Man Jailed For Raping Woman Who Believed He Was Taxi Driver

Farhad Mostafa was jailed for eight years for raping a woman in his car after she believed she was getting into a taxi. The 32-year-old, of Kildare Road, Nottingham, attacked the woman in Elm Bank Drive, Mapperley Park, on 4...

Birmingham City Council Leader John Clancy Resigns

John Clancy, leader of the city’s council, has handed in a letter of resignation following the ongoing dispute with refuse workers. The councillor, who had been leader since December 2015, was getting calls for his resignation from Unite union, who...

Birmingham Bin Dispute: How Much Is It Costing?

The ongoing dispute between Birmingham City Council and refuse workers is costing the city an estimated £311,000 a week. The workers have been on strike since the 30th June in protest of the council’s decision to remove 113 posts, with...

“I’m Not Racist!” Says Tommy Sandhu After Allegations

BBC Asian Network DJ Tommy Sandhu has released a video statement in which he denies any allegations against him of racist, homophobic and sexist remarks. Whilst the BBC has not confirmed it, Sandhu was reportedly fired from his role as...

Birmingham Labour MP’s Send Letter Criticising Council Over Bin Fiasco

The nine Labour MP’s of Birmingham sent a letter addressed to council leader John Clancy in which they said that the council was acting as an “obstacle” in negotiations. The letter said that the authority was "refusing to answer straight...

Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision

Birmingham today (7 September 2017) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) to recommend it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games...

West Midlands Police ‘Failing To Record’ Thousands of Crimes Every Year

A watchdog has said that thousands of crimes are not being recorded by West Midlands Police, branding it "inadequate". Five out of six offences were recorded, according to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), but 38,800...

Investigation After Baby Death At Birmingham Hospital

Investigations have been prompted after the death of a nine-month-old girl at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Sada Hamza died at the Steelhouse Lane hospital on 30 July after being admitted 24 hours earlier. Mother of the baby, Sakar Hussein, said she repeatedly...

South & City College invests in engineering for the future

Students at South & City College Birmingham will benefit from some exciting new engineering equipment as they start their courses this month. The Engineering Workshop based at the Bordesley Green Campus will teach aspiring engineers the skills they need to...

22 reasons why Birmingham should host 2022 Commonwealth Games

With just days to go until the UK’s preferred Candidate City is announced, Birmingham 2022 shares 22 reasons why it is time to Bring the Games to Birmingham From expertise in hosting world-class sport, events and cultural festivals...