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Revealed after 75 years: The face of Bella in the Wych Elm 

25 Feb

Face of a woman whose ritualistic killing sparked one of Britains greatest murder mysteries...

32 driving offences you didn’t know were illegal – according to the RAC 

24 Feb

Drivers forget about the rules of the road all too easily once receiving that shiny pink licence...

Caught on Camera: Can you help police trace these people after number of violent incidents 

24 Feb

Do you recognise any of these people...

Two charged over Coventry hit-and-run crash which killed brothers aged two and six 

24 Feb

Casper and Corey Platt-May died after being involved in a crash in MacDonald Road...

Lawyer who tried to murder his wife is struck off after losing battle to save career 

24 Feb

Farrimond viciously knifed and beat his wife Tina as she lay in bed in May 2016...

Birmingham woman conned John Lewis stores out of £32k in ‘returns’ fraud 

24 Feb

Depressed Mirela Cela, 48, has had her sentence reduced on appeal...

Gritters ready to roll as temperatures plummet across Lichfield and Burntwood 

23 Feb

Gritters are ready to roll out across Lichfield and Burntwood with temperatures set to plummet over the next fortnight.

New Conservative Lichfield councillor “delighted” after by-election victories 

23 Feb

Lichfield’s newest councillor says she’s “delighted” to have won two by-election votes.

Former Birmingham MP Clare Short says criticism of Oxfam over sex claims is ‘hysterical’ 

23 Feb

Hysterical attacks on Oxfam are damaging the aid sector, says former International Development Secretary Clare Short...

Dad slashes throat in court after being found guilty of abusing his daughter 

23 Feb

Custody officers grappled with the criminal at Leicester Crown Court...

Jennifer Lawrence has hit back at “predator” Harvey Weinstein 

23 Feb

Six women are suing Weinstein and the Weinstein Sexual Enterprise...

Prisma nightclub closed down after gun and knife pulled during violent disorder 

23 Feb

Council bosses revoke licence on the grounds of public safety after police raise concerns...

Conservatives hang on to Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council seats in Stowe ward by-election 

23 Feb

The Conservatives have held onto seats in the Stowe ward for Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council.

Teen stabbed at bus stop in horrifying attack near Erdington High Street 

23 Feb

Teen stabbed in Erdington...

Lichfield District Council confirms former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park could be sold off 

23 Feb

The former park keeper’s cottage in Beacon Park.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant to make appearance on Pointless Celebrities 

23 Feb

Lichfield’s MP is set to make another TV appearance.

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood to be exempt from council tax until they are 21 

23 Feb

Young people leaving care in Lichfield and Burntwood will not have to pay council tax until they are 21, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed.

Ace achievement for Lichfield volunteer as he nets a national tennis award 

23 Feb

A Lichfield volunteer has netted a national tennis award.

Stowe ward by-election candidate hoping poll victor will listen to Lichfield voters 

23 Feb

One of the candidates in the Stowe ward by-election believes it is important local voices are heard, regardless of the result.

Police appeal after man and woman punched near Molloys in Sutton Coldfield town centre 

22 Feb

Officers want to speak to these men...

Driver caught after dramatic Sutton Coldfield police chase and helicopter pursuit 

22 Feb

Erdington man Michael Glasheen admitted dangerous driving after he was arrested following a crash in Monmouth Drive...

This is why thousands of Birmingham students are accessing counselling 

22 Feb

The NUS said institutions across the UK were struggling to keep up with demand...

Birmingham chef moves to world renowned restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham 

22 Feb

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis has left The Wilderness...

Teen shot in back by helmet-wearing gunman who fled on scooter 

22 Feb

He was gunned down in 'targeted' gangland-style attack...

Evening bus route through Chasetown and Burntwood to be axed 

22 Feb

Funding cuts will see an evening bus route in Burntwood axed.

Serial sex beast living on ‘Millionaire’s Row’ jailed for 18 months for attacks on women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke, 42, of Walsall Road, Little Aston, was also placed on the sex offenders register for ten years.

