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,...

NEWHAM UNDER THE STARS 2018 SET TO SHINE

Some of the finest South Asian music talent will perform at Central Park, East Ham in London on August 17 as part of the annual Newham Under The Stars event. One of the summer’s biggest free music events will...

Shisha lounge fire which nearly killed couple in horror

THREE men have been jailed for disregarding fire safety regulations after a blaze ripped through a Shisha lounge in Birmingham - that almost killed a couple. Michael Atkinson and Sherelle Gordon 'escaped death by seconds' when floor collapsed during...

ONE DAY IN HARAM

International Humanitarian charity, Penny Appeal, are announcing a film tour, starting with the London showing of One Day in the Haram on September 7th. A documentary by critically acclaimed British Muslim filmmaker, writer, producer and director, Abrar Hussain, the...

Chinatown ‘upmarket’ nightspot is blocked over city centre disorder doubts

A bid to open a new 'upmarket' nightspot in Chinatown has been blocked by the city council resulting in concerns from police which already struggle to maintain command in the area. A licensing officer also criticised the proposed menu...

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...

Tea room and patisserie to be opened in Grand Central by a Great British...

A Great British Bake Off contestant is introducing a new tearoom and patisserie in Grand Central shopping centre, Birmingham City Centre, the shop will open at noon on Monday, August 6. Cocoa by Ali has been founded by Ali Imdad, who starred in...

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...

How your recruitment strategy might be destroying your competitive advantage

I have heard from many of my friends how difficult they are finding it to engage with companies with job vacancies. Many organisations (particularly in the public sector) don't even acknowledge applications and fail to provide feedback. Obviously, I support...