Birmingham news and blogs Wednesday 21 February 2018
Advanced

Birmingham News »

Sutton Coldfield man killed mother and left body ‘for weeks’ 

21 Feb

Police say Beryl Hammond told neighbours she was "scared" of son Darren, jailed for her killing.


TV chef Gino D’Acampo due to open latest in chain of ‘My Restaurants’ on Temple Row. 

21 Feb

Gino D’Acampo, resident ‘This Morning’ chef and cheeky ‘Celebrity Juice’ regular will be opening the latest in his chain of ‘My Restaurants’ along the centre’s Temple Row.


Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions 

21 Feb

England’s Metro Mayors met in the city on Tuesday (20/02) to call on the Government for further investment and devolution for their city-regions.


Fall in love with the city thanks to Notebook Birmingham’s luxurious packages. 

20 Feb

Notebook Birmingham has officially launched, promising visitors and natives alike wonderful packages encouraging them to make the most out of our city.


Birmingham City Ladies ‘keeper back after cancer operation 

20 Feb

Birmingham City Ladies goalkeeper is back in action three months after cancer operation.


Jewellery Quarter hangout 40 St Pauls wins ‘Bar of the Year’ at Icons of Gin Awards. 

20 Feb

Cheers to that! This accolade is yet another for the guys at 40 St Pauls, having already scooped up the ‘Best Gin List 2017’ at the Imbibe Menu Awards.


Highways England to carry out essential repair work to the M6 northbound carriageway. 

20 Feb

Highways England need to carry out essential repair work to the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 8 to keep it in a safe condition.


Take a break and enjoy Cannon Hill’s fantastic ‘Fun Park’ with all the family. 

20 Feb

Did you know? Birmingham has more parks than any other equivalent sized city in Europe.


Digbeth Dining favourite Baked in Brick announce restaurant at the Custard Factory. 

19 Feb

Baked in Brick, who are currently enjoying a residency at this month’s Digbeth Dining Club have announced that they will be opening a pizzeria a stone’s throw away from their regular hide-out, at the Custard Factory, very, very soon! The team, ...


Aston Villa v Preston North End 

19 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Aston Villa and Preston North End.


Brentford v Birmingham City 

19 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Brentford and Birmingham City.


The Brit Awards take place this Wednesday and here is what to expect. 

19 Feb

This Wednesday (21/02) will see the stars descend upon London’s O2 Arena for what is usually the most raucous night of the music calendar.


Former University of Birmingham academic sentenced to 32 years imprisonment for depraved sexual and physical acts.  

19 Feb

A former University of Birmingham academic, who dubbed himself ‘evilmind’ and ‘666devil’ has today (19/02) been sentenced to 32 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to 137 charges including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, ...


Matthew Falder: How global taskforce caught Birmingham paedophile 

19 Feb

Dr Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending him horrific material which he put on the dark web.


Seven steps towards a more anti-oppressive social work approach to care proceedings 

19 Feb

by Simon Haworth Following on from my previous article on social work and social harm, I wish to reflect upon potential ways forward for practice within the court arena to become more strengths-based, anti-oppressive and family focussed.


Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City reach quarter-finals with extra-time win 

18 Feb

Holders Manchester City need extra time to beat Birmingham City and reach the Women's FA Cup quarter-finals.


More Birmingham News


Comment »

BTUC Conference: WM Economy needs a strategy for inclusive growth’ 

21 Feb

The West Midlands Economy: Why We Need a Strategy for Inclusive Growth’ , BTUC Conference 10 March 1.30-4.30, Unite offices, Birmingham See website for slightly clearer print.


Regulatory Divergence 

21 Feb

Since the EU referendum, it’s interesting that there still seems to be some reluctance to articulate what the benefits of leaving the EU are.


Further investment and devolution call at mayoral summit 

21 Feb

Metro Mayors in joint call for government to review housing funding allocation to city-regions.


