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Pupils urged to avoid crime ‘hotspots’ after schoolboys mugged at knifepoint 

18 Jun 18

Students warned after two terrifying crimes in less than a week…


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Masked raiders make off with BMW after forcing entry into Halesowen home 

18 Jun 18

Homeowners were forced to watch helplessly as the offenders drove off with their car on Father’s Day…


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Driver Ian Beckford ‘had death threats’ after car killed three friends in 2011 Birmingham riots 

18 Jun 18

He was cleared of murder and manslaughter but has now been jailed in unrelated case…


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This is the law on being a vigilante – and when you could be in trouble for being one 

18 Jun 18

Being a vigilante is a tricky legal line to walk…


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This is the secret to sleeping in hot and humid weather 

18 Jun 18

Our top tips for making sure you get a good night’s sleep in the sweltering heat and humidity in Birmingham and across the UK…


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Car crashes after dramatic police pursuit through city streets 

18 Jun 18

Police helicopter, stinger and police dogs were all used in Kings Norton and Northfield after a busy night of crime…


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Windrush generation – the incredible story behind this picture 

18 Jun 18

This was a very special day for Maurice Brown…


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Victoria Beckham’s touching message to David on Father’s Day – days after denying divorce 

17 Jun 18

The fashion designer shared a photograph on Instagram…


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Girl gang terrorised taxi drivers at knifepoint after luring them to fake pick-ups 

17 Jun 18

Month-long reign of terror as victims attacked and robbed…


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Emirates looking for new cabin crew – but it has some exacting demands 

16 Jun 18

There are some rather strict ‘grooming guidelines’ candidates…


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Desperate hunt for the killer of Birmingham teenager – all we know so far 

16 Jun 18

The teenager died after he was stabbed in Oxford in January…


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Former Bishop to face trial accused of sexual assaults on woman in Walsall 

16 Jun 18

Michael Ward allegedly carried out sexual assaults on two women in Walsall and London and will face trial in July…


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Police tell Muslims at Eid celebrations ‘we need your help’ following city violence 

16 Jun 18

Chief Constable Dave Thompson’s ‘Come and join us’ message to 140,000 Muslims…


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Pregnant mum who smuggled drugs into prison has jail sentence cut 

16 Jun 18

Natalie Severn was jailed for 20 months after taking heroin into Oakwood Prison in Featherstone…


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Hajj fraud rockets by 150 per cent – this is how to avoid being caught out 

16 Jun 18

West Midlands is a hotspot for the crime…


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Revealed: £68m drugs baron James Mulvey’s lavish £1.3m ‘Costa del Crime’ villa with two swimming pools and a cinema room 

16 Jun 18

He was a financial ‘ghost’ who laundered cash around the world…


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What happened to Rhys Jones killer Sean Mercer and his Croxteth Crew? 

15 Jun 18

Viewers were left sobbing and heartbroken after watching a TV dramatisation of the murder of schoolboy Rhys Jones…


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These are the laws and customs you need to know if you are going to Dubai 

15 Jun 18

After reports of a woman being arrested for sex outside marriage, the things that are illegal in Dubai…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

15 Jun 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Muslims at Eid celebrations in Birmingham told ‘clean up the streets’ 

15 Jun 18

Eid celebrations begin with a call for Muslim communities to take pride in cleaning up Brum…


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Law to ban ‘upskirting’ outrageously blocked by Tory MP 

15 Jun 18

There were cries of shame! as Sir Christopher Chope dealt a blow to campaigners…


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Violence, drugs and disorder – how a city centre street has descended into a place of fear 

15 Jun 18

Shocking timeline reveals multiple incidents in Birmingham City Centre’s violent hotspot…


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This is why hayfever has been so bad in 2018 – with 20million set to be hit by pollen bomb 

15 Jun 18

Grass pollen, which is the worst culprit for causing symptoms and affects 95% of sufferers, is set to reach its peak…


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‘Upskirting’ to be made illegal – with two-year jail sentences for offenders 

15 Jun 18

There are plenty of hurdles left to go but campaigners are cautiously optimistic…


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Police says parents should check their kids bags for knives before school 

15 Jun 18

The Sandwell Officer has given parents some simple ways to try and help fight knife crime…