Hundreds of local people take part in modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
An 18th Century Chinese vase that was used as a door-stop at a house in Birmingham sells for £650,000 at auction.
Birmingham City Council has won Social Housing Provider of the Year at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016.
Man caught igniting petrol bombs moments before they are hurled at a shop in Walsall.
City MP Shabana Mahmood was victim of abuse in EU referendum campaign...
Birmingham Canals more popular than ever thanks to a £14M project to improve towpaths.
A Birmingham swimming baths closed after the discovery of a sickness and diarrhoea bug will not reopen until 2018, bosses say.
A Birmingham thug who left his ex 'scared of her own shadow' after leaving a magic set and other bizarre objects at her home has had his sentence slashed by senior judges.
Labour leader John Clancy also pledges to act on child poverty commission report in full - including more free school meals and no homeless plea...
Pete Clohessey has Motor Neurone Disease and cannot walk since diagnosis...
The West Midlands devolution deal was meant to give the region more freedom - but it's been forced to accept a mayor...
Nearly four in 10 children in Birmingham are living in poverty, a report says.
Birmingham City sign defender Ryan Shotton from Championship rivals Derby County for an undisclosed fee.
Andrine Hegerberg says boss Paul Parker and football consultant Marcus Bignot convinced her to join Birmingham City Ladies.
Man arrested after an elderly woman was dragged to the floor in Handsworth.
A police sniffer dog has been named after a boy from Birmingham who is fighting a brain tumour.
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A Cheapside reader emailed to say the last post was ‘spot on’ and that Corbyn is showing up many Labour Party MPs for the neo-liberals they are.
Strategic Director for Integrated Support Services and Change Angela Probert takes stock after a busy start to her life at Birmingham City Council.
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Jeremy Mallin, writing from Solihull, firmly admonishes the FT Sir, You argue in your editorial “ Labour must now act to remove Corbyn as leader ” (June 28) that Jeremy Corbyn should go.
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The construction of the last part of Park Central, the Glenn Howells designed scheme adjacent to Bristol Street and the Middleway continues to progress since my last update of the 17th June, http://birminghamcentral.
Steve Beauchampe suggests what Jeremy Corbyn could have said to a beleaguered, battered and beaten David Cameron in Parliament this week.
I’m not proposing a middle class revolution but I do wonder if there is an ethical basis for ignoring the EU Referendum result.
Never underestimate the ability of the Labour party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
After the successful reopening of the Fiddle Bone pub at the end of February 2015, http://www.
A green light has been given by the Council Cabinet today, 28 June, to put all the Early Years services including Children’s Centres out to tender with the contract worth £34m p.
Cllr John Clancy on planning Birmingham’s future outside the EU.
In the second of our posts reflecting on the impact of Brexit, Chamberlain Files editor Kevin Johnson takes a look at the questions facing Greater Birmingham.
Britain has suffered a political earthquake the like of which if it could be measured on the Richter scale would be pretty much off the scale.
A Stourbridge pensioner has shown that age is no barrier to learning by returning to the classroom more than 70 years after he left school.
To celebrate the summer of football, Currys PC World has created the Ultimate Home of Football and invite you to join them this weekend...
Do you have an innovative business idea? Have you been trading for less than two years? Are you a Birmingham-based social enterprise? Then The Digbeth Fuse is just for you – and applications are open now! The Digbeth Fuse is … Continue reading...
When: Friday 8 July, 19:00 onwards Where: The Anchor Inn, 308 Bradford Street, Digbeth, B5 6ET The Birmingham Friends of the Earth annual Organic BBQ is almost upon us, so if you like fantastic summer evenings with great food and … Continue reading...
Hello! I live in Digbeth so I am spoilt- where to start? It is a place of contrast And mood Of possibilities All mixed up! All Digbeth.
When: selected dates in July, 17:30 onwards Where: Another Pop Up, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: £35 per person Tahini is a pop-up restaurant night at Another Pop Up in The Custard Factory.
Every time you see a young person skating in the park, push them over and refuse to say sorry.
There has been a lot of blame shifting and resentment after the vote on Thursday but the first thing we should do is take a long hard look at ourselves.
When: Friday 1st July 2016, 20:00 onwards Where: The Mockingbird Theatre, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: from £7 (available online) This Friday’s film at The Mockingbird is Sex and the City, so it’s time to finally...
Bullring invite to celebrate a summer of sport featuring free foosball tables to mark Euro fever.
