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Barry George threatened at gunpoint and lives ‘looking over his shoulder’ after being acquitted of Jill Dando murder 

17 Jul 18

It came after he was acquitted of BBC star Jill Dandos murder in 1999…


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The best tablets for students – iPads, Samsung Tabs and more compared 

16 Jul 18

The best tablets are versatile, switching from mobile to desktop performance in an instant…


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Teen who found rare white Cadbury’s Creme Egg dies in family holiday tragedy 

16 Jul 18

Charlie Dunne made headlines earlier this year when he found the prize…


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Dad Ricky Walker accused of murdering six-month-old son says hoodie could have caused death 

16 Jul 18

Ricky Walker told officers he believed a folded-up hoodie used to prop-feed six-month-old Kayden Walker may have covered his face…


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New school Health Futures UTC failing pupils despite opening only three years ago 

16 Jul 18

The school in West Bromwich has now been placed in special measures…


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First picture of stab victim Reece Hipwood as family pay tribute 

16 Jul 18

A 54-year-old man, who has been arrested on suspicion of his murder, remains in hospital…


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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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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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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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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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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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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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The best student bank accounts for 2018 – free overdrafts, offers and more 

13 Jul 18

The likes of Bank of Scotland, Santander, HSBC and more are offering free overdrafts and other offers and incentives to those heading to university…


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Could you pass a GCSE exam today? This quiz will tell you 

13 Jul 18

Try these 15 questions from past papers and practice tests covering English, maths and science…


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Thug threatened to kill Gravelly Hill train worker with smashed bottle of Lambrini 

13 Jul 18

Mark Fisher, 35, has been jailed after a terrifying incident at Gravelly Hill rail station…


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‘Naive’ cyber criminal duo Daniel Thompson and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi jailed after £13 stolen from National Lottery account 

13 Jul 18

The men used an online application to bombard the victims web domain with thousands of attempts to log in to customer accounts…


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North Bromsgrove High School falls into special measures after head and 16 teachers quit 

13 Jul 18

Crisis-hit school slammed in new Ofsted report…


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CCTV images released after man is battered with a spade during horrific road rage attack 

13 Jul 18

The 21-year-old victim was left with serious head injuries and is still hospital after he was assaulted.


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CCTV appeal as man and dog driven through shop window – then robbed as they lay injured 

13 Jul 18

The 28-year-old victim was walking with his Staffordshire bull terrier along Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath…


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Woman travels 5,000 miles to meet man – then hits him with car after McDonald’s row 

13 Jul 18

This woman travelled 5,000 miles to meet a Stoke-on-Trent man – only to hit him with car after row over McDonald’s bill…


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The thousands of West Midlands criminals committing crimes while on bail – including murder 

13 Jul 18

Exclusive figures from the Ministry of Justice show that 3,943 offenders were convicted…


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Last minute teacher gifts from Aldi, Home Bargains, Millie’s Cookies, ebay, John Lewis and more 

12 Jul 18

Ideas include personalised tote bags, candles, diaries and books…


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Primary school bans The Floss dance amid concern over Fortnite game 

12 Jul 18

The Floss, which is trickier than it looks, has become popular with kids up and down the country…


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Watch: Mass brawl on city street outside pub in aftermath of England defeat 

11 Jul 18

Massive wave of violence sweeps city – men and women caught up in vicious fight in one incident…


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No power to stop Springfield Primary academy conversion – despite protests 

11 Jul 18

Parents and teachers fear it will result in pay cuts and redundancies…


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Schoolgirl suffering from cancer missed her prom – and this is what her friends did 

11 Jul 18

Amazing moment Molly Harrison was given a huge boost…


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Huge surge in children worried about eating disorders, figures show 

11 Jul 18

Worrying…


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Workers reveal biggest misconceptions about their jobs – and it’s eye-opening 

10 Jul 18

New jobs are exciting, fresh and a new opportunity…


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These are the things every student must take to university – essential checklist for Freshers Week 

10 Jul 18

All you need to do now is pack, sounds simple but there a few things to consider before embarking on such a mammoth task…


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Murder investigation launched as bystander dies after fight outside Willenhall Wetherspoons 

10 Jul 18

The 31-year-old died in hospital surrounded by family…


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British government issues safety advice to holidaymakers heading to Spain 

10 Jul 18

Benidorm attracts more than a million British holidaymakers every year…


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Man arrested after youths ‘racially abused’ in Stratford Road, Sparkhill 