Sex attacker from Sutton Coldfield jailed for assaulting five women 

22 Feb

Benjamin Clarke from Walsall Road in Little Aston assaulted the women over a two-year-period...

Four police officers suffered a ”gratuitous and sustained’ attack by father and his two sons 

22 Feb

Kyle Needham, 19, Sean Needham, 22, and their father John Needham, 47, all of Kingsbridge Avenue, Hattersley, pleaded guilty to affray...

Detectives continue to probe ‘tragic and shocking’ murder of Wolverhampton mum Sarbjit Kaur 

22 Feb

Officers are calling for residents to remain vigilant, almost a week on from the brutal killing...

‘Lucky to be alive’ – passenger recalls horror car crash near Tamworth 

22 Feb

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Lichfield Road, Hopwas...

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This stunning three bedroom detached home is up for grabs for just £1 

19 Feb

Birmingham home worth 315,000 and situated opposite woodland up for grabs...

Young adults are finding it harder to buy their own home in the West Midlands 

16 Feb

Home ownership is down in the West Midlands, and while the problem is worse in London a new study shows our region is not immune...

Landmark 21-storey tower which will ‘overshadow St Chad’s Cathedral’ 

16 Feb

New tower will transform the city's historic Gun Quarter area say planners...

See inside one of the worst care homes in Walsall now up for sale 

8 Feb

The Orchard Manor was forced to close down after a damning CQC report...

The secret to success in buying Birmingham city centre property 

7 Feb

An estate agents guide to buying a property in the city centre...

New apartment complex planned for derelict Edgbaston site 

5 Feb

Developers planning to build 301 units on site whose manufacturing history dates back to the 1850s...

Why you’re more likely to find a flat in Birmingham if you’re a woman 

4 Feb

Only 22 wrote they would prefer a male tenant.

See inside this castle complete with moat which is up for sale 

3 Feb

Caverswall Castle, close to the Staffordshire Moorlands, is on sale for a cool 5 million.

£57m boost for six major West Midlands housing developments 

2 Feb

Government money to provide roads, flood defences and other measures to kickstart construction of more than 6,000 homes...

Londoners eyeing city centre apartment scheme 

1 Feb

HS2, HSBC and possible move by Channel 4 continues to drive interest in city centre residential market...

These are the nine most expensive homes sold in the Midlands in 2017 

30 Jan

Latest figures released by the Land Registry show that eight properties sold for 2 million or more last year - compared to just two in 2016...

Former Selly Oak Hospital nurses home to be converted into flats 

25 Jan

Plans to transform 111 year old building revealed...

House sales fall through for these reasons – see how you can prevent it 

23 Jan

There are a number of reasons for a sale to fall through, from gazundering to conveyancing woes.

Best places for families to live in Birmingham 

23 Jan

The Birmingham Mail has looked at a range of factors to determine the best places for families in Birmingham.

4 stunning country houses for sale near Birmingham 

19 Jan

Looking to escape the city for a countryside home? We look at some country houses for sale in our neighbouring green space.

7 three-bedroom houses on the market in Birmingham for under £150,000 – all near great schools 

19 Jan

Houses near good and outstanding Ofsted rated schools don't have to cost a fortune.

Watch: Here’s the new 25-storey tower which will be built on Digbeth High Street 

19 Jan

The striking tower is part of the wider Lunar Rise scheme to build 517 apartments on the former Renault car dealership...

Green light for Seven Capital’s apartment plans 

16 Jan

Former office block which was once at the centre of a store wars battle will be converted into 85 apartments...

Green light for Seven Capital’s apartment plans 

16 Jan

Former office block which was once at the centre of a store wars battle will be converted into 85 apartments...

What property could £250,000 buy you right now in Birmingham? 

14 Jan

If you're looking for a new property in or around the city, then you'll find huge differences in what's available to you, depending on where you're looking.

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