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...

Former Security Guards Guilty Of Conspiracy To Steal £7 Million

After a three-week-long trial at Kingston Crown Court, two former security guards have been found guilty of a conspiracy to steal £7 million. Mohammed Naheen Siddique, 32 of Belgrave Road, Slough, and Ranjeev Singh, 40 of Grampian Way, Slough, staged...

Burberry Chair to Speak at the Inaugural Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards

Sir John Peace the chair of Burberry and ex chair of Standard Chartered is the star attraction at the inaugural Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards taking place on the 24th November 2017 at the Kingpower Stadium, Leicester. The Chair of the...

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...

BCABA Network Annual Dinner & Awards 2017 Winners

The BCABA Network Annual Dinner and Awards 2017 left a lasting impression on guests, as they left the Wolverhampton Racecourse, feeling inspired and entertained. Held on September 29th, the event was hosted by ITV Central’s Sameena Ali-Khan; who radiated poise...

Deadline Looms For Old £1 Coin But Still Being Given As Change

A week before businesses can refuse to accept them, shoppers have expressed their annoyance at receiving old £1 coins in change. The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender, from 16th October, as it is fully replaced by...

Suicide Blast Hits Pakistan’s Balochistan

Local officials say a suicide bomber has blown himself up at the entrance of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan, killing at least 24 people and wounding 25 others. The attack happened on Thursday at the Fateh Pur Shrine compound in Jhal Magsi...

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,...

UK Car Sales Fall in September

In a move that one industry body called a “cause for concern”, car sales in the UK fell 9% in September. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said new car registrations last month numbered 426,170. From September last year,...