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Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event 

18 Nov 17

Angus Milligan was convicted of abuse after Emily Drouet took her own life…


News
Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it’s been stolen 

18 Nov 17

Burglars took it in raid on an elderly blind woman’s home…


Local news
‘Shame the low life scum’: Watch Police car smashed with hammer 

18 Nov 17

Shocking footage of a laughing masked vandal hammering a West Midlands Police has sparked outrage…


News
Victim of ‘sadistic’ PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times 

18 Nov 17

Mark Thomas urges abuse victims to speak out…


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Multi-million pound YMCA community centre plans in Sutton Coldfield blocked as planning chiefs make U-turn 

17 Nov 17

The seven-year on-off saga for the planned YMCA community centre in Walmley has ended with the charity fuming at the ‘shocking turnaround…


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Angry Sutton Coldfield residents oppose Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School’s floodlit pitch plans 

17 Nov 17

The school has applied to extend the hours of use of its floodlit pitch but Boswell Road residents say this will lead to traffic and light problems…


Blog
Shaban Indian restaurant in Sutton Coldfield named BEST in West Midlands at Asian Curry Awards 2017 

17 Nov 17

The family-run business in Boldmere Road prides itself on its traditional Indian cuisine…


Local news
Hunt to find raiders targeting Audi cars at Sutton Coldfield railway stations 

17 Nov 17

Two suspects on a motorbike smashed into an Audi S3 at Chester Road station…


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Police slammed as HIV hairdresser continued to spread virus on BAIL 

17 Nov 17

Rowe, 27, was convicted at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday of trying to deliberately infect 10 men with the virus…


News
Sylvester Stallone responds to reports of 1980s sex assault allegation 

17 Nov 17

The girl alleged the Rocky actor said he would beat her head in if she told anyone…


Local news
Killer dad Endris Mohammed horrifically burned after murdering his children 

17 Nov 17

He was found severely injured after torching his house…


News
Video: Pickpockets targeting people at German Market in Birmingham 

17 Nov 17

Footage shows how thieves operate in bid to help revellers avoid being targeted…


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Endris Mohammed GUILTY of murdering his two children and trying to kill his wife 

17 Nov 17

He started a fire at their home and fled…


Local news
Rapper Lil Peep found dead of suspected drug overdose on tour bus aged 21 

17 Nov 17

The musician, whose real name was Gustav Ahr, was found dead on his tour bus ahead of a concert in Tucson, Arizona, on Wednesday night…


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These were the most dangerous places to live in Birmingham last month 

17 Nov 17

The figures show the most crime-ridden areas of Birmingham…


News
Police hunting gunman after shots fired at a house in Tyseley 

16 Nov 17

Second shooting on the same road in three months…


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‘Suspicious vehicle’ spotted in Sutton Coldfield as police hunt burglars 

16 Nov 17

The vehicle was seen in Dawney Drive in Mere Green and is believed to have had three men inside…


News
Rapist Fesal Aidarus in sick rap video after horrific sex attack on teen 

16 Nov 17

He compared women to ‘dirt’ in vile footage…


Sport
Romulus FC survival fight gains timely boost 

16 Nov 17

Neil Tooth was previously manager of Sutton Coldfield Town…


News
Watch: Laughing moped thug smashes up police car with hammer on Remembrance Sunday 

16 Nov 17

The masked yob flees on a moped, driven by an accomplice, after shouting HA HA and obscenities about police…


Local news
Fugitive conwoman Leah Farley accused of identity fraud by Birmingham mum 

16 Nov 17

Ikram Saeed claimed the wanted fraudster posed as his wife to run up debts with BT…


News
Scientists attempt gene editing in bid to change DNA and cure disease 

16 Nov 17

The experiment was done in California…


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OAP’s purse stolen by cruel gang who watched her withdraw cash 

16 Nov 17

Police in Lichfield are giving out ‘tinkerbells’ in the run up to Christmas…


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Climate change ‘affecting recovery of Amazon deforested areas’ 

16 Nov 17

Limited growth in a drier climate has restricted the amount of carbon that new trees can lock away from the atmosphere…


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Eating disorder sufferers ‘face six-month wait for treatment after visiting GP’ 

16 Nov 17

Beat said treating anorexia becomes harder after three years…


News
Hormone pregnancy test NOT to blame for birth defects, review finds 

16 Nov 17

It recommended that families who took an HPT and experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome…


News
Cycling group left devastated after thieves pinch ALL of their brand-new bikes 

16 Nov 17

It’s believed offenders broke into a secure compound in the Walsall Arboretum to take the cycles…


News
Sick trio kept schoolgirl, 14, captive and forced her into sex with 20 men 

16 Nov 17

Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally plied the 14-year-old with drugs…


Local news
New database to help Brummies discover their roots 

16 Nov 17

A digital database, containing around 1.5 million burial and cremation records, has been launched to help families trace their Birmingham ancestors.


News
Body discovered on M42 in Warwickshire 

16 Nov 17

Police are investigating after the body was found on the southbound carriageway between junctions nine and ten for Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth.


