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Millions of arthritis sufferers to benefit from ‘miracle jab’ – and it may save the NHS billions 

12 Feb 18

Arthritis sufferers across the country are set to potentially benefit from the jab…


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Broad Street revellers to get their illegal drugs tested by police to save lives 

12 Feb 18

West Midlands Police Commissioner David Jamieson announces plan to cut admissions to hospital from poisoned or contaminated drugs…


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Ian Huntley says he’s sorry for killing Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in secret jail recordings 

12 Feb 18

Huntley, 44, is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing the girls…


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David Walliams and kidnapped model Chloe Ayling ‘secretly dating’ 

12 Feb 18

The Little Britain creator has intrigued Chloe by liking a number of her racy social media uploads…


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HMRC issue urgent warning to supermarkets over iTunes scam conning people out of thousands 

12 Feb 18

It said there have been reassuring reports of supermarket staff helping to keep their customers safe…


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Manhunt underway after teenager stabbed near New Street Station 

11 Feb 18

Police say argument broke out leading to 16-year-old injuries in ‘serious’ incident…


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Jeweller hit on head with machete as armed robbers storm shop in broad daylight 

10 Feb 18

Shocking footage shows masked men smashing through security barred door of Dudley jewellers…


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Attempted murder investigation launched after girl, 11, seriously injured in Wolverhampton stabbing 

9 Feb 18

Police were called to Kent Road just before 1am this morning (9 Feb) after a neighbour heard a disturbance…


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The four infamous criminals given lifelong anonymity like James Bulger killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 

9 Feb 18

Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap, torture and murder of two-year-old James…


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These are the foods which may cause breast cancer to spread 

8 Feb 18

Foods rich in the amino acid asparagine include dairy products, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, asparagus, beans, nuts, seeds, soy and whole grains…


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Watch: Man is felled by one punch outside popular Broad Street nightspot 

8 Feb 18

Police investigating the shocking attack outside the Brasshouse pub release harrowing footage…


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Police launch manhunt after knifepoint sex attack in Solihull park 

8 Feb 18

The 26-year-old victim was attacked as she walked through Babbs Mill Recreation Ground on Sunday…


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The cheapest unleaded petrol prices in Birmingham right now, and where to find them 

8 Feb 18

Where is the cheapest petrol in Birmingham? See our map of the five cheapest places to get unleaded within a 10 mile radius of Birmingham city centre…


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This dietitian just confirmed pizza is healthier than cereal for breakfast 

7 Feb 18

Whether you like doughier numbers of thin Italian crusts, cold pizza is something we can all savour.


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Police release footage of ‘suspicious’ man trying car doors in Boldmere 

7 Feb 18

The man was spotted trying car handles in Boldmere in the early hours…


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Chloe Ayling suffered ‘brutal violence during kidnapping’, Italian court told 

7 Feb 18

Police opened testimony in the trial of Lukasz Pawel Herba…


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Rogue surgeon Ian Paterson inquiry wants to hear from patients and their families 

7 Feb 18

The inquiry was announced by Government in December…


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MP says confidence in West Midlands Police is ‘at an all-time low’ as funding is frozen 

7 Feb 18

Years of funding cuts mean West Midlands residents just don’t trust the police to protect them any more, the Government is tol…


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Paedophile Matthew Falder blackmailed victim into eating dog food 

7 Feb 18

Cambridge graduate highly manipulative and made children, young men and women photograph themselves…


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James Bulger’s mother hits out as Jon Venables locked up again over child porn images 

7 Feb 18

Jon Venables has been living anonymously since his release from a life sentence for the kidnap…


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Armed police surround house in Acocks Green in gun alert 

7 Feb 18

Cordon in place amid reports of weapons inside house…


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Bishop Vesey pub in Sutton Coldfield to close for months for new rooftop beer garden rebuild 

5 Feb 18

The popular Boldmere Road pub will reopen in May with a new rooftop terrace…


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Teen ‘terrorist’ from Sutton Coldfield remanded after alleged breach of bail conditions 

5 Feb 18

The 16-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of distributing terrorist publications…


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Selfless surrogate gives birth to Solihull couple’s twins after seven rounds of IVF 

5 Feb 18

Elouise King and husband Paul underwent seven failed rounds of IVF treatment…


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How to spot the symptoms of Scarlet Fever as infections reach highest levels in UK since 1960s 

4 Feb 18

With the number of cases of scarlet fever rising, parents are being urged to be aware of the symptoms…