Mayor Andy Street and Bishop David Urquhart could begin to address homelessness 

18 Feb

Some time ago West Midlands metro mayor Andy Street travelled to Finland – thought to be the only country in Europe where homelessness is falling.


Are you a Northerner or Southerner? 

18 Feb

Food Editor Caitlin Dickinson examines the North-South divide, and how Northern stereotypes have affected her time at a Southern-dominated university The post Are you a Northerner or Southerner? appeared first on Redbrick .


Female Crisps? It’s a Dorit-no From Us! 

18 Feb

Comment Writers Jadzia Samuel and Helena Shaw discuss the uproar following the news that Doritos are releasing a new 'female friendly' crisp The post Female Crisps? It’s a Dorit-no From Us! appeared first on Redbrick .


Why are we letting rough sleepers die in the streets? 

17 Feb

The nation was shocked when a rough sleeper died near an entrance to Parliament.


Stormi in a Teacup 

17 Feb

Comment Writer Helena Shaw discusses why she believes Kylie Jenner's pregnancy was an elaborate business plan.


Valentine’s Day: A Straight-Up Misrepresentation 

17 Feb

Comment Writer Rhi Storer criticises Valentine's Day's narrow representation of sexuality and gender The post Valentine’s Day: A Straight-Up Misrepresentation appeared first on Redbrick .


Wylde Green meeting on March 8th: the possible implications of Brexit on trade 

16 Feb

7pm at Wylde Green United Reformed Church, Britwell Road, B73 5SW Global Justice Now formerly known as the World Development Movement (WDM), Click on the image to enlarge  The decision to leave the European Union is the biggest political choice the ...


Spotlight On: LGBTQ+ Students 

16 Feb

With February being LGBT History Month, we spoke to students in UoB's LGBTQ+ Society to hear and share their stories The post Spotlight On: LGBTQ+ Students appeared first on Redbrick .


De-Nile of Democracy in Egypt 

16 Feb

Comment Writer Tom Moran questions why Egypt has yet to see meaningful change, 7 years on from the removal of President Mubarak The post De-Nile of Democracy in Egypt appeared first on Redbrick .


Destroying Oxfam is not in public interest 

15 Feb

My twitter profile identifies me, inter alia, as a disheartened centrist and internationalist.


Birmingham MP delighted by asylum seekers project 

15 Feb

Pioneering project supports young asylum seekers and refugees.


More Comment


City-centre news »

Fr Martin Newell cp in court Feb 28th for a fine from DSEi Arms Fair protest 2009 

19 Feb

Catholic priest Father Martin Newell cp, will be in Birmingham Magistrates Court at 10am on Feb 28 th , for non-payment of a £515 fine resulting from a protest at the DSEi Arms Fair in 2009.


Birmingham Churches Together 

19 Feb

A short survey has been launched by Birmingham Churches Together, and as many people as possible in the Birmingham and Solihull areas are being encouraged to take part.


Servers Commitment and Dedication is Celebrated 

19 Feb

It was a sight to behold at St Chad’s Cathedral today (Sat 17 Feb) as hundreds of altar servers from across the Diocese gathered to take part in this year’s Guild of St Stephen Annual Mass.


Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 20 February 

19 Feb

On Tuesday 20 February members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


Turntables: back in fashion 

16 Feb

Here’s how to be part of the vinyl revival...


Local Church Wins Award for Living Simply 

16 Feb

The Live Simply award has been given to parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby, in recognition of the efforts of individuals and the parish as a whole to live simply, to live sustainably with creation and to live in solidarity ...


What Kind of Person do You Want to be? 

16 Feb

Bishop David spent a morning with all the staff and Governors at Our Lady and St Kenelm Catholic Primary School in Halesowen, reflecting on their RE teachings and Catholic Life in school, using the Catholic Pupil Profile as a guide.


New from Thomas Sabo 

16 Feb

Thomas Sabo unveils their new Generation Charm Club collection...


