West Midlands

Offer Teachers Subsidised Rent To Encourage Work In Deprived Areas, MPs Urge

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers should be offered subsidised housing to encourage them to work in poor areas in a £12 million pilot scheme, a report headed by Nick Clegg ha...

Police Cuts Leave Forces Unable To Deal With Riots And Officers Suicidal

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics

More must be done to tackle poor mental health in policing, the chair of the Police Federation has said. The body, which acts as a union for police of...

#GE2017: Are Young People Forcing A Shift In British Politics?

Nathan Coyle | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

Youth unemployment was also a big conversation point, especially in the West Midlands. The lack of high-quality jobs is a worry for them, young people do not necessarily want to move to London, they want the opportunity to stay in the area and add value to it. That has been a real backlash from young people and it's forcing the establishment to sit up and take notice.

Man In Court After Remains Of Girl Found In A Wardrobe Wrapped In Clingfilm

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

A man has appeared in court charged with preventing the lawful burial of a teenage girl who was found dead in a wardrobe wrapped in clingfilm. Ashley ...

Ukip MEP Resigns As Spokesman Over Pledged Muslim Face Veil Ban

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Ukip’s foreign affairs spokesman has resigned over the party’s pledge to ban the Muslim face veil, saying: “No-one has the right to dictate what...

Acid Is Fast Becoming A Weapon Of Choice Due To 'Loopholes' In Law

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK

The number of acid attacks has doubled in the past five years amid fears corrosive substances are becoming “a weapon of choice”. Figures revealed ...

#WMelects17 - Young People Meet Labour Party Candidate For West Midlands Mayor, Siôn Simon

Nathan Coyle | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nathan Coyle

Historically places like Birmingham and Sandwell are seen as Labour Party strongholds so it's no surprise the party are feeling confident about taking...

Social Media Sparks Rise In Animal Cruelty Investigations, Says RSPCA

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

Reports of animal cruelty have increased by nearly 5% in a year, with the RSPCA receiving more than 400 complaints a day, latest figures show. The sur...

Two Further 'Significant Arrests' Made In Connection With Westminster Attack

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK

Two more “significant arrests” have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police said on Friday. The arrests were made in the West ...

London Terror Attacker Khalid Masood Was Born Adrian Elms - Reports

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

The man believed to be responsible for the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday was born Adrian Elms, reports suggest. A statement from the Met P...

Here's What The HS2 Route Is Going To Look Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Legislation for the first phase of the HS2 high-speed rail project has passed its final hurdle. The parliamentary Bill to build the line from London...

I Can't Change A Tyre And I Don't Care!

Sally Dhillon | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sally Dhillon

I am a feminist. I am passionate about striving to achieve gender equality in our communities, politics and organisations. I want my daughters to grow up to reach their potential and not be disadvantaged or overlooked in any way due to being girls. So why can't I change a tyre on my car? And why don't I care?

This Is The Unhappiest Place To Live In The UK - Making Residents Even More Miserable

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

Barking and Dagenham has been voted the unhappiest place to live in the UK, with residents saying their neighbours are unfriendly and rude. Walsall in...

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Brexit: It's Time to Fight Back With Education and Hope

Nathan Coyle | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

I will always be proud of where I come from, but I am not proud of the institutions that represent us as they have quite clearly failed us. In the process they have created a legacy that the people who live in our neighbourhoods will need to clean up.

Is It Time for a Bottom-up Approach to Digital Democracy in UK Politics?

Nathan Coyle | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nathan Coyle

Is the political sphere moving fast enough to keep up with the needs of the people who live in the world? With the looming EU referendum approaching ...

Charity Begins at Home

Rachel Shenton | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Shenton

Rubygirl UK works with a wide spectrum of vulnerable young people who are from challenging backgrounds & struggle with issues such as deprivation, self harm, abuse, addiction, mental health, bullying and low self esteem. Their focus is on moving forward and making good choices.

International Bomb Hoax Sees Thousands Of British Pupils Evacuated From Classrooms

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Thousands of pupils at 14 schools across England were told to stay at home on Tuesday morning after a series of hoax bomb threats. Six schools in t...

Bomb Threat Sees Four West Midlands Schools Evacuated

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

Four schools in the West Midlands were evacuated after receiving bomb scare calls on Tuesday morning. Three schools in Sandwell and one in Dudley w...

Lorry Driver Who Punched Schoolgirl In The Face Hunted By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK

Police are appealing for information to help trace the driver of a lorry who committed a "shocking attack" on a 13-year-old girl who was walking to sc...

Pensioner Suffers Heart Attack After Motorbike Snatch And Grab

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Police have launched an investigation after an amateur photographer suffered a heart attack when two "yobs" tried to snatch his camera. The men, r...

An Assessment of the Midlands Property Market

Michael Bruce | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Michael Bruce

Rising interest rates could also affect house buyers across the East and West Midlands. If the Bank of England decides to increase discount rate from its record low of 0.5 per cent, the cost of borrowing will rise, but we are divided across the industry as to whether we will experience a rise in 2015, as it is possible for changes not to come into fruition until next year.

What's Your Definition of Success?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

I recently delivered a talk on the rise of female entrepreneurship. How women were supporting women to achieve, even though it may difficult to gain funding and they may be juggling caring responsibilities alongside their work.

Over 1,000 Women Embroiled In Breast Cancer Scandal

The Huffington Post | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Almost 1,100 women are caught up in a breast cancer scandal after their treatment was botched by an surgeon working for the NHS, according to a report...

Muslim, Pakistani, Sportswoman, Leader, Student and Extremely Employable!

Rima Amin | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Rima Amin

How many women rugby players can you name? How many women footballers can you say are influential roles models? Furthermore how many of these women are Asian? They exist, the problem is we are not aware of them.