Small Business Big Success offering SMEs £20,000 prize package

For the second year in a row, Intuit QuickBooks is on the hunt for the best success stories among small business in the West Midlands. From butchers and builders, to hairdressers and IT consultancies, the firm’s ‘Small Business Big Success’...

Driver in Fatal Crash to Serve Only 6 Months in Prison

Zubair Hussain: “My children will always carry the psychological burden of this terrible tragedy." Driver Shammas Rehman will serve just 6 months in jail for the fatal crash that resulted in the death of pregnant mom-of-two Tahira Parveen. Parveen, 30, who...

Two Men to Appear in Court over Murder of Warehouse Owner Akhtar Javeed

Two men have been charged with the murder of soft drink firm owner Akhtar Javeed. 26-year-old business-man Surjat Mistry from Leicester and 18-year-old student, Lemar Wali have been charged with murder, possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit...

Penny Appeal Pull Out all the Stops

"At Penny Appeal, we're not just digging wells but we're transforming lives by strengthening and empowering communities."   Penny Appeal pulled out all the stops for their exclusive cross-country tour featuring Saif Adam and coveted Danish Band Outlandish, in aid of...

Small Heath School Strikes Again

"Hundreds of children are not receiving an education because there exists an employee/employer dispute regarding one member of staff." Labour MP Shabana Mahmood has condemned striking in Small Heath School, urging staff to return to the classroom. Concerns ensued as...

Zatoon Bibi, 36, Charged with Murder of Edgbaston Shop Owner

A 36-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of Hi-Tech Music shop owner Tanveer Iqbal. Zatoon Bibi, of Rowey Lane, Oldbury, was set to appear in Birmingham Magistrates Courts on Wedneday Morning. A 43-year-old male was also arrested in suspicion...

Digbeth Murder: Akhtar Javeed Tied up and Executed

Eye witness reports have revealed that Digbeth Murder victim Akhtar Javeed, was tied up and led away by two gunmen before being shot in the head. “The next thing is I heard the gunshot. I didn’t know what had happened....

South and City College Launch Innovative Microsoft Showcase Classroom

South and City College Birmingham has been working closely with Microsoft to launch a brand new Showcase Classroom, based at the college’s Digbeth Campus. Opened on February 3rd by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Ray Hassall, the classroom is...

Missing Shop Owner Found Dead in Own Car Boot

West Midland Police launch investigation after the body of missing shop owner, Tanveer Iqbal, was found in the boot of his own car on Portland Road in Edgbaston. The 33-year-old was reported missing on Monday afternoon, after not being...

UPDATE – Tareena Shakil Sentenced to Six Years for Travelling to Syria to Join...

Sparkbrook mom Tareena Shakil, has been jailed for six years at Birmingham Crown Courts. Tareena Shakil, a 26- year-old Sparkbrook mum has become the first British woman to be found guilty for joining terror group, Islamic State, after returning from...