A Rosary Club at Work 

15 Feb

St Dominic’s Primary School at Stone, in the parish of The Immaculate Conception and St Dominic, boasts a Rosary Club.


Rola Wala Comes to Selfridges! 

15 Feb

Rola Wala proves it’s hot stuff, serving up the spiciest chilli chutney in Birmingham at Selfridges...


A Free Public Meeting About HS2 and Homelessness 

15 Feb

On Saturday 24 February, key people will give expert insights into these important subjects in Birmingham.


We Welcome Lent 

14 Feb

Copy and pics by Faye Fawcett Hundreds of people have gathered at St Chad’s Cathedral this lunchtime to mark the start of Lent.


More City-centre news


Aston Villa »

A Strange Game, Which Aston Villa Players Were Hiding? 

21 Feb

A Strange Game, Which Aston Villa Players Were Hiding? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:21/02/2018 09:49:00 Match ratings for Aston Villa 1-1 PNE.


Thanks, mate 

20 Feb

Dave Woodhall watches Villa’s 1-1 draw with Preston North End.


Automatic Struggles?? – Aston Villa v Preston (20/2/18) 

20 Feb

Automatic Struggles?? - Aston Villa v Preston (20/2/18) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:20/02/2018 22:48:00 Following today's clash between Aston Villa and Preston North End, here are the instant reactions from both managers.


Stats: Aston Villa v Preston North End 

20 Feb

Stats: Aston Villa v Preston North End Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:20/02/2018 21:40:00 All the stats from Aston Villa (1) vs (1) Preston North End, Villa Park, 20/2/18 Att: 30,894...


Aston Villa v Preston – Team Sheets (20/2/18) 

20 Feb

Aston Villa v Preston - Team Sheets (20/2/18) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:20/02/2018 19:08:00 Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Preston North End the visitors today, this is a 7.45pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.


U23s – Aston Villa 6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 

20 Feb

U23s - Aston Villa 6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:20/02/2018 07:37:00 This'll upset those with an obsession - the future is definitely claret and blue.


Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Preston North End 

20 Feb

It’s Tuesday already, and one hopes we’ve dusted ourselves off and are ready to go again tonight following Saturday’s loss to Fulham.


More Aston Villa


Birmingham City FC »

Stockdale apologises to Blues fans 

21 Feb

Birmingham goalkeeper David Stockdale has apologised for his performance in the 5-0 defeat at Brentford on Tuesday.


Woeful Blues stung by the Bees 

21 Feb

Woeful Blues stung by the Bees Vitalfootball:Birmingham:21/02/2018 10:30:00 Rob Wildey reacts to the 5-0 drubbing at Brentford yesterday evening...


A Villan’s Delight? – Brentford v Birmingham (20/2/18) 

20 Feb

A Villan's Delight? - Brentford v Birmingham (20/2/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/02/2018 22:48:00 Following today's clash between Brentford and Birmingham City, here are the instant reactions from both managers.


Stats: Brentford v Birmingham City 

20 Feb

Stats: Brentford v Birmingham City Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/02/2018 21:41:00 All the stats from Brentford (5) vs (0) Birmingham City, Griffin Park, 20/2/18 Att: 9,511...


Brentford hammer sorry Blues 

20 Feb

Brentford did the double over Birmingham with a 5-0 thrashing to cement their play-off hopes and edge Blues nearer the Championship drop zone.


Brentford v Birmingham – Team Sheets (20/2/18) 

20 Feb

Brentford v Birmingham - Team Sheets (20/2/18) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/02/2018 18:54:00 Brentford are at Griffin Park with Birmingham City the visitors today, this is a 7.45pm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.


The Bees could buzz off into the Premier League 

20 Feb

The Bees could buzz off into the Premier League Vitalfootball:Birmingham:20/02/2018 14:58:00 Rob Wildey looks ahead to tonight's encounter at Griffin Park...


