Tuesday Dec 17
Fifty cars on fire at scrapyard
Four crews from the fire service pumped water from a nearby canal to help fight the fire at Spon Lane Salvage, in Smethwick.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Black Country Bugle
New Zealand Bugle reader's thanks
A NOTE from New Zealand to say thank you so very much for the copy of The Bugle that you sent to me by arrangement with Mrs Judith Stephens of Newport.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Gove slammed for snubbing Sandwell in visit to the region
Mr Gove and Sandwell Council have been at odds since he controversially axed nine school rebuilds in 2010 in the borough just a day after promising the school rebuilding programme would go ahead.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Help me in 35-year quest to find the mother I never knew before it's too late
When she was about six months old she was admitted to hospital with severe gastroenteritis - and for unknown reasons was taken into care A mum has spoken of her 35-year bid to trace her real mother in a bid to make her family complete.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Boy, 15, sentenced for airgun attack
A teenager who shot a girl of 17 in the mouth and her younger brother in the head using an airgun, has been sentenced to three years in custody.
Birmingham needle attacks: Police arrest two men over hyperdermic syringe stabbings on women
West Midlands Police said the males, aged 29 and 30, were detained last week and bailed with strict conditions which prohibit them from entering part of Birmingham city centre.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
More sex assault charges for surgeon
A surgeon has been charged with a further 10 offences of sexually assaulting female patients at two hospitals in Birmingham.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Pensioner found dying in street was hit-and-run victim knocked down by 4x4 or van
The 75-year-old, who has not yet been named, died in hospital after being discovered fatally injured in the street An elderly man found fatally injured in the street is believed to have been a victim of a hit-and-run, police have said.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Black Country Bugle
Joe, 100, beats Charles' Atlantic convoys record
CAST your minds back to July and Bugle 1088, when we told the story of Charles P. Gonsalves, the 94-year-old veteran of the Atlantic convoys and thought to be the last survivor of the 'Night of the Long Knives', the worst day of shipping losses in the whole of the Second World War.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Man in court over shotgun possession
The 47-year-old, of Station Street, Bloxwich, was arrested on Friday in an operation that led to the evacuation of two nearby homes and part of a police station.