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Women’s Super League One: Birmingham City Ladies v Arsenal Ladies 

28 Jun

Live coverage of Wednesday's Women's Super League One game between Birmingham City Ladies and Arsenal Ladies.


Bears held up by rain at Edgbaston 

28 Jun

Warwickshire's hopes of forcing a three-day victory against Nottinghamshire are scuppered by more rain at Edgbaston.


Colchester sign Birmingham’s Johnstone 

28 Jun

Colchester United sign Birmingham City forward Denny Johnstone for an undisclosed fee with various add-ons.


EU referendum results: Did your area of Birmingham vote to Brexit? 

28 Jun

The Brexit battle in the city was the most fierce in the UK - but data reveals how the votes differed wildly across the city...


Investigation underway after an elderly woman was dragged to the… 

28 Jun

Investigation underway after an elderly woman was dragged to the ground in Handsworth.


Former Birmingham City Council housing officer sentenced to… 

28 Jun

Former Birmingham City Council housing officer sentenced to three years imprisonment for fraud.


HS2 ‘could be delayed by a year’ 

28 Jun

Stark warning from government watchdog the National Audit Office over target completion date of 2026...


Transfer Rumours – June 28 

28 Jun

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Demand Brexit government replaces Birmingham’s £300m EU funding 

28 Jun

Birmingham and Midlands Engine will drive economic growth if Government replaces business support currently provided by EU say councillors...


Former Phoenix House on Newhall Street will be ‘unrecognisable’… 

27 Jun

Former Phoenix House on Newhall Street will be ‘unrecognisable’ after renovations and rebranding.


Birmingham man ‘kept explosives at his home’ 

27 Jun

A 28-year-old man accused of keeping explosives at his home is charged with preparing for acts of terrorism.


Birmingham’s infamous Spaghetti Junction set for six months of delays 

27 Jun

Motorists using one of the best known motorway junctions in the UK face six months of roadworks - including total weekend closures.


BREAKING: Man from Alum Rock has been charged with preparing for… 

27 Jun

BREAKING: Man from Alum Rock has been charged with preparing for acts of terrorism.


Dog found with hook in neck in Birmingham needs new home 

27 Jun

A new home is being sought for a dog found tethered in a Birmingham garden by a climbing hook...


Brexit: HS2 investment hangs in balance says Birmingham MP 

27 Jun

Warning that flagship 50bn high speed rail project could fall victim to Brexit vote with knock on hit for Birmingham regeneration projects...


Bromsgrove’s new multi-million pound railway station opens… 

27 Jun

Bromsgrove’s new multi-million pound railway station opens to passengers on Tuesday 12th July 2016.


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Comment »

Early Years budget ‘less than a third of what is need’ 

28 Jun

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.


City council leader comments on referendum result 

28 Jun

Cllr John Clancy on planning Birmingham’s future outside the EU.


Brexit: Ten questions facing Birmingham 

27 Jun

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.


EU exit a political earthquake, but the aftershocks are only beginning 

27 Jun

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.


Birmingham in Pictures XX 

27 Jun

Here is my latest update on my series, Birmingham in Pictures, celebrating Birmingham through my perspective.


Disunited Kingdom 

26 Jun

As soon as Scotland gains independence, Steve Beauchampe’s emigrating there.


Birmingham Pub Bombings – without truth there is no peace for victims 

25 Jun

The dreadful, ongoing impact of the attacks revealed by a victim's family...


All you need to know about how to leave the EU, and the odds on a General Election 

24 Jun

Britain has voted to wave goodbye to the European Union, but how do we actually leave? With a new Prime Minister in the wings and a possible no confidence motion...


The Governance of the WMCA – where’s the democracy and public participation? 

24 Jun

The West Midlands Combined Authority was officially launched at its AGM on 10 June.


Driving over the edge 

24 Jun

Richard Lutz watches Britain head for the precipice I first realised that there was a torrent of reactive Leave opinion when I was at a wedding reception on Tyneside two years ago.


The EU referendum: what next? 

24 Jun

  As a Moseley reader emailed earlier, the referendum is non-binding.


Last Boult 

24 Jun

Rare footage of Sir Adrian Boult shown before final performance in namesake concert hall One of the first classical music performances to be filmed in colour will be screened ahead of the last ever concert in Birmingham's Adrian Boult Hall this ...


A matter of form – Leviathan Birmingham 

23 Jun

Running from the 21 to 25 June BE Festival is a fusion of theatre, dance, circus, comedy, music, visual and performing arts.


Fear and Loathing in the European Union 

23 Jun

Redbrick writer Matt McCrory explores how the upcoming referendum has been portrayed from both campaigns and what this means for the future of Britain.


