Birmingham news and blogs Sunday 1 May 2016
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor

Birmingham News »

Road closures warning ahead of 10km race 

30 Apr

Motorists are warned about several road closures in Birmingham as the city plays host to thousands of runners taking part in a charity event.


Morgan heckled at heads’ conference 

30 Apr

The education secretary is heckled at the NAHT head teachers' conference in Birmingham as she speaks about the government's academy plans and new primary school tests.


Birmingham marks the return of Peaky Blinders by donning the… 

29 Apr

Birmingham marks the return of Peaky Blinders by donning the trademark caps across the city.


Builder ordered to pay nearly £4K for flytipping in Selly… 

29 Apr

Builder ordered to pay nearly £4K for flytipping in Selly Oak.


Inspiring Images of Social Care 2016: view the shortlist and vote for your favourite 

29 Apr

Here is the shortlist of photos for this year’s Inspiring Images of Social Care competition.


Go ahead for Newman University campus expansion 

29 Apr

Car park, halls of residents and teaching blocks be redeveloped and expanded as part of 70 million upgrade of Bartley Green based university...


Man stabbed on a bus following an argument in Yardley…. 

29 Apr

Man stabbed on a bus following an argument in Yardley.


Court backs care for children after mum tried taking them to Islamic State 

29 Apr

A mother who tried to take her three children to an Islamic State-controlled area of Syria placed them at “extreme risk of very, very significant harm, if not death”, a judge has ruled.


Woman dies in Birmingham house fire 

29 Apr

A woman dies of smoke inhalation in a fire at a house in Birmingham.


World Monuments Fund boost to Moseley Road Baths campaign 

29 Apr

Century-old pool is identified as one of 50 global sites of international importance which are under threat...


Green Belt plans must not vandalise Sutton Coldfield, says MP 

29 Apr

Birmingham City Council plans to build at Langley and Peddimore have been given the green light by planning inspectors...


Two men and a woman from Small Heath charged with terrorism… 

28 Apr

Two men and a woman from Small Heath charged with terrorism offences.


Investigation underway after a man’s body was found… 

28 Apr

Investigation underway after a man’s body was found in Wythall.


Three charged with terror offences 

28 Apr

Two men and a woman from Birmingham have today been charged with terrorism offences.


Over 12,000 fans apply to see Peaky Blinders premiere at The… 

28 Apr

Over 12,000 fans apply to see Peaky Blinders premiere at The Everyman Cinema.


Man sentenced to over two years imprisonment for attacking a… 

28 Apr

Man sentenced to over two years imprisonment for attacking a taxi driver and a police dog.


More Birmingham News


Comment »

Will 

1 May

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention to describe just how bloody wonderful it is to be an Englishman living in these joyous times...


Commercial Boat Operators at the Bond Warehouse 

30 Apr

This information-packed event was attended by people from many parts of the country; a Tewkesbury member remembered the Birmingham canals from the time when, as a young man, he worked on barges carrying dates and tomato puree to the HP Sauce factory.


Cities aim to create closer foodways, better jobs, healthier populations 

29 Apr

Birmingham is one of the C40 group of world cities which has agreed that unless the food system changes, there’s little hope of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Experts to the rescue 

29 Apr

Alan Clawley hopes that the city council will take some expert advice.


Spotting the potential for e-cigarettes 

28 Apr

Over two years since he first called for e-cigarettes to be considered as an effective tool to help smokers quit , Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, welcomes a major new report from the Royal College of Physicians on...


What will the West Midlands Combined Authority mean for jobs, services and local democracy? And how should we respond? A public meeting organised by Birmingham Against the Cuts, supported by Birmingham TUC Wednesday 11 May 7pm Council House 

28 Apr

Introductions by Richard Hatcher (Birmingham City University and NUT delegate to BTUC) and Jane Nellist (secretary, Coventry TUC) The WMCA will be responsible for economic strategy in the West Midlands, including ‘employability’ and ‘skills ...


More than benches and bus stops at stake for Royal Town 

28 Apr

Forget parish council stereotypes, Sutton Coldfield's new authority will be unlike any other...