History lecturer at Oscott College, Judith Champ, has brought out a new book on the priesthood, entitled: The Secular Priesthood in England and Wales: History, Mission and Identity.
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Birmingham City sign defender Ryan Shotton from Championship rivals Derby County for an undisclosed fee.
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Essex request to speak to Nottinghamshire's England international Alex Hales and Warwickshire batsman Varun Chopra.
In the penultimate round of predictions from us, our writers tell us who will make it into the latter stages of Euro 2016.
Kidsgrove Athletic have snapped up Luke Keen from Romulus after the striker shared one of last season's EVO-STIK Northern Premier League golden boot accolades with their their own frontman Anthony Malbon.
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No play is possible on the final day at Edgbaston as Warwickshire's game with Nottinghamshire is abandoned as a draw.
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EUROPES largest Eid celebration will be returning to Birminghams Small Heath Park this week with an estimated 75,000 people expected to take part in the days festivities.
A FOUNDING member of Birminghams own UB40 is displaying his creative talents via another medium.
Home of Warwickshire CCC will welcome England and the West Indies next summer for first match of test series...
AFTER laying dormant for over 150 years, one of Birminghams oldest historic gems is set for a new lease of life - and its all thanks to Le Bistrot Pierre.
JAGUAR Land Rovers decision to travel back to the future by using its Heritage Collection as inspiration for a series of special edition racing cars has seen the rebirth of some much-loved moto...
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US chocolate maker Hershey has rejected a £17bn ($23bn) takeover offer by Cadbury parent Mondelez International, according to reports in the United States.
MOTORISTS using the M42 southbound in Warwickshire have been warned of long delays trying to access the M6.
Shopping giant co-operates with feeding poor and needy during Ramadan.
Architect Joe Holyoak gives a firm thumbs up to plans to inject new life into former tea factory in Digbeth...
New guide celebrates city’s independent retail scene.
Conigital project awarded £2.2 million to develop next generation of autonomous vehicles.
New programme on worldwide markets for exporters.
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Yesterday, 30 June 2016, marked the closure of The Drum Arts Centre.
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Forrobamba Live at Café Forro , 19:00 Sat 2nd July Ort Café, 500-504 Moseley Rd, B12 9AH Forró is a fun, friendly and addictive music style and dance from the North East of Brazil.
Elmer 14:00 Sat 2nd July St Columba’s church, Moseley B13 8DD Tickets £5 per child (Accompanying Adult free), Family ticket £10 Adult + children.
Joseph Chamberlain College Arts Festival 10:00 – 15:00 Sat 2nd July Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, 1 Belgrave Road, B12 9FF To celebrate the end of year show of student work, Joseph Chamberlain College are once again staging an ...
Golf Activity in Moseley Park and Pool 10:00 – 16:00 Sat 2nd July Moseley Park, B13 8DD Ever thought about playing golf? Then find out more by testing your skills in the Moseley...
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You know you’re getting old when the music of your youth is neatly packaged up into compilation albums and package tours/festivals.
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A man is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (July 1) after being charged with robbing a 74-year-old woman in Handsworth.
A rapist has been jailed for life – to serve a minimum of 10 years – after brutal attacks on two vulnerable women as they walked through the streets of Birmingham.
A man has been arrested after a woman was knocked to the floor and dragged across the ground during a handbag snatch in Handsworth.
A serial handbag robber who targeted lone women in Birmingham has been jailed.
A man who launched a frenzied knife attack on his partner following a drinking binge at a memorial event has been jailed for 16 years.
Police in Wolverhampton are urging witnesses to come forward after a man in a wheelchair allegedly exposed himself to shoppers on a supermarket car park.
A new West Midlands Police dog has been named after a brave three year-old boy who is battling a brain tumour.
Police in Walsall are searching for a local man who went missing from home this morning (Wednesday 29 June) − and are urging members of the public to report any suspected sightings.
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The Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been backed by the business community, with companies voting to extend for another five years.
Birmingham City Council has won ‘Social Housing Provider of the Year’ at the Insider Residential Property Awards 2016.
Data shows an average 37 per cent increase in the number of people using towpaths for leisure purposes and commuting Canals in Birmingham are now more popular than ever thanks to a £14 million project to improve 54km of towpath in and around...
Response by Birmingham City Council to Kevin Abraham on 1 July 2016 .
A new agreement to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers operating in Birmingham city centre comes into effect today (1 July 2016).
Large quantity of garden waste fly tipped two nights running 29 30 June.
Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Kevin Abraham on 1 July 2016 .