Hockley county drug dealer jailed
West Midlands Police have brought down a county lines drug supplier after two officers stumbled across a drug deal on their lunch break. Mohammad Nabeel was arrested following a search of his flat in Hockley where £2000 worth of drugs and £10000 in cash were found. Nabeel was sentenced to four years and eight months.
Compensation for tram passengers
West Midlands Metro bosses have announced plans to ensure travellers are fairly compensated following the suspension of services. Direct debit customers will be contacted in then coming days to be informed of reduction of their payments.
The Government is being urged to back a levelling up strategy that could create 75,000 jobs and boost Birmingham's economy by £9 billion a year. Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward said Birmingham should be at the heart of the Governments levelling up agenda, where 90% of wards are more deprived than the national average.
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