Kings Heath Street Festival slightly smaller than previously

The Kings Heath Street Festival came back with a bang - although a smaller one than previously. Most events aim to get 'bigger and better' with every passing year. The Kings Heath Street Festival returned this year in a smaller appearance. But...

Birmingham’s clean air zone approved but critics debate otherwise

#BrumBreathes The controversial plans to introduce a clean air zone by 2020 to Government for approval. Senior councillors in Birmingham have agreed a plan for a clean air zone that charges high polluting vehicles. Opposition councillors confront the plan to...

Crash For Cash Fraudster Jailed

A Birmingham crook who made thousands of pounds by setting up deliberate road collisions has been jailed. Asif Javed, 26, has been jailed for 22 months and banned from driving for three years. He was the "meat in the sandwich" between an...

Rapid Transit – Sprint bus route to link Solihull and Birmingham by 2022

A Rapid Transit - sprint bus route will connect Solihull and Birmingham in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Schemes for new tram-style vehicles called Sprint were unveiled by Transport for West Midlands. The new service will provide fast...

Talks over Touchwood shopping centre extension plans

The current shape of a long-delayed scheme to extend Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull, was reviewed behind closed doors this week. The press was fenced from a discussion following conjecture in recent months that the scheme could be permanently shelved. Cllr...

Joint Funeral For Mother and Daughter

The funeral of a mother and daughter who were murdered in Solihull took place Tuesday 4 September. Khaola Saleem, 49, and daughter Raneem Oudeh, 22, were stabbed to death outside their home in Northdown Road on Bank Holiday Monday A joint...

Birmingham in the bid to get 5G mobile first

New 5G mobile technology - which will renovate industry, health services and boost online video streaming and gaming - is coming to the West Midlands first. The 5G mobile connectivity Mobile internet which is much faster than current home fibre...

Local MP used Taxpayers Money to gag Jewish ex-lover

A Birmingham Labour MP has been accused of paying off his Jewish Parliamentary assistant with taxpayers’ money after she accused him of religious discrimination.   Khalid Mahmood, MP for Perry Barr, was taken to an employment tribunal by his former...

Solihull attack as mother and daughter stabbed to death

Screams had woken neighbours in a residential Solihull street where a mother and daughter were stabbed to death. Neighbours have told how they heard noise outside during the early-hours attack and one woman said she saw a man leaving the...

Rapid Transit – Sprint bus for Birmingham City Centre and Walsall

There will be a total of 20 stops on the new rapid Sprint bus route between Birmingham City Centre and Walsall under plans publicised by Transport for West Midlands. The Route along A34 calling at Perry Barr, Alexander Stadium,...