A Loving Father and Bus Driver Who Died From Coronavirus

A bus driver who drove the number eight bus through Alum Rock and a loving father-of-three died from coronavirus on Sunday 5 April. Mohammed Nehman was described as a ‘loving, caring and bright person’. His younger brother Arbab Ali said: “He...

Walsall Nurse and Mother Dies After Battling With Coronavirus

Walsall nurse and mother-of-three with Coronavirus has died aged 36 in the early hours of this morning. Areema Nasreen was on a ventilator in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 at Walsall Manor Hospital where she worked. In a moving tribute to...

Heartbroken Family Share Loss of Father-of-Five Who Caught COVID-19

Heartbroken relatives of a Walsall man who caught the coronavirus have spoken of their loss. Mumtaz Ahmad, 64 years-old died at Walsall Manor Hospital March 28. A funeral service attended by only around 10 of his closest family, took place at...

Charity Deliver Food To Staff At Heartlands Hospital

Volunteers from Alum Rock Community Forum and the national One Nation Charity deliver food for staff, at Heartlands Hospital  courtesy of local businesses. Variety of food such as pizza, curry, samosas and pakoras are piled up to be shared out among...

Family Appealing For Witnesses Following A Collison In Alum Rock

Devastated family of a 62-year-old grandmother who died following a collision in Alum Rock have appealed for information. Sultan Bi was struck by a Toyota Corolla Verso on the car park near to Azad Supermarket, Alum Rock Road, on the morning...

Grieving Son Urges Public After Dad Passes Away With Coronavirus

A grieving son is urging the public to 'open their eyes' and listen to government warnings, after his dad passed away in hospital with coronavirus less than 24 hours from being diagnosed. Afsar Hussain, aged 86, passed away in the...

Walsall Nurse Critical With Coronavirus

Fit and healthy Mum-of-three and a Walsall staff nurse is critically ill and in intensive. Areema Nasreen, 36-years-old has no underlying health issues, is fighting for her life at Walsall Manor after being diagnosed with coronavirus. She developed the symptoms ten...

Trading Standards warn traders over dual-pricing practices

Birmingham’s Trading Standards teams visited shops across the city as part of a clamp-down on dual-pricing, warning traders they face prosecution if found to be exploiting customers in this way. Officers visited shops and supermarkets in Lozells, Nechells, Sparkbrook, Sparkhill...

Man Jailed For Killing Cousin Over Land Dispute

A man who stabbed his cousin to death over a family row has been given a life sentence. Nadir Ali aged 32, stabbed Hashim Khan 11 times and attacked two of his victim's brothers. Ali, of Edward Road, Balsall Heath, was...

Coronavirus: Selfridges to Close

Birmingham’s iconic shopping store Selfridges will close in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and is unknown when they will reopen. The flagship store is one of four being closed across the country. Selfridges said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our...