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Birmingham City caretaker boss Malcolm Crosby wants the job full-time 

23 Oct

Chief scout took charge for defeat at Blackburn in first game after Lee Clark was sacked...


Council plans school crossing cuts 

23 Oct

Birmingham City Council proposes cuts to pest control and school crossing services.


Live: Birmingham and West Midlands news for October 23rd 

23 Oct

Bringing you Thursday's live news, sport, traffic and weather from around Birmingham and the West Midlands as it happens...


Birmingham hospitals double free parking period to 30 minutes 

23 Oct

Thousands of patients set to benefit from changes at Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands after Government promised to clamp down on 'unfair' costs...


Outrage as Birmingham social service workers make council funded trip to Chicago to make closer links with Uni of Brum 

23 Oct

The group enjoyed seven days in the US in June as the understaffed department, rated “inadequate” by the Government for the past five years, remained in crisis.


Frankie Gavin won’t dwell on his Civic return 

23 Oct

Birmingham’s Frankie Gavin insists he won’t let the memory of his first defeat in nine years blight his return to Wolverhampton Civic Hall tomorrow night.


English Heritage places dozens of region’s historic buildings on ‘at risk’ list 

23 Oct

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties...


Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts 

23 Oct

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial...


‘Anti-extremism’ school code shelved 

23 Oct

Plans for a code of practice for some religious schools are shelved, the BBC learns, after Home Secretary Theresa May suggested it should be mandatory following the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham.


Birmingham City Council pledges to protect museums, galleries and ballet from cuts 

23 Oct

Birmingham council leader Sir Albert Bore warns cuts could fall elsewhere...


VIDEO: Mental health scheme rolled out 

22 Oct

A scheme partnering police officers in Birmingham with psychiatric nurses has saved £800,000, according to West Midlands Police.


People Like Us Manchester star warns Brummies to beware of stalkers and threats 

22 Oct

Karen Wakefield, who starred in the controversial BBC3 hit People Like Us, revealed she has been stalked and her teenage daughter Madison even threatened by “vile” viewers...


Enormous owls descend on Birmingham 

22 Oct

Hundreds of enormous owls to descend on Birmingham in a city-wide exhibition of public art.


Hundreds of new sites now ‘at risk’ 

22 Oct

While English Heritage adds more sites to its at risk register, Birmingham's Newman Brothers Coffin Works is one of more than 570 historic buildings to be rescued.


The Big Hoot: Birmingham to be invaded by 100 giant owls for art event 

22 Oct

Owl statues each standing five-and-a-half feet tall will flock to city for public art event next summer in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital...


Birmingham’s kart star Arran Mills to follow in tracks of Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button 

22 Oct

Birmingham teenager Arran Mills triumphs in British Junior Championships...


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Comment »

“It’s good that Cadburys did not link their housing to employment . . .” 

23 Oct

These were the words of a reader on hearing the news that Mondelez International – ‘delicious world’ – have announced job losses (est.


In sickness and in health 

23 Oct

After a period of quiet introspection, I have come to the conclusion that I have been completely wrong in suggesting that Tory ideology is destroying the very fabric of society...


Worcestershire’s devolution debate 

22 Oct

What about us? A chorus of 'me toos' echoed across the land when David Cameron declared, in the wake of the Scottish Referendum result, that we must re-empower our great cities.


UAF National Conference 21 Feb 2015, Central London 

22 Oct

UAF conference is a timely opportunity to discuss how the EDL is attempting to rebuild itself by stirring up Islamophobia and racism, build UN anti-racism day demo, and host discussions on campaigning against UKIP and mainstream parties concessions ...


Why, as a student, the NUS does not represent me 

22 Oct

It would appear that the NUS has a short memory when it comes to the issue of who they can and can't condemn.


Why is the Policy Commission looking beyond armed drone controversies? 

22 Oct

Is not the extrajudicial destruction of life of paramount importance?   Website: “The sixth University of Birmingham Policy Commission looks beyond the controversies surrounding the use of armed drones in the Global War on Terror; the Commission ...


Birmingham declaration against privatisation of Children’s social care 

21 Oct

  Byzantine_K This declaration has been prepared by West Midlands Social Work Action Network, the Birmingham Branch of UNISON and Birmingham against the cuts for debate and discussion at the Public meeting ‘No to the privatisation of children...


Birmingham MP backs CCTV in slaughterhouses 

21 Oct

Call for more humane treatment of animals.


31st October deadline for November Edition 

20 Oct

As agreed at our conference this weekend , the next edition of Slaney Street is scheduled for early November.


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The Big Hoot: Birmingham to be invaded by 100 giant owls for art event 

22 Oct

Owl statues each standing five-and-a-half feet tall will flock to city for public art event next summer in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital...


