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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards 

19 Apr 18

WITH just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award.


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Member of Frankley Killers gang jailed for organising hit on rival’s house 

19 Apr 18

Jamie Wood did not pull the trigger but ‘orchestrated’ the attack in Coriander Close, Northfield…


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County line drug gang targeted ‘easy pickings’ in countryside – before attempting to evade capture by fleeing 

19 Apr 18

The quartet were sentenced to prison on April 16 for drugs offences…


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The law on keeping your children off school in the heatwave 

19 Apr 18

One Midlands dad sparked controversy with his decision to keep his children away from school as the mercury soared…


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Terrifying moment gangster blasts a sawn-off shotgun at a house in Northfield 

19 Apr 18

Jamie Wood – linked to the Frankley Killers gang- sits in his getaway car and filmed the firearm discharge…


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Children see junkie pull down their pants and inject themselves with drugs in Birmingham high street 

19 Apr 18

MP demands more police as junkies take drugs in broad daylight in busy high street…


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First picture of murder victim Tyrone Dorsett released as family pay tribute to their ‘wonderful son’ 

19 Apr 18

Officially named by police following Sunday’s fatal shooting…


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Self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers 

19 Apr 18

Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by more than half in a large proportion of cases…


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People living in this part of the West Midlands are among most likely in UK to die from avoidable causes 

19 Apr 18

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that 2,319 people in the area died an avoidable death…


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Schoolgirl hides from violent thugs brandishing baseball bats before horrific attack 

18 Apr 18

15-year-old girl left seriously injured after hooded men found and beat her in Tipton…


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Staffordshire begins new financial year on near full employment 

18 Apr 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S new financial year has begun with near full employment with more planned business development, the county’s economic growth leader said this week.


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Smart Alert service gathering pace across Staffordshire 

18 Apr 18

MORE than 16,000 people have signed up to Staffordshire’s Smart Alert service, according to figures released ahead of the Police and Crime Panel meeting.


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Assistant Chief Constable dismissed from West Midlands Police 

18 Apr 18

A SENIOR West Midlands Police officer who was convicted of failing to safeguard sensitive documents has today (Wednesday 18 April) been dismissed from the force.


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How West Midlands Police are now using drones to catch criminals 

18 Apr 18

High definition cameras will be helping to cover West Midlands Police more ground on patrols…


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Watch: BMW veers off road into front garden sending bins flying 

18 Apr 18

CCTV emerges of crash as residents call for action at accident blackspot…


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‘Grotesque’ HIV hairdresser Daryll Rowe branded ‘sociopath’ by victims he tried to infect 

18 Apr 18

Daryll Rowe became the first man in the country to be found guilty of intentionally setting out to spread the virus…


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Human trafficker worked as city cabbie before crimes were detected 

18 Apr 18

Another cabbie showed disturbing images to children with special needs…


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Baker forced vulnerable girl, 15, to perform sick sex act in hotel room 

18 Apr 18

The court was told how he was convicted on February 22, 2007 in a Birmingham court for grooming and having sexual activity with a 15-year-old…


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Pervert who branded 13-year-old girls ‘horny little s***s’ snared by paedophile hunters 

18 Apr 18

Joshua Turner, from Coventry, pleaded guilty this week…


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New footage showing arrests following Stratford Road jewellery raid 

18 Apr 18

Two men due in court in connection with robbery at jewellers…


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Child sex offender died of heart attack at HMP Birmingham after twice complaining of chest pains 

18 Apr 18

Prison facing criticism over death of John Franks, 66, who was serving 17 year sentence…


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Nearly 140 years jail for multi-million pound drug smuggling gang 

17 Apr 18

Couriers would use airports including Birmingham to fly in and collect illicit bags…


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Man gunned down in horror late-night Bordesley attack named locally as ‘Tyrone’ 

17 Apr 18

A major murder investigation has been launched following the shooting in the early hours of Sunday…


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Birmingham teenager arrested in attempted murder probe 

17 Apr 18

A 17-year-old boy was discovered in a house with a gunshot wound to his leg…


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‘Car keying’ vandal at large in leafy Birmingham street 

17 Apr 18

Lines of parked cars have been ‘keyed’ in a Bournville Housing Trust road…