Police investigate 13 deaths in a year due to mistakes by paramedics Errors made by East Midlands Ambulance Service include taking eight hours to respond to an elderly manStaff also left morphine tablets on the roof of a rapid response car and moved patient with broken neckService was recently named worst in the country for responding to the most serious 999 calls /13) equates to 0.009%, or a serious incident every 10,377 jobs. 'EMAS is open and honest and publishes information about all serious incidents for the Trust Board to consider (and publishes details on our website).
Number of police officers suspected of conspiring about Andrew Mitchell in 'Plebgate' row rises to 10Inquiry into allegations has widened following fresh informationIPCC operation now encompasses officers from four forces: Metropolitan Police, West Mercia, West Midlands and Warwickshire Some accused of fabricating allegations and of leaking details to press By Arthur Martin PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:41 GMT, 25 March 2013 At least ten police officers are now suspected of discrediting former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell over the Plebgate affair. The criminal investigation into the alleged attempts to smear the former Tory chief whip has widened after the Independent Police Complaints Commission received fresh information. Ten officers from four forces are being investigated by the watchdog
On benefits in Birmingham, the African war criminal we can't kick out: Rent of 'murderer' staying on human rights grounds is being funded by taxpayer By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 00:24 GMT, 23 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 23 March 2013 Benefiting from Britain: Ex-Sudanese Janjaweed fighter Mohamed Issa Salim at home in Birmingham A war criminal who took part in attacks in which countless civilians were killed is living rent-free at taxpayers’ expense in a large house in the West Midlands. Mohamed Salim, 27, claimed he was in a militia that ‘wiped out entire villages’ in his native Sudan. But despite being found guilty of crimes against humanity last year, he was allowed to stay in Britain indefinitely under human rights law because sending him home might put his life in danger.
BREAKING NEWS: Schoolgirl, 15, stabbed to death on bus during morning rush hourVictim was attacked by a friend, according to unconfirmed reports By Simon Tomlinson PUBLISHED: 09:30 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:47 GMT, 7 March 2013 Police have launched a murder investigation after a 'schoolgirl' was stabbed to death on a bus. The commuter horror is believed to have happened during rush hour at 7.37am today in Birmingham
Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face fraud charges over alleged false claims for witness taxis worth 1MILLIONFinance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and unnamed colleague face charges Allegedly claimed for witness taxi services that were never suppliedBoth employed by CPS West Midlands By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 01:34 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 Two Crown Prosecution Service staff face criminal fraud charges over an alleged 1million fraud involving bogus taxis for witnesses. Finance manager Lisa Burrows, 41, and another unnamed worker, face conspiracy to commit fraud charges over allegations concerning false claims for witness taxi services that were never supplied.
Teenager arrested after the death of nine-year-old boy who was killed in car crash The boy was pronounced dead at the scene todayAn 18-year-old was taken into custody for questioning By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:22 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 3 February 2013 A teenager, 18, has been arrested after the death of a nine-year-old boy who suffered multiple injuries when he was hit by a car.
Even a big cat can't resist a snowball fight! Daseep the Sumatran tiger gets her claws out in game with keepers The two-year-old tried catching the snowballs with her mouth and paws She did not want to stay in her heated pen but explore her first deep snow Staff at Dudley Zoological Gardens have used sledges to transport bedding and food to its 1,300 animals after inches of snow fell in recent days By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:04 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 She may originally hail from the tropical rainforests of Indonesia but that did not stop tigress Daseep getting stuck into a snowball fight. Instead of waiting for room service in her heated enclosure, the two-year-old Sumatran tiger wanted to explore the first deep snow she had seen. Keepers at Dudley Zoological Gardens kept her entertained by playing the unusual game of catch.
South widens property price gap with the rest of Britain: Value of London home up 28,500 in a year but falling in seven other regions | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain's housing market has ‘a stark North-South divide’, with house prices rising in London and the South but falling across the rest of the country, a report said yesterday. It showed that the value of homes in London has jumped by an average of 28,500 over the last year, but prices have been dropping in seven out of 11 regions
Taxpayers fork out 27,000 for 425 guests to enjoy lavish three-course banquet in celebration of Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor A lavish banquet was thrown for new Birmingham Lord Mayor John Lines The authority has set up a committee to look at cutting costs next yearThe bill looks extravagant when compared to other major UK cities | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 18 December 2012 Welcome: Councillor John Lines the new Lord Mayor of Birmingham at his 27,000 Mayor-making ceremony in May A banquet to welcome a cash-strapped city's new Lord Mayor has cost the taxpayer a staggering 27,000.
Finger nicking good: Thieves stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores to sell on as biodiesel Stuart Bradley and Matthew Walker masterminded nationwide scamThe pair stole cooking oil from stores and sold it on as biodieselThe duo have been jailed two years each for 'complex and elaborate' scam | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 Two men who stole 220,000 litres of cooking oil from KFC stores and supermarkets across the UK and sold it on as biodiesel have been jailed for a combined total of four years. Scheming Stuart Bradley, 38, and Matthew Walker, 27, masterminded a nationwide scam described by one senior detective as one of the most 'complex and elaborate' crimes he had ever investigated. The duo struck at dozens of KFC branches as well as Asda, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets and stole up to 147,000 worth of cooking oil which they siphoned into their vans.