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Event round-up: How are mobile phone users spied on in Birmingham?

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Birmingham Open Media (BOM) on Wednesday for our exploration of how the police are covert surveillance technology known as IMSI catchers to spy on hundreds of mobile phone users at a time. 809 more words


Two police officers arrested by colleagues in drugs raid

Two police officers have been arrested over an alleged conspiracy to steal and supply drugs.

The duo were detained after their colleagues from the West Midlands Police’s counter-corruption unit carried out raids this morning. 174 more words


Hillsborough: You Think 'P*ssed' Was A Typo? Well I Don't

by Martin Odoni

A few years back, Peter Marshall created a Panorama documentary for the BBC about the Hillsborough Disaster, of which I was mildly critical… 855 more words


JLS star Oritsé Williams arrested after fan accused him of raping her following gig

JLS star Oritsé Williams has reportedly been arrested after a fan claimed he raped her after his performance at a nightclub.

The 30-year-old singer, who shot to fame on X Factor in 2008, is said to have been arrested the morning after the performance at the Gorgeous club in Wolverhampton on December 2. 284 more words


Breaking: Woman shot in Birmingham

A woman was shot this morning in the Harborne Area of Birmingham. She has been hospitalised with non-threatening arm injuries. It is believed the attack was specifically targeted at the victim. 130 more words

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Man dies after being stopped by the public following suspected robbery

Police are investigating the death of a man who was detained by the public following a suspected robbery in Wolverhampton. 

The man was held by two members of the public, who witnessed a bag being snatched from a woman in Stafford Street, Oxley, shortly after midnight last Sunday. 303 more words


The dangers of Close Passing

I’m not a cyclist, an irony given that I live in Oxford, but that does mean that I circumnavigate cyclists on a regular basis, and therefore do my level best to leave them in the condition in which I found them. 249 more words