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Thieves strike FOURTEEN times in same Sutton Coldfield neighbourhood 

15 Dec

A number of burglaries, car thefts and car break-ins were reported in the Four Oaks area in November...


Watch: Masked robbers target Erdington Halifax in dramatic ram-raid 

15 Dec

A resident captured the robbery on camera through her window this morning...


Wanted: Police issue photos of rush robbery suspects after victims attacked in own homes 

15 Dec

Travellers Jimmy Connors and Tom Ward suspected of being involved in house raids where jewellery stolen...


These National Express bus services are STILL being diverted due to ice 

15 Dec

As rush hour approaches, several buses are still being diverted...


Paedophile sent naked pictures to ‘schoolgirl’ – who was actually an undercover COP 

15 Dec

He wanted to meet teen for sex and bondage while her mum was out...


Parents fuming at state of icy pavements outside primary schools in Walsall 

15 Dec

Councillor Doug James received more than 65 complaints from parents at the state of walkways outside schools in Walsall...


‘Relay’ gadgets used to steal cars in SECONDS seized for first time after dramatic police chase 

15 Dec

West Midlands Police have recovered what is believed to be the first car crime equipment in the country...


Chloe Ayling ‘kidnap’: Man accused goes on trial in Italy 

15 Dec

Lukasz Pawel Herba is charged over the July kidnapping of Chloe Ayling...


Police RAID homes of Alum Rock and Bordesley Green dealers in HUGE drugs crackdown 

15 Dec

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of cash, mobile phones and drugs have been seized from the neighbourhood...


This is why Birmingham’s roads were NOT gritted overnight 

15 Dec

Drivers fume amid claims main routes like 'ice rinks...


Full list of National Express bus service diversions due to icy roads 

15 Dec

Services are still being diverted as a result of the weather...


Dying OAP writes to the Queen – and gets reply two days after she passed away 

15 Dec

Norma Broadhurst was even nicknamed Queenie...


Trucker jailed for killing man as he watched PORN at the wheel 

15 Dec

Felix Gillon threw away phone to dispose of evidence...


New lease of life for leisure centre? 

15 Dec

Willenhall Leisure Centre was closed amid a raft of council cuts seven years ago, with bosses at the time saying that statistically, the Bath Street site had been the worst performing in the Walsall borough in terms of visitors numbers...


Teenager Damilola Johnson GUILTY of murdering ‘trusting’ stab victim during bungled break-in 

14 Dec

Simon Johnson was left to die on his landing...


Killer lorry driver Felix Gillon was watching porn 

14 Dec

Felix Gillon is jailed for causing the death of another driver while watching porn on the M69.


Drone-smuggling prison gang member blows a KISS as she’s jailed 

14 Dec

Yvonne Hay laughs at the law as she begins sentence...


Is your child’s school missing reading, writing and maths standards? Here’s the list 

14 Dec

More than 70 across West Midlands miss minimum standards...


£10k reward after tragic great-grandad dies following brutal robbery 

14 Dec

Widower died in hospital following house raid...


Patient ‘felt violated’ after surgeon branded his initials on her liver 

14 Dec

Simon Bramhall admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday...


You only have two weeks to get this big saving on your NX West Midlands bus pass for 2018 

14 Dec

National Express West Midlands are offering a saving on bus passes this month ahead of 2018...


Firefighters rescue horse from SWIMMING POOL 

14 Dec

Horse was left standing in freezing waters...


Ex-West Brom youth trains with Wolves to boost Lambs hopes 

14 Dec

Dan Jezeph is looking to win his place back at Tamworth...


Harrowing video of dirt bike ploughing into girl that her family wants you to see 

14 Dec

Jessica Chisnall was 15 when she was hit by an off-road bike which mounted the pavement...


Fed up residents call for action as lorries flood narrow country lanes in Walsall 

14 Dec

Valerie Vaz MP will meet with concerned residents to discuss a number of accidents...


Moves to ban anti-abortion protesters in Birmingham backed by council 

14 Dec

Buffer zone could be created around Edgbaston clinic to stop vigils by pro-life group...


Sex offences by children under TEN soar 

13 Dec

The number of recorded offences in the region has risen from 140 between 2012 and 2013 to 217 in the last financial year...


