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Pamela Anderson heartbroken as she tells Piers Morgan of Julian Assange ‘torture’ 

17 Apr 18

Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, recently had his internet access cut off…


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Police hunt suspect wanted in Poland for drugs and theft crimes 

16 Apr 18

Karol Michalski has links to Birmingham and other Midland locations…


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Riddle of fake speed camera which appeared at roadside 

16 Apr 18

The yellow ‘camera’ raised suspicions after it was placed just before a bend on an A road…


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Massive response to fundraising drive in memory of tragic schoolgirl Viktorija Sokolova 

16 Apr 18

The online fund has raised 4,924 in just four days…


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‘Attention-seeker’ wasted 250 hours of police time after claiming he saw loan shark’s murder 

16 Apr 18

Qasim Rehman told a pack of lies to boost his reputation, court told…


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Bordesley murder investigation: Police continue to hunt for gunman 

16 Apr 18

A 20-year-old man was gunned down in a quiet residential street in the shadow of St Andrew’s…


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Police axe ‘crass’ posters urging public not to give cash to homeless after criticism from own crime commissioner 

16 Apr 18

Crime Commissioner David Jamieson in scathing attack on posters which show outline of body and say: ‘Kindness can kill…


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Watch: Brazen vandal hurls paint over cars before slashing tyre in mystery attack 

16 Apr 18

Castle Brom driver is offering a 500 reward for anyone who recognises the thug…


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Police appeal after shop assistant threatened with acid at New Street Station 

15 Apr 18

The acid threat, on the morning of March 30, has been described by officers as racially motivated…


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Police name 14-year-old schoolgirl found dead in park as Vicktorija Sokolova 

13 Apr 18

Vicktorija Sokolova, who was Lithuanian-born, was reported missing on Wednesday…


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Convicted murderer Gheorghe Mihai who tried to kill sister-in-law is jailed 

13 Apr 18

Gheorghe Mihai, 38, viciously stabbed knifed his victim Roxana Mihai on Lye High Street in Wolverhampton…


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Two arrested after body of schoolgirl, 14, found in Wolverhampton’s West Park 

13 Apr 18

The victim died from a blunt force trauma to her head, police reveal…


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Police find handgun after pulling over Mercedes car 

13 Apr 18

Alert was earlier raised by drivers who said the occupants of the car had been seen brandishing a firearm…


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Security van driver ‘dragged to floor’ during violent robbery outside Asda – what we know so far 

13 Apr 18

The violent incident took place in broad daylight outside the main entrance of Asda Queslett in Great Barr…


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Just one alcoholic drink a day will shorten your life, says study 

13 Apr 18

This equates to around six pints of 4% strength beer or six 175ml glasses of 13% wine…


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This grim discovery means you may never use a hand dryer in a public loo again 

12 Apr 18

But a new university study might just change your mind…


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Heartbroken family of hit-and-run victim in new appeal 15 years after death 

11 Apr 18

Neil Tyler died on the day he was due to travel to South Africa…


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Ex-gangster’s disturbing confession reveals how he could groom children to become gang members in two weeks 

10 Apr 18

Matthew Norford, previously part of the Rusholme Mandem gang, now works to deter kids from the gangster lifestyle…


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Cannock man repeatedly stabbed his own nephew in a drunken rage 

10 Apr 18

Craig Pitts locked himself in the bathroom before his uncle knifed him in the stomach…


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Police hunt ‘scrap man’ who threatened woman with knife before stealing her car 

10 Apr 18

Clear footage has been released in a bid to trace the robber…


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‘Trainspotting generation’ blamed for high number of drug deaths in city 

10 Apr 18

People dying from taking heroin and morphine has increased since 2014…


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Coronation Street fans repulsed as David Platt batters Gary Windass in boxing match 

9 Apr 18

David (Jack P Shepherd) has been struggling to cope after he was raped by Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton…


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Families kicked out of homes due to sons constantly dealing drugs in Wolverhampton 

9 Apr 18

The local community in the Whitmore Reans area have been constantly living in fear…


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Gang leaders of fraudulent tax claim operation jailed 

9 Apr 18

Mark Thorpe and Aaron Hayers claimed they had paid too much tax…


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Driver jailed for faking car-key burglary after crashing Audi on Christmas Day 

9 Apr 18

Mitchell Gemmell, 31, fled the scene of the smash in a festive jumper after his car hit a tree…