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Business
Birmingham’s first ‘dry bar’ part of £1m push to combat drug and alcohol abuse 

26 Apr 16

Steven Dixon, who beat a 15-year addiction with alcohol and drugs to establish city charity Changes UK, has unveiled a new bar free from alcohol…


News
Coventry woman jailed after handing over £400k of drugs to courier 

24 Apr 16

Sara Bromell became involved in drug trade after younger man had ‘turned her head…


News
Teen stopped with loaded gun and drugs 

22 Apr 16

A teenager who was found with a loaded gun in Birmingham is jailed.


News
​Walsall men arrested over alleged £1m heroin plot given… 

18 Apr 16

A NUMBER of Walsall men arrested by the National Crime Agency in connection with an alleged plot to smuggle heroin worth upwards of 1 million into the West Midlands from Pakistan have been given bail, it has been confirmed.


News
25k seized from Coventry drugs dealer who claimed cash was Deal or No Deal winnings 

17 Apr 16

Karl Rose said to have appeared on Channel 4 games show in 2009 when he walked away with 20,000 from The Banker…


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£25k seized from drug dealer who claimed cash was Deal or No Deal winnings! 

17 Apr 16

A cannabis dealer tried holding on to £25,000 in drugs profits by claiming he won the money on game show Deal or No Deal.


News
Hundreds of Ecstacy pills found in box of Lego at Coventry Airport 

15 Apr 16

The man who imported the drugs lived in Edinburgh and has now been jailed for 15 months…


News
Jailed Coventry drug dealer hid stash of cocaine in dirty laundry 

15 Apr 16

Paul Dunn, from Holbrooks, was found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of possession of drugs with intent to supply…


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Dealer jailed after police find drugs stash in laundry basket 

14 Apr 16

A drug dealer who hid a cocaine stash under his dirty washing has been jailed − the latest success in Coventry Police’s crackdown on organised crime in the city.


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.


News
​Wednesbury drug dealers jailed 

8 Apr 16

WEDNESBURY drug dealers whose 200,000 cocaine racket was rumbled by West Midlands Police have been jailed.


Local news
Birmingham gunmen facing murder and drugs charges 

5 Apr 16

Three men will appear in court charged with offences in connection with a series of shootings in the Birmingham area last year.


Local news
Unlicensed drunk motorist admits dangerous driving and drugs charges 

2 Apr 16

A drunken motorist who was driving dangerously and without a licence or insurance, and was found to be in possession of drugs, has been handed a two year ban.


Local news
Woman cleared of drugs charges 

31 Mar 16

A local woman has been cleared of cannabis charges.


Local news
Suspended suspended for cocaine and cannabis offences 

31 Mar 16

A man who admitted drugs crimes while serving a suspended sentence has been given another suspended sentence by magistrates.


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.


Blog music
It’s the Vinyl countdown… 

30 Mar 16

Have you been watching Vinyl ? The TV series that is, not just random records…


Event
I Care, Drop in Support, 7 Apr 2016 

29 Mar 16

7 Apr 2016 – Community at St Barnabas Church FREE I Care Drop in Support
Free hot refreshments in an informal and confidential setting.


News
Drug dealer who was in Amsterdam when he should have been in court jailed 

26 Mar 16

When police first arrested Piotr Margiel, from Foleshill, they found 5,000 of drugs at his home…


News
‘Die, die’: 22 horrific stab wounds inflicted by daughter left… 

17 Mar 16

THE knife-wielding woman given a 14-year sentence for the attempted murder of her own father stabbed the 77-year-old Burntwood man 22 times while shouting die, die.


News
Black people are almost THREE times more likely to be stopped and searched by police in Coventry 

17 Mar 16

Drugs were the most common reason for officers to pat people down, followed by stolen goods…


Local news
Fined for theft and cannabis 

15 Mar 16

A man has pleaded guilty to theft and possession of drugs at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.


Blog feature
ChemSex 

15 Mar 16

Chem Sex by Joel Korn, Peer Mentor Coordinator  20 years ago, when I came out, Gaydar was the only cruising website on the market.


Local news
Trouble-hit Ibar in Sutton Coldfield has its licence suspended 

14 Mar 16

THE owner of bar in Sutton Coldfield has vowed to fight a potential closure order after it was branded a ‘drain on police resources’.


Cricket
Howard: Sharapova Career Bombshell 

13 Mar 16

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova tells our sports editor Sir Howard ’Ace’ Elston about her change of direction following the row over her drugs use.


Blog feature
Chemists celebrate International Women’s Day with life changing crystal research 

4 Mar 16

Researchers from the University of Warwicks Chemistry department use their skills to analyse crystals with life changing applications.


Blog feature
Chemists celebrate International Women’s Day with life changing crystal research 

4 Mar 16

Researchers from the University of Warwicks Chemistry department use their skills to analyse crystals with life changing applications.


Local news
Maypole man who rammed a police car is jailed for possession of a gun 

3 Mar 16

Two men who rammed a police car and were later found to have a handgun and Class A drugs in their car have been jailed.


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Pair jailed for possession of gun and drugs 

3 Mar 16

Two men who rammed a police car and were later found to have a handgun and Class A drugs in their car have been jailed.


News
Drug Driving – a year on 

2 Mar 16

A YEAR after the law change on Drug Driving, THINK has launched its latest campaign against people driving whilst under the influence of drugs; whether they are illegal or prescribed.


News
Drugs previously used to fight epilepsy could treat cancer…. 

2 Mar 16

Drugs previously used to fight epilepsy could treat cancer.