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City-centre news »

How young people have screwed themselves over in one chart 

28 Jun

Every time you see a young person skating in the park, push them over and refuse to say sorry.


Corbyn must stay and help build the post-Brexit Britain he always envisaged 

28 Jun

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.


The Friday Film Session 

28 Jun

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...


Foosball Competition 

27 Jun

Bullring invite to celebrate a summer of sport featuring free foosball tables to mark Euro fever.


New book about Priesthood by Dr Judith Champ 

27 Jun

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.


Open Project Night 

27 Jun

When: Mondays, 18:30-22:30 Where: Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, B5 5NR Every Monday at Impact Hub Birmingham, the doors are flung open extra wide to invite in thinkers and doers.


Make-up tips for summer with Ruby Hammer 

27 Jun

Make-up tips to look on-trend all summer long, brought to you by Browse Magazine's renowned make-up artist Ruby Hammer.


Selfridges Jo Malone Events 

27 Jun

Jo Malone London Boutique at Selfridges invite you to join them for their exclusive Bath and Body events in July and August.


Live Music Round Up 

26 Jun

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Yumzee 

25 Jun

Yumzee is a bit of a mash-up between Come Dine With Me and AirBnB, and has been creating a storm on the Brum foodie scene.


Brexit actually happened. What now for young people? 

25 Jun

Pictured: ‘dunno’ vote visualised.


YikYak Reacts: EU Referendum 

24 Jun

The referendum has meant that the United Kingdom has made its decision to leave the European Union.


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Aston Villa »

Birmingham Games Switched On Police Advice 

28 Jun

Birmingham Games Switched On Police Advice Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/06/2016 16:16:00 Not a great shock to see the home and away games against Birmingham City moved this season is it - if anything the only surprise is the announcement has...


Grealish Starts 2016/17 The Right Way 

28 Jun

Grealish Starts 2016/17 The Right Way Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:28/06/2016 16:10:00 With the headlines Jack Grealish created last summer by doing what all footballers do in their down time, the lad has certainly learned this time around.


Respect the Championship, but don’t fear it 

28 Jun

The Championship fixtures were eagerly greeted last week and, for many, their release signified the severance of our time as a Premier League club.


Are Players Set For A Football Exit? 

28 Jun

Are Players Set For A Football Exit? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/06/2016 23:56:00 With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed...


League Cup & Luton On The TV 

27 Jun

League Cup Luton On The TV Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/06/2016 18:47:00 With the opening Championship game of the 2016/17 season against Sheffield Wednesday selected for television coverage, our return to the first round of the League Cup...


Does Agbonlahor have a future at Villa Park? 

27 Jun

Does Gabby Agbonlahor have a future at Villa Park under Roberto Di Matteo? The former fan favourite has been on a downward spiral for the past few seasons, hitting rock bottom during the last campaign when he hit the front pages too frequently...


Gabby Agbonlahor – Shaped Up – Now Ship Out? 

27 Jun

Gabby Agbonlahor - Shaped Up - Now Ship Out? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:27/06/2016 12:57:00 So, the Gabby Agbonlahor question has once again surfaced...


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Birmingham City FC »

Under 21’s striker moves to League Two side 

28 Jun

Under 21's striker moves to League Two side Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/06/2016 14:12:00 Birmingham City have agreed to the sale of Denny Johnstone to League Two side Colchester United...


Colchester sign Birmingham’s Johnstone 

28 Jun

Colchester United sign Birmingham City forward Denny Johnstone for an undisclosed fee with various add-ons.


Opinion: Will Arthur Shine? 

28 Jun

Opinion: Will Arthur Shine? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:28/06/2016 11:29:00 Sask's opinion on Koby Arthur.


England’s Gone Out To Iceland 

28 Jun

Yeah ok, not quite the same as their snappy strapline in their ads – but hey ho.


Sports Desk Live – June 28 

28 Jun

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


Are Players Set For A Football Exit? 

28 Jun

Are Players Set For A Football Exit? Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/06/2016 23:56:00 With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed...


Opinion: Championship table prediction 

28 Jun

Opinion: Championship table prediction Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/06/2016 23:43:00 Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses how he thinks the table will look come the 7th of May 2017...


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Sport »

Bears held up by rain at Edgbaston 

28 Jun

Warwickshire's hopes of forcing a three-day victory against Nottinghamshire are scuppered by more rain at Edgbaston.


100 Club – June draw 

28 Jun

The draw for June in the 100 Club has been made.


Clarke runs & wickets puts Bears on top 

27 Jun

Rikki Clarke follows a three-wicket haul with an unbeaten half-century as Warwickshire build a lead against Notts.


