An inspection has found that HMP Birmingham is in the grip of a drug-fuelled violence epidemic leaving many inmates feeling unsafe.Read the full story ›
Detectives investigating the death of Anthony Banting at a tram stop in Birmingham have charged a man with murder.
Alaeldien Ahmed is accused of killing Mr Banting, 57, at Soho Benson Road in Winson Green on 31 March. The father of four died from multiple stab wounds shortly after getting off a tram at 4.40pm.
The 26-year-old, of Eva Road, Winson Green, was arrested on Friday in connection with Mr Banting's death. He is due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
The victim, believed to be Anthony Banting, from the Sparkhill area, was found collapsed on the steps near the Soho Benson Road tram stop.Read the full story ›
The man who died from his injuries was found on a pathway leading from the Soho Benson Road tram stop.Read the full story ›
Detectives say the victim was found collapsed at the tram stop around 4.30pm, having suffered serious stab wounds.Read the full story ›
Police have raided a second flat in Birmingham in connection to yesterday's terrorist attacks in London.Read the full story ›
Four prison inmates are due to appear in court today in connection with last month's major outbreak of rioting at HMP Birmingham.Read the full story ›
One of the star's of TV's original Benefits Street series has been given a seven-year jail term for the drug and ammunition offences.Read the full story ›
A woman had to be pulled to safety by workmen after she fell two metres into a basement as she walked into a Birmingham newsagentsRead the full story ›
The TV company which made 'Benefits Street' in Birmingham has been speaking to residents about returning to the area.
A representative from Love Productions emailed a local councillor saying:
"We have been talking to some residents of James Turner Street about possibly doing some more filming.
“However, nothing at this stage is confirmed.”
The email has led to families who live on the street in Winson Green to organise an emergency meeting.
Emma Johnson, principal of Oasis Academy Foundry, the school in James Turner Street, said: “We’ve had enough of lights, camera, action.”
Channel 4, which screened Benefits Street, yesterday insisted there were no plans to return to Winson Green for a second series.