

8 Feb 18

The 26-year-old victim was attacked as she walked through Babbs Mill Recreation Ground on Sunday…


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The cheapest unleaded petrol prices in Birmingham right now, and where to find them 

8 Feb 18

Where is the cheapest petrol in Birmingham? See our map of the five cheapest places to get unleaded within a 10 mile radius of Birmingham city centre…


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This dietitian just confirmed pizza is healthier than cereal for breakfast 

7 Feb 18

Whether you like doughier numbers of thin Italian crusts, cold pizza is something we can all savour.


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Police release footage of ‘suspicious’ man trying car doors in Boldmere 

7 Feb 18

The man was spotted trying car handles in Boldmere in the early hours…


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Chloe Ayling suffered ‘brutal violence during kidnapping’, Italian court told 

7 Feb 18

Police opened testimony in the trial of Lukasz Pawel Herba…


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Rogue surgeon Ian Paterson inquiry wants to hear from patients and their families 

7 Feb 18

The inquiry was announced by Government in December…


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MP says confidence in West Midlands Police is ‘at an all-time low’ as funding is frozen 

7 Feb 18

Years of funding cuts mean West Midlands residents just don’t trust the police to protect them any more, the Government is tol…


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Paedophile Matthew Falder blackmailed victim into eating dog food 

7 Feb 18

Cambridge graduate highly manipulative and made children, young men and women photograph themselves…


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James Bulger’s mother hits out as Jon Venables locked up again over child porn images 

7 Feb 18

Jon Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap…


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Armed police surround house in Acocks Green in gun alert 

7 Feb 18

Cordon in place amid reports of weapons inside house…


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Bishop Vesey pub in Sutton Coldfield to close for months for new rooftop beer garden rebuild 

5 Feb 18

The popular Boldmere Road pub will reopen in May with a new rooftop terrace…


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Teen ‘terrorist’ from Sutton Coldfield remanded after alleged breach of bail conditions 

5 Feb 18

The 16-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of distributing terrorist publications…


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Selfless surrogate gives birth to Solihull couple’s twins after seven rounds of IVF 

5 Feb 18

Elouise King and husband Paul underwent seven failed rounds of IVF treatment…


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How to spot the symptoms of Scarlet Fever as infections reach highest levels in UK since 1960s 

4 Feb 18

With the number of cases of scarlet fever rising, parents are being urged to be aware of the symptoms…







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