Capital Reports: Birmingham

29 April 2017, 06:05


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.

Man Jailed For Life For Killing 18-Year-Old Kenichi Phillips

A second man found guilty of his part in teh killing of a teenager in Ladywood, has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 33 years.

18-year-old Kenichi Phillips died after being shot in a car in St Marks Crescent in March last year.

37-year-old Isaiah Wright-Young went on the run after the murder and was found in Dudley seven months later.

Birmingham Surgeon Guilty Of Carrying Out Needless Operations

A Birmingham surgeon who carried out a series of unnecessary operations on woman who thought they had cancer has been found guilty of wounding.

59-year-old Ian Paterson worked at Solihull Hospital and the private Spire Hospital.

He's been convicted this afternoon of 20 counts of wounding and has been warned he could face life in jail.

Capital's been told the NHS has spend almost £18million paying out to victims of Paterson.

Birmingham Teenager Conned Out Of Hundreds In Ed Sheeran Ticket Scam

A 16-year-old from Sutton Coldfield's told Capital- she was devastated when she found out tickets she'd bought for Ed Sheeran in Birmingham tonight - were a scam.

His two night gigs at The Barclaycard Arena sold out in just 40 minutes, with thousands of fans trying to get hold of tickets.

Emillie Ladd Curtis spent £500 pounds on tickets from a seller on an app.

Fake tickets and frausters cost people in the UK more than £5 million last year.

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West Brom Welcome Leicester

West Brom boss Tony Pulis wants his team to end their goalscoring drought.

Ahead of facing Premier League champions Leicester this afternoon, they've gone four games without a goal.

Johnny Depp Turns Up At Disneyland

Johnny Depp's surprised people at Disneyland in California, by turning up dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

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Proposal At Ed Sheeran In Brum!

Ed Sheeran kicked off his two nights in Brum in style with someone even getting engaged!

A guy got down on one knee while Ed was performing "Perfect".

He's doing a second night at the Barclaycard later.

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