Raiders held a quilt over the 96-year-old's head, stuffed it into his mouth and stole jewellery.
Darren Stevenson denied three charges relating to the blast on Aldersmead Road in West Heath.
The "irresponsible" driver was stopped in January as part of safety checks.
Councillor Elias Mattu has been described as one of Wolverhampton's "favourite sons".
Prosecutors say a decision on whether any charges will be brought is expected in the next three weeks.
Police said the money would be used for "good causes and local projects".
A zoo is appealing for unwanted perfume to help boost "happy hormones" in its big cats and primates.
Birmingham City Ladies goalkeeper is back in action three months after cancer operation.
The woman is urging other online grooming victims to seek help after she was targeted by Matthew Falder.
On the back of a week they will want to forget and with relegation looming, BBC Sport's Simon Stone asks what has happened at West Brom?
Dr Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending him horrific material which he put on the dark web.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Huddersfield Town.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Fulham and Wolves.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Birmingham City and Barnsley.
Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Walsall and Blackburn Rovers.
Nelson Oliveira snatches a point for Norwich against Championship leaders Wolves with an injury-time equaliser
England's Eddie Pepperell and Aaron Rai take a share of the lead after the Qatar Masters' opening round.
Jonny Evans is set to regain the West Brom captaincy for Saturday's game against Huddersfield following an incident in Barcelona.
Ellen White scores twice as Birmingham City Ladies beat title-chasing Manchester City in Women's Super League One.
Birmingham City boss Steve Cotterill admits his side have been on a downward curve since the derby loss to Aston Villa.
Several corporate partners abandon the US gun lobby in the wake of the deadly school shooting.
President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, an indictment says.
The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.
The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.
Police say they do not know who was behind the three explosions in the city of Sittwe.
At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.
Civilians in a rebel enclave bear the brunt of the bombing while world powers haggle.
More than 50 ships and firms will be targeted in another move against North Korea's nuclear programme.
President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.
A 35-year-old woman is taken into custody after the crash, the Secret Service says.
A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.
The real Black Panthers - an artist is trying to give those still imprisoned a "presence on the outside".
Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.
As Florida students lead calls for stricter gun laws, how do activists on the right see the movement?
Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.
We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.
The document is riddled with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but could sell for $50,000.
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.
Metalhead president is hailed for buying back gift in fight against corruption.
Russian students claim partial victory over plans to force them off campus during the World Cup.
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.
A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.
Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
The IOC faces "the most important moment in its history" over whether it allows Russian athletes to parade with their national flag on Sunday.
Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.
General Kim Yong-chol was accused of masterminding deadly attacks on the South.
President Trump says he wants some US teachers to be trained to tackle gunmen. What do British people think?
Do you have "dirty knee syndrome"? Prize snowdrop bulbs can sell for thousands, as experts explain.
England and Scotland will compete again for the historic trophy.
Casper and Corey Platt-May were hit by a car as they crossed a road in Coventry.
British comedian says he has been keeping his head down since his cancer operation in early January.
Scientists are looking into how the ingredient could create self-healing roads.
The artist says a younger generation of men would find it "unbelievable" to be abusive towards women.
Temperatures are expected to plunge in Britain next week with the possibility of more snow – but why?
As university staff start a 14-day strike across 64 universities, we ask four students how they feel.
This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.
Brie O'Keefe, who worked with former Save the Children boss Justin Forsyth, says 'certain toxic leadership behaviours were tolerated'.
A weightlifter has turned her life around to become a successful business woman at 32.
The tinsel revolution: A design company which started in a bedroom is expanding to the high street.
Toddler Alfie was paralysed as a baby but is now learning to walk one step at a time.
The big winners are Dua Lipa and Stormzy, who used his performance to attack the government on Grenfell.
Paloma Faith was among those asked about the symbol of solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse.
A fight in a bar in Leeds quickly descends into chaos, with chairs and glasses used as weapons.
The "minor miracle" for the seal left with "horrendous" injuries from a Frisbee-style beach toy.
Simon Field might not be able to move but he can still communicate, by blinking.
The singer responds to reports that he's performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.
One of the rapist's victims told Victoria Derbyshire that watching the number of victims rise as more women came forward was "horrendous".
A minister is asked for his reaction to claims by the defence secretary that Jeremy Corbyn "betrayed his country" and a security minister comparing Labour's leader to Kim Philby.
The Starling Jet is due to launch in six years time at a cost of £8m.
Great Britain's bobsleighers Mica McNeill and Mica Moore have got to Pyeongchang thanks to crowdfunding.
She sat in the front row next to Vogue's Anna Wintour and gave an award to designer Richard Quinn.
Basil the collie cross was rescued from the 50ft ledge near Townhill after Saturday's earthquake.
The singer is the first female artist to get five Brit Award nominations in one year.
Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
Some 84 bags of stones are airlifted to mountains to help the Mourne Wall Restoration Project.
The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.
Jeremy Corbyn responds to the Daily Mail by saying stories about him and a Czech spy are "nonsense".
The actress says her "rude" comment at the Baftas was "an inside joke that fell flat".
Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.
Damian Green doesn't think he acted inappropriately towards journalist Kate Maltby
James Beardwell won praise after being filmed supporting Witham Town FC.
Three women tell the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire about their experience of upskirting.
Singer Cheryl has opened a youth centre in her home town of Newcastle in a joint venture with The Prince's Trust.
Nine-year-old Lola is about to unleash her secret weapon at a skateboarding competition.
A 1960s shopping and residential building is knocked down as part of a £25m regeneration.
Liv Moore recalls the moment a man took a photograph while she was on the Tube with her parents.
As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.
With more than 200 regional papers having closed since 2005, the government has launched a review of the industry.
Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.
Officers filmed their arrest of the geophysicist after a four-year hunt involving the FBI, British police and Europol.
Gary Cliffe's disturbing account of the abuse he suffered at the hands of Barry Bennell.
Theresa May tells the BBC's political editor that she wants to ensure the education funding system is fair to students and to taxpayers.
Heart transplant patient Hannah Jones is reunited with her surgeon live on BBC Victoria Derbyshire.
Ahead of presenting the Brit Awards, Jack Whitehall reveals how his preparation is going.
The big Bafta winner this year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home five awards.
From the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to the films they made, the stars had a lot to say.