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‘I’ve got wrong topping on my McFlurry’ – the ‘off the scale’ 999 calls blamed on World Cup and heatwave 

12 Jul 18

West Midlands Police have revealed some of the trivial calls they have received that clog up 999 for real emergencies…


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‘Violent and abusive’ estate agent David Clark jailed for life after murdering wife following ‘small penis’ jibes 

12 Jul 18

David Clark was married to his victim Melanie for approximately 10 years, but their relationship broke down due to his behaviour…


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Man, 27, charged with murdering dad Matt Powney after attack near Willenhall Wetherspoons 

12 Jul 18

He was fatally injured outside The Malthouse pub, where he worked…


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Watch: Mass brawl on city street outside pub in aftermath of England defeat 

11 Jul 18

Massive wave of violence sweeps city – men and women caught up in vicious fight in one incident…


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Murder victim found dead in Walsall flat named as father-of-one Edwin Bradley 

11 Jul 18

Police release first image of the 65-year-old pensioner who suffered a fatal head injury…


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West Midlands Police paid £300,000 compensation to the family of man who died in custody 

11 Jul 18

Mikey Powell, 38, died from asphyxia in what his mother believes was a racist attack…


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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Matt Powney dies following attack outside Wetherspoons pub 

11 Jul 18

A 27-year old man turned himself in at a police station last night…


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Dad stabbed after son had a kebab tipped over him in Tividale 

11 Jul 18

He was knifed in the leg in confrontation…


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Warehouse worker Yousef Yousef stabbed his colleague with a screwdriver after argument 

11 Jul 18

Yousef Yousef, 38, of Stratford Road, followed his 32-year-old co-worker home where he attacked him with a screwdriver…


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How to get over jet lag – what are the symptoms, how long does it last and best tips to avoid it 

11 Jul 18

What are the symptoms of jet lag? Is there any cure? Here’s all you need to know…


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Women urgently warned over ‘dangerous’ new ‘peegasm’ toilet trend 

11 Jul 18

The trend – being given a bizarre name online – has swept the internet…


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Rare new sexually transmitted disease MG ‘could become next superbug’ 

11 Jul 18

Mycoplasma genitalium is more commonly referred to as MG…


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The shocking amount of sleep you’ve lost during the ongoing heatwave 

11 Jul 18

This summer’s heatwave has cost the UK 471million hours of sleep…


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Banned driver Robert Brown who killed brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May awaits decision on sentence 

11 Jul 18

Robert Brown was travelling at more than twice the speed limit when he mowed down Corey and Casper Platt-May, aged six and two…


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Shocking injuries of victim attacked with knife in terrifying road rage assault in Bordesley Green 

10 Jul 18

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened near Birmingham City football club…


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Twisted internet pervert jailed for preying on US children 

9 Jul 18

Benjamin Reynolds created fake web account to lure kids into sending pictures…


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Who is Dominic Raab? David Davis Brexit Secretary replacement revealed 

9 Jul 18

Raab, who is currently housing minister, was a prominent Leave campaigner during the 2016 referendum…


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Killings and violence: a shattering 12 months in Kingstanding 

8 Jul 18

Residents are reeling, with one branding the past 12 months as ‘absolutely outrageous…


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Supermarket sweep! Trolley dash for baby products and staff member assaulted in latest Caught on Camera 

8 Jul 18

Do you recognise anyone in the latest Caught on Camera gallery…


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This week in court – Sex trafficker nurse, gun runners and jewellery thieves 

8 Jul 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


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Police in urgent hunt for missing toddler – arrest warrants issued for parents 

7 Jul 18

Officers growing increasingly concerned for welfare of Joeking Kyereh, who is 16-months-old…


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EastEnders fans in tears as parents of real knife crime victims share stories 

7 Jul 18

The episode concluded with the real life families of victims standing round Shakil’s coffin holding photographs of their lost ones…


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Watch: Police smash through Birmingham homes in early-morning raids 

6 Jul 18

Three arrested in connection with spate of phishing calls which saw offenders pose as police officers…


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West Midlands police chief reveals concern after force is told to send 400 officers to London for Donald Trump visit 

6 Jul 18

How will West Midlands Police cope when it has to send hundreds of officers to London for Donald Trump’s visit…


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Crooked social worker Samantha Owen doubled her wages through fake overtime – and went shopping 

6 Jul 18

She was fired when her crimes emerged – but has avoided jail…