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N-ICE gesture as Defender driver saves stranded motoristsstuck due to their rear-wheel drive. And another Defender driver had stopped to
birminghammail / Posted 13 hours ago
stuck due to their rear-wheel drive. And another Defender driver had stopped to help. “We got a lot out on Monday in Great Barr too. “We got a phone call from one of the lads who was stuck in Old Oscott Hill and was blocking all the traffic.... Read more
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Relatives pay tribute tograndfather killed in crash as he walked homecrossing the A34 Walsall Road when the collision happened at around 12.25am on
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
crossing the A34 Walsall Road when the collision happened at around 12.25am on December 10. The 74-year-old, who lived in Great Barr, was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.Lloyd Reeves 'was a much-loved father, brother and uncle'... Read more
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Police hunt armed robber after raid at Poundland storeArmed police were called to a Poundland store in Great Barr after a report of a
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
Armed police were called to a Poundland store in Great Barr after a report of a man armed with a knife carrying out a robbery. The raider was said to have stolen an unspecified amount of cash after entering the store in Walsall Road shortly before... Read more
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Poundland armed robbery in progress at city store, police at scenestore - which is 'still in progress'. Officers are currently at the branch of
birminghammail / Posted 2 days ago
store - which is 'still in progress'. Officers are currently at the branch of the discount store in Walsall Road, Great Barr. A spokeswoman said: "At approx 12.30 police received a call from within the store reporting an armed... Read more
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School that stayed open in snow to teach kids a lesson in FUNto be able to teach children science in a whole new way and they had great fun.
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
to be able to teach children science in a whole new way and they had great fun.” Over in the north of the city, Great Barr headteacher Gill Turner also opened her gates today at Greenholm Primary School. She said: “Staying open sends an... Read more
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Great Barr head explains decision to REOPEN despite ice fearsher decision to reopen despite dangerous, icy conditions. On the importance of
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
her decision to reopen despite dangerous, icy conditions. On the importance of pupils’ education, Ms Turner told the Great Barr Observer : “We always believe that, if at all possible, we should stay open as it sends an important message to... Read more
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Is this Birmingham's BIGGEST snowman?:"The snowman’s width at the bottom level (diameter) was almost 2 meters and th
birminghammail / Posted 4 days ago
:"The snowman’s width at the bottom level (diameter) was almost 2 meters and the circumference around 6 meters.” Meanwhile Great Barr, Graeme Kimberley's snowman measured almost 9ft! As well as lots of snowman, others have created snow castles and... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
These 27 men and women are some of UK's most wanted criminalswhich the machinery was being transported.Mark Liscott (Image: NCA handout)Mark
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
which the machinery was being transported.Mark Liscott (Image: NCA handout)Mark Liscott Liscott, who is originally from Great Barr, Birmingham, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment in January 2005 for supplying cannabis in the West Midlands... Read more
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List of Birmingham and West Midlands schools to close on MondaySCHOOLS across Birmingham and the West Midlands will close tomorrow due to the
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
SCHOOLS across Birmingham and the West Midlands will close tomorrow due to the snowy conditions. Great Barr Academy, one of the biggest schools in the region, announced its decision online, saying it planned to reopen on Tuesday unless announced... Read more
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Every school in Birmingham will be CLOSED tomorrowPrimary School Glenmead Primary School Goodway Nursery School Gossey Lane Ac
birminghammail / Posted 5 days ago
Primary School Glenmead Primary School Goodway Nursery School Gossey Lane Academy Gracelands Nursery School Great Barr Academy Great Barr Primary School Green Meadow Primary School Greenholm Primary School Greenwood... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Here are the faces of the UK's most wanted criminalsthe drugs hidden in the struts of pallets upon which the machinery was being tr
Reading Evening Post / Posted 6 days ago
the drugs hidden in the struts of pallets upon which the machinery was being transported. Liscott, who is originally from Great Barr, Birmingham, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in January 2005 for supplying cannabis in the West Midlands... Read more