Credit to the baths – American Express awards grant to Moseley Road Baths 

28 Apr

Following my previous blog post about potential plans for saving Moseley Road Baths, http://birminghamcentral.


Down stethoscopes and save the NHS 

27 Apr

A doctor writes: Bruvversansisters it’s time to down stethoscopes and show the Capitalist ruling-class bosses who is really running the show.


News: Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life – School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham 

26 Apr

Pasted is some news coverage about my involvement with the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life from the University of Birmingham website.


Easy ways to hit the ground running in Birmingham 

26 Apr

Easy ways to hit the ground #running in Birmingham https://t.


Introducing Birmingham Children in Care Council 

25 Apr

How do you give a voice to young people in Birmingham who may feel they have no voice? We asked the members of Birmingham Children in Care Council… We are a group of young people that meet regularly to discuss being in care and we think about how ...


Oral Evidence: Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life – 23rd April 2016 

23 Apr

This is a recording of the oral evidence I gave earlier today at the public hearing of the Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life when it visited Birmingham.


Who killed the suburb of Shirley? 

23 Apr

Asda/Parkgate, according to today’s email message from a local entrepreneur born and bred in Shirley.


More Comment


City-centre news »

How to Avoid Being Ripped Off by a Scam or Hack 

1 May

Scammers and Hackers are becoming more and more active by the day.


Herstory Live 

30 Apr

When: Monday 9 May, 18:30–21:30 Where: Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, B5 5NR Tickets: £4 in advance (available online), £5 OTD “Until the lion has its own historian, tales of hunting will always be of the...


Say hello to LinkStreet 

29 Apr

We’ve got five new pop-up brands for you to explore this weekend over on LinkStreet.


Events and Exhibitions at Centrala 

29 Apr

Where: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS It’s set to be a busy few weeks at Centrala, with a number of events taking place on Warwick Bar: A-Eight Until 31st May Free entry A-Eight is … Continue reading...


#BullringSelfie 

28 Apr

Snap a #BullringSelfie with your #BullringSU snap band for a chance to win.


Tweet to Win at #BullringSU 

28 Apr

Win prizes on Twitter at Student Sessions...


Metro Tram – More News Items 

27 Apr

Change of road arrangements and upcoming Eastside Consultation.


Year of Mercy: hundreds of young people pass through Holy Door in Staffordshire 

27 Apr

A church designed and built by the renowned Catholic architect, A W Pugin, in 1840, in Alton, Staffordshire, is welcoming groups and individuals as a designated place of pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy.


Noise + Nostalgia 

27 Apr

Exhibition launch: Friday 6 May, 19:00-21:00 Exhibition continues: until Saturday 21 May Where: Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS Vivid Projects presents Noise + Nostalgia, a season exploring the Post-Punk ...


Bullring PLUS 

26 Apr

Want the best of Bullring Birmingham? Download our new PLUS app for exclusive offers and events.


Stiliyan Petrov Foundation holds charity golf tournament supported by his ex football colleagues 

26 Apr

Stiliyan Petrov , the Aston Villa ex-captain, has announced  that his Charity Golf Tournament will take place at  The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Wishaw.


TILT Festival 2016 

26 Apr

When: Monday 18 – Sunday 24 July 2016 Where: WMCC, 8 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Tickets: available online here TILT 16 is a five-day aerial and physical theatre festival, celebrating quality teaching and performance from ...


More City-centre news


Aston Villa »

DEENEY DENIES THE VILLANS: WATFORD 3 – ASTON VILLA 2 

1 May

Taking to the field with Bunn between the sticks and a new look defence, the visitors were hoping to secure their fourth win of a sorry season while the hosts were hoping to bounce back following last weekend’s FA Cup exit.


Audio – Black On Outstanding Watford Performance 

30 Apr

Audio - Black On Outstanding Watford Performance Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:30/04/2016 20:41:00 Caretaker manager Eric Black has hailed the players for being 'outstanding' in their efforts against Watford today, and for showing the ...


Stats: Watford v Villa 

30 Apr

Stats: Watford v Villa Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:30/04/2016 16:58:00 All the stats from Watford (3) vs (2) Villa, Vicarage Road, 30/4/16 Att: 20,653...


