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Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa 

17 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa.


Aston Villa: Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan sidelined following international duty 

17 Nov

Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia aggravates an ankle injury, and Scott Hogan is sidelined after a stomach operation.


Birmingham child murders: Dad guilty of killing son and daughter 

17 Nov

Endris Mohammed killed his son and daughter by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag.


Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest 

17 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.


Birmingham firework death: Arrest on suspicion of murder 

16 Nov

The 22-year-old man is held on suspicion of murdering Tony Nicholls who died after a blaze at his home.


Birmingham’s Frankfurt German Market returns for its 18th year 

16 Nov

Taste of Germany returns as 93 stalls open for business.


Armed patrols as Birmingham Christmas market opens 

16 Nov

A heightened security presence is in place at this year's attraction in Birmingham.


Peaky Blinders history part of police museum plan 

15 Nov

The infamous Birmingham gang's story would form part of a planned new police museum.


Birmingham City University is looking for students to join their Nursing courses. 

15 Nov

Whether you’re looking for a career in Nursing or just thinking about a change of direction,   Birmingham City University’s Nursing courses start in January 2018 and could be the perfect option for you.


Birmingham fatal firework attack: Man arrested 

15 Nov

A 29-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder over the death of Tony Nicholls.


Keinan Davis: Aston Villa’s teenage striker signs new contract until 2020 

15 Nov

Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis signs a new contract with the Championship club until 2020.


Kings Norton man sentenced to six years imprisonment for raping a teenager.  

15 Nov

A man who befriended a teenage girl before raping her has been sentences to six year imprisonment Fesal Aidarus, aged 17 at the time, from Kings Norton, took advantage of the teen after meeting through a mutual friend one evening in October 2015.


Firefighters extinguish fire inside a grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

15 Nov

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 7:30AM this morning (15/11), to reports of a smoke coming from the building.


Guns and a stash of ammunition seized during a dawn raid in Billesley.  

14 Nov

A handgun, sawn-off shot gun and a stash of ammunition have been recovered by West Midlands Police during a dawn raid on Colemeadow Road in Billesley, at around 5.15AM this morning (14/11).


Cat found wandering the streets looks like legendary detective Hercule Poirot.  

14 Nov

The RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre has a kitten in its care with a rather impressive moustache similar to that of the legendary detective Hercule Poirot.


Handsworth man charged over fatal hit-and-run crash 

14 Nov

The man is charged with perverting the course of justice after the death of Krishna Devi Droch, 62.


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Comment »

Unpaid Internships Are a Joke 

17 Nov

Comment Editor Kat Smith discusses why she will not be taking an unpaid internship and why students should not be expected to work for free The post Unpaid Internships Are a Joke appeared first on Redbrick .


Don’t Blame Lecturers for Panopto Policy Breach 

17 Nov

Comment Writer James Moran argues that it is the University, not individual lecturers, who are to blame for the controversy surrounding Panopto The post Don’t Blame Lecturers for Panopto Policy Breach appeared first on Redbrick .


Anchoring community wealth 

16 Nov

Preston’s skyline: Carl Ji , a Chinese student, at the  University of Central Lancashire Austerity has been devolved to local councils and, perversely, areas with higher levels of poverty have been hit hardest, councils have on average faced 40% ...


Housing 28: landlords foresee yet another impact of UC – unpaid rent 

16 Nov

Theresa May: “the government wants people to be able to manage their own (universal credit) budgets” Yet again, the vulnerable suffer.


Maple Bankians: United in Our Struggle 

16 Nov

Comment Writer Lily Haugh smiles through the pain of living in accommodation ignored by the university's plethora of renovations The post Maple Bankians: United in Our Struggle appeared first on Redbrick .


Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: Two Sides to the Same Coin of Government Incompetency 

16 Nov

Comment Writer Rhi Storer criticises the embarrassing incompetency of May's cabinet The post Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: Two Sides to the Same Coin of Government Incompetency appeared first on Redbrick .


Is it just me or has politics got really horrible recently? 

15 Nov

MPs are terrified to say what they really think, we have a government of the living dead and suddenly it's okay to be a bit racist...


STEM shortfall risks growth stall 

15 Nov

The West Midlands is facing a big problem – and it is one that has to be tackled by politicians, business, educators and parents.


These are the 14 Local Authority Day Nurseries the Council plans to close 

15 Nov

The Council is planning to close all its Day Nurseries.


Housing 27: abandon Section 106 

14 Nov

The Financial Times has reported that John Healey, shadow housing minister, has set out Labour’s plans to tighten a housebuilding loophole introduced by the Conservatives that has been blamed for halving the number of “affordable homes” built ...


