A man who car-jacked a young mother and sped off with her toddlers still strapped in the back, has been jailed for 10 years.
With Birmingham the fastest growing visitor destination according to one travel agent, we look at what might be drawing people to the city.
As the deadline looms for the Birmingham-based winners of £12million to claim their Lottery prize, we ask what can you buy with that money?
Detectives who tracked down a rapist 14 years after he attacked a woman in her home are appealing for further victims to come forward.
Neville Williams, of Tamar Drive in the Smith's Wood area of Solihull, had 'celebrated' his birthday by raping a woman in front of her eight-month-old child in 1999.
Following a police investigation, he was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court almost 14 years to the day since he forced his way into the property the victim lived in.
A man involved in the 'honour' killing of a young Iraqi woman is the seventh person to receive a jail sentence in connection with her murder.
Banaz Mahmod, 20, was strangled in January 2006 and her body stored in a suitcase before being driven out of London towards Birmingham.
Dana Amin, 33, of Armfield Crescent, Mitcham, south London, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court yesterday of perverting the course of justice and preventing the victim's lawful and decent burial, and was sentenced today to eight years in prison.
Her killers, Mahmod Babakir Mahmod, 58, and Ari Mahmod, 57, who were her father and uncle, were jailed for life in July 2007.
– Steve Lewis, Network Rail station manager
We would urge passengers to allow extra time to catch their train from New Street over the next few weekends while we manage the huge increase in passengers using the station.
The safety of passengers is our priority and last Friday we saw nearly 200,000 passengers use the station, a 75,000 increase on a typical day. We would appreciate their patience while we implement these crowd control measures which are there for the safety of all passengers using the station.
Passengers travelling from Birmingham New Street station on Friday nights and weekends are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys owing to the huge increase in passengers over the Christmas period.
From today (Friday December 6) Network Rail will be implementing crowd control measures at the station over weekends to prevent overcrowding on the platforms. At busy times, passengers may be asked to wait a short while on the station concourse to allow platforms to clear.
Over the next three Friday nights and weekends until Christmas, crowd control measures will be in place at New Street station at the following times:
- Friday 1500-2300
- Saturday 0900-2300
- Sunday 1100-2300
Due to high winds areas of the Birmingham German market have closed. As soon as the winds have calmed everything will be re-opened
Emergency services are currently on Gas Street in Birmingham attending to a weather-related scene.
It is believed strong wind may have blown out glass from a building there. A woman is being treated for injuries at the scene.
The family of a Birmingham man who died outside a bar in Manchester are calling on the community and public to support them in a fight for their son's justice.
Neville and Sonia Webster have won the right to challenge a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute anyone for their son Julian's death.
He died in April 2009 after he was restrained by doormen at a Pitcher and Piano bar.
The Crown Prosecution Service have said it would be inappropriate to comment on the decision by a High Court Judge to grant permission for a judicial review into their decision not to prosecute anyone over the death of a Birmingham man in Manchester.
Julian Webster died in April 2009.
– CPS Statement
The High Court has granted permission to the family of Julian Webster to seek judicial review of the decision not to prosecute any person in relation to his tragic death.
As this matter will be considered by the court, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.
The family of a Birmingham man, who died outside a bar in Manchester in April 2009, have won the right to challenge the decision made by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute anyone over his death.
Julian Webster died after he was restrained outside the Pitcher and Piano bar, when he tried to get back inside to find his phone.
An inquest jury found the 24-year-old had been restrained around the neck area for eight minutes, and that the effect of this restraint contributed to his death.
The CPS in Manchester did not prosecute anyone following the inquest. But the family, who claim the doormen who restrained Webster played a role in his death, have been granted permission by a High Court Judge to challenge that decision.
A spokesman for the family said they are very pleased with the latest development.
A hearing will take place at a later date.