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Birmingham announces 2026 Commonwealth Games bid 

30 Sep

Birmingham is bidding to be the host city of the 2026 Commonwealth Games.


Police cordon off ASDA in Weoley Castle following reports of a stabbing. 

29 Sep

Police cordoned off ASDA car park on Barnes Hill in Weoley Castle, following reports of a stabbing.


John Lewis boss chosen as Conservative mayor candidate 

29 Sep

John Lewis boss Andy Street, who calls himself a "proud Brummie", is chosen as the Conservative candidate to run for West Midlands mayor.


Andy Street, the MD of John Lewis, confirmed as the Conservative candidate for West Midlands Metro Mayor. 

29 Sep

Polling stations across the region will open in May 2017 to elect the first West Midlands Metro Mayor.


Kenichi Phillips: Teen shot for ‘straying on rival drug dealer’s turf’ 

29 Sep

An 18-year-old who was shot in the throat in Birmingham was killed because he strayed onto a rival drug dealer's turf, a court hears.


Roberto di Matteo: Aston Villa will finish in Championship top six, insists manager 

29 Sep

Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo gives his players a confidence boost by predicting they will finish in the top six.


‘Give me a job’ plea to commuters lands graduate an interview 

29 Sep

A job-seeking graduate is hoping to find work by handing out his CV to commuters at Birmingham's New Street station.


Birmingham men deny giving money to terror suspect 

29 Sep

Two men from Birmingham deny giving money to a man suspected of being involved in the Brussels and Paris terrorist attacks.


Lorry driver sadly dies following a multi-vehicle collision the M6. 

29 Sep

A lorry driver has sadly died following a collision involving two HGVs and two cars on the M6 in Warwickshire this morning (29/09).


Social worker and service user bodies unite to oppose controversial government reform 

29 Sep

A group of campaigners have issued a fresh warning over risks to children’s “essential protections” they say are posed by the government’s Children and Social Work Bill .


The Conservative Party Conference in the City Centre could generate a £19M economic boost in the region. 

29 Sep

It has been revealed today (29/09) that this year’s Conservative Party Conference, which will take place at the International Convention Centre in the City Centre between Sunday 2nd and Wednesday 5th October, could generate a £19.3 million ...


Birmingham soul and jazz singer/songwriter Clare Maguire set for hometown gig 

29 Sep

Soul and jazz singer/songwriter Clare Maguire will return to her native Birmingham for a headline gig at the city’s Glee Club.


Jaguar Land Rover would like a ‘tariff-free environment’ post Brexit. 

29 Sep

Solihull-based Jaguar Land Rover has today (29/09) unveiled its latest Discovery model at Paris Motor Show.


Street preacher convicted of a racially-aggravated public order offence. 

28 Sep

A street preacher who hurled abuse at a woman in the city centre, swearing at her for “wearing tight jeans”, has been convicted of a racially-aggravated public order offence.


Motorcyclist sadly dies following a collision at the Jaguar Land Rover factory plant in Solihull 

28 Sep

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the West Midlands Police collision investigation unit, is appealing for witnesses following a fatal traffic collision in Solihull on Monday (26/09).


Retired double decker bus being used as a library at Gilbertstone Primary School in Yardley. 

28 Sep

Gilbertstone Primary School in Yardley now has its very own big red bus, thanks to dozens of enthusiastic volunteers at National Express West Midllands.


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Comment »

Midlands set for £19.3 million boost from Tory conference 

29 Sep

Birmingham welcomes fifth Conservative Party Conference and 13th political event since 2008.


Birmingham Council House event: a People’s Plan for the WMCA 

29 Sep

  The West Midlands Combined Authority: what it is and what it should be   A People’s Plan for the WMCA: 4th October 7pm, Birmingham Council House     The West Midlands Combined Authority means: An economic agenda driven by private profit not ...


Bringing community wealth to Birmingham 

28 Sep

We’re really pleased to report that Birmingham City Council will be working with the excellent Centre for Local Economic Strategies , with funding from Barrow Cadbury Trust and support from us at Localise West Midlands, to look at how ‘anchor...


Millions of pounds ‘leaking out’ of the city every year – can this be stopped? 

