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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Police name man killed in early morning collision

A man tragically killed in a collision on Bristol Street, Birmingham in the early hours of Saturday morning (1/12) has been named as Alex Knight. Police believe that the 38-year-old was crossing...

More than 100,000 women in the region did not attend their last smear test,...

The take-up rate for cervical screenings in Birmingham has fallen for the eighth consecutive year. Only 65.2% of the 305,900 women who were due a smear test before the end of March...
Birmingham City Council Refuse Lorry

Council issue statement in response to union strike ballot

Birmingham City Council has issued a statement in response to possible strike action by waste refuse workers over the Christmas Period. A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We remain committed to working with...
Forensics team search for evidence on Alum Rock Road

Detectives appeal for information following shooting in Alum Rock

Detectives investigating the shooting of a man in Alum Rock last night (28/11) are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward. An 18-year-old man was sitting alone in his silver VW...
High Rise Flats in Druids Heath, Birmingham

Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency work to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding. Regulations...
Smashed window on an Ambulance which has now been taken off the road for repairs

Man arrested in Handsworth after smashing an ambulance window

West Midlands Police have arrested a man after he assaulted an ambulance crew as they tried to treat him. The incident happened in Handsworth after a 999 call at just before 7am...

Taking the kids to the BBC’s Christmas tour? Now there’s something for the Mums...

If your taking the kids to see Zog and The Midnight Gang at the Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday 18th December there is now something for the Mum and dads! Fans of...
West Midlands Railway train at a station

Passengers advised to check before travelling today as high winds impact rail services

West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services may be subject to delays and alterations today (29/11), as a 50-mph speed limit has been imposed on all main line routes. Passengers are advised...
Pictured Maher Ali who has been jailed

Man jailed after police find a stolen shotgun in his car

A Birmingham man has been jailed for more than two years after police found a stolen Beretta shotgun in the back of his car. Maher Ali was stopped on Bowyer Street, Birmingham...
Flooding on Dog Pool Lane in Stirchley, Birmingham

Flood taskforce launched in the West Midlands

A new taskforce has been formed aiming to tackle flooding and other water related issues affecting the West Midlands and beyond. Birmingham City University has created the new ‘Water, Environment and Communities’...

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