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Forced marriage trial: Police urge other victims to come forward

West Midlands Police have said they hope today’s landmark forced marriage conviction will encourage other victims to come forward. They said despite receiving hundreds of allegations of forced marriages every year, getting a prosecution was difficult...

Tuesday, 16:33 in Regional West

Cyclists warned over 'bandit country' canal tow path after masked gang terror

Cyclists and pedestrians are being urged to avoid a dangerous stretch of canal tow path after frightening footage of an armed masked man with a weapon jumping out on a rider emerged. Birmingham residents have warned each other against walking and...

Tuesday, 16:33 in Regional West

Protesters attack 'secret deal' over land sale for shopping centre

Campaigners opposed to plans for a designer outlet shopping centre are to take their protest to the streets tonight. Protesters opposed to the sale of Lion Farm playing fields in Oldbury will picket a meeting at Sandwell Council. They want to halt a...

Tuesday, 16:11 in Regional West

Two boys, 15, arrested with knife and drugs after daytime city centre brawl

Two teenage boys have been arrested after violence erupted on a bustling city centre street. The fight broke out in the heart of the city on Monday afternoon (May 21) as shoppers and revellers were out enjoying the sunshine. At around 4.30pm, the...

Tuesday, 16:08 in Regional West

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

More than half of recent graduates in the West Midlands are working in non-graduate jobs. Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that 51% of graduates in our region who left full-time education in the last five years were...

Tuesday, 15:55 in Regional West

This Birmingham train service has been named and shamed one of most delayed in UK

Around one in every 17 Virgin trains between Birmingham and Scotland has been cancelled or significantly late in the past two years - one of the highest rates of any route in Britain. Trains in and around London have gone into meltdown this week after...

Tuesday, 15:42 in Regional West

Birmingham mum found guilty of tricking 17-year-old daughter into forced marriage

A BIRMINGHAM mum has been found guilty of tricking her daughter into going to Pakistan and forcing her to get married. It is the first time anyone has been convicted in court of a forced marriage. Following a two week trial at Birmingham Crown Court...

Tuesday, 15:42 in Regional West

Woman dies after severe blaze rips through Stirchley house

A woman has died after a severe fire swept through the ground floor of a semi-detached house in Stirchley . Firefighters have now launched an investigation into the cause of the blaze that devastated the Ashbrook Grove property, in the early hours of...

Tuesday, 15:42 in Regional West

Birmingham children are still being held in custody despite warnings

There has been a 50 per cent reduction in the numbers of children arrested and taken into custody by West Midlands Police in the last two years. According to the latest figures just 2,295 children was detained by officers during 2017/18, down from...

Tuesday, 15:42 in Regional West

West Brom appoint new chairman - here's what we know about him

Guochuan Lai’s bid to wield greater influence at West Brom moved a major step forward after Li Piyue was confirmed as chairman. Li replaces John Williams, who was sacked in February as the club hurtled towards relegation. The 45-year-old, who is based...

Tuesday, 15:37 in Regional West

Man arrested after stabbing in Bromsgrove

A man has been arrested after a stabbing in Bromsgrove . Police were called to reports of a disorder in Woodrow Lane at 5.15pm. Armed officers, police dogs and paramedics went to the scene, which was near Epsom Road on Monday afternoon. A 34-year-old...

Tuesday, 15:33 in Regional West

Meghan Markle is 'everything' the Royal Family fears - according to Princess Diana's butler

Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell says Meghan Markle is "all the things the royal family is frightened of". And, alarmingly, he predicted she would "cause ripples in the royal pond". In a Good Morning Britain interview,...

Tuesday, 15:24 in Regional West

Tottenham Hotspur star wanted by Barcelona

Barcelona are targeting a move for promising young Tottenham Hotspur striker Reo Griffiths. The 17-year-old will be available from June 27, when he turns 18, will Spurs picking up only a small amount of compensation for his services. Academy hotshot...

Tuesday, 15:10 in Regional West

M42 lanes closed near Birmingham Airport after lorry breaks down

Motorists on the M42 were facing long delays on Tuesday afternoon after a broken down lorry closed two lanes near Birmingham Airport. The truck has broken down northbound between Junction 6 and 7. The incident happened shortly after 2pm. Some of those...

Tuesday, 14:55 in Regional West

Knife bin for surrendering weapons coming 'as soon as possible' to Solihull

An initiative designed to curb knife crime in the region will be rolled out to Solihull "as soon as possible". Yesterday (Monday), West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson unveiled the latest "weapon surrender...

Tuesday, 14:41 in Regional West

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