Birmingham District Energy Scheme 

22 Oct

Trenches in the City Centre explained...


The Digbeth Kid comes home! 

22 Oct

When: Thursday 23 October, 21:00 onwards Where: The Spotted Dog, 104 Warwick Street, Digbeth, B12 0NH By now, I’m sure all our readers are fully aware of our community screenings of Peaky Blinders at the Spotted Dog in Digbeth.


Skippers Fish Bar attack leaves peacemaker scarred for life 

22 Oct

West Midlands Police issued CCTV footage of a suspect believed to have lashed out with a bottle at takeaway in Holloway Circus...


Retired Greek teacher awarded British Empire Medal after six decades of dedication in Birmingham 

21 Oct

Christoforos Cartoudis in the Queen's Honours List for his services to education...


Archbishop of Birmingham visits the Golden Temple, Amritsar 

21 Oct

The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley is visiting Amritsar this week (21 -28 October) at the invitation of Bhai Sahib Dr Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia – the spiritual leader of one of the largest Sikh communities in ...


Metro Consultation for Digbeth 

21 Oct

Centro is planning an extension to the Metro network, to link the HS2 terminus at New Canal Street with a proposed new multi-storey car park at Adderley Street.


2014 AGM 11th November St Anne’s Presbytery 7.30 pm 

21 Oct

Community report on The St Patrick's Festival and Parade 2014.


The Urban Village Vintage Fair 

20 Oct

When: Saturday 25 October, 11:00–16:00 Where: Market Hall, Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: £1 entry fee Urban Village couldn’t stay away from Digbeth forever! This weekend sees the return of the brand to the Custard ...


Police search for girl who lost mum in Birmingham city centre 

20 Oct

Officers issue CCTV image as concerns grow...


Live Music Round Up 

19 Oct

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Birmingham half marathon 2014: The best fancy dress pictures 

19 Oct

Over 20,000 runners took part in this year's Great Birmingham Run.


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Aston Villa »

Roy Keane on Manchester United, Alf-Inge Haaland, Robbie Savage and claims he was disruptive 

22 Oct

Jim White catches up with Roy Keane, on his promotional tour with writer Roddy Doyle, and talks all things Manchester United, Alf-Inge Haaland, Robbie Savage and his fearsome public image...


Drennan Returns – So Time For A Round Up 

22 Oct

Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:22/10/2014 12:15:00 Striker Michael Drennan is set to return to Villa tomorrow following a disappointing recent loan spell at Portsmouth.


Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A Villan 

22 Oct

I should start off by apologising for my absence.


Cole To Fill Hole? 

22 Oct

Paul Lambert is apparently ready to “throw in” Carlos Sanchez against QPR on Monday night.


Grealish Not Going On Loan 

22 Oct

Jack Grealish, who recently signed a 4-year deal with the club is very much under Paul Lambert’s plans this season as Villa are set to reject a loan bid from Nottingham Forest.


Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action 

21 Oct

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:21/10/2014 17:12:00 Paul Lambert on the absence of Jores Okore.


Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury 

21 Oct

Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:21/10/2014 16:59:00 Damn.


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Birmingham City FC »

Twitter Poll: No To Coyle 

23 Oct

Twitter Poll: No To Coyle Vitalfootball:Birmingham:23/10/2014 10:08:00 We asked if people would like Owen Coyle to take over at Blues...


Birmingham Open Rowett Talks 

23 Oct

Birmingham Open Rowett Talks Vitalfootball:Birmingham:23/10/2014 10:01:00 Blues have permission to talk to Rowett; are others still in contention...


Crosby Wants Birmingham Hot Seat 

23 Oct

Crosby Wants Birmingham Hot Seat Vitalfootball:Birmingham:23/10/2014 09:54:00 Caretaker boss would like to be considered for the role...


Man of the Match: Colin Doyle 

23 Oct

Man of the Match: Colin Doyle Vitalfootball:Birmingham:23/10/2014 09:44:00 Here are the results of our poll; Blackburn v Birmingham...


Birmingham City caretaker boss Malcolm Crosby wants the job full-time 

23 Oct

Chief scout took charge for defeat at Blackburn in first game after Lee Clark was sacked...


Sports Desk Live – October 23 

23 Oct

Follow all the latest breaking news today from our sports reporters and our clubs.


Rowett cleared for Blues talks 

22 Oct

Burton Abion boss and former Blues defender Gary Rowett has been given permission to hold talks with Blues over the vacant managerial role at St Andrews.


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Sport »

Frankie Gavin won’t dwell on his Civic return 

23 Oct

Birmingham’s Frankie Gavin insists he won’t let the memory of his first defeat in nine years blight his return to Wolverhampton Civic Hall tomorrow night.


