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Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne makes top ten of most popular Halloween songs with Bark at the Moon 

31 Oct

Birmingham star's classic solo track features in spooky Spotify list...


Kingstanding spider bite victim Lauren Reid: I’m scarred for life 

31 Oct

Office worker, 21, left with hole in arm after being bitten while she slept...


REPLAY: Friday’s news, weather and travel for Birmingham and the West Midlands 

31 Oct

Birmingham and West Midlands news for October 31st as it happened...


Celebrities attend terryterry4jamessmith jewellery range launch at Birmingham’s Hotel La Tour 

31 Oct

X Factor star Wagner, footballer Jamie O'Hara and Shelby Billingham from MTV Ex on the Beach join James Smith and Terry Eleftherlou...


Joe Essex lookalike Sam Barton: Spiked drinks caused me to break bones in my hands 

31 Oct

Celeb-hopeful Sam Barton broke his hands during a night out in The Arcadian in Birmingham...


Birmingham’s most haunted: Black-eyed children, Dudley Castle and Alexandra Theatre on the list of West Midlands haunts 

31 Oct

Kelly McLaughlin examines some of the most haunted locations in the West Midlands...


Chubb Birmingham call centre to close, putting 100 jobs at risk 

31 Oct

Chubb Fire and Security stuns staff by relocating 90 miles to Leicester...


Birmingham call centre to close, putting 100 jobs at risk 

31 Oct

Chubb Fire and Security stuns staff by relocating 90 miles to Leicester...


Carl Ikeme warns Wolves of ‘dangerous’ Blues 

31 Oct

Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has warned Wolves face a “dangerous” derby against Birmingham City tomorrow.


Watch: Pride of Birmingham Awards 2014 – A night to remember 

31 Oct

Video highlights of the big night at Birmingham Town Hall when celebrities took the stage to honour our unsung heroes...


Birmingham’s Bar Risa Ebola party: Call for licence to be reviewed 

31 Oct

Community campaigner Desmond Jadoo demands urgent action at Broad Street's Bar Risa over "unacceptable" Ebola themed party...


Carson Yeung, the stage show, set to open in Birmingham 

31 Oct

Birmingham company to perform satire at Blue Orange Theatre...


Giant spider bite left Kingstanding woman ‘paralysed’ and in hospital for days 

31 Oct

WARNING contains graphic images: Lauren Reid was left with a gaping hole in her arm after the horrific arachnid attack in her Birmingham home...


Wolves’ Lee Evans bit the hand that fed him 

31 Oct

Lee Evans admits he’s out to bite the hand that once fed him for Wolves against Birmingham City.


David Davis looks to prove a point to Wolves 

31 Oct

Birmingham City midfielder David Davis admits he will be looking to prove a point when he returns to Wolves tomorrow.


Kenny Jackett tells Wolves to keep cool 

31 Oct

Boss Kenny Jackett has urged Wolves to keep their temper to prevent derby passions boiling over against Birmingham City tomorrow.


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Comment »

Cry Woolf 

1 Nov

Any suggestion that Home Secretary Theresa May is doing something other than a magnificent, skilful and professional job is complete nonsense and calls for her to resign or be sacked are merely petty, cheap political point scoring opportunism...


Accept Parkgate’s agreed £10.5 million and keep Solihull’s children’s centres 

31 Oct

Freedom of Information request revelation: A £10.5 million payment for the 3 acres of Shirley Park and taxpayer owned adjacent landholdings was laid down in the 2004 Development Agreement with Asda-Parkgate developers, Shirley Advance.


Peaky Blinders review: Series 2 Episode 5 

30 Oct

Viewers and fans who love the violence in this TV series had plenty to get excited about at the start of this episode, which was full of vicious fighting.


Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted 

30 Oct

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.


MP John Hemming is often a beacon of truth 

30 Oct

Many have doubted Birmingham MP John Hemming's causes - until he is proved right.


