The mugger who attacked a veteran the day before Remembrance Day has been jailed for nine years.
A celebrity football match raising money for Harry Moseley's charity will take place today.
The controversial high speed rail has been severely criticised in a report by the National Audit Office.
Up to one hundred thousand people are expected in Birmingham this weekend for the Pride Festival.
Now in it's 17th year, the UK's largest gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender event started with a carnvival parade to Hurst Street where Boyband JLS will headline a show this evening.
The festival continues tomorrow. Gay marraige campaigner Peter Tatchell led the procession in Victoria Square.
The daughter of a pensioner stabbed to death near his home in Small Heath says she feels the police have acted unprofessionally throughout the investigation.
Mohammed Saleem, who was 75, was killed on his way home from evening prayers a month ago. His daugher has also shown ITV News Central threatening letters sent to her brother's gym in the months leading up to the attack.
A career criminal has been jailed for raiding shops across the West Midlands after police found him hiding under a bed.
Paul Johnson was sentenced to three and a half years in prison yesterday for 18 offences at convenience stores in the region.
The court heard how the 32-year-old targeted the shops for cigarettes but also stole money from tills, as well as tablet computers and games consoles.
In total, Johnson got away with more than £6,500 worth of cigarettes over a period of two months.
He was identified as a suspect and police officers searched his home on 4 November last year.
After a room-by-room search, Johnson was found hiding under a divan bed and was arrested.
He pleaded guilty to all 18 charges.
JLS will be on stage in Birmingham later today for one of the UK's biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festivals, despite the announcement by the group last month they are splitting up.
Birmingham Pride kicks off at 12:00 noon with the Carnival Parade.
Alongside JLS, Bananarama, Lucy Spraggan, Paloma Faith, Misha B and Rylan Clark will be performing at the festival.
For more information, head to the Birmingham Pride website.
'Equal love' will be celebrated in Birmingham this weekend as one of the UK's biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festivals returns.
This year's Carnival Parade begins at 12:00 noon from Victoria Square.
The parade includes around 20 floats and a number of colourful walking groups. Before arriving in The Village in Hurst Street, it will go through New Street, High Street, Carrs Lane, Moor Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway.
Last year's Birmingham Pride celebrated Britain's diversity and the Diamond Jubilee.
The Kerrang! Radio station in Birmingham is closing with immediate effect, due to a shake up announced by owner Bauer Media UK.
The rock music station, which is popular with 15-24 year olds, will lose its frequency on 105.2 to Planet Rock.
Steve Parkinson, Managing Director, Bauer Radio London, said: “We believe listeners will be excited about the enhancements we have planned".
West Midlands Police have released a picture of a man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping a pensioner in Birmingham.
Detectives want to question 50-year-old Roy Alethan Powell.
Two offenders targeted the 70-year-old victim on 14 December. He was threatened with a knife in his own home and then forced to drive his kidnappers around Birmingham for several hours, before stopping at a cash machine.
Once there, he withdrew a large amount of cash, which he handed to the thieves, who then let him go.
Powell is described as black and around six feet tall. The suspect was wearing dark clothing, black trainers and light blue jeans at the time of the attack.