Watford v Aston Villa – Team Sheets 

30 Apr

Watford v Aston Villa - Team Sheets Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:30/04/2016 14:00:00 x are at the xStadium with x the visitors today, this is a xpm kick-off - the line-ups have been confirmed.


Watford – Villa; Can we expect anything different? 

30 Apr

I really couldn’t be bothered to post anything about this game, as again, I couldn’t really care less.


Watford v Aston Villa – the preview 

30 Apr

Despite Ashley Westwood scoring a brace last weekend, Aston Villa lost to Southampton in a surprisingly decent game.


We need a leader 

30 Apr

While we are likely to find ourselves without a manager for the remainder of our season, I have, like many others, recently been wondering who will eventually be appointed.


More Aston Villa


Birmingham City FC »

WATCH: Shocking ‘keeper blunder 

30 Apr

Middlesbrough grabbed a fortuitous equaliser in their 2-2 draw with Birmingham on Friday evening.


WATCH: How costly for Boro? 

30 Apr

Is this the moment that costs Middlesbrough automatic promotion to the Premier League...


OP in HK – Is this the End for Carson? 

30 Apr

While the saga of the takeover by Trillion Trophy Asia rumbles on, BIH's current major shareholder Carson Yeung faces an uncertain time.


The Championship freebies that could interest Gary Rowett 

30 Apr

The Championship freebies that could interest Gary Rowett Vitalfootball:Birmingham:30/04/2016 02:47:00 Tom Heslop talks Vital Birmingham through four players he thinks Gary Rowett might be interested in from the Sky Bet Championship...


Tilton Alliance got St.Andrews rocking once again 

30 Apr

Tilton Alliance got St.


Opinion: Player Ratings Vs. Middlesbrough 

30 Apr

Opinion: Player Ratings Vs.


Stats: Birmingham City v Middlesbrough 

30 Apr

Stats: Birmingham City v Middlesbrough Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/04/2016 23:30:00 All the stats from Birmingham City (2) vs (2) Middlesbrough, St.


More Birmingham City FC


Sport »

Classic match ~ Arsenal 2-4 Norwich, 1992 

30 Apr

30 April ~ Relegation-threatened Norwich could do with a repeat of their trip to Highbury on the opening day of the 1992-93 season when they visit Arsenal today.


Tooths Season Review 

29 Apr

Royals Manager Looks Back over a memorable campaign.


Club announcement for the 2016-17 season. 

28 Apr

Changes for 2016-17.


Premier League Darts 2016: From the Barclaycard Arena 

28 Apr

Online editor, Nicola Kenton and sports writer, Nathan Jacobs provide coverage of Round 13 of the Premier League Darts from the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.


Yorkshire held to second draw by Bears 

27 Apr

Warwickshire and champions Yorkshire settle for a draw on day four following a rain-affected match at Edgbaston.


Yorkshire held to second draw by Bears 

27 Apr

Warwickshire and champions Yorkshire settle for a draw on day four following a rain-affected match at Edgbaston.


British Cycling Boss Shane Sutton Suspended 

27 Apr

The sport’s governing body launched an internal investigation after cyclist Jess Varnish claimed in a newspaper she was told to “go and have a baby” when her contract was not renewed.


Chopra hits century to thwart Yorkshire 

26 Apr

Former Warwickshire skipper Varun Chopra makes a century as the rain-hit meeting with Yorkshire heads for a draw.


More Sport









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

Birmingham on flickr

  • 22226

     on flickr 9 Nov 12
    Walking alongside the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal appraoching Minworth Railway Bridge, in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands.

    The story of the Birmingham and Fazeley begins in 1770



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 »

Paramount executives hold talks about TV studio in Birmingham 

30 Apr

The writer of Peaky Blinders reveals his hopes of setting up a major production facility in the region have progressed...


10-year wait to end as work starts on Moseley Marks & Spencer 

30 Apr

Construction is set to begin on a MS Food store on the old Meteor Ford site in St Marys Row, which has lain dormant for a decade...