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Plans to turn garage into unit for keeping dogs in Great Barrwindow with a rating of more than 100 decibels – higher than that of a dog’s ba
birminghammail / Posted 7 days ago
window with a rating of more than 100 decibels – higher than that of a dog’s bark.Map of the proposed plans in Great Barr (Image: Design Solutions Ltd) The report added: “This sound proofing will allow for a conversion that will not... Read more
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Heartbreaking tributes to ‘beautiful’ boy with ‘infectious smile’a rare and aggressive disease shortly after birth. Gemahsis Thompson, who lit
birminghammail / Posted 9 days ago
a rare and aggressive disease shortly after birth. Gemahsis Thompson, who lit up the room at Blossoms Day Nursery in Great Barr, tragically lost his fight aged just three a fortnight ago on November 23.Read More Heartbroken Lisa Reynolds,... Read more
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Pendle Today
Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Pendle Today / Posted 11 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. Still taken from a dashcam dated 15/03/2017 of a lorry crashing into two... Read more
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Gazette
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
EveningTimes Online / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Croydon Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Oxford Mail / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Bury Times
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Bury Times / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Gazette
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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guardian-series
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
guardian-series / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Harrow Times
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Harrow Times / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Gazette News
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Gazette News / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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This is West Country
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
This is West Country / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Bolton News
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Dashcam shows lorry driver ‘falling asleep’ before motorway crashhis fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 12 days ago
his fully-laden HGV into two cars at almost 43 mph on the M6 southbound between junction eight and junction seven near Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said. The force said the 47-year-old agency driver, of Alderwood Avenue,... Read more
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metro
Terrifying moment HGV driver ploughs into cars after falling asleepup at the time of the impact. Wlazlo was in a 40mph zone of the southbound M6
metro / Posted 12 days ago
up at the time of the impact. Wlazlo was in a 40mph zone of the southbound M6 between junction 8 and junction 7, near Great Barr, Birmingham, at the time of impact. The M6 southbound was closed for 90 minutes after the crash, which happened... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Dashcam footage shows moment sleeping lorry driver crashes into cars on motorwayI don't remember." The crash happened in a 40mph zone on the southbound carria
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
I don't remember." The crash happened in a 40mph zone on the southbound carriageway, between junctions even and eight at Great Barr, Birmingham, at 9.40pm on March 15.Wlazlo fell asleep at the wheel on the M6 (Image: West Midlands Police /... Read more
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Daily Record
Watch snoozing lorry driver plough into stationery cars on busy motorwayroad, where it comes to a halt. Wlazlo was in a 40mph zone of the southbound M
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
road, where it comes to a halt. Wlazlo was in a 40mph zone of the southbound M6 between junction 8 and junction 7, near Great Barr, Birmingham, at the time of impact. The Polo driver, a woman in her 50s, spent weeks in hospital where she was... Read more
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Mum of murder victim 'still waiting for him to return home'up to the hospital quickly, it’s your son’.” The 26-year-old was knifed along
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
up to the hospital quickly, it’s your son’.” The 26-year-old was knifed along with a friend when violence erupted at the Great Barr Street pub at around 4.30am on July 8. “He was here one second and gone the next,” she says. “By the time we got... Read more
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Delays of one hour after accident blocks three lanes on M6collision. The incident took place on the northbound carriageway between junct
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
collision. The incident took place on the northbound carriageway between junction 6 for Birmingham and junction 7 for Great Barr at around 3pm. There are delays of up to an hour as a result of the incident with tailbacks as far back as... Read more
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Lollipop lady hit by cars and verbally abusedand the children and their families when they are walking to and from school."