Dream England debut for Benjamin Whittaker 

23 Oct

Darlaston’s Benjamin Whittaker will see “a dream come true” when he travels to Denmark to make his debut for Team England this weekend.


The Academy raring to go!! ! 

22 Oct

The new Romulus Academy team looks ready to take on the challenge after a promising start.


1st XV – Uttoxeter 3 – 53 Handsworth 

22 Oct

Skipper's Spartan-esque Team Talk Prompts Players to Unleash the Fury on Uttoxeter...


LIVE: Women’s Hockey – Birmingham 1sts vs Loughborough 1sts 

22 Oct

Online Sport Editor, Tom Dodd, provides live coverage of today's hockey match...


First Team – Sporting Khalsa 0-1 ROYALS 

22 Oct

Young Royals shine in cup win...


First team experience proving invaluable 

22 Oct

3 more U21s make 1st team debuts at Sporting Khalsa...


All Birmingham football clash promises fireworks 

21 Oct

The University of Birmingham Men's 1st and 2nd football teams will play each other as their season opener.


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Business leaders say Stoke’s HS2 bid will deliver growth for £2bn less than its rival 

23 Oct

BUSINESS leaders across North Staffordshire have said an HS2 station in Stoke-on-Trent should be a priority as the Government looks to determine the high speed rail route between Birmingham and Manche...


Birmingham City Council pledges to maintain services despite £150m cutbacks 

23 Oct

BIRMINGHAM City Council has pledged to maintain a strong focus on culture, museums and the arts as well as on marketing the city, despite having to trim more than £150m from its budget.


English Heritage places dozens of region’s historic buildings on ‘at risk’ list 

23 Oct

Body has added 69 sites across Birmingham and wider region on register which identifies vulnerable historic properties...


Why IChoose Birmingham founder returned to city 

23 Oct

After stints in London with FHM and Shortlist, Tom Cullen returned to his native Birmingham to launch 'freemium' culture news service...


DLA Piper team advises Dignity on bond issue 

23 Oct

Sutton Coldfield funeral services firm issued the bond which saw £64 million to shareholders and a reduction in debt service costs...


Design agency Green Room secures Finance Birmingham backing 

23 Oct

Birmingham practice plans to add at least 40 more staff to consultancy as it prepares to launch London office...


Arts prioritised as Birmingham City Council weighs up major cuts 

23 Oct

The council leader said facilities like the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and groups like the Birmingham Royal Ballet are crucial...


£12m High Temperature Research Centre marks development milestone 

22 Oct

CONSTRUCTION of the University of Birminghams £12m High Temperature Research Centre has reached a significant milestone with the buildings topping out.


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Business columns »

Further investment boost from city fund 

23 Oct

Green Room has designs on growth.


Bournville school means business 

22 Oct

Link up with local employer.


Further boost for Birmingham’s tech entrepreneurs 

21 Oct

Funding awarded to Innovation Birmingham for new programme to develop tech CEOs.


David Bailey: Just how far will JLR’s drive into China go? 

21 Oct

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its new assembly plant in China through a joint venture as it targets a key emerging market for car sales...


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20 Oct

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Events »

Album Review – The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave 

22 Oct

Similar, but definitely not the same.


New Show Announcement: The Blockheads 

22 Oct

We’re delighted to announce that Blues Club will be bringing The Blockheads to the HH for a very intimate show on Saturday 6th December.


The Last Carnival 

22 Oct

The Last Carnival - O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 10, Dec 14...


Interview – Elephant Stone 

21 Oct

Not content with reviewing the live band, and then the latest album The Three Poisons, Katie Grimason has completed the whole set and gone for a quick QA session with Elephant Stone front man Rishi Dhir.


Soul Food Project at AYL Festival 

21 Oct

This Friday 24th Saturday 25th October sees All Years Leaving Festival return to the HH for  it’s second year, bringing with it an eclectic two day line up comprising of the very best new bands from across the country.


Dropkick Murphys – Celtic Punk Invasion Tour 

21 Oct

Dropkick Murphys - Celtic Punk Invasion Tour - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom - 22, Mar 15...


Competition: WIN tickets to see Horrible Christmas at the Old Rep Theatre 

21 Oct

Birmingham Mail Chipper Club is giving you and your family the chance to win tickets to see new show, Horrible Christmas, at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham City Centre.


The Wedding Present – Reissue Launch Event @ The Barfly, Camden – 20th October 2014 

21 Oct

Some time ago David Gedge (DLG) decided it would be a good idea to reissue all of the albums by The Wedding Present in new improved and expanded format.


Erica Nockalls Album Launch and Art Exhibition 

20 Oct

In anticipation of the launch of her second studio album, Birmingham Conservatoire trained violinist Erica Nockalls has prepared a collection of  oil paintings inspired by her new music for her first official art exhibition.


