Monthly Archives: October 2017

West Midlands Police news update for Tuesday 31st October 2017

Driver jailed for murder following hit and run  A driver who deliberately mowed down and killed a man in Halesowen earlier this year has today (Tuesday 31 October) been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 15 years. Nidal … Continue reading

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Are the British public being well protected by our police?

B26 has always been a supporter of our police service. However, of late I have been getting extremely concerned that the great British public are being let down by them. We have seen budgets cuts of most forces across the … Continue reading

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New signs warn fly-tippers they are being watched

New signs warning potential fly-tippers of Birmingham City Council’s approach to the problem are being rolled out at hotspot sites across the city. The posters feature glow-in-the-dark reflective eyes and a message laid out in the style of a series … Continue reading

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A B26 update on a recent article

                    Following on from the last Ward meeting, the Chairman, Cllr Paul Tilsley has been negotiating with West Midlands Police to provide more visible support for residents concerned with speeding motorists … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police news update for Wednesday 18th October

Couple in court on slavery charges following WMP investigation West Midlands Police has charged a couple with slavery offences amid claims they lured a childhood friend to the UK from Poland and made him work for a pittance. It is … Continue reading

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Update on new pathway across Sheldon Country Park

Mike Smith from Hatchford Brook WatersideCare Group has updated B26 on how the new pathway is progressing. (click on the photos to see more detail) As you may remember, In August, I reported and took pictures of how the new cycle … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police news report

Birmingham East NPU Command Team A man has been charged with the murder of his wife, who died after being stabbed at the family home in Birmingham. Parvez Akthar, aged 46, has been remanded in custody accused of killing mother-of-five … Continue reading

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Friends Of Sheldon Country Park

Sheldon Country Park is a very popular venue. As you probably know it’s free to visit. However, to try and keep the farm up to scratch for our visitors is very important, this is why we have a friends group. … Continue reading

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“Loneliness epidemic” being tackled in Birmingham

New research has revealed nine out of ten people in Birmingham fear the prospect of isolation in older age as a “loneliness epidemic” hits the city. The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that 89 per cent of people believe … Continue reading

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West Midlands Police news update for 11th October 2017

Car stop leads to arrest of suspected gunman A man suspected of opening fire on a motorist with a shotgun has been arrested by officers following a stop-check in Solihull on Monday night (9 Oct). Response officers pulled over a … Continue reading

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