Local news
Glamorous conwoman who led lavish lifestyle goes on the run after release on bail 

16 Nov 17

Police fear Leah Farley who lashed the cash on nights out, clothes and holidays has left the country…


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How killer throttled online date at hotel – then taunted her family using her missing phone 

16 Nov 17

He posed as a rich businessman to lure victim before blackmailing her with intimate snaps…


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Peaky Blinders series four episode one – what’s a Black Hand? 

15 Nov 17

The roots of the Black Hand can be traced to Naplesas early as the 1750s…


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This is how many episodes there are in Peaky Blinders series four 

15 Nov 17

The period crime drama has thrilled millions since it debuted back in 2013…


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Burglars con elderly woman in callous Sutton Coldfield house raid 

15 Nov 17

The two men visited the home in Hundred Acre Road and said they were there to complete some electrical work…


News
ITV apologises for showing ad for SAW during documentary into brutal murder of Becky Watts 

15 Nov 17

Teen’s body was chopped up in horrific killing…


News
Zainab Pervaiz AVOIDS jail over Justin Bieber ticket scam 

15 Nov 17

She also set up online listings for performances by Beyonce and Adele…


Rugby
Match report – 11th Nov 2017 

15 Nov 17

Worcester Wanders 26 pts v Sutton Coldfield 19 pts…


News
Police seize six guns in 24-hour crackdown on city streets 

15 Nov 17

West Midlands Police organised crime and gangs team swoop in raids…


News
Nurses struggling to pay bills as more and more take out payday loans 

15 Nov 17

6% of nurses have been forced to take out one of the high interest rate loans…


News
‘Substantial’ health benefits from eggs and chicken boosted with omega-3 

15 Nov 17

Chicken meat and eggs used in the study came from birds offered a sustainable and algae-based source of omega-3…


News
Dieting linked to drop in early deaths among obesity patients 

14 Nov 17

Being obese – or having a body mass index score of 30 or over – is associated with premature death…


News
Guns and ammo seized as anti-gangs police storm Billesley flat at 5.15am 

14 Nov 17

Man arrested and drugs found at second address…


Local news
Grandparents ‘may pose cancer threat to children’ 

14 Nov 17

The extraordinary claims are based on a review of research into the influence grandparents have on lifestyle factors…


News
Cradley Heath murder victim named as dad Martin Briggs 

14 Nov 17

Man arrested and sectioned under Mental Health Act…


News
Ammo-obsessed OAP whose bullets were linked to two murders was ‘like Breaking Bad of the gun world’ 

14 Nov 17

Paul Edmunds was drowning in 70k of debt…


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Hunt to find owner of mystery Sutton Coldfield photo 

14 Nov 17

The photo was found by a bank in Birmingham Road…


Blog
Pub in Sutton Coldfield closes for major £400k refit 

14 Nov 17

The White Horse in Whitehouse Common Road will be closed for three weeks…


Local news
Pensioner GUILTY of selling guns and bullets linked to two Birmingham murders 

14 Nov 17

Ammunition made by Paul Edmunds was recovered by detectives from 100 crime scenes across the country…


Local news
Man JAILED for sickening headbutt attack that left paramedic unconscious 

14 Nov 17

David Neil, 33, attacked the West Midlands Ambulance worker during the early hours of Sunday, November 12…


Local news
Man jailed after carrying out thieving spree across Tamworth 

14 Nov 17

He pleaded guilty to six charges of theft from shops in Tamworth…


News
Major engineering works to start at West Midlands station 

14 Nov 17

Commuters warned to allow more time for their journeys as key engineering project starts at West Midlands station…


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David Cameron ‘alarmed’ over Number 10 sexual assault allegations 

14 Nov 17

TV producer Daisy Goodwin has claimed she was groped on her breast by a Government official during a visit to Number 10…


Blog comment
Parliament Week 2017 

14 Nov 17

Valerie is pleased to support Parliament Week which runs from the 13-19 November 2017.


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Warwickshire Cup Final – Sutton Coldfield 1st XV v Nuneaton RFC 

14 Nov 17

Sutton Coldfield 1st XV Cup Final fixture Sunday 19th November 2:15pm…


News
West Midlands Police under pressure after big increases in gun crime, sex offences and violence 

14 Nov 17

Police Commissioner says force is coping with funding cuts at the same time as 999 calls and serious crime shoot up…


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The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders: They didn’t have razor blades in their caps – but Birmingham’s real gangsters were just as brutal 

14 Nov 17

Birmingham historian Carl Chinn says the city’s gangs of the 1920s and the real Billy Kimber were stylish, cunning and ruthless…


News
Railway works could spell train chaos for passengers visiting family over Christmas 

14 Nov 17

Network Rail announces improvement works over the festive period…


Local news
The laws you need to know if you are going to Dubai 

14 Nov 17

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


News
What happens to your body after you quit smoking 

14 Nov 17

Without question, giving up smoking is the best thing any smoker can do for their health…