Saturday, 20 July 2019

Tag Archives: BIRMINGHAM

Maria Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, said she needed rest after reaching the French Open quarter-finals. The 31-year-old Russian served a doping ban in 2016 ...

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Victim of Birmingham crash was drug dealer

BIRMINGHAM: One of the victims of the Birmingham crash that killed six people has been identified as a drug dealer who had only recently been freed from prison. Kasar Jehangir, 25, had served time for leading police on a 130mph chase in which heroin was thrown from an Audi, similar ...

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Boxer Amir Khan to celebrate birthday with Faryal Makhdoom

BIRMINGHAM: Boxing legend Amir Khan is to celebrate his 31st birthday with a knockout party at a city shisha lounge. The Bolton-born former world champion recently flew back from Australia after finishing fifth in this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! competition. But he will be driven ...

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Mother arrested after death of son, Hakeem Hussain, in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: The mother and great-uncle of a boy who is thought to have frozen to death outside his home have been pictured for the first time. Laura Heath, 35, and Timothy Busk, 56, were arrested and released after seven-year-old Hakeem Hussain was declared dead at the property in Birmingham on Sunday. ...

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Welsh teenager found guilty of five terror offences

BIRMINGHAM: A teenager accused of preparing to carry out an Isis-inspired terror attack in Cardiff has been found guilty of five terror offences. The 17-year-old was convicted of encouraging terrorism online and possessing a record of terrorist information. Jurors at Birmingham Crown Court also convicted the 17-year-old of preparing for ...

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British scientist pleads guilty to 137 online sex abuse charges

BIRMINGHAM: A British scientist pleaded guilty to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, the National Crime Agency said in a statement. Matthew Falder, 28, who dubbed himself “666devil” and “evilmind” online, blackmailed many of his 50 victims into sending “severe abuse images” ...

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Birmingham mum who killed son found dead after drugs overdose

BIRMINGHAM: A mother who killed her two-year-old son by giving him methadone has died after ‘overdosing on drugs’. Drug addict Kelly Emery, 36, was discovered unconscious at a bail hostel in Maidstone, Kent, on Friday, She had been given a six-year jail sentence in 2015 after admitting child neglect when ...

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IS fan to be sentenced over fairy lights bomb

BIRMINGHAM: An Islamic State fan convicted of trying to make an improvised bomb using fairy lights will be sentenced today. Zahid Hussain, 29, considered targeting railway lines after he was radicalised in his bedroom by viewing hundreds of IS images of the war in Syria. His trial at Birmingham Crown ...

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Imran Tahir humiliated by Pakistani consulate in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan-born South African cricketer Imran Tahir will be soon seen spinning the players in his web for the World XI tour to Pakistan. However, before the tournament goes underway, the champion spinner had his set of problems. Tahir and his family were humiliated by a Pakistani consulate in Birmingham ...

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