Free Education: Time to Seize the Moment 

14 Nov

Comment Writer James Brackley argues a free university education is within our grasp The post Free Education: Time to Seize the Moment appeared first on Redbrick .


Balfour Declaration: Britain should have apologised to Palestine 

14 Nov

Comment Writer Tom Shacklock criticises Theresa May on her lack of empathy towards Palestine The post Balfour Declaration: Britain should have apologised to Palestine appeared first on Redbrick .


Save our 14 Birmingham Community Day Nurseries from closure 

13 Nov

The GMB union Birmingham Education branch has launched this petition.


Are we reaching our critical state? 

13 Nov

Will Mapplebeck asks if we are observing the end of politics Remember ‘The End of History’ – Frances Fukuyama’s bold claim 25 years ago that the end of the Cold War meant ideology was over and history as we know it would effectively stop? I ...


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City-centre news »

Live: Birmingham MCM Comic Con 

18 Nov

MCM Comic Con has returned to Birmingham for its final show of 2017.


Birmingham Connected Update – November 2017 

17 Nov

 This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


Malvern Hills Parishes Pilgrimage to Walsingham 

17 Nov

Following a lunchtime conversation between the parish priests of the Malverns parishes it was felt that a joint pilgrimage to Walsingham would be a good thing to offer.


Schools Minister praises St George and St Teresa Primary School on visit 

17 Nov

St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Solihull was praised by Schools Minister Nick Gibb on a special visit yesterday.


Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Ball 

17 Nov

The Trustees of the Kenelm Youth Trust were delighted to host the annual charity ball to celebrate the work of the trust and raise much needed funds to continue the fantastic work for the young people of our diocese.


Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation 

15 Nov

An Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation was held on Sunday 29 October in Coventry Catholic Cathedral with guest speakers Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma.


Tamworth Church’s Creative Juices 

15 Nov

What to do with all those apples? We were letting thousands rot in our gardens so St John the Baptist Parish and Sacred Heart Church held another Apple Festival on the weekend of 15 October.


Remembrance Thank You 

15 Nov

Once again St Thomas More Catholic School in Sheldon Birmingham remembered the Military who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe.


Employment Fraud Alert 

14 Nov

Job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them.


Christmas Menus 

14 Nov

Take a look at the Christmas menus available at the centre here...


Daughter’s emotional plea to find killers after her dad dies in Tile Cross house fire 

14 Nov

The daughter of a man killed when a firework was set off in his Birmingham house has appealed for information to help catch her father’s killers.


Cycling: Birmingham has the highest demand for more investments among 7 cities 

14 Nov

The Birmingham Vintage Ride 2013.


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Aston Villa »

BBC Report – Championship Details For 2017 

17 Nov

BBC Report - Championship Details For 2017 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 21:53:00 The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of Championship football has fallen...


Something For The weekend (590) 

17 Nov

Something For The weekend (590) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 19:08:00 Mostly, sitting around and waiting..


New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL 

17 Nov

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 15:13:00 It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.


A Decent Stab At Optimism Despite Problems For Bruce 

17 Nov

A Decent Stab At Optimism Despite Problems For Bruce Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 11:50:00 Steve Bruce faces the press ahead of the QPR game.


Is There Any Good Aston Villa News Available? Injury Update 

17 Nov

Is There Any Good Aston Villa News Available? Injury Update Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 10:29:00 Ouch and ouch so far this morning with Kodjia and Hogan both out injured.


Another Aston Villa Blow – Strikers Dropping Like Flies 

17 Nov

Another Aston Villa Blow - Strikers Dropping Like Flies Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:17/11/2017 09:51:00 Good grief, our strikers are dropping like flies.


Oh No – Kodjia Blow. 

17 Nov

Oh No - Kodjia Blow.


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Birmingham City FC »

BBC Report – Championship Details For 2017 

17 Nov

BBC Report - Championship Details For 2017 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/11/2017 21:53:00 The BBC's Price of Football annual survey was released this week, and their investigation shows that the price of Championship football has fallen ...


The Three Pointer Vs. Nottingham Forest 

17 Nov

The Three Pointer Vs.


New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL 

17 Nov

New Sky Bet Deal For The EFL Vitalfootball:Birmingham:17/11/2017 15:13:00 It was confirmed earlier today that the EFL had signed a new and improved sponsorship deal with Sky Bet.


Birmingham v N Forest preview 

17 Nov

Craig Gardner is a doubt for Birmingham's clash with Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's on Saturday.


Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Nottingham Forest 

16 Nov

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs.


Rule of 17: Who can still go up? 

