After praising the area's "extraordinary history" Sion Simon said it was unfortunate there is not a "West Midlands Rovers".Read the full story ›
Representatives from West Midlands Fire Service have confirmed there is no threat to the environment following a chemical spillage in Bilston this morning. 1000 litres of hydrochloric acid leaked from a container lorry causing long delays and prompting an emergency response. Five people were taken to hospital as a precaution. Emergency crews have now completed the important initial phase of the clean up at Anchor Lane however road closures remain in place.
Krissoni Henderson called his victim a non-believer and a prostitute before branding police "disgusting" atheists.Read the full story ›
Rashid Abdilah Jama, aged 39, was sentenced today to 13 and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court for raping a woman in Alum Rock in 2005.Read the full story ›
Seven Trent Water have apologised for the disruption and are working to get the problem fixed and the road fully reopened.Read the full story ›
A pedestrian who was struck by a car while on crutches has died of his injuries in hospital.
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
As well as a 78-year-old man for alleged drink-driving following collision in the early hours of Sunday.
Police are asking for help to identify the victim who was hit by a vehicle which failed to stop on Lawley Middleway in Birmingham.
Both suspects have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Collision investigators are urging anyone with information about the victim to make contact with West Midlands Police.
At this stage, we are not able to let his family or next-of-kin know what has happened.
The man is described as white, possibly Eastern European, with dark hair, a moustache and a goatee beard. He was wearing Nike trainers, Adidas bottoms and a Next jacket.
He walked with crutches which were possibly used as a result of a previous leg operation which doctors believe was not performed in the UK.
But the Home Secretary has pledged support for an application to the Legal Aid Agency to fund legal representation at the inquests.Read the full story ›
An elderly motorist has been arrested after a pedestrian on crutches suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run.Read the full story ›
It's been revealed that more than 200 drivers have been caught each day by each of the new average speed cameras in Birmingham.Read the full story ›
The A38 Bristol Road Northbound is closed and traffic is queueing due to a burst water main between Edgbaston Park Road and B4217 Priory Road.
Drivers are being warned to approach with care and local buses are being diverted.