United Kingdom In Panic 

30 Oct

What the political leaders of this country need to realise, is that we need to renegotiate how politics in this country works.


Swamp Thing 

30 Oct

Sometimes, usually in the wee small hours I feel a little bit sad when I consider what this country has become...


A lesson for Britain: Brazil promotes food security and local food procurement, strengthening family farming 

29 Oct

Vested interests replacing the now defunct Flying Matters , a lobby group funded by the aviation industry, vigorously defend the profitable import of food from countries with malnourished people.


Take inspiration from Chamberlain – Bore 

28 Oct

Council leader speaks at Highbury democracy convention.


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City-centre news »

We Chat to Jamie Laing 

3 Nov

We caught up with the man behind Candy Kittens; Jamie Laing...


Midland Metro News October 2014 

31 Oct

Balfour Beatty has released its June Bulletin shown below.


Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham to join CSAN Network 

31 Oct

Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham is to join the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN).


Socks and Chocs Comedy Night 

31 Oct

When: Monday 17 November, doors at 19:00 Where: Mono Bar, The Arcadian, Hurst Street, B5 4TD Tickets: £10 Ordinarily we wouldn’t advertise anything taking place outside of Digbeth on Digbeth is Good, as it defeats the whole purpose of the &#...


Student artists complete their inductions 

31 Oct

Flight, the First World War, communication, space and self-portraits were the themes behind the artwork showcased by Birmingham Metropolitan College students during an exhibition they hosted for families, friends and fellow artists last week.


Basketball students mix sport with culture during Denmark trip 

31 Oct

A trio of student basketball players have just returned from a trip to Denmark that opened their eyes up to the European basketball scene.


Former college students return to support Volunteer Fairs 

31 Oct

A former and a current Birmingham Metropolitan College student, whose lives were transformed by volunteering, have shared their experiences with others during a series of onsite Volunteer Fairs.


WATCH: Twisted Attractions horror maze – a Halloween thriller that will leave your nerves in tatters 

30 Oct

Our reporter experiences the chilling House Of Insomnia and Ward 78 in an abandoned Birmingham warehouse...


Family of Birmingham Statue Unveiled 

30 Oct

Four year project is completed...


Björk: Biophilia Live at The Giant Screen 

30 Oct

When: Monday 3 – Thursday 6 November, daily from 19:30 Where: The Giant Screen, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Digbeth Tickets: from £12 (available online here) Biophilia Live is a concert film created by Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton, ...


Eastside Projects – Volunteer Open Evening 

30 Oct

When: Thursday 30th October, 18:30 – 20:00 Where: Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR  Eastside Projects and Grand Union are looking for volunteers to work alongside staff and exhibiting artists.


Birmingham paramedics use sirens in Marco Polo game to rescue lost and dazed man from ditch 

29 Oct

Emergency services used noise of sirens to locate lost man who was injured after falling 10metres into a city centre ditch...


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Aston Villa »

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert lives in constant fear of failiure as he battles to halt team’s slump 

31 Oct

Paul Lambert is facing a mini crisis after five successive defeats in which his Aston Villa team has failed to score a goal...


Mindset must be right for Spurs test 

31 Oct

So what is going wrong? At first, we were losing because of the teams we were playing and there was no way we could compete with them.


Something For The Weekend (270) 

31 Oct

Something For The Weekend (270) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:31/10/2014 16:58:00 Holy Moses I have been deceived...


Tonev Gets Seven Match Ban 

31 Oct

Tonev Gets Seven Match Ban Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:31/10/2014 15:21:00 Aleksander Tonev has received a seven match ban from the Scottish Football Association for racist language during his debut for Celtic following his season...


Steer Returns & Disappears To Yeovil 

31 Oct

Steer Returns Disappears To Yeovil Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:31/10/2014 15:12:00 Goalkeeper Jed Steer's loan spell with Doncaster Rovers came to an end yesterday, and he's been immediately loaned back out to Yeovil Town.