New Signing : 

27 Jun

Washbourne becomes a Royal...


Lordswood School and Romulus FC Academy Partnership for 2016/17 

26 Jun

Lordswood High School, based in Harbourne South Birmingham and Romulus partner to create unique Education and Football Academy for 2016/17.


County Championship: Boyd Rankin burst edges rain-hit day for Warwickshire 

26 Jun

Boyd Rankin takes three wickets in 24 balls as Warwickshire have the better of a rain-hit opening day against Notts.


Romulus Academy make great impression on Pro Licence days 

25 Jun

Last week Romulus Academy were invited to attend St George's Park to work with the latest graduating Pro Licence candidates..


Romulus FC Academy make great impression on Pro Licence days 

25 Jun

Last week Romulus Academy were invited to attend St George's Park to work with the latest graduating Pro Licence candidates..


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Business »

Dignity part-completes £43m acquisition deal 

28 Jun

SUTTON Coldfield funeral directors, Dignity, has completed the acquisition of the freeholds for three crematoria.


Spending watchdog red flags HS2 costs and timetable 

28 Jun

THE HS2 high speed rail link between Birmingham and London is likely to be delayed and over-budget, the national spending watchdog has said.


Penso plans new jobs after £1m Finance Birmingham backing 

28 Jun

Vehicle modification firm will use new capital to support production of a new and greener Mercedes-Benz Taxi...


Birmingham wins back top TV awards 

27 Jun

BIRMINGHAM is to one again stage the annual television sports-fest, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.


Car park disposal set to kickstart £100m redevelopment scheme 

27 Jun

A KEY development site in Birmingham city centre is set to be sold off by the city council as it looks to generate funding for the further transformation of the area.


Brexit: HS2 investment hangs in balance says Birmingham MP 

27 Jun

Warning that flagship 50bn high speed rail project could fall victim to Brexit vote with knock on hit for Birmingham regeneration projects...


Council considers Corporation Street disposals to fund Snow Hill Masterplan 

27 Jun

A COLLECTION of city centre office buildings are set to be marketed by Birmingham City Council in an attempt to generate funds towards the delivery of the £600m Snow Hill Masterplan.


Fresh orders prompt expansion at Birmingham printer 

27 Jun

SPECIALIST printer Hollywood Monster has responded to an increasing in orders by expanding the size of its Birmingham operation.


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Business columns »

Prospective Brummie business people remain undaunted 

29 Jun

It would take a muich higher than average salary to lure budding Birmingham entrepreneurs away from their small business dreams.


£1 million investment drives production for Coventry manufacturer 

28 Jun

Deal will create twenty new jobs and safeguard fifty more over the next twelve months.


Investment boost for public transport 

25 Jun

Multi-million pound contract from bus shelter advertising.


Wesleyan-backed appeal on target for Children’s Hospital support centre 

22 Jun

Fundraising on track to reach the £1 million target before the end of 2016.


No surprise that UK auto industry backs staying in Europe 

21 Jun

Professor David Bailey gives a run through of what firms and unions have been saying, and what employers have said in letters to workers regarding the referendum.


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Events »

Make a Silver Ring Class , 28 Jun 2016 

27 Jun

28 Jun 2016 - Workshop at The Quarterworkshop (suitable for under 18s) Spend the evening in our lovely silversmithing studio in the Jewellery Quarter and make your self a sterling silver ring! Suitable for complete beginners you will be expertly ...


Open Mic Night, 29 Jun 2016 

27 Jun

29 Jun 2016 - Rock Pop at The Actress Bishop FREE The Open Mic Night at the Actress and Bishop is a fortnightly event hosted by Luke Webley of the Webley Brothers, and welcomes all people to perform or simply enjoy those performing.


July market – updates! 

27 Jun

We are delighted to announce that  Creamed Pops are launching at July’s Stirchley Community Market – with their outdoor ice cream cart! (Fingers and toes crossed for good weather!) Creamed make British, small-batch artisan ice cream on a stick, ...


Pilgrimage with Antelope & Delta Autumn this Friday at the H&H 

27 Jun

Come join us for an eclectic night of rock induced, New Orleans inspired, brass band madness this Friday 1st July as Pilgrimage , curated by Young Pilgrims , returns to the HH with some of the country’s most exciting and creative bands for a night ...


Bullring Shopping Centre Celebrates Euro-Fever, 29 Jun 2016 

27 Jun

29 Jun 2016 - Community at Bull Ring FREE (suitable for under 18s) BULLRING SHOPPING CENTRE CELEBRATES EURO-FEVER Ever dreamed yourself as a foosball champ? This could be your chance! To celebrate the start of a summer of sport, Bullring Birmingham ...


