A recycling centre in Kings Norton, Birmingham has created its own Christmas grotto - using discarded decorations dumped at the site.Read the full story ›
A 12-year-old girl said her Christmas has been "ruined" after she was mown down by a hit-and-run driver as she walked to school.Read the full story ›
A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit over the head with a brick during a row in a Birmingham street.
The victim, 40, is believed to have been walking to his local shops along Stud Lane, Stechford, when he became involved in an altercation with another man at midday on Saturday.
A witness told police how his attacker "picked up a brick before striking him over the head" and leaving him unconscious in the street.
The victim has been placed in an induced coma in hospital while doctors assess his head injury.
Police said it was a "vicious attack on a local family man", describing it as "an outrageous response to a verbal spat in the street".
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with mousy brown hair, and was wearing a light blue padded jacket, jeans and trainers.
Birmingham Airport says today will be one of its busiest of the year with 24,000 people passing through.
The airport says around 340,000 passengers are expected to travel over the next two weeks - an increase of 7.4% over the same period last year.
Passengers are being warned not to take wrapped Christmas presents in their hand luggage as they may need to be opened during security checks.
Police have released footage of the moment a 12 year-old girl was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver on a zebra crossing in Birmingham.Read the full story ›
We can thank Charles Dickens for the picturesque view of a Christmas where snow covers the ground. But, what makes a white Christmas?Read the full story ›
Organisers of the vigil for the victims of the Pakistan school massacre this afternoon have had to change the location where it will take place.
It is still happening at 4.30pm, but it will now be held at the clock tower instead of the Town Hall.
It's because more people are expected to attend than first thought.
The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan has been at the Leicestershire headquarters of digger manufacturer Caterpillar.
She's been there to open a new Learning and Inspiration Centre designed to get more schoolchildren interested in science and engineering.
The centre provides hands-on activities for youngsters such as assembling digger parts and designing components.
Caterpillar based in Desford has struck up an educational partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College. Together they set up an Apprentice Academy in 2011 which has seen 550 young people go through its doors.
Tyler Vallance had admitted the manslaughter of 12-week-old Isabella Vallance.Read the full story ›
Andrew Leigh killed Luan Leigh after she refused to get back together with him.Read the full story ›