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Bogus buyer threatened salesroom reps with knives before driving off in cars

A bogus buyer who threatened sales reps with a knife before driving off in £60,000 of cars from showrooms has been jailed.

Zahir Qayum struck at dealerships across the region by pretending he wanted to test drive cars. Once seated, he would threaten sales reps with weapons or force them ...

2019-11-13 21:05 open_in_new
Highbury works including £79,000 Rhododendron garden is 'money well spent'

Nearly £80,000 is set to be spent restoring a Rhododendron garden at Highbury Estate as part of a wider programme of 'essential' works.

The 32-acre gardens are visited by more than 100,000 people every year, mainly from surrounding Moseley, Kings Heath and Stirchley. But some ...

2019-11-13 21:05 open_in_new
Mac Demarco announces Birmingham O2 Academy show - how to get tickets

Mac Demarco is set to appear in Birmingham on his latest tour later this month.

The hugely talented musician will bring his band to the UK and Europe in November with five shows across Britain.

These five UK shows include his biggest gig to date, at London's Alexandra Palace, a ...

2019-11-13 21:05 open_in_new
Wolves' Adama Traore earns shock international call-up ahead of Aston Villa clash

Adama Traore’s stunning early season form has been rewarded with his maiden call-up to the Spain international squad.

The former Aston Villa winger has enjoyed a superb start to his second campaign at Molineux and has become one of the key components in Nuno Espirito Santo’s ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
Camelot reveal the six things that happen when you win the lottery - and some might surprise you

Have you ever wondered what happens when you win the lottery?  How long does it really take for the money to clear and do you really get an 8ft cheque?

Wonder no-more. BirminghamLive spoke to Camelot to get the lowdown on what it means to win a life-changing sum of money and exactly what ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
First snow of winter 2019 arrives in UK - and forecasters are warning of more next week

Parts of Britain saw the first snows of winter 2019 today. 

There was heavy snow in Shropshire and Wales, as well as in Scotland, with some expected in Cumbria too. 

Met Office forecasts for Saturday, November 9, indicated there would be heavy snow in Birmingham followed by ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
'Klopp out' - Liverpool fans fearing the worst ahead of Aston Villa Carabao Cup clash

Aston Villa fans will be feeling a little more confident after Liverpool's U18s were thrashed by West Bromwich Albion.

Dean Smith's side will face what promises to be an inexperienced Liverpool team in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup in December.

The European Champions ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
Heavy snow forecast for Birmingham - this is when it's coming and how long it will last

Weather forecasts for the weekend have been updated to say snow is on the way.

The Met Office is forecasting 'heavy snow changing to sleet by lunchtime' in Birmingham.

The detailed forecast says there will be an 80 per cent chance of heavy snow at around 10am today, then ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
Investigation underway after man and woman found dead in Moseley

The bodies of a man and woman have been discovered in their Moseley home

Emergency services were called to a property on Oxford Road in Moseley just before 5.30pm tonight (November 9)

Officers found a man and a woman inside, both with serious injuries. Sadly nothing could be done ...

2019-11-10 02:47 open_in_new
Travelling to EU after Brexit could cost you up to £32k if you forget this one thing

As Brexit finally seems like it could happen, many people in Britain are wondering what it means and how our lives will change.

There are lots of big questions about the effect of leaving the European Union.

And many of these relate to travelling to Europe after Brexit.

After ...

2019-11-09 20:29 open_in_new
'Non-existent' - Helder Costa receives scathing Leeds United message after Wolves transfer

Helder Costa has been criticised again as he continues to go through a sticky patch at Leeds United.

The winger joined the Championship promotion hopefuls on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer and he’ll become their record buy when the move is made permanent ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Crash sparking 50 litre oil spill causes huge delays on the M6

A multi-vehicle crash sparking an oil spill on the M6 brought rush hour traffic to a standstill on Wednesday evening. 

A man was taken to hospital after his van was involved in the smash along with an estate car and another vehicle.

The incident, which happened just before 4pm, ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson is stepping down - and will not run as MP in December election

Tom Watson has revealed he's standing down as an MP and Labour deputy leader.

Sharing his resignation letter on Twitter, the former West Bromwich East MP said: "After 35 years in full-time politics, I've decided to step down and will be campaigning to overcome the ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Airline apologises after false alarm locks down Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

An airline has apologised after a false alarm on board a plane locked down Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Royal Dutch Military Police were called to a “suspicious situation” on an Air Europa plane earlier this evening.

Schiphol Airport’s official Twitter account tweeted at ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Bangers and cash! Birmingham German Christmas Market hikes its bratwurst prices

The cost of eating bratwurst on the Birmingham German Christmas Market is shooting up by more than ten per cent - after remaining unchanged for years.

But the good news is that many other prices are still at the same level they were in 2015.

The general level of prices is such that ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Cat mauled to death after man sets dog on beloved pet

This is the sickening moment a man allows his dog to maul a beloved pet cat to death.

The seemingly-motiveless attack happened after an intruder entered a front garden with a torch, yards from the spot where the cat was sitting on a wall.

The man, who is wearing a cap and hooded ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
'Destructive' - National columnist's blunt Aston Villa message for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been sent a blunt message after his comments about the Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa.

Villa meet Klopp’s side in the quarter-final in December – and the clash has caused controversy because of Liverpool’s Club World Cup commitments.

The ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
The Chase viewers left utterly speechless after contestant reveals age

The Chase viewers were left speechless today - after discovering a contestant's real age.

Those flocking to watch the ITV1 daytime show subsequently took to social media to have their say.

Twitter and Facebook were awash with comments from baffled fans as the quiz favourite ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
DIY SOS episode filmed in Bromsgrove axed by BBC One as Nick Knowles rages

A heartwarming episode of DIY SOS has been pulled from the schedules because of another Brexit special - and presenter Nick Knowles is fuming.

The home makeover programme, which was filmed in Bromsgrove, was due to be shown at 8pm on BBC One tonight. But instead, a Panorama special about ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
On the run fraudster Zahid Khan flaunts new pet Siberian tiger from Dubai hideout

Fugitive and convicted fraudster Zahid Khan has released a video showing off his new pet - a rare Siberian TIGER.

Flash Khan, who fled to Dubai last year after being jailed in his absence for a £500,000 number plate scam, posted a video on his Facebook page playing with his new pet. ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new
Shoppers threaten to boycott Asda over staff contract row

Shoppers have expressed their concern after a row erupted online when a worker claimed he was sacked as he "refused to sign a new contract".

Duncan Carson posted on Twitter how he allegedly lost his job this weekend after 13 years working as a baker at Asda as he took to social ...

2019-11-07 00:14 open_in_new