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Appeal after girl, 17, hit by car on Birmingham pavement 

25 Feb

CCTV footage is released of the moment a 17-year-old girl is hit as she walks with her mother.


Sean Lock speaks ahead of Birmingham shows 

25 Feb

Before we get too carried away, Sean Lock has a confession to make.


Disruption to London Midland services caused by Storm Doris 

24 Feb

London Midland are advising customers to check your journey before you travel.


Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and more: Dreamworks concert show coming to Birmingham 

24 Feb

Fans of Dreamworks movies can relive the magical moments in a live show in Birmingham later this year.


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24 Feb

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Woman who died after being hit by debris from a roof in Wolverhampton has been named 

24 Feb

A woman who died after being hit by debris from a roof in Wolverhampton city centre on Thursday (23/02) has been named as Tahnie Martin, aged 29, from Stafford Miss Martin worked at the University of Wolverhampton and was walking along Dudley Street...


Birmingham Dragonboat Race sets record-breaking fundraising target 

24 Feb

A record-breaking fundraising target of £100,000 has been set for the 2017 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race, in aid of blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia with all funds going towards its £1 million Centre Appeal.


Scott Hogan: Aston Villa striker sidelined for up to five weeks 

24 Feb

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan is ruled out for up to five weeks with an ankle injury picked up in the Newcastle loss.


Two men arrested on suspicion of importing illegal firearms and explosives into the UK 

24 Feb

Two men have been charged with firearms offences after they were arrested on suspicion of importing illegal firearms and explosives into the UK.


Mike and The Mechanics heading to Birmingham Symphony Hall this weekend 

24 Feb

Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford formed his own band to have some fun.


Aston Villa-loving violinist Nigel Kennedy coming to Birmingham 

24 Feb

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy will make a triumphant return to his home city of Birmingham with a special gala show at the Symphony Hall next month, it has been announced.


Tickets for Ricky Gervais in Birmingham go on sale today 

24 Feb

Tickets went on sale today for a new tour by Ricky Gervais, that reaches Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on June 28.


The Pet Shop Boys talk ahead of Birmingham show – interview 

24 Feb

When Neil Tenant and Chris Lowe formed their electronic pop band in 1981, they didn’t imagine they’d still be on the road some 36 years later.


Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson speaks ahead of Birmingham gig 

24 Feb

They are one of Britain’s most consistently successful bands.


Ashanti and Joe in Birmingham tomorrow 

24 Feb

RB fans can celebrate a night of the slickest grooves when heavyweight stars Joe and Ashanti headline Birmingham’s O2 tomorrow.


Nashville show coming to Birmingham 

24 Feb

The scene of a buzzing honky tonk party in downtown Nashville will be perfectly recreated in A Country Night In Nashville.


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Comment »

Business rates revaluation – or making Team Trump look like a ‘fine-tuned machine’ 

23 Feb

As a former Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, the now Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, will be well aware that when a football club boss expresses “full confidence...


Storing food in a localised low carbon system 

22 Feb

Traditional methods of storing food include preservation of food in ice brought from the mountains and kept inside caves icehouses, drying of meat fruit and underground storage at lower temperatures in hot countries.


Who ate all the pies? 

22 Feb

When the manufactured scandal has blown over and the dust has settled, the name of Sutton United`s reserve goalkeeper will return mercifully to deserved obscurity in about the same time as it takes to invent another scandal for the back pages of ...


HS2: a blatant example of vested interest ridden politics? 

21 Feb

Political Concern reports that Mace, a large consultancy and construction company.


Is anyone actually running Birmingham City Council? 

21 Feb

Serious questions are now being asked over who is running Birmingham City Council following the shock departure of chief executive Mark Rogers.


Is anyone actually running Birmingham City Council? 

21 Feb

Serious questions are now being asked over who is running Birmingham City Council following the shock departure of chief executive Mark Rogers.


A union rep on the Board – a first step towards democratising the WMCA? 

21 Feb

At the WMCA Board Meeting on 17 February it was agreed “that the Trade Union Congress (TUC) be co-opted (1 seat) onto the WMCA Board” and have “a seat on relevant working groups”, with voice but no vote.


Corby 

21 Feb

To: Gaz From: Baz 2 hours ago Message: This has come straight from Rupert...


Council Chief: the hard work starts now 

20 Feb

And so Birmingham starts its search for another new Chief Executive, writes Andy Howell.