16 Nov

At this stage of every season, we can expect the usual cliches to be trotted out: 'The Championship is the most unpredictable league in the world', 'you don't win it in November', 'there's always one side that puts a run together'.


Can we do something for the community? 

16 Nov

Blues Trust aims to promote a good relationship between fans, club and community and we tend to concentrate on the relationship between fans and club.


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Sport »

And now Birch returns!! 

18 Nov

We welcome two new players today including one familiar face.


Tony Pulis answers calls for his head; West Brom’s Nacer Chadli anger 

18 Nov

All of the latest WBA news from the Birmingham Mail...


Aston Villa transfer news and rumours: Winger and striker linked; Bruce offers insight into January plans 

18 Nov

Aston Villa transfer news and other bits and bobs from the Birmingham Mail...


Morrison’s fears, Diamond Davis and Nottingham Forest’s inside track on Birmingham City stars 

18 Nov

All of the latest Birmingham City news from the Birmingham Mail...


Is this the best Christmas shop window display in Birmingham? 

18 Nov

Check out this gorgeous Snow Queen window at ExtraCare in Kings Heath...


Revealed: How much has Birmingham’s summer bin strike cost 

18 Nov

Three months of industrial action, emergency cover, legal fees and lost income from recycling add up...


Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce: “We will have to beg, steal and borrow” 

17 Nov

The manager was speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's clash with Queens Park Rangers...


Driver climbs through McDonald’s drive-thru window to SMASH till before CRASHING car and closing city tunnel 

17 Nov

Astonishing four-hour drama included man being spotted standing on the wrong side of the railings on Lee Bank Middleway...


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    Council’s controversial Service Birmingham IT company to be wound up in January saving £43 million over four years 

    17 Nov

    Parent company Capita will still provide IT support to city council...


    Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless vehicles on public roads 

    17 Nov

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    16 Nov

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    Innovation Birmingham Campus and RE-Rise Foundation to drive start-up success in UK and India.


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    17 Nov

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    17 Nov

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    16 Nov

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    16 Nov

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    Events »

    Hare & Hounds Pick of the Weekend: Chaos In The CBD 

    17 Nov

    Once again, we’re back with our pick of the weekend.


    New Show: Shame 

    17 Nov

    We’re delighted to announce that This Is Tmrw will be bringing south-London post-punk band  Shame , to  Hare Hounds  on Tuesday 17th April.


    Christmas at Bullring & Grand Central 

    17 Nov

    Christmas is in the bag at Bulling & Grand Central this season...


    Birmingham’s Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel, 17 Nov 2017 – 7 Jan 2018 

    16 Nov

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    16 Nov

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    15 Nov

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    17 Nov

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    Live Review: Dekmantel Warehouse Project 

    17 Nov

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    Live Review: DJ Artwork 

    17 Nov

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    MNDR & Scissor Sisters – Twerlk 

    17 Nov

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    Seni’s Law 

    16 Nov

    Earlier this month, Steve Reed MP, introduced a private member’s bill to the House of Commons which is being informally referred to as Seni’s Law – the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017.


    PaCA – The ‘What If’ Questions 

    13 Nov

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    9 Nov

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    Inspector to Inspector 

    6 Nov

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    Timing Is Everything 

    4 Nov

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    Half Hour Checks  

    2 Nov

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    31 Oct

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    Potholes all the way down this street, 18th November 

    18 Nov

    There are potholes the whole length of Mayfield road that make it dangerous to cycle.


    Bins & Recycling still not collected, 17th November 

    17 Nov

    Every week I put my bins out on the street, and every week I come back to find them I unemptied.


    Data Protection Officer 

    17 Nov

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Robb Stark on 17 November 2017 .


    Dumped clothing, 17th November 

    17 Nov

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    Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

    17 Nov

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mark on 17 November 2017 .


    Dead cat and rubbish, 17th November 

    17 Nov

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    Council Tax 

    17 Nov

    Response by Birmingham City Council to Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra on 17 November 2017 .


    Broken water pipe, 17th November 

    17 Nov

    There seems to be a broken pipe leaking water out from under the road.


    Hairdressers waste costs 

    17 Nov

    Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Nicola on 17 November 2017 .


    Case Management Software System for Social Care 

    17 Nov

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mr V Choksi on 17 November 2017 .


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    Key comms lessons from the manchester terror attack and 24 points of learning from #firepro2017 

    17 Nov

    The FirePRO event in Birmingham comms2point0 supported saw a some of the best learning you are likely to come across.


    parental advisory: a list of 50 swear words to add to your facebook page’s blocked list 

    17 Nov

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    why #ourday might just be the most important day of the year for local government 

    16 Nov

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    16 Nov

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