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,...

Plans for a new city centre hotel are scaled back

Developers to go back to the drawing board and create new designs. Plans for a 26-storey city centre hotel which were given the green light almost two years ago have been ascended back after it emerged the application site...

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...

Bordesley Green house fire reveals £200k cannabis factory

West Midlands Police were then after called to the blaze at 7am on Thursday, tweeting video footage from inside the house. The fire destroyed the roof of the property - and exposed a large-scale drugs farm. Firefighters called to statements...

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...

BIRMINGHAM LAND EARMARKED FOR NEW WORLD-CLASS CULTURAL CENTRE

Proposals for a new centre for heritage, community arts, learning and skills development led by Birmingham Museums Trust, have taken a step forward this week as a plot in the east of the city has been approved for regeneration...

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...

Heavy Delays on the M5 after crash between lorry and cars blocks motorway

Motorists were informed of long delays after a crash on the M5 blocked the motorway in both directions. The crash happened between junctions one and two where a major roadworks scheme is in progress at Oldbury Viaduct.  A lorry and...