More Birmingham City FC


Sport »

Top 5 things to do in Birmingham this weekend including X Factor Live 2018 

21 Feb

Not far away in Solihull and Walsall, there are also special family friendly activities going on this weekend...


Police charge victims of car crime hundreds of pounds to give back their stolen vehicle 

21 Feb

Prime Minister Theresa May to investigate after Birmingham MP condemns 'outrageous' charges...


‘Zero atmosphere again at Villa Park’ – Aston Villa and Preston fans rate the B6 experience 

21 Feb

Villa played out a 1-1 draw with Preston North End at Villa Park...


Here’s how Birmingham City’s former Brentford men endured a nightmare return to Griffin Park 

21 Feb

Jota, Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin all swapped Brentford for BCFC in the summer...


When do Aston Villa’s parachute payments run out? All you need to know 

21 Feb

Villa will count the cost after losing out on a significant slice of the bumper new broadcasting deal - unless they can get back in the top flight...


Aston Villa: The one that got away as Tottenham chase Serie A star 

21 Feb

Roberto Di Matteo was interested in signing this man back in 2016...


The eye-watering amounts Aston Villa have blown on transfer flops and sacking managers 

21 Feb

The price paid for signings which didn't work out and sacking managers is quite a thing...


Plans to deliver 34 new homes in Kingstanding ‘woefully short’ 

21 Feb

Plans to bulldoze and redevelop the former Pudding and Pint pub into 34 homes have hit a snag...


More Sport









Edgbaston Hodge Hill Ladywood Northfield Perry Barr Selly Oak Sutton Coldfield Yardley Erdington Image Map

Birmingham on flickr

  • Orange bike rack – Digbeth

     on flickr 11 Feb 18
    New orange bike rack installed on the pavement near the top of Digbeth, close to the Bullring and Selfridges.

    Opposite the Beorma Quarter, it’s close to the Bull Ring Tavern.

    This view seen from the



South Staffordshire Lichfield Cannock Tamworth Birmingham Solihull Coventry Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Walsall Image Map

Submit your blog or suggest another local website for inclusion in TheBrummie

Blog name:*
Blog url:*
Subject/area:*
Are you the blog owner? Yes No
Your name:*
Your email:*
Additional information:

Fields marked * are required

Yourweather Birmingham






Facebook Birmingham



    Business »

    Former rugby pro to open new café in Birmingham 

    19 Feb

    Venue in Bull Street will be Sam Smith's second caf after launching his new venture in Worcester in 2016...


    Works starts on new HMRC building in Birmingham 

    19 Feb

    More than 3,600 tax and pensions workers will be relocated to new city centre home in 2020...


    This 17th century Solihull farmhouse is to be transformed into a pub and restaurant 

    19 Feb

    Company behind Birmingham bar The Physician is hoping to renovate listed farmyard complex...


    Barclays hosts event for corporate and wealth clients 

    19 Feb

    Barclays held an event for its corporate and wealth clients and the Birmingham professional community...


    Post-Brexit, with an ageing workforce and a shortage of graduates with science, engineering or mathematics qualifications, effective training is needed for younger and older workers 

    18 Feb

    In April 2017 an apprenticeship levy was introduced.


    Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

    16 Feb

    Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...


    Rail college and conservatoire make RICS 2018 shortlist 

    16 Feb

    Host of development and regeneration projects across Birmingham feature in shortlist for prestigious regional awards...


    West Midlands Mayor guest speaker was at grant-giving charity’s dinner 

    16 Feb

    Heart of England Community Foundation trustee Sir Dominic Cadbury welcomed key figures from across the area to a dinner at Muirhead Tower, within the University of Birmingham campus.


    More Business


    Business columns »

    Business carries on in Kings Heath 

    20 Feb

    Kings Heath votes for further five year Business Improvement District Kings Heath businesses have voted ‘Yes’ to a third term as a Business Improvement District with a larger majority in favour compared to previous ballots.


