Man Wounded in Alum Rock Shooting

Yesterday morning, a man was shot on George Arthur Road, Saltley, near Alum Rock. It is believed the victim, 28, was purposefully targeted by the gunman. Inspector David Hollies of the West Midlands Police said “we believe this was a targeted...

Tanveer Iqbal Trial Update

Music producer and father of two Tanveer Iqbal was murdered by strangulation, the court heard. His body was stuffed into a box meant for a wide screen TV then put into his car boot. The incident occurred in Edgbaston. His...

West Bromwich Albion to be sold to Chinese

Guochuan Lai, 42, the entrepreneur who leads a Chinese investment group, is to purchase the West Bromwich football club. The decision was made in June by West Brom chairman, Jeremy Peace. Peace, who was originally chief executive of Blackburn,...

Coventry Takes the Highest Number of Syrian Refugees

Thousands of Syrians displaced from their homes and sent to refugee camps across Iraq are being flown to the UK under the government’s pledge to house at least 20,000 of them. According to the Home Office, Coventry City Council took...

UK’s Biggest Gaming Festival, Insomnia58, Coming to Brum

Tickets are now on sale for Insomnia58, the UK’s largest festival for everything gaming. Taking place over the bank holiday weekend, 26th to the 29th, the button mashing fair is open to all ages and features all the hottest...

New Housing in the build for Kings Norton

Thanks to a joint partnership between Birmingham City Council, Viridian Housing and Westleigh, Birmingham is to get 44 brand new affordable homes. Construction on the £4.7million scheme on Longfellow Road, Kings Norton began last November with financial support from the...

Cyclists gear up for military drone protest

A mobile protest by hundreds of cyclists converges on the Midlands next weekend to draw attention to the siege conditions for Palestinians in Gaza. According to organisers, the protest aims to highlight “a trade in death that implicates the British...

Report Shows Sharp Decline in Birmingham Youth Employment

According to statistics revealed by a Birmingham City Council report, the amount of young people claiming unemployment benefits has undergone a steep decline since 2012. Four years ago there were 14,450 people seeking benefits. This has now dropped to 5965. This...
Councillor Matt Bennett

Exclusion Escalation

Physical attacks against teachers have risen resulting in Birmingham primary school pupils being more likely to be permanently excluded. Figures from 2014-2015 revealed there were 76 permanent exclusions of primary school children in the city. 25 pupils were excluded for...

Birmingham REP Foundry Receives £332,000 Boost

The REP is to to run its REP Foundry programme for another three years after securing grants from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. The REP Foundry discovers theatre artists and works to develop them as they...