A CARER has been jailed after ill-treating a 101-year-old dementia patient in her own Edgbaston home. Shocking footage was caught on hidden cameras at the property by family members who were concerned about levels of care. Ashikiah Reid, from Erdington, was handed an eight-month prison sentence at Birmingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to ill-treating […]

A LEADING Birmingham obstetrician who developed a safer method of monitoring the growth of babies during pregnancy has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Prof Jason Gardosi receives the award in recognition of his many years of commitment and outstanding achievement in maternity services. In 2013, after 28 years of work in […]

A BRAVE police officer who saved a man from a house fire has received two awards. PC Phil Southern was patrolling around Edgbaston when he was sent to an address in Hagley Road where a man had set fire to a bin. PC Southern forced entry to the property and pulled the man from the […]

A MAN was beaten and had his Mercedes stolen in a car-jacking in Edgbaston, at 8.30pm last night. The victim was approached by up to seven men in Calthorpe Road who knocked him to the floor, hit him across the head with a weapon, took the keys to the car and then all clambered in […]

AN APPEAL has been launched to find a man who has gone missing and has links to Edgbaston. Amit Singh, who is 25, was last seen on January 31 at 5.35pm at Moor Street Station when he was seen getting off a train. He is from Kidderminster and also has links to Wolverhampton. Amit is […]

POLICE have confirmed they have arrested Carlos Crawford who was wanted following the robbery of a woman in her 90s in Edgbaston. Police released a shocking video of the attack on social media last week when the woman was pulled to the ground. She was not injured but was shaken by her ordeal. Officers from […]

A SOUTH Birmingham man has been charged with possessing a .45 self-loading pistol – with five bullets in the magazine. He was arrested after police on early morning burglary patrols pulled over a car in Edgbaston that had jumped two red lights. Officers stopped the Honda Civic in Hannafore Road at 3.15am and, when they […]

THE FAMILY of a woman who died after being hit by a car as she got off a bus in Edgbaston have paid tribute to her. Baljit Kaur, who was 65, was struck on the Bristol Road just before 3.30pm on Saturday. She was treated for serious internal injuries but was pronounced dead at the […]

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 […]

WEST Midlands Police caught more than 60 drivers breaking Birmingham’s new 20mph speed limits yesterday. In the first session in Bishops Gate in the City Centre 16 motorists were stopped and 45 were caught in the second session in Augustus Road in Edgbaston. The worst one was a young woman who overtook a law-abiding motorist […]

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