Lord Digby Jones tackles issues at law firm’s event 

30 Apr

Lord Digby Jones tackled a range of Birmingham business issues at an event staged by leading law firm Freeths in Birmingham.


Consultancy creates 10 jobs with Birmingham expansion 

29 Apr

A UTILITIES consultancy has created 10 jobs with the opening of its second office.


Travel Alert: Rail users warned of Bank Holiday disruption 

29 Apr

RAIL passengers planning to travel over the Bank Holiday have been warned of potential delays in the West Midlands due to engineering work.


Go ahead for Newman University campus expansion 

29 Apr

Car park, halls of residents and teaching blocks be redeveloped and expanded as part of 70 million upgrade of Bartley Green based university...


University College Birmingham and School Yard scoop RIBA Awards 

29 Apr

Birmingham projects among the winners at annual celebration of West Midlands architecture...


John Lewis boss recognised for contribution to region 

29 Apr

ANDY STREET was presented with the Presidents Award at the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce at the organisation\'s annual dinner last night.


More Business


Business columns »

Region’s prized architecture rewarded 

29 Apr

RIBA award winners in the West Midlands announced.


Solihull recognised as ‘China-ready’ at tourism awards 

27 Apr

Beijing recognition for town’s tourist industry.


Work underway on Innovation Birmingham’s Universities Centre 

26 Apr

Expansion of enterprise space on campus.


Of VW, cheating and my car 

23 Apr

RICHARD LUTZ is still wary of any promises  that Volkswagen offers… Two letters pop through my underused postbox.


West Midlands benefits from European investment more than UK average 

23 Apr

Over a six-year period, the West Midlands received 239.5 million in European Social Fund grants and 315.9 million in European Regional Development Fund grants...


More Business columns


Events »

Tinashe + WSTRN + BB Diamond | Wednesday 4th May 2016 7:00 pm 

1 May

This show has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.


Great Birmingham 10k, 1 May 2016 

30 Apr

1 May 2016 - Community at Everywhere The Great Birmingham 10k, with a musical twist, will return to the city with music legends UB40, as honorary starters...


The Bluetones + Nigel Clark (Dodgy Acoustic) + The Americas + Refuge | Tuesday 3rd May 2016 6:30 pm 

30 Apr

After the sell-out success of The Bluetones return to the live forum in 2015 the band have announced an extension to the tour in 2016.


Mahindra e2o Electric Car 

29 Apr

Mahindra e2o Come see the newest electric car to be launched in the UK, the Mahindra e2o at the Bullring.


New Show: Moon Duo 

29 Apr

We’re pleased to announce that This Is Tmrw bring Moon Duo back to the Hare Hounds on Friday 22nd July.


Beginners Ski Lesson: Ages 4-7 , 1 May 2016 

29 Apr

1 May 2016 - Community at The Ackers (suitable for under 18s) Today at 12:20pm - 1:20pm join us for a ski lesson aimed at complete beginners! Ackers Adventure run open-group sessions specifically for juniors aged 4 - 7, called 'Pingu Lessons’ which...


Selfridges’ Beauty Event 

29 Apr

Selfridges' Everybody's Beauty Event takes place on 12th May.


Pandemonium presents: Andromeda XV – Mayday Warning | Sunday 1st May 2016 9:00 pm 

29 Apr

Line up features: LTJ Bukem Ratpack Doc Scott Stu Allan Mistress Mo DJ SS Slipmatt Plus many more! Early Bird tickets have now sold out for this event.


9Bach to play the H&H on Wednesday 4th May 

28 Apr

Birmingham Promoters   bring 9Bach to the HH on Wednesday 4th May in support of their second full length album on Real World Records.


More Events


Music blogs »

Competition: Win two tickets to Massive Attack at BST Hyde Park 

1 May

You could experience a life changing day at Hyde Park.


Album Review: Beyoncé – Lemonade 

1 May

Gregory Robinson gives his take on Beyoncé's most experimental LP to date.


The oldest studio in Brum – reborn? 

1 May

Pretty sure Frank didn't record here.


Electronic music festival comes to Birmingham 

30 Apr

Big names set to kickstart city music event.


