A man and a woman are found dead in a suspected murder-suicide at an address in Birmingham.
A watchdog says an investigation has begun as firms in part of Birmingham say they are fed up with a stench they claim has emanated from an abattoir.
Pupils with autism and learning difficulties from Hazel Oak School in Shirley stitched the bags for those caught up in the Syrian refugee crisis...
Soul man Keith Sweat is back on the road to celebrate more than two decades in the soul business.
Neil Barnes’ spine-tingling dance band Leftfield will return to live action with a headline gig at Birmingham’s Institute tonight.
It’s been an incredible year for Blackpool singer/songwriter Rae Morris.
A murder investigation is opened after a man died in what say was a targeted attack in Birmingham.
Americana star Frazey Ford – best known for her work with The Be Good Tanyas – will headline Birmingham’s Glee Club on Sunday.
Selly Oak politician says he wants to see a change in the law which will stop builders and landlords flouting planning regulations...
A man appears in court accused of raping and assaulting a member of staff at a Birmingham hospital.
Residents of Birmingham suburb back plan to give people a greater say in development and transport...
A West Bromwich man has appeared in court accused of raping a female staff member while she was on duty at Birmingham’s City Hospital.
Birmingham Airport says it can bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds to the West Midlands in the next few years thanks to HS2 and the growth of long-haul flights.
Birmingham City Council chief Mark Rogers calls on the Government to stop treating local authority officials like children...
Pictures show latest stage of regeneration work on campus next to Aston University which will be aimed at helping SMEs engage with Birmingham's universities...
Three teenagers arrested in connection with a stabbing on a bus in Washwood Heath.
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Sorry Labour group unable to reach consensus over leadership woes...
Another day, another Jeremy Corbyn outrage manufactured by the press.
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You can't get money out of the Treasury - unless it's for the Northern Powerhouse.
Any day soon, probably next week, Local Government Secretary Greg Clark will receive a letter which may determine whether Birmingham city council has a future as an independent body.
Only a complete idiot would take advice from an addled George Osborne so instead of fixing the roof when the sun was shining, we arranged for the roofer to call on the day the October monsoon emptied itself all over the house...
Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place with Birmingham City Council, explains how new legislation gives consumers more protection and what this means for shoppers.
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Cllr Brigid Jones, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Birmingham City Council, blogs on a recent spell she spent shadowing a social worker, the first of what will be a series of such visits… Last week I did the probably ...
Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, Cllr Penny Holbrook, said: “This remarkable and inspirational story is a great tribute to Birmingham Adult Education Service and underlines how education and training really can transform...
All who prioritise the common good welcome the wind of change.
A protest against the cuts to the Library of Birmingham is taking place outside the library.
Live Blog Metric+ALL TVVINS at The Library/The Institute window.
Birmingham’s Comedy Festival saw several of the City’s top performers take the stage across two free venues last Sunday.
Teamworks Karting hosted a media event on Wednesday night to unveil their new Lithium powered Karts.
Alternative rock band The Bohicas played a rapturous performance at The Temple, in Digbeth’s Institute.
When: until Saturday 31st October 2015 Where: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Digbeth, B4 7XG To celebrate Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the UK’s pioneering Race Relations Act, four artists including photographer Vanley Burke, ...
A group of international designers and graduates from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery are set to return to the city later this month for a special exhibition.
Birmingham Literature Festival returns for its 17 th year this week, with Pulitzer Prize-winner and former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove headlining.
The Church of St John the Baptist celebrated the 170th Anniversary of the laying of the first stone at Great Haywood by holding an open day.
Children from a South Staffordshire Catholic primary school are celebrating after graduating from the Staffordshire Police Junior Cadet scheme.
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Something For The Weekend (505) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:09/10/2015 16:04:00 Stoking the fires of doubt..
Last season Tim Sherwood came in, made a few changes to the team and we managed to alter our fortunes just enough to stay up.
I’ve had a long, hard think concerning Sherwood, his transfers, the matches we have played and his tactics.
A number of storylines are taking shape for Aston Villa in this campaign, and sadly, none of them are unfamiliar.
Two Fixtures Moved For Sky Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:08/10/2015 16:20:00 Two of Aston Villa's games in the month of December have been switched following selection by Sky Sports.
Siegrist Heads To Solihull Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:08/10/2015 16:18:00 Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist has headed to National League North side Solihull Moors for the next month.
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Blues writer Brian Dick discusses the significant issues raised by our exclusive interview with club director Panos Pavlakis.
Ahead of a crucial clash with Mexico the Blues centre half credits club's medical staff for helping him return to fitness, form and the USA squad.
Match tickets and trials at Blues academy up for grabs in talent ID process.
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Winger plays 90 minutes as the Leopards win 2-0 in friendly.
Blues striker's remarkable appearance record makes him almost indispensable.
Sign Him Up Vitalfootball:Birmingham:09/10/2015 09:14:00 Rob Wildey says Gary Rowett deserves a new deal.
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Sutton produced a sloppy display in their opening fixture and did well to hang on to a narrow win against a competitive Bromsgrove outfit.
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Tooth's men head north to face the league leaders.
A clean sheet and three second half goals send Roms Academy into the next round of the cup.
The Royals excellent recent form continued with a fine victory against Mickleover.
Romulus exit FA Trophy, but, turn their attentions back onto Gresley in the league this Saturday...
Sam Harrison gives his thoughts on the shortfalls on England at the Rugby World Cup and their calamitous performance on Saturday night against Australia The post Why England crashed out: the autopsy of a failed campaign appeared first on Redbrick...
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The BBCs former economics editor is to become ITVs political editor and present his own political interview programme...
