A mother from Nottingham has been giving evidence in the trial of Kevin Wright, who is accused of stealing and defrauding charities.
A Tamworth father accused of stealing thousands of pounds from a fund he set up to raise cash for son's cancer treatment has gone on trial.
Tamworth has been named as having one of the highest obesity rates of any town or city in the UK.
6 fire engines are dealing with a building fire in the Lichfield Road Industrial Estate area of Tamworth. Large amount of smoke in area
The co-founder of Drayton Manor Theme Park has died, less than a month after her husband.
Vera Bryan died this morning at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, aged 96.
She and her husband, George, bought the derelict site in Tamworth in 1949 for just £6,000.
The park opened in 1950, soon becoming a national tourist attraction.
A man accused of stabbing his friend repeatedly during an argument at a house in Birmingham has been remanded in custody by a court.
Emmanuel Cassie, aged 21, from Sykes Moor, Tamworth, was charged with wounding with intent after the incident in Gooch Street, Highgate, in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Officers were called to the house by paramedics who treated a 20-year-old man for multiple stab wounds. His condition today was described as serious but stable.
Cassie appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning and was remanded in custody until January 20.
Extra postal workers are being recruited across the Midlands in time for the busy Christmas period.
Four thousand jobs across ten temporary parcel sorting centres around the country, including Tamworth, Peterborough and Northampton, will form part of the 21,000 seasonal workers needed.
Mark Higson from Royal Mail said: "Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail and our customers.
"Royal Mail has invested in ten temporary parcel sort centres to increase our scale and improve our flexibility during this important time of year for our customers."
Applicants should visit Royal Mail.
Mark Hawthorn, also known as 'Glitterlips', was jailed for six months for benefit fraud.
A 49-year-old man from Tamworth, who claimed £88,000 in benefits while he was performing on stage as a drag queen, has been jailed.
Mark Hawthorn, better known as stage performer, ‘Glitterlips’, was sentenced to six months in prison for illegally claiming benefits between November 2003 and March 2012.
On sentencing the man, Judge Michael Challinor said:
You should have confined your acting ability to female impersonation rather than defrauding the state.
Anne Marie Kaye tells the court, under cross examination: "As Callum's Mum I should know what money there was. I never had any bank statements or any proof of what was in there." She was then asked: "You just wanted to know the money was there incase you needed it?" She replied: "Yes."