28 Sep

The Clancy administration is to be congratulated on its decision to join forces with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and Barrow Cadbury Trust to look at how ‘anchor’ institutions can use their spending power to increase economic ...


Twilight`s last gleaming 

28 Sep

Way back in 1992, the ubiquity of email was far from established and many employers regarded the internet as the work of the devil that had no place in a productive workplace...


Digbeth discussion: the latest political developments 

28 Sep

  Tomorrow: Thursday 29 th September.


Health campaigners slam NHS plan secrecy 

27 Sep

(taken from the Slide presentation to the Scrutiny Committee) Health campaigners have criticised the decision to withhold the Sustainability and Transformation plan on the future of the local NHS from the Health, Wellbeing and the Environment ...


Trump Flames Out in Prez Debate 

27 Sep

Ms Clinton talking to someone with white hair RICHARD LUTZ somehow stayed awake in the wee hours in England for the Trump/Clinton bunfight It really is weird that though you are asleep at 1.45 AM..


How many lungs and hearts in the city will be damaged by air pollution before action is taken? 

27 Sep

Professor Thorne’s colleague monitoring air pollutants at Grand Central As reported earlier this year a WHO study of air pollution was undertaken by an international team of scientists.


BATC Public meeting: The West Midlands Combined Authority – what it is and what it should be for? 

26 Sep

The West Midlands Combined Authority – what it is and what it should be.


All Lives Matter – One Step Away from Racism 

26 Sep

Joe Goodsall reacts against those who object to the Black Lives Matter movement.


Theresa May, Call a General Election! 

26 Sep

Comment Editor, Joe Goodsall explains why Theresa May is making a mistake by not calling a General Election.


Corbyn focusses on decentralisation: localising energy and transport 

26 Sep

Jeremy Corbyn has launched an  environmental manifesto  that outlines plans for the UK to achieve 65% of energy from renewable sources by 2030 – without fracking.


Is Birmingham helping Britain to ‘shuffle on its Zimmer’ towards hegemony? 

26 Sep

One-party rule for the foreseeable future? On Sunday evening two of our readers were considering the future and seeing no possibility of anything other than an elective dictatorship, after boundary changes expected to boost the Conservatives by 20 ...


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City-centre news »

Sports Award 

29 Sep

‘The college is proud to have been awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Silver.


Olympic and Commonwealth Badminton Medalist Welcomed at College 

29 Sep

On Friday 15th July, we were delighted to welcome Olympic and Commonwealth badminton medalist Simon Archer as special guest at our Sports Assemblies.


Summer OAP Party! 

29 Sep

On Tuesday 12 th July pupils of Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Technology College, Birmingham put on a spectacular summer party for their local senior citizens.


Sisters of Mercy celebrate 175th Anniversary 

28 Sep

Sisters of Mercy from across England, Scotland and Wales gathered at St.


Conservative Party Conference Traffic Restrictions 

28 Sep

The Conservative Party Conference will again be held in the ICC/Symphony Hall/ complex  in Broad Street and Centenary Square from  Sunday 2 October to Wednesday 5 October.


New owners at The Anchor Inn 

28 Sep

You may recall that a few months ago we wrote about The Anchor looking for a new owner, well, Julian Rose-Gibbs is he! [Pictured right] Julian recently purchased the lease for The Anchor from legendary Digbeth landlord Gerry Keane, and … Continue ...


Don’t miss: An evening for Catholics involved in Hospital Chaplaincy and Healthcare 

27 Sep

On Sunday October 16th There will be an evening for Catholics involved in Hospital Chaplaincy and Healthcare.


Canon Peter Reilly RIP 

27 Sep

Canon Peter Reilly, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, died yesterday morning on 26 September at St.


Ladies Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop 

27 Sep

Thursday 17th November 2016 Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm Tickets: 8 includes a buffet, hot drinks, a complimentary glass of bucks fizzand automatic raffle entry Art Design Centre Stourbridge College, Venture Way, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 ...


Jenny Packham at Goldsmiths 

27 Sep

Goldsmiths are proud to launch their new exclusive and exquisite Jenny Packham fine jewellery range which is available now at the Bullring store.


