Court Rules Birmingham Al-Hijrah School Segregation To Be ‘Unlawful’

Birmingham’s Al-Hijrah school’s policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, leading judges have ruled. Three Court of Appeal judges in London overturned the finding by a High Court judge last year that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to...

Walsall Shop Closed After Mouse Droppings ‘Found Throughout Store’

Environmental health officers have closed Bangla Stores, on Milton Street, Palfrey, after they found mouse droppings inside. Walsall Council received an anonymous tip off about the store. Droppings were found “throughout the store” at the start of this week when workers...

Siôn Simon Revealed As Khalid Mahmood’s Kidney Donor

It has emerged that the life of prominent Birmingham Labour MP Khalid Mahmood was saved by a secret ‘live’ kidney transplant from one of the party's European MPs, Siôn Simon. In a political world infamous for backstabbing, competitiveness and harsh...

Fairy Lights Bomb Plotter Jailed For Life

Zahid Hussain, who planned to bomb a railway line with a device made from fairy lights and a pressure cooker, has been jailed for life. The 29 -year-old from Birmingham filled the appliance with 1.6kg of shrapnel and made "improvised...

THE THIRD BIRMINGHAM AWARDS A ROUSING SUCCESS!

Saturday evening saw the third Birmingham Awards take place at the Edgbaston Stadium. With over 450 people in attendance we brought together the very best individuals and organisations our glorious city has to offer for a night of honour, recognition...

Second Solihull Councillor Being Investigated After Retweeting ‘Racist’ Posts

Margaret Bassett, who sits on a religious education committee, has sparked new controversy at council after being accused of reposting ‘racist’ tweets - including one from former EDL leader Tommy Robinson. Last month, councillor Jeff Potts, who represents leafy Knowle, triggered a probe...

Leicester Man Guilty Of Showing Beheading Video To Child

Zameer Ghumra, who showed a beheading video to a child, has been convicted of disseminating "terrorist propaganda". The pharmacist showed the boy a graphic Twitter video on his mobile phone. The 38-year-old also told two primary school-age youngsters "you had to kill"...

Weekly Bin Collections To Resume In Birmingham

After months of strike action and disruption, weekly bin collections in Birmingham are set to return. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, Councillor Lisa Trickett, confirmed that from Monday October 9, the city’s refuse and...

Birmingham Fraudster Caught After Trying To Make £100k In Scams

Mohammed Taj, who tried to make £100,000 in fraudulent insurance claims, has been jailed after he was caught exaggerating car crash injuries by turning up to a medical appointment in a wheelchair he didn’t need. The 56-year-old from Alum Rock,...

Birmingham Schoolboy Still Fighting For Life After Stabbing

15-year-old Syed Hassan Abbas, who was stabbed in the face, head and neck multiple times near a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, is still fighting for his life. A 29-year-old man who was arrested within 10-hours of the incident, has...