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Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the B4455 Fosseway, between Harwoods House and Moreton Morrell at around 2pm on Saturday 27th June.
A black motorcycle was travelling south after overtaking a blue Ford Mondeo, where it then crashed into a a blue and orange KTM motorcycle, which was travelling in the opposite direction. The rider of the triumph, a 66-year-old man from Rugby, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to call 101, quoting incident 214 of 27th June.
Walsall FC fans are continuing to leave tributes outside the club to three Walsall supporters killed in the Tunisian beach resort attack.
19-year-old Joel Richards from Wednesbury was killed in the attack, along with his grandfather Patrick Evans and his uncle Adrian Evans. All three men were supporters of Walsall FC.
A Birmingham couple welcome a neighbour into their home after they were burgled. However, little did they know, he was the burglar.Read the full story ›
More fire stations across the West Midlands could be closed and more firefighters could lose their jobs because of further cuts over the next three years, according to the Chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority.
Councillor John Edwards said fire services in the region were facing “increasingly difficult times” thanks to a 36% cut in central Government funding since 2011.
He added that further cuts of at least £14m are expected over the next three years.
We are at tipping point. I am calling on the Government to listen to our very real concerns that fire stations and fire engines might have to go, and that firefighters will lose their jobs.
“It calls into question our continuing ability to provide the effective and efficient fire service, and five-minute response time, that people in the West Midlands expect and deserve."
Councillor Edwards, who worked as a firefighter for twelve years, was re-elected Chair of the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority for the fifth year in a row at the organisation's annual meeting on Monday.
A memorial is taking place for Nuneaton mother, Claire Warren, who died from an aneurysm and has left behind her 5-year-old daughter.Read the full story ›
The floral tributes to the victims of the tourists murdered on a beach in a hotel in Tunisia have continued to build.
It is believed that around 30 Britons could have died in the attack on Friday, which left many more people injured, after a gunman opened fire on a crowded beach.
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Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Sunday 28 June.
The attack took place on a 63-year-old man, who was walking past a bus stop on Bordesley Green. He suffered a stab wound, possibly from a knife, to his shoulder and after hospital treatment, he was allowed to return home.
This appears to be a completely unprovoked assault on an innocent member of the public with no clear motive.
“If anyone was in that area of Bordesley Green around the time of the incident and saw the attack itself or anyone fitting this description, I would urge them to come forward.”
The man that police are looking to speak to is described as Asian in appearance, 25-30 years old, of medium build with short black hair.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing Birmingham man.
49-year-old Peter Baker had been staying at his sister’s house in Erdington and was last seen on Monday 15 June.
It is believed Peter suffers with a heart condition which he needs to take medication for and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.
If anyone knows of Peter’s whereabouts then please make contact with us.
“Peter left his sister’s without his medication and we have been told that without it he suffers a real chance of becoming ill, so we need to find him as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well."
Anyone with any information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.