HMRC issues warning over tax refund scams

Fraudsters are sending scam emails and SMS-messages that promise tax rebates to trick people into disclosing their account and personal details. HMRC is calling on...

Threat to school nurse jobs could hit vulnerable children, warns union

A significant number of school nurse jobs could be axed by the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service in the latest string of budget cuts...

Can I have a garden bonfire?

In short: It's not illegal to have a garden bonfire but there are laws for the nuisance they can cause. However, it is a...

Three hurt after rollover RTC in Kings Norton

Three young men have been hurt, two potentially seriously after a single vehicle rollover RTC. It happened on Gayhill Lane in Kings Norton just after...

Government announces £70m to transform Alexander Stadium

The West Midlands Combined Authority has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of £70m to transform Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Plans are underway...

Kings Heath: Two arrested after suspected gas explosion

Two men have been arrested in connection with a suspected gas explosion at Dixy Chicken on Alcester Road South, Kings Heath last night. The property...

VLM Airlines flights take off from Birmingham to Antwerp

VLM Airlines has commenced flights from Birmingham to Antwerp on their Fokker 50. The service to and from the Belgian city operates on weekdays...

New £30m government initiative to reduce rough sleeping

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today set out a bold cross-government plan of action to significantly reduce the number of people sleeping rough as the...

Government announces deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers

The government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution. A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and...

Police issue statement following hoax bomb threats

Police have launched an investigation after bomb threats were sent to a number of schools in Birmingham this morning. In a statement West Midlands Police...

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