Ukip leadership candidate Bill Etheridge has withdrawn from the contest and called on rivals to back current deputy leader Paul Nuttall.
Birmingham Man To Pay Back Millions in Tax Or Face More Jail Time
Heart's been told a Birmingham man who dodged tax when he built a Buckingham Palace style mansion must pay back £2 million - or face a decade long jail term.
Mohammed Suleman Khan built the property in Pakistan boasting its own cinema, library, servant’s quarters and guard house for a security team.
He was jailed last year after West Midlands Police discovered he’d cheated the taxman to the tune of around £450,000.
The 41-year-old claimed to run a debt-collecting firm and had an annual income of £40,000 - but detectives found he’d funded a luxury life-style by evading tax and national insurance over a nine-year period.
Last April Khan, who lived in a gated property in Edgbaston, was jailed for four years.
And at Liverpool Crown Court last week he was ordered to pay £2,209,090 back or have an additional ten years added to his prison sentence.
A seven-year-old boy had an "astonishing'' escape after a van ploughed into the back of a flatbed lorry in the West Midlands.
Birmingham Airport could get a new runway in future, according to the man looking at options for the government.
A reckless scrambler bike rider who pulled wheelies while speeding through the streets of a housing estate in Birmingham has been jailed for dangerous driving.
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