Emergency services and partner organisations, led by West Midlands Fire Service, will be taking part in a multi-agency training exercise in the city centre tonight (24/08).
Police were called to an address on Wellington Road, at around 7:30AM on Tuesday morning (23/08), to reports of a man, aged 34, had been found collapsed.
League One side Bury sign striker James Vaughan on a free transfer after he was released by Birmingham City.
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced the transfer of £36.5million directly to the new West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) through the region’s ground-breaking devolution deal – the first of payments totalling £1.1 billion over the next...
French side St Etienne sign Newcastle's Henri Saivet and fellow midfielder Jordan Veretout from Aston Villa on loan.
Birmingham alone has more waterways than Venice – combine that with the canals through the Black Country, more than a hundred miles of them, and you have a fascinating and extensive network that costs a lot of time, effort and money to maintain.
Detective Sergeant Adam Hicklin, from West Midlands Police (WMP) CID is appealing for witnesses after a man was found with life-threatening injuries in the city centre on Tuesday night (23/08).
Relatives of a Muslim man murdered by a racist say they have been recent victims of race hate abuse.
The body of a 34-year-old man is found at an address in Birmingham.
The father of an eight-year-old boy killed by a grenade while on holiday in Sweden has spoken of his wife's grief.
Holloway Circus Utility Works – Motorists advised to follow diversion signs and to allow more time for their journey.Birmingham Updates 23 Aug
Since April 2015, Birmingham City Council, Amey and utility companies have been progressing the advanced utility works on the Cleveland Tower side of Holloway Circus.
An eight-year-old boy killed by a grenade while on holiday in Sweden was cradled in his mother's arms as he died, his father says.
A man, who died following a collision on the M6 on Sunday (21/08), has been named as Anthony Marston.
Aston Villa sign Leicester City defender Ritchie De Laet on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Yuusuf Warsame, aged 8, from Sparkhill, has sadly died following a grenade attack in Sweden in the early hours of Monday morning (22/08).
Proposals to create a new charitable trust designed to support improvements to the ways in which children travel in the city are set to be formally approved in September.
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In July last year, The FT brought news of 9,400 premature London deaths in 2010 due to air pollution, according to a study by King’s College London academics.
In the second of our special summer reports, the Chamberlain Files team examine a turbulent 12 months for Birmingham city council.
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What will the Combined Authority mean for transport? What things do we want to see from the Metro Mayor? How might you like to get involved in shaping this agenda? An opportunity to find out about the new transport powers and budgets held by the West...
Birmingham University’s newspaper, Redbrick, reaches a wider audience, courtesy of the Brummie aggregator, which gives busy people a rapid overview of city news and opinion with the option of following up articles in depth by using the links.
In the latest of our special summer reports on the Greater Birmingham political scene, the Chamberlain Files team examine the rise of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
Devolution: a grassroots assessment and response – towards a People’s Plan? Contributions from trades union activists, community campaigners, academics and politicians on economic strategy, housing, transport, environment, NHS, democracy etc.
Saturday 10 September 10am – 4pm FREE ENTRY As part of Heritage Open Days and Birmingham Heritage Week the Institute will open its doors to the general public for FREE tours, talks and workshops in its Grade II* listed building.
With Labour in the midst of its leadership challenge, Harry Tennison weighs in on Owen Smith's chances of success.
Assemble outside the British Library in London at 12 noon for a march to Westminster.
Trade unions and the WMCA – now take the seats allocated , and demand parity with employers at the top tablesBirmingham Against the Cuts 20 Aug
Trade Unions have been allocated seats on 8 lower-level committees alongside employers’ representatives.
Potential of Midlands Engine backed by PM.
Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today.
Your kids are heading back to school.
“I am greatly saddened to hear of the loss of so many lives and the injuries that people have suffered in the earthquake near Norcia in Italy.
When: Friday 26 August, 18:00–late Where: The Old Crown, 188 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LD The Old Crown is getting pretty old and to celebrate they’re holding a 648th birthday party! Everyone is invited to the oldest birthday party that … ...
When: Wednesday 7 September, 19:00 Where: Birmingham Irish Centre, 14-20 High Street, Digbeth, B12 0LN The Birmingham Irish Heritage Group convenes at the Irish Centre on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7pm until about 9pm.
Each venue will be opening their doors for a limited period of time inviting you to visit the insightful 22-panel exhibition.
Matthew Boulton Sutton Coldfield Stourbridge College James Watt Erdington Skills Centre Kidderminster Academy Art and Design Centre Botanical Gardens --> #BMetOpen Come along to one of our open events in October, November and December.
When: Wednesday 31 August, 13:00 Where: The Woodman, New Canal Street, Digbeth, B5 5LG CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) are launching the new edition of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs at The Woodman later this month.
G-Star Raw has a whole new look this season but not just for fashion...