The Kate Gee Band, 27 Jun 2016 

26 Jun

27 Jun 2016 - Rock Pop at Arco Lounge...


O’Flynn Next Friday at the Hare & Hounds 

24 Jun

Leftfoot and Shadow City team up  to bring O’Flynn to the Hare Hounds next Friday 1st July.


Time for England to Roar: England vs Iceland, 27 Jun 2016 

24 Jun

27 Jun 2016 - Community at The Chameleon FREE TIME FOR ENGLAND TO ROAR - ENGLAND VS ICELAND AT THE CHAMELEON BAR Join us at the Chameleon Bar this Monday from 6pm for England vs Iceland.


Jonathon Byrd & Pistol Pete Wearn, 29 Jun 2016 

23 Jun

29 Jun 2016 - Rock Pop at Kitchen Garden Cafe Jonathon Byrd is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune.


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Music blogs »

Live review: Melvins, Rainbow Venues – 22/06/16 

28 Jun

No encores, no support band and no bullshit – the Melvins surge through a 19 song set with faultless … Read more The post Live review: Melvins, Rainbow Venues – 22/06/16 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


KIOKO KO Glasto 

28 Jun

Soooooo great to see Brum's very own KIOKO knocking 'em dead at Glasto on the ruddy telly.


Preview: 02.31 presents Flava D 

28 Jun

Greg Woodin looks forward to a grime-flavoured helping of UK garage this Saturday, courtesy of Flava D.


The ever-rocking Robin 

28 Jun

There’s a couple of dates at the Robin 2 in Bilston for classic rock lovers this week.


Theatre preview: On The Edge 

27 Jun

This year, Birmingham has the honour of hosting the significant international theatre festival … Read more The post Theatre preview: On The Edge appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


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999 »

Brexit 

28 Jun

This week’s events represent the most seismic moment in the country’s history in our lifetime.


Police appeal after elderly woman is dragged to ground 

28 Jun

Police investigating an attack on an elderly woman in Handsworth, have released CCTV images in a bid to trace the man responsible.


CCTV clues to bureau de change robbery in Kings Heath 

27 Jun

Detectives investigating an armed robbery at a travel shop bureau de change have released CCTV of a suspect in a bid to trace him.


Man charged with several offences after EDL protest in Sheldon 

27 Jun

A man has been charged with several offences after being arrested during an English Defence League protest in Sheldon on Saturday 25 June.


Birmingham man charged with preparing for acts of terrorism  

27 Jun

A Birmingham man has been charged with preparing for acts of terrorism contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.


Police hit the right beat with children 

26 Jun

A police orchestra hit the right note with schoolchildren in Birmingham after hosting music workshops at schools.


Protest in Sheldon passes off without incident 

26 Jun

A protest by the English Defence league passed off without incident yesterday (Saturday 25 June) with only two arrests and no reports of disorder or injuries.


Birmingham men jailed for bottle attack 

25 Jun

A Birmingham man who inflicted devastating injuries on a sleeping man with a broken bottle has been jailed for over 17 years.


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LocalGov »

Boulder, 28th June 

28 Jun

Large boulder left at side of road.


Street sweeper needed, 28th June 

28 Jun

There is debris in the road - broken plastic - which may cause damage / punctures to car or cycle tyres.


Recent Tender Information Request 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to David Epps on 28 June 2016 .


Local people invited to attend Birmingham CrossCity’s Annual General Meeting 

28 Jun

Local people are invited to attend NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 6 July.


EU Referendum Results by Ward 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to Alan Bain on 28 June 2016 .


EU Referendum Results by Ward 

28 Jun

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Alan Bain on 28 June 2016 .


Ms Lisa Hartwell 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 28 June 2016 .


Angela Joy Atkinson 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 28 June 2016 .


Common Assessment Frame Work CAF 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 28 June 2016 .


Common Assessment Framework (CAF) 

28 Jun

Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 28 June 2016 .


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Social media »

Cartogram or election map? The Guardian vs The New York Times 

28 Jun

A cartogram represents geography diagrammatically.


Don’t blame Facebook for your own filter bubble 

28 Jun

As the UK worked through the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union, Tom Steinberg found himself frustrated.


commscamp: a space to talk in difficult times 

28 Jun

Commscamp is upon us and boy, we need it.


comms, a new narrative and going forward from the euro referendum 

26 Jun

The Brexit Referendum has come to pass and a nation has spoken.


embrace chaos calmly and six things for comms and pr people post-referendum 

26 Jun

You may be happy with the EU Referendum result or you may be devastated.


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