Birmingham, UK

Meet Cadbury descendant planning to open chocolate factory in Birmingham

A descendant of the Cadbury dynasty has said he is considering opening a factory in Birmingham - the city called home by the confectionery giant …

Founders of Action 4 Bullying charity charged with fraud

The two founders of a Birmingham anti-bullying charity are to appear in court, charged with fraud.<p>David Turner and John Fisher, who set up Action 4 …

West Midlands Police

Policewoman who 'parked patrol car in disabled bay to buy CAKES' loses tribunal case

A POLICEWOMAN reprimanded for allegedly parking her patrol car in a disabled bay while buying cakes for colleagues has lost legal action against her …

Crime

Revealed: 10 things we are spending MUCH more on now than we did a decade ago

New figures on household spending have revealed 10 things we are spending MUCH more on now than we did a decade ago.<p>Latest figures released by ONS …

Budgeting

Flowers and tributes for 'little angel' stabbed to death at Brownhills bungalow

Floral tributes have been left to a "little angel" schoolgirl who was stabbed to death at a Brownhills bungalow.<p>The flowers were left in the snow …

Crime

Shoppers LOVE this new unicorn range from George at Asda

Who doesn’t love a sprinkle of magic to brighten up everyday life?<p>Well thanks to George at Asda and its new unicorn range featuring everything from …

Fire crews tackle blaze at Black Country chip shop as residents evacuated

FIRE crews had to evacuate residents as they battled a blaze at a fish and chip shop in the Black Country.<p>Three engines were sent to Portway chippy …

Ed Sheeran and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are now ENGAGED

Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.<p>In a post on Instagram the thrilled Shape Of You singer, 26, confirmed …

Ed Sheeran

The number of high-growth businesses in Birmingham is soaring

The number of high-growth businesses in the West Midlands has rocketed over the last five years.<p>A high-growth business is defined as one where the …

West Midlands

Watch: Thug wrecks police car with bricks - then jumps up and down on it

This is shocking footage of a thug smashing up a police car by hurling bricks at it.<p>The masked vandal begins his violent rampage by throwing three …

Policing

Birmingham office worker discovers deadly wandering spider from Brazil in his Asda bananas!

AN OFFICE worker found one of the world’s most deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas - which had travelled 5,000 MILES from Brazil.<p>Neil Langley bought …

Costa Rica

Birmingham grandmother set to make boxing debut - at age of 63

Grandmother of eight Maggie Clarke, a bundle of fighting fury, is set for her first boxing bout.<p>Maggie is in full training with the hope of making …

Boxing

Snow weather warning issued for West Midlands by Met Office

The West Midlands is waking up to more snowfall with warnings to motorists as the downfall creates hazardous driving conditions.<p>The Met Office has …

Weather

Willie Johnston: I told Rangers to sign West Bromwich Albion legend Cyrille Regis

Thankfully, not everybody listens to West Bromwich Albion legend Willie Johnston.<p>Several hundred Albion fans hung on his every word when the …

English Premier League

Regional mayors face a rebellion over attempts to increase council tax bills

The Government’s new regional mayors are facing rebellions over attempts to impose an increase in council tax bills.<p>It’s the first real setback the …

Housing

Police hunt violent burglary gang using BLEACH on hands of victims to avoid DNA

POLICE are hunting a gang of ‘rush burglars’ who are bursting into homes to steal jewellery and cash before using BLEACH on their victims to hide DNA …

Crime

Mum tells how she was given just 72 hours to find a donor after organ failure

When Valerie Pinfold got the call to say a new life-saving liver had been found for her, she thought her life could finally begin again.<p>But, in a …

Medicine

'All my staff have been sick' - Every word from Bruce on Bjarnason, van Persie and much more

Steve Bruce was in buoyant mood after watching his Aston Villa side put in another great display against Barnsley yesterday.<p>Goals from Scott Hogan …

English Premier League

Police issue CCTV images after violence at Birmingham City v Aston Villa derby match

West Midlands Police has issued CCTV images of people they want to speak to following disorder at a derby match between Birmingham City and Aston …

English Premier League

'Maybe fresh legs are needed in times ahead' Wolves talking points after the defeat to Nottingham Forest

Wolverhampton Wanderers 13-game unbeaten run in the league was ended with defeat to Nottingham Forest at Molineux.<p>So what went wrong?<p>Gregg Evans …

English Premier League

The prank that Birmingham City fans will love - and Aston Villa fans won't!

We've seen some interesting football fan pranks in recent times.<p>There were the Villa fans who dressed their pal up as a woman and abandoned him at a …

English Premier League

Aston Villa player ratings: Scott Hogan steals the show against Barnsley

Aston Villa stretched their winning run to four matches in the Championship and closed the gap to third-placed Derby County with a 3-1 victory over …

English Premier League

The surprisingly wonderful Cyrille Regis tribute that bridges the West Brom Wolves divide

It's a fitting tribute to a footballing legend synonymous with bridging divides and bring people together.<p>There have been many messages of love for …

English Premier League

Aston Villa 3 Barnsley 1 REACTION: Scott Hogan's brace and Conor Hourihane sink the Tykes

16:57KEY EVENT<p>FT: Villa 3-1 Barnsley<p>Aston Villa stretched their winning run to four matches in the Championship and closed the gap to third-placed …

Aston Villa FC

Burglars steal £100k of Asian gold in seven raids in Acocks Green in THREE WEEKS

BURGLARS targeting Asian gold in Acocks Green have stolen jewellery with a combined worth of more than £98,000 in just three weeks.<p>Since the start of …

West Midlands Police

Demolition of 20-storey Birmingham tower block under way

Work to remove another derelict eyesore city tower block from Birmingham’s skyline is underway after years of debate and deliberation.<p>The 20 storey …

Most Haunted stars TERRIFIED by Steelhouse Lane cells where Peaky Blinders were held

It housed some of Britain's most notorious criminals – and now TV’s Most Haunted are trying to find out whether any spirits are still serving time at …

Peaky Blinders

Daredevil Doberman takes 100 MILE train journey from Huddersfield to Birmingham New Street

Heard the one about the pooch who jumped on a train from Huddersfield to Birmingham New Street - despite having to change at Manchester?<p>Well, this is …

Dogs

Dying wife plays amazing prank on husband - and he finds out after she's gone

A tweet outlining a dying wife's amazing prank on her husband has gone viral this week.<p>In 2013, Phedre died, and since then, Nigel has been watering …

naughty

Emergency first aid advice issued after 'Tide Pod Challenge' craze concerns

AN ONLINE craze where young people put washing machine pods in their mouths has led to St John Ambulance issuing advice about swallowing “potentially …