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Debbie McGee shows off her famous flexibility in shimmering gold dress as she joins Alexandra Burke and winner Joe McFadden at Strictly Come Dancing tour launch in Birmingham

20/01/18 00:57

19/01/18 22:01

The Doberman managed to travel from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire down to Birmingham on its own. He was believed to be a stray until vets discovered a microchip registered to a practice 113 miles away.

19/01/18 18:22

The former Hollyoaks star, 33, was seen putting on a close display with Gorka, as they were spotted strolling alongside each other while sharing a joke on the way back to their hotel.

19/01/18 15:01

The newly-engaged Strictly finalist was back in the arms of Gorka Márquez at Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals, in Birmingham on Thursday.

19/01/18 12:30

The soap star appeared in high spirits as she returned to the dance-floor at the Strictly Come Dancing dress rehearsals in Birmingham on Thursday.

18/01/18 20:48

The 33-year-old Hollyoaks star looked sensational in a glittering gold dancing dress as she appeared locked in an intense conversation with the twinkle-toed star

18/01/18 18:45

The 34-year-old former beauty queen cut a low-key figure as she wrapped up beneath her gym wear in a denim jacket just a day after once again discussing her choice to use gender selection

18/01/18 18:39

Dr Syed Kazmi, who works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, has been challenging the threatened deportation in the courts.The 38-year-old had his visa renewal rejected over a tax issue.

18/01/18 17:58

Tahir Zarif, from Derby, was being sought in connection with the February 2016 murder of Akhtar Javeed at his catering supplies firm in Digbeth, Birmingham.

17/01/18 10:02

The actress, 33, was seen with her arm around the hunky dancer, 27, as the pair enjoyed drinks after tour rehearsals with their co-stars in Birmingham.

17/01/18 09:45

The family of notorious Birmingham fraudster Mohammed Suleman Khan dubbed 'the General' have been ordered to pay back £13million gained from a mortgage scam or face more jail time.

16/01/18 17:53

The pair looked delighted to be back together on Tuesday, as they shared a kiss while heading to rehearsals for the Strictly tour in Birmingham.

16/01/18 00:10

Naveed Hussain, 39, was the owner of the Bordesley Independent School in Birmingham (pictured) before it was closed down by Ofsted inspectors after they found leaflets titled 'Islam and terrorism?'

15/01/18 19:14

Kevin Clifton looked a little glum upon arrival in the bustling city for rehearsals with the star-studded crew,on Monday, with his estranged wife Karen was noticeably absent.

14/01/18 17:09

A 19-year-old male has died after he was fatally stabbed at a house party in Walsall, West Midlands, in the early hours of this morning.

13/01/18 13:34

A-Level student Gurtej Singh Randhawa, 19, hatched a scheme to murder his Sikh parents after they discovered he was dating a white girl of whom they disapproved. But his plot was foiled.

12/01/18 21:50

Tomas Marcinkus was driving down a road in Birmingham when he ran over and killed Claire McKenzie, who was lying in the carriageway. Marcinkus has been jailed for 12 months.

11/01/18 20:30

The men were arrested in Washwood Heath, Birmingham, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Manic laughter can be heard coming from the suspects.

11/01/18 16:24

Kayliee Lorenzo, 25, from Birmingham, has been picking out matching outfits for daughters Miya-Lei, four, and Renayah, six, since shortly after the youngest was born.

08/01/18 18:27

The gang were in high spirits during a trip to a Birmingham furniture store, where they appeared to be on the lookout for a new sofa.

08/01/18 16:52

The 34-year-old put on a dazzling display in her silver bedazzled gown, that made sure to catch the eye thanks to its risqué thigh-high split.

08/01/18 05:21

Tyann McCooty, 21, who was jailed for 12 years after a gang shooting in Birmingham, has appeared in Snapchat footage with other inmates mocking the police and seemingly rolling a joint.

07/01/18 21:11

A ruthless gunman who shot a young man in Birmingham has appeared in a video rapping and firing mock shots, from his prison cell.

06/01/18 18:42

Forget the bright lights of Las Vegas, the real place to go this weekend if you're an Elvis fan is Birmingham. Dozens of fans will be visiting the city for the 15th annual European Elvis contest.

06/01/18 14:10

Ibrahim's Grill and Steak House, in Acocks Green, Birmingham, continued to serve up dishes on the wooden platters despite being served an improvement notice about their use.

05/01/18 20:17

Danielle Lloyd rang in the New Year with a trip to the gym on Friday. The make-up free 34-year-old dressed casually in leggings and a denim jacket for her workout in Birmingham.