    Recognition for Birmingham company’s top supplier 

    19 Feb

    Recognition for providing “consistently outstanding” service.


    Comment: Message to GKN shareholders – stick with it 

    16 Feb

    Shareholders now have a choice between what Melrose and current GKN Management are offering, says Professor David Bailey...


    Overbury environmental and sustainability manager defines the new age of office ratings 

    15 Feb

    Zo French, environmental and sustainability manager at Overbury - the UK's leading office fit out and refurbishment specialist - explores two new wellbeing accreditations for office environments that will have a significant effect...


    Global retail giant to create European hub in Birmingham 

    15 Feb

    Y International invests £15 million in city’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub, creating 80 new jobs.


    More Business columns


    Events »

    Birmingham Book Club, 22 Feb 2018 

    20 Feb

    22 Feb 2018 - Spoken Word at Waterstone's, High Street This month we will be discussing The Truth And Lies Of Ella Black by Emily Barr.


    New Show: Kevin Rowland (Dexys Midnight Runners) 

    19 Feb

    We’re delighted to announce that we will be teaming up with Cheeky Monkey to welcome Kevin Rowland’s DJ Show (Dexy Midnight Runners)  to Hare Hounds on Friday 6th April! Leader of the iconic Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin Rowland’s musical ...


    Dream Catcher Workshop , 21 Feb 2018 

    19 Feb

    21 Feb 2018 - Workshop at Creative Coffee Hub (suitable for under 18s) Aimed at children aged 5 - 10, this fun half term workshop will teach kids how to make their very own dream catchers! Create colourful and quirky designs to brighten up bedrooms ...


    New Show: Charles Watson (Slow Club / The Surfing Magazines) 

    19 Feb

    We’re delighted to announce that Birmingham Promoters will be welcoming Charles Watson to Hare Hounds on Wednesday 30th May 2018.


    GMTG presents: Made in Dagenham, 20 Feb 2018 – 24 Feb 2018 

    19 Feb

    20 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018 - Theatre at University of Birmingham (suitable for under 18s) Inspired by a true story and based on the hit movie, Made in Dagenham is an uplifting British musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of ...


    Nostalgia Night, 21 Feb 2018 

    18 Feb

    21 Feb 2018 - Rock Pop at The Indie Lounge...


    SwingTrain Stirchley Baths, 19 Feb 2018 

    18 Feb

    19 Feb 2018 - Workshop at Stirchley Baths As the 'Zumba' of Swing, SwingTrain brings the community feel of swing dancing to exercise.


    Monsoon Children Birthday 

    18 Feb

    Celebrate Monsoon Children’s 1st Birthday in Debenhams Bullring...


    La Creation, 22 Feb 2018 

    16 Feb

    22 Feb 2018 - Club at Mooch Bar...


    More Events


    Music blogs »

    Kate Bush – Moments of Pleasure 

    20 Feb

    This might not be one of Bush's best known tracks but it's arguably one of her best.


    HALO’s “Here I Am” European Tour Comes To London’s 229 The Venue 

    18 Feb

    Dino, Inhaeng, Ooon, Jaeyong, Heecheon and Yoondong from the South Korean group HALO to play London's 229 The Venue on 11th March as one of eight European dates.


    Single Review: Eliza – Livid 

    18 Feb

    Music Critic Natasha Burden reviews a sultry new track from the artist formerly known as Eliza Doolittle The post Single Review: Eliza – Livid appeared first on Redbrick .


    Live Review: Lady Gaga 

    18 Feb

    After a long, patient wait for Lady Gaga's rescheduled shows, Life&Style Editor Tara Kergon is lucky enough to see one of just two shows before the Joanne tour is called off again The post Live Review: Lady Gaga appeared first on Redbrick .


    Greatest Hits: Bodalia 

    18 Feb

    Kishan Bodalia, A.


    More Music blogs


    999 »

    Twenty Years and Counting 

    19 Feb

    I recently passed a professional and personal milestone, having joined the police service twenty years ago and I hope to receive an email soon outlining I’ve qualified for a Long Service, Good Conduct medal.


