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FOUR men were arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning after reports of a burglary in Bartley Green. A member of the public reported seeing the group trying to break into a house in Westhaven Drive. All were held by police and taken into custody.

A DRIVER arrested in Wychall Lane in Kings Norton earlier this evening was four times over the drink-drive limit. Response officers were quickly on the scene after the van ploughed at speed into a garden wall, causing the driver’s air bag to be deployed. They breathalysed the motorist and took him into custody.

A MOSELEY man has been jailed for 24 years after being found guilty of sexual offences, including the rape of four girls under 16. Robert Bessant, of Windermere Road, groomed and sexually assaulted four girls aged between 12 and 14 over a 12-year period. One of the girls reported he had indecently touched her after […]

TWO PEOPLE have admitted possessing tasers and CS Spray after police found weapons at their home. Ruth Hollingsworth, aged 32, of Cecil Road, Selly Park, and Craig Totney, aged 39, of Bournebrook Crescent, Halesowen, pleaded guilty to the offences at Wolverhampton Crown Court. A taser and CS Spray were found when Totney’s home was searched […]

EXTENSIVE stop and search powers are in place for West Midlands Police for the foreseeable future as officers step up their officers to tackle a rising surge knife crime. Following three teenagers within days of each other, Chief Constable Dave Thompson has vowed to continue extra patrols with additional officers in certain areas of Birmingham […]

Hosted by Birmingham Bumble social the Malintines Mingle took its own spin on Valentine Day in an attempt to bring Birmingham’s singles together in an effort to help them find their dream match and network with new people. I attended the event on Feb 15th and was initially greeted warmly. Upon entering I received a […]

A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in Harborne on Saturday morning (February 23). Police were called to Frensham Way just after 11am where a man was found dead having been stabbed. The woman who was arrested is 26 years old. Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call […]

A CRACK cocaine addict from Kings Norton whose dangerous driving led to the death of PCSO Holly Burke has been jailed for nine years. Darren Ogom, 42, of Longdales Road, doubled the speed limit in his car along residential streets before crashing into Holly’s Ford Fiesta on the Hagley Road in Bearwood. Ogom, driving his […]

Introducing our competition winner! Hear from Lisa, the founder of Create Well Lives: ABOUT ME AND CREATE WELL LIVES My name is Lisa and I have founded Create Well Lives to offer straight forward advice, support and guidance to help create emotional balance in the lives of individuals, young and old, to empower and enjoy […]

THE FAMILY of the Joseph Chamberlain College student who died after a stabbing have paid tribute to him and called on young people to be aware of the consequences of knife crime. Sidali Mohammed, 16, from Bordesley Green, was stabbed during a disturbance last Wednesday afternoon and died on Friday night. Another boy, also 16, […]


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