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Mum tells court that her son’s terrifying death in a 90-minute stabbing spree “tortures me every time I close my eyes.” A HEARTBROKEN mother told a court that her son’s death during a stabbing spree at the hands of a paranoid schizophrenic “tortures me every time I close my eyes.” Jacob Billington, 23, bled to death in the street after being knifed during a frenzied rampage in Birmingham, she said, and she believes he would have been terrified. In a 90-minute carnage across the city center on September 6 of last year, seven others were also injured. Jacob was visiting…

The family of an unvaccinated woman who died of Covid before meeting her newborn child has urged others to get vaccinated. The family of an unvaccinated mother who died of Covid before meeting her newborn baby has urged expectant mothers to get vaccinated. Saiqa Parveen, from Birmingham, died in intensive care this week after falling ill in the middle of September while eight months pregnant. The 37-year-old had an emergency cesarean section on September 26 but never got to meet her fifth child, Dua Maryam, because she was on a ventilator until November 1. The heartbroken family of Saiqa is…

A drunk and high-powered businessman was sentenced to prison after crashing a £100,000 Ferrari he acquired after his marriage fell apart at 100 mph. A COURT heard how a company head smashed up his £100k Ferrari in a 100mph horrific crash after driving while inebriated and high on drugs. When Darren Turner, 46, lost control of the high-powered supercar at Overseley Mill, Warks, in July last year, he was nearly twice the drink-drive limit. As his Ferrari California ended up on the wrong side of the dual carriageway, he sped straight over a roundabout before slamming into a lamppost. After…

My seven-year-old boy cannot spell or read his own name, and I only discovered this during lockdown – his school has failed him. A ANGRY mother has accused her son’s school of “failing him” because he can’t spell his own name. Saria Ullah argues that her young son can’t read or count, and that his teachers have damaged his childhood. “He can hardly spell his name or the color red,” Saria told BirminghamLive. “He should be reading chapter books, but he’s unable to do so now.” The mother claimed she had no idea how far behind her son was until…

After feeding her pills and Googling ‘how to kill a baby,’ a 21-year-old man left a newborn daughter fighting for her life. A MONSTER who Googled “how to kill a baby” and then fed a newborn daughter pharmaceutical pills has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Jamar Bailey, 21, was arrested in June of last year after the baby became unresponsive and was rushed to intensive care. Bailey pleaded guilty to attempted murder in June and was sentenced to 25 years in prison at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday. According to The Daily Mail, a urine test from the…