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Birmingham cabs in ‘go slow’ protest over bus lane cameras 

29 Jul

Minicab drivers warn of fare increases for passengers if they are not allowed in the Broad Street bus lane...


Woman arrested at BHX on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism… 

29 Jul

Woman arrested at BHX on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.


Opinion: The right to play 

29 Jul

Affinity Sutton has taken the decision to remove all No ball games signs on its estates.


Look: Audi ends up perched on railings after Newtown crash 

29 Jul

Driver walks away uninjured after shunt on High Street...


Stranger accidentally picked up Birmingham man’s wallet and tracked him down 

29 Jul

Radio presenter stunned when package arrived in post with everything including cash still in it...


Regulatory Upgrade of Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust 

29 Jul

Johnnie Johnson Housing Trust today announced that it has been upgraded from its G3 status assigned 18 months ago by the Homes Communities Agency (HCA).


 

29 Jul

Vidfeo: Wolves appoint Jerry Gill as Under-18's coach...


Severn Trent Water supply issues in B30 due to a burst water… 

29 Jul

Severn Trent Water supply issues in B30 due to a burst water pipe in Kings Norton.


Brendon McCullum backs Ian Bell to pass toughest Test 

29 Jul

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has tipped Ian Bell to succeed at number three as England seek to bounce back from their Lord’s trouncing in the Third Ashes Test in Edgbaston starting today.


Woman arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of travelling to Syria 

29 Jul

A woman travelling with three children was arrested at Birmingham Airport today on suspicion of heading to Syria to take part in terrorism.


CSE: What Birmingham City Council told the Mail 

29 Jul

We asked key questions about the 300-plus children who have not been assessed by the MASE programme...


Birmingham’s council tax income lowest in the country because of cheap housing 

29 Jul

City average of 737 per household despite the council tax rate being one of the highest nationally...


Birmingham’s council tax lowest in the country because of cheap housing 

29 Jul

City average of 737 per household despite the rateable values of homes being one of the highest nationally ...


House prices rising faster in Wolverhampton than Birmingham 

29 Jul

City shows increase of 8.3 per cent in the year to June while West Midlands has an average house price of 137,209 ...


Firefighters remember Firefighter Iain McPhee who died fighting… 

28 Jul

Firefighters remember Firefighter Iain McPhee who died fighting a flat fire in Lee Bank.


Paradise Birmingham: When will the roadworks and disruption come to an end? 

28 Jul

How many more months of gridlock will drivers face in Birmingham city centre? We take a look at when the roads are expected to return to normal...


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Comment »

Corbyn’s appeal to young and old Labour ‘will push him past the winning post’ 

29 Jul

Jeremy Corbyn is going to be the new Labour leader because he represents something that is strikingly different in a politically superficial age, even though victory will condemn his party to many...


Chamberlain Hall construction update July 2015 

29 Jul

It has been three months since my last update on the redevelopment of Chamberlain Hall and all work is now moving towards the student residence's Autumn opening.


Shirley Library was moved into the ailing Parkgate project, Brasshouse comes to the rescue in Birmingham 

28 Jul

Both events occurred when Mark Rogers (now Birmingham’s Chief Executive and Director of Economy) was at the helm.


Be wise owls and start walking Birmingham 

28 Jul

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, hopes Birmingham’s owl invasion can encourage more people to put their best foot forward on the road to a healthier lifestyle.


Lack-of-Support-Management 

28 Jul

Here is an open letter from a city sheltered housing tenant to a council support manager about the unbearable effect of budget cuts (or,  from a ‘stakeholder’ to a support manager about the regrettable but necessary effect of ‘...


Forget Manchester, why can’t Birmingham have a city region like Leeds? 

27 Jul

“Cornwall leapfrogs West Midlands in devolution race” was the headline over Paul Dale’s recent report on the Government’s devolution deal with Cornwall Council.


A 2007 vision for library finally starting to take shape 

27 Jul

Local government correspondent Neil Elkes remembers a vision for the new library from eight years ago which is only now starting to bear fruit ...


Shut up Tony Blair 

27 Jul

Trend analysis is not an exact science or, indeed, an actual science but when a former Prime Minister is quoted it does not require Heisenberg`s uncertainty principle to deduce a high probability that the speaker has gone stark, raving bonkers...


Birmingham Labour group must clamour for change or get behind Sir Albert Bore 

24 Jul

Few seem to grasp seriousness of Improvement Panel's damning review of Birmingham City Council ...


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City-centre news »

Birmingham cabs in ‘go slow’ protest over bus lane cameras 

29 Jul

Minicab drivers warn of fare increases for passengers if they are not allowed in the Broad Street bus lane...


