News bulletin: gran left homeless after fatal gas explosion and other updates

Here are Tuesday’s (5 July) news headlines

Birmingham gran left homeless after fatal gas explosion in Kingstanding

A grandmother has revealed that the gas explosion in Kingstanding has left her homeless. Her home of 38 years has been declared unsafe following the blast which killed her elderly neighbour, forcing her to register as homeless as the council has yet to find her a suitable replacement.

Louby Lane left homeless after fatal gas explosion in Kingstanding, Birmingham

‘No excuse’ - Almost 300 people in Birmingham fined for littering and fly-tipping

Almost 300 people in Birmingham were fined for littering and fly-tipping between February and May this year. A total of £70,000 worth of fines were issued. 150 of those fined were visitors to the city. Authorities say there is no excuse and those caught should show more respect.

Allegations of racist abuse among the crowd at Edgbaston being investigated

An investigation into racist abuse at Edgbaston Stadium is underway following claims that spectators used discriminatory language on Monday. The Chief Executive at Edgbaston said they are corresponding with those making the claims and speaking to stewards to establish what happened.

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

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