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Mary Rhodes returns with a new series of surprising stories from across the West Midlands, including the 19th century gang that ruled the mean streets of Birmingham. Why were the Peaky Blinders so notorious?

29 minutes

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Mon 7 Jan 2013 19:30

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

The story of a violent Victorian gang who used razors as weapons has been turned into a TV drama.


The gang, who operated in Birmingham in the 1890s, were known as the Peaky Blinders.


Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

Joanna Parrish investigation

Joanna Parrish investigation

The parents of a student murdered in France have raised fresh concerns over the handling of the case by French investigators.


Joanna Parrish, from Gloucestershire, was found raped and strangled in a river in Auxerre on 17 May, 1990.


Read the full story on the BBC News website.


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  • Mon 7 Jan 2013 19:30