Open Air Mass at Aston Hall, 21 August, Year of Mercy prayer for the canonisation of Bl Dominic BarberiCatholic Archdiocese of Birmingham 18 Aug
Preparations are underway at Aston Hall in Staffordshire for an open air Mass this Sunday, August 21st as part of the Year of Mercy devotion to prayer for the canonisation of Blessed Dominic Barberi who lived at that location for seven years.
Having independently all decided to attend a pilot course at St Mary’s College, Oscott, which took place over two Saturdays in May, five parishioners from Our Lady and the Apostles at Shipston on Stour and Brailes have been inspired to run ‘The...
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Chester Gets Wales Call Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/08/2016 14:40:00 James Chester has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international break.
The Vital Villa Man Of The Match - Derby County Away Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/08/2016 14:31:00 Man of the match for our away game v Derby County...
Aston Villa Offer - Kids For pound;1 For 3 Fixtures Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/08/2016 14:11:00 Worth spreading this I think, a great offer to get the youngsters down to Villa Park...
The Aston Villa Exodus Continues? (Now Official) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/08/2016 13:55:00 Looks like the exodus is continuing with Veretout the next out of the door and Micah Richards also being linked with a move away from Villa Park...
Aston Villa have signed defender Ritchie De Laet from Leicester on a three-year deal, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.
Better De Laet Than Never For Aston Villa?! Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:23/08/2016 12:27:00 It's official, Aston Villa have a new right back.
Hutton Gets Scotland Call Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:22/08/2016 14:46:00 Aston Villa's Alan Hutton has been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.
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Opinion: We Need Two Upfront Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/08/2016 21:11:00 Sasks opinion about the striker situation at Birmingham City.
Do Blues lack team spirit? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/08/2016 19:59:00 Richard Sneekes' claims Blues lack togetherness...
Vaughan exits Blues Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/08/2016 16:25:00 James Vaughan has joined Bury on a permanant deal...
League One side Bury sign striker James Vaughan on a free transfer after he was released by Birmingham City.
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Rowett keen on Charlton defender Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/08/2016 11:10:00 Gary Rowett is keen on Charlton Athletic defender Morgan Fox...
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Current University of Birmingham student Lily Owsley wins Olympic gold as the GB women’s hockey team make history in Rio.
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We’re pleased to announce that This Is Tmrw will be bringing Methyl Ethel to the HH on Tuesday 13th September.
We’re pleased to announce that John J Presley will return to the HH on Wednesday 14th September.
We’re delighted to announce that Dig Deeper will be hosting their launch party featuring The Nextmen at the HH on Friday 7th October.
22 Aug 2016 - 25 Aug 2016 - Spoken Word at The Core Theatre FREE (suitable for under 18s) To celebrate The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge, The Core Library are hosting a number of free drop-in activities for children inspired by the books...
22 Aug 2016 - Workshop at The Core Theatre (suitable for under 18s) The Core Theatre's Dance Artist Faye O'Connor is running three dance workshops over the summer holidays this August.
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We’re pleased to announce that Band On The Wall will be bringing Charlie Hunter to the HH on Monday 21st November.
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If you have been following the progress of the Policing and Crime Bill 2015, you will have seen it has recently started its journey through the House of Lords.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Birmingham last night (23 August).
Officers are re-appealing for information after a woman died in an Erdington crash earlier this year.
I thought I would take this opportunity to stage a quick takeover and write what will be my last blog in West Midlands before I leave for Merseyside Police.
An area of Wellington Road, Handsworth has been cordoned off after the body of a man was found earlier today (23 August).
An investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Birmingham city centre, just before midnight yesterday (Monday 22 August).
Police are searching for a teenage girl who has gone missing from the Bartley Green area of the city after failing to return from a shopping trip in Smethwick on Friday morning (19 August).
Police are appealing for witnesses after a four-month-old baby girl has died following a collision on the Birmingham Road in Walsall on Friday evening (19 August), just before 8:50pm.
Large pothole in the outside lane as you approach Robin Hood Island towards Shirley, with the Robin Hood pub on your left.
Pot hole between second and third lane(for Broadway plaza).
Dumped several black sacks of rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet...
A campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation is going big and bold on a key motorway route to spread the word about this hidden crime.
Chris Gibbs, Service Director for Customer Services at Birmingham City Council, said: “We are aware of a scam currently targeting Birmingham residents, where the caller tells them they have paid too much Council Tax and then offers to get ...
Located at the cul-de-sac end of gowan rd which is adjacent to highfield rd/alum rock rd.
Response by Birmingham City Council to J White on 24 August 2016 .
119 cofton road west Heath Birmingham.
Signpost leaning on board st by park Regis hotel Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 43 Berkley Street, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet...
Response by Birmingham City Council to Gareth Elton on 23 August 2016 .