Birmingham Cathedral Tuesday Talk: who needs a sermon? 

26 Sep

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26 Sep

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Aston Villa »

Which Manager Has Spent The Most? 

29 Sep

Which Manager Has Spent The Most? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 23:09:00 The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins.


Match Day Officials v Preston (1/10/16) 

28 Sep

Match Day Officials v Preston (1/10/16) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 22:51:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Saturday.


Barnsley Frustration For RDM 

28 Sep

Barnsley Frustration For RDM Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 15:58:00 Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.


A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form 

28 Sep

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 12:47:00 A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.


Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players 

28 Sep

Villa Fan Says The Problems Are Not Mental For Players Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 12:24:00 Glensider says the talk of our problems being a mental issue with the players is hogwash...


Video Highlights & Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw 

28 Sep

Video Highlights Fans Reactions To Barnsley Draw Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/09/2016 12:18:00 Video of the Barnsley draw and Aston Villa fans reactions.


Stats: Barnsley v Aston Villa 

27 Sep

Stats: Barnsley v Aston Villa Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/09/2016 21:40:00 All the stats from Barnsley (1) vs (1) Aston Villa, Oakwell, 27/9/16 Att: 15,830...


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Birmingham City FC »

Blackburned out or Afterburners? – Match Preview 

29 Sep

Six games unbeaten, now, and still the Blue machine marches on!  We were pretty good value for money against a rejuvenated Preston side who were fortunate to go a goal ahead but deservedly took the lead.


LISTEN: EFL Weekly 

29 Sep

Norwich boss Alex Neil, Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander and Birmingham boss Clayton Donaldson feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast and you can listen right here.


Which Manager Has Spent The Most? 

29 Sep

Which Manager Has Spent The Most? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/09/2016 23:08:00 The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins.


Match Day Officials v Blackburn (1/10/16) 

28 Sep

Match Day Officials v Blackburn (1/10/16) Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/09/2016 22:26:00 The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Blackburn Rovers this Saturday.


Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Blackburn Rovers 

28 Sep

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


10 game mark – BCFC analysis 

28 Sep

10 game mark - BCFC analysis Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/09/2016 21:47:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses the positives that Blues fans should be taking from the first 10 games of the season...


Blues 2-2 Preston: changing the game 

28 Sep

Last season, we had many home games in which we went a goal behind to the division’s lesser sides and had no means of changing things around.


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Sport »

100 Club – September draw 

29 Sep

The latest draw in the 100 Club has been made today.


Aviva Premiership Round-Up: Week 4 

28 Sep

There was a surprise in rugby union's Aviva Premiership this week, Sam Harrison looks at the changes in the table The post Aviva Premiership Round-Up: Week 4 appeared first on Redbrick .


Redbrick Sport does Fantasy Football – Week 6 

28 Sep

A new arrival in the Redbrick Sport fantasy league has shaken things up, Dan Steeden examines what happened this week The post Redbrick Sport does Fantasy Football – Week 6 appeared first on Redbrick .


NFL: Week 3 Round-Up 

28 Sep

American football writer, Sam Harrison, looks at how the NFL is shaping up after the fixtures in week three The post NFL: Week 3 Round-Up appeared first on Redbrick .


Win for 14 man Sutton 

27 Sep

Home team pull out the stops to record first win of the season.


Preview: Aussie Rules vs. Gaelic Football 

27 Sep

The first big sporting event on campus takes place between Aussie Rules and Gaelic Football, find out more about the clubs here The post Preview: Aussie Rules vs.


At the ninth time of asking…….. 

26 Sep

The Royals secured their first league win of the season on Saturday, reports Jamie Brannon.


The Royal Sunday Lunch 

26 Sep

Come and join us for a Royal Roast Dinner...


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    City centre braced for major disruption as thousands head for political rally 

    29 Sep

    PUBLIC transport users in Birmingham city centre have been warned about potential disruption during a major political rally at this weekend\'s Conservative Party Conference.


    Bear Grylls abseils onto ‘Tower Bridge’ to celebrate new Discovery 

    29 Sep

    Star-studded event at Packington Hall saw record-breaking Lego bridge used to show off new Land Rover Discovery model...


