News archive from 1 September 2018, page 4

Serial Tinder 'catfish' says she ruined lives for 'sexual excitement' in twisted fantasy world

A serial 'catfish' conned men and women for "sexual excitement" then made chilling death threats when her lies were discovered. Kirsten Wall lured victims into relationships with fake profiles on social media - known as catfishing - and...

 

Couple suffer heart attack and organ failure in Egypt 'holiday from hell'

A Liverpool couple who nearly died from a 'virus' while on a luxury holiday in Egypt have said the recent deaths of two British holidaymakers has reminded them of their own ordeal. Michelle and Arnold Cohen were both rushed to hospital by ambulance...

 

More handmade poppies made for community project in Warwick

More poppies have been made for the Warwick Poppies 2018 Project. Hatton resident Grahame Edmonds is pictured holding poppies made in Sutton Coldfield by his cousin Sue. A spokesperson from the Warwick Poppies project said: “It is amazing just how far...

 
Mum furious after autistic 8-year-old 'thrown out' of disability-friendly youth club for 'being naughty'

Mum furious after autistic 8-year-old 'thrown out' of disability-friendly youth club for 'being naughty'

A mum has been left furious after her severely autistic son was turned away from a summer youth club for disabled children for being "naughty." Jenny Jones is mum to eight-year-old Reegan who is non-verbal and attends Bluebell Park special...

 

Over 100 knives seized on our streets: Why Merseyside’s top cop believes stop and search is crucial in the...

Merseyside Police’s top cop believes stop and search powers are among the most crucial tactics open to officers fighting crime on our streets. Over the past 12 months they have led to patrols seizing more than 100 blades in the region - recoveries...

 
Lula: Brazil's jailed ex-leader barred from presidential race by electoral court

Lula: Brazil's jailed ex-leader barred from presidential race by electoral court

Brazil's top electoral court has ruled that jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva cannot run as a candidate in the presidential election because of his corruption conviction. Judges voted against his running in October's ballot by a...

BBC, 05:26 in World News
 

More handmade poppies made for community project in Warwick

More poppies have been made for the Warwick Poppies 2018 Project. Hatton resident Grahame Edmonds is pictured holding poppies made in Sutton Coldfield by his cousin Sue. A spokesperson from the Warwick Poppies project said: “It is amazing just how far...

 
HMRC 'blocks honours' for celebrities over tax avoidance

HMRC 'blocks honours' for celebrities over tax avoidance

Revenue & Customs is blocking people from getting honours if they are found to be avoiding tax, says the Times. The paper says that celebrities who use lawful but controversial schemes are being "blacklisted" by HMRC to protect the...

BBC, 05:29 in Regional
 
Imperious Serena Williams gives Venus no quarter in US Open beatdown

Imperious Serena Williams gives Venus no quarter in US Open beatdown

Whatever doubts persisted about Serena Williams’ fitness and taste for the fight in her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th major championship were brushed aside in dramatic fashion on Friday night as she romped to a stunning 6-1,...

Guardian, 05:38 in Sport
 

West Brom boss Darren Moore has this message for Gary Rowett's Stoke City critics

Darren Moore is shocked by the criticism his Stoke counterpart Gary Rowett has received. The new season might only be five games old, but Rowett is already under pressure after a stuttering start. Despite entering the season as Championship...

 

This is how many of Birmingham's independent faith schools are failing

Half of all independent Muslim schools in Birmingham inspected by Ofsted since September were warned they needed to improve. The watchdog inspected a total of 23 independent schools in the city between the start of the academic year and the end of...

 

Birmingham's male and female patients increasingly forced to share wards

Male and female patients are increasingly being forced to share wards at Birmingham’s hospitals - with more than 200 incidences in the most recent year. The Conservatives pledged to end mixed-sex wards in both their 2010 and 2015 manifestos. They...

 

This Birmingham city centre clown graffiti is hiding a powerful message

An evil-looking clown has been etched onto a wall in Digbeth - and the message is powerful. The striking piece of graffiti is located opposite Ghetto Golf on Gibb Street. “It’s quite grungey and messed up,” explained Itchers, the man behind the design...

 

Neglected dog 'used in fight' left with severe bite marks and dumped in Kings Norton

A neglected dog branded with nasty bites and dumped in Birmingham may have been used as a bait dog, according to the RSPCA. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier had severe bites and puncture wounds to her face, neck and head as though she had been attacked...

 

Trained 'guardians' patrolling Solihull town centre in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime...

Weekend revellers in Solihull will be seeing an extra reassuring presence in the town centre thanks to an initiative which sees trained 'Evening Guardians' on patrol. The duo have been recruited by Solihull BID to patrol the area - popular with...

 


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