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County council promises to spend additional £5million to tackle pothole problems 

19 Apr

Highways bosses have launched a campaign to fix an extra 11,000 potholes.

County line drug gang targeted ‘easy pickings’ in countryside – before attempting to evade capture by fleeing 

19 Apr

The quartet were sentenced to prison on April 16 for drugs offences...

Terrifying moment gangster blasts a sawn-off shotgun at a house in Northfield 

19 Apr

Jamie Wood - linked to the Frankley Killers gang- sits in his getaway car and filmed the firearm discharge...

Council agrees £2.4million expansion to Fradley primary school 

19 Apr

A £2.4million expansion is set to take place at a Fradley school.

Children see junkie pull down their pants and inject themselves with drugs in Birmingham high street 

19 Apr

MP demands more police as junkies take drugs in broad daylight in busy high street...

First picture of murder victim Tyrone Dorsett released as family pay tribute to their ‘wonderful son’ 

19 Apr

Officially named by police following Sunday's fatal shooting...

Self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers 

19 Apr

Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by more than half in a large proportion of cases...

Leader pays tribute after death of Lichfield councillor 

19 Apr

Tributes who have been paid to a councillor who has died.

Plaque found in box of junk at property near Lichfield sells for £6,600 at auction 

19 Apr

A forgotten plaque found in a box of junk at a property near Lichfield has sold for £6,600 at auction.

People living in this part of the West Midlands are among most likely in UK to die from avoidable causes 

19 Apr

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that 2,319 people in the area died an avoidable death...

Schoolgirl hides from violent thugs brandishing baseball bats before horrific attack 

18 Apr

15-year-old girl left seriously injured after hooded men found and beat her in Tipton...

How West Midlands Police are now using drones to catch criminals 

18 Apr

High definition cameras will be helping to cover West Midlands Police more ground on patrols...

Watch: BMW veers off road into front garden sending bins flying 

18 Apr

CCTV emerges of crash as residents call for action at accident blackspot...

‘Grotesque’ HIV hairdresser Daryll Rowe branded ‘sociopath’ by victims he tried to infect 

18 Apr

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus...

Human trafficker worked as city cabbie before crimes were detected 

18 Apr

Another cabbie showed disturbing images to children with special needs...

Baker forced vulnerable girl, 15, to perform sick sex act in hotel room 

18 Apr

The court was told how he was convicted on February 22, 2007 in a Birmingham court for grooming and having sexual activity with a 15-year-old...

Pervert who branded 13-year-old girls ‘horny little s***s’ snared by paedophile hunters 

18 Apr

Joshua Turner, from Coventry, pleaded guilty this week...

New footage showing arrests following Stratford Road jewellery raid 

18 Apr

Two men due in court in connection with robbery at jewellers...

Child sex offender died of heart attack at HMP Birmingham after twice complaining of chest pains 

18 Apr

Prison facing criticism over death of John Franks, 66, who was serving 17 year sentence...

Nearly 140 years jail for multi-million pound drug smuggling gang 

17 Apr

Couriers would use airports including Birmingham to fly in and collect illicit bags...

Event to help couple thank locals who helped transform struggling village pub near Lichfield 

17 Apr

A couple who took on a struggling pub in a village near Lichfield are planning a community barbecue to say thank you to locals who have helped turn around its fortunes.

Lichfield car dealership wins national customer service award 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business has won an award for customer service.

Man gunned down in horror late-night Bordesley attack named locally as ‘Tyrone’ 

17 Apr

A major murder investigation has been launched following the shooting in the early hours of Sunday...

Lichfield and Burntwood MP relieved costly challenge to decision to switch fire service governance to Police and Crime Commissioner has been avoided 

17 Apr

Michael Fabricant Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP says he is delighted taxpayers’ money will not be wasted on a challenge to plans to give the Police and Crime Commissioner control of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Birmingham teenager arrested in attempted murder probe 

17 Apr

A 17-year-old boy was discovered in a house with a gunshot wound to his leg...

‘Car keying’ vandal at large in leafy Birmingham street 

17 Apr

Lines of parked cars have been 'keyed' in a Bournville Housing Trust road...

Raiders in ‘black uniforms’ brutally beat up a city jewellery shop owner in a raid 

17 Apr

Police in dramatic foot chase after robbery in Stratford Road, Sparkhill...

Preparations in full swing for the 2018 Lichfield Home and Garden Festival 

17 Apr

Visitors will get the chance to find out more about making improvements to their homes at a festival in Lichfield.

Lichfield business relocates to new city centre offices 

17 Apr

A Lichfield business is moving to a new city centre home.

Shamed housing worker who was jailed for fraud ordered to repay £20k 

17 Apr

Zara Danyaal pretended to be homeless and made six fake applications for accommodation...

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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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