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Recovery Central opened in Digbeth the other week, hoping to help more than 300 people beat their addiction to alcohol and/or drugs every year.
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Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet) is looking to recruit three new independent governors.
Skinny Prosecco is now available at Selfridges.
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We’re streaming the “Future of Europe” debate tonight on whether to stay or leave the EU LIVE on the Birmingham Eastside Facebook page .
Ozzy duly arrived today, as promised in my earlier post, at the new Metro tram stop in Corporation Street at 11am and was greeted by a crowd of several hundred and loud cheers.
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Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Robert Smith on 28 May 2016 .
Pavement repaired on 26 May.
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Internal review request sent to Birmingham City Council by Peter Danby on 27 May 2016 .