05/01/18 18:21

Myha Brown (pictured) was leaving church in Great Barr, Birmingham when an Audi hit her. Her mother Tasha, 40, has shared pictures of Myha's injuries on Facebook in a bid to catch the driver.

05/01/18 13:21

Newly-married Omar Ahmed became unruly after drinking two gin and tonics and then a bottle of gin on the flight from Dubai to Birmingham on December 16.

04/01/18 17:44

Police dashed to the bookies, in Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham where they found a man with severe head injuries.

03/01/18 19:40

The taxi driver recorded the hate-fueled tirade in Sheldon, Birmingham, after he tried to collect a fare. The passenger goes on to say that he is 'not politically correct'.

02/01/18 17:28

Dr Syed Kamzi (pictured), 38, moved to the UK nine years ago to work for the NHS at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He has been described as talented and dedicated by previous patients.

01/01/18 16:10

Firefighters are tackling two separate blazes which broke out on wasteland near the One Stop Shopping Centre in Perry Barr, Birmingham and near the Birmingham to Walsall railway line.

01/01/18 09:39

Danielle Lloyd looked back to her best in a pair of figure hugging black leggings and a fur look coat on a shopping trip in Birmingham on Saturday.

30/12/17 17:02

Jon Lansman (pictured), who is himself Jewish, said the Labour Party had 'a lot of denial' that the problem really exists. Speaking in Birmingham he said: 'I think it falls into three categories'.

27/12/17 13:08

Kelly Emery had only been released from jail a month before she was found face down on the floor of her boyfriend's bedroom in Maidstone in October.

26/12/17 14:22

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered that placenta cells respond to vitamin D and supplements could help to save the lives of mothers and babies.

26/12/17 11:19

The UK is basking in balmy weather for this time of year but some hopeful punters are still dreaming of a white Christmas with a spike in bets placed on snow to fall today.

24/12/17 20:48

A five-year-old child was dramatically rescued from a Birmingham tower block after he was left hanging 50ft in the air by his ear. Hero firefighter, Lyndon Flavell, risked his life climbing to the rescue.

24/12/17 18:13

Majid Hussain, 43, was arrested for having a wrap of class A drugs when he tried to board a flight to Pakistan in February 2016 and police uncovered his illegal drug empire when they searched his home.

23/12/17 14:34

An animal shelter boss who gambled away £640,000 of the Birmingham charity’s money was jailed for five years yesterday.

22/12/17 16:41

Simon Price, 53, and his wife Alayna, 39, admitted cheating Birmingham Dogs Home in an £894,754 fraud over four years, from 2012.

22/12/17 16:24

Imtiaz Mohammed, a doting father-of-six from Small Heath in Birmingham, was driving a black cab involved in the crash on Lee Bank Middleway in the city early on Sunday.

22/12/17 15:11

Crystal-clear CCTV shows officers trying to track down the four thugs when a 27-year-old man was shot and a second man attacked after a fight broke out in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.

22/12/17 12:14

Gemma O'Reilly, from King's Norton in Birmingham, was told by a teacher she couldn't see her daughter Bella play a donkey in the performance because she was with her 10-month-old son Preston.

22/12/17 11:50

Reece Williams-Brown, 18, from Northfield, Birmingham, has been jailed for ramming an unmarked police car before leading officers on a high-speed chase and mounting the pavement.

21/12/17 10:43

The event was initially awarded to Durban in South Africa but financial difficulties saw the bidding process re-opened and with only Birmingham and Liverpool interested, the Midlands city was chosen.

20/12/17 20:26

James Barnes, 30, penned the suicide note when wife Amy, 32, said she was leaving him, an inquest heard. James killed Amy at their home in Rednal, Birmingham, before committing suicide.

19/12/17 20:49

Lucy Davis and her partner Lee Jenkins were in the taxi which was involved in a five-car smash in the centre of Birmingham at the weekend, killing people.

19/12/17 19:54

High Court bailiffs have entered Birmingham's council headquarters building to seize computer equipment over a disputed £5,000 bill.

19/12/17 12:56

Fartuuna Warsame waged a three-year battle with Birmingham City Council, which has now agreed to move her family on safety grounds.

19/12/17 12:11

Romanian national Alin Marin, 22, turned himself into a 'human deposit box' for phones swiped while jostling with revellers in the mosh pit during a Royal Blood concert at Arena Birmingham

19/12/17 06:38

The fourth victim of a head-on horror crash in Birmingham is Kasar Jehangir, 25, and neighbours said how he had just been released from jail after admitting driving dangerously.

18/12/17 18:47

The man, who has been named locally as 38-year-old Paul Williams, was found near the Bullring in Birmingham on Saturday night, as temperatures plunged to -0.8C.

