Proposal for Birmingham’s clean air zone – Deadline for comments is due to close

Plans to charge high-polluting cars, lorries, vans and buses to enter Birmingham City Council have been the subject of an intense debate since they were first publicised at the end of June. Under the plans permitted from Birmingham City...

The Met Office has Issued Yellow Warning Over UK Thunderstorms And Heavy Rain

The latest update that thunderstorms are set to hit eastern parts on Monday while heavy rain lashes the north and Scotland, weather forecasters said. A yellow weather warning, the least severe warning has been distributed for the east of England with...

A huge £150m expansion for the Midland Metro fleet

Transport chiefs are planning a £150 million development of the Midland Metro network by enhancing up to 50 new battery-powered trams to the taskforce. Extensions to the network are either intended or already under way in Birmingham city centre, Wolverhampton,...

Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson targeted after saying Muslim women wearing burkas “look like...

Boris Johnson has come under fire from many, after saying that Muslim women wearing burkas "look like letter boxes" or bank robbers. The former foreign secretary came out against calls for a ban on the face-covering veils in public places,...

The ‘Corsa Cannibals’ a new crimewave sweeping the West Midlands

Motorists are being cautioned of a new crime trend in which specific cars are targeted by professed 'Corsa Cannibals'. Thieves are alleged to be stripping bonnets from Vauxhall Corsas across the region - with the West Midlands now gripped by...

Children as young as 12 contacting Childline about forced marriage, NSPCC reveals

Young children are being pressurised into marrying strangers but fear being rejected from their community if they refuse, the NSPCC has warned. Girls as young as 12 have contacted Childline about being forced to marry, with 109 counselling sessions on...

Bradford police chase leaves Four dead in crash

Four people have died in a car crash through a police pursuit in Bradford. A BMW containing four males was being trailed by officers on Bingley Road before it crashed at the junction with Toller Lane. The road was closed...

Midland Met Hospital job gets the ‘cold shoulder’ forcing bosses to ask for public...

The NHS trust behind the delayed Midland Metropolitan Hospital job is set to now ask the government to bail the project out which has been postponed ever since its builder Carillion went bust in January. Toby Lewis, chief executive of...

ELECTRI-CITIES! UK’S MOST ‘ELECTRIC CAR FRIENDLY’ TOWNS AND CITIES REVEALED

●     52% of car owners say they don’t expect to switch to an electric car soon because of the UK’s inadequate charging infrastructure^ ●     Poole, Dorset has the UK’s highest percentage of properties with private off-street parking, offering more electric car home charging...

Ikea store set to close in Birmingham City Centre

Ikea announced the shop in Dale End will be set to close on 9th August because of "a number of factors" which included the location of the shop. The shop is part of the broader Martineau Galleries plans, opposite new...