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Winson Green couple in court charged with slavery offences 

18 Oct

Tadeusz Ondycz and Marta Dombrowska accused of luring friend to UK before making him work for a pittance...


Police arrest ‘drunk motorist speeding at 96mph on M6’ in crackdown on dangerous foreign motorists 

18 Oct

The Latvian motorist was caught as part of Operation Trivium, a Europe-wide blitz on bad drivers...


Garry Twist murder: Appeal launched to pay for ‘legend’s’ funeral 

18 Oct

He lost two-week fight for life after being found with head injuries...


Watch: New footage shows moment boxing match mass brawl spills outside Town Hall before fatal stabbing 

18 Oct

Horrifying footage shows men hurling chairs through the air at each other before they exit the venue...


Dominos pizza sex couple spared jail – but face SLEEPING BAN 

18 Oct

Daniella Hirst and Craig Smith were caught on CCTV engaging in a sex act...


New form of super-strength cannabis hitting UK sparks legalisation calls 

18 Oct

It could spread across the country, it is feared...


Inspirational MENCAP fundraiser invited to birthday party at Buckingham Palace 

18 Oct

A Lichfield charity fundraiser has been invited to Buckingham palace next month to celebrate MENCAP's 70th birthday...


Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of Weinstein Co 

18 Oct

The 65-year-old reportedly owns an approximate 20% stake of the company...


What is Aspergers? Autism spectrum disorder signs and symptoms 

18 Oct

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions...


Angry driver disqualified after pelting police safety camera van with EGGS before PUNCHING and KICKING it 

18 Oct

Man also lobbed a screwdriver at police vehicle and attacked it again later at a petrol station near Cannock...


Drop-in sessions across Lichfield to give residents a chance to air their views on HS2 

18 Oct

A series of drop-in sessions in Lichfield are set to give local residents a chance to get answers on the development of HS2.


Volunteers urged to help out at credit union’s Chase Terrace collection point 

18 Oct

Chase Terrace Community Fire Station Volunteers are being urged to help run a credit union collection point in Burntwood.


Fewer hate crime prosecutions despite rise in reported incidents after Brexit vote 

18 Oct

In 2016-17 a total of 14,480 hate crime prosecutions were completed across England and Wales...


Urgent public meeting to discuss spike in gun and knife crime around Midlands 

18 Oct

Community activist says stabbings and shootings have left residents living in fear...


Lichfield schoolgirl celebrating ceili success at 2017 Great Britain Irish Dancing Championship 

17 Oct

A Lichfield schoolgirl is celebrating after helping her Irish dancing team to be crowned national champions.


Thieves strike twice in same Sutton Coldfield neighbourhood 

17 Oct

The break-ins took place in Royal Meadow Way and Bankside Crescent in Streetly on the same night...


Murder investigation launched after ‘legendary’ Jaguar worker tragically dies weeks after late-night street attack 

17 Oct

Garry Twist fought for his life for two weeks, before tragically passing away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday...


Why the West Midlands is preparing for a CAR-FREE future 

17 Oct

Cities need to plan for a transport system without private cars says Andy Street...


Couple who had SEX in Domino’s pizza takeaway walk free from court 

17 Oct

Shocking XXXX CCTV footage showed the pair romping against counter of shop...


Sunday League referee knocked out after being HEADBUTTED by red carded player 

17 Oct

Kieran Kimberley was spared jail on Monday for attacking ref Craig Ward...


London and Manchester terror attacks fuelled biggest annual hate crime rise 

17 Oct

The number of hate crimes recorded by police has increased by 29% since last year...


Life sentence among options for military judge sentencing Bowe Bergdahl 

17 Oct

Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, pleaded guilty...


Roman Polanski’s sex assault victim forgave director ‘years ago’ 

17 Oct

Samantha Geimer, now 54, said she forgave the Oscar-winning film-maker many, many years ago...


Nick Ross admits Crimewatch ‘ran out of pull a long time ago’ 

17 Oct

The crime-solving show, recently relaunched with Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley as hosts, is being dropped after more than three decades...


James Tideswell adjusts to life with Birmingham Moseley 

17 Oct

The 33-year-old prop has plenty of Premiership and Championship experience on his CV...


