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Birmingham's Council Chamber shows steady resolve to rise up and fight sexual exploitation

Councillors are adamant that Birmingham needs to come together to get a grip of child sexual exploitation.

Firemen search through the wreckage after a bomb exploded in the Tavern in the Town pub in New Street.

Whoever bombed Birmingham wouldn't stand a chance today

The detectives of the 70s were forced to investigate crimes using rudimentary methods. On the 40th anniversary of the Birmingham pub bombings Andy Richards looks at that awful night and how police today would have fared

The stretch of Alum Rock Road, including number 712, where AKZ Solicitors was based

Second solicitor from AKZ Solicitors struck off

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Zia Latif was struck off at a hearing in a case brought by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police told to take immediate action over child sex abuse approach

Watchdog said the force needed to take "immediate action" after finding the attitudes of some officers towards victims of child sexual exploitation were "unacceptable

Cheryl McSheen-Bailey and Jade Cranch who have joined Enoch Evans

New recruits bolster Enoch Evans' growth plans

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The appointments of Cheryl McSheen-Bailey and Jade Cranch come as the firm celebrates its 130th year in existence

Dagmar Winther and Kenneth Degnbol, Danish crime-writing thriller team, who are coming to Birmingham Literature Festival

Scandi noir fiction in spotlight at Birmingham Literature Festival

When Dagmar Winther, one half of Danish crime-thriller-writing team Sander Jakobsen, appears at Birmingham Library it will be in some ways a homecoming

Social reformer Sir Rowland Hill, who was born in Kidderminster

The Birmingham murder most foul that left its stamp on history

The Midland-born Victorian social reformer Sir Rowland Hill - inventor of the penny postage stamp - played a little known part in a macabre episode in Birmingham's history, writes keen historian Peter Douglas Osborn

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

Labour to scrap police and crime commissioners, party conference hears

The move was announced after West Midlands Labour candidate David Jamieson was elected on a turnout of just 10.38% in a by-election

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury

Birmingham Children's Hospital launches helpline after doctor abused boys

Myles Bradbury is facing jail after admitting molesting cancer patients, some as young as eight, at a hospital in Cambridge

West Midlands Police Chief Constable Chris Sims

Jihadi threat will not go away, West Midlands Police chief warns

An estimated 500 Britons have travelled to fight, some of whom are from the West Midlands

Solicitor Kamran Malik who has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Birmingham solicitor struck off for mortgage fraud

Kamran Malik was jailed in February for property fraud offences and has now been barred from practicing by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls

New police commissioner 'has no mandate' says Ed Balls

Low turnout would have added to scepticism surround West Midlands police chief's role, according to shadow chancellor

A speed camera

I'll switch Birmingham's speed cameras back on, new police boss pledges

New police and crime commissioner David Jamieson said he would be looking at the speed camera issue as a priority

David Jamieson with supporters

New PCC David Jamieson wants to turn speed cameras back on

West Midlands police and crime commissioner makes first pledge after dismal electoral turn-out

David Jamieson with supporters

Labour's David Jamieson elected West Midlands police and crime commissioner

Turnout for the election was 10.32 per cent of the eligible electorate which is just under two million

Organised Crime Minister Karen Bradley

New police unit to hunt down cyber crime gangs

Minister vows to take the fight to criminals through a new regional organised crime unit in the Midlands

Organised Crime Minister Karen Bradley

Minister warns of modern-day slavery in Birmingham

Karen Bradley, the Home Office minister for modern slavery and organised crime, has called for people in the city to be on guard about slavery

West Midlands farmers see rural crime soar by 10pc says NFU Mutual

Research suggest tractors are being smuggled out of the country to Eastern Europe

Gary Marsh, Solid State

Solid State finalises £34m Ministry of Justice tagging contract

Worcestershire manufacturing group seals three-year deal to supply hardware to government

Arthur Lowe as Captain George Mainwaring.

Capt Mainwaring - and a vanished world of principle

The latest scandal to engulf the UK banking industry emerged in the shape of the £218 million fine dished out to Lloyds over the rate-rigging scandal.


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