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Fugitive fashion designer jailed for six years for Oscars tickets scam

A gambling-addicted fashion designer who duped star-struck investors into buying fake tickets to the Oscars to supposedly meet Julia Roberts has been jailed for six years.

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Workers wait for judge to rule on Birmingham bin dispute

Refuse collectors fighting for jobs in the wake of a dispute which has led to piles of rubbish being left in Birmingham streets are waiting to hear whether a High Court judge will come to their aid.

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Bin workers in court bid to block redundancy plan

Refuse collectors fighting for jobs in the wake of a dispute which has led to piles of rubbish left in Birmingham streets are waiting to see whether a High Court judge will come to their aid.

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Biker jailed for 'hair-raising' wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking motorway stunts

A biker who took selfies and pulled wheelies on a motorway before speeding at up to 117mph has been jailed for eight months and given a 28-month driving ban.

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Man arrested following stabbing death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 45-year-old was found with stab wounds.

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Call for resignation over handling of Birmingham bin workers' dispute

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey has called on Birmingham City Council's interim chief executive to clear her desk over the authority's handling of its dispute with bin workers.

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Bookmaker apologises after offering odds on job for late footballer Ugo Ehiogu

A gambling firm has apologised after it allowed customers to bet on a dead former footballer becoming a manager.

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Experts look at ways to conserve much-loved prefab housing

Experts are considering ways to preserve a much-loved row of prefab houses built in Birmingham as temporary accommodation in 1945.

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Top Nato role for Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach

The head of Britain's armed forces has been elected to one of the most senior roles in Nato, the Government has announced.

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Gangs slapped with court injunction after Pc cracks secret hand signs code

A police officer has helped to secure a landmark court injunction against suspected gang members - after becoming an expert in deciphering their slang and hand signs.

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Top Nato role for Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach

The head of Britain's armed forces has been elected to one of the most senior roles in Nato, the Government has announced.

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Commonwealth Games swimmer to be retried on rape charge

A Commonwealth Games swimmer will face a retrial after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on an allegation he raped a woman after a night out, a court heard.

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Primary school head who sexually abused 44 girls jailed for 10 years

A primary school headteacher who systematically sexually abused dozens of pupils has been jailed for 10 years.

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Father of four killed in drive-by shooting named as Mekel Sterling

Police have named a father of four who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Birmingham.

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Arrest of man seen with knife being treated as drug-related, say police

The arrest of a suspect near Birmingham's New Street station after a man was seen with a knife is being treated as a drug-related incident.

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Woman denies murdering chef found 'stabbed' in car

A 35-year-old woman has denied the murder of a chef who died in hospital after police were called to reports of a stabbing.

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Bus operator admits failing to prevent risks linked to fatal crash in Coventry

A bus operator has expressed its sorrow over a fatal crash after failing to prevent risks of "driver error" linked to fatigue and excessive working hours.

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Animal officers called to rescue 'lizard' find pink sock instead

A family called out the RSPCA after mistaking a dirty sock for an apparently lifeless lizard.

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Fireworks warehouse blaze: Business owner faces manslaughter trial next year

A business owner accused of manslaughter after a fatal fireworks warehouse blaze is to stand trial next year.

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Unite in court bid to prevent dismissal of bin workers in Birmingham

Trade union Unite is launching a High Court bid to block 113 bin workers losing their jobs in Birmingham.

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