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Woman who falsely accused four men of rape and sex assaults is jailed 

25 May 18

Anna Costin, 30, reported to police seven allegations against four men…


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Sextortion crimes soaring in West Midlands – what to do if you’re a victim 

24 May 18

This was up from just three recorded in 2012/13…


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Man robs sex shop at gunpoint in dress and a wig ‘disguise’ – despite having a £50,000 a year job at Jaguar Land Rover 

24 May 18

Graham Perryman was jailed for five-and-a-half years and said even if it could set him free, he couldn’t explain why he’d done it…


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Police Commander grilled over crime in Solihull suburbs 

24 May 18

Car thefts and late night break-ins were big concerns…


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Thousands of mourners gather for funeral of Highgate shooting victim Abdul Rahman 

24 May 18

The university graduate was gunned down at a street barbecue in Stratford Place…


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Army sergeant found guilty of trying to kill wife by tampering with her parachute 

24 May 18

Emile Cilliers, 38, faced two attempted murder charges and a third count of damaging a gas fitting at a retrial at Winchester Crown Court.


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Man jailed for life after bludgeoning estranged wife to death with saucepan in row over house sale 

24 May 18

‘Arrogant and controlling’ Andrew McIntosh was today jailed for life at Warwick Crown Court…


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Revealed: More than 100 taxi drivers working in city with criminal records 

24 May 18

Crimes include drug-dealing, burglary, affray and fraud…


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Prince Harry and ex-Chelsy Davy’s ‘tearful’ final call before he married Meghan Markle 

24 May 18

The pair were said to have acknowledged it was time to move on…


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School placed in special measures for “failing to give pupils acceptable standard of education” 

24 May 18

Two Gates Community Primary School is now classed as inadequate by Ofsted…


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Up to 5,000 mourners expected at funeral of Highgate murder victim Abdul Rahman 

24 May 18

The 24-year-old graduate was gunned down at a street barbecue…


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City student Joe Tivnan in ‘disgusting’ racist chanting at Nottingham Trent University undergraduate 

24 May 18

The 19-year-old said he was ‘truly sorry’ for his actions…


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‘Guns and Money’ gangster Jerome Jones claims human rights infringed – by order to behave 

24 May 18

He was hit with landmark ruling after spate of gun attacks…


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Vile paedophiles convicted in horrific child sex abuse case spanning 30 years 

23 May 18

Investigating officer branded case one of the ‘worst’ and most ‘horrifying’ child sex abuse enquiries she’d ever seen…


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Two men convicted of murdering dad of four Mikel Sterling in drive by shooting 

23 May 18

Mikel Sterling was gunned down outside shops in Hockley…


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Shamed headteacher Tim Moule, 47, jailed for secretly recording pupils in changing room 

23 May 18

He had thousands of pictures of students on his devices…


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This is why it isn’t going to plan for the majority of West Midlands graduates 

22 May 18

Non-graduate roles are those that do not require knowledge and skills developed through higher education…


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Desperate mum branded ‘lazy’ after revealing she can’t get four-year-old daughter out of nappies 

22 May 18

Hannah Brown has tried ‘everything’ to get Grace potty trained before starting school in September…


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‘As an Asian female, talking about reproductive health and sex is still a taboo’ – Cysters founder Neelam Heera 

22 May 18

BirminghamLive’s 30 Under 30 initiative is showcasing the 30 most inspiring individuals across the city aged 16 -30…


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West Midlands Mayor Andy Street wants control of hundreds of millions of pounds currently spent by the EU 

22 May 18

The West Midlands Mayor says money currently spent by the EU should go straight to English regions after Brexit…


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Remembering the 22 innocent victims of the Manchester bomb attack 

22 May 18

Tonights gig is being held in tribute to all those affected by the Manchester Arena attack on May 22…


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EastEnders viewers shocked as knife crime storyline starts 

22 May 18

Fans said they were shocked and disturbed…


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Police to stop and search people if ‘risk of violence’ in Alum Rock and Saltley after shooting 

21 May 18

An 18-year-old was shot on College Road, Alum Rock…


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Highgate murder victim named by police as graduate Abdul Rahman Abubaker 

20 May 18

He died from a gunshot wound to the chest…


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City Council spent £50,000 sending ten people to the Commonwealth Games in Australia 

