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Mice infestation at Poundland causes store to remove food

Poundland has removed food from shelves at it's branch in Birmingham city centre because of a mice infestation, according to the Council.

File photo of a Poundland store Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The store claimed it had been advised to remove food from its Corporation Street store on Friday (February 26) because of nearby “road works”.

But the council’s environmental health team have now said that it had received complaints of mice and, after a visit, concluded there was an “imminent risk”.

Birmingham City council said food went back on sale in the store on Monday.

Tony Mowbray confirmed as new Coventry City manager

Tony Mowbray has been confirmed as the new Coventry City manager.

Tony Mowbray replaces Steven Pressley as manager Credit: PA

The 51-year old will be in the stands when City take on Barnsley at Oakwell tomorrow night as the Sky Blues look for back-to-back wins.

In a statement on the club's website they say:

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tony Mowbray to Coventry City as our new manager. We've secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level. He has experience in coming into a club in challenging times and steering them through to safety and, on top of that, has enjoyed promotion too."

– Chief Executive Steve Waggott


Patients protest following treatment by 'negligent' surgeon

Dozens of Midlands women who were operated on by negligent breast surgeon Ian Paterson at private hospitals in Solihull and Little Aston, have been protesting at what they say is a delay in getting justice.

Spire Healthcare formally apologised to the women last year Credit: ITV News Central

The women, who were given unnecessary or guideline-breaching breast surgeries are fighting for compensation, but legal complications are delaying the progress of their claims.

Spire Healthcare, which runs the private hospitals, formally apologised to the women last year after an independent report found irregularities in Mr Paterson's procedures, but the group maintains that he was self-employed at the time.

Mr Ian Paterson, surgeon Credit: ITV Central
An independent report found irregularities in Mr Paterson's procedures Credit: ITV News Central

Teenager critical after being attacked in head with hammer

A 16-year-old schoolboy is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked with a hammer in Birmingham

There was an argument before one produced a hammer and hit the young boy over the head. Credit: PA

He is an induced coma after suffering serious injuries in the attack which happened as he walked home through the Hodge Hill area with his girlfriend on Saturday.

The victim and his girlfriend, also aged 16, were on Coleshill Road when three other teenagers approached them just before 7pm. There was an argument before one produced a hammer and hit the young boy over the head.

Three boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested following the attack and were later released on bail.


Flights from Beijing to Birmingham to begin this Summer

Birmingham Airport will host chartered flights from Beijing this Summer, carrying almost 4,000 Chinese tourists into the UK.

It should result in £19 million being contributed to the regional economy. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP has welcomed the news which should result in £19 million being contributed to the regional economy.

There's so much more to the UK than London, so it's great that this new route will let Chinese visitors fly direct to the heart of England this summer. Improving international connections is a key part of our long-term economic plan, and a regular flight between China's capital and Britain's second city will boost the tourist industry and help forge links between businesses in both countries."

– Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

Image released of man wanted in connection with rape

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with the rape of a woman in Shropshire.

Roumel Haylette Credit: West Mercia Police

24-year-old Roumel Haylette is described as having a tattoo on his chest which says 'fearless'.

The incident is thought to have taken place in the Wellington area of Telford in August last year. £2,000 worth of jewellery was also stolen from her.

He is thought to have links to the Handsworth area of Birmingham.

Tributes paid to former Derby manager Dave Mackay

Tributes are being paid to former Derby manager Dave Mackay who has died aged 80.

Dave Mackay Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He won the league with Derby and also managed Nottingham Forest, Walsall and Birmingham City.

The ex-midfielder passed away at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Monday.

Big problems on M6 Southbound due to fuel spillage

There are one hour delays on M6 Southbound due to an earlier fuel spillage.

It's affecting traffic between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J12 A5 (Gailey). It's causing congestion on M6 to J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). All lanes have been re-opened.

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