Pictures show latest stage of regeneration work on campus next to Aston University which will be aimed at helping SMEs engage with Birmingham's universities...
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City entrepreneur Mahtab Khan develops app which is aiming to help those who witness or suffer hate crime to report it to police simply and quickly...
A NEW purpose-built centre is to be installed at the Innovation Birmingham Campus to act as a one-stop-centre for companies and organisations looking to liaise with Birminghams five universitie...
BIRMINGHAM Airport is capable of delivering millions of pounds worth of economic benefits to the West Midlands, research published today shows.
PRPEPARATORY work has started on a £25m residential redevelopment in the heart of Birmingham.
A BIRMINGHAM-based engineering business which specialises in the design and production of technical ceramics has increased its product range and created new jobs.
Thousands more jobs and millions of pounds in growth possible according to new report.
Homicide case worker in line for honour.
Initiative aims to assist 10,000 businesses and create 500 new local jobs.
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150,000 people watched, participated and enjoyed Birmingham Weekender events and activities across Birmingham...
Street food innovators Digbeth Dining Club return to Kings Heath to join forces with the Hare Hounds for another special York Road street closure on Sunday 18th October.
Richard Lutz takes in three pieces by the Birmingham Royal Ballet A trio of productions at the Birmingham Hippodrome, home of the BRB.
What’s in a name? If the name is Michael Monroe , the answer is A WHOLE LOT.
Leftfield today announce that they will be taking their “ monumental ” (The Times) live show on the road for their first full UK tour in years with 10 dates this October.
We’re pleased to announce that This Is Tmrw will be bring Girl Band to the HH on 22nd February for the bands first Birmingham headline show.
A global superstar who topped the UK and US Gilbert O’Sullivan is an artist who has never rested on his laurels £27.50 - £29.50 TH SH wheelchair spaces available Ticket Information: £27.50 - £29.50 plus transaction fee* pA global superstar who ...
In this brand new show, Russell Kane unleashes another blisteringly-funny, award-winning stand-up performance about growing up, growing down, and why farts will always be funny.
- Rugby World Cup at Walkabout Birmingham, 18 Sep 2015 – 31 Oct 2015
- Black Roses, 2 Oct 2015 – 10 Oct 2015
- Metamorphosis, 3 Oct 2015 – 10 Oct 2015
- Horse of the Year Show, 7 Oct 2015 – 11 Oct 2015
- Oliver!, 7 Oct 2015 – 10 Oct 2015
- Grand Designs Live, 8 Oct 2015 – 11 Oct 2015
- BRB: Variations: Triple Bill, 8 Oct 2015 – 10 Oct 2015
- Over 50s Event, 9 Oct 2015
- Live Music @ Lunchtime, 9 Oct 2015
- Discovering Danzi, 9 Oct 2015
- The Midland Chamber Players, 9 Oct 2015
- First Cut Stained Glass Taster Class, 9 Oct 2015
- Rough Diamonds, 9 Oct 2015
- Piano Masterclass and Recital with Martin Roscoe, 9 Oct 2015
- Mister Maker Live, 9 Oct 2015 – 10 Oct 2015
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I am one half of Wonderful Exile – a music duo from Glasgow who have been travelling around Europe for the past year, sustaining ourselves entirely through busking.
The room is filling up now, the Starsailor fans of the Midlands are arriving at Wulfrun Hall.
PICK OF THE WEEK Making It: Sculpture In Britain: 1977-1986 Warwick Arts Centre, from Thursday October 8 For the first time, a comprehensive roundup of this pivotal era, which saw sculpture imbued with a new lease of life thanks to the influence of ...
The Vryll Society + Semantics + Institutes at The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK – 7th October 2015Gig Junkies 7 Oct
Liverpool's band of the moment, The Vryll Society , performed at the Sunflower Lounge on Wednesday, accompanied by local bands Semantics and Institutes for an energetic and intimate gig, with a variety of genres and great sound.
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Another BLOG to reinforce points that have been made by the police for some years now: we have no legal powers whatsoever in private premises under the Mental Health Act and we cannot force entry to someone’s private premises in...
A couple from Birmingham have been convicted of fraud after conning more than 50 online shoppers out of £1,000’s by setting up bogus web companies.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with serious injuries in Birmingham last night (Thursday 8 October).
Three teenagers have been arrested following an appeal for information after a man was stabbed on a Birmingham bus.
West Midlands Police officers and staff marked a century of women in policing during a celebratory event and commemorative photo.
A man arrested in Northampton yesterday (Monday 5 October) in connection with Sandwell drug dealing crimes will face magistrates this morning.
Police in Birmingham are searching for a missing man with dementia.
Four people who handed themselves into No Deal detectives have been charged with drug crimes.
Cllr Shafique Shah has today (Friday 9 October) been appointed by the Leader as Cabinet Member for Inclusion and Community Safety.
Manhole trip hazard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 78 Broad Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...
Every week there is a a street full of Big Johns rubbish (Big Johns at the end of the road) People congrigate up Garrison Street on a night time and leave all the rubbish on the street - such an eye sore!! We occasionally see Big John's staff...
A Birmingham man was jailed for five years and six months years for conspiring to ‘clock’ more than 4 million miles off cars, at Birmingham Crown Court today (9 October 2015).
At the junction of Hill Hook Road and Station Approach the Road name sign for Station Approach is totally obscured by foliage and has been for about a month.
Opposite the bungalow in Station Approach is a single on road parking space.
Top Birmingham City Council Stories City council boss Rogers’ plea for level playing field (Birmingham Post) Birmingham City Council’s chief executive has called on central government to stop treating local authority officials ...
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Response by Birmingham City Council to David Childs on 9 October 2015 .
The Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place today, Thursday 8 October 2015.