This week's roundup comes from Birmingham. First up is the story of a shopkeeper blasted to death with a shotgun.
Mohammed Basharat, aged 24, died following a spate of bloody attacks in the streets of Lozells over the last fortnight, which saw a young black man gunned down and three Asians stabbed.
The shooting took place at about 8.40pm on Wednesday as Mr Basharat was closing with his assistant.
Next we have a former headteacher who was sacked for forging a signature to obtain a pay rise given a new job by the council - as a schools advisor!
Alastair Sharp was forced to quit as head of Brookvale Primary in Erdington, Birmingham, earlier this month amid mounting pressure from parents.
A spokesman for Birmingham City Council said: "The local authority is utilising Mr Sharp to support a number of initiatives and projects within the Directorate of Children, Young People and Families."
Finally, another shooting as two mourners are gunned down at a funeral.
A gunman who shot two mourners leaving a Sikh funeral is believed to have been wearing a disguise, police said last night.
The attacker, described as Asian in appearance and believed to have been wearing a false beard, fired six shots at a 49-year-old man and his 28-year-old nephew between 6pm and 6.30pm on Monday in the Tollgate Shopping Precinct car park in Smethwick.
Shopkeepers shot dead in their shops, a gunman firing at mourners at a funeral and a council that employs a known fraudster. And I could have picked a whole load more.
Everyone still think Britain is making progress?