18/12/17 15:03

The shocking assault happened just after 3.30pm in the Nechells area of Birmingham on Friday. The victim is believed to have been hit on the head. He is still in hospital.

18/12/17 12:45

Officers have described the collision, which happened in Edgbaston shortly after 1am on Sunday, as 'very difficult and distressing'.

18/12/17 09:20

This is the comical moment when a 'drunk' woman trying out a hover board crashes into her Christmas tree and takes it out.

18/12/17 08:25

Sandwell metropolitan borough council, near Birmingham , hopes to become the first in the UK to use water cremation, which breaks down bodies with an alkaline solution.

17/12/17 21:06

Amir Khan - who turned 30 whilst on I'm A Celebrity - was fed strawberries from his pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom, 26, with a belated birthday bash.

17/12/17 19:38

Odds-on favourite Andy Murray became the first three-time winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award when the 2016 ceremony took place in Birmingham on Sunday night.

17/12/17 16:53

Firefighters used a raft to rescue the two men who had climbed on to the roof of their car after driving into three feet of icy water in Thurlaston, Leicestershire, on Friday night.

16/12/17 17:18

Danielle Lloyd was seen at Birmingham airport on Saturday with her fiance Michael O Neil.

16/12/17 15:34

Partygoers wearing Santa hats, elf costumes and polar bear jumpers were pictured blowing off steam across the country for Mad Friday.

15/12/17 12:33

No family turned up to the inquest of a seven-year-old boy Hakeem Hussain whose body was 'frozen to death' after being left outside a house in Birmingham.

14/12/17 17:55

Four people have been arrested so far on suspicion of killing Anthony Nicholls, who died in hospital after a firework was set off inside his home in Tile Cross, Birmingham, police said.

14/12/17 17:44

Simon Bramhall, 53, who admitted branding two patients livers while working as a transplant surgeon in Birmingham is still employed as a doctor with the NHS at a hospital near Hereford.

14/12/17 14:58

It is hoped that the 'snoozeliners', created by mattress firm Simba, will begin operating next year and will run eight routes in cities including London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

14/12/17 03:01

Kerry Pemberton, 55, told those who stopped to help as he lay trapped under his vehicle on the M69 how proud he was of his five children and grandchildren. He later died from a heart attack.

13/12/17 21:08

Nursery worker Madihah Taheer and her husband Ummariyat Mirza, from Birmingham, planned to emulate the San Bernardino attack in the US, which killed 11.

13/12/17 18:17

Consultant Simon Bramhall, 53, admitted branding the livers of two patients with his initials while working as a liver, spleen and pancreatic surgeon at a hospital in Birmingham.

13/12/17 04:43

Dr Daman Mullhi (pictured) used the app to get a price for a journey from Birmingham's Harborne area to Solihull Hospital on Monday but was stunned by the cost.

12/12/17 23:11

A 48-year-old man has been arrested after a police officer was stabbed in the neck and chest in Birmingham. The 26-year-old victim had been deployed with a team of officers to raid a house.

12/12/17 23:11

Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment the masked robbers stormed into a jewellery store in Birmingham before one of the attacked a staff member with a hammer. They have been jailed.

12/12/17 17:41

Stephen Craven, 18, has kitted his Birmingham home out with over 50 light-up displays and in excess of 25,000 bulbs. He wants to raise money for stroke victims after his mother suffered one.

12/12/17 16:56

The glamour model, 33, ensured she was part of their boys day out to watch Aston Villa vs Millwall F.C. in the Championship at Villa Park, Birmingham on Saturday.

12/12/17 15:20

Four-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux Elsa (pictured) was found shivering and heavily malnourished by a passer-by at a Birmingham nature reserve on Saturday.

12/12/17 12:59

Olivia Pearsall, 18, from Birmingham, said she had always been overweight growing up and was constantly targeted by classmates who teased her about her figure.

12/12/17 01:47

As snow swept across Britain last night, Heart of England NHS Trust, in the West Midlands, called on 4x4 drivers to help transport their staff to work through the wintry conditions.

12/12/17 01:22

Even though gritters will have tackled what is left of the snow overnight, England's second city will still grind to a halt today - meaning some 200,000 children will get the day off.

11/12/17 16:53

In Wales alone around 500 are closed, 400 will not open today in Birmingham and approximately 300 are shut in both Staffordshire and Gloucestershire.

11/12/17 06:16

Bank of England offices could also be set up in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast, with two regional ones in Newcastle and Plymouth as part of a shake-up of the country's financial infrastructure.

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