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News
Atherstone man attacked with baseball bat and robbed in his home 

12 Apr 16

A BASEBALL bat-wielding burglar attacked an Atherstone man in his home before stealing his mobile phone.


News
Last chance to register to vote in May 5 elections  

12 Apr 16

TAMWORTH residents are being reminded that they now only have a few days left to register to vote in the Local and Police Crime Commissioner elections on May 5.


Council
Last chance to register to vote 

12 Apr 16

Tamworth residents are being reminded that there are now only a few days left to register to vote in the Local and Police & Crime Commissioner elections on May 5.


News
Last chance for Lichfield and Burntwood people to register for EU… 

12 Apr 16

LICHFIELD District Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election and the EU referendum.


News
Week left for Lichfield and Burntwood residents to register for Police and Crime Commissioner vote 

12 Apr 16

People in Lichfield and Burntwood have less than a week left to register to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.


Blog comment
One Week to Go! Register to Have Your Say on 5 May 

11 Apr 16

On Thursday 5 May voters in across Tamworth will go to the polls for the Police the Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Elections.


News
Police appeal after woman ‘grabbed’ by man in Polesworth 

11 Apr 16

A WOMAN received injuries after she was ‘grabbed’ by a man in Polesworth.


Local news
Man from Sutton Coldfield arrested after woman is forced to… 

11 Apr 16

A MAN from Sutton Coldfield has been arrested after a woman was forced to perform a sex act in a Worcestershire car park.


Local news
SAS hero’s stolen Army badges found in Erdington drugs bust… 

11 Apr 16

STOLEN Army badges belonging to a former SAS hero which were discovered during a drugs bust in Erdington have been returned to his family.


Local news
Local election candidates for 2016 

10 Apr 16

Local elections take place this year on 5th May 2016 along with the Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections on the same day.


News
List of candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner elections 

9 Apr 16

The elections in Warwickshire and the West Midlands will take place on May 5…


News
Couple accused of sexual offences against children in Atherstone 

9 Apr 16

A COUPLE have been charged with historic child sex offences, which took place in Atherstone, police have said.


Local news
Election 2016: City Council candidate lists 

9 Apr 16

Local council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 Here are all candidates for council elections in the Northfield District (constituency): Kings Norton Longbridge Northfield Weoley If you are unsure …


Local news
Election 2016: Candidates for Weoley ward 

9 Apr 16

Local council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 Here are all candidates nominated to stand in the 2016 Birmingham City Council elections for the Weoley ward of Northfield constituency in Birmingham.


Local news
Election 2016: Candidates for Northfield ward 

9 Apr 16

Local council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 Here are all candidates nominated to stand in the 2016 Birmingham City Council elections for the Northfield ward of Northfield constituency in Birmingham.


Local news
Election 2016: Candidates for Kings Norton ward 

9 Apr 16

Local council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 Here are all candidates nominated to stand in the 2016 Birmingham City Council elections for the Kings Norton ward of Northfield constituency in …


News
Could you be an Investigative Officer? 

8 Apr 16

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are now recruiting Investigative Officers to be based at various locations throughout the County.


Local news
Drug dealers jailed for more than 20 years after Sutton Coldfield… 

8 Apr 16

THREE drug dealers whose 200,000 cocaine racket was rumbled after a police swoop in Sutton Coldfield have been jailed for more than 20 years.


News
Deputy leader disappointed by voter apathy after low turnout in Neighbourhood Plan ballots 

8 Apr 16

The deputy leader of Lichfield District Council has admitted his frustration at continued “apathy” from voters.


Local news
Middle-aged white men: PCC candidates for West Midlands 

7 Apr 16

All candidates for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands are male; all are white, and there’s not a Lib Dem candidate amongst them.


Local news
Four candidates nominated for Police and Crime Commissioner 

7 Apr 16

The following persons have been nominated for the election of a Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 5 May for the West Midlands Police Area: Pete Durnell, UK Independence Party Andy Flynn, Independent David Charles Jamieson, Labour Party Les …


Council
Elections 2016: List of candidates 

7 Apr 16

On Thursday 5 May, three elections will take place for people to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, 40 city councillors and 24 parish councillors in Sutton Coldfield.


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Section 136 in Private Premises 

7 Apr 16

You’ll remember that the Home Office introduced a Bill to Parliament in February 2015 to make various reforms to policing and to laws affecting the police and I did a short BLOG post on the topic?  The Policing and Crime Bill 2015…


Local news
CCTV appeal following assault on young mum on Erdington bus 

7 Apr 16

A WOMAN who assaulted a young mother on a bus in Erdington is being hunted by police.


Local news
Elderly woman targeted in attempted handbag snatch in Sutton… 

7 Apr 16

POLICE are appealing for information following an attempted handbag snatch on an 89-year-old woman in Sutton Coldfield.


News
​Walsall football fan who assaulted steward avoids jail term 

6 Apr 16

A FOOTBALL fan from Walsall who assaulted a steward during a game has been banned from attending football matches for five years but avoided a jail term.


News
‘I can’t admit committing a crime but I did have to lie to make it happen’ – watch Warwickshire singer ‘gatecrash’ Buckingham Palace 

6 Apr 16

The group Cats Eyes performed in the palace after fooling guests at a private art talk…


News
Man pleads guilty to rape and murder of Measham schoolgirl… 

5 Apr 16

28-year-old Stephen Beadman has today pleaded guilty to raping and murdering 15-year-old Measham schoolgirl, Kayleigh Haywood.


