A recruitment firm in Sutton Coldfield got a visit from an ambitious family of ducks who were hoping to make a splash in the corporate world today.
Staff at Midas Recruitment on the High Street welcomed their unusual visitors when they opened the office door to cool down.
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Two young women have been charged with wounding after a woman was punched in the toilets of a Sutton Coldfield nightclub.
Ellesse Strong, aged 21, and Kayleigh Procter, aged 20 - both from Castle Vale - were charged with wounding and bailed to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 1 April.
They were arrested in February after police released CCTV images following the attack which took place in the toilets of Rumour in the early hours of Sunday 28 December.
A 21-year-old woman was punched in her face and suffered cuts and bruises resulting in two black eyes and severe swelling.
Police have returned a Commonwealth Gold medal that was stolen to former athlete Kelly Sotherton after it was found in a local post box.Read the full story ›
A man has made contact with police in connection with an assault in a Birmingham park.
On February 5, a dog-walker was head-butted by a man with two huskies in Sutton Park.
GREAT NEWS - A man has identified himself and will be interviewed following our appeal about an incident in Sutton Park. Thanks for the RTs!
Police have released a picture of a dog walker they want to speak to after a man was head-butted in Sutton Park, outside Birmingham.Read the full story ›
A utilities company has apologised to customers who have reported brown water coming out of their taps.
South Staffs Water says an issue on the water network yesterday means that some people in Sutton Coldfield have found that their water supply is now discoloured.
The company advises anybody who is affected to run their cold tap for 15 minutes or until the water runs clear.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
"Our staff and network partners have worked throughout the night to ensure the water supply to customers in Sutton Coldfield has been restored.
"It is possible some customers may still experience brown water. Customers are advised to run their cold water supply until the water runs clear.
A suspected hacker from Sutton Coldfield has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence (DoD) as part of a week-long UK-wide operation.
The 23-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers in Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham on suspicion of offences linked to data stolen from a messaging service used by DoD employees around the world.
Contact information for around 800 people including name, title, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, as well as details for around 34,400 devices were obtained during the attack last June, the NCA said.
Following the attack, the hacker posted screenshots taken from the dashboard used to control the database as well as a bizarre message on the text storage website Pastebin.
"We smite the Lizards, LizardSquad your time is near. We're in your bases, we control your satellites. "The missiles shall rein upon thy who claim alliance, watch your heads, ** T-47:59:59 until lift off. We're one, we're many, we lurk in the dark, we're everywhere and anywhere. "Live Free Die Hard! DoD, DISA EMSS : Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services is not all, Department of Defense has no Defenses."
The stolen data was used as part of an international satellite message dissemination system known as Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services.
It also included IMEI numbers, which are the unique codes used to identify a mobile device.
No sensitive data was obtained and none of the data obtained could be used to personally identify anyone or threaten US national security, the NCA added.
More than 40 arrests have been made this week by the NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit at more than 20 separate locations across England, Wales and Scotland as part of a week of activity targeting cyber crime.
"Behind this week's activity is the message that all of us, as individuals, businesses or law enforcement agencies, have a role to play in making the UK a safe place to enjoy the huge opportunities provided by the internet. "Awareness of the type of cyber crime dangers which are out there is vital, whoever you are, as is collaboration between organisations across different sectors, regions and countries to develop the most effective ways of combating those threats. "We will continue to work with partners to pursue and disrupt the major crime groups targeting the UK, but also, crucially, to make the UK as difficult as possible a target for cyber criminals in the first place."
"This arrest underscores DCIS commitment and the joint ongoing efforts among international law enforcement to stop cyber criminals in their tracks.
"DCIS special agents will use every tool at their disposal to pursue and bring to justice those that attack the Department of Defence."
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