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Could Morris really have wiped away all traces of his DNA and fingerprints? 

22 Oct

Could man convicted of shocking Clydach murders be victim of a miscarriage of justice...


LA police launch fresh Harvey Weinstein probe after sex assault claim 

21 Oct

According to the force, the alleged incident took place four years ago...


Transit van thefts nearly TRIPLE and thousands more targeted for valuables 

21 Oct

New figures reveal the extent of the problem West Midlands van owners are facing...


This is the law on having a bonfire and the nuisance it causes 

21 Oct

According to the government, there are no laws against having a bonfire - but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause...


Four sentenced over £700,000 Severn Trent Water property fraud 

21 Oct

The racket involved houses across the West Midlands...


Police shut down squalid Dudley property owned by ‘millionaire rogue landlord’ 

20 Oct

Run-down property in Wolverhampton Street was owned by crooked landlord Latif Rehman...


Uncle of Burger Bar Boys gang member intimidated juror outside court 

20 Oct

Taxi driver Abdul Ghafar approached the jury member outside Birmingham Crown Court...


Ex-boss of Birmingham Dogs Home and wife charged with fraud after police probe into ‘missing donations’ 

20 Oct

Simon Price, of Marston Green, charged with 11 offences of fraud by abuse of position and one money laundering offence...


Donald Trump gets UK crime figures in twist with ‘Islamic terror’ link blunder 

20 Oct

Many social media users were quick to point out Mr Trump's misinterpretation of the statistics...


Donald Trump slammed for ‘fearmongering’ over Islamic terror UK crime tweet 

20 Oct

Official figures, published on Thursday, show police forces in England and Wales had registered a total of 5.2 million offences in the year to June...


Wife of murder victim Giovanni Lewis in new appeal over husband’s brutal murder 

20 Oct

Key suspect still on the run a year after brutal crime...


Shocking photos show scene of devastation after staff injured in ‘violent’ coffee shop raid 

20 Oct

Blood was left splattered over the floor of the coffee shop after a screwdriver was used to wound staff...


West Midlands Police staff and PCSOs to get extra pay rise 

20 Oct

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said 3,758 personnel would benefit...


Four men jailed for burglaries across Tamworth 

20 Oct

The group attempted six burglaries in one night, stealing two cars worth nearly 50,000 combined...


Shocking crime figures reveal how robbery has rocketed by nearly a quarter 

20 Oct

New official figures, for the 12 months up to June 2016, reveal that overall crime has increased by 14 per cent across the West Midlands force area...


Police arrest 54 people as they recover heroin, cocaine and cash in ‘cuckooing’ raids 

19 Oct

Officers from five forces were involved in the crackdown on so called cuckooing...


The Entertainer is opening in Walsall – just in time for Christmas! 

19 Oct

The opening of the Walsall store will create nine new jobs for the town...


These are the ten best schools for GCSEs in the West Midlands 

19 Oct

Overall, 99% of pupils passed the English Baccalaureate including strong passes...


Man accused of infecting lovers with HIV ‘deliberately injured one during sex’ 

19 Oct

Daryll Rowe, 26, is accused of forcing the young complainant into rough sex...


Birmingham cabbie and baggage handlers plotted to smuggle cocaine through airport 

19 Oct

Gang now facing jail after being caught in plot to drive Class A drugs from Heathrow to Birmingham...


Bank customers ‘at risk’ from authorised payments scams 

19 Oct

They are sometimes duped despite being warned by their bank that it may be a scam...


Thug punched 90-year-old man to the floor in brutal Moseley carjacking 

19 Oct

Mohammed Subhan was one of three people who attacked the victim, punching him to the floor and leaving him with a bruise to his left eye and a cut to his finger...


Residents unhappy as 70 ‘historical trees’ to make way for new housing in Walsall 

19 Oct

Four large homes are set to be built on Erdington Road in Aldridge...


Watch: Robbers beat COFFEE SHOP staff with hammers and baseball bats 

19 Oct

The terrifying attack took place at Coffee Kup in the city centre...


Jail for violent sex offender as woman is grabbed by neck on train 

19 Oct

Mark Anthony Williams was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment after the harrowing attack on October 5...


Teenager in coma two months after brutal street attack in Aston 

19 Oct

Police release new images as sister of victim makes desperate plea for help...


Schoolboy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at Tamworth industrial estate 

19 Oct

Three Tamworth teens have also both arrested on suspicion of assault in the incident near McDonald's...