Video: Birmingham’s Muslims: Communities in Context – University of Birmingham 

20 Feb

Here’s a video of my opening talk from the Birmingham’s Muslims conference hosted at the University of Birmingham on 21st October last year.


Comment: فوز ترامب يعني ازدياد الإسلاموفوبيا – Huffington Post Arabi 

20 Feb

Here is a piece that was translated into Arabic that the Huffington Post Arabi republished.


Comment: On Being A Working Class Academic: A Personal Reflection – Huffington Post 

20 Feb

The following article appeared in the Huffington Post on 27th January 2017; the original can be found here.


Comment: Five Considerations When Refuting The Critics Of Islamophobia – Huffington Post 

20 Feb

Been a bit slow at uploading articles of late but here’s the first of a few that I’ve authored over the past few weeks.


Birmingham TUC mini-bus to the Health Campaigns United/Peoples Assembly demo, Saturday 4th March, London 

19 Feb

There are places on the Birmingham TUC minibus.


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City-centre news »

Bishop Kenney echoes South Sudan Bishops’ call for humanitarian assistance for the conflict and famine hit country 

24 Feb

Bishop William Kenney, auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, has called on the world to wake-up to the man made humanitarian disaster playing out in famine-torn South Sudan – a country he visited in 2012.


Birmingham commuters braced for evening of delays due to Storm Doris 

23 Feb

Commuters are bracing themselves for an evening of delays as Storm Doris continues to batter Birmingham.


Protesters vow to keep up campaign to prevent Donald Trump from visiting Birmingham 

23 Feb

Protesters have vowed to keep up their campaign against Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK.


Windows at historic Blakesley Hall in Yardley damaged by Storm Doris 

23 Feb

Part of a historic Birmingham building has been damaged by Storm Doris.


T2 Arrives 

23 Feb

T2 will be opening its doors this March...


Delays for train passengers as Storm Doris brings down trees in Sutton Coldfield 

23 Feb

Passengers travelling on the cross city line are facing severe delays after Storm Doris brought down trees and overhead cables.


Fault with water tanks to blame for closure of Birmingham New Street toilets 

23 Feb

Birmingham New Street Station.


Police confirm identity of body pulled from lake near University of Birmingham 

23 Feb

A body of a man pulled from a lake in Birmingham has been identified as a man missing since January.


Commuters unable to spend a penny as fault closes all toilets at Birmingham New Street station 

23 Feb

Birmingham New Street Station.


Wild at Heart at Oasis 

23 Feb

Oasis & Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart - A Blooming Lovely Collaboration...


Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 21 February 

20 Feb

On Tuesday 21 February, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


Super Cycleway To Connect Selly Oak To City Centre 

19 Feb

Birmingham Cycle Revolution*  is planning a cycleway from Selly Oak to Hurst Street in the city centre.


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Aston Villa »

Mark Bunn & Vital Villa Suffer Terribly Through Storm Doris 

24 Feb

Mark Bunn Vital Villa Suffer Terribly Through Storm Doris Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 18:01:00 Both Vital Villa and Villa keeper Mark Bunn suffered badly during Storm Doris...


Bruce Previews Vital Derby Clash 

24 Feb

Bruce Previews Vital Derby Clash Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 16:55:00 Manager Steve Bruce met with the media earlier today and here's what he said about the upcoming derby with a certain County.


The Villa Times – 24/02/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up) 

24 Feb

The Villa Times - 24/02/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 16:28:00 The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...


Something For The Weekend (565) 

24 Feb

Something For The Weekend (565) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 16:19:00 Not exactly hopeless but not exactly hopeful either..


Aston Villa v Derby – Follow Live On Twitter 

24 Feb

Aston Villa v Derby - Follow Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 14:48:00 Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Derby the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.


Bruce Gives Pre Derby Injury Update 

24 Feb

Bruce Gives Pre Derby Injury Update Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 11:51:00 Manager Steve Bruce's pre Derby County press conference has been held and the news is starting to filter through - here's the injury update ahead of ...


Bruce Confirms Samba Trial 

24 Feb

Bruce Confirms Samba Trial Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/02/2017 10:13:00 Following on from the earlier speculation that said we had brought in former QPR and Blackburn defender Chris Samba on a trial period, manager Steve Bruce...


