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# west-midlands - Monday 12 November, 2018

UK couple who named child after Hitler among six convicted of being members of neo-Nazi group

One was found to have a terrorist “manual” on his laptop that gave advice on homemade explosives.

# west-midlands - Monday 28 May, 2018

Elderly man dies after vehicle submerged in floodwater in England

A number of roads across the region have been badly affected by flooding this week.

# west-midlands - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Police in UK seal off road after reports of man 'armed with machetes'

The incident is not being treated as terror-related.

# west-midlands - Saturday 3 February, 2018

UK police seek 'heartless' attacker who pulled a great-grandmother from her bed in 'brutal' robbery

The woman suffered extensive injuries to her arms, legs and body.

# west-midlands - Sunday 21 January, 2018

'Absolutely tragic': Man arrested after eight-year-old girl stabbed to death in England

The incident happened in the West Midlands last night.

# west-midlands - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Suspected burglar gets stuck in takeaway vent for seven hours

He was spotted after shouting to passers-by for help.

# west-midlands - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.

# west-midlands - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

11-year-old dies after falling from theme park water ride in the UK

The incident happened on the Splash Canyon water ride at Drayton Manor.

# west-midlands - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Five men die after wall collapses at recycling site in England

All five men were pronounced dead at the scene.

# west-midlands - Friday 15 April, 2016

Five people arrested in England on terrorism charges

Five people from Birmingham were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission of acts of terrorism.

# west-midlands - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Man jailed for killing his friend after drinking game went tragically wrong

Phillip Evans allegedly encouraged his friend to punch him as hard as he could as he had never been knocked out.

# west-midlands - Friday 4 March, 2016

Pregnant woman airlifted to hospital after daylight stab attack

A man has been arrested after the attack.

# west-midlands - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Police dashboard camera captures meteor fireball over a motorway

The meteor broke into pieces as it entered Earth’s atmosphere, and could be seen from the ground.

# west-midlands - Friday 13 June, 2014

Four-year-old boy found wandering the streets barefoot last night

The boy has been unable to tell police in Birmingham his name or anything else which could help to identify him.

# west-midlands - Monday 1 July, 2013

Over 150 firefighters tackle blaze in plastic factory

Around 100,000 tonnes of material on fire at recycling plant in Smethwick, England.

# west-midlands - Monday 12 March, 2012

Man holds his mother hostage for 28 hours

West Midlands Police say that the situation was ‘peacefully resolved’ this morning.

# west-midlands - Friday 12 August, 2011

Mother sees daughter rioting on TV - and calls the police

Courts have been open around the clock as justice is meted out to those involved in the riots earlier this week.