Reagan Asbury: Blame society, not the sport, for this terrible tragedy 

19 Oct

I am still struggling to understand how a teenage fan can attend an evening of boxing and not return to his loved ones.


Why norovirus sufferers MUST avoid preparing food for TWO days 

19 Oct

Pubic Health England (PHE) issued new advice on the highly contagious bug, which tends to peak in the winter months...


‘Cheapest’ flat in Birmingham sells – for more than DOUBLE asking price 

19 Oct

The studio flat with 15,000 guide price was snapped up at a Villa Park auction...


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Exclusive sneak peek around lavish Red House apartment in Great Barr 

6 Oct

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


Slug population explosion: How to deal with garden pest 

11 Jul

Wet summer weather has boosted slug populations even further, Hannah Stephenson discovers.


Housing market remains ‘fundamentally strong’ despite EU vote 

11 Jul

FIGURES from the nation's top housebuilder and the country's leading property website have revealed the underlying strength of the housing market, despite the gloomy predictions of some following the Brexit vote last month.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Modern three-bed detached in Tamworth… 

11 Jul

THERE'S an opportunity to acquire a recently-built detached house which is ideal for commuters, with great access to the M42 and A5.


OVERSEAS PROPERTY: What is the Costa Brexit for Brits? 

11 Jul

HOW will the UK's decision to leave the European Union affect the prospects of those looking to buy a property in countries like Spain? The head of Spain's leading property website believes there will be little change.


Fine selection of new Walmley homes now on the market 

11 Jul

THERE'S a fine selection of homes now on sale at Walmley Croft, Taylor Wimpey's new development in Walmley.


INTERIORS: Consider all options before buying tiling 

11 Jul

With so many different tiles on the market it's easy to find a look you can like and can afford - but make sure you consider all the options before you buy.


IN THE GARDEN: How to share your garden with your dog 

27 Jun

THE award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has three dogs two Spaniels, Honey and Arthur and a Japanese Chin called Nina none of whom have yet trashed his beautiful garden in the Cotswolds.


INTERIORS: Summer’s the time to choose colours that pack a punch 

27 Jun

EVEN if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights.


Sharp fall in buy-to-let lending across UK 

27 Jun

BUY-TO-LET lending for house purchase plunged by 85 per cent month-on-month in April as a stamp duty hike took effect, banks and building societies have reported.


Property of the Week: Cul-de-sac plot for modern Mile Oak… 

27 Jun

THIS modern, detached house offering great potential to be extended, subject to permissions, is for sale with no onward chain through agents Hunters.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: A detached in Dordon that’s simply stunning 

20 Jun

THIS stunning, modern detached home on a private gated development is for sale with Taylor Cole Estate Agents.


NEW HOMES: Show homes open to view at new Tamworth development 

20 Jun

Potential purchasers can now enjoy a close look at two stunning new show homes in Tamworth.


Exclusive properties on the way near Lichfield 

20 Jun

A COLLECTION of six, four-bedroom detached homes with an exclusive secure gated approach is being built in Alrewas.


Number of affordable homes in Cannock Chase being increased, says… 

20 Jun

Cannock Chase Council has been working closely with house builders and housing providers to increase the affordable housing supply across the district.


INTERIORS: Men muscle in to create impressive temples of style 

20 Jun

MOVE over decor divas men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style.


ENERGY WATCH: Coal bows to solar power 

20 Jun

SOLAR power provided more electricity than coal last month the first time it has passed the milestone.


Minister claims a Brexit fall in house prices would ‘not help… 

14 Jun

ANY FALL in house prices after a Brexit would not help those struggling to get on to the property ladder, the housing minister has cautioned.


Mortages soar with Help to Buy scheme 

14 Jun

THE number of mortgages available to people with just a five per cent deposit has soared FIVE-FOLD since the Help to Buy scheme was introduced.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Impressive, four-bedroom detached in Wood… 

14 Jun

AN IMPRESSIVE and exceptionally spacious detached home in a village setting is for sale with agents Mark Evans Co.


Dine outside in style this summer 

14 Jun

IT'S the time of year when we Brits prepare to demonstrate our bravery, as we brace ourselves no matter what the weather throws at us to dine all fresco.


Voting to leave EU could lead to house price fall 

8 Jun

A VOTE to leave the EU could trigger a five per cent to 10 per cent fall in house sales, a report suggests.


Mortgage approvals fell to lowest level after stamp duty hike 

8 Jun

THE number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers plunged to its lowest levels in more than a year in April as a stamp duty hike took hold, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) has reported.


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