Firefighters tackled the blaze in a rear bedroom at a house in Birmingham but nothing could be done to save the man.Read the full story ›
Several fire crews are still at the scene and the service tweeted that their "thoughts and sympathies are with his family".Read the full story ›
"I am convinced that someone in the community will know who did this"Read the full story ›
Smoke has changed from black to white showing that we are bringing the fire under control https://t.co/NXM5A7rTga
Staff at a school in Oldbury have been reinforcing the 'stranger danger' message after reports of an attempted abduction in Smethwick.Read the full story ›
"My five-year-old daughter was screaming and they were all petrified about what was happening."Read the full story ›
A man who attempted to kill his wife at their home in Smethwick has been jailed for 20 years.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for witnesses after three masked men burst into a pub in Smethwick and fired shots into the ceiling.
It happened at the Hamstead pub on Green Lane just after 5.30pm on Thursday 11th August.
The men robbed two men of personal belongings and, as other customers came to their aid, the shotgun was fired into the ceiling. No-one was injured and the offenders made off in a silver car.
Detectives are viewing CCTV at the premises and following up a number of lines of enquiry.
Anyone with information to assist the investigation should call police on 101.
A mother and her two children have gone missing from West Bromwich.
Jane Callaghan is described as white, 34-years-old, around 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build. She has blonde shoulder length hair which she wears in a ponytail. Police are unsure exactly what clothes she was wearing.
Her two children, Cameron Callaghan, aged 13 and Rajan Kumar, aged 12 have not been to school since Tuesday 14 June.
Jane and the boys were last seen on Wednesday 16 June at a church on Burlington Road, West Bromwich. Police believe that they may be staying in the Smethwick area.
Jamar Walker was stabbed to death in December last year and nobody has been charged with his murder.Read the full story ›