Midlands

Ryanair boot girl with autism off flight leaving her stranded in Portugal because staff 'didn't believe she was with family'

Ryanair booted a 13-year-old girl with autism off a flight because cabin crew wouldn't believe she was flying with family members.<p>Teenager Daisy …

Flying

Violent carjackings surge as gangs target BMWs, Range Rovers and other luxury cars

Criminal gangs and violent car-jackers are stealing BMWs, Range Rovers and other luxury cars for spare parts to order West Midlands Police have …

Luxury Lifestyle

Galway Meet Limerick On Hurling's Big Day Tomorrow

Written 10 hours ago by Midlands Sport<p>Tomorrow is the biggest day of the hurling year when defending champions Galway meet Limerick, who have not won …

Ireland

These are the toolkits burglars are using to break into Birmingham homes

Police in the West Midlands caught criminals with burglary tools more than 50 times last year.<p>Analysis of police recorded crimes reveals that in …

West Midlands

The terrifying machetes taken off the streets of Coventry this morning

These are the scary images of machete knives taken off the streets of Coventry this morning by police.<p>The terrifying weapons were recovered in South …

Knives

5 things we learned, 8 stars who shined, how Midlands Top 10 fared in opening week

Here are five observations or things that stood out in the first week of high school football in the Midlands:<p>Blythewood, Westwood impress<p>Blythewood …

College Sports

All Friday's Laois GAA results on a very busy evening

Just the 15 games down for decision tonight as the championship continues to hot up.<p>We saw the end of the road for two teams tonight as Ballyfin …

Hurling

House prices in Yorkshire have room for growth

Sharon Dale<p>property EDITOR<p>@propertywords<p>UK house prices have experienced a downward correction in the face of rising supply and falling demand, …

Housing

Plans to turn former Birmingham police station into flats

A former police station could be converted into flats under new plans.<p>Midland General Trading has submitted an application to Birmingham City Council …

Birmingham City FC

Gun man still on the loose after Henley Green shooting

The hunt is still on for a gun man who shot a teenager in the leg in Coventry.<p>A 19-year-old was found with a gunshot wound after police were called …

West Midlands

Why you might see this MASSIVE vehicle heading down the M53 and M6 this weekend

This is the massive vehicle that will be travelling along the M53 and M6 motorways this weekend.<p>Motorists are being advised to watch out for the …

Electrical Grid

UK weather: Warm temperatures to return to Britain after weekend of rain and wind

Temperatures are set to soar again next week across parts of Britain, but not before the remnants of a tropical storm bring wind and rain to large …

Weather

Family of a murdered KZN man wants answers

JOHANNESBURG - The family of a murdered KwaZulu-Natal man, last seen in police custody, say they want answers.<p>Three officers in the Midlands have …

Crime

1,400 new homes proposed in Birmingham Commonwealth Games plans

Birmingham City Council has unveiled its masterplan for the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletes village including plans to convert the site into a …

Commercial Real Estate

Man killed 11-year-old niece after leaving her with more than 100 injuries in 'frenzied' attack

A man suffering from mental illness who bludgeoned his great-niece to death in a “frenzied” attack has been found guilty of manslaughter.<p>Delroy …

Crime

Midlands trades teacher in running for national award, cut of $1 million

A Midlands teacher is in the running for a national award after being recognized by Harbor Freight for his achievements teaching the trades to …

Education

At last! Building work on Midland Metropolitan Hospital can begin again

Construction of the state-of-the-art Midland Metropolitan Hospital is to resume at last, after the Government agreed to bail out the project at an …

Radiation Therapy

4s

Young Lions head coach Jon Lewis will challenge several youngsters who have played for England Under-19s this summer to produce dominant performances …

ECB

Gardai investigating claims gang raped inmate repeatedly in Irish prison

Gardai have launched a major investigation after a prisoner claimed he was repeatedly raped by a gang of inmates on the same landing as sex monster …

Crime

Housing association tenants in Midlands to be given right to buy

Pilot scheme will cost £200m with commitment to build new homes to replace lost stock<p>The government has announced a £200m pilot scheme to extend right to buy to housing association tenants, with a pledge to replace each property sold with a new affordable home.<p>Under current rules, council housing …

Housing

The parts of the West Midlands where house prices are growing by 12%

House prices in Birmingham are growing at their slowest rate in more than two years.<p>Property price growth across the UK has been slowing since the …

Housing

Police officer admits having indecent images of children

A West Midlands Police officer has admitted possessing indecent images of children.<p>Lee Bartram, 44, was arrested at his home on Monday and charged …

Sociology

Major delays for Glasgow Central trains until Friday after tractor crashes into line

Anyone heading out on a long distance train journey down south over the next 24 hours is being warned to prepare for disruption.<p>Rail travellers will …

Trains

Thieves smashed ambulance window, stole equipment during emergency call

A team of thieves smashed the window of an ambulance and made off with several pieces of lifesaving equipment -- all while emergency workers were responding to a call, British authorities said Thursday.<p>Paramedics were returning to their ambulance in Hanley, Stroke-on-Trent, U.K., at approximately …

World News

Conservative mayor Andy Street condemns Tory hardline Brexiteers

Andy Street, the Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands, has said he is "frustrated" and "amazed" at the attitude of hardline Brexiteers in his own …

Great Britain

Major breakthrough on plans to reinstate Willenhall and Darlaston railway stations on Wolverhampton to Walsall line

Regional transport chiefs have made a major breakthrough on plans to bring back two Black Country rail stations after more than 50 years.<p>The purchase …

Trains

Banned motorist caught in Ruabon on return from North Wales family holiday

A MAN banned from driving was caught behind the wheel while on a family holiday.<p>Stephen James Harris, 31, was still subject to a driving ban until …

North Wales

Suspect in Midlands auto business slaying captured in Florida

The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Midlands auto business last weekend has been arrested in Florida.<p>Demetrius Alexander Brown was apprehended just …

Florida

Brokenshire unveils £200m Midlands Right to Buy pilot

Housing and Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has launched a £200m pilot project which aims to enable more housing association tenants in the …

Commercial Real Estate

Woman talked down from car park roof in Coventry

Police officers spent almost two hours talking a woman down from a car park roof in Coventry last night (August 15).<p>West Midlands Police was called …

West Midlands