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Sandwell Council leader to stand unopposed

The next leader of Sandwell council is set to stand unopposed. Councillor Kerrie Carmicheal is expected to take the top job after no other candidates were put forward.

The Labour councillor has represented Blackheath for nine year, and is set to officially take over from the interim leader on December 7th.

Sandwell Council House

Perry Barr drug dealer jailed

The head of a £1.5 million illegal drug operation has been jailed following a police raid in Perry Barr. Adil Hussain was caught with 200,000 fake cigarettes and £28,000 in cash hidden in his garden. Hussain and two other men were part of an organised crime network operating between the Midlands and London.

Abdil Hussain and accomplices, Perry Barr, illegal cigarette racket

Birmingham is the most Christmassy city in the UK (with Glasgow)

Birmingham has been crowned the most Christmassy city in the UK. According to Forbes advisor, Birmingham tied with Glasgow for the most festive experience, taking into account metrics such as decorations and online Christmas market reviews.

Birmingham’s Christmas lights were officially turned on

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