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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

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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

Theresa May

Theresa May defends West Midlands police and crime commissioner by-election

Home Secretary Theresa May has defended the police and crime commissioner by-election on August 21.

Theresa May

Trojan Horse children 'left unprepared for modern Britain' says Theresa May

Home Secretary urges all to look at how controversy came about but stop short of demanding police action

Birmingham Council House and Victoria Square

Calls for Palestinian flag at Birmingham Council House snubbed

Coun Majid Mahmood called for the Palestinian flag to fly to show solidarity with the people in Gaza

Lloyd House, West Midlands Police Headquarters

West Midlands Police deal 'must learn from mistakes'

Experts reveal concerns public organisations like West Midlands Police don’t have enough expertise to do deals with the private sector

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

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

Are we about to see the most underwhelming election in history?

Ballot boxes could be decidedly empty come police and crime commissioner election day next month.

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.

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