    Tories set to boost Birmingham’s coffers by nearly £20m 

    29 Sep

    BIRMINGHAM stands to receive a near £20m boost to its visitor economy as a result of staging this years Conservative Party Conference.


    West Midlands keen to progress devolution programme new PM told 

    29 Sep

    CIVIC and business leaders in Greater Birmingham have urged the Government to clarify its plans for the formal devolution of the West Midlands.


    Birmingham office building sold in £4.35m deal 

    29 Sep

    A BIRMINGHAM office building has changed hands in a £4.35m deal part advised out of the city.


    Nearly 200 jobs in doubt as Sainsbury’s announces closure of prominent West Midlands store 

    29 Sep

    SAINSBURYS has announced it is to close its supermarket at the Merry Hill Centre, placing almost 200 jobs at risk.


    Birmingham Post reveals the Midlands’ top construction companies 

    29 Sep

    Special supplement focuses on the top-performing business from the construction sector as it prepares for life outside of the EU...


    Birmingham Post Business Awards celebrate finalists 

    29 Sep

    Amplify at the Barclaycard Arena welcomes shortlisted companies from the 2016 business awards ahead of ceremony on October 26...


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    Business columns »

    Midlands set for £19.3 million boost from Tory conference 

    29 Sep

    Birmingham welcomes fifth Conservative Party Conference and 13th political event since 2008.


    University strengthens bond with China 

    29 Sep

    Birmingham’s educational links with China continue to grow with new launch.


    Novel clothing fair for city centre 

    29 Sep

    Successful pay as you weigh concept returns.


    Midland company receives national award for charity fundraising 

    28 Sep

    Praise for Stafforshire company’s commitment.


    Greater Birmingham showcases global credentials 

    27 Sep

    Region’s business leaders highlight plans for strengthening Greater Birmingham‘s global standing.


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    Events »

    The Nextmen Next Friday at the H&H 

    29 Sep

    Dig Deeper will be hosting their launch party featuring The Nextmen  next Friday 7th October at the HH.


    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Tomorrow Night at the H&H 

    28 Sep

    Leftfoot  will be be joining forces with Soul Food Project to bring Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  back to the HH tomorrow night.


    Swing Dance Classes, 28 Sep 2016 

    27 Sep

    28 Sep 2016 - Dance at Corks Lindy Hop Beginners and Improvers Classes Come and learn how to Lindy Hop.


    Soil & “Pimp” Sessions Live at the H&H This October 

    27 Sep

    On Friday 14th October Leftfoot and Mostly Jazz Funk Soul Festival will be joining forces to bring Japan’s Soil “Pimp” Sessions to the HH.


    American Circus, 28 Sep 2016 – 2 Oct 2016 

    26 Sep

    28 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016 - Theatre at The Maypole...


    Yung Tomorrow Night at the H&H 

    26 Sep

    This Is Tmrw continue their impressive autumn/winter programme when they bring  Yung to the Hare Hounds tomorrow night.


    Oktoberfest Fun, 29 Sep 2016 

    25 Sep

    29 Sep 2016 - Rock Pop at Pure Bar Come along to celebrate Oktoberfest with us on Thursday 29th September We'll be serving up bratwurst with a German beer flight for £12 per person and a live oompah music band playing from 6:30pm...


    The Thursday Night Social, 29 Sep 2016 

    25 Sep

    29 Sep 2016 - Club at One Trick Pony Club Join us and our guest hosts 'I DIG YOUR WIG' Dj's for this Thursday Nights Social...


    Autumn Pasta, 28 Sep 2016 

    25 Sep

    28 Sep 2016 - Workshop at Kitchen School We’ll start off with everyone making their own fresh pasta dough.


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    Music blogs »

    EP Review: Ed Geater – Unseen 

    29 Sep

    When a singer-songwriter gets his heart broken, alarm bells ring in the world of beige banality … Read more The post EP Review: Ed Geater – Unseen appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


    Songs We Love: Hooton Tennis Club, ‘Katy-Anne Bellis’ 

    29 Sep

      Ryan Murphy sounds nervous, yet hopeful.


