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Appeal after man dies following M6 collision 

15 Jul 18

A ROAD traffic collision on the M6 southbound between junctions 14 and 13 this afternoon has resulted in a man dying.


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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs and boost workplace skills 

15 Jul 18

BUSINESS development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs.


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PCC encourages FGM victims to come forward 

15 Jul 18

STAFFORDSHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis is encouraging Female Genital Mutilation victims and survivors across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to come forward and gain help from a new service across the area.


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Teen charged with attempted murder after 17-year-old critically injured in Wolverhampton claw hammer attack 

15 Jul 18

The 17-year-old will appear before magistrates on Monday…


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Man, 28, stabbed to death and another seriously injured in Yardley Wood ‘neighbour row’ 

15 Jul 18

Police were called to the incident in the early hours of Sunday…


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Pair bailed after toddler dies in park van tragedy 

15 Jul 18

The man and woman have been bailed pending further investigations…


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Gunman in motorcycle helmet fires shots at popular pub 

15 Jul 18

Machete wielding men also seen outside family bar in gang related attack…


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Another of the three schoolgirls who fled to join ISIS is feared dead 

15 Jul 18

Amira Abase was one of the trio who were captured on camera in a UK airport before flying to Syria…


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The forgotten Black Country queen of Wimbledon’s Centre Court 

15 Jul 18

Dorothy gave a hint of what the future was to hold in 1924.


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What it’s really like to have autism – Tyler, ten, has written a book called Invisible Me 

15 Jul 18

Schoolboy reveals just how isolating it can be – and how much he has to offer to the world…


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How many crimes took place in your part of Birmingham last month 

15 Jul 18

No part of Birmingham saw fewer than 100 crimes reported across the month…


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The harrowing story 14yr old destined for Oxford – before being forced into marriage 

15 Jul 18

Hawaa Ayoub was dragged screaming to her own marriage after being tricked into going abroad for a ‘holiday…


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Breakthrough in 60 year cold case murder of sweet shop owner 

15 Jul 18

Frederick Jeffs was found battered to death with a rock…


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Sextortion scam warning as fraudsters claim to have secretly filmed you watching porn online 

14 Jul 18

In a new twist not seen before by Action Fraud, the emails contain the victims own password in the subject line…


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More than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods seized from motorways 

14 Jul 18

MORE than £8 million of drugs, stolen and fake goods were seized from the West Midlands motorways in a year as police crackdown on criminals trying to use them as escape routes for their illegal actions.


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Motorway police seize £8 million haul of drugs and stolen goods 

14 Jul 18

Total value of goods seized by cops on Birmingham’s busy motorway network…


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Man stabbed in neck in brawl in Handsworth street: Police statement 

14 Jul 18

Officers appeal for witnesses after brutal attack on Villa Road…


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Warning over scam artist pretending to be a police officer in Sutton Coldfield 

14 Jul 18

An OAP who is ‘nearly 90’ has warned fellow pensioners and the vulnerable to be aware of bogus police calls…


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Up for rent: Brothel which court was told made £7.5 million 

14 Jul 18

Libra Club was visited by 200 men a day and was shut down by police…


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Eight bizarre reasons you could be more at risk of prostate cancer 

14 Jul 18

In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives…


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Midlands Commonwealth champion: I was a knife crime victim 

14 Jul 18

Why gold medallist Frazer Clarke is joining battle against the blade…


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The day victim of Birmingham grooming gangs was trafficked abroad and raped 

14 Jul 18

Kate Elysia tells in a new book how she was raped and abused by more than 70 men…


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Why schools are giving girls spoons to prevent forced marriages 

14 Jul 18

A Birmingham woman who was tricked into forced marriage as a teenager is backing the school’s initiative…


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Kids as young as seven being asked to strip online for strangers 

14 Jul 18

One in ten children who chat to strangers online are asked to undress on camera…


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Man who took two hostages at bowling alley with samurai sword and shotgun has sentence cut 

14 Jul 18

David Clarke put the sawn-off gun to the head of the manager in police stand-off…