Cabbie SUSPENDED after using COFFEE CUP lid to cover leaking fuel pipe 

A CABBIE has been banned from working for six months after traffic cops found him using a plastic coffee lid to cover his leaking diesel fuel pipe.

Playwright David Edgar to make stage debut in political one-man show

After 50 years of writing, Edgar will revisit his radical youth in a ‘conversation between my older and younger self’ David Edgar has been creating...

Hour by hour weather forecast as snow and freezing Siberian winds to hit Birmingham on Tuesday

Met Office issues amber weather warning and Public Health England warn conditions could be dangerous for vulnerable

Benefits Street star Fungi ‘beaten up and left for dead’ in street attack

THE star of controversial TV documentary Benefits Street feared he “could have been killed” when he was beaten up and left for dead.

Sharp-eyed Birmingham 'supercop' recovers £500k of stolen cars in just six months!

Chief Inspector Dave Keen recovered many of the vehicles on his drive home from work, including £44k Audi

Single mum 'denied life-saving NHS transplant after she couldn't afford eight-hour round trip to hospital appointments'

Bonnie Frost claims she was denied access to the transplant for “non-compliance” with hospital appointments in Birmingham, around 120 miles away from...

Former Birmingham MP Clare Short says criticism of Oxfam over sex claims is 'hysterical'

Hysterical attacks on Oxfam are damaging the aid sector, says former International Development Secretary Clare Short

Young people can’t change US gun law alone – but they could tip the balance | Gary Younge

From the civil rights movement to the Florida schoolchildren’s protest, youthful energy has proved a powerful force In May 1963 a white police...

These photos show what lies beneath the Birmingham's famous Spaghetti Junction

Many photographers have captured what the massively intertwined traffic interchange looks like from above- but far less is known about what lurks...

Kind schoolboy who spread Christmas cheer among the homeless is Pride of Birmingham winner

A Black Country schoolboy with a heart of gold, who took to the streets to spread festive joy to homeless people , is today named our second Pride of...

London property is worth more than Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, and Edinburgh combined

London's property market is worth £1.5 trillion, representing 18% of the entire UK market. But growth is slowing — just 1.5% price growth over...

Premier League and Carabao Cup final: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A grudge match at Old Trafford, Arsène Wenger looking to settle his affairs and Jonny Evans seeks to appease Even those in Arsenal’s “Leave” camp...

Think you know where your city centre is? Guess again

New analysis by mapping company and analytics company Esri UK has identified the geometric centres of the UK’s 10 largest cities – and it’s not...

Freehold of 'worst leasehold abuse' block sold for £180,000

Anonymous buyer picks up right to collect soaring ground rents on Blythe Court flats from freeholder MPs described as crook The freehold to a block...

Crime-fighting schoolgirl who chased burglar out of her home named Pride of Birmingham winner

Robyn Birdsell, now 11 years old, tackled the serial robber as he raided her family home. He was later jailed for four years.