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Tributes pour in for teen Reagan Asbury tragically killed after Walsall boxing event 

17 Oct 17

The 19-year-old died in hospital on Sunday…


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Schizophrenic who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis found guilty 

17 Oct 17

Jeffrey Barry, 56, attacked his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49…


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BBC to shelve Crimewatch after 33 years 

17 Oct 17

Daytime spin-off Crimewatch Roadshow will continue to be shown, the broadcaster said…


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Boxer trapped in Walsall Town Hall crowd riots says: ‘It was like a horror movie’ 

15 Oct 17

Andrew DAnimal Robinson dubbed thugs who left one teenager fighting for his life ‘cowards…


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Heartbroken family of murder victim Callum Lees call for tougher knife crime sentences 

15 Oct 17

The much-loved 20-year-old was stabbed in the neck in Hopwas Grove, Kingshurst, in August…


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Much-loved Jaguar Land Rover worker left fighting for life after ‘street bottle attack’ 

14 Oct 17

Garry Twist, 54, suffered what police called life-threatening injuries in Shaftmoor Lane, Hall Green…


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Date set for Boldmere Christmas lights switch-on 

13 Oct 17

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the Boldmere Christmas Celebration in Sutton Coldfield next month…


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New Accessorize store to open at Sutton Coldfield’s Gracechurch Centre 

13 Oct 17

The nationwide accessories retailer returns in the former Jones The Bootmaker store next to Marks and Spencers…


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Uber set to begin appeal against London licence rejection 

13 Oct 17

Uber was required to begin its appeal by Friday or it would not be allowed to continue operating in London…


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Harvey Weinstein: UK and US police launch investigations 

13 Oct 17

The movie mogul is facing a litany of accusations of sexual harassment and assault…


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Waiting time for NHS treatment rising massively, figures show 

12 Oct 17

New data from NHS England reveals that waiting times for treatment are going up…


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These travellers set up camp on a football pitch – and mowed the grass 

12 Oct 17

Politicians were criticising Travellers when one MP told a very different story about people who tidied up after themselves and even got out their lawnmower…


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Man who watched girl, 4, being abused on live-stream jailed 

12 Oct 17

Matthew Abbott, 34, of Coombe Dale, Bristol, logged into a chatroom dedicated to sharing images of child abuse…


Local news
New Balance terminates contract with England cricketer Ben Stokes 

12 Oct 17

Stokes earlier on Wednesday apologised to Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey…


Local news
The average Brummie will swear THIS amount of times per hour 

11 Oct 17

That’s one swear word a minute LESS than the national average…


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Labour MPs urge Theresa May to strip Harvey Weinstein of CBE 

11 Oct 17

May has already expressed concern…


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Filmmaker says he felt ‘raped by this horrible woman’ after vile sex attack 

11 Oct 17

More than two years on, he is still haunted by what happened…


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Lotto winners terrorised in bed by armed raiders – days after revealing windfall 

11 Oct 17

Masked criminals demanded: ‘Where’s the gold…


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Thug Max Kelly convicted of ‘acid’ attack outside The Chalice pub in Dickens Heath 

10 Oct 17

He sprayed the substance at two men after shouting: ‘I’ve got acid…


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Schoolboy stole Audis and Mercedes in £360k one-man crimewave 

10 Oct 17

He struck at night and left victims terrified he would return…


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MP condemns ‘nonsensical’ travellers debate 

10 Oct 17

Laura Pidcock said the tone of the debate would have come across as nonsensical if MPs were debating black people and local communities…


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Obesity rates among children ‘up 10-fold in 40 years’ 

10 Oct 17

Between 1975 and 2016 the estimated number of obese boys in the world increased from six million to 74 million…


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Charles Bronson to wed fiancée – but only if he obeys strict rules 

9 Oct 17

64-year-old Charles has spent most of the last 43 years in jail…


Local news
Police appeal after VW Golf stolen in Tamworth 

9 Oct 17

The thief broke into a house in Wilnecote before taking the car keys and then the car…


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The shocking number of firms falling victim to cyber attacks 

9 Oct 17

A study of 205 companies also found 48% of businesses have no cyber-security policy in place…