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Police given extra powers to tackle growing Birmingham violence following three murders in one week 

23 May 18

West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray reveals plans to crackdown on violence in wake of fatal shooting, stabbing and arson attack…


Local news
Planners seek permission to demolish historic Rubery pub in favour of care home 

17 May 18

Developers have applied for permission to demolish an historic Rubery pub in favour of a large care home, claiming at least 60 jobs will be created.


Local news
[VIDEO] Druids Heath home targeted in suspected arson attack 

14 May 18

A Druids Heath home was targeted in a suspected arson attack yesterday afternoon (Sunday 13th May).


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Watch: Family’s terror as flames tear through garden in horrific broad daylight arson attack 

14 May 18

Police hunting offenders after mum and two children forced to flee Birmingham home in bid to escape devastating blaze…


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Suspected arson attack at flat above Handsworth nail bar 

20 Apr 18

Flammable substance and objects thought to have been thrown at window…


News
Kings Heath Dixy Chicken ‘explosion’: Two men released on bail 

2 Apr 18

Two men had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson.


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Two bailed after Dixy Chicken Kings Heath gas explosion 

2 Apr 18

Police inquiries into suspected arson attack continue…


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Gas explosion at Dixy Chicken – everything we know so far about suspect arson attack in Kings Heath 

1 Apr 18

Two men arrested in connection with blaze and Alcester Road South in Kings Heath closed as investigation continues…


News
Kings Heath Dixy Chicken explosion: Two men arrested 

1 Apr 18

Two men who attended hospital with burn injuries are being held on suspicion of arson, police said.


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Gang-plagued Nechells tower block residents say they are ‘living in war zone’ 

29 Mar 18

Residents say they facing arson, crime and anti-social behaviour yet claim council not taking action…


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Roadhouse rock venue fire was suspected arson attack 

19 Mar 18

Fifty firefighters were at height of rock club fire in Kings Norton…


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Heartbroken Birmingham relatives launch appeal after ‘four killed in arson attack, including toddler’ 

12 Mar 18

Crystal Gosset died alongside children Diane, 19, and Edward, 16, and 18-month-old grandaughter in Northern Ireland bungalow blaze…


News
Coventry Sainsbury’s fires treated as arson 

5 Mar 18

Fires broke out at a clothing department in the Coventry store twice in two days.


News
Three charged with manslaughter after Leicester explosion kills five 

4 Mar 18

Arkan Ali, 37, Hawkar Hassan, 32, and Aram Kurd, 33, have been charged with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life…


News
Second fire at Coventry Sainsbury’s in two days 

3 Mar 18

An arsonist is thought to be responsible for the first fire.


News
Fire at Sainsbury’s in Coventry treated as arson 

1 Mar 18

A clothes rail was on fire when West Midlands Fire Service arrived at the scene.


Local news
Man charged in relation to tragic West Heath flat explosion 

28 Jan 18

A man has been before Birmingham magistrates facing charges relating to an explosion in a West Heath maisonette over 3 years ago.


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The incredibly worrying rise in arson attacks across Birmingham and West Midlands 

27 Jan 18

In Birmingham itself the number rose slightly faster than the region as a whole…


Local news
Demolition of arson damaged former golf clubhouse APPROVED 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has today (Thursday 18th January) approved an application from developers for permission to demolish the clubhouse building on the site of a former Northfield golf club.


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Watch: Firefighters tackle ‘stolen’ car blaze after suspected arson attack 

14 Jan 18

The incident was on Goscote Lodge Crescent, in Walsall…


News
Watch: Firefighters tackle ‘stolen’ car blaze after suspected arson attack 

14 Jan 18

The incident was on Goscote Lodge Crescent, in Walsall…


News
Arrest over petrol sprayed at Rugeley police station 

27 Dec 17

A man is suspected of attempted arson with intent to endanger life over the Christmas Day incident.


Council
Sandwell Valley High Ropes set to re-open in the Spring 

22 Dec 17

The highly-popular High Ropes adventure activity in the Sandwell Valley at West Bromwich is to re-open in the spring – when it is rebuilt following an arson attack.


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Ram raid and suspected arson at Walsall shop 

22 Dec 17

Peggys Place furniture store targeted in Barracks Lane…


News
Suspected arsonists set car on fire next to an open gas main in Chelmsley Wood 

6 Dec 17

SUSPECTED arsonists played a dangerous game as they set fire to a car next to an open gas main in Chelmsley Wood last night.