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Murder suspect arrested in Northfield after evading police for 11 months

A man wanted for murder after a stabbing in Brierley Hill has been arrested in Northfield after evading police for 11 months. Mansoor Mahmood, 24, was...

#BrumBins Council to go ahead with refuse collector redundancies

Birmingham City Council has this evening (Thursday 31st August) announced that it will go ahead with plans to change the current Grade 3 Leading...

Original chocolate-box village opens heritage gems for free 

A plethora of beautiful Birmingham buildings enriched with history are set to open their doors to the public together for the first time ever. The...

Brave local PCSO detains man after fire crew threatened with imitation firearm

A local neighbourhood PCSO last night bravely confronted and detained a man after he threatened a fire crew with an imitation firearm as they...

Golf course housing development REFUSED | Longbridge cinema & gym complex APPROVED

Birmingham City Council planning committee have today refused an application for a 950 bed housing development on the site of the former North Worcestershire...

Digbeth Dining Club returns to Longbridge!

Following a hugely popular first visit, Digbeth Dining Club is set to return to Longbridge this Saturday (2nd September). Pop down to the town centre...

Planning committee to decide on golf course and cinema plans

Birmingham City Council's planning committee is set to decide on two significant planning applications in Longbridge ward tomorrow (Thursday 31st August). The committee will...

Local history: Another chance to see inside Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up

West Midlands Police Museum will be opening the doors on Steelhouse Lane's 125 year old lock-up once again in September. The historic Grade II listed facility...

#BrumBins Update: Collections increase to fortnightly as strike remains paused

As the clean up following recent strike action continues, Birmingham City Council will begin a new temporary refuse collection schedule tomorrow (Monday 28th August),...

Police confirm Northfield incident was NOT acid attack

Many readers contacted us last night (Friday 25th August) after hearing anecdotally of an alleged 'acid attack' close to the Black Horse in Northfield. West...

Kings Norton Girls’ School go bananas as they celebrate THEIR HIGHEST EVER GCSE Results

Kings Norton Girls’ School celebrates their highest ever GCSE results today despite the additional challenges of the new exams. Smashing the national pass rate at...

Gun and drugs recovered in Longbridge raid

Two were arrested after police raided a flat in Longbridge yesterday (Tuesday 22nd August), recovering a gun and drugs.  West Midlands Police executed a search...

BBC documentary gives real life insight into our ambulance service

A BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary showcasing the day to day work of West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) begins tomorrow night (Thursday 24th August) on BBC...

Police appeal after teenager victim to daylight sexual assault in Great Park, Rubery

West Midlands Police are investigating after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon in the Great Park area...

#BrumBins UPDATE: who’s getting a collection this week?

Following the announcement last week that strike action has been suspended as talks continue between union and council leaders, Birmingham City Council have announce...

London Midland out, West Midland Trains in

London Midland have lost the franchise for providing trains across the West Midlands, including the busy Cross City Line, and have been replaced by...