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Four inmates charged with prison mutiny over Birmingham jail riot

Four prison inmates have been charged in connection with last month's major outbreak of disorder at Birmingham's Winson Green jail.

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Charity issues care warning in protest against Birmingham City Council cuts

A women's refuge charity is warning more children will end up in care and more domestic abuse victims will be murdered if proposed council cuts go ahead.

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Biker banned after crashing into police BMW while three times drink-drive limit

A drunken beautician who rear-ended a marked police 4x4, sparking a 90mph pursuit, registered nearly three times the drink-drive limit in a breath test.

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BT launches service to block millions of nuisance calls

BT has launched a service that aims to block up to 30 million nuisance calls before they reach homes each week.

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Police officers who saved family trapped in flat blaze embarrassed by praise

Two police officers who saved a family of four trapped in a burning building have spoken of their embarrassment at the praise they have received.

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Forensic expert unravels murder cases - with his knowledge about knots

A forensic specialist has become a leading light around the world thanks to his unusual talent for unravelling complex cases.

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Labour facing by-election as MP Tristram Hunt steps down for V&A director role

One of Labour's most prominent moderates, Tristram Hunt, has announced he is standing down from Parliament to become director of the Victoria & Albert museum in London.

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Cats would be healthier with five a day diet, say experts

Cats would have healthier lifestyles if they were fed five or more small portions of food a day instead of less frequent bigger portions, according to a diet plan created by scientists.

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Tristram Hunt's letter of resignation in full

Tristram Hunt is standing down as MP for Stoke-on-Trent to become director the V&A.

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'Stunning' hoard of gold found hidden in piano

A substantial amount of gold - described as "potential treasure" - has been found hidden in a piano.

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'Heroic' prison officers praised as details of HMP Birmingham riot emerge

Prison officers who stopped hundreds of rioting inmates from taking over an entire jail have been hailed as "heroic".

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Probation officers supervising up to 80 offenders at a time, watchdog warns

Probation officers are supervising up to 80 offenders at any one time - leaving the public at greater risk, a watchdog has warned.

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Most expensive train station car parks in UK revealed

Some of the most expensive train station car parks in the UK have been revealed.

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Sheridan Smith to star as cleaner caught up in insider trading

Sheridan Smith is returning to the small screen with a new stock market drama set in the world of insider trading.

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Author sent lover's wife extracts from steamy novel about their affair

An author who sent her married lover's wife extracts from an erotic novel based on their affair has avoided jail.

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TV gardening expert faces jail for recording women using bathroom

A gardening expert and TV presenter rigged up a hidden camera to record women using a bathroom, leaving his victims disgusted and horrified, a court has heard.

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Family of Jill Saward invite 'all those who knew and loved' her to funeral

The funeral of victims' rights campaigner Jill Saward will take place next week at Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire, her family have announced.

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Man to face trial on Sikh temple assault charge

A 33-year-old man accused of committing a religiously aggravated assault during a protest against an inter-faith marriage has opted to be tried by a jury.

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740 jobs secured as Liberty House buys automotive supplier CovPress

Hundreds of jobs have been saved after an engineering company which went into administration last year was bought.

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Record numbers having long waits in A&E, figures show

Record numbers of people have experienced long waits in A&E, figures show.

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