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Birmingham City FC »

Battle Won, War Ongoing 

25 Feb

Battle Won, War Ongoing Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/02/2017 08:46:00 Blues picked up a massive win last night, but there is still a lot of work to be done.


Blues victorious in West Midlands derby 

24 Feb

Blues victorious in West Midlands derby Vitalfootball:Birmingham:24/02/2017 22:14:00 Rob Wildey reacts to Blues' win against Wolves tonight...


Ten-man Blues edge Wolves 

24 Feb

Gianfranco Zola secured a much-needed victory as his 10-man Birmingham side held on to win 2-1 at Wolves in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night.


WATCH: Robinson red deserved? 

24 Feb

Paul Robinson was controversially sent off during Birmingham's 2-1 win over Wolves on Friday evening.


Wolves vs Birmingham City – LIVE 

24 Feb

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Thoughts on the Q&A with Zola 

24 Feb

Gianfranco Zola and his backroom staff held a question and answer session at St.


Prutton’s EFL predictions 

23 Feb

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions for the weekend across the Championship, League One and League Two.


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Sport »

Skelmersdale game postponed 

25 Feb

Today's game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Stormy Corner.


Steve Bruce explains why Aston Villa’s newcomers have struggled to settle 

25 Feb

The manager was speaking ahead of today's match with Derby County...


Danielle Lloyd: Why I’ll never leave Birmingham 

25 Feb

The model talks about her love for Brum and her favourite places in the city...


Former Aston Villa youngster Jordan Graham in Paul Lambert’s bad books – again! 

25 Feb

Lambert sold Graham to Wolves in January 2015...


Birmingham City analysis: A grudge game, a working system and Lady Luck 

25 Feb

BCFC writer Brian Dick...


Man in FIVE-HOUR roof siege in Erdington after police car rammed 

25 Feb

Suspect, 27, had taken to roof at around 7pm after police car was hit...


Birmingham City player ratings: Some big scores as Blues beat Wolves 

25 Feb

BCFC writer Brian Dick gives each player a score out of ten...


Aston Villa vs Derby County TV details: Who is in the teams? What time is kick-off? 

25 Feb

Aston Villa host Derby County at Villa Park this afternoon - here's everything you need to know...


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    Business »

    Zaun, another successful West Midlands manufacturer 

    25 Feb

     Zaun, which makes high security and perimeter systems steel fencing, has an extensive range of  perimeter fencing ,  high security fencing ,  sports equipment ,  automatic electric gates ,  security bollards  and  hostile vehicle mitigation...


    Champions Trophy set to banish 2016 misery for Edgbaston 

    24 Feb

    Warwickshire County Cricket Club is determined to put a challenging 2016 behind it and focus on what promises to be a much stronger 2017.


    History of Birmingham unveiled in new book 

    24 Feb

    Birmingham has earned the titles first industrial city\', the city of a thousand trades; and the youngest city in Europe\' over the years, but how did the city become what we know...


    IMI wields the axe in response to falling profits 

    24 Feb

    Birmingham-based engineering group, IMI, is to cut eight of its sites this year as it continues with a cost-cutting programme in response to tougher markets.


    Storm Doris damage forces closure of West Midlands train line 

    24 Feb

    A train line across the West Midlands is closed this morning after damage from Storm Doris could not be repaired overnight.


    Major Birmingham housing plan set to be thrown out 

    24 Feb

    Bloor Homes' bid to redevelop a former golf club in Northfield is likely to hit the buffers next week...


    £10m support programme launched to boost manufacturing SMEs 

    23 Feb

    SME manufacturers in the West Midlands are in line to benefit from a £10m support initiative.


    Birmingham shopping scheme put up for sale by owner 

    23 Feb

    A parade of shops in the centre of Birmingham is being sold as its owner looks to capitalise on the citys strong commercial property sector.


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    Business columns »

    HS2 go-ahead to power West Midlands renaissance 

    23 Feb

    Royal Assent to be granted for London to West Midlands route today.


    Manufacturing support package launched in Birmingham 

    23 Feb

    £9.7 million business programme to unlock SME potential.


    Cheers across the world 

    23 Feb

    Drink manufacturers urged to raise a glass to export success.


    Birmingham technology campus seeks investment 

    22 Feb

    Innovation Birmingham seeks new investor to double size.


    Brindleyplace to the rescue 

    21 Feb

    Annual charity Dragonboat Race breaks all records.


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    Events »

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    25 Feb

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    The Oscars: Moonlight is the best but will it win? 