20 May 18

Leader pledges to learn from Gold Coast and ensure value for money…


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Ozell Pemberton Sutton Coldfield murder: Police given extra time to question boy of 17 

19 May 18

West Midlands Police confirmed this morning that the youth was still in police custody…


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Sex beast, 57, jailed for preying on girl of 13 after buying her a Dixie chicken and a milkshake 

19 May 18

He met the vulnerable victim at a bus stop and attacked her in a park…


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This is how to date Demi Rose Mawby – in her own words 

19 May 18

Model and social media star gave guys tips in bid to ‘make the world a better place…


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle snub ‘most beautiful royal’ by not inviting Lady Amelia Windsor to wedding 

18 May 18

Ever since the magazine piece Amelia, who is also known as Mel, has been a big name in the industry…


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Meet Lady Amelia Windsor: The ‘most beautiful royal’ you never knew about 

18 May 18

She’s 36th in line…


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Is this the oldest teacher in the UK? Still inspiring kids in classroom at age of 80 

18 May 18

John Clifford has been teaching at Wood Green Academy in Wednesbury since 1961…


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Police probe after man found stabbed in Lozells street 

18 May 18

Man found with knife wounds to his legs and arms in a Lozells street on Friday afternoon…


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First picture of tragic Sutton Coldfield stabbing victim Ozell Pemberton 

18 May 18

The family of tragic 16-year-old have told of their shock at his death, while a Facebook page has been set up in his memory…


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Young people want restrictions on apps to prevent addiction 

18 May 18

Birmingham University study finds young people understand the benefits and the dangers of social media and apps…


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‘Active shooter’ seen at Texas high school amid gunman reports 

18 May 18

The Santa Fe school district near Houston issued an alert saying Santa Fe High School had been placed on lockdown…


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This week in court – Spar robbers, duvet burglar and pizza faeces 

18 May 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


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Woman, 22, finds she owes £53,000 – despite not gambling or spending frivolously 

18 May 18

The 22-year-old, who owes more than 53,000, says the amount will continue to rise each year due to interest…


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Teenager stabbed to death outside McDonald’s: All we know so far 

17 May 18

Paramedics, including from the Midlands Air Ambulance, were dispatched to the scene but were unable to save the teenager…


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Baby-faced drug dealer, 17, involved in gangland shootings has sentence doubled 

17 May 18

Judges deemed Javarni Cato’s previous sentence ‘was undoubtedly unduly lenient…


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Charles Bronson to stand trial accused of assaulting fellow inmate 

17 May 18

The 65-year-old, who was born Michael Peterson but is now called Charles Salvador after changing his name by deed poll, is accused of carrying out the attack at HMP Wakefield…


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Pensioner, 76, conned out of £1k by bogus police officer 

17 May 18

She was told her bank card had been used fraudulently in the Derby area…


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BBC’s Panorama reveals Staffordshire Police dealing with huge spike in sex crime 

16 May 18

Policing Under Pressure shines spotlight on force which investigates an average three reports of rape and six of sexual offences every day…


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Bulimic Eloise Parry, 21, suffered ‘distressing death’ after using toxic slimming aid 

15 May 18

The night before her death, Eloise Parry, 21, had taken eight of the diet pills containing the poisonous Dinitrophenol (DNP…


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Call to shut down Islamic school that warned girls not to use tampons 

15 May 18

Al Hijrah School has faced a catalogue of failure and negative headlines…


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Wednesbury machete attackers still on run as victim remains in hospital 

15 May 18

Police are hunting two men who launched vicious attack on Friar Park Road…


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Cure for common cold in sight after experimental drug breakthrough 

14 May 18

Laboratory tests showed how an experimental drug stopped the rhinovirus hijacking a human protein to build the protective shell, or capsid…


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MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis reveals four ways to claim back hundreds of pounds in just minutes 

14 May 18

We’ve lost count of the amount of money Mr Lewis has saved us over the past few weeks and months…


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No charges over death of toddler who drowned in car in Welsh river 

14 May 18

Kiara Moore died after being recovered from a silver Mini in the River Teifi in Cardigan on March 19, just days before her third birthday…


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Ramadan 2018 – Medical experts warn Muslims of blindness danger over not using eye drops 

14 May 18

Glaucoma experts give guidance on how to continue essential treatment…


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City piano prodigy Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018 

14 May 18

The 16-year-old will tomorrow take some of her GCSEs…