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Eight new presenters get BBC Radio 1 opportunity

Eight of the presenters given a one-off show over the 2020 festive period at Radio 1 are returning to host a month of Early Friday Breakfast shows. Dean McCullough, Rakeem Omar, Danni Diston, Sam MacGregor, Darcy Kelly, Alex West, Numi Gildert and Robyn Richford will host the programme over the coming months. First up will be 28-year-old Dean McCullough, who will take on Friday Early Breakfast in April. Originally from Belfast and now based in Manchester, Dean started out volunteering at Wand...
Tags: London, People, Radio, Cornwall, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sam, Alex, Jersey, Macclesfield, Robyn, Maidenhead, BBC Radio


Tyreik Wright: Aston Villa winger receives racist abuse on Instagram

Aston Villa's Tyreik Wright, who is currently on loan at Walsall, reports racist online abuse to West Midlands Police.
Tags: Football, Aston Villa, West Midlands, Walsall, Tyreik Wright


Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer

Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trialsThe overdose antidote naloxone should be made available to all police officers in areas where there is a clear need, the police chiefs’ drug lead has urged after successful pilot schemes.North Wales police and Police Scotland are trialling having beat officers carry naloxone nasal sprays that can be used to treat opiate overdoses, and West Midlands police have extended their pilot scheme, with a rollout due to be ...
Tags: Drugs, Scotland, Police, Society, UK News, Emergency services, West Midlands, North Wales, NPCC


Teenagers charged after car with small children inside stolen in Birmingham

Two 15-year-old boys charged with kidnapping after man reported car taken with his children insideTwo 15-year-old boys have been charged with kidnapping after an incident in which a car was stolen with the owner’s two young children still inside.West Midlands police said the pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been remanded into custody, following charge, and are due to appear at Birmingham magistrates court on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands


Teenagers arrested after car with small children inside stolen in Birmingham

Police alerted to ‘shocking incident’ when man reported car taken from driveway with his children, aged two and four, insideTwo teenage boys are in custody on suspicion of kidnapping after a car was stolen in Birmingham with the owner’s two children still inside, police say.West Midlands Police were alerted to what they have called the “shocking incident” soon after 5pm on Saturday when a man reported his car had been stolen from his driveway with his two- and four-year-old boys still inside. Co...
Tags: Police, UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands


Hunt for owner of 1943 Peter Pan book found in France

Tracey Green, from the West Midlands, uncovered the inscribed book at a railway station she is renovating.


West Midlands mayor announces mum's Covid death

Andy Street says he has "joined so many others in our region who have lost a loved one" to the virus.
Tags: News, West Midlands, Andy Street


Dudley shooting: Mohammed Haroon Zeb named as victim

Mohammed Haroon Zeb's death is described as "simply tragic" by West Midlands Police.
Tags: News, West Midlands, Dudley, Mohammed Haroon Zeb


Muslim boy, 4, was referred to Prevent over game of Fortnite

More than 600 children under six flagged by anti-extremism schemeA four-year-old boy’s referral to the government’s anti-extremism Prevent strategy after talking about the popular Fortnite video game at his after-school club has prompted fresh calls to abolish the controversial scheme. The boy, who is from the West Midlands and is a Muslim, was referred to Prevent in September 2019 after saying that his father had “guns and bombs in his shed”.However, transcripts of a conversation with a club wo...
Tags: Home Office, UK security and counter-terrorism, West Midlands, Prevent strategy


Man held on suspicion of racially abusing West Brom player

West Midlands police question man accused of racially abusing Romaine Sawyers on social mediaPolice have arrested a man suspected of racially abusing West Bromwich Albion footballer Romaine Sawyers on social media.West Midlands police said a 49-year-old man from Kingswinford, near Birmingham, was questioned in custody on Friday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, West Bromwich Albion, West Brom, Birmingham, West Midlands, Sawyers, Kingswinford


West Midlands Police: Solihull Covid 'harassment' goes viral

A force apologises over viral footage of an officer calling him an idiot amid "lock up" threats.
Tags: News, West Midlands, Solihull Covid


Banned driver 'deliberately' knocked PC off motorbike in Oldbury

The West Midlands officer pulled up alongside Callum Fellows who reversed, knocking him in the road.
Tags: News, West Midlands, Oldbury, Callum Fellows


Three more teenagers held over killing of Keon Lincoln in Birmingham

Boys aged 14, 15 and 16 detained on suspicion of 15-year-old’s murder, bringing number of arrests to fiveThree more teenagers have been arrested, bringing the total to five, following the killing of a 15-year-old boy in broad daylightin Birmingham last week.West Midlands police said Keon Lincoln was set upon by a group of youths with weapons in the Handsworth area on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands, Handsworth, Keon Lincoln


