Al-Hijrah School Continues to Segregate Boys and Girls

An Islamic school in Birmingham is still not allowing girls to eat their lunch until boys have finished, an Ofsted boss has told MPs. The school Al-Hijrah , in Bordseley Green, has been told in strong terms that its continued practice...

New four-star hotel approved for Birmingham city centre

A new £40m four-star hotel is to be built in Birmingham city centre. The new hotel will provide 330 beds and a restaurant at Gough Street and Suffolk Street Queensway on land surrounding the Christadelphian Hall. Birmingham city council's planning committee...

Drug Dealer Who Said He Was ‘Untouchable’ Jailed for 12 Years

He claimed to be "untouchable" in taunting messages to the police when on the run abroad is now starting a 12-year sentence behind bars. Drug dealer Adnan Khan shamelessly posed alongside flash cars wearing expensive designer watches and brandishing a...

NEW JAMAICAN RESTAURANT JAMAYA, BRINGS THE CARNIVAL SPIRIT TO SOLIHULL

Something hot and tasty is coming to Touchwood shopping centre at the beginning of March, the UK’s first gourmet Jamaican jerk chicken restaurant, Jamaya. They’ll be bringing proper charcoal grilled jerk and gourmet Jamaican fried chicken – various base sauces...

Six Men Accused of Murdering Jaskaran Kang

Six men have gone on trial for the murder and manslaughter of a 24-year-old  Jaskaran Kang who was found stabbed to death in his flat in Dudley. Jaskaran Kang, from Handsworth was killed last year in January. Joshua Campbell, aged 18...

Alum Rock Councillor Breached Code of Conduct After Endorsing Homophobic Views

Labour councillor Mohammed Idress who said primary school pupils are 'too young' to be taught about homosexuality has allegedly breached the code of conduct for endorsing 'homophobic views'. Cllr Idrees has apologised for his comments towards Parkfield Community School in Saltley, admitting he...

School Mum Slapped With Fine For Dangerous Parking

A mum dropping her kids off at school has been caught red-handed parking her car on a busy roundabout and slapped with a fine. The woman was pictured dumping her car on Swan Corner roundabout opposite The Billesley pub –...

A young boy rings the hospital bell after battling cancer

10-year-old Mohammed Daniyal from Walsall boy has rung the ‘treatment bell’ at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after months of battling cancer. Mohammed Daniyal, from Walsall, was diagnosed with Burkitt Leukaemia just weeks before his 10th Birthday early last year. Sana Mahmood, his...

Road closed in Great Barr as cyclist fights for life

A cyclist was taken to hospital with ‘life threatening injuries’ after a crash with a car. This morning Police closed Queslett Road, in Great Barr, and asked motorists to avoid the area. The westbound side of the road was closed near...

Cavendish House in Dudley to be demolished in weeks ahead of £82m redevelopment

The demolition of the biggest eyesore in Dudley and its replacement with a new shopping and leisure centre to transform the town is likely to happen with weeks. There are big proposals for the land where Cavendish House stands. The...