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Concerns are growing for missing Birmingham man

Luke English has been missing since September 12 Credit: West Midlands Police

Officers continue to search for a 40-year-old man from Quinton who has been missing since September 12.

The family of Luke English are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

Mr English is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall with a stocky build, bald and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing black jeans and a blue t-shirt.

It is thought that the 40-year-old could have travelled to Sussex, Hampshire or Devon and Cornwall.

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Weekend Picks: B-SIDE Hip Hop Festival

B-SIDE Hip Hop Festival: Fri 23rd - Sun 25th Sept (Birmingham city centre)

Credit: Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham's first annual Hip Hop festival launches this week celebrating all things hip-hop.

The festival, produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and The Old Rep, features a range of outdoor 'pop-up' performances, sci-fi film, spoken word, talks and graffiti artists.

This new initiative builds on a range of grassroots hip-hop events and projects with the principal aim of providing a platform for Birmingham and the wider region.

"We recognise that Birmingham and the wider Midlands region has a long association with and demand for Hip-Hop culture, from the production of artists and performers to music producers and audiences.

Through the new B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival we want to provide a platform to engage with and celebrate today’s talent from the city region and further afield."

– Graham Callister, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Director of Creative Programmes

Seven arrested in connection with £400,000 watch burglary

The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the burglary at Beaverbrooks at the Intu Potteries Shopping Centre in Stoke Credit: PA

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a burglary from a jewellery store in which £400,000 worth of watches were stolen.

The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the burglary at Beaverbrooks at the Intu Potteries Shopping Centre, Stoke, in the early hours of 10 March.

Staffordshire Police said the men, aged between 19 and 26, were arrested on Wednesday in the Birmingham area on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

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