Three more teenagers arrested after killing of boy, 15, in Birmingham

Postmortem establishes cause of Keon Lincoln’s death to be gunshot and stab woundsThree more teenagers have been arrested after the killing of a 15-year-old boy in Birmingham last week, taking the total to five.West Midlands police said Keon Lincoln was attacked by a group of teenagers with weapons in the Handsworth area on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands, Handsworth, Keon Lincoln


West Midlands snow shuts six Covid testing centres

Six centres close their doors amid treacherous conditions across the West Midlands.
Tags: UK, News, West Midlands


Police arrest second boy over murder of Birmingham teenager

Detectives believe several offenders were involved in killing of Keon Lincoln, 15Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Birmingham have arrested a second 14-year-old boy.West Midlands police said 15-year-old Keon Lincoln was attacked by a group of youths with weapons in the Handsworth area on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands, Handsworth, Keon Lincoln


Second boy arrested as police investigate murder of Birmingham teen

West Midlands homicide unit believes several offenders were involved in daytime attackDetectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Birmingham have arrested a second 14-year-old boy.West Midlands police said 15-year-old Keon Lincoln was attacked by a group of youths with weapons in the Handsworth area on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands, Handsworth, Keon Lincoln


Birmingham hospital trust caring for more than 1,000 Covid patients

The West Midlands region has the highest rate of coronavirus hospital admissions in England.
Tags: News, Birmingham, West Midlands


Boy, 15, killed by armed gang in Birmingham named as Keon Lincoln

Teenager died in hospital after attack on Thursday afternoon, with 14-year-old detained by policeA teenager who died after he was attacked by an armed gang on a residential street in Birmingham has been named by police as Keon Lincoln.According to West Midlands police, witnesses said they heard gunshots as a group armed with knives attacked the 15-year-old at about 3.30pm on Thursday in Handsworth. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Birmingham, West Midlands, Keon Lincoln, Handsworth Continue


West Midlands photographers capture stunning sunrise

Multi-coloured skies have been enjoyed across the West Midlands on Monday morning.
Tags: News, West Midlands


West Midlands Police officer who had sex on duty jailed

Emerson Estridge preyed on crime victims and sent flirtatious texts and photos, his ex force says.
Tags: UK, News, West Midlands, Emerson Estridge


Covid-19: Birmingham pub bombing memorial fines 'morally wrong'

Two MPs accuse West Midlands Police of bias for fining campaigners who attended a memorial.
Tags: News, West Midlands


UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsCoronavirus global updates - live 4.19pm GMT A further 1,325 people have died within 28 days of testingpositi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, West Midlands, Sadiq Khan, Black Country, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, West Birmingham


Covid lockdown: Pubs and bars across West Midlands 'must adapt'

"We want to be there when restrictions are lifted," says one business owner.
Tags: News, West Midlands


Sam Allardyce: How big is the task facing the new West Brom manager?

West Brom were thumped 3-0 at home by West Midlands rivals Aston Villa in Sam Allardyce's first game in charge, so how big is the task facing him at The Hawthorns?
Tags: Football, Aston Villa, West Brom, Sam Allardyce, West Midlands


My Money: 'I'm a 33-weeks' pregnant doctor'

Helen Edwards, an NHS doctor from the West Midlands in the UK takes us through her week's spending.
Tags: Business, UK, NHS, West Midlands, Helen Edwards


Study shows highest risk of vitamin D deficiency in BAME babies

A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborn's in the West Midlands has shown, highlighting potential shortfalls in the current UK antenatal supplementation program.
Tags: Health, UK, West Midlands


BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency

A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3000 newborn's in the West Midlands has shown.
Tags: Science, West Midlands, BAME


Wolves 0-1 Aston Villa: Anwar El Ghazi penalty wins West Midlands derby

Substitute Anwar El Ghazi converts a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa snatch victory in their West Midlands derby at Wolves.
Tags: Football, Aston Villa, West Midlands, Anwar El Ghazi


Enter Car Zero: First Bentley Blower in 90 Years is Also World’s First Pre-War Continuation Series

Car Zero, created by Bentley Mulliner, is the first new Blower since 1930.Handcrafted from original drawings by in-house techs and British suppliers.An extensive testing and durability program is set to begin, including top speed runs. Bentley has gone and done the most Bentley thing imaginable: They brought back the Blower. No, not a modern, updated version of the car that put them on the map, the “Blower” Bentley from the late 1920s. They’ve gone and remade the old Blower as a continuation...
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