On the day that Goodyear Dunlop brings tyre manufacturing to an end in Birmingham, Jack Dromey, the MP for Erdington, has said it is 'a day of shame' for the company.
Today is a day of shame for Goodyear Dunlop. They could have moved three miles to Aston. But a decision was made 3,500 miles away in Ohio to end 125 years of manufacturing in Birmingham. Their message to a highly-skilled and long-serving workforce is 'thanks for your past loyalty, here's your redundancy notice'.
He also had a message to the workforce, saying they 'deserved better', and that he would work to get them a new job.
You can be proud of who you are, decent men and women, Birmingham's best. I share your sense of betrayal. Three generations of one family alone in Erdington had served 102 years in the factory. You deserved better.
Now the task is to ensure not one Dunlop worker ends up on the dole. I will continue to work with good employers like Jaguar Land Rover and the Dunlop Aircraft Tyres factory to get you into a job as quickly as possible.
125 years of tyre-making will end at the Dunlop Motorsport factory in Birmingham today.
The closure of the plant was announced in February, with 241 people made redundant.
Despite calls from MPs to keep production in the city, production is being moved 3,500 miles away to Ohio in America.
A teenager is appearing in court this morning charged in connection with a stabbing in Birmingham.
The attack happened on Slade Road in Erdington a week ago.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Birmingham Magistrates to face a charge of causing grievous bodily harm.
Police say the victim, who has been named as 24-year-old Kurt Homer, is still fighting for his life in hospital.
A boy has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man in Erdington.
A 24 year-old man was stabbed on Slade Road last night at around 10.50pm. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The 15 year-old is currently being questioned by police on suspicion of wounding.
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Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a Birmingham bus driver was assaulted and racially abused.
The driver of the bus did not allow the man on the bus as he had previously made racist comments to him in a separate incident in January.
The man started shouting abuse at the driver before repeatedly punching the plastic glass around the cab causing it to cave in.
Police say the driver was uninjured but shaken by the attack which happened at around 6.15am on Wednesday 25 September on the 11C bus in Wood Lane, Erdington.
PC Michelle Arnold, from the Birmingham Investigation Team, said: "This was a nasty verbal and physical attack that left the driver very shaken and frightened.
"We believe the suspect is from the local area and would urge anyone who has information about him to come forward and contact us."
A man has been charged with attempted murder and wounding after a double stabbing in Birmingham yesterday (Thursday).
A man, 32, and 28 year-old woman, both from Bordesley Green, sustained knife wounds after reports of a fight on Slade Road in Erdington.
Richard Ferguson, 38, from Hockley is expected to appear before Birmingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
Police have charged a man after a car chase through Birmingham.
Officers followed a silver Vauxhall Vectra from Broad Street to Curzon Circus, at around 9:30pm on Thursday (October 12).
Shane Cope, 32. from Stoneyhurst Road in Erdington is due in court this morning charged with aggravated vehicle taking, theft, burglary and dangerous driving.
A father who shook his ten-week old baby to death has been found guilty of manslaughter.
Kurt Delves, from Grafton Court in Erdington in Birmingham, snapped and repeatedly shook Harli Reid after buying presents to mark her first Christmas.
The baby was left with devastating brain injuries.
Delves, who was 20 at the time when he fatally injured the baby in December 2010.
Prosecutors argued that he had become frustrated because he was unable to stop her crying and shook her violently several times.
A burglar who crushed a police officer between a car and a lamppost as he tried to flee the scene of a Birmingham break-in has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for GBH with intent.
Carl Anderson, 50, from Aston failed to stop and drove off with PC Peter McGinn clinging to his Honda car in Erdington on June 7th 2013.
PC McGinn underwent surgery after sustaining serious shoulder, leg and pelvic injuries.
Anderson also admitted burglary, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and using a vehicle without insurance.