1:17 pm, Tue 26 Mar 2013 Selly Oak choirmaster jailed
Brewer used 'powerful position' to groom pupil
Sentencing Michael Brewer, Judge Martin Rudland, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, said he had used his "powerful position" to groom Frances Andrade.
Choirmaster Michael Brewer has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexual assault.
Credit: Press Association
"You have had an impressive career but that is now at an end," he said.
"Sadly there is another side to you and it is this. You were, and you may still be, a predatory sex offender. Of that let no-one be in any doubt."
12:33 pm, Tue 26 Mar 2013 Selly Oak choirmaster jailed
Choirmaster jailed for six years for pupil abuse
A choirmaster who sexually abused a pupil who went on to take her own life during his trial has been jailed for six years.
Michael Brewer arrives at Manchester Crown Court for an earlier hearing.
Credit: Press Assocation
Michael Brewer, 68, of Swarthmore Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, was convicted last month of indecently assaulting 48-year-old Frances Andrade when she was an underage student at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.
9:30 pm, Fri 04 Jan 2013 Appeals Over Broken Jaw
Victim of street attack appeals for witnesses
A man who was punched so viciously in the jaw that he was unable to eat for three months has been talking about his ordeal.
Alex Phillips was celebrating his birthday when he was attacked. Jane Hesketh reports.
5:00 am, Fri 04 Jan 2013 Appeals Over Broken Jaw
Appeals over attack that left man unable to eat
CCTV captures man who was left unable to eat for three months after being hit in the jaw
Credit: West Midlands Police
Police have released CCTV footage of a man who was left unable to eat for three months after being punched in the jaw.
It happened outside a fast food shop in Selly Oak in February last year. Police are appealing for witnesses.
9:50 pm, Tue 06 Nov 2012
Fire cuts power in 8,000 Selly Oak properties
A fire at a substation under a railway line has cut the electricity in up to 8,000 homes in Selly Oak and Edgbaston.
Three trains are currently stuck on the line and are currently being moved.
6:24 am, Fri 01 Jun 2012
ROAD: A38 BRISTOL ROAD, BIRMINGHAM
A38 Bristol Road inbound busy but moving between A4040 Chapel Lane (Selly Oak) and B4217 Priory Road (Priory Crossroads, Edgbaston).