‘School pupils organising fights’ in Birmingham city centre prompts emergency police powers

‘School pupils organising fights’ in Birmingham city centre prompts emergency police powers

A report of school children ‘organising fights’ in the centre of Birmingham has promoted police to bring in emergency powers to stop ‘potential violence’. A dispersal order has been introduced covering an area from Dartmouth Circus – the Matalan roundabout – to the north of the centre, down to Belgrave Middleway to the south of … Read more

How ordinary people will benefit from massive cash bonus in West Midlands as it ‘transforms their lives’

How ordinary people will benefit from massive cash bonus in West Midlands as it ‘transforms their lives’

A top CEO at Legal and General Group says its £4 billion investment into the West Midlands will transform the lives of local people. Andrew Kail, who heads up the Retirement Institutional division of L&G, said housing would be at the centre of the seven-year investment. Speaking at Gardeners’ World Live last week where L&G … Read more

Inside the Sparkbrook community where BBC Back in Time for Birmingham was filmed

Inside the Sparkbrook community where BBC Back in Time for Birmingham was filmed

Residents have shared their views on the hit history show after it aired this week It’s not everyday your street becomes a television set, but Sparkbrook residents played a starring role in BBC’s Back in Time for Birmingham. The hit history show has has been on screens all week, following Solihull’s Sharma family through five … Read more

New film ‘Birmingham 4’ claims terrorist gang ‘Three Musketeers’ wrongly convicted

New film ‘Birmingham 4’ claims terrorist gang ‘Three Musketeers’ wrongly convicted

A new documentary claims a city terror gang, jailed over a foiled bomb and knife plot, were wrongly convicted. ‘Birmingham 4’ will explore the case of Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz. The men, who called themselves the ‘Three Musketeers’ in encrypted group chats, were jailed for life in 2017 after being … Read more