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Elderly man dies after being rescued from house fire

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West Midlands Fire Service have confirmed an elderly man who was rescued from an accidental house fire this morning has died.


Police appeal over twelve-year-old mugged at knifepoint

Police have released CCTV images as part of their investigation Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for information after a young boy was robbed at knifepoint by men who followed him off a bus in Kings Heath.

The 12-year-old got off the number 50 bus in Alcester Road at around 3.30pm on Friday 4 December.

CCTV from the top deck shows two men − one wearing a baseball cap and the other a black puffer jacket − leaving at the same time.

It’s understood the pair followed the boy to Trafalgar Road where they threatened him with a knife and stole his mobile phone.

Police released the CCTV images today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable David Feenan at Stetchford police station on 101.


Amazing X-Ray of a ball of string swallowed by a cat

X-Ray shows the string was twisted in her stomach and intestines. Credit: Birmingham Mail

An X-Ray taken from Roxy, an 11-month-old cat from King's Heath Birmingham, shows where a ball of string became lodged in her stomach after chewing her favourite toy.

The Siamese cat was rushed to YourVets Wythall Clinic near her home, after her owner discovered her choking on pieces of string from her favourite toy.

Roxy is an 11-month-old Siamese cat from Kings Heath. Credit: Birmingham Mail

Roxy was immediately operated on by two surgeons in a complex procedure to remove all of string.

She is now completely back to normal and vets have urged that owners must supervise their pets at all times when playing with toys of any kind.

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