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Bus Pass – on tour 

5 Mar 18

Celebrate the Bus – Help Keep the Bus Pass April 2018 sees the tenth anniversary of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, a long-fought–for benefit that brings financial, health and social benefits to older people and disabled people, …


Events
Peter Rabbit 

5 Mar 18

The much anticipated feature version of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.


Blog feature
Getting Better 

2 Mar 18

This blog has never been about me.


Rugby
Shocking picture of homeless pensioner that sparked community into action 

1 Mar 18

Image showed frail OAP huddled up in blankets with trolley full of his belongings outside a Tesco in Erdington…


News
Elderly woman found dead at Walsall home 

1 Mar 18

A murder investigation has been launched after a great-grandmother was found dead at her home in Walsall…


News
Boy racer jailed for less than six years after killing pensioner asks for jail time to be slashed 

28 Feb 18

James Mills of Brierley Hill had been driving at an average speed of 73mph in a 40mph zone…


Local news
Concerned son of 74 year-old woman warns others after bogus lottery win letter 

26 Feb 18

The son (Darren) of an elderly woman from Northfield is warning local residents after his mother received a scam letter claiming she’d won £900,000.


News
Pensioner held on suspicion of murder 

24 Feb 18

The 79-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday after an 82-year-old man, named locally as Dennis, was found dead in Raven Close, Huntington…


News
OAP spends harsh winter in freezing conditions as boiler stays broken for months 

21 Feb 18

Her family keep chasing Whitefriars housing for answers…


News
OAP to stand trial accused of making indecent images of children 

21 Feb 18

Paul Manifold denies the charges against him…


News
‘Courier Fraud’ conmen jailed as 92-year-old victim lures them into police trap! 

19 Feb 18

AN elderly woman conned out of more than £60,000 turned the tables on her cruel tricksters by luring them back with the promise of more money – and led them right into a West Midlands Police trap! The 92-year-old was stung in a so-called ‘…


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Solihull pensioner leads two courier fraudsters into police trap 

19 Feb 18

A PENSIONER conned out of more than £60,000 turned the tables on her cruel tricksters by luring them back with the promise of more money − and led them right into a West Midlands Police trap.


Blog feature
Care – What Price Dignity? 

11 Feb 18

“I’ve been to nursing care homes and I’ve sat in the car and cried…there’s no way my mum is going in there.


Local news
Bin men praised as Frankley man has sentence increased for violent attack on elderly man 

10 Feb 18

A Frankley man who launched a violent, unprovoked attack on an elderly man in a West Heath street – stealing just a torch – has had his sentence increased by the court of appeal in London.


News
Staffordshire Police appeal for identity of Tamworth intruder who tricked pensioner 

10 Feb 18

Staffordshire Police are appealing for help to identify a man who tricked and forced his way into a Tamworth pensioner’s home.


News
Elderly woman targeted by bogus tradesmen in Lichfield 

9 Feb 18

Suspects drove up in ‘old style’ VW Golf and distracted Boley Park resident…


Rugby
Hunt to find two men wanted in connection with murder of Sutton Coldfield OAP Arthur Gumbley 

9 Feb 18

Arthur Gumbley was attacked in his Little Aston home in November and died three weeks later…


News
Can you help identify this Tamworth intruder? 

9 Feb 18

POLICE are appealing for help to identify a man who tried to trick, and then forced his way into a Tamworth pensioner’s home.


News
Pervy pensioner Robert Moore, 71, secretly filmed men in toilets at M6 Toll service station 

7 Feb 18

Officers think there could be more victims…


Council
Stay well in colder weather 

6 Feb 18

Sandwell Council is supporting the national Stay Well This Winter campaign to help older people and those with long-term conditions during colder weather.


News
Man who battered OAP in mixed martial arts attack handed longer in jail 

6 Feb 18

Kenny Field hit victim more than 20 times in brutal street robbery…


Rugby
Hunt to find ‘nasty robber’ who attacked Sutton Coldfield OAP 

5 Feb 18

Samantha Jo Jones from Erdington is wanted so she can be sentenced for the Farthing Lane robbery…


News
Jailed in January: ISIS supporter and pensioner who sexually abused young girls 

4 Feb 18

Mugshots of criminals locked up over the past month…


Blog feature
Happy Birthday Mum 

3 Feb 18

It’s Mum’s birthday.


News
Police release photos of pensioner’s ‘terrible injuries’ in bid to trace raider 

2 Feb 18

DETECTIVES are urging the public to help trace a man after an elderly woman was left with horrific injuries when she was robbed in her home.