Interview: Frank 

29 Apr

Allow us to be frank –  Frank are one of Birmingham’s most exciting bands.


More Music blogs


999 »

Locked Up 

1 May

A man was arrested recently for an alleged offence after he went in to a large store brandishing some weapons that he’d improvised from household items and this included several razor blades.


‘Sheriff of Hillfields’ Barney Barnes is hanging up his hat 

1 May

He has struck a chord with the Coventry community for more than two decades - but PC Barney Barnes is now hanging up his hat.


Birmingham drug dealer jailed 

30 Apr

A Birmingham drug dealer who was found with a stash of cocaine and over £30k cash in his car has been jailed for seven years six months.


Appeal to trace bus knifeman who stabbed a passenger 

29 Apr

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed on a Birmingham bus following a row with a fellow passenger.


Driver injured in early morning collision 

29 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was seriously injured during a collision in Streetly this morning (Friday 29 April).


Brothers jailed after brutal pub attack 

29 Apr

Three brothers have been jailed for a vicious assault on a man in a Birmingham pub which left him with a ruptured spleen.


We Need To Talk … 

28 Apr

I suspect forces and their mental health partners are going to need to have some properly serious discussions later in the year about the role of police services on psychiatric wards: it’s one of those discussion I alluded to in a previous...


Appeal for witnesses following Kingstanding collision 

28 Apr

Traffic police are appealing for information following a collision between a car and fire engine in Kingstanding last month.


More 999


West Midlands Police - wanted


LocalGov »

Long wheel van parked way too close to junction, 30th April 

30 Apr

Long wheel base white Mercedes sprinter always parked very close to the junction , haven't seen been moved morning or night for about 6 weeks.


On the mini island with sycamore road, 30th April 

30 Apr

Numerous pot holes on the mini round about with goosemore lane and sycamore lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 182 Goosemoor Lane, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet...


Overflow bin, 30th April 

30 Apr

Bin overflow in tunnel of fletchers walk.


Pot hole, 30th April 

30 Apr

Pot hole near edge of road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Eckersall Road, Kings Norton Report on FixMyStreet...


Rubbish in grove, 30th April 

30 Apr

Rubbish in grove left around trees Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Durley Road, Yardley Report on FixMyStreet...


Over grown trees, 30th April 

30 Apr

Please can the trees be trimmed back quite a bit as last year they over grew and the sap and leave droppings was too much and a bit dangerous Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 12 Leybourne Grove...


Fly tipping, 30th April 

30 Apr

Household rubbish fly tipped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Brighton Road, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet...


Blocked drain, 30th April 

30 Apr

Blocked drain outside takeaway Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 25 Darwin Street, Deritend Report on FixMyStreet...


Grass verge parking in Southam road,hall green B28 0AD, 29th April 

29 Apr

Parking on the grass verges in Southam road,this is happening all the time,the council will say there are signs on the street lights saying it is against the law to park on verges,and we all know the unless the law is enforced no one will take...


Recent Tender Information Request 

29 Apr

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by David Epps on 29 April 2016 .


More LocalGov


Social media »

HASLibCamp 

29 Apr

0000-0001-5882-6823 I remember fondly my first unconference, UKLocalGovCamp, in Birmingham in 2009 .


What I learned at Jan Willem Tulp’s workshop at Tutki! 2016/NODA16 

28 Apr

Jan Willem Tulp’s workshop In a guest post first published on her blog , Maria Crosas Batista sums up the key takeaways from a session at the Nordic investigative journalism conference Tutki! 2016 b y Jan Willem Tulp, the data experience designer...


Hillsborough’s ending, and the story it tells for the next generation of journalists 

28 Apr

Endings are important: they help us to tell a story that is memorable.


how to communicate in a digital world: a 9-step plan to help comms teams 

27 Apr

how are your communications plans, campaigns and activities working out so far this year? Swimmingly? Or, are you drowning? An all-new workshop designed to help you communicate in a digital world might just do the trick… by Darren Caveney I’ve ...


intranets – I’ve known a few 

25 Apr

The poor old intranet.


More Social media



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