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West Midlands overtakes London in UK’s electric car charger revolution

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The West Midlands has overtaken London as the region with the fastest-growing network of electric car chargers, thanks to a push by Coventry to rapidly move away from petrol and diesel cars. The number of electric car...

West Midlands police inspector admits gross misconduct in detention of teenager

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A police inspector who used unnecessary force against a teenage detainee and mocked him for crying in custody has admitted gross misconduct. Matthew Downs, an inspector with West Midlands police, also turned a cell li...

Two suspended after ‘lockdown breachby east Midlands hunt

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One of Britain’s most prestigious hunts has suspended two managers over an apparent breach of national lockdown regulations after taking to fields as part of a 70th birthday “surprise”. Police are also examining the c...

West Midlands police officer served gross misconduct notice after fatal shooting

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The family of an unarmed man shot dead by police as he fled a property being raided, said they were shocked that the police watchdog had not called for the officer, who remains in post, to be criminally investigated. ...

West Midlands mayoral race rests on post-Covid recovery

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The people of the West Midlands have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic worse than most – the region suffered the biggest fall in GDP during the first wave, has some of the highest unemployment rates in the UK after...

Tributes as two-week-old baby dies after driver hits pram in West Midlands

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The parents of a two-week-old baby who was killed when his pram was hit by a motorist in Brownhills, West Midlands, have paid tribute to him, saying they were “happy to get a chance to meet” him. Ciaran Leigh Morris w...

West Midlands primary school wins appeal against academy status

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A primary school in Sandwell, West Midlands, has become the first school to win a high court appeal against being forced to turn into an academy, arguing it could not demonstrate its improvement because Ofsted inspect...

West Midlands police officer convicted of assaulting woman resigns

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A male off-duty police officer convicted of drunkenly assaulting a woman has resigned from West Midlands police. PC Oliver Banfield was spared jail for the assault, which sparked criticism from MP Harriet Harman that ...

West Midlands officer ‘visited abuse victim unannounced up to 30 times’

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A police constable visited a domestic violence victim’s house unannounced up to 30 times and made a “catalogue of completely inappropriate comments”, a tribunal heard. PC Colin Noble of West Midlands police is accused...

Police find bitcoin mine using stolen electricity in West Midlands

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Police have discovered a cryptocurrency operation that used stolen electricity to mine bitcoin in the West Midlands. Officers from West Midlands police raided a building in an industrial estate on 18 May expecting to ...

Boy finds fossil up to 500m years old in his West Midlands garden

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A six-year-old boy has found a fossil dating back millions of years in his garden after receiving a fossil-hunting kit for Christmas. Siddak Singh Jhamat, known as Sid, said he was excited to find the fossil in his ga...

Labour candidate for West Midlands mayor bullish in face of worrying polls

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With two days to go before the England’s local elections, Liam Byrne’s pedometer showed he had already walked 29 miles this week, more than a marathon’s worth of door knocking and walkabouts as Labour desperately trie...

West Midlands police investigate after racial abuse video goes viral

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Police have launched a criminal investigation after a viral video showed a woman racially abusing a member of door staff in Birmingham. West Midlands police said they were “prioritising the investigation” following th...

West Midlands police officer who attacked woman in street told to pay her £500

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An off-duty police officer who attacked a woman as she walked home alone has been ordered to pay her £500 after his lawyer argued that community service would be difficult for him. PC Oliver Banfield, 25, a probationa...

West Midlands doctor arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting child patient

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A doctor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child patient, prompting a widespread police investigation into his conduct at two hospitals in the West Midlands. The Royal Stoke university hospital i...

Girl, 14, dies in New Year’s Eve car crash in West Midlands

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A 14-year-old girl has died in a New Year’s Eve crash, which led to the arrest of a suspected drug-driver. West Midlands police said the teenager was hit by a grey Mercedes in Rowley Regis at about 4.45pm. Paramedics...

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