Leicestershire Teacher on Road To Recovery

A Leicestershire teacher who suffered critical injuries in a motorbike crash has come out of an induced coma. Shaykh Abdul Hameed Ismail, 31, suffered head injuries after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car in Wakerley Road,...

Taxi Drivers Continue Go-Slow Protest

Taxi drivers will continue go-slow protest after the council said it would not attend talks to solve the dispute over clear air zone charges. They claim they were 'steamrolled' over the plans to impose a Clean Air Zone on the...

Sustaining and celebrating the rich Indian cultural heritage

The Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival was celebrated on Saturday, 27th April in Solihull. The annual festival, organised by ShruthiUK, in its fifth year is a celebration of Indian classical music and dance to commemorate the  172nd birthday of the singing saint...

Mega tower set to be Birmingham’s tallest building

Developer court collaboration is behind project to build 51-storey tower containing hundreds of new apartments. Plans to develop what will be Birmingham’s tallest building have been revealed. City developer courts collaboration is behind the £160 million ‘one Eastside’ project to construct...

A rise in children taken into care in Birmingham

Five times as many children were taken into care last year compared to five years ago, statistics have revealed. Following a freedom of information request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Figures showed hat 256 children were subject to either...

Man shot in Balsall Heath

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the face. The shooting happened at a home in Balsall Heath area of Birmingham at about 9:30pm on Tuesday, West Midlands police have said. Police and medics were...

Fifty Years Ago Sikh Bus Driver Changed the Law

Marking Fifty years when Wolverhampton bus driver Tarsem Singh Sandhu changed the regulation on turban dispute. Sikhs working on Wolverhampton's buses won the right to wear the turban at work, this was a long-running dispute during which one Sikh man...

Instagram Star Unlucky With Cars

An unlucky Brummie Instagram star doesn’t have much luck with his cars. The young entrepreneur has had Porsche wrecked by vandals after it got a makeover and just months after his Lamborghini went up in flames. Self-made businessman Lak Sira, 22,...

Boots Pharmacist on Trial

A Boots pharmacist is currently on trial after he put a laxative into his trainee's water bottle. Shahan Mir who worked at the Fort Parkway branch said he wanted to "shock" his colleague after she kept leaving her drink unattended...

Road Closure For Vaisakhi Celebrations

The largest Vaisakhi celebrations is taking place in Birmingham this weekend there will be road closures in place. Two processions will take place on Sunday 28 April - one from Hockley in Birmingham, the other from Smethwick and both will...