    24 Feb

    Richard Lutz explains why this movie about love and generosity is the natural choice for the best film award this Sunday .


    New Show: Funk & Soul All Dayer with Craig Charles (DJ Set) 

    23 Feb

    We’re delighted to announce that we’ll bringing Craig Charles (DJ Set) to the HH for a special funk soul all dayer as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 28th May.


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    23 Feb

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    Siobhan Miller This Sunday at the H&H 

    22 Feb

    One of Scotland’s foremost traditional singers, and twice winner of the prestigious Scots Singer of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Siobhan Miller lands at the HH this Sunday 26th February.


    Best Uk Essay Writing Service Reviews Reviews With Web property EssayViewer.com 

    22 Feb

    Why Require To Home School Your Child With Down Syndrome Reviews On Essay Writing Services When you will someone who is passionate about something, the correct answer is easy to obtain them go over their passion.


    Review of Cirque Berserk: …..bring on the clowns (and the motorcycles and the flame jugglers) 

    21 Feb

    It’s circus time at the Birmingham Rep as the Big Top sets up in theatreland  And Richard Lutz was there with a helper The circus is suspension of belief.


    Book Fair, 25 Feb 2017 

    21 Feb

    25 Feb 2017 - Community at mac FREE (suitable for under 18s) Second-hand and Antiquarian Book Fair held twice yearly at mac birmingham.


    Make A Super Hero Mask, 25 Feb 2017 

    21 Feb

    25 Feb 2017 - Workshop at Creative Coffee Hub (suitable for under 18s) Join us for a morning of creative making.


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    Music blogs »

    Single Review: The Staves – Tired As Fuck 

    25 Feb

    The Staves attempt to distance themselves from their signature sound on this new single The post Single Review: The Staves – Tired As Fuck appeared first on Redbrick .


    Interview: Alasdair Roberts 

    24 Feb

    After the stripped down acoustic sound of his eponymous 2015 album, Scottish folkie Alasdair Roberts … Read more The post Interview: Alasdair Roberts appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


    St Patrick’s Day Parade announce entertainment expansion 

    24 Feb

    Music stages add to festive atmosphere.


    Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble – Undying Love For Humanity 

    24 Feb

    In what could quite possibly be a somewhat ironic title Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble recently released this hip little track, the kind of thing you'd imagine playing in the background of some suave and sophisticated underground party in Paris c.


    Home of Metal’s Birmingham Gallery is now online 

    23 Feb

    Our Home of Metal volunteers were on hand at every one of Black Sabbath ‘s final UK dates, to document the fans who made each one of these gigs such a special occasion.


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    999 »

    CCTV released following a hit and run in Birmingham last month 

    24 Feb

    Police investigating a hit-and-run have released CCTV footage after a teenage girl was knocked over on Bromsgrove Street in Birmingham last month.


    Mother given indefinite hopsital order for killing daughter 

    23 Feb

    A court has ordered that a 32-year-old woman who killed her daughter in 2010 will be treated indefinitely at a secure psychiatric hospital.


    Women charged with begging over roadside screen washing 

    22 Feb

    Four women have been charged with begging after West Midlands Police responded to reports of roadside windscreen washers in Birmingham.


    Area cordoned off after man’s body discovered 

    21 Feb

    Police have cordoned off an area of water in Edgbaston following the discovery of a man’s body.


    Further arrests following ‘stun gun’ attacks   

    20 Feb

    Two more teenagers have been arrested as part of our investigation into a series of stun gun attacks on women drivers.


    Former headteacher charged with historical sex offences 

    20 Feb

    A former head teacher of a Birmingham school has been charged with sexual offences against adults.


    Brave bobby receives award after helping children from burning bus 

    20 Feb

    A brave West Midlands Police officer who helped evacuate schoolchildren after their bus burst into flames has received an award.


    Boy (16) charged with drug and gun offences 

    18 Feb

    A teenager has been remanded into custody on firearms and drugs offences after police found a revolver and crack cocaine in a car in Castle Vale.


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    LocalGov »

    Large overgrown bush growing over the public footpath blocking access. Needs cutting back. Getting worse., 25th February 

    25 Feb

    Large rapidly growing bush has been overgrowing onto the public footpath for a long time (more than a year).


    Longbridge Lane / Sunbury Road – Layby Bus Stop Potholes now very big., 25