Villa injury blow as Hutton ruled out 

31 Oct

Alan Hutton is out for Aston Villa until after the international break and is a major doubt for Scotland's clash with England.


Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur: team news and match preview 

31 Oct

Match preview and team news of the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on Sunday, November 2, 2014, kick-off 16.00 (GMT...


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Birmingham City FC »

Birmingham City: Gary Rowett not worried about the futures of his young stars 

31 Oct

New boss wants to keep top prospects and bring more through from the Academy...


Blues sign Charlton defender 

31 Oct

Blues have signed Michael Morrison on loan from Charlton Athletic.


WSL Team of the Season 

31 Oct

WSL Team of the Season Vitalfootball:Birmingham:31/10/2014 17:24:00 Here is the woman's super league team of the season as a weekly look at BCLFC...


Birmingham Loan Michael Morrison 

31 Oct

Birmingham Loan Michael Morrison Vitalfootball:Birmingham:31/10/2014 17:13:00 Blues boss has wasted no time in bolstering his back line...


Carl Ikeme Expects a Tough Game 

31 Oct

Carl Ikeme Expects a Tough Game Vitalfootball:Birmingham:31/10/2014 17:04:00 Wolves stopper is expecting a reaction from Birmingham this weekend.


Birmingham City have to shake off the fear factor under Gary Rowett 

31 Oct

New boss plans to put the confidence back in his side...


Stand Against Modern Football – Taking Back Our Game campaign 

31 Oct

Stand Against Modern Football – Taking Back Our G […] The post Stand Against Modern Football – Taking Back Our Game campaign appeared first on Blues Trust: The Birmingham City Supporters' Trust .


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Sport »

Next Up: Coalville Town Fc 

31 Oct

Royals looking for quick revenge...


Birmingham fans left to unravel club’s mess alone 

31 Oct

Local media and authorities offering little support 31 October ~ Any week that starts with an 8-0 humiliation isn’t perhaps the best way to prepare for a match against one of our most disliked neighbours, or an ideal starting point for new...


Commonwealth target for Benjamin Whittaker 

31 Oct

Darlaston’s Benjamin Whittaker is targeting the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa next year after making his England debut.


Clark Confirmed As Blackpool Manager 

30 Oct

Clark, who lost his job at Birmingham only last week, has signed a one-year rolling contract to succeed Jose Riga and arrives with Blackpool five points adrift at the bottom of the table.


FA TROPHY THIS WEEKEND 

30 Oct

Roms are away to high flying Gresley this Saturday.


LIVE: Women’s Volleyball – Birmingham 1sts vs Aston 1sts 

29 Oct

Online Sport Editor, Tom Dodd, provides live coverage of tonight's volleyball local derby...


Royal Breakfast Club 

29 Oct

It will be business as usual for the Royal Breakfast Club this coming Saturday.


First Team – Result: Market Drayton 1 – 1 ROYALS 

29 Oct

Penalty costs Royals again...


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Business »

Talent Unleashed Awards names Birmingham tech companies best in the UK 

31 Oct

Playmob and Whisk receive national recognition in awards which celebrate individuals who have used technology in a creative or entrepreneurial way...


The Queen officially opens Jaguar Land Rover’s new £500m Engine Manufacturing Centre 

31 Oct

JAGUAR Land Rover has officially commemorated the opening of its new £500m engine manufacturing plant near Wolverhampton at a ceremony by HM The Queen.


Selly Oak set to get another large student block 

31 Oct

Bristol Road target for latest project as developer submits plans for nearly 350 bedrooms opposite University of Birmingham campus...


Special Report: JLR Engine Manufacturing Centre, a “seminal moment” 

30 Oct

THE opening of its new state-of-the-art £500m engine plant near Wolverhampton has been described by Jaguar land Rover as a seminal moment for the business as well it should.


HydraForce begins work on new plant at Advanced Manufacturing Hub 

30 Oct

BIRMINGHAM-based manufacturer HydraForce Hydraulics has begun work on its new factory at the citys Advanced Manufacturing Hub.