News
​Masked robbers break into Walsall flat and threaten 84-year-old… 

5 Apr 16

A MASKED gang armed with a knife broke into a Walsall flat and threatened an 84-year-old woman.


News
Mosquito suspension ‘heavy-handed’ 

5 Apr 16

The suspension of the West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner was “heavy-handed”, says the chairman of a meeting called to discuss concerns over the issue.


News
Mosquito suspension ‘heavy-handed’ 

5 Apr 16

The suspension of the West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner was “heavy-handed”, says the chairman of a meeting called to discuss concerns over the issue.


News
Masked raiders armed with knives rob travel agents 

5 Apr 16

POLICE are appealing for information after a Water Orton travel agents was targeted in an armed robbery.


Local news
Masked men hunted after armed robbery near Sutton Coldfield 

5 Apr 16

POLICE are appealing for information after a Water Orton travel agent was targeted in an armed robbery.


News
Yoxall woman joins panel scrutinising policing across Lichfield and Burntwood 

5 Apr 16

A Yoxall woman has become the latest person to join an independent panel scrutinising policing in the area.


Blog comment
Union ‘appalled’ at PCC’s public stance over Yvonne Mosquito suspension 

4 Apr 16

The Unite public services union has criticised West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson over the way he is handling the suspension of his deputy Yvonne Mosquito.


Local news
Potted trees pinched during garden theft near Sutton Coldfield 

4 Apr 16

POLICE are appealing for information after two trees were stolen from a garden near Sutton Coldfield.


Council
Don’t miss your chance to vote on May 5 

4 Apr 16

The Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Elections are just over a month away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.


News
Don’t lose your right to vote on May 5 – make sure you are registered 

4 Apr 16

THE Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Elections are just over a month away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.


Local news
Election candidates to be named this week 

3 Apr 16

This Thursday 7th April is the final day for nominations for the local elections in May.


News
Villagers near Tamworth adopt new crime-fighting scheme 

2 Apr 16

A VILLAGE near Tamworth is fighting back against thieves, as it becomes the second community to receive a special status.


Blog feature
True crime movie nights at the Lichfield Garrick continue with 10 Rillington Place 

1 Apr 16

Monthly movie nights continue at the Lichfield Garrick with 1971 thriller 10 Rillington Place.


News
Suspended deputy complained about boss 

31 Mar 16

West Midlands Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Yvonne Mosquito complained about Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson weeks before he decided to suspend her.


News
Tamworth car thief who drove at 100mph in police chase stole… 

31 Mar 16

A MAN who drove at more than 100mph in a bid to get away from police in a car he had stolen after posing as a buyer at a motor dealership has been jailed.


News
Tablet computers on offer for young people helping to make communities safer in Lichfield and Burntwood 

31 Mar 16

Young people helping to keep communities in Lichfield and Burntwood safer could be given a free tablet computer.


News
Man to appear in court after police discover Tamworth brothel 

31 Mar 16

A MAN will appear in court after police discovered a brothel in Tamworth.


Business
Birmingham named national hotspot for motor fraud 

31 Mar 16

BIRMINGHAM has been named as the worst area in the country for crash for cash crime.


Local news
Man Tasered in Erdington after Poundland shoplifting gang attack 

30 Mar 16

A GANG attacked a staff member at an Erdington discount store with one man arrested after a police officer was assaulted.


News
​Staff member spat at in Walsall bookies 

30 Mar 16

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an abusive man spat in a staff member’s face at a bookies shop.


Local news
Erdington man duped into buying two Pepsi bottles for £500 

30 Mar 16

CONMEN scammed an Erdington man by selling him two bottles of Pepsi for 500 near a popular second-hand store.


News
Burntwood Labour councillors to hold advice surgery 

30 Mar 16

Labour councillors in Burntwood are holding the latest in their regular advice surgeries.


Business
Alert for businesses as cyber attacks set to double crime figures 

30 Mar 16

Businesses in the West Midlands have been alerted to protect themselves from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, amid concerns that attacks are set to double the national crime figures.


News
Boeing Defence to work in partnership with Staffordshire Police 

28 Mar 16

PEOPLE will see the benefits of better equipped and more capable policing across Tamworth thanks to a new technology partnership.


News
Rubbish in passage lands Shirley resident a hefty fine 

27 Mar 16

A SHIRLEY resident who failed to keep her shared passageway clear of rubbish and waste has been ordered to pay £4,880.


Blog comment
Major Tech Shake-up will Help Prepare Staffordshire Police for Future Threats says PCC 

25 Mar 16

Nearly 400 outdated IT systems used by police in Staffordshire are being replaced with around 100 state-of-the-art ones as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s ongoing investment in a “Tech Revolution”.


News
Specials get new Technology for more visible Policing  

24 Mar 16

SPECIAL Constables in Tamworth will be among the latest to get new mobile technology introduced by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.


News
Additional training for police to spot signs of Modern Slavery 

24 Mar 16

POLICE officers in Staffordshire will receive further training to spot signs of Modern Slavery to help combat the crime, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner says.


News
​Walsall terror suspect denies charge 

24 Mar 16

A TERROR suspect from Walsall has today (Thursday, March 24) denied the charge brought against him in court.


Council
Major campaign launched to encourage voters in England to register ahead of elections in May 

24 Mar 16

A major national advertising campaign has been launched across England to encourage voter registration ahead of local government and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in May.


News
£100k funding boost for Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre 

24 Mar 16

The cash has been given to the award-winning centre by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to fund their ongoing work…


Blog comment
Government and Major Retailers Unite to Tackle Knife Crime 

23 Mar 16

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced an agreement of principles between major retailers and the government to tackle knife crime.