    Album Review: Deap Vally – Femijism 

    29 Sep

    Deap Vally's Femijism is for all women in 2016, says Rosie Solomon The post Album Review: Deap Vally – Femijism appeared first on Redbrick .


    Redbrick Meets: James Vincent McMorrow 

    29 Sep

    Zoe Screti gets deep with James Vincent McMorrow about mental health, pre-show rituals and Frank Ocean The post Redbrick Meets: James Vincent McMorrow appeared first on Redbrick .


    Redbrick Meets: Kaiser Chiefs 

    29 Sep

    Lauren Kelly catches up with Kaiser Chiefs about album number six and spaceships The post Redbrick Meets: Kaiser Chiefs appeared first on Redbrick .


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    999 »

    ABD – part 3 

    29 Sep

    This is the third and final part of what I hope you will agree has been a fascinating short series of BLOGs by Dr RS, a UK Consultant in Emergency Medicine.


    Prolific Coventry crook jailed – linked to break-ins from blood on broken glass 

    29 Sep

    A prolific Coventry crook has been jailed for more than five years after police linked him to house and van break-ins through blood found on broken glass.


    Study shows body worn video cuts complaints 

    29 Sep

    A national study, supported by West Midlands Police, has shown how the use of police body worn video can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers.


    Family appeal for missing Birmingham man to come home   

    28 Sep

    The family of a missing 40-year-old man from Birmingham have issued an emotional plea for him to return home.


    Family appeal for missing Birmingham man to come home 

    28 Sep

    The family of a missing 40-year-old man from Birmingham have issued an emotional plea for him to return home.


    CCTV appeal after thousands stolen from pensioner 

    28 Sep

    West Midlands Police is appealing for information after thousands of pounds in cash was stolen from a pensioner in Selly Oak.


    Pushing the Envelope 

    27 Sep

    I’m going to start with a disclaimer! – this post is thrown together to prompt discussion.


    Five face court over nuisance biking charges 

    27 Sep

    Four men and a teenager will appear in court tomorrow (Wed 28 Sept) charged with causing a public nuisance on off-road bikes − part of a force-wide West Midlands Police operation tackling anti-social biking.


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    LocalGov »

    Trip hazard outside pushkar broad st near lamp col 29, 30th September 

    30 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Trip hazard outside players broad street near lamp col 29, 30th September 

    30 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Cracked paving stone outdide players broad st near lamp xol 29, 30th September 

    30 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Lighting at bottom of mailbox ramp on to canal, 30th September 

    30 Sep

    The main light at the bottom of the mailbox ramp onto the canal tow path is out.


    City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games 

    30 Sep

    Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid.


    Trip hazard outdide coast to coast broad st lamp col 30, 29th September 

    29 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Slab sunken on broad street nr oozell st nr police camera ost., 29th September 

    29 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Cracked paving outdide natwest on broad st, 29th September 

    29 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Trip hazard outside sainsburies broad street, 29th September 

    29 Sep

    Detriment to the visual amenity of the City in how it is presented to the thousands of delegates to the Conservative party conference.


    Road Markings Incomplete, 29th September 

    29 Sep

    Road was resurfaced in June, however, road markings were never completed along with speed bumps.


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    Social media »

    Day 6: A lake, a pitch and a ponder 

    29 Sep

    The main thing I want to do on this sabbatical break is get fit.


    ScraperWiki has rediscovered its old free scraping tool – and is now calling it QuickCode 

    29 Sep

    A screenshot from before the 2013 relaunch of Scraperwiki 7 years ago ScraperWiki launched with a plan to make scraping accessible to a wider public.


    Day 5: Edward Snowden and crab racing 

    28 Sep

    A heavy mist enveloped Aberdovey until lunchtime (or was it cloud? – we are currently located up a very steep hill) – so the morning was spent doing something I’ve been looking forward to for ages: reading books.


    learning from the best – a tribute and a farewell to a real good ‘un 

    28 Sep

    Our industry is full of brilliant people, there’s not another I’d choose to work in because of this.


    the unawards16 are open 

    27 Sep

    The UnAwards are back – and here’s everything you need to know to enter, showcase your best work and attend the coolest communications event of the year bar none… By Darren Caveney Following their huge success and popularity in 2014 and 2015, ...


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