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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.

Coun David Jamieson

'No privatisation' pledge from police and crime commissioner candidate

Ex-MP David Jamieson launched his bid for the post, vacated by the death of the party’s Bob Jones, alongside shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper in Erdington yesterday

West Midlands Police

West Midlands police forces praised for cutting jobs to save millions

The four police forces in the region have faced funding cuts of £300 million between them

Nikki Sinclaire updated

Ex-MEP Nikki Sinclaire charged with money laundering

Ms Sinclaire faces allegations that she made false and dishonest submissions for travelling expenses

Coun David Jamieson

Surprise hat in ring for elected police boss

Former transport minister David Jamieson is aiming to succeed the late Mr Jones who died suddenly this month.

David Jamieson

Ex-MP David Jamieson secures Labour nomination for police commissioner post

Jamieson put forward to become the new regional police chief following the death of Bob Jones earlier this month

Alex Song of Cameroon is sent off after a red card by referee Pedro Proenca during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia.

No quick fix in global bid to beat the game's cheats

Match-fixing usually manifests itself in instances where sportsmen are 'underpaid', or their level of remuneration is considered 'unjust'.

The Pickled Piglet in Gas Street

Owner left frustrated as police look into burglary

The Pickled Piglet in Gas Street was targeted by a burglar who broke in three times in one night and made off with around £900 in cash.

Ellie Kendrick and Sinead Matthews play sisters who have both spent time in prison in Pests by Vivienne Franzmann.

Gritty play queries role of our prisons

How women are treated by the justice system is the subject of a new play. Roz Laws talks to its writer about prisons

Pavlo Lapshyn

Chief sparks warning over terror policing power shift

The region’s police chief has raised serious concerns about proposals to shift responsibility for stopping terror plots away from West Midlands Police control.

Prime Minister David Cameron during his keynote speech at the conference at the ICC in 2012

£500k bill for policing the Conservative Party Conference

Police and crime commissioner Bob Jones warned the bill – prompted by Home Office funding changes – would add to the organisation’s financial problems

Jaguar Land Rover factory at Castle Bromwich

Getting a Jaguar Land Rover job 'is harder than winning place at Oxford' for deprived youths

Ruth Cooke, chief executive of the £175 million turnover Midland Heart group, said thousands of inner-city youngsters were unlikely to ever fulfil their dream of a place with the Midlands’ biggest manufacturer

Bob Jones

West Midlands police commissioner - appointing me was a mistake

Bob Jones spoke out as an influential committee of MPs said commissioners were still “on probation” two years after the first elections

Domenyk Noonan outside his home after he was released from prison

Ex-gangster Domenyk Noonan lectures Birmingham City University students

The infamous Manchester gangster was only freed from his latest stretch behind bars last month and was brought in to talk to students

Professor David Wilson PhD, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University.

New book goes behind the bars of Britain's prisons

Birmingham criminologist and former prison governor Professor David Wilson tells Graham Young why he thinks prison doesn't work

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police prepares for job cuts despite recruitment

The admission came from the force’s head of HR who told Strategic Police and Crime Board members the first influx of staff since 2010 will only stabilise officer numbers – which will then have to be cut again almost immediately


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