The Chinese S.A.S. - Speed, Ambition and Scale

The Chinese S.A.S. - Speed, Ambition and Scale

10.04.2014
I returned to Hong Kong 25 years later as a businessman and found a city with a population of seven million people now occupying that area....
Woman Found In Plane Toilet With Vodka And Fags Is Jailed

Woman Found In Plane Toilet With Vodka And Fags Is Jailed

27.03.2014
A woman has been jailed after admitting to being drunk and abusive on an aircraft. Marsha Woodwart had to be physically restrained by...
Dogs And Owners Trot Up To Birmingham For Crufts

Dogs And Owners Trot Up To Birmingham For Crufts

Paul Vale  6.03.2014
Owners and dogs have gathered in Birmingham for the annual pet-fest that is Crufts, the world’s most famous pooch show. This year more...
Disaffected Muslim Parents Urge Faith 'Takeover' Of Schools

Disaffected Muslim Parents Urge Faith 'Takeover' Of Schools

2.03.2014
Documents purportedly from disaffected Muslim parents, being described as a small group of fundamentalist Salafists, are being investigated...
Squalid, Filthy And All Yours For Just £115,000 (PICTURES)

Squalid, Filthy And All Yours For Just £115,000 (PICTURES)

Sara C Nelson  28.02.2014
Seasoned homeowners will be familiar with the drudgery of tidying up their houses for sale photos. Not these ones though – this three-bedroom...
Birmingham Students Robbed At Knifepoint While In Their Beds

Birmingham Students Robbed At Knifepoint While In Their Beds

Anna Rhodes  28.02.2014
Eight female students were robbed at knifepoint in the early hours of Thursday morning, after being followed home and threatened on the...
Ex-Guantanamo Brit Moazzam Begg Arrested Over Syria Terror

Ex-Guantanamo Brit Moazzam Begg Arrested Over Syria Terror

25.02.2014
Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg is one of four people arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of terror offences, related to the conflict...
Twenty Men Charged Over EDL Rally Violence

Twenty Men Charged Over EDL Rally Violence

21.02.2014
Twenty men have been charged with violent disorder following an English Defence League protest last year. The men, who are due to appear...
Is 'White Dee' The Next Big Rap Star?

Is 'White Dee' The Next Big Rap Star?

20.02.2014
Benefits Street star Deirdre Kelly has hit out at her Twitter impersonators - and claims to have been offered a musical career as a rapper. The...

Vive La Revolution! : Why Are French Students Taking to the Streets?

18.02.2014
Back in December, I was fortunate enough to attend a French anti-privatisation student protest. I was keen to attend a protest in France...
Graphic: Horrific Pepper Spray Attack On Bus Passenger Caught On Camera

Graphic: Horrific Pepper Spray Attack On Bus Passenger Caught On Camera

6.02.2014
Police have released footage of a "barbaric" seven-minute attack on an innocent bus passenger in Birmingham. The shocking video shows...

Why Are We Ignoring the Human Cost of Benefits Street?

30.01.2014
Benefits Street has provided a unique opportunity - it has made the nature of our welfare state an unprecedentedly hot topic. That chance...
Birmingham Rapper Murder Trial Sparks Tense Stand-Off In City Centre (PICTURES)

Birmingham Rapper Murder Trial Sparks Tense Stand-Off In City Centre (PICTURES)

Paul Vale  27.01.2014
Police officers have been involved in city-centre fracas with a group of youths after a man was Tasered in a local court building. More...

Benefits Street: Where Poverty Becomes Entertaining

23.01.2014
"It's our money," said one clipped voice in the back row, "so we should have the right to scrutinise what they do with it." He may have...