Trams running from Birmingham to the Wolverhampton have not made a profit in the 17 years since the first line opened, the BBC reveals.
A "major" child abuse investigation is started in an area of Birmingham after a man is arrested and charged with making indecent images of children.
Major investigation underway after a man from Alum Rock was charged with making indecent images of children.
By Robin Miller and Catherine Mangan, senior fellows at the Health Services Management Centre and Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham “Some GPs are very prescriptive.
Details of the findings from an undercover investigation into Birmingham children’s services have emerged.
Record-breaking one million people from outside the UK visited Birmingham last year.
Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet confirmed.
Cllr Brigid Jones responds to claims that trust move is a panic measure or forced by Government...
Gold medal for the Birmingham City Council garden at Chelsea Flower Show.
Birmingham City Council’s children’s services to be run by a voluntary trust.
UKIP leader slams David Cameron's warnings about the dangers of Brexit as build up to referendum vote heats up...
Winning council display was inspired by the 'eye of a needle' artwork of Willard Wigan...
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Road in Nechells cordoned off following reports of a shot fired.
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Birmingham's children's services will be run by a trust in a bid to improve after seven years of failings.
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For several years Birmingham city council has been keen to give the impression that many of the measures imposed upon it by the Government actually flowed from the Council House.
A ten year wait for the redevelopment of the former Moseley Meteor Ford site is over with work starting on the construction of a Marks Spencer food store , http://www.
Granton Medical Centre’s Patient Participation Group is to hold its first Open Day.
After a busy evening of making a new Mayor of Walsall and a new Deputy Mayor of Walsall, adjourning the meeting of full council to the Mayor`s parlour for the ceremonial opening of the municipal drinks cabinet has to be a very good idea...
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is the latest senior Labour figure to back Britain remaining in the EU, warning that Brexit would make the fight against terrorism more...
On 25th-26th May 2016, Millennium Point, Birmingham, UK, t he university of Birmingham will be hosting a technical conference on the progress of fuel cell hydrogen .
Steve Beauchampé is off to find some ear plugs.
Around 29,000 people die prematurely each year in the UK because of air pollution, according to Public Health England in 2014.
In these enlightened times of character assassination by sound bite, gossip and actual defamation, it is interesting to look back at a more chivalrous age when aristocratic politicians desperate to wield power would demand satisfaction from opponents...
Recently, members of the public are joining the awareness campaign in becoming Dementia Friends, and Dementia Champions.
On April 6 2016, the annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards paid tribute to people who improve the lives of animals, at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.
The latest event to discuss about the EU Referendum comes to Birmingham City University’s Curzon Building.
More than one hundred people have attended a two day pilot of a DVD resource called “The GIFT – a life in the Spirit“ course for parishes and small groups at Oscott College.
When: Monday 6 – Friday 10 June, 09:00-16:00 Where: Avoca Court, 23 Moseley Road, Digbeth, B12 0HJ iSE are there to support all social enterprises in Digbeth, and starting in June, for the first week of every month, they will … Continue reading...
On Tuesday 24th May Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet) launched two Career Colleges, a new concept in employer-led education, giving students the real skills to secure great jobs, and directly addressing the region’s skills gap.
Series three of Peaky Blinders is steaming ahead (don’t worry – there are no spoilers here!), and after fighting off the competition, the Shelby family move into the territory of Birmingham’s Italian mobsters.
One of the new Metro trams will be named Ozzy Osborne on Thursday 26 May.
Chaophraya now have a menu to help you celebrate Graduation Day.
When: Saturday 4th June, 15:00-06:00 Where: Club PST, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QU Tickets from £5 (children under 16 free) Vivia Brazil and Club PST present Birmingham’s first Brasilian Street Carnival – and where else would it take ...
Birmingham makerspace fizzPOP recently held a special Meetup event in conjunction with Explore360VR.
Cosplay is a Japanese term: a mixture of the English words costume and role-play.
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We finished the season rock bottom of the Premier League after the players we so happily paid to watch completely disgraced themselves and the club.
New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia is confident he will pass the Premier League and Football League's fit and proper person test.
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Aston Villa everywhere fans rejoiced last week when the news broke that the club had finally been sold.
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No Return Home for Tomasz Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/05/2016 08:38:00 Lech Poznan have had an enquiry for Tomasz Kuszczak rejected...
Birmingham City Football Club Supporters Forum: May 2016 PUBLISHED BY BLUES COLLECTIVE Confirmed Attendees: Blues Trust, Blues Collective, Redditch Blues, BCFC ...
Ahead of play-off final weekend, we dig into the Sky Sports Vault to look back to 2007 when Derby beat West Brom.
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Paul Collingwood and centurion Keaton Jennings help Durham to a four-wicket victory against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Keaton Jennings completed his third century of the Specsavers County Championship season as Durham wrapped up a four-wicket win over Division One rivals Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
Champions Leicester made £93m while bottom club Aston Villa received £66.6m 25 May ~ Despite Leicester’s triumph, it was Arsenal who made the most money in the Premier League during the 2015-16 season.
Durham's Keaton Jennings hits an unbeaten 88 to steer his side to within 84 runs of victory against Warwickshire.
Warwickshire's Chris Woakes takes 9-36 as he warms up for a possible England Test recall by bowling out Durham.
Chris Woakes celebrated his call-up to the England squad in style, taking 9-36 in a stunning spell as Warwickshire bowled Durham out for 190 at Edgbaston.
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27 May 2016 - Rock Pop at The RoadHouse Birmingham They take pride in their renditions to make sure they sound as close to the original track as is possible.
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26 May 2016 - Rock Pop at The Hop Pole Inn If you have seen these guys before you will be here again, performing blues rock and funk they really no how to do it...
Scroobius Pip returns to the HH with his iconic club night, We Are Lizards, this Friday 27th May.
RICHARD LUTZ watches Shakespearean power usurped by chaotic insanity at The Birmingham Rep An old man gives up his throne and divides his kingdom in three.
27 May 2016 - Club at Cogs Bar FREE It's all about the summer vibes, the party , the dancing , the spirits and the moment when you loose yourself in the Night fever !!! Alternative, Indie, Pop and more.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries following a collision in Aston on Friday (20 May).
Police are urgently appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing in the Birmingham area.
Three more people have been charged in connection with a double shooting in Birmingham last October that left one man dead and another fighting for his life.
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An armed thug was caught following a two month violent crime spree when he was recognised by one of his victims after co-incidentally popping up in the “people you may know" section of his Facebook feed.
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Request to Birmingham City Council by mark davis .
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All communications sent to Washwood Councillors in connection with the proposed closure of Ward End Park play area.FOI request: Birmingham CC 25 May
Response by Birmingham City Council to Shamsur Rehman on 25 May 2016 .
As Birmingham marks Islam Awareness Week and prepares for the annual Birmingham Pride festival, new cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality Cllr Waseem Zaffar celebrates the contributions of these communities to the city.
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Request sent to Birmingham City Council by mark davis on 25 May 2016 .
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Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 25 May 2016 .