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Concerned son of 74 year-old woman warns others after bogus lottery win letter

The son (Darren) of an elderly woman from Northfield is warning local residents after his mother received a scam letter claiming she'd won £900,000. The...

Supermarket energy drink ban for under 16s comes into effect from 5th March

A ban on the sale of energy drinks for under 16s will come into effect in all UK leading supermarkets from 5th March. Waitrose was...

#B31JustRead: West Midlands Safari Park: Visitors ‘shaken’ by lions on car

We Just Read.... West Midlands Safari Park: Visitors 'shaken' by lions on car: "Visitors to a safari park said they were left shaken when "aggravated"...

#B31JustRead Northfield teen died after taking drug in city nightclub

Following an inquest into the death of a 19 year old Birmingham City University student, a Birmingham coroner has ruled that his death was...

Ex-workers, enthusiasts and community invited to celebrate Pride of Longbridge

The local community are invited to celebrate the heritage of the car industry in Longbridge alongside former factory workers and car enthusiasts, as the...

Police thank public as girl found wandering in city street identified

From West Midlands Police: ”#GOODNEWS - Last night we appealed to help identify a young girl, she had been found in a distressed state in...

#B31JustRead: This Day: 1974. The launch of BRMB in Birmingham

We just read This Day: 1974.The launch of BRMB in Birmingham - the first English commercial station outside London. Its name is a puzzle to...

Lord Forsyth presents £17k cheque to help deliver crucial care

Chairman of Secure Trust Bank, Lord Forsyth, presented the whopping £17,600 cheque to Birmingham St Mary’s on Wednesday 14 February. The impressive amount, which will go towards helping...

Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder from Edgbaston jailed for 32 years

A former geophysicist researcher at the University of Birmingham has today been jailed for 32 years after admitting 137 ‘hurt core’ related charges at Birmingham...

Support Steps for Steps fundraiser for Rednal twins

Family and friends of 7 year old Rednal twins have been running, jogging, walking and generally attempting to put one foot in front of...

Northfield mum shares open letter to her daughter’s bullies

A Northfield mum has written a poignant open letter to her daughter's bullies, in the hope that it will help others who need support...

Cofton Park to host local charity’s eggcellent Easter Fun Run!

From Headway Birmingham & Solihull: Local brain injury charity Headway Birmingham & Solihull is urging people to sign up early for its annual Easter Fun Run,...

#PositiveSWBrum Rubery teen raises funds and awareness for young carers

A Rubery teen who helps to care for her parents organised a fund and awareness raising event at her school. The inspirational 16 year old...

Planning application submitted for former Longbridge Police Station

For those curious about plans for the former Longbridge Police Station, wonder no more.  The building was sold at an auction event at Villa Park...

Five jailed for firearms offences as police clamp down on South Birmingham gangs

West Midlands Police have made more significant progress against South Birmingham gangs, with four people linked with South West Birmingham gangs – along with...

Driver resuscitated after suffering ‘medical episode’ before Barnes Hill collision

The driver of a car which collided with a tree in Weoley Castle this morning is believed to have suffered a 'medical episode' shortly...