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Police close club in ‘tough action’ against gun crime as they step up patrols 

27 May 18

Senior officers have signed a closure order for the Arabian Nites shisha lounge on Bissell Street in Highgate…


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Morgan Freeman issues second statement after sexual assault allegations – ‘I was not always coming across the way I intended’ 

26 May 18

The 80-year-old Hollywood star was accused of repeatedly behaving in ways that made women feel uncomfortable…


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West Midlands has highest cases of ‘forced marriages’ linked to Pakistan 

26 May 18

Figures revealed after Birmingham mum is jailed for forcing her daughter to marry in Pakistan…


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Pay day loan shop approved despite fears of crime and debt problems 

26 May 18

Planning chairman backs shop saying it is better than a loan shark…


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How safe are you in and around Broad Street’s nightclubs? 

26 May 18

Nightlife spot manager says they are ‘constantly’ working to step up safety of revellers…


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Forget Alabama Rot – this deadly rabbit disease is now killing UK animals 

25 May 18

The highly contagious disease, which can be carried by both wild and domesticated rabbits, is often symptomless…


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Worrying cancer study says no amount of bacon, sausage or alcohol is safe 

25 May 18

Oh dear…


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

23 May 18

Officers executed a warrant in Vaughton Street on Wednesday morning…


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

23 May 18

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


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Good Samaritan repeatedly knifed in brutal city centre chip shop attack 

23 May 18

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


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

23 May 18

Sajid Javid’s brother is now a West Midlands Police Officer…


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

23 May 18

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


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

23 May 18

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


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Thugs launch hammer attack on driver with baby in car 

23 May 18

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


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

23 May 18

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


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Brits are becoming the biggest consumers of cocaine in Europe 

22 May 18

The comments came as MPs debated the Government’s serious violence strategy…


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

22 May 18

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


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Police arrest 13-year-old on suspicion of murder of Ozell Pemberton 

22 May 18

Ozell, 16, died from a stab wound to the chest near McDonald’s in Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield, last Thursday.


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Birmingham children are still being held in custody despite warnings 

22 May 18

Police Commissioner calls on councils to provide more accommodation for vulnerable children…


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Birmingham mum found guilty of tricking 17-year-old daughter into forced marriage 

22 May 18

It is the only second time anyone has been convicted in court of a forced marriage in the UK…


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Despicable Derrol Flynn who posed as policewoman to steal from the vulnerable is jailed 

22 May 18

The 45-year-old serial burglar preyed on her victims by turning up at their homes uninvited and flashed fake ID cards…


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Term-time holiday hotspots revealed – and what happens to parents if they take their child out of school 

21 May 18

New figures released by the Department for Education for the autumn term 2017 show a significant increase in unapproved vacations nationwide…


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Video shows VW Golf driver ramming cars and chasing gang during violent street disorder 

21 May 18

The footage was captured during a violent disorder on Essex Street…


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Ozell Pemberton murder: £10k fundraising appeal for funeral of Sutton Coldfield stab victim 

21 May 18

Ozell, 16, was a former pupil of Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale…


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Eleven celebrities who have been banned from visiting the UK 

20 May 18

Dear, oh dear…


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Teenager shot on College Road, Saltley: All we know so far 

20 May 18

Police have confirmed reports of gunfire on College Road, Saltley, and a teenager was injured…


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Family of Delroy Walker faced with bloody crime scene after charity worker’s death 

20 May 18

The devastated family of Birmingham charity worker Delroy Walker had to rinse his blood from the walls of his Jamaican dream home.


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Brother and sister cower in garden as gunmen fire shot inside their house 

19 May 18

Ttwo men knocked on the door of a property in Geranuim Grove in Bordesley Green…


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Police probe after woman’s body discovered in Solihull canal 

19 May 18

Woman’s body found in Stratford Canal, off Solihull Lodge High Street…


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These are the laws you need to know if you are going to Dubai 

18 May 18

After reports of a woman being arrested for sex outside marriage, the things that are illegal in Dubai…


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Sutton Coldfield phone shop raided by thieves just metres from police murder cordon 

18 May 18

The gang took 11 phones from O2 shop in Lower Parade in Sutton Coldfield…


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Sutton Coldfield stabbing victim named locally as Ozell Pemberton – school pays tribute 

18 May 18

The 16-year-old was a former pupil at Greenwood Academy in Castle Vale…


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The moment which showed Shafilea Ahmed’s parents were guilty of her murder 

18 May 18

This clip shows the moment a body language expert claims the mask slipped…


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Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Firefighters lay flowers in tribute to tragic teenager 

