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‘Guns and Money’ gangster Jerome Jones claims human rights infringed – by order to behave 

24 May

He was hit with landmark ruling after spate of gun attacks...


Birmingham knife crime: ‘Society’s leaving children to kill each other’ 

24 May

Alison Cope, 44, lost her son Joshua Ribera - also known as DepzMan - to knife crime...


Vile paedophiles convicted in horrific child sex abuse case spanning 30 years 

23 May

Investigating officer branded case one of the 'worst' and most 'horrifying' child sex abuse enquiries she'd ever seen...


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

23 May

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


Two men convicted of murdering dad of four Mikel Sterling in drive by shooting 

23 May

Mikel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley...


Police uncover loaded revolver in Highgate amid terrifying surge in city shootings 

23 May

Officers executed a warrant in Vaughton Street on Wednesday morning...


This disused care home could put up 55 homeless Birmingham families 

23 May

Plans to convert Magnolia House in Highgate earmarked for approval...


OPCC led project will tackle female genital mutilation 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner’s office is in the early stages of delivering an initiative to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, after securing £250,000 from the Home Office.


Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway 

23 May

PEOPLE are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information.


Glascote Ward election – This Friday 

23 May

THE Borough Council election for the Glascote Ward takes place this Friday, 25 May.


Tamworth 6-a-side Leagues offer reduced entry cost this summer 

23 May

FOOTBALLERS in Tamworth will be able to celebrate the World Cup with reduced entry if they sign up to a 6-a-side league this summer.


Children forced to spend night in custody – West Midlands figures revealed 

23 May

Local authorities have got to start doing something about it, says the Police and Crime Commissioner...


Good Samaritan repeatedly knifed in brutal city centre chip shop attack 

23 May

20-year-old victim had been holidaying in Birmingham from America when the unprovoked attack was launched...


Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s shock at racist abuse aimed at police officer brother 

23 May

Sajid Javid's brother is now a West Midlands Police Officer...


‘Police ignored child sex abuse complaints’, says MP for Telford 

23 May

Police thought 13-year-olds had consented to sex, according to the MP for Telford...


Beaten, raped, terrorised: Birmingham forced marriage victims speak out 

23 May

Two women reveal own stories of survival after mum jailed at Birmingham Crown Court in landmark case...


Masked raiders jailed for leaving schoolgirl cowering in fear as they tried to kick down her door 

23 May

Gang stole thousands of pounds-worth of valuables in crime spree...


Shamed headteacher Tim Moule, 47, jailed for secretly recording pupils in changing room 

23 May

He had thousands of pictures of students on his devices...


Thugs launch hammer attack on driver with baby in car 

23 May

Victim sustained head injuries after two masked men launched a brutal assault...


Increase in violent crime leaves Birmingham residents ‘scared to leave their homes’ 

23 May

Home Office asked to help following murder of Ozell Pemberton...


Residents celebrate the Royal Wedding with street party in Lichfield 

23 May

More than 100 residents and their guests raised a glass to to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at a Royal Wedding street party in Lichfield.


Free WiFi at GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull 

23 May

NHS managers say offering patients free WiFi will allow them to use health apps on their phones...


Funding boost helping local communities thrive 

23 May

HUNDREDS of community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors.


England kick off World Cup training in Staffordshire 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE has welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month.


Volunteers asked to sign up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 2018 

23 May

STAFFORDSHIRE’S biggest triathlon is calling out for volunteers to help make the 2018 race a great success.


Watch: Shameless thief busts open van with ‘screwdriver’ before stealing £2k tool haul in broad daylight 

23 May

Devastated father-of-two spent 20 years gathering crucial tools for the job - only to have them stolen in minutes...


Join Police in their 24-hour ‘Twitterthon’ 

22 May

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are inviting the public to join in their 24-hour ‘Twitterthon’ which starts tomorrow (Wednesday) from 7.30am.


Murder hunt after man shot dead in Handsworth – what we know so far 

22 May

West Midlands Police have issued a statement after killing in Maxwell Avenue...


Brits are becoming the biggest consumers of cocaine in Europe 

22 May

The comments came as MPs debated the Government's serious violence strategy...


Man shot dead in car in Handsworth street – murder hunt underway 

22 May

The man, aged in his 20s, was found in Maxwell Avenue just before 5pm on Tuesday...


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