Ofcom extends local TV licence deadline 

30 Oct

Ongoing attempts to launch local TV station for Birmingham have been granted an extension by government watchdog...


Rising demand for conveyor modules 

30 Oct

Strong demand over the last twelve months from the warehouse, distribution and post and parcel sectors has led to 45% growth for Conveyor Units , who manufacture conveyor modules in Lye and a five acre site in Stourport-on-Severn.


The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up 

30 Oct

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.


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Business columns »

Wolverhampton demolition specialist goes back to school 

31 Oct

Primary Futures campaign launched to show students the world of work.


Do not believe the rumours – our banks are open for business 

30 Oct

Barclays launched its Accelerator initiative to offer a three-month start-up programme for new businesses.


The MG Rover Phoenix Four must cough up 

30 Oct

The Phoenix Four have finally run out of excuses, and they are about to pocket another million quid each from the wreckage of the car crash that they presided over at MG Rover.


The sorry legacy of MG Rover’s Phoenix Four 

30 Oct

John Towers, Peter Beale, Nick Stephenson and John Edwards became the unacceptable face of capitalism with the closure of MG Rover nearly ten years ago after racking up debts of more than £1 billion.


Greater Birmingham to define story as global competition heats up 

30 Oct

GBSLEP and partners set out to strengthen area’s ‘sell’ in bid for investment and tourism.


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Events »

Wembley Worries 

31 Oct

Richard Lutz watches the big beasts of the NFL at Wembley.


Storytelling Spookathon, 1 Nov 2014 

31 Oct

1 Nov 2014 - Spoken Word at Kings Heath Park (suitable for under 18s) Kings Heath Park after dark is the place to be around Halloween time.


West Midlands Open 2014 Winners Announced 

31 Oct

Grace Williams has been named this year's winner of West Midlands Open for her beautiful slide projection Escamotage.


WATCH: Twisted Attractions horror maze – a Halloween thriller that will leave your nerves in tatters 

30 Oct

Our reporter experiences the chilling House Of Insomnia and Ward 78 in an abandoned Birmingham warehouse...


GoGo Penguin to play the Hare & Hounds 

30 Oct

We’re delighted to announce that Leftfoot will be bringing 2014 Mercury-nominated GoGo Penguin to the Hare Hounds on Friday 13th March.


The Qemists 

30 Oct

The Qemists - O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 13, Mar 15...


Katherine Jenkins 

30 Oct

Katherine Jenkins returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off her new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.


Katherine Jenkins 

30 Oct

Katherine Jenkins returns to Symphony Hall to perform tracks off her new album plus favourites featured throughout her extraordinary career.


Michael Ball 

30 Oct

Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star and double Olivier Award winner, comes to Symphony Hall as part of his If Everyone Was Listening tour £45 Suffix: If Everyone Was Listening Tour TH SH wheelchair spaces available Ticket ...


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Music blogs »

Interview – Peace 

31 Oct

Originally from Worcester, but now considered an important part of the Birmingham music scene, Peace describe what they do as “dark melodic indie techno” but this fails to hint at their natural ability for great pop hooks which have seen ...


Table Scraps do the Munster mash… 

31 Oct

In the true spirit of Halloween Brum's Table Scraps have treated us all by recording a ruddy ace lo fi garage rock version of The Munsters theme tune that's only available via Soundcloud until Sunday! It's spook-tacularly good...


Redbrick Music Gets Spooky 

31 Oct

Redbrick's music writers give their suggestions for your spooky Halloween playlist...


Album Review: Zola Jesus – Taiga 

31 Oct

Matthew Freddura on the accent of Zola Jesus...


Album Review: Johnny Marr – Easy Money 

31 Oct

Rachael Clear listens in as the guitarist takes centre stage...


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999 »

YES Forum launch 

31 Oct

Birmingham’s young people are making their voices heard and helping to make their communities safer, thanks to a new forum set up by blue light service providers in the City.