18 May 18

Town rallies round after shocking stabbing outside…


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Sutton Coldfield stabbing: Rapper Remtrex ‘can guide youngsters to make positive choices’ 

18 May 18

Mother of tragic Josh Ribera calls for better knife crime education after Sutton stabbing…


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‘Too many people are being killed’ – heartbroken Sutton Coldfield residents speak out over knife crime after teen stabbed to death 

18 May 18

A boy was killed in a knife attack in Lower Parade near the McDonalds restaurant at about 3.30pm on May 17…


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Teen arrested after 16-year-old boy stabbed to death in Sutton Coldfield 

18 May 18

The teenager handed himself in to a police station in the early hours of this morning…


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Police release CCTV images after teen ‘beaten’ inside convenience store 

17 May 18

Victim was left with fractured cheekbone and bruising across the whole of his body…


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Jailed: Trio found with loaded gun, £200k cash in wardrobe and 6kg of cocaine 

17 May 18

Aaron Chander from Midlands sentenced to more than 17 years prison following sting…


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Police appeal after man punched and repeatedly stabbed outside Handsworth Ladbrokes 

17 May 18

The victim was set upon outside the Holyhead Road bookies…


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Middle-class women are taking MDMA wrapped in cheese in ‘brie-ing’ craze 

17 May 18

Drug users at high-class parties in London are taking ecstasy with French cheese, according to reports…


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Police continue hunt for Highgate gunman after university graduate Abdul Rahman shot dead 

17 May 18

A post mortem is due to be carried out later today…


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Sky and HBO team up for Adnan Syed Serial podcast documentary series 

16 May 18

The killing was previously examined in the hugely popular Serial podcast in 2014…


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Kind-hearted PCSO cuts elderly man’s hair in heartwarming gesture 

16 May 18

Scott Swan has given 90-year old Jack four haircuts now…


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Boy, 16, jailed for killing young dad as judge calls knife crime ‘a blight on Birmingham’ 

16 May 18

Teenager knifed victim five times as they brawled on a Kingstanding street…


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Highgate shooting victim: ‘Everybody loved him. He was an amazing person’ 

16 May 18

West Midlands Police said it was believed victim was in Stratford Place in Highgate area of Birmingham…


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Erectile dysfunction epidemic sweeping UK with half of men in 30s affected 

16 May 18

Studies show one in two men in their 30s struggle getting – and maintaining – an erection…


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Up to 63 Windrush migrants wrongly deported, admits Home Secretary Sajid Javid 

15 May 18

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid made the shocking admission to MPs…


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Jaguar Land Rover engineer avoids jail after going “awol” and bottling barman for no reason 

15 May 18

The 29-year-old went awol part way into the night and ended up in city centre bar on his own…


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Drug user Dean Lowe who killed girlfriend Kirby Noden and chopped up her body jailed 

15 May 18

Dean Lowe denied harming Kirby Noden…


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Watch: Deadly haul of guns unveiled by police as firearms surrender is launched 

14 May 18

Police discovered guns in a bag, hidden in a garden and guarded by two dogs…


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Crime rises on public transport across the West Midlands 

14 May 18

Reports of crime on buses, trains and trams over the past 12 months…


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Teen attacked in Merry Hill shopping centre food court – what we know so far 

14 May 18

Terrified shoppers fled the Dudley centre after a 17-year-old boy was injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon…


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Watch: Birmingham barber knocked out in brutal holiday attack in Turkey 

14 May 18

Ben Mountford, from Birmingham, was attacked while staying at a hotel in Marmaris…


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Boy, 16, charged after ‘hammer attack on teenager at Merry Hill shopping centre’ 

14 May 18

Shoppers fled the Dudley shopping centre after violence sparked at the Eat Central food court…


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Two Brits kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo freed 

13 May 18

A female park ranger travelling with the pair was killed and their driver injured when the two men were seized…


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Infamous serial killer Dennis Nilsen dies aged 72 

13 May 18

After luring his victims to their death, Nilsen would often sit with their corpses for days before dismembering them…


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Watch: Shocking aftermath of vicious bat and metal bar street brawl 

11 May 18

Brutal fight happened outside a popular restaurant on Alum Rock Road…


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Watch: Man beaten with huge wooden bats and metal bars in sickening mass brawl outside restaurant 

11 May 18

Man jumps on Mercedes bonnet and 23-year-old rushed to hospital with head, arm and leg injuries after vicious fight in Ward End…


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Man arrested after pensioner left with head injury outside Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull 

11 May 18

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding following ‘altercation…