Sponsored Cycle Ride for St Mary’s Hospice 

29 Jul

This Summer Fr Roger Peck, a Priest of the Diocese, is cycling from Santander, Spain, to St Malo on the north coast of Brittany to raise funds for St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham.


Interactive Map: CCTV in Birmingham 

29 Jul

Birmingham City Council has revealed that there are 342 CCTV cameras in operation around Birmingham.


Look: Audi ends up perched on railings after Newtown crash 

29 Jul

Driver walks away uninjured after shunt on High Street...


Stranger accidentally picked up Birmingham man’s wallet and tracked him down 

29 Jul

Radio presenter stunned when package arrived in post with everything including cash still in it...


Kendall out of leadership race, betting odds suggest 

29 Jul

Data from the OddsChecker  suggests that Liz Kendall has a 2.44%   chance of winning the Labour leadership contest , placing her in fourth place in the race, according to Bet365.


Paradise Birmingham: When will the roadworks and disruption come to an end? 

28 Jul

How many more months of gridlock will drivers face in Birmingham city centre? We take a look at when the roads are expected to return to normal...


Heated exchanges at PSCO meeting with West Midlands Police Chief Constable as cuts announced 

28 Jul

Tensions run high as PSCOs told of plans to "significantly reduce" their numbers by 2020 at higher rate than regular officers...


Heated exchanges at PCSO meeting with West Midlands Police Chief Constable as cuts announced 

28 Jul

Tensions run high as PCSOs told of plans to "significantly reduce" their numbers by 2020 at higher rate than regular officers...


Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid ‘will be exploring government funding opportunity to help victims of domestic violence’ 

27 Jul

After a £3.2 million budget investment to help victims of domestic violence and abuse was announced ,  Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) confirmed that it will put forward a proposal for the funds.


Centenarian Vera Longcroft has 100 party guests 

27 Jul

Popular pensioner Vera Longcroft has reached 100 and celebrated her milestone birthday appropriately - with more than 100 members of her family and friends.


Birmingham councillor to Cameron: ‘49% of youth in poverty is not helping integration’ 

27 Jul

A Birmingham councillor has said the government needs to address “real issues” in youth poverty in the city if they are serious about tackling inclusion.


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Aston Villa »

The new-look Aston Villa 

29 Jul

With the signing of José Ángel Crespo and the seemingly imminent arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor, Aston Villa Football Club will be fielding a completely different team to the one we saw at the end of last season.


Audio – Gray’s Adebayor Concern 

29 Jul

Audio - Gray's Adebayor Concern Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/07/2015 13:58:00 Former player and assistant manager Andy Gray has spoken of his concern about Villa's imminent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor.


Adebayor – Now Berbatov – And Baker 

29 Jul

Adebayor - Now Berbatov - And Baker Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/07/2015 13:23:00 What better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon - here's today's media transfer wibblings.


Tamworth Trip Tonight 

29 Jul

Tamworth Trip Tonight Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/07/2015 13:02:00 An Aston Villa XI head to The Lamb tonight to take on Tamworth FC.


Crespo Talks Fish & Chips 

29 Jul

Crespo Talks Fish Chips Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/07/2015 12:54:00 New signing Jose Angel Crespo has revealed in his first interview since joining the club that he can't wait to try fish and chips.


Kozak Brace Almost Sinks Wolves 

29 Jul

Kozak Brace Almost Sinks Wolves Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:29/07/2015 12:36:00 Libor Kozak continued his return to form and fitness following his lengthy broken leg issues by bagging another two goals against Wolverhampton Wanderers...


KOZAK AT THE DOUBLE: WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 – ASTON VILLA 2 

29 Jul

With travelling fans so eager to see Sherwood’s new signings in action that kick-off was delayed, the gaffer gave his new boys another chance to show what they can do, making only two changes to the side that started against Walsall last weekend...


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Birmingham City FC »

Birmingham City: I’m much more confident ahead of the new season, Demarai Gray warns 

29 Jul

Birmingham City#27;s prodigious winger Demarai Gray is looking forward to his second full season...


WATCH: Whose ground is that? 

29 Jul

Everyone knows that Birmingham City Football Club play at St Andrew’s, don’t they...


Sask’s Thoughts On Cotterill 

29 Jul

Sask's Thoughts On Cotterill Vitalfootball:Birmingham:29/07/2015 16:01:00 Sask's opinion on the Birmingham City winger David Cotterill.


Crawley sign goalkeeper Preston 

29 Jul

League Two side Crawley Town sign former Birmingham City goalkeeper Callum Preston on a one-year deal.


Birmingham City – Remembering Chucho two years after his death 

29 Jul

Remembering Birmingham City striker Christian #27;Chucho#27; Benitez two years after his shock death...