Image released after theft from on-train shop – Do you know him? 

30 Oct

British Transport Police officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the theft of items from the shop on board a Virgin Trains service travelling between London Euston and Birmingham New Street on Monday, 11 August...


Image released after theft from on-train shop – Do you know him? 

30 Oct

British Transport Police officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the theft of items from the shop on board a Virgin Trains service travelling between London Euston and Birmingham New Street on Monday, 11 August...


Appeal for information and witnesses after indecent act on train – Birmingham 

30 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image and are appealing for help after indecent behaviour on a London-Preston train as it travelled through Birmingham.


Appeal for information and witnesses after indecent act on train – Birmingham 

30 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image and are appealing for help after indecent behaviour on a London-Preston train as it travelled through Birmingham.


Officer suffers ‘lucky escape’ after drink driver crash 

29 Oct

Officer suffers 'lucky escape' after drink driver crash CCTV of the crash showing a drink driver smashing into a marked police van, on the A34 near the Six Ways Island in Aston just before midnight on 26 April.


CCTV appeal: stabbing in Nechells, Birmingham 

29 Oct

CCTV appeal: stabbing in Nechells, Birmingham Birmingham detectives have released CCTV footage of a man in a red cap wanted for questioning after another man was stabbed eight times outside Medway Tower block on Cromwell Street in ...


Learning From History 

28 Oct

Here are two ways of saying exactly the same thing — “Most people who are violent need a policeman, not a doctor!” “Some people who are violent need a doctor, not a policeman!” I raise this because the first quote...


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LocalGov »

Broken cover to electric manhole, 31st October 

31 Oct

The concrete on this manhole is broken and there is a danger of someone falling on the pieces or possibly falling into the hole Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Selwyn Road, Edgbaston Report...


Dumped rubbish, 31st October 

31 Oct

Someone has dumped cardboard and other rubbish on the pavement near bottom of Southfield Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 50 Southfield Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...


Housing allocation policy 

31 Oct

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by James on 31 October 2014 .


Remember, remember, the fifth of November at Pype Hayes Park 

31 Oct

This year’s free fireworks spectacular at Pype Hayes Park will have a First World War theme.


Media Watch – Oct 31 

31 Oct

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘Real Birmingham’ family immortalised in statue (Birmingham Mail, BBC online, Financial Times, Daily Mail) A statue by Turner-prize winning artist Gillian Wearing is unveiled in front of the Library of ...


Pothole, 31st October 

31 Oct

Opposite no 36 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 52 Park Hill Road, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet...


Cars blocking footpath, 30th October 

30 Oct

Cars blocking footpath by parking half on path.


Fly tipping, 30th October 

30 Oct

Residents from 16 fontley close at 6.40am 30th October dragged a double mattress to the bottom of the close where it meets broad stone road and dumped the mattress against a lamppost I do not know if they have arranged for collection but I...


A Real Birmingham Family 

30 Oct

A Real Birmingham Family is Ikon’s four-year project with Birmingham-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing: a quest to find a ‘real’ Birmingham family and immortalise it in bronze.


Gritters ready for winter – are you? 

30 Oct

Gritter drivers in Birmingham are ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season as Amey, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has launched the city’s winter maintenance service.


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Social media »

Tips on how to appeal to user emotion with your design 

31 Oct

Web designers have always focused on logical design factors, such as choosing layouts and fonts, meeting web standards and organising navigation to be user-friendly.


how much are your digital efforts worth? 

31 Oct

The more you can measure the impact of your communications, the more your communications can do.


Hyperlocal news websites – some 2014 stats 

30 Oct

For the third year running I’m updating my analysis of the hyperlocal news websites that are listed on the Openly Local website .


vote, vote, vote for paul 

29 Oct

The PRCA elections are upon us and one public sector communicator is asking for your support.


3 Reasons Why HTML 5 and Responsive Web Design are Important for Business Websites 

28 Oct

Besides good looks, relevance is important when you’re dealing with website design.


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