Updated 5:59am 20 May 2013
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The new Police and Crime Commissioners are being installed to bring a modern accountability to the bobbies that pound our streets.Read
Metal thieves have moved out to the countryside – to plunder scores of drainage covers from a leafy road on the outskirts of Birmingham.
West Midlands Police force has been forced to cut £126m from its budget. Chief Constable Chris Sims tells Mark Cowan how the cuts have been achieved.Read
A FLASH-mob street party pumping out “throbbing music” could have been used to distract scores of young people being sucked into the Birmingham riots.Read
A sophisticated ‘bullet beater’ designed to crack down on gun crime failed to detect five confirmed shootings on the inner-city streets of Birmingham, it has emerged.Read
Private firms are to bid to run back office functions at West Midlands Police after officials launched a tender for contracts.Read
Two brothers were stabbed in front of their terrified family as they fought off armed burglars who broke into their Birmingham home.Read
Detectives probing the double murders of a Birmingham couple found dead by their policeman son have ruled out gold robbery as a motive.Read
A Birmingham criminologist has criticised social networking site Twitter amid concerns some paedophiles were using it to discuss abuse and link to sexual images of children.Read
A landmark Birmingham police station that has been in operation for 120 years is under threat because of a £126 million cost-cutting drive.Read
A man has been charged with possessing indecent images of children after police found more than 2,800 images and 250 videos on computer equipment.Read
Hundreds more officers and police staff are to face the axe because of swingeing cuts demanded by the Government, according to new figures seen by the Birmingham Post.Read
A homeless man was battered to death as he slept in a bus stop in a sickening and motiveless attack, murder detectives have revealed.Read
Hundreds of civilian police workers were facing up to an uncertain 2012 amid growing concerns over plans that could see back office departments run by private companies.Read
A Birmingham police station that had its custody block mothballed in a cost-cutting drive has been chosen as the site for a big new cell block in the city.Read
An investigation has been launched after the West Midlands Police email system came under cyber attack while looters rampaged in Birmingham.Read
Police chiefs could be forced to wield the axe on services that would impact on the safety of the public if they are not allowed to close station front counters.Read
Mark Cowan is crime reporter for the Birmingham Mail.
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