Birmingham City – Fans turn out for Solihull Moors friendly 

29 Jul

Birmingham City fans were in attendance yesterday evening as Blues drew 1-1...


 

29 Jul

Sports Desk Live - July 29...


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Sport »

England on top after Anderson burst 

29 Jul

England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.


Offer from Wasps – Singha 7s 

29 Jul

Buy One Get One Free...


Latest on Wasps COACHCLASS 

29 Jul

Update on information...


100+ Club 

29 Jul

Winners for April, May, June & July...


Aston Villa Closing In On Spurs Man Adebayor 

29 Jul

Sky reported earlier on Tuesday that the 31-year-old was spotted at Villa’s training ground and in the evening while they were playing at Wolves in a friendly, news came through that Adebayor was lined up for a medical on Wednesday.


VIDEO: Ashes predictions by Radio 1’s Greg James 

28 Jul

Radio 1's Greg James and The Maccabees' Felix White make their predictions for the third Test of the Ashes which begins on Wednesday at Edgbaston.


VIDEO: Cook not dwelling on Lord’s ‘disaster’ 

28 Jul

England captain Alastair Cook says England have to put the "disaster" of the second Test at Lord's behind them, as they go into the third match of the Ashes series at Edgbaston.


VIDEO: Relive Edgbaston’s classic 2005 Test 

28 Jul

'The Analyst' Simon Hughes guides us through highlights of the memorable Edgbaston Ashes Test in 2005.


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Business »

Guhring to invest £12m in Advanced Manufacturing Hub base 

29 Jul

German precision engineering firm has become the second foreign business to locate to the manufacturing base in Aston which is expected to create 50 jobs and safeguard a further 75 ...


BREAKING NEWS: German firm to move into Advanced Manufacturing Hub 

29 Jul

PRECISION cutting tool manufacturer Guhring is to become the second foreign firm to move into the Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) in Aston, Birmingham.


NEW: LloydsPharmacy owner to acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacies in £125m deal 

29 Jul

THE owner of Coventry-based LloydsPharmacy is set to acquire Sainsbury\'s pharmacy business for £125m.


West Midlands RICS regional board chair joins Colliers 

29 Jul

COLLIERS International has appointed the newly elected RICS West Midlands regional board chair, Monique Royle, as an associate director to its Birmingham licenced & leisure team.


Strong H1 puts National Express on the road to full year success 

29 Jul

BIRMINGHAM-based public transport group, National Express, has said it made strong progress during the first half and remains on course to meet full year expectations.


BGF helps Staffordshire logistics firm deliver growth with £5m deal 

29 Jul

THE Birmingham-based Business Growth Fund has invested £4.9m in a logistics firm to help towards the cost of a key acquisition in the North West.


Top Banana secures Whitbread client win 

29 Jul

Black Country event specialist joins a roster of clients which includes Barclaycard, Primark and Barcardi ...


Two new restaurants secured for Brindleyplace 

28 Jul

ARGENTINIAN-inspired restaurant CAU and Italian chain Zizzi have committed to new 4,000 sq ft  units on the ground floor of Three Brindleyplace in Birmingham.


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Business columns »

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS STINK 

28 Jul

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This energy policy is on a new course sunshine 

28 Jul

In a politically hot and highly regulated sector such as energy, market certainty is what investors value more than anything else.


Maybe gig plus grey could gear up our productivity poser 

28 Jul

Michael Loftus assesses the potential impact of the so-called 'gig economy' ...


Birmingham technology company in line for recognition 

28 Jul

Spica Technologies’ Devicepoint product shortlisted for the Cisco BIG Awards.


Poland or Slovakia in the frame as JLR ups ambitions 

27 Jul

Prof David Bailey assess Jaguar Land Rover's potential move into Eastern Europe by setting up a new base there ...


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Events »

The Destroyers to play the H&H Next Saturday 

29 Jul

After selling out The Hare and Hounds last year we’re over the moon to welcome back The Destroyers  next Saturday 8th August for what is always THE party of the year.


Jazzlines Free Gigs: The Bryan Corbett Quartet 

29 Jul

Renowned Birmingham based trumpet and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett returns to the Jamhouse with his quartet featuring leading members of Birmingham’s jazz scene.


Birmingham Urban Sketchers at SCM! 

28 Jul

Birmingham Urban Sketchers are holding a mini-sketchcrawl in Stirchley (Stirchley Sketchcrawl #3) and have a stall at the market: —–...


New Show: LA Priest 

28 Jul

This Is Tmrw ‘s busy Autumn schedule continues with new another superb booking when they bring LA PRIEST  to the HH on Wednesday 11th November.


Chad Valley 

28 Jul

Chad Valley - O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 27, Nov 15...