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
and the children and their families when they are walking to and from school." Oscott Councillor Keith Linnecor told the Great Barr Observer: “Clearly this is justification for a need for a safer zone and I will do my upmost for local residents... Read more
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Shop worker exposed himself to teen on Birmingham busA shop worker from Great Barr exposed himself to a teenager and a woman while o
birminghammail / Posted 16 days ago
A shop worker from Great Barr exposed himself to a teenager and a woman while on the upper deck of a city bus. On March 9, a 31-year-old woman travelling on the X10 Birmingham to Merry Hill bus reported that a man had exposed himself to her at... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Woman's agonising condition forces her to sleep next to freezer£25,000 for her own hyperbaric oxygen chamber after spending six years in 24/7
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
£25,000 for her own hyperbaric oxygen chamber after spending six years in 24/7 agony and "hitting rock bottom". Paige, of Great Barr, Birmingham, said: "I can't even begin to describe how hard it's been. "The pain is always there, every minute of... Read more
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Daily Record
Woman with rare 'constant pain' condition forced to sleep next to a freezerprospect of having the leg amputated if she can't raise the money to buy the ch
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
prospect of having the leg amputated if she can't raise the money to buy the chamber to give her some respite. Paige, of Great Barr, Birmingham, said: "I can't even begin to describe how hard it's been. "The pain is always there, every minute of... Read more
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Six 3-bed houses for sale under £150k - all near great schoolsit seems like a steal for just £150,000. With an extended kitchen and through
birminghammail / Posted 21 days ago
it seems like a steal for just £150,000. With an extended kitchen and through lounge, this terraced family home in Great Barr has plenty of potential. Expecting offers over £140,000, the property is close to a fair few 'good' rated schools... Read more
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Disgrace! Gig-goers COLLAPSE ‘because music venue like a sauna’A Great Barr music fan was left seething after a “horrendous” gig resulted in p
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
A Great Barr music fan was left seething after a “horrendous” gig resulted in people COLLAPSING because “the venue was like being in a sauna”. Scott Campbell, of Ringinglow Road, described scenes inside Wolverhampton Civic Hall as a “disgrace”... Read more
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When the Black Country built tanks for Stalin“I have been doing the ‘Sandwell Stride’ walks from Sandwell Park Farm and also
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
“I have been doing the ‘Sandwell Stride’ walks from Sandwell Park Farm and also from the RSPB centre off Tanhouse Avenue in Great Barr. “At the RSPB I asked about the new dam that’s about to be constructed over the river Tame by the Environment... Read more
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Police use STINGER after dramatic pursuit in Great BarrA man was arrested in Great Barr after police used a stinger device to pop his
birminghammail / Posted 24 days ago
A man was arrested in Great Barr after police used a stinger device to pop his tyres following a night-time pursuit. Drama unfolded shortly before 9.30pm on Monday, November 20, after automatic number plate recognition cameras picked up that the car... Read more
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Speed sign that reads your number plate installed on busy roadwhich flashes up the registration number of speeding vehicles is one of the lat
birminghammail / Posted 24 days ago
which flashes up the registration number of speeding vehicles is one of the latest measures to keep schoolchildren safe in Great Barr. The sign on the A34 Birmingham Road, near St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School, is activated by any... Read more
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What's it like to be a West Midlands paramedic?said: “As long as there are people walking this earth they will always need the
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
said: “As long as there are people walking this earth they will always need the emergency services.” We asked Rob, from Great Barr, what he faces on a daily basis.Tell us about your shift? “My shift is two days and two nights and then I have... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Dad filmed buying fuel just hours before killing two kids with petrol-soaked ragsmothered their two children during a downstairs half-term "sleepover". Emerge
Daily Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
smothered their two children during a downstairs half-term "sleepover". Emergency crews rushed to the couple's home in Great Barr following a blaze at around 3.30am on October 28, 2016. The court heard Ms Teklehaimanot was awoken by a smoke... Read more
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Daily Record
Horrific mugshot of dad who murdered two kids then tried to kill himself in firesmothered their two children during a downstairs half-term "sleepover". Emerge
Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
smothered their two children during a downstairs half-term "sleepover". Emergency crews rushed to the couple's home in Great Barr following a blaze at around 3.30am on October 28 last year. The court heard Mrs Teklehaimanot was awoken by a... Read more
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Man and teenager charged with firearms offences as six guns are seizedbeen charged with possessing a loaded handgun after West Midlands Police office
birminghammail / Posted 29 days ago
been charged with possessing a loaded handgun after West Midlands Police officers stopped a vehicle in Old Horns Crescent, Great Barr, just after midnight on Wednesday.A colt revolver and ammunition seized by police from car A 17-year-old male... Read more
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