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Drug dealer handed £150k damages over Kevin Nunes murder probe has £35k seized by police 

21 Feb 18

Antonio Christie previously repaid just 1 of drugs money…


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MP attacked and robbed by six muggers as he returns home from Parliament 

21 Feb 18

Black Country MP Adrian Bailey suffered bumps and bruises in robbery, and says it shows the need for more police on the streets…


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Brave victim of Matthew Falder reveals torment: ‘It was messages every day, it felt like forever” 

19 Feb 18

Young woman was blackmailed into eating dog food and other depraved acts…


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Moment evil dark web paedophile Matthew Falder is arrested and says: ‘What am I supposed to have done?’ 

19 Feb 18

Former Birmingham University graduate called himself evilmind and 666devil during years of horrific online offending…


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Elderly victim turns crimefighter to catch fraudsters in police sting 

19 Feb 18

The 92-year-old was was conned out of 60,000 by Zohaib Khalid and Mohammed Irfan Butt…


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Residents hunting burglars on Handsworth Wood’s streets at night after police cuts 

18 Feb 18

Crimefighters band together following spate of burglaries…


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‘This is a seven-decade love story. They make films out of this kind of tale.’ 

18 Feb 18

Couple who dated as teenagers finally get married – aged 89…


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Hunt for knife attacker after teen brutally stabbed in Walsall 

17 Feb 18

Emergency services were called to Lichfield Road at 10am today…


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MPs vow to fight police station closures after West Midlands Police Commissioner says 24 will go 

16 Feb 18

MPs launch campaigns against police station closures – but Tories and Labour blame each other for the cuts…


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Police station sell-off: 24 buildings to be axed to save force £5 million a year 

16 Feb 18

Police commissioner says force will retain ten public stations…


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How tragedy saw community hero steer youngsters away from gangs, knives and crime 

16 Feb 18

Mohammed Zafran channeled his grief into steering kids away from gangs…


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Tamworth face massive six-pointer with AFC Telford 

15 Feb 18

The Lambs have lost two on the bounce…


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Officers who took two days to find murder victim’s body cleared by police watchdog 

14 Feb 18

Zafran Nawaz – who was stabbed 120 times – dialled 999 himself…


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Ex-football coach Barry Bennell found guilty of more child sexual abuse 

13 Feb 18

The five men and six women on the jury were sent out to continue considering their verdicts at 10.20am on Tuesday…


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Court told doctor sexually assaulted five female patients in ten days 

13 Feb 18

Dr Amirul Haque denies five counts of assault…


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Disability worker dragged from BMW in traumatic knifepoint carjacking 

13 Feb 18

24-year-old was dropping her friend home when they were threatened with a blade and metal crowbar…


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Top Tory says: ‘I’m a Freemason – and we don’t topple Governments or fake moon landings’ 

13 Feb 18

Gary Sambrook on ‘whispering, stigma and discrimination…


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Warning over WhatsApp scam offering ‘free Adidas trainers’ 

13 Feb 18

Fraudsters offering the recipient one of 3,000 pairs of free trainers in exchange for the completion of a survey…


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Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after six-week-old baby found dead 

13 Feb 18

Officers and paramedics were called to Defender Road, Southampton…


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Life-extending cancer drug approved for NHS use – but not in England 

12 Feb 18

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) approved pembrolizumab…


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F-15 fighter jets on training exercise caused ‘contrail’ excitement high above the Midlands 

12 Feb 18

US jets were heading from RAF Lakenheath to the ‘Mach Loop’ in Wales…


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Uncle accused of murdering Jasmine Forrester, 11, appears in court 

12 Feb 18

Delroy Forrester, of Lower Villiers Street in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton, is accused of killing his niece…


Local news
13 things your partner can never do to you by law 

12 Feb 18

However, prosecutions as a result of psychological abuse are still woefully low…


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Crooked car salesman Adam Lamb who cheated customers out of £100k is ordered to pay back just £10 

12 Feb 18

Lichfield gambling addict threatened to get people to break your legs if victim went to police…


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James Bulger petition to be considered for parliament debate 

12 Feb 18

The campaign, supported by the murdered toddler’s mother, calls for a public inquiry into Jon Venables’s time in the prison system…