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Twisted 'loner' student Tendai Muswere who made guns with 3D printer jailed in UK first

A "loner" student convicted of making guns using a 3D printer in what is thought to be a UK legal first has been jailed.

Tendai Muswere claimed he made the revolver and handgun as props for a university film project.

But he threw some firearm components out of his kitchen ...

2019-09-19 21:14 open_in_new
Universal Credit changes in October 2019 including childcare costs - how it affects you

Universal Credit changes are coming into force in October 2019.

The changes affect the level of deductions from the benefit and also childcare support.

Deductions have been a key criticism of the new scheme since it was introduced, with many finding their payments reduced or in some ...

2019-09-19 21:14 open_in_new
Wilfried Zaha & 'fantasy football' - Inside the Birmingham City deals you've never heard of

Birmingham City once spurned the chance to sign Wilfried Zaha for £100,000, BirminghamLive can reveal.

Zaha, now 26 and widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s most talented players, was all set to join Blues in his teens before David Sullivan pulled the plug.

Crystal ...

2019-09-19 21:14 open_in_new
‘The worst’ - Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish makes Leeds United revelations

Being the most fouled player in the Championship last season – despite missing almost half of it – means Jack Grealish is used to being on the receiving end of some nasty knocks.

But there is one match, and one challenge, that sticks out in the mind of the Aston Villa midfielder months ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Thomas Cook refuses to refund mum's £1,270 holiday - after husband dies 11 days after booking

A mum has voiced her fury after being left out of pocket following the booking of a holiday which cost her a staggering £1,270.

The Midlands woman has claimed she has lost hundreds of pounds after she was refused a refund - after her husband died days after booking.

The family were ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Two women charged with murder of James Teer in Erdington

Two women have been charged with the murder of a Birmingham man who was shot dead as he played football with friends.

James Teer, 20, was killed on Goosemoor Lane in Erdington, just a short walk from his family house, on the evening of August 8.

The women were arrested at separate ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Black Country journalist captures moment tourists flee as deadly storms hit Spain

Three people have died in heavy storms on a Spanish coast - and a Black Country Live journalist found herself in the middle of it.

Reporter Charlotte Regen captured the moment tourists fleed from torrential rain battered the Mediterranean coast.

Three people have now died in heavy ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Leave.EU group escapes police action over 'alleged' electoral spending breaches

No further action will be taken against Leave.EU, a Brexit campaign founded by businessman Arron Banks and spearheaded by Nigel Farage during the referendum in 2016 , over "technical breaches" of electoral law, Scotland Yard said.

A Metropolitan Police statement said: "On 5 ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Watch: Robbers in straw hats threaten M&S Food staff with knives and swipe cash from till

Two robbers donned straw hats and sunglasses to disguise themselves during a terrifying knife raid on a Black Country supermarket.

The oddly-dressed pair walked into the M&S Food section of the BP garage in Hagley Road, Stourbridge, and picked up pizzas, beer and wine before ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
This new 90 shop designer outlet is set to open just off the M5

A new designer outlet shopping centre is set to open just a stone's throw from Birmingham.

Work is beginning on the shopping destination, which will open just off the M5.

Brummies will be able to head to the shopping centre just off the busy stretch of Midlands motorway from ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Three dead in Spain as UK Foreign Office issues frantic 'extreme' weather warning to Brits

Heavy storms in south-east Spain have claimed another life, bringing the death toll from recent bad weather to three.

Officials in the city of Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast, said a person was trapped in a car when it drove into a flooded tunnel on Friday morning.

Spanish state ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Brits travelling to Spain issued with alarming warning by Foreign Office

British holidaymakers have been issued with an alarming warning by the Foreign Office.

Tourists will routinely head abroad to the sun-kissed European holiday hotspot, with Brummies favouring resorts like Benidorm, Alicante and the Canary Islands.

Some 19million Brits visited the ...

2019-09-13 17:08 open_in_new
Tearful John Bercow quits as MP amid Tory plan to oust him over Brexit

Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced that he will stand down as an MP at the next general election.

In a statement in the House of Commons, Mr Bercow said if MPs voted for an election later tonight he would stand down when the election is called.

If they did not, he announced he ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
Laureline Garcia-Bertaux 'strangled by callous ex-boyfriend Kirill Belorusov', court told

A French film producer was strangled by her "callous" ex-boyfriend and buried in a shallow grave in her garden, a court has heard.

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, was found naked, bound and wrapped in bin bags in a flower bed in Kew after she was allegedly killed by her former ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
Two lanes of the M6 blocked after car hits central reservation

Two lanes of the M6 were blocked off after a car hit the central reservation.

The smash happened on the busy northbound carriageway, between junctions J9 (Wednesbury) and J10 (Walsall).

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 3pm this afternoon (Monday, September ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
Birmingham council received 6,700 complaints in a year - more than half about bins

Birmingham City Council's customer services received over 6,700 complaints in a single year - more than half of which were about bins.

The figures come despite the fact overall resident satisfaction levels with the department have improved significantly since it was brought back ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
Birmingham woman in court in connection with murder of aspiring rapper Miguel Reynolds

A Birmingham woman charged in connection with a murder has appeared in court.

Miguel Reynolds, aka Migz, was gunned down on Merseyside on June 7 last year, at around 8pm.

Emma Kirby, 21, today appeared at Liverpool Crown Court charged with assisting an offender in the aftermath of ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
'Discussions' Garry Monk drops hint about this Birmingham City coach

Garry Monk could look to bring Birmingham City coach James Beattie to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls boss was installed as manager last Friday and will continue to work with assistant Lee Bullen - who was caretaker when Steve Bruce left.

However, Monk hinted he would like to add to ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
Ex-Celtic star Anthony Stokes sentenced over 'horrendous' stalking of ex-girlfriend and her mum

Footballer Anthony Stokes has been given an eight-month deferred sentence for stalking his ex-partner.

The former Celtic, Sunderland and Hibernian star has been ordered to stay away from her and her mother.

Stokes began his career at Arsenal and played for Sheffield United, Crystal ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
When is Ashura 2019? Fasting and prayers for the Day of Ashura on 10th Muharram

Ashura Mubarak!

Thousands of Muslims are taking part in processions in Pakistan and India to mark Ashura.

Hundreds also gather in Newbury Park, east London. Dressed in black, they march through the streets in a sombre procession.

In Hyderabad, India, thousands gather and men ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new
When is Ashura 2019? Fasting and prayers for the Day of Ashura on 10th Muharram

Ashura Mubarak!

Thousands of Muslims are taking part in processions in Pakistan and India to mark Ashura.

Hundreds also gather in Newbury Park, east London. Dressed in black, they march through the streets in a sombre procession.

In Hyderabad, India, thousands gather and men ...

2019-09-09 18:38 open_in_new