Birmingham, UK

He couldn't walk, eat or wash unaided - and he was filmed doing THIS

He claimed he couldn’t walk, eat or even wash without help and claimed more than £50,000 in disability benefits.<p>But Michael Tindill, 43, from Cannock …

Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event

The boyfriend who has been blamed for driving his beautiful girlfriend to suicide has reportedly reduced her friend to tears in an appearance at a …

Crime

ISIS hacker sealed own death sentence after he got sloppy

The drone that killed Junaid Hussain, the Birmingham terrorist who became ISIS’ top hacker and propaganda minister, was guided by secret intelligence.<p>…

Terrorism

Nuno hails Wolves commitment after Reading victory

Wolves returned to the top of the Championship table with a third successive 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Matt Doherty.<p>But …

English Premier League

Shisha lounges 'high risk': Why city bosses have launched crackdown

Birmingham’s 37 known Shisha Lounges face twice yearly inspections to ensure they are not breaking anti-smoking laws under new plans being drawn up …

Reading 0 Wolves 2 - Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah analysis

Cavaleiro took Diogo Jota's pass to hand Wolves a 16th minute lead.<p>By then Reading had already hit the post and the Royals created several chances in …

Wildlife

Plans submitted for 105 space car park at Moseley Hall Hospital

A community group said they will oppose plans by a city hospital to extend their car park.<p>Bosses at Moseley Hall Hospital have lodged an application …

‘Sexually aroused’ doctor struck off

An A&E doctor accused of being sexually aroused when he approached two female colleagues has been struck off.

Medicine

How 'Peaky Blinders' haircut got this 12-year-old boy in trouble

A mum has hit out at her sons school after her son was placed in detention over his Peaky Blinders-style haircut.<p>The back and sides of James Hiles' …

Netflix

Unbelievable scenes - moments you might've missed as Nuno's Wolves beat Reading

Pundits are running out of superlatives for Nuno’s Wolves as they regained the Championship lead with an excellent away win at Reading.<p>Ivan Cavaleiro …

Soccer

Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it's been stolen

This rare guitar signed by Oasis legend Liam Gallagher was stolen from the home of an elderly blind woman.<p>It was part of a haul which included a 55 …

Liam Gallagher

'Gone in 60 Seconds': Most shocking car jackings in Birmingham caught on camera

Birmingham has been swept by a wave of violent carjackings where owners have been targeted on their own driveways.<p>The above video shows the extent of …

Crime

Care leavers are among the most vulnerable in society - how you can help give them a Christmas to remember

Organisers of a Christmas Day dinner for care leavers in Birmingham have launched an appeal for donations, presents, volunteers and transport to help …

Christmas

Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals.<p>Inmates at one jail described …

Cannabis

Victim of 'sadistic' PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times

The victim of a “sadistic” PE teacher who was sexually abused at a Birmingham school has revealed he tried to kill himself seven times before he …

The VC hero turned down FOUR times - because of a 'weak heart'

Mortally wounded in the abdomen, and his stomach laid bare, he still went on serving his gun...”<p>They are the harrowing words on the citation of …

Remembrance Day

'Shame the low life scum': Watch Police car smashed with hammer

Dozens of readers have demanded justice after a cop car was smashed by a masked thug - while officers paid tribute to war heroes.<p>Shocking footage …

Policing

Why are tree roots growing from baby's room wall in our council house?

A couple who spent hundreds on doing up a room ready for their baby have been left mystified after strange plant roots started growing through the …

Mould

Ant McPartlin gets birthday cake from I'm A Celeb crew while wife Lisa Armstrong insists they're not estranged

He may be on the other side of the world, but Ant McPartlin got a taste of the life he's left behind when he celebrated his 42nd birthday on Saturday.<p>…

Wolves are unflappable - findings from another Nuno masterclass

Wolves continued their fine start to the season with a 2-0 victory over Championship strugglers Reading at the Madejski Stadium.<p>The victory sees Nuno …

Soccer

Diners' terror as Vauxhall Corsa rams tapas restaurant

Diners tucking into tapas had a shock when a car ploughed into the restaurant wall.<p>The silver Vauxhaull Corsa ploughed into the fence and smashed …

Look: Most amazing costumes at MCM Comic Con 2017

Superheroes, aliens, villains and all manner of weird and wonderful characters are out and about at the latest Birmingham MCM Comic Con this week.<p>The …

Cosplay

These are the 14 Birmingham city council nurseries under threat of closure

Leaked plans have revealed that Birmingham City Council is considering closing ALL of its nurseries to save money.<p>There are just 14 council-run …

Babies

Semi professional footballer tried to rob taxi driver at knifepoint

A semi professional footballer who made a bungled bid to rob a taxi driver at knife point in Birmingham has been jailed.<p>The victim managed to drive …

Crime

New shops you can go to this Christmas that weren’t here last year

Looking for a bit of inspiration to get your Christmas shopping done?<p>It’s always good to try somewhere new – and there are plenty of new shops that …

London

Woman told police shotgun robber was sharing a BATH with her at time of raid

A woman who was spared jail after giving her shotgun robber ex-boyfriend a false alibi is today starting an 18-month jail term after her original …

Crime

Current affairs getting you down? Don't worry - here are the reasons to be cheerful

There’s a lot of bad news around at the moment.<p>Westminster is mired in sleaze, Brexit negotiations are making slow progress and it’s not clear …

NHS

This is how many shop-bought sandwiches you'll need to 'give up' to save enough for a house deposit

It would still take you 23 years to save enough for a deposit on a house in Birmingham if you gave up store bought lunches at work.<p>An estate agent in …

West Midlands

Mental health patient slept in a CHAIR for a week while waiting for a bed

A hospital trust has apologised after a patient slept on a CHAIR for a WEEK because of a lack of beds.<p>The patient was referred to the Psychiatric …

Mental Health

Debbie McGee breaks silence on Strictly Come Dancing rivalry with Alexandra Burke

Now that we are over halfway through this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series, the contest is really hotting up - and so is reportedly rivalry …

Debbie McGee