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NHS spending: savings can be made on branded drugs 

23 Jan 18

Photo by Petr Kratochvil / Filed under CC0 Public Domain Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Birmingham are  spendin g a lot more on branded drugs where they could possibly prescribe cheaper alternatives.


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Why the War on Drugs is Unwinnable 

20 Jan 18

Music Editor Issy Campbell explores the necessity of education and decriminalisation surrounding the safe use of recreational drugs The post Why the War on Drugs is Unwinnable appeared first on Redbrick .


News
Suspected drugs house uncovered after ‘day of action’ by police 

18 Jan 18

Officers have praised the public for their part in passing on information to them…


News
Police dog sniffs out suspect after chase in Radford 

17 Jan 18

Officers says what is believed to be class A drugs were found in a nearby garden…


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Suspected drug dealers arrested after car stopped in Coventry 

14 Jan 18

A significant quantity of suspected class A drugs were recovered by cops…


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Suspected drug dealers arrested after car stopped in Coventry 

14 Jan 18

A significant quantity of suspected class A drugs were recovered by cops…


Local news
Life for teenage killer Damilola Johnson who stabbed ‘trusting’ dad in drugs burglary 

12 Jan 18

Victim Simon Johnson was left to die on his own landing…


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Life for teenage killer Damilola Johnson who stabbed ‘trusting’ dad in drugs burglary 

12 Jan 18

Victim Simon Johnson was left to die on his own landing…


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Gang who held girl, 14, captive and forced her to have sex with 20 men jailed for 18 years 

11 Jan 18

The 14-year-old victim was plied with drugs and held at an address in the city where she was made to have sex with around 20 people…


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Inside HMP Birmingham: How self-harm, drugs and violence are rife at Winson Green 

9 Jan 18

At the prison there were almost 300 assaults on staff and more than 600 cases of self-harm in 2016…


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More than 100 babies born in West Midlands addicted to drugs 

8 Jan 18

It is not possible to say where in the West Midlands those babies lived, as data that detailed is not available…


News
Career criminal with long history of offending in Birmingham moves to Wales and goes on burglary spree 

8 Jan 18

Lee Mason had 16 previous convictions for 32 offences, mostly in the Birmingham area, including for drugs matters, violence, dishonesty, and robberies…


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Man with long history of offending in Birmingham moves to Wales and goes on burglary spree 

8 Jan 18

Lee Mason had 16 previous convictions for 32 offences, mostly in the Birmingham area, including for drugs matters, violence, dishonesty, and robberies…


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Men accused of child abduction and drugs offences appear in court 

5 Jan 18

The pair appeared at Warwick Crown Court…


Local news
Shamed carer snorts drugs near severely disabled man after deliberately reducing his medicine dose 

27 Dec 17

CCTV footage shows Thomas Harris checking nobody is looking before ingesting the drugs…


Rugby
Haul of dirty heroin needles found near schools in Walsall 

27 Dec 17

Mark Dabbs says he has never seen anything like it after stumbling upon a drugs den off Darlaston Road, Pleck…


Rugby
Jailed! Smuggler who used drones to deliver mobile phones and drugs to prisoners 

20 Dec 17

Michael Tovey flew in contraband items to HMP Birmingham…


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Man jailed for drone drug-drop into HMP Birmingham 

20 Dec 17

Michael Tovey flew drugs and mobile phones into HMP Birmingham’s exercise yard using a drone.


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Gunman who killed teenager Connor Smith LOSES bid to overturn murder conviction 

19 Dec 17

Leon Frye, shot at 19-year-old three times, hitting him twice, following a drugs dispute…


FixMyStreet
Drug, 18th December 

18 Dec 17

Drugs needles condoms blood Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 69 Canterbury Street, Coventry Report on FixMyStreet…


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Drugs, Sword and Handgun recovered during Amington raid! 

16 Dec 17

POLICE in Tamworth have released images of their finds after a raid at a property in Amington on Thursday 14 December.


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Police RAID homes of Alum Rock and Bordesley Green dealers in HUGE drugs crackdown 

15 Dec 17

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of cash, mobile phones and drugs have been seized from the neighbourhood…


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Bordesley Green Police Team execute ten drugs warrants Bordesley Green and Alum Rock.  

15 Dec 17

This week the Bordesley Green Police Team has targeted drug dealers operating in Bordesley Green and Alum Rock.


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Sword, knuckle duster and replica gun seized in Tamworth drugs bust 

15 Dec 17

Man, 24, released under investigation by Tamworth Police…


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Gang who used drones to smuggle £370k worth of drugs into prisons JAILED 

13 Dec 17

Remote-controlled drones, equipped with a fishing line and hooks, were flown to cell windows where inmates used tools such as an extendable broom handle to retrieve smuggled items…