10 Jul 18

Incident happened outside the Salvation Army Citadel, on Stratford Road, in Sparkhill…


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Watch: Police chase suspects on council garden truck during burglary blitz 

10 Jul 18

One burglar had broken the head of a Virgin Mary statue whilst attempting to break into a Catholic school…


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Police name Addnan Rahim, 41, as suspect in police officer attack 

9 Jul 18

The officer was hurt when their car was rammed…


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Birmingham the ‘safest’ major city in the UK 

9 Jul 18

97 crimes per 1,000 residents in the 12 months up to March 2018…


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Family ‘broken’ after dad attacked during Lozells burglary 

9 Jul 18

Disgusted daughter speaks of awful aftermath following incident in Lozells…


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Schoolboy excluded after refusing to wear his blazer – in scorching 33C heat 

9 Jul 18

Furious mum slammed King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy after her son was ordered out of school during Birmingham heatwave…


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Outrage as ‘moron’ young woman tramples on ambulance after England victory 

8 Jul 18

Emergency services across the country have shared the images in a bid to catch her…


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What you should do if you find a dog trapped inside a hot car during the 2018 heatwave 

7 Jul 18

Are you allowed to break a window if you find a dog inside a baking hot car? Will you be prosecuted…


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Patrols stepped up in Solihull after attempted rape of 11-year-old girl 

6 Jul 18

Don’t be surprised if you see more police in the area this weekend…


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Police force asks residents to ‘chain wheelie bins to wall’ 

6 Jul 18

West Mercia police have said wheelie bins can be a useful tool for burglars…


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Birmingham barber masterminded international cocaine smuggling gang 

6 Jul 18

Nigel Roberts organised via WhatsApp to bring drugs from Jamaica smuggled in coconut milk powder and coffee…


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Hospitals failing to make savings as NHS anniversary celebrated 

5 Jul 18

Bosses at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust admitted it is falling short on its finances…


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Parents at crisis-hit school ‘having to buy stationary for pupils’ 

5 Jul 18

Parents campaigning against academy proposals for Springfield School in Sparkhill…


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Parents say they have been ignored over crisis-hit school’s academy plan 

5 Jul 18

Parents campaigning against academy proposals for Springfield School in Sparkhill…


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Man arrested following death of Alesha MacPhail is ‘under 18’ 

4 Jul 18

He is under the age of 18, Police Scotland have confirmed…


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Man attacked and slashed near restaurant in Beeches Walk, Sutton Coldfield 

4 Jul 18

Police say they were called to reports of disorder where a man in his 40s was held down and slashed…


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Nurse Josephine Iyamu handed 14-year jail sentence for trafficking women for sex 

4 Jul 18

Josephine Iyamu has been handed a 14-year jail sentence at Birmingham Crown Court for trafficking five Nigerian women to Germany to work as prostitutes.


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James Brindley killer Ammar Kahrod in appeal against ‘tough’ sentence 

4 Jul 18

Kahrod stabbed James Brindley a few hundred metres from his parents home in Aldridge, Walsall…


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Meet James Brokenshire – the new ‘champion’ of the Midlands in the Cabinet 

4 Jul 18

Ministerial Champion of the Midlands Engine is an official government post…


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School ordered to take CCTV out of pupil toilets after parent backlash 

4 Jul 18

Summerhill School, in Kingswinford, installed cameras to combat vandalism and bullying…


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The nominees for the Outstanding Citizens Awards 

4 Jul 18

Unsung heroes across the region will be in the spotlight…


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Nursery schools say they’ll be forced to close if they don’t get funding 

4 Jul 18

One Birmingham headteacher warns: ‘There is no way we can carry on…


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The law on keeping your children off school in the heatwave 

4 Jul 18

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


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These are the foods you should never keep in the fridge 

4 Jul 18

We were really surprised and you probably will be too – time to make some changes in the kitchen at home…


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These are the foods you should never keep in the fridge 

3 Jul 18

We were really surprised and you probably will be too – time to make some changes in the kitchen at home…


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Staggering surge in calls to asthma helpline as high pollen sweeps UK 

3 Jul 18

The Asthma UK helpline received 642 calls in June, up from 450 in April…


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400 officers from West Midlands Police to be sent to London for Donald Trump’s visit 

3 Jul 18

Headache for West Midlands Police, which is already dealing with rising crime and cuts to police numbers…