Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 18 January 2018
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These are the five celebrity diets you MUST avoid in 2018 – according to experts 

18 Jan

Over recent years we have been excited to see peoples interest in food, health, fitness and wellness increasw...


Ex-mayor thanks medics at Tamworth hospital after he was left gasping for air for more than FOUR HOURS 

18 Jan

John Garner has called for the MIU to re-open overnight following the incident...


‘Suspicious incident’ of man taking pictures in Tamworth 

18 Jan

The incident is believed to have taken place on Tuesday, January 16...


Petrified man holds off masked gang with bats in botched Great Barr home raid 

18 Jan

Wearing gloves and dark clothing, the gang demanded to be let into a house in Stanford Avenue...


Murder suspect Tahir Zarif arrested in Pakistan prison two years after Digbeth businessman shot dead 

18 Jan

Akhtar Javeed was shot dead as he bravely tried to protect his employees during a failed armed robbery...


Pervert Paul Cotton, 45, branded danger to girls after sex with underage teen in Travelodge hotel room 

18 Jan

He blindfolded 15-year-old and recorded her without her knowledge...


How new head is bringing Walsall school out of special measures 

18 Jan

Trisha Bunn has helped create a positive climate around Edgar Stammers Primary Academy...


Gran who was told she was too fat for surgery loses more than eight stone 

18 Jan

Patricia McKenna, from Kings Heath, has a new lease of life after losing eight and a half stone...


Armed robbers storm Co-op store in terrifying raid for VODKA and cash 

18 Jan

Masked crooks with knives demanded cash from the till, stole bottles of alcohol and escaped...


Doctor who sexually abused four women patients jailed for 12 years 

18 Jan

Jaswant Rathore was convicted of ten offences at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial...


Crunch pub bombings legal fight decision to be revealed 

18 Jan

Ruling expected over whether issue of bombers should be considered...


Fresh warnings about vice-chancellor pay 

18 Jan

New financial accounts for Aston University show hefty payments in final year which prompts warning University and College Union...


Cold weather likely to put emergency services under further strain 

18 Jan

Its weekly figures on winter pressures show there were 12,600 ambulance delays of more than 30 minutes this week...


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

18 Jan

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


Tributes to ‘devoted dad’ who collapsed and died in Tamworth 

18 Jan

Anthony George Lees will be remembered for helping others...


High winds cause havoc across Tamworth 

18 Jan

The borough council has been praised for its work after a tree came down onto a van in Tamworth...


Shoplifter BIT cops after she was spotted stealing in Boots 

18 Jan

Michelle Smith also attacked a security guard...


Woman DRAGGED from car in robbery 

18 Jan

Officers used police dogs to try and track down the offender...


Kevin Spacey investigated by Scotland Yard over third sexual assault complaint 

18 Jan

The force did not directly link Spacey to the fresh allegation...


BBC presenter Emily Maitlis speaks out over chilling 27-year stalker hell 

18 Jan

Obsessive Edward Vines, 47, has stalked the BBC journalist since they were both students at Cambridge University in the mid-1990s...


UK set for 70mph winds and heavy snow as Met Office issues ‘danger to life’ warning 

17 Jan

Dozens of schools have been closed...


Warning over scam offering ‘free’ Sainsbury’s voucher giveaway 

17 Jan

But the retailer has confirmed that no such offer exists...


Teenager had bike stolen at KNIFE POINT! 

17 Jan

POLICE are appealing for help from the public after a teenager had his bike stolen at knife point by four males in Stonydelph on Monday evening.


The latest WhatsApp scam which is promising vouchers for Waitrose 

17 Jan

After fraudsters sent false links to Sainsbury's and Asda the latest is promising a free gift card for Waitrose...


WATCH: PC faces gunman after routine burglary call in West Midlands 

17 Jan

THIS is the moment a West Midlands police officer on a routine call to a burglary was confronted by a gunman in a hallway.


Dying model James Brindley told girlfriend ‘I’ve just been stabbed’, murder trial told 

17 Jan

James Brindley was walking home from a night out with friends in Aldridge when he was allegedly stabbed...


Burglary, Car theft and suspicious incidents in Dosthill 

17 Jan

POLICE are appealing to the public for information after three separate incidents in Dosthill yesterday (Tuesday) in which a house was burgled, a car was stolen and a.


How this Tamworth postman has become an internet sensation 

17 Jan

Former Aston Villa employee Mark Brooks has already had more than 60 million views...


Teenager robbed at knifepoint in Tamworth 

17 Jan

Dramatic police chase followed as suspects rode off on the stolen bike...


Controversial gypsy site plans near Tamworth deferred for ‘visit’ 

17 Jan

Members stated they had several concerns with safety...


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