13-year-old Elise O'Connor from Malvern entered had high hopes for the junior handling competition with her tibetan terrier.Read the full story ›
One lane is closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 at Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.
A Romanian pickpocket is jailed for 14 weeks after she was caught red-handed by plain clothes officers at Birmingham's Christmas market.Read the full story ›
Prince William has been visiting Birmingham after this morning dedicating a new memorial in commemoration of the 1914 Christmas Truce at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The Duke of Cambridge visited St Basils Supported Accommodation which helps young homeless people in the city.
Four members of the English Defence League have been jailed for a total of more than six years after taking part in violent clashes with police during a demonstration in Birmingham city centre.
- Jake Hill, 22, of Mill Street, Brierley Hill, was jailed for 22 months
- Adam Beebee, 28, of Boundary Road, Erdington, was jailed for 13 months
- Lee Joshua, 43, of Highbridge Road, Netherton, was jailed for 16 months
- James Harrington, 30, of Swarcliffe Road, Leeds, was jailed for 24 months.
The demonstration on July 20 last year saw 2,000 members of the EDL gather on Broad Street before attempting to march to Centenary Square.
Between 200 and 300 EDL supporters broke away in a bid to reach Centenary Square and clashed with the police, who were pelted with bottles, bricks, coins and cans.
Heartlands Hospital's A&E is under extreme pressure tonight, please be advised to only go there if you have an urgent acute illness.
Bosses at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham announced overnight its Accident & Emergency is under extreme pressure.
People are being urged to only go if they have an 'acute urgent illness'. Patients are asked to use walk-in centres, local pharmacies or the NHS 111 number instead.
Choose well and think of your alternatives to A&E such as pharmacies, walkin centres or calling NHS111. Heartlands A&E is under pressure
West Midlands Police launches a canine countdown to Christmas tomorrow.
The force's digital calendar will feature a different German shephard puppy every day until Christmas Eve.
The dogs were captured on camera at the unit's Balsall Common base, and the photographs will be released on West Midlands Police's new Pinterest account.
The force hopes the project will capture the public's attention so that officers can deliver helpful crime prevention tips at this time of year.
"Unfortunately crime doesn't stop for Christmas and there will be some opportunist thieves looking to swipe purses and bags from unsuspecting shoppers or take advantage of sloppy home security.
"There's nothing like a cute police puppy to grab people's attention…we're hoping the campaign will act as a fun way to spread some important messages that will help people protect themselves."
Concerns grow for missing Harborne man Steven Overton, he was last seen earlier today. http://t.co/PVoEiFGRfg
Steven was last seen driving away in his brown Astra his car was spotted on the M5 south. http://t.co/BV1NzFltYF
If you have seen Steven Overton or his car then please call us on 101.