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Man jailed after crashing through M6 Toll barrier in Lichfield after 150mph police pursuit 

17 Aug

A man has been jailed after driving a stolen car at 150mph before crashing it through an M6 Toll barrier in Lichfield.


‘Not ideal’ solution to city’s homeless crisis is to put them in this 20-storey tower block 

17 Aug

Controversial plan to refurbish derelict Barry Jackson tower approved...


The majority of women ‘do NOT shower or bathe daily’ 

17 Aug

The majority of women in the UK dont bathe or take a shower each day because they are too tired...


This is how many people have been caught speeding by Solihull’s three new cameras 

17 Aug

Average speeds have dropped at the locations following installation of cameras...


Walsall YouTube star Ryan Taylor could be banned from making more clips 

17 Aug

The pair were bailed to re-appear at the court on August 21 for a plea hearing...


Man who plunged knife into girlfriend’s chest and left it there told her ‘I may as well kill you, I’ll stab you’ 

17 Aug

Neighbours went to the aid of the 26-year-old woman who was found lying on the sofa with a knife sticking out of her chest...


Two men arrested after alleged murder of Samantha Eastwood remain under investigation 

17 Aug

The pair, aged 28 and 60, are still on bail and due to report back to police in the next few weeks...


Drunk social worker headbutted man and called club boss ‘white trash’ during taxi row 

17 Aug

Shaheen Khan, 42, now faces losing her job after attack outside Sutton Coldfield social club...


How Celebrity Big Brother’s Jermaine Pennant plans to “change people’s views” of him 

17 Aug

Footballer Jermaine Pennant, 35, played for Arsenal for seven years, before moving to clubs including Leeds United and Birmingham City...


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 – these are the housemates who’ve entered 

17 Aug

They include a Hollywood star, a TV psychic, a cosmetic surgery lover and a model who rose to fame after being kidnapped...


Motorbike thugs smash up police car while officers helped victim of crime in Hall Green 

17 Aug

Police urged anyone with information to come forward after the attack in Hall Green...


Thousands of Birmingham smokers unsuccessful at quitting – these are all the benefits 

17 Aug

Some 3,868 quit attempts were made in Birmingham using the service in 2017/18...


Four injured in multiple stabbing in Camberwell – five arrested 

16 Aug

Scotland Yard said five males have been arrested after police were called to Landor House, Camberwell, shortly before 5.25pm on Thursday...


Man punched by Ben Stokes insists cricketer should have faced assault charge 

16 Aug

Ryan Hale, 27, and his best friend Ryan Ali, 28, were punched by the 27-year-old all-rounder...


Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Simonne Kerr found stabbed to death aged 31 

16 Aug

She was a nurse working for Guy's Hospital, near London Bridge...


Police to step up patrols following double mosque attacks 

16 Aug

Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque on Fosbrooke Road in Small Heath and the Al-Hijrah mosque on Hob Moor Road nearby were targeted...


Shoppers donate almost a tonne of items to Lichfield Foodbank in just one day 

16 Aug

Almost a tonne of food has been donated to a local foodbank in just one day by shoppers from a Lichfield supermarket.


Headteacher hails “excellent results” for Lichfield Cathedral School students 

16 Aug

The headteacher of Lichfield Cathedral School has hailed “excellent results” for her students.


‘A part of me died’ Dad’s heartbreaking words as uncle jailed for killing Jasmine Forrester 

16 Aug

The 11-year-old was bludgeoned to death on February 8...


Conservative councillor says plan for new Burntwood health centre will “greatly help” residents 

16 Aug

A Conservative councillor says a new medical centre in Burntwood will “greatly help” local residents.


Hair care manufacturer moves to Burntwood after rescue deal 

16 Aug

A manufacturer of hair care products has new owners after being sold out of administration.


Students from The Friary School celebrate A-Level results success 

16 Aug

Staff and students from The Friary School in Lichfield are celebrating after achieving a 99% A-Level pass rate.


Lying driver jailed after killing elderly pedestrian in hit-and-run 

16 Aug

Parminder Bagri, 28, left Brian Durham dead in the road just days before Christmas...


Pictured: Uncle Delroy Forrester who killed niece Jasmine, 11, in “frenzied attack” with table leg 

16 Aug

The 51-year-old was today found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but not guilty of her murder...


At last! Building work on Midland Metropolitan Hospital can begin again 

16 Aug

New state-of-the-art hospital for Birmingham and Black Country to open in 2022 after Government provides cash...


Celebrity Big Brother 2018 starts tonight – all the stars rumoured to be entering 

16 Aug

The contestants for the 22nd series of the reality show will be welcomed by returning presenter Emma Willis...


John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman up for parole 

15 Aug

A decision is expected within two weeks of the parole hearing...


Masked sledgehammer gang storm out of van in Sutton Coldfield 

15 Aug

The harrowing break-in attempt happened on Boldmere Road...


This Midlands cashpoint is among the 10 most dangerous in the country 

15 Aug

Intelligence suggests criminals are increasingly using phishing emails and 'skimming' cashpoints...


Taxi driver allowed to keep job despite previously being jailed for child abuse 

15 Aug

Sandwell councillors allowed cabbie to continue driving despite guidelines saying people convicted of sex offences be barred...


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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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