News
Shock report: Paedophiles plying girls with drink and drugs in Coventry park 

2 Mar 16

Concerns were raised after two young girls reported being raped after meeting men in the park…


Local news
Drink-drive arrests in Sutton Coldfield after car abandoned… 

29 Feb 16

TWO people were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a car crash in Sutton Coldfield.


News
Update: 10 arrested in dawn raids appear in court 

24 Feb 16

Ten men arrested as part of Operation Nemesis have all been charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine).


Blog politics
Tackling anti-social behaviour on the Glebe 

23 Feb 16

Residents of the Glebe Farm area are being asked to share their views on plans to introduce a new Public Space Protection Order.


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999 the unlucky number for drugs duo caught by motorway cops 

20 Feb 16

999 proved the downfall of two drug dealers intercepted by motorway cops on the M6 − as officers found a cocaine slab hidden in their car weighing 999-grams! A Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) patrol pulled over Albanian nationals Bekim…


News
Drugs discovered at Tamworth property by police officers 

19 Feb 16

DRUGS have been discovered at a Tamworth property after police officers executed a warrant at an address in Cherry Tree Walk.


Blog comment
Tackling drug crime in Sandwell 

19 Feb 16

More than 60 people – including entire families – have been sentenced to 89 years in jail, following a crackdown on drug dealers and criminals.


Blog comment
Alzheimer’s Preventative Drug Hope 

13 Feb 16

Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, acting like statins for the brain.


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Birmingham drug dealer jailed 

12 Feb 16

A Birmingham man has been jailed for four years for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and money laundering at Birmingham Crown Court today (Friday 12 February).


Blog comment
Sign the Petition to Block Off Northfields Way in Clayhanger 

11 Feb 16

Following recent illegal traveller encampments, antisocial behaviour, flytipping and suspected drugs activity, the people of Clayhanger have had enough and are petitioning Walsall Council to permanently block off the unsed stub of Northfields Way in …


Blog feature
Research finds new target in search for why statin drugs sometimes cause problems for some patients 

11 Feb 16

Research by the University of Warwick, the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), and Tangent Reprofiling Limited, has discovered that statin drugs interact with a gap junction protein called GJC3 that releases ATP, a major…


Local news
Gas-powered gun seized as armed police carry out weapons and drugs raids 

8 Feb 16

A gas powered gun was seized by police in a dawn raid today.


News
‘Largest’ city cannabis factory found 

5 Feb 16

Drugs with a street value of more than £2m were recovered after the largest cannabis factory in Coventry was discovered, police say.


News
Seized: £2m drugs factory in disused indoor market is Coventry’s biggest ever cannabis haul 

5 Feb 16

Three men were arrested after 2,000 plants were found growing at the empty property in Riley Square, Bell Green…


News
Drugs squad officers seize cannabis plants at house in Coventry 

5 Feb 16

A search warrant was carried out in Foleshill Road, near the junction with Broad Street…


News
Walsall drug dealer found with guns, ammo, heroin and cocaine locked up 

5 Feb 16

A Walsall drug dealer who rammed three police cars before being caught with guns, ammunition and a stash of Class A drugs has been jailed for more than ten years.


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Walsall drug dealer jailed for decade for gun possession 

5 Feb 16

A Walsall drug dealer has been jailed for over ten years for guns and class A drugs possession.


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Largest cannabis factory in Coventry discovered at a former indoor market 

5 Feb 16

The largest cannabis factory in Coventry has been discovered at a former indoor market following a police raid.


News
Drugs found inside car on Coventry Ring Road 

3 Feb 16

A police sniffer dog discovered cannabis and cash after the vehicle was stopped by officers…


News
Man who smuggled drugs through Coventry Airport jailed for five years 

3 Feb 16

Cornai Scott imported cutting agents which could prepare drugs worth 1.6million…


News
Families among those jailed in drug crime blitz 

3 Feb 16

Entire families are among 62 people and sentenced to almost a century behind bars in a Sandwell blitz on drug dealers and criminals.


Council
Safer 6 drugs crackdown information roadshow 

1 Feb 16

Find out more about the success of last spring’s Safer 6 drugs crackdown in Sandwell at a special information roadshow on Tuesday 2 February.


News
Coventry man charged with drugs offences in Liverpool 

29 Jan 16

Noel Brown arrested as part of investigation into the supply of drugs between Merseyside and the West Midlands…


Local news
Drug drivers are the new menaces on the road 

27 Jan 16

More than 40 per cent of drivers tested positive for drugs after being stopped as part of the West Midlands Police Christmas crackdown.


News
Tile Hill drug dealer who stashed a sawn-off shotgun under his bed jailed for eight years 

26 Jan 16

Jamie Owen was also sentenced for drugs offences as well as possessing a knife and an axe…


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Mother jailed as part of cocaine ring with son 

25 Jan 16

A Birmingham mother who dealt drugs as her son masterminded a cocaine-selling ring from prison has been jailed for 12 years.


Local news
Shoplifter under influence of class A drugs 

22 Jan 16

A persistent shoplifter has been given another suspended prison sentence after she stole from Asda.


News
Heroin worth £500,000 found hidden in rice cookers at Birmingham Airport 

20 Jan 16

Qaiser Khan, from Aston, Birmingham, was jailed for seven years after the drugs find in June 2014…


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Jailed drug dealer hid gun under sink – another gang member feels force of #OpBlueSteel 

20 Jan 16

A drug dealer who hid a sawn-off shotgun under the bathroom sink of his Coventry flat has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.