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This is how many people have been caught speeding by Solihull’s three new cameras 

17 Aug 18

Average speeds have dropped at the locations following installation of cameras…


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Walsall YouTube star Ryan Taylor could be banned from making more clips 

17 Aug 18

The pair were bailed to re-appear at the court on August 21 for a plea hearing…


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Man who plunged knife into girlfriend’s chest and left it there told her ‘I may as well kill you, I’ll stab you’ 

17 Aug 18

Neighbours went to the aid of the 26-year-old woman who was found lying on the sofa with a knife sticking out of her chest…


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How Celebrity Big Brother’s Jermaine Pennant plans to “change people’s views” of him 

17 Aug 18

Footballer Jermaine Pennant, 35, played for Arsenal for seven years, before moving to clubs including Leeds United and Birmingham City…


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Celebrity Big Brother 2018 – these are the housemates who’ve entered 

17 Aug 18

They include a Hollywood star, a TV psychic, a cosmetic surgery lover and a model who rose to fame after being kidnapped…


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Four injured in multiple stabbing in Camberwell – five arrested 

16 Aug 18

Scotland Yard said five males have been arrested after police were called to Landor House, Camberwell, shortly before 5.25pm on Thursday…


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Man punched by Ben Stokes insists cricketer should have faced assault charge 

16 Aug 18

Ryan Hale, 27, and his best friend Ryan Ali, 28, were punched by the 27-year-old all-rounder…


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Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Simonne Kerr found stabbed to death aged 31 

16 Aug 18

She was a nurse working for Guy’s Hospital, near London Bridge…


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‘A part of me died’ Dad’s heartbreaking words as uncle jailed for killing Jasmine Forrester 

16 Aug 18

The 11-year-old was bludgeoned to death on February 8…


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Lying driver jailed after killing elderly pedestrian in hit-and-run 

16 Aug 18

Parminder Bagri, 28, left Brian Durham dead in the road just days before Christmas…


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Pictured: Uncle Delroy Forrester who killed niece Jasmine, 11, in “frenzied attack” with table leg 

16 Aug 18

The 51-year-old was today found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but not guilty of her murder…


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This Midlands cashpoint is among the 10 most dangerous in the country 

15 Aug 18

Intelligence suggests criminals are increasingly using phishing emails and ‘skimming’ cashpoints…


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Taxi driver allowed to keep job despite previously being jailed for child abuse 

15 Aug 18

Sandwell councillors allowed cabbie to continue driving despite guidelines saying people convicted of sex offences be barred…


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One time Game of Thrones actor Stuart Hawkins jailed – for a fourth time 

15 Aug 18

Stuart Hawkins has repeatedly harassed his former girlfriend in order to see his daughter…


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31 people charged with sexual abuse of five girls in Huddersfield 

15 Aug 18

West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18…


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Killer driver stopped for McDonald’s as friend lay dying after falling from his bonnet 

15 Aug 18

Ellie Underhill, 20, died after suffering extensive skull fractures and brain damage in a fall from a Vauxall Corsa…


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Superdrug making Botox and dermal fillers available on high street 

15 Aug 18

The treatments start at 99 and are carried out in a private consultation room…


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Gang of teenage boys surround car in Oldbury before forcing driver out in carjacking 

14 Aug 18

The driver of a Seat Leon was on Oldbury Street, in Wednesbury, when it was reportedly suddenly surrounded by three youths around 6.20pm on Sunday…


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Dancing murderer boasts after killing love-rival in jealous rage at Alum Rock hostel 

14 Aug 18

Gavin Casey was today (Aug 14) jailed for life for the brutal attack…


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Teenager forced under-age girls to send nude photos after setting up fake social media profiles 

14 Aug 18

Daniel Crowley targeted five victims aged from 13 to 15 after creating false social media accounts…


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Fly-kicking thug beat man to death who he believed was seeing his girlfriend at Alum Rock hostel 

14 Aug 18

Gavin Casey jailed for life for murder of Christopher Messenger at Alum Rock hostel…


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The NHS tips which will help you lose weight safely and quickly 

14 Aug 18

There are countless eye-catching diets out there, but the science behind many is questionable, and some are even a risk to your health…


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How vaping could spark serious lung damage, according to Birmingham scientists 

14 Aug 18

The researchers said some of the effects are similar to those seen in cigarette smokers…


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Black cab rapist John Worboys ‘questioned by police over more allegations’ 

13 Aug 18

The alleged offences are said to have been committed between 1997 and 2007…


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Blood test discovery could help detect kidney cancer early 

13 Aug 18

The international team of scientists said the biomarker is a promising candidate…