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

18 Jun

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


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

18 Jun

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


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

18 Jun

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


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

18 Jun

Being a vigilante is a tricky legal line to walk...


Two-stage outing on offer as Cycle Rides for All programme continues in Lichfield and Burntwood 

18 Jun

Cyclists in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to get in the saddle for a group ride.


Underprivileged children enjoy a day out as Drayton Manor Park hosts annual event 

18 Jun

Underprivileged children have enjoyed a day of fun as part of an annual event at Drayton Manor Park.


Lichfield schoolgirl celebrates double Irish dancing success 

18 Jun

Heidi Hawkes with her trophies from the Solent Feis Irish dancing competition A Lichfield schoolgirl has added to her collection of Irish dancing silverware with a double success.


Birmingham air pollution: ‘This is a public health emergency’ 

18 Jun

Kings Heath asthma sufferer Peter Edwards worries about the affect of pollution on his daughter...


Lib Dem councillor demands urgent action to ensure Friarsgate land in Lichfield does not become an eyesore and lie empty for years 

18 Jun

A Liberal Democrat councillor says urgent action is needed to ensure the land earmarked for Friarsgate does not lie derelict for years.


This is the secret to sleeping in hot and humid weather 

18 Jun

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...


Car crashes after dramatic police pursuit through city streets 

18 Jun

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


Computer game addiction will now be treated for free on the NHS 

17 Jun

Gaming Disorder has now been listed in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases...


‘Modern day Fagins’ jailed for operating shoplifting eBay ring in Birmingham city centre 

17 Jun

Partners Nicola Wilcox and David Carroll took a huge bounty of stock from a six-strong group of thieves who preyed on retailers in Birmingham city centre...


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

17 Jun

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


Stealing and screaming – shopkeepers and commuters react to ‘constant carnage’ in city centre area 

17 Jun

Part of BirminghamLive's special report on troubled Dale End...


Theresa May vows action on upskirting law as Tory MP blocks bill 

16 Jun

The move was triggered when Tory grandee Sir Christopher Chope...


How much Brummie criminals were ordered to pay up for their crimes last year 

16 Jun

Exclusive figures obtained by BirminghamLive from HM Courts Tribunals Service show that the Crown Court issued confiscation orders for 23.8m...


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

16 Jun

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


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

16 Jun

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


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

16 Jun

Chief Constable Dave Thompson's 'Come and join us' message to 140,000 Muslims...


Pregnant mum who smuggled drugs into prison has jail sentence cut 

16 Jun

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


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

16 Jun

West Midlands is a hotspot for the crime...


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

16 Jun

He was a financial 'ghost' who laundered cash around the world...


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

15 Jun

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


How to quit smoking – and what happens to your body as you do 

15 Jun

Without question, giving up smoking is the best thing any smoker can do for their health...


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

15 Jun

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


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

15 Jun

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


City councillors tell 140,000 Muslims at Eid celebrations – clean up the streets 

15 Jun

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


West Midlands Police Chief Constable offers job opportunities to Muslims before Eid prayers 

15 Jun

Chief Constable Dave Thompson's 'Come and join us' message to 140,000 Muslims...


Two men arrested after early morning police car chase 

15 Jun

The driver and a passenger were arrested when police stopped them in Kings Norton...


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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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