Saxophonist to the stars Dax On Sax to play Fumo Birmingham this Saturday 

28 Jul

Hed Kandi resident comes to San Carlo-run Italian restaurant and cocktail bar this Saturday...


Propaganda 

27 Jul

Propaganda - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 02, Oct 15...


Propaganda 

27 Jul

Propaganda - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 25, Sep 15...


36 school holiday ideas that are free or cost next to nothing in Birmingham 

27 Jul

A family guide to the summer holidays in Birmingham, packed with activities that are free or only cost a couple of pounds...


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Music blogs »

Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents 

29 Jul

After two mammoth albums, has Kevin Parker delivered a third? The post Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents appeared first on Redbrick .


Hey hey it’s the Moseley Folk Festival! 

29 Jul

Somewhat unbelievably (where’s the time going this year eh?) it’s just over a month until Mo Folk and this one’s extra special as the festival’s celebrating its tenth anniversary.


Inala @ The New Alexandra Theatre, Monday July 27th 2015 

28 Jul

After helping Paul Simon conquer the charts all over again back in 1986 with one of the decade’s truly classic albums, Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo went on to work with Michael Jackson, release some successful albums of their own and ...


A STATEMENT FROM SLEAFORD MODS 

28 Jul

“I remember January 2014 at The Chameleon Club, three months before we released ‘Divide and Exit’: “Do you mind if I dance behind you on stage mate? Only there’s no...


CBSO celebrates endowment milestone 

28 Jul

£2 million now raised to help continue excellence of orchestra’s work.


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999 »

What Does ‘Sectioned’ Mean? 

29 Jul

This post is mainly aimed at police officers and is intended to ram home what the term ‘sectioned’ means – every police officer in England and Wales needs to understand it, so they can adjust themselves accordingly if necessary...


Woman arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria 

29 Jul

A 30-year-old woman from Leicester has been arrested on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to engage in terrorist acts.


Police search for man wanted for failing to appear at court 

28 Jul

Police have released an image of a man they want to trace in connection with a string of offences committed last year.


Man charged over Erdington child abductions 

27 Jul

A man will appear in court this afternoon charged with trying to abduct two children in Erdington.


Double time for Black Country drug trafficker 

27 Jul

A Walsall man has received prison sentences totalling 17 years following two separate investigations into drug and money laundering offences.


Breach of the Peace 

26 Jul

It was in the Justice of the Peace Act 1361 that the foundations were laid for the common law complaint of a Breach of the Peace.


De-escalation Techniques 

26 Jul

Have you heard this phrase before? A concept quite often referred to in mental health care – it refers to an approach by mental health nurses to diffuse situations of potential violence and resolve them without the professionals resorting...


Appeal to trace Birmingham man missing for a week 

25 Jul

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man missing from his Birmingham home for almost a week.


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LocalGov »

Rubbish everywhere, 29th July 

29 Jul

Loads of rubbish on roads and pavements.


Data Protection of Elective Home Education records 

29 Jul

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Peter Williams on 29 July 2015 .


Red light failed- eastbound, Bordesley Green East, 29th July 

29 Jul

Noticed this morning 10:30, where Richmond Rd crosses Bordesley Green East.


Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care 

29 Jul

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts.


Talbot Way. Yes again and again, 29th July 

29 Jul

The whole of Talbot Way is an utter mess again, there's a new school and important businesses on this street and the council should take serious action.


Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo 

29 Jul

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015).


Data Protection of Elective Home Education records 

29 Jul

Response by Birmingham City Council to Peter Williams on 29 July 2015 .


Still time to have your say on non-emergency patient transport 

29 Jul

There are just over three weeks left for people in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull to give their views on proposals to create a new non-emergency patient transport service.


Pupil support through mentoring / counselling in Sutton Coldfield schools 

29 Jul

Response by Birmingham City Council to Najm Clayton on 29 July 2015 .


Short Breaks Services Statement 

29 Jul

Response by Birmingham City Council to Emily Tyrrell on 29 July 2015 .


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Social media »

The hidden dangers of ethnic minority data in big surveys 

28 Jul

Just because a sample is big, doesn’t mean it’s representative of the people you’re looking for.


the hidden secret to digital transformation 

27 Jul

Every organisation is looking to transform what they are doing.


being the clip art and comic sans police. and why it matters. 

25 Jul

Brand identity is hugely important and many comms folk will relate to this post on the subject.


A open data surgery in Trafford 

24 Jul

Last week the fab Jamie Whyte ran an open data surgery in Trafford… These are the people he helped and how… “ Trafford Centre for Independent Living (CIL) Trafford CIL provide a support service to the 4,500 or so carers in Trafford.


video for comms is now way beyond youtube 

24 Jul

More than 70 per cent of the internet is predicted to be video by 2017.


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