Monthly Archives: January 2015

West Midlands Police Force sign up to stop and search mapping

West Midlands Police today joined a ground-breaking new scheme which sees details of police stops and searches mapped online. Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Cllr Yvonne Mosquito has welcomed the publication of stop and search data as a “step in … Continue reading

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WMP pounced on Red Dwarf ‘Cat’ lookalike

 West Midlands Police tracked down an armed robber after the security guard he attacked likened him to Cat from Red Dwarf!   Usman Ali, from Green Lane in Small Heath, threatened the Loomis driver with a hammer outside a Wickes store … Continue reading

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Lying cabbie passed speeding points to pal…a man deported from UK three years earlier!

 A cabbie has narrowly escaped prison for trying to palm off speeding points onto another driver − a man police discovered was not in the country at the time having been deported three years earlier! Abid Manzoor, from Essendon Grove … Continue reading

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Magical morning wins photo contest

Magical morning A magical morning caught on camera from a Handsworth house has scooped a top prize in a local photography competition. Ian Cartlidge’s photo entitled ‘Multi-Faith Handsworth’ captures Lozells Central Mosque, New Testament Church of God, Hamstead Road Baptist … Continue reading

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Innovative house-building scheme takes next step

 An innovative house-building scheme has today taken a major step forward as the city council submitted the planning application for its first purpose-built private rented sector residential scheme. Named Embankment, the scheme aims to set a new standard for private rented … Continue reading

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Evan more good news for Birmingham Airport

      Icelandair        B26 has kept you updated in 2014 on the the increase in flights into Birmingham International Airport since the runway extension, I of course will be doing the same for 2015. The good news for … Continue reading

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Clueless driver has car seized…during visit to police station

 If you were dropping a mate off at a police station after his van had been seized you’d double check your own insurance details were legit − wouldn’t you? Well one Birmingham resident didn’t have the foresight to do just this … Continue reading

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Birmingham school ‘best entry’ league table

 Birmingham City Council has published its own exam league table which, unlike the national league table, shows GCSE best entry results as well as the results from the first entry. There have been a number of well-publicised changes to key stage 4 … Continue reading

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Fairer funding needed for the West Midlands says PCC

300 fewer officers shows the clear need for a fairer funding deal for the West Midlands Commenting on the Police workforce statistics released by the Home Office today, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: “These figures show … Continue reading

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Warning for local motorists

  M42 & M6 motorways    This may not be generally known, however, it has been reported in the local media that sections of our Midlands motorways which have hi-tech cameras to check the variable speed of your vehicle as you … Continue reading

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