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Potholes: Solihull council compensates only one in ten damage claims so far this year 

20 Apr 18

SOLIHULL council has so far agreed to pay compensation to only around 10 per cent of those who have claimed for vehicle damages caused by potholes this year – despite worsening road conditions.

Birmingham hospitals losing millions to bad debt, compensation and stock write-offs 

28 Mar 18

According to NHS guidance, losses and special payments are items that the Government would not have contemplated when funding the health service…

Regulator to quiz water firms over shortages 

11 Mar 18

Ofwat expects compensation to be “fair, fast and free from hassle for customers”.

Rogue trader handed suspended prison sentence for money laundering 

8 Mar 18

A ROGUE trader who carried out unnecessary maintenance work on a Tamworth property has been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £5,000 victim compensation after pleading guilty to money laundering offences.

Fake holiday food poisoning compensation couple avoid jail – this is what the judge said 

5 Mar 18

Leon Roberts and Jade Muzoka were both given suspended 26-week jail sentences…

Mum strangled and left for dead by rapist who murdered her daughter refused compensation 

22 Jan 18

Lisa Skidmore’s elderly mum Margaret was refused compensation after being told injuries ‘not severe enough…

4 long foot pothole and about 10 inches deep, 20th January 

20 Jan 18

There is a massive pothole of about 4 foot in length on this road, Hodgetts Lane,, it urgently needs sorting due to cars having to probably start to get compensation for tyres, axles etc.

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Birmingham hospital pays £90m for mistakes in last five years 

16 Jan 18

A Birmingham hospital has paid out over £90 million towards compensation in the last five years, with around £20 million being paid out last year alone.

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Hawfinches mainly 

7 Dec 17

Thursday 7th December 2017 The main focus of the past 2 weeks has been the continuing search for local Hawfinches with mixed success.

HS2 Still Dragging Heels Over Bodymoor Heath 

6 Dec 17

HS2 Still Dragging Heels Over Bodymoor Heath Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:06/12/2017 13:01:00 As fans will know the HS2 project will wipe out a section of our Bodymoor Heath training base but despite lodging our fair request for compensation …

High Court to rule on data leak compensation claim by Morrisons staff 

1 Dec 17

Lawyers say the first data leak class action in the UK has potential implications for every individual and business in the country…

Man found guilty of exposing himself to women passengers while on a bus. 

30 Nov 17

Luke Bailey, aged 34, from Great Barr, was convicted of two offences of exposure at Dudley Magistrates Court on Tuesday (28/11).

Lichfield MP demands overhaul of train compensation scheme for passengers plagued by “scandal of persistent delays” 

30 Nov 17

Lichfield’s MP has called for a complete overhaul of compensation schemes for train passengers hit by delays.

The staggering amount Flybe had to pay after angry man’s toilet row 

22 Nov 17

Flybe was forced to pay the 87 Amsterdam-bound holidaymakers onboard 23,000 in compensation…

Buddha tattoo woman Naomi Coleman wins compensation 

15 Nov 17

A woman deported from Sri Lanka for having a tattoo of the Buddha is compensated for her treatment.

£18 million compensation for boy with brain injuries after Birmingham midwives failed to spot jaundice 

14 Nov 17

He needs round-the-clock care following mistakes made at Birmingham Women’s Hospital Trust…

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Warwickshire on a roll. 

2 Nov 17

1st November 2017 As the events at Draycote became history, the new month began with something of a bang as far as Warwickshire Birders were concerned.

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27 Oct 17

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BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in compensation and refunds for ‘irresponsible lending’ – what customers need to know 

24 Oct 17

The weekly-payment firm, which has many stores across Birmingham, had agreed to pay 249,000 customers for agreements which may not have been affordable and payments which should have been refunded…

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Flight Delay – Could You Claim Compensation? 

2 Oct 17

This Autumn has proven to be a miserable time for travelers.

Local news
Judge praises Ian Paterson victims after approving compensation plan 

27 Sep 17

Mrs Justice Whipple made her comments as she approved a settlement…

Judge approves £37m disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson victims’ fund 

27 Sep 17

A HIGH Court judge has approved a £37million compensation plan for hundreds of victims of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson.

Judge approves compensation plan for Ian Paterson victims 

27 Sep 17

Mrs Justice Whipple expressed her heartfelt sympathy to those whose trust she said was betrayed by Paterson…

‘Very little change’ in NHS serious negligence cases in 25 years 

19 Sep 17

NHS compensation claims review found that the most serious examples of medical negligence – including failure to monitor heart rates properly – have barely changed…

Ryanair issues FULL list of cancelled flights over next SIX weeks 

19 Sep 17

It faces a compensation bill of up to 20 million euro (17.7 million) for the mess…