Moment police Taser driver of stolen Porsche after high-speed chase through Birmingham

Moment police Taser driver of stolen Porsche after high-speed chase through Birmingham city centre on icy roads Lee Smythe, 34, attempted to evade chasing police in a stolen Porsche 911 GTS  Dashcam footage shows traffic officers pursuing vehicle in central Birmingham Smythe struggled to control the vehicle with the roads covered in snow and ice … Read more

How this shed could beat a silent killer: Study finds dirty air costs 90,000 lives in Britain a year

To a casual observer, the wooden shed sitting in a plot of land on the fringes of the University of Birmingham campus looks pretty nondescript. The only clues to its true purpose are the devices resembling miniature chimneys that are dotted across the roof. Some of the experts involved in this project understandably bristle at … Read more

HALF of British police stations have closed in ten years… with some turned into cannabis farms

More than half of Britain’s police stations have closed in the past ten years, a shocking Mail investigation reveals today. At least 667 stations with front counters allowing the public to talk to officers have been shut down since 2010 in drastic cost-cutting measures. Many more have closed temporarily during the Covid pandemic, prompting fears … Read more

Dudley man, 43, found guilty of murdering five-month-old baby daughter

Father, 43, is found guilty of murdering his five-month-old baby daughter by shaking her to death when she was difficult to look after Philip Peace, from Dudley, was accused of causing fatal injuries to his daughter  Summer died on September 9, 2017 after being rushed to Russells Hall Hospital Peace denied charges of murder and manslaughter … Read more

Male babysitter, 32, ‘murdered 21-month-old girl’

A male babysitter allegedly killed a 21-month-old girl by shaking and battering her in an attack which caused a catastrophic brain injury, a court has heard. Lily Hanrahan, from Birmingham, was left with bruises where she had allegedly been gripped by Sean Sadler and six broken ribs following the incident in November 2017.  Birmingham Crown Court … Read more

The miserly, feuding former German PoW brothers who founded Aldi

The opening of a new supermarket in the Birmingham suburb of Stechford nearly 31 years ago unfolded with neither fanfare nor razzmatazz. There were no adverts to speak of, not even an ‘opening soon’ sign hanging outside. Cosseted by the comfortable embrace of familiarity (Tesco, Sainsbury’s et al), shoppers greeted this new retail arrival, with … Read more

Two boys charged with kidnapping after car was stolen from owner’s driveway with sons inside

Two 15-year-old boys are charged with kidnapping after car was stolen from owner’s driveway with his children aged two and four still inside A car containing owner’s sons, aged two and four, was stolen from a driveway   Car was stopped 15 mins after police called and the pair, 15, taken into custody  Incident was described … Read more