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Street preacher told Muslim woman she would burn in hell for wearing tight jeans

A street preacher who told a Muslim woman she would "burn in hell" for wearing tight jeans has vowed to keep his religious views to himself, a court has heard.

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Former MP takes case concerning garden waste clearance to UN

A former MP who lost fights in the English courts after trying to force a council to clear garden waste dumped by fly-tippers in Birmingham has taken his case to the United Nations.

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Three arrested in modern slavery probe after recycling plant searches

Three men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into modern slavery offences.

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Heroin smuggler jailed four years after going on the run

A 37-year-old man who spent four years on the run in connection with a £1 million drug smuggling operation was arrested trying to hide under a roof.

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Alton Towers fined £5m for Smiler crash after 'catastrophic' safety breach

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5 million for a "catastrophic failure" of health and safety rules over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.

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NUS leader unrepentant over Birmingham University 'Zionist outpost' comments

The president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has refused to apologise for comments condemned as anti-Semitic.

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Birmingham mayoral candidate dreaming of global football brand

Birmingham's standing on the world stage is diminished by its lack of successful football clubs, the Labour mayoral candidate for the region has suggested.

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Birmingham mayoral candidate dreaming of global football brand

Birmingham's standing on the world stage is diminished by its lack of successful football clubs, the Labour mayoral candidate for the region has suggested.

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Engineer 'felt pressure to get rollercoaster back in service just before crash'

An engineer "felt pressure" to get the Smiler ride back into service after it developed a fault - shortly before the devastating crash last June in which five people were seriously injured, a report has said.

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Street preacher found guilty after telling Muslim woman she would 'burn in hell'

A street preacher who told a Muslim woman she would "burn in hell" for wearing tight jeans has been found guilty of religiously aggravated threatening behaviour.

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Pedestrian on crutches struck by car dies of injuries in hospital

A pedestrian who was struck by a car while on crutches has died of his injuries in hospital.

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Driver held after pedestrian on crutches 'critically injured' in hit-and-run

An elderly motorist has been arrested after a pedestrian on crutches suffered life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run.

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Five men charged after £400,000 watches haul from Potteries break-in

Five men have been charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries across the UK after a break-in which netted a £400,000 haul of high-value watches.

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Police sergeant who 'went nuclear' in custody block cleared of prisoner assault

A police sergeant has been acquitted of assaulting a prisoner who tried to bite him during a struggle in a custody block.

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'Human torch' case murderer admits killing inmate bludgeoned with fish tank rock

A lifer jailed for a horrific double murder in 1989 has admitted killing a fellow prisoner who was bludgeoned to death with a rock taken from a fish tank.

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Fell-runner admits attempting to kill British Athletics official in knife attack

A fell-running champion who stabbed a British Athletics official in the head and neck in a "savage" attack has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

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Taser-fire police officers may face criminal charges after party-goer's death

Three police officers could face criminal charges over the death of a party-goer after a Taser was fired at him following reports of a burglary at a flat.

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Police custody sergeant 'went nuclear' to ensure his own safety, court told

A police custody sergeant has told a jury he "went nuclear" and struck a detainee 12 times about the head and face because it was the only way to ensure his own safety.

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Seven arrested over £400,000 watches raid at jewellery store

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a burglary from a jewellery store in which £400,000 worth of watches were stolen.

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30-hour free childcare plan 'threatens hundreds of nursery schools'

Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned.

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