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

17 Aug 18

Controversial plan to refurbish derelict Barry Jackson tower approved…


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

17 Aug 18

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


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

17 Aug 18

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


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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 18

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…


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

17 Aug 18

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


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

17 Aug 18

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


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

17 Aug 18

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


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

17 Aug 18

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


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

17 Aug 18

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


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Four injured in multiple stabbing in Camberwell – five arrested 

16 Aug 18

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


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

16 Aug 18

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


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

16 Aug 18

She was a nurse working for Guy’s Hospital, near London Bridge…


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Police to step up patrols following double mosque attacks 

16 Aug 18

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


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

16 Aug 18

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


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

16 Aug 18

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


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

16 Aug 18

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


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Emma calls on government to ban the sale of zombie knives 

16 Aug 18

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East and Pat McFadden MP, have recently written to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to urge the government to ban the sale of so-called “zombie knifes” that people can still purchase legally and that are…


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

16 Aug 18

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


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John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman up for parole 

15 Aug 18

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


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Masked sledgehammer gang storm out of van in Sutton Coldfield 

15 Aug 18

The harrowing break-in attempt happened on Boldmere Road…


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

15 Aug 18

Intelligence suggests criminals are increasingly using phishing emails and ‘skimming’ cashpoints…


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

15 Aug 18

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


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Friend who lied over Tesco car bonnet death of Ellie Underhill is jailed 

15 Aug 18

The 21-year-old was among four friends who have all been sentenced following a trial at Stoke Crown Court…


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One time Game of Thrones actor Stuart Hawkins jailed – for a fourth time 

15 Aug 18

Stuart Hawkins has repeatedly harassed his former girlfriend in order to see his daughter…


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31 people charged with sexual abuse of five girls in Huddersfield 

15 Aug 18

West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18…