Chris Halpin

ITV News Central reporter

Chris Halpin is an On Screen Journalist and Newsreader based at ITV News Central's Birmingham studios. He is a multi-platform journalist, winning multiple awards for his work online while at ITV.

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Appeal after autistic man lured from home & beaten up

A man with autism says he's been left too afraid to leave his home after he was lured outside his flat and beaten up in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Joel Buckle has a broken nose and black eyes after he was repeatedly punched in the head during the assault in Burntwood in Staffordshire. Four suspects are being sought by police. His family believe Joel was deliberately attacked because of his disability. They've been speaking to Chris Halpin.

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Team England unveiled for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Next year's Commonwealth Games squad hoping for gold on Australia's Gold Coast was announced in Birmingham today.

The 75 strong 'Team England' features several athletes from the Midlands. and those who also train here.

Many were at the unveiling event at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium today, which could be transformed if the city's bid for the 2022 games get the go ahead. Chris Halpin reports.

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Council slammed for spending thousands on new signs

Wolverhampton City Council has come under fire for spending thousands of pounds on new "Welcome to the City" signs. The 25 boards celebrating key landmarks and venues went up on the city outskirts earlier this year.

The council says they'll generate pride and income for Wolverhampton. But Liberal Democrat campaigners think it's money poorly spent. Chris Halpin reports.

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15,000 support city centre flower seller 'forced out' by TK Maxx

More than 15,000 people have signed an online petition in support of a flower stall holder who's been forced to move from his pitch in Derby city centre because of a new clothing shop.

Jonathan Foster has been in the same spot for 23 years, but was told by the Derby City Council that TK Max doesn't want him in front of its new shop. The retailer says that's not entirely the case. Chris Halpin reports.

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Warning River Trent quarry could permanently damage wildlife

Residents living near the proposed site of a sand and gravel quarry by the River Trent say they'll do everything they can to stop the plans.

Thousands of tonnes of material could be taken in phases over 15 years on land near the village of Barton-in-Fabis and opposite Attenborough Nature Reserve.

Campaigners say it'll ruin the area and wildlife, but developers say the minerals are essential for construction across Nottinghamshire. Chris Halpin reports.

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