Malala Yousufzai discharged from hospital »

By Gerald Heneghan Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in response to her women’s rights activism, has been discharged from hospital.

Birmingham Riots: shocking footage of deaths shown to jury
21 Apr
2012
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Birmingham Riots: shocking footage of deaths shown to jury »

The murder trial of eight men involved in the Birmingham riots last summer began yesterday. During the trial footage showing the moment when three men were knocked down by a car was played to members of the jury. Harron Jahan (21), and brothers Shazad Ali (30) and Abdul Musavir (31) were run over and killed [...]

Double murder in Birmingham
12 Jan
2012
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Double murder in Birmingham »

A POLICE officer discovered the bodies of his murdered mother and father at their home in Birmingham, it has been confirmed. Carole and Avtar Kolar’s son, a serving police officer with West Midlands Police, made the grim discovery this yesterday morning after the pair failed to respond to their attempts to contact them.   Described [...]

Roundabouts Calendar
3 Jan
2012
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Roundabouts Calendar »

MANY people will open their calendars this week to a picture of a bikini-clad babe or a shirtless fireman, but some lucky punters will find a picture of a ROUNDABOUT. The creation of eccentric businessman Kevin Beresford, ‘Roundabouts of Birmingham 2012′ is a wacky calendar that will drive its owners around the bend – particularly [...]

Travellers set up camp at Olympic venue
4 Oct
2011
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Travellers set up camp at Olympic venue »

A GROUP of gypsy travellers have moved on to the site where the USA Olympic team will be based for next year’s London 2012 games.   The travellers, believed to be French, set up camp yards from Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium – which will be home to the USA track and field team next summer.   [...]

Murder in affluent Birmingham suburb
23 Jun
2011
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Murder in affluent Birmingham suburb »

A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man was brutally gunned down in a leafy suburb of Birmingham. The unknown male was found with a gunshot wound in the affluent Edgbaston area of the city lined with GBP600,000 Victorian properties home to doctors, lawyers and company directors. His bloodstained body was found just yards [...]

Wife misses last goodbye
9 Jun
2011
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Wife misses last goodbye »

A DISTRAUGHT widow missed saying her final goodbye to her dying husband as she was receiving surgery on a broken hip she suffered after being dealt the crushing news her partner wasn’t going to survive. Joan Gronow was devastated when her husband Brian died just weeks before their Golden Wedding Anniversary after what should have [...]

Nursery worker pleads guilty to raping toddler
8 Jun
2011
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Nursery worker pleads guilty to raping toddler »

A VILE nursery worker has admitted raping a child in his care and a string of 46 other shocking sexual offences. Twisted Paul Wilson pleaded guilty to 47 charges ranging from the rape of a toddler at the nursery where he worked to making and distributing over 800 indecent images of children at Birmingham Crown [...]

PE teacher charged with rape of pupil
7 Jun
2011
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PE teacher charged with rape of pupil »

THE head of PE at a Catholic school asked a female student to perform an oral sex act on him before raping her, a court has heard. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told that Matthew Fludgate, 34, from Stourport-on-Severn, convinced the then 18-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to go back [...]

Housebound pensioner beaten to death
7 Jun
2011
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Housebound pensioner beaten to death »

THE devastated grandson of murdered 92-year-old Daisy Myring today spoke of his family’s loss for the first time, describing it as a “personal nightmare”. David Worrall held a police press conference in Birmingham a week after the great-grandmother died of head injuries after an attack at her home in Brownhills, Walsall. The 44-year-old from Halesowen [...]

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