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Mylee Billingham’s dad pleads not guilty to her murder 

8 Jun 18

William Billingham, 54, was arrested after Mylee was found with knife wounds at her father’s bungalow in Valley View, Brownhills…


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Suspected drugs dealer with skull tattoos could be hiding out in West Midlands 

8 Jun 18

John Evans has ties to the region…


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Lush drops controversial ‘spy cops’ campaign after huge backlash 

8 Jun 18

One Lush shop window features a poster brandishing the slogan Paid to Lie…


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Three charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Coventry Road, Small Heath 

8 Jun 18

Man stabbed in the stomach in rush-hour incident…


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Custody sergeant accused of attacking prisoner with shoe at police station 

8 Jun 18

After listening to the evidence against her, however, the magistrates found her not guilty of the offence…


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Haulage boss accused of £40m drug smuggling operation spoke of ‘my lot, all killing each other’ 

8 Jun 18

James Mulvey, from Solihull, has denied five charges…


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Carnage on the M6 as police release astonishing images after devastating drink and drug-driving smash 

7 Jun 18

Incredibly, no one lost their life in the motorway collision…


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Police hunt hooded gang following smash and grab Audi theft from Erdington driveway 

7 Jun 18

Police are hunting three suspects following the theft of a car from a driveway in George Road, Erdington…


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Suspected heroin and crack cocaine dealers arrested in major county lines police operation 

7 Jun 18

Around 70 officers were involved in the raids this week…


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Husband ‘stabbed wife to death’ after argument following New Year’s Eve drinking game, court told 

7 Jun 18

David Clark, who denies the murder of 44-year-old Melanie Clark, allegedly dialled the emergency services nine minutes before midnight…


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Pub bombings: Why do the authorities shy away from the key question: who were the bombers? 

7 Jun 18

Nothing less than whole truth will do at new inquest – campaigner…


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Two ‘dangerous predators’ guilty of sex offences against young women across the Midlands 

7 Jun 18

The incidents happened across Rugby, Coventry, and Leicestershire…


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Watch: Chaotic mass brawl involving 11 men and 1 woman erupts on Broad Street outside takeaway 

7 Jun 18

Vicious fight was filmed outside Bierkeller bar and Pit Stop pizza shop in the early hours of Sunday…


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Three weeks of hayfever hell as potentially fatal ‘pollen bomb’ hits 

7 Jun 18

Grass pollen is expected to be at its worst this month…


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‘Fake dentist’ carried out illegal teeth whitening in city apartment 

7 Jun 18

Naomi Austin claimed she was qualified to carry out teeth whitening, but was caught out by an undercover investigator…


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Police release images of suspects after Handsworth machete and hammer attack 

6 Jun 18

Armed thugs in stolen BMW launched a vicious attack on a Toyota driver in Handsworth…


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Woman, 100, dies after daylight mugging as she walked to church 

6 Jun 18

The centenarian was attacked in the Midlands at around 8.30am on Bank Holiday Monday…


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West Midlands Mayor will take charge of fire and police services by 2020 

5 Jun 18

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner post will be axed, with the region’s mayor taking over…


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Raiders brandishing sledgehammer smash into Tesco Express before stealing huge cigarette haul 

5 Jun 18

Shocking aftermath photos reveal extent of the damage at boarded-up Great Barr convenience store…


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Disney World wish for adorable schoolgirl with severe illnesses 

5 Jun 18

Brave Faith attends regular hospital appointments for heart, stomach, eyesight and hearing problems…


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Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and sex charges 

5 Jun 18

The 66-year-old film producer appeared at a Manhattan court for the hearing on Tuesday…


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Britain faces syphilis epidemic with highest levels for 70 years 

5 Jun 18

It is the largest annual number of reported cases since 1949…


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Man found guilty of attempted murder after throwing girlfriend from fourth-floor window 

4 Jun 18

Iain Andrew MacLachlan Sim, aged 28, of Eden Court, Lillington, Leamington Spa, was found guilty…


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Baby decapitated due to gynaecologist’s error of judgement, tribunal rules 

4 Jun 18

Dr Vaishnavy Vilvanathan Laxman failed to perform an immediate emergency caesarean section and instead proceeded with a regular delivery…


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This is officially how to lose weight – according to the NHS 

4 Jun 18

Rather than pick up the latest diet fad let’s have look at what NHS experts have to say…