Chilling haul of weapons handed into police – and this is just a snippet 

17 Oct

Officers revealed that more than 600 knives have been handed in to police from across Warwickshire and West Mercia following a knife surrender campaign of just FOUR weeks...


‘Why was my son stabbed through the heart by sadism-crazed knifeman?’ 

17 Oct

Dad's agony as victim lured to his death by threesome offer...


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

17 Oct

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


Schizophrenic who stabbed refugee and cut off his penis found guilty 

17 Oct

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


Teen GUILTY of murdering Tamworth man who was offered a threesome and stabbed in the heart 

17 Oct

Tim Smith was brutally attacked on industrial estate...


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Exclusive sneak peek around lavish Red House apartment in Great Barr 

6 Oct

The Red House development is due to be completed before Christmas...


Councils set to consider charging for garden waste service 

28 Feb

Councils set to consider charging for garden waste service Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council will consider proposals to charge for the local garden waste service from January 2018 This spring councillors at Lichfield District ...


Slug population explosion: How to deal with garden pest 

11 Jul

Wet summer weather has boosted slug populations even further, Hannah Stephenson discovers.


Housing market remains ‘fundamentally strong’ despite EU vote 

11 Jul

FIGURES from the nation's top housebuilder and the country's leading property website have revealed the underlying strength of the housing market, despite the gloomy predictions of some following the Brexit vote last month.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Modern three-bed detached in Tamworth… 

11 Jul

THERE'S an opportunity to acquire a recently-built detached house which is ideal for commuters, with great access to the M42 and A5.


OVERSEAS PROPERTY: What is the Costa Brexit for Brits? 

11 Jul

HOW will the UK's decision to leave the European Union affect the prospects of those looking to buy a property in countries like Spain? The head of Spain's leading property website believes there will be little change.


Fine selection of new Walmley homes now on the market 

11 Jul

THERE'S a fine selection of homes now on sale at Walmley Croft, Taylor Wimpey's new development in Walmley.


INTERIORS: Consider all options before buying tiling 

11 Jul

With so many different tiles on the market it's easy to find a look you can like and can afford - but make sure you consider all the options before you buy.


IN THE GARDEN: How to share your garden with your dog 

27 Jun

THE award-winning garden designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has three dogs two Spaniels, Honey and Arthur and a Japanese Chin called Nina none of whom have yet trashed his beautiful garden in the Cotswolds.


INTERIORS: Summer’s the time to choose colours that pack a punch 

27 Jun

EVEN if you usually favour neutrals, it's hard to resist the lure of summer's jovial brights.


Sharp fall in buy-to-let lending across UK 

27 Jun

BUY-TO-LET lending for house purchase plunged by 85 per cent month-on-month in April as a stamp duty hike took effect, banks and building societies have reported.


Property of the Week: Cul-de-sac plot for modern Mile Oak… 

27 Jun

THIS modern, detached house offering great potential to be extended, subject to permissions, is for sale with no onward chain through agents Hunters.


PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: A detached in Dordon that’s simply stunning 

20 Jun

THIS stunning, modern detached home on a private gated development is for sale with Taylor Cole Estate Agents.


NEW HOMES: Show homes open to view at new Tamworth development 

20 Jun

Potential purchasers can now enjoy a close look at two stunning new show homes in Tamworth.


Exclusive properties on the way near Lichfield 

20 Jun

A COLLECTION of six, four-bedroom detached homes with an exclusive secure gated approach is being built in Alrewas.


Number of affordable homes in Cannock Chase being increased, says… 

20 Jun

Cannock Chase Council has been working closely with house builders and housing providers to increase the affordable housing supply across the district.


INTERIORS: Men muscle in to create impressive temples of style 

20 Jun

MOVE over decor divas men are muscling in on interiors and creating impressive temples of style.


ENERGY WATCH: Coal bows to solar power 

20 Jun

SOLAR power provided more electricity than coal last month the first time it has passed the milestone.


Minister claims a Brexit fall in house prices would ‘not help… 

14 Jun

ANY FALL in house prices after a Brexit would not help those struggling to get on to the property ladder, the housing minister has cautioned.


Mortages soar with Help to Buy scheme 

14 Jun

THE number of mortgages available to people with just a five per cent deposit has soared FIVE-FOLD since the Help to Buy scheme was introduced.


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