Birmingham, UK

The shocking number of cars being torched in Birmingham EVERY DAY

More than two vehicles in the West Midlands are deliberately torched every day.<p>New figures from the Home Office have revealed that West Midlands Fire …

Extremism

US man cycles in 'wrong Birmingham' race

<b>An American cyclist who accidentally signed up for a cycle race in the "wrong Birmingham" decided to make the transatlantic trip anyway.</b><p>John Hoopingarner, from Ohio, flew to the UK to take part in the 100-mile Velo Birmingham, after signing up to the event he thought was in Alabama.<p>After realising …

Sport (UK)

New £10 note sells for £3,600 - is yours worth a small fortune?

The new £10 note featuring Jane Austen has been welcomed as it starts to appear in people's pockets up and down the country.<p>It is the first Bank of …

Jane Austen

Jaguar Land Rover 'looking to buy' another car brand

Jaguar Land Rover is on the hunt for acquisitions in a bid to broaden its portfolio of products, according to reports.<p>The luxury car brand, which has …

Trucks

Wolves 2 Barnsley 1 – Five talking points

The substitute made a huge impact in his 10-minute cameo, setting up Bright Enobakhare's opener before clinching a last-gasp win in injury time.<p>It …

English Premier League

Firefighters rescue two babies locked inside mum's car

Firefighters made sure there was a 'nappy' ending after two babies were accidentally locked in their mother’s car.<p>The distraught mother had just …

Babies

Man who forced woman to perform sex act on him in terrifying attack is jailed

A man who viciously forced a woman to perform a sexual act on him after driving her to an isolated car park in a terrifying attack has been …

Extremism

Labour considers plans to force bookies to pay for addicts' treatment

Bookmakers could be forced to pay a new levy to help treat problem gamblers under plans being set out by Labour.<p>Shadow culture secretary Tom Watson …

Referendums

When do the clocks go back in 2017 at the end of British Summer Time?

Now the children have gone back to school it won't be long before it starts to get dark earlier in the evenings.<p>And that means that the annual ritual …

Watch: Mum and baby mown down - police release footage of man running

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to trace after a shocking “hit and run” in Great Barr which left a mum fighting for her life - …

Policing

Sutton Park Renault hit with £12k legal bill after damaging trees during site revamp

A car sales showroom in Sutton Coldfield has been hit by a £12,000 fine and legal bill after damage it carried out while revamping its site.<p>Sutton …

Peppa Pig is a student who has just started studying medicine at uni

Her chuckles, snorts and squeals have filled living rooms all around the world.<p>For parents with young children, it’s a voice as instantly …

Peppa Pig

Dramatic footage reveals shocking moment parent drives car at teacher

This is the dramatic footage which shows the moment a parent drove at a teacher at the school gates, carrying him on the bonnet of the car before he …

Biker hunted after 'causing car to spin' on A5 in Tamworth

A motorcyclist is being hunted after causing a car to 'spin and crash into a safety barrier' on a busy Tamworth road.<p>Emergency crews swooped on the …

Crime

This is why flight attendants prefer working in economy to first class

There are many annoying aspects of flying abroad - from long waits at the departure lounge to disappointing meals on-board.<p>Of course, when you fly …

Airlines

Romanian car valeter used MAGIC to steal £24k of jewellery

A Romanian car valeter used MAGIC tricks to steal £24k worth of jewellery from shops across the country - without staff even noticing.<p>A court heard …

Coronation Street spoiler: Zombie drug Spice set to rock ITV soap

Coronation Street is set for a dramatic new storyline centred around the use of so-called zombie drugs.<p>The drugs, mainly Spice and Black Mamba, have …

Coronation Street

Noel Gallagher says writing love song one of 'best things' he's ever done

Musician Noel Gallagher has described writing a song about love as "one of the best things" he has ever done.<p>The former Oasis star said there was …

Noel Gallagher

Tragedy strikes fun run as one of the runners dies

Tragedy marred this year’s Walsall Run after one of its participants died of cardiac arrest.<p>Bystanders rushed to give the man CPR in Argyle Road, …

West Midlands Police

Missing British woman killed by pack of stray dogs in Greece

A British woman is believed to have died in Greece after apparently being attacked by a pack of stray dogs.<p>The 64-year-old has been named locally as …

First look at Peter Pan coming to Birmingham with Bradley Walsh and Martin Kemp

Take a first look at the star-studded, huge panto that’s coming to Birmingham – that’s not actually a panto.<p>Oh yes it is! Oh no it isn’t, insist …

Walt Disney Company

HUGE arsenal of weapons posing 'significant risk to public' found at Midlands home

A HUGE arsenal of weapons including shotguns and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition has been found at a Midlands home - posing a 'significant risk …

Guns

Prisoners murdered lifer at Midland prison after being 'ordered to by God'

TWO prisoners who prayed together after “being ordered by God” to break the neck of a convicted double killer have been caged for life for …

Crime

X Factor viewers think they've found their winner after Berget Lewis stuns judges

X Factor viewers joked that "everyone else can go home" after contestant Berget Lewis wowed with a dazzling first audition.<p>The hopeful from the …

The X-Factor

Lichfield police officer who has died of cancer 'will be missed enormously'

A Lichfield police officer who has served the community for the last ten years has died.<p>PC Rich Allsopp (54) died peacefully in the early morning of …

Policing

Plans to fix West Midlands' busiest motorway junction: Have your say

Highways England is calling for the public to their say on a new £282 million project aimed at easing congestion around one of the region's most …

West Midlands

Danielle Lloyd has chosen this traditional name for her newborn son

Danielle Lloyd has revealed her newborn baby’s name – chosen by her three sons.<p>When the Birmingham mum and model was pregnant, she revealed that her …

The best BBC radio presenters of all-time have been revealed

Sir Terry Wogan has been voted the best BBC radio presenter of all time by his former colleagues.<p>Sir Terry, who died in January last year, first went …

Terry Wogan

These are the professions most unhappy with their pay

Retail workers and teachers top a list of people unhappy with their pay.<p>A study by jobs site Adzuna found that charity and social workers were also …

Kidnapping of Chloe Ayling was 'publicity stunt', lawyer claims

One of the alleged kidnappers of model Chloe Ayling is fighting extradition to Italy as his lawyer claims the entire case could be a “sham” invented …

Crime