A young ex-policewoman has been jailed for lying in court during her appeal against convictions for driving offences after crashing her car after leaving a party.
Hayley Slater, who was a WPc in Nuneaton, Warwicks, at the time of the accident, had denied perverting the course of justice by falsely stating she was not the driver.
But on the day she was to stand trail at Warwick Crown Court last month Slater (22) formerly of Conway Avenue, Tile Hill South, Coventry, admitted two charges of perjury.
Following an adjournment for a report to be prepared on her Slater, who had been with the Warwickshire force for two years but was suspended pending an investigation and has now resigned, was jailed for six months.
A West Midlands MP has called for a boycott of Cadbury after accusing it of betraying British farmers.
The world-famous chocolate maker was founded in Birmingham in 1824 and employs 3,000 people at its Bournville factory.
But Shropshire MP Daniel Kawczynski (Con Shrewsbury & Atcham) has announced he is boycotting the brand, and urged colleagues to follow suit.
He attacked the firm in the House of Commons, sponsoring an official Commons motion urging colleagues "to boycott Cadbury's products until the company stops importing French sugar".
A couple have revealed they are expecting twins following treatment funded by The Birmingham Post's Funded Fertility Treatment For All campaign.
Claire and Tony Dunn, from Shire Oak, Walsall, could not hide their joy at the prospect of becoming parents after a 22-week scan.
Staff at Midland Fertility Services, based in Aldridge, Walsall, confirmed both babies were healthy after the scan. The twins, whose sex is not known yet, are due in May.
A year after the campaign was launched, they are the fourth couple to receive treatment funded by The Birmingham Post and MFS, and the third to successfully conceive.
Detectives hunting gunmen who carried out a vicious attack on a Birmingham post office manager have appealed to the criminal underworld to hand them over.
James Gilmore fears he may lose his sight after the attack in which he was left in a pool of blood by the gang even though he co-operated with their demands.
Mr Gilmore suffered a fractured eye-socket after being pistol-whipped and punched in the face at his store in Stechford. One of the raiders repeatedly smashed the butt of his pistol into the 42-year-old manager's head during the raid.
Police branded the gunmen as "savages" and said the robbery would cause revulsion in even underworld circles because of its "massively excessive force".
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