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A BARTLEY Green man has been jailed for 15 years following a string of violent offences, including a meat cleaver attack on group of men in a pub beer garden. Shayne Thomas launched an unprovoked, frenzied attack on a 43-year-old man with the cleaver as he argued with others at the Cock Inn in Jiggins […]

DETECTIVES investigating the death of a man in Alwold Court, Barnes Hill have charged a woman with killing her husband. Deborah Carroll appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday accused of his murder. The 53-year-old man was found with serious stab wounds at 1am on Tuesday and was taken to hospital but later passed away. Det […]

A PENSIONER had died after she was hit by a car in Edgbaston. The 65-year-old was struck as she got off a bus just before 3.30pm yesterday on the Bristol Road. The woman was treated for serious internal injuries but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Her family are being supported by specialist officers […]

THE MOSELEY and Kings Heath Lions’ Santa Sleigh sets back out on the next part of its journey this evening. Father Christmas will be touring Wheelers Lane and be in the Wheelers Lane slip road from 6.15pm. Tomorrow he will be on the Co-op car park in Stirchley from 6.15pm and on Sunday Santa’s journey, […]

A BIRMINGHAM man who posed as a taxi driver to lure a student into his car before raping her has been jailed for nine years. Antif Hamid of Churchill Road, Bordesley Green, was found guilty of rape at Birmingham Crown Court. The incident happened in the early hours of March 24 as his victim left […]

A RARE historic helmet which dates back almost a century has been unearthed and returned to West Midlands Police. It would have been worn by an officer from the Birmingham City Police during the early 20th Century. Research shows it was worn by a PC Ernest Tipler who served with the force for almost 30 […]

COMPETITORS from the Selly Oak-based Revolution Gymnastics Club have taken gold medals at The Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline British Championships. Alicia Field won the Women’s 9-10 and Tumbling 9-10 and Bailey Forbes took the Men’s 11-12 Tumbling title at the event which was held at Arena Birmingham. Alicia, ten, said: “It feels great […]

WEST Midlands Police have a new way of catching drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel. As part of Operation Top Deck, plain clothed officers wearing cameras board buses and sit upstairs so they can look down on drivers and catch them using their phones to call, text or browse the Internet. Information […]

A TOUGH new month-long crackdown being rolled out across the West Midlands Police area will see drivers given roadside eye tests with those failing having their licences revoked. Motorists who are stopped will be asked to read a registration plate 20m (65ft) away. If the test is failed and the officers believe other road users […]

Green Meadow School in Selly Oak celebrates it s 60th birthday


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