Brimingham schoolboy, 13, converts his back garden into a ski jump

A 13-year-old schoolboy is following in the footsteps of his hero Eddie The Eagle by ski-jumping in his back garden in the hopes of competing in the 2026 Winter Olympics. George Brown took up skiing after his hopes of making the British gymnastics team were dashed when he was aged nine. His hero is Michael … Read more Brimingham schoolboy, 13, converts his back garden into a ski jump

Asian elephants living in captivity have a lower body fat percentage than the average HUMAN

Asian elephants living in captivity have a lower body fat percentage than the average HUMAN and are no more likely to be overweight than their free-ranging cousins Researcher fit captive Asian elephants with a large Fitbit-style tracking device They also fed them bread soaked in heavy water and took regular blood samples This allowed them … Read more Asian elephants living in captivity have a lower body fat percentage than the average HUMAN

Aerial photos show destruction from deadly Alabama tornado that ripped off roofs and decimated homes

Aerial photos show destruction and debris from deadly Alabama tornado that ripped off roofs and decimated homes Pictures show heaps of mangled metal and wooden debris littered across the Darlene Estates neighborhood in Fultondale A boy, 14, who was sheltering in the basement of his family home was killed by the tornado, officials said Several of … Read more Aerial photos show destruction from deadly Alabama tornado that ripped off roofs and decimated homes

Archaeologists uncover remains of 16th century manor house gardens

Archaeologists clearing land for the high speed HS2 train line have unearthed the remnants of stunning gardens belonging to a 16th century manor house.  The discovery, near Coleshill on the outskirts of Birmingham, has been dubbed ‘Warwickshire’s answer to Hampton Court’.  Evidence of the large ornamental garden has been found by an ongoing dig alongside the … Read more Archaeologists uncover remains of 16th century manor house gardens

Mother of Birmingham boy, 15, murdered in daylight, ‘heard gunshots’

Mother of 15-year-old boy murdered in daylight street attack says she heard the gunshots that killed her son as she brands his senseless murder ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’ The mother of murdered 15-year-old Keon Lincoln appealed for witnesses Keon suffered gunshot and stab wounds after attack in Handsworth, Birmingham The school boy died at Birmingham Children’s Hospital … Read more Mother of Birmingham boy, 15, murdered in daylight, ‘heard gunshots’

Police fine revellers at illegal rave in London – while officers in Birmingham issue £16k in fines

More than £15,000 in fines has been handed out after police shut down an illegal rave attended by more than 300 people in east London. Officers from the Metropolitan Police attended a venue under a railway arch on Nursery Road in Hackney in the early hours of Sunday morning. Loud music was heard coming from … Read more Police fine revellers at illegal rave in London – while officers in Birmingham issue £16k in fines

Dramatic moment police find dozens of party-goers hiding in a cupboard at university party

Police find dozens of party-goers hiding in a cupboard at student halls in Birmingham after raiding illegal party People travelled from Newcastle, Nottingham and London to attend the party Around 50 Fixed Penalty Notices were issued by police for breach of regulations One officer was assaulted as a student bolted, although he was unhurt  By … Read more Dramatic moment police find dozens of party-goers hiding in a cupboard at university party

Almost half of people in some areas with high ethnic minority populations are refusing jab

Nearly half of all people in some areas with a large population of ethnic minorities are refusing the Covid vaccine when offered it due to fears about what it contains. In Birmingham, 50 per cent of those living in areas with high populations of Asian and African-Caribbean people turned down the vaccine when offered it. In … Read more Almost half of people in some areas with high ethnic minority populations are refusing jab

Boy, 14, is arrested after 15-year-old male was ‘shot dead by gang of youths’

A 14-year-old schoolboy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was killed outside his home during a brutal attack by a gang of youths armed with guns and knives. The 15-year-old died after witnesses heard shots fired in the Handsworth area of Birmingham in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon. Emergency services rushed … Read more Boy, 14, is arrested after 15-year-old male was ‘shot dead by gang of youths’

Boy, 15, is shot dead by gang of youths on Birmingham street

Boy, 15, is shot dead by gang of youths on Birmingham street before ‘his attackers smash getaway car into a house as they flee’ sparking massive police manhunt Gunshots reverberated through he Handsworth area on Thursday afternoon Victim was rushed to hospital but couldn’t be saved and later died Suspects, who were also armed with … Read more Boy, 15, is shot dead by gang of youths on Birmingham street