Capital Reports: Birmingham

26 May 2017, 13:57


The latest news stories happening right across Birmingham and the Black Country updated throughout the day - listen on FM, online, on your mobile and on digital.

Birmingham's QE Hospital Told To Prepare For Another Terror Attack

Hospitals are being told to prepare for the possibility of another terror attack over the Bank Holiday weekend.

They want those with trauma centre to be ready to respond if necessary - here in the West Midlands that's the University Hospital in Coventry and the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham.

Last night the Queen Elizabeth was put into lockdown while armed police searched the building for a man reportedly acting suspiciously - a man was searched but no arrests have been made.

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Armed Police At Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Armed police are also patrolling trains across the country for the first time with major routes like Birmingham to London and Manchester seeing the most visible presence.

Armed Police at Birmingham New Street Station

Man Charged After Manchester Vigil In Birmingham Interrupted 

A 39 year-old man's been charged after he was searched at a vigil in Birmingham held in support of the victims of the Manchester attack.

Julian Paul Vivian Blake is accused of possession of a sharp or pointed article in a public place.

He was arrested in the city centre on Tuesday and is due in court this morning.

Man Jailed For Birmingham Rape

A 29 year-old man who raped a young woman on her way home from a night out in Birmingham has been jailed.

Florian Lupu tried befriend the 21 year-old and her friends after they'd been celebrating on Broad Street.

He later dragged her into the doorway of an office block - where her friends found him assaulting her.

Driver Jailed For Black Country Crash Which Killed A Pedestrian

A man who killed a pedestrian when he hit him while using his phone at the wheel in the Black Country - has been jailed.

Ryan Freeth who's from Wordsley was doing 48mph in a 30mph zone and had made a couple of called before he hit 66-year-old Leslie Marks in 2015.

The 27-year-old's been jailed for 4 and a half years.

Birmingham Terrorist Convicted Of Creating A Lethal Bomb

A man from Alum Rock's been found guilty of making a homemade bomb and planning to use it on a trainline in Birmingham.

29-year-old Zahid Hussain was caught because someone called the police about a suspicious man near the tracks.

Chief Superintendent Matt Ward from the West Mids Counter Terror team told Capital this is an example that it could save lives:


Payne Takes Over Insta

Wolverhampton's Liam Payne's taken over Instagram's official account to show off the work he's put into his new music.

The One Direction star, from Bushbury, released his debut solo single last week.

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