Relatives pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ grandfather killed in crash as he walked home 

13 Dec

Lloyd Reeves was crossing the A34 Walsall Road when the collision happened at around 12.25am on December 10...


Peaky Blinders-style Tommy gun and AK47 part of HUGE firearms haul handed in to police 

13 Dec

Ammunition, silencers and air weapons were also given in to police in two-week long amnesty...


Brave mixed martial arts fighter helped police officer restrain ‘dangerous criminal’ 

13 Dec

Abu Khauteeb rushed in to assist an officer who had tried to single-handedly arrest a wanted man he had spotted in the street...


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Birmingham city centre apartment block plans scaled back 

27 Nov

Developers were forced back to drawing board before lodging application after being told 19-storey tower was unlikely to gain support from city...


Six three-bedroom houses on the market in Birmingham for under £150,000 – all near great schools 

25 Nov

With stamp duty scrapped, more first time buyers are expected to take their first step on the property ladder.


This amazing thatched dream house goes on the market for £1.95million 

25 Nov

The Arts and Crafts house is located in the charming Gloucestershire countryside.


New backer for £28m Jewellery Quarter regeneration 

23 Nov

Listed landlord Grainger acquires former enamelling factory site to convert it into 156 apartments...


This £3.2m home is up for sale with an garden INSIDE 

22 Nov

Developers of this futuristic eco-build on the outskirts of Knowle are anticipating offers from 3.2million, depending on final specification.


Plans unveiled for new city centre apartment complex 

21 Nov

Designs show how proposed new scheme near Hippodrome theatre will look as application is lodged with city council...


Wates wins £31m deal to develop 31-storey tower 

20 Nov

Construction group will continue its work at Broad Street apartment complex...


Eight things first time buyers MUST know before getting on the property ladder 

17 Nov

There's loads of jargon that'll get thrown at you when you're buying your first house, and everyone will have an opinion on how you should approach it.


Lorraine Kelly’s stunning seven-bed Scottish mansion on sale for £825k 

15 Nov

The TV host has put the staggering property on the market - and it could be right up you street...


Millennials should stop buying sandwiches if they want to afford a house, says estate agent 

15 Nov

Analysis reckons millennials could save 2,500 a year by swapping sandwiches and salads for home-made, pre-prepared food...


This cool house has a bakery in the garden, and it’s on the market for less than £190,000 

13 Nov

The two bedroom terrace is less than a mile away from Bournville train station...


The history of the Jewellery Quarter’s most lavish apartment buildings 

13 Nov

With busy bars, cool cafs, independent retailers and a thriving community, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most desirable postcodes for buyers looking to balance city life with a chilled and charming village vibe.


Give up the nine-to-five grind and buy this Midland caravan park 

13 Nov

Highly rated site Cuckoo's Corner in Moreton on Lugg has gone on the market for only the second time in 28 years.


Edgbaston mansion with a swimming pool in the KITCHEN is still on market 

10 Nov

This ten bedroom property has a rather conveniently placed pool...


This £315,000 house is being sold for just £1 

10 Nov

Shabbir Ahmed's refurbished bungalow will be given, mortgage free, to a lucky winner...


New plans revealed for 21-storey canalside apartment complex 

9 Nov

Housebuilding group Berkeley has brought forward proposals to regenerate industrial site to create more than 400 new flats...


The secret to succes in buying Birmingham city centre property 

8 Nov

An estate agents guide to buying a property in the city centre...


This £1.25m home has a tiny replica of ITSELF in the garden 

6 Nov

Harwood House in Hagley is on the market for 1,250,000, but you get two houses for your money.


How first time buyer got on the property ladder WITHOUT his own deposit 

5 Nov

IT worker's parents acted as guarantors, getting their deposit back after three years, with interest.


Plush apartment on sale with one of the best views in Birmingham 

5 Nov

The three bedroom apartment forms part of Little Aston Hall, a fine Georgian house constructed in 1730...


Former Aston Villa star Stephen Ireland’s mansion goes on sale for £4m 

2 Nov

Stephen Ireland, currently at Stoke City, has put his six-bed mansion on the market...


Found the missing EuroMillions ticket? Here are the dream houses you could buy with your winnings 

30 Oct

The millionaire still hasn't come forward to claim their fortune...


Exclusive sneak peek around lavish Red House apartment in Great Barr 

6 Oct

The Red House development is due to be completed before Christmas...


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