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Natasha Trevis was stabbed to death in a taxi in Northfield

'Sheer luck' no more women died as scale of domestic abuse in Birmingham revealed

New stats show more than 25,000 are estimated to have suffered in the home according to the National Crime Survey

Police

The worst is yet to come as George Osborne tries to slash police and council spending

The Chancellor's Autumn Statement revealed plans to slash funding for local services to the bone

Coun David Jamieson

Cash-strapped West Midlands Police hit with £300,000 Tory conference bill

West Midlands Police has been hit with a £300,000 bill for policing September's Tory Party Conference in Birmingham.

Coun Robert Alden

War of words over Birmingham police station closures

Labour and Tory rivals are campaigning to keep front desks up and running at stations in Castle Vale, Erdington and Kingstanding

Eric Pickles

Is it time to head back to Whitehall with the begging bowl?

Perhaps the biggest threat is the soaring cost of child protection – the priority service for the city

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

Chris Sims, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police reveals challenge as scale of cuts is revealed

West Midlands Police entered into a five-year partnership with consultancy firm Accenture UK in July that will help restructure the force, cut costs and introduce new technology.

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

Nearly 1,000 West Midlands Police officers have second income

New report details amount of staff with additional wage streams from sources including reflexology, cleaning and HGV driving

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police workers get £2.5m in early payoffs

The generous “exit packages” handed over during the last two years were revealed after a change in accounting requirements

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

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

Party conferences might come back to Birmingham after all

Fear of losing out on lucrative conferences allayed as rival cities also axe subsidies

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

West Midlands Police

Police abuse power under Mental Health Act, inspector claims

Officers are also forced to take people with mental health issues into custody – because the NHS refuses to take responsibility for them, a House of Commons inquiry was told

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders exhibition at Library of Birmingham ahead of second series

  • BBC

Costumes from the first series, photos from the set of series two and props from the epic Birmingham-set gangster drama will be on show in the reception area

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

West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police cuts back stop and search

Home Secretary Theresa May said the technique was being misused so often across the country that it was damaging relations between the public and police

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