A man serving life for murdering two security guards will be sentenced today for killing a fellow inmate with a fish tank rock.Read the full story ›
Dry and fine after a chilly start.Read the full story ›
Fine and dry.Read the full story ›
One lane of three is blocked along the M6 Southbound. It's due to vehicle fire between J9 A461 for Wednesbury and J8 M5.
Officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft from a Burton shop. The incident happened around 6:20pm on 12 September when a man entered the Co-op Store, Woods Lane, Burton-upon-Trent and selected a pack of lager from the display. He concealed it in a bag before leaving the store without offering payment.
The man is described as white, late 20's, 5ft 8 inches tall, of slim build with short brown hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a large USA flag logo on the front. Anyone with information on the above incident, or who recognises the man captured on CCTV, is asked to call PC Adam Cornes on 101.
New mothers in the West Midlands are to be given a cardboard box for their new baby to sleep in when they leave hospital to help reduce infant deaths. The idea comes from Finland where it's had a dramatic affect on infant mortality rates, it's now hoped it may have the same effect here in the West Midlands which has the highest rate of sudden infant death syndrome, in the country.
Violent crime increases by 19% while possession of a weapon is up 17%, but figures still below national average.Read the full story ›
Construction apprentices at Dudley Council have been given special recognition for their involvement in the development of new council housing in the borough. 16 apprentices received tool vouchers for their work on the new properties, which includes two blocks of flats and three houses. They undertook carpentry, brickwork, plastering, roofing and electrical work as part of their NVQ accreditation at The Walk in Sedgley and Norfolk Road in Wollaston construction sites last year. Councillor Hilary Bills, cabinet member for environment, said:
“It’s great to see these young people being recognised for working so hard to gain experience and expertise in the construction industry and the skills they’ve learnt will no doubt stand them in good stead for many years to come. I would like to personally thank everyone involved with the construction of our council properties, which help to provide borough families with new homes.”
It's a week since it was confirmed that services were temporarily suspended at Ludlow Midwife-Led Unit due to concerns about the building.Read the full story ›
Anina Brindley-Smith, aged 66, who also refers to herself as George, was last seen at approximately 3.45pm yesterday near to Warwick New Road. It's believed George then took a taxi to Tesco in Warwick. George requires medication and it is currently unknown if she has this with her. She has a very long grey ponytail and wears glasses. It is believed George may be wearing a long black leather jacket, grey or brown suit trousers and black Adidas trainers. Concerns are growing for George's welfare and police would urge anyone who has seen her to please call 101.