    Liable To Be Detained 

    8 Feb

    An AMHP and two doctors, one of whom is s12 approved, attend a patient’s home following concerns about their mental health deteriorating.


    Efficiency – The digital revolution 

    4 Feb

    We still have to maximise the amount of policing we can offer on a reducing financial base.


    Helping Those in Need 

    2 Feb

    We can be a highly effective force at preventing crime and protecting the public but we will fail if we are not seen as providing good caring service or being fair to those we protect.


    Protecting the Public – Building on success, becoming games ready 

    1 Feb

    Protecting the public ranges from terrorism and organised crime to the approaches we take to managing everyday calls.


    Preventing Crime – short term threats, long term solutions and getting the public involved 

    31 Jan

    Preventing crime was at the start of my vision statement.


    Two Years In 

    29 Jan

    At the end of January 2016 I set out my vision for West Midlands Police “Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need”.


    Keep Your Eye on the Ball 

    27 Jan

    You’ll remember I’ve been banging on for a number of years now about the problem of people being in police custody for many hours or even for many days, waiting for Mental Health Act assessment, or more usually waiting for a mental...


    More 999


    West Midlands Police - wanted


    LocalGov »

    Flytipping, 21st February 

    21 Feb

    Area covered in rubbish and broken glass.


    Broken brick wall & railings, 21st February 

    21 Feb

    Looks like a car has reversed, driven into wall, outside No142.


    Traffic Regulation Order on Irving Street, Birmingham 

    21 Feb

    Response by Birmingham City Council to Georgina Whiteside on 21 February 2018 .


    Dumped rubbish..(fridges), 21st February 

    21 Feb

    Dumped Fridges...


    Bad parking, 21st February 

    21 Feb

    Unfortunately there are no yellow or red lines thats why it is the same problem every night irresponsible parking stopping me from getting to work in my car Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 7...


    Dumped rubbish, 21st February 

    21 Feb

    As per usual Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet...


    Abandoned vehicle, 21st February 

    21 Feb

    No registration or vin.


    Uncollected road signs and barriers, 20th February 

    20 Feb

    Gas street off broad street city centre,there's uncollected road cones signs and barriers uncollected from work completed last week,can these please be removed please Report on FixMyStreet...


    The roots of a tree outside no. 30 Bibury Road, Hall Green, are causing damage to the tarmac, making the surface hazardous for pedestrians, 20th February 

    20 Feb

    The tarmac footpath outside 30 Bibury Road is being damaged by tree roots lifting it, and the damage also extends to the front drive of no.


    There is a large hole in the footpath by the bus stop opposite 157 Cateswell Road, B11, 20th February 

    20 Feb

    There is a large hole in the footpath by the bus stop opposite 157 Cateswell Road, B11 - see photos taken around 16.03 on 20 February 2018.


    More LocalGov


    Social media »

    talking heads: the comms career advice i would give to my younger self 

    19 Feb

    In this latest Talking Heads thought piece I asked some of the country’s top communicators for the career advice they would give to their younger selves.


    5 big dollops of social media learning 

    18 Feb

    The benefits of getting out of the office for a day to listen to, and learn from, colleagues has always been loaded with benefits.


    why the advertising industry is a little like the public sector 

    18 Feb

    The advertising industry is a little like the public sector? Yes.


    new talking comms podcast: the third episode’s a charm 

    15 Feb

    When you’ve scrolled and squinted and scrolled and squinted until your fingers and eyes can scroll and squint no more there’s a new way to get your comms fixes – the excellent Talking Comms Podcast.


    COMBAT ROCK: How to make a rebuttal: West Midlands Police v The Sun 

    14 Feb

    Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest rebuttal to an inaccurate story by a public sector body.


    More Social media



    Property Search Nestoria - UK property search engine
    e.g. B15 or Edgbaston