Sparkhill Smashes National Trend

The independent shopping capital of Britain has been announced and it is none other than Birmingham’s very own Sparkhill. Containing more shops independently owned than anywhere else in the country, the area has beaten the national trend with almost 95%...

Sparkhill Bus-Stop Banksy

We’re all used to the dull daily commute, but travellers at one bus stop in Birmingham were in for a surprise when a mysterious artist brightened up their view. An unidentified artist has turned the number two and three bus...

Saltley Scrapyard Fire Cause Identified

After further investigations, the Saltley blaze that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, at the ERM site, is said to have been started accidently by a stray spark. More than 17 fire-engines and over 100 fire-fighters were present at the scene to...

Safer Travel in Birmingham

“The public quite rightly expects to be able to travel on buses, trams and trains without fear for their safety." Crimes on Trains, Buses and trams have reduced across Birmingham after live CCTV footage has been introduced. Crime Commissioner David Jamieson...

Adele Pays Tribute to Pakistan Bombing Victims

Donned as the world’s biggest star, Adele easily rivals her single-named predecessors. At the first of her four sold-out Birmingham show, the fabulous British diva proved that she could belt out a beautiful ballad as easily as she could...

Grieving Son Jailed

A grief-stricken son has been jailed for setting fire to his father’s home following a dispute over his mother’s ashes. Samat Sapaun was high on a number of drugs when he launched the arson attack, fleeing from the bungalow in...

Your Care, Connected!

Your Care Connected is a new system that will provide better, safer care – it could even save your life. Your Care Connected is a new system that will enable doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in hospitals to...

Life Sentence For Man Who Set Wife Alight

A man who murdered his wife by setting her on fire following a row has been handed a life sentence. Muhammad Hammad attempted to conceal his crime, claiming that Nazia Akhtar had set herself alight in their home in Birmingham. He...

Birmingham Boy Bags a Place at Top Boarding School

The Year 6 pupil from Grove Vale Primary School in Great Barr has been honoured with the Maclaren Scholarship to Summer Fields School in Oxford as well as a coveted place in Eton College which boasts alumni such David...

High-Flying Student Found Hanged

17-year-old Mani Singh Dulay of King Edward VI Five Ways School was said to have the world at his feet Mr Dulay explains the harrowing experience: “We are all devastated that he is gone and words cannot describe how we...