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Music blogs »

Glamming it up 

23 Oct

You can tell Christmas is coming… Three legends of the glam rock seventies are appearing soon at Bilston’s Robin.


Album Review – The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave 

22 Oct

Similar, but definitely not the same.


Live Review & Photo Gallery: Holly Johnson @ The Institute – 19/10/2014 

22 Oct

‘Cum’ again? Yes, Holly Johnson ’s back, 30 years after corrupting the nation’s youth with Relax as part of subversive chart toppers Frankie Goes To Hollywood.


Live Review & Photo Gallery: Johnny Marr + Childhood @ Civic Hall, Wolverhampton – 17/10/2014 

22 Oct

There’s always a danger, one feels, when dealing with former members of bands with that hallowed status, ‘legendary’.


Essential Albums: Kate Bush – The Kick Inside 

22 Oct

It says a lot about an artist when no one else can cover their songs (successfully that is – the Futureheads did a good job but I’m not including Placebo or Hayley Westenra in this).


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Police release CCTV still after attempted smart phone snatch – Small Heath 

22 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after a man attempted to steal a mobile phone from a woman at Small Heath railway station in Birmingham.


Police release CCTV still after attempted smart phone snatch – Small Heath 

22 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help after a man attempted to steal a mobile phone from a woman at Small Heath railway station in Birmingham.


Evidence Based Policing 

21 Oct

The creation of a professional college for policing – part of the professionalisation agenda – is an opportunity to work towards becoming evidence based.


Do you know this woman? Appeal for information after theft – Birmingham New Street 

20 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man and a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of goods from a shop on the concourse at Birmingham New Street railway station...


Do you know this woman? Appeal for information after theft – Birmingham New Street 

20 Oct

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man and a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of goods from a shop on the concourse at Birmingham New Street railway station...


Appeal after father verbally-abused in front of nine-year-old son – Birmingham/Burton/Derby 

16 Oct

Do you recognise either of these men...


Appeal after father verbally-abused in front of nine-year-old son – Birmingham/Burton/Derby 

16 Oct

Do you recognise either of these men...


Erasing History 

16 Oct

Do you know what I mean by a ‘vanilla’ tweet? – the phrase is one I’ve heard a lot and it refers to something fairly inoffensive, but bland that doesn’t tell you a huge amount whilst purporting to inform.


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LocalGov »

Media Watch – Oct 23 

23 Oct

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Arts are ‘still a priority’ for cash-strapped city council (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Support for culture, museums and the arts will remain a priority for Birmingham City Council despite...


Responding to the challenge, looking to the future 

23 Oct

A Green Paper from Birmingham City Council October 2014 Sir Albert Bore wrote: As you will be aware, Birmingham City Council has been dealing with the challenge of significant funding cuts since 2010.


Dead fox, 23rd October 

23 Oct

There is a dead fox on the side walk outside 474 Alcester road south B14 6EP which has been there since monday childern on thier way to school are at risk of birds attacking them.


Pink and black graffiti along Pershore Road., 22nd October 

22 Oct

Graffiti has appeared on the black gates on the derelict building right next to the canal path just after the Lifford Lane Junction, it also appears on some advertising boards just further on down the road and on the new,y painted wall where...


Graffiti on the wall once again., 22nd October 

22 Oct

On Longbridge Lane on the same side as the train station just past it, graffiti has reappeared after it got cleaned away last week, it's the exact same word and is quite large, they cleared it off so good last time in the same colour grey...


Development Projects (Afghanistan) | Westminster Hall debates 

22 Oct

Reports.


Birmingham’s Trafalgar Day 2014 celebrations announced 

22 Oct

Trafalgar Day celebrations will take place in Birmingham on Sunday, October 26.


Faded road marking, 22nd October 

22 Oct

The lane markings at the junction of Pebble Mill Road (Eastbound) turning onto Pershore Rd have faded enough that people fail to notice them.


Green-fingered tenants bring colour to communities 

22 Oct

Three times winner Hilary Jones - best communal garden Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city came up roses at the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Tuesday 21 October).


Media Watch – Oct 22 

22 Oct

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Children’s homes to be run by firm (BBC online) Five children’s homes will be run by the private sector according to plans by the city council.


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Social media »

Join Reputed Andy1st Driving School For Top-Class Training 

23 Oct

Learning to drive is a tough skill to develop as it needs a lot of confidence.


How to keep your website ahead of the curve 

22 Oct

With every passing year, the stakes are getting greater for website owners.


why 300 seconds is a really good thing 

20 Oct

300 seconds emerged from a realisation that women were not speaking at tech conferences.


are you getting the social balance right? 

20 Oct

Plan and research, by all means.


SOCIAL CONTENT: Are You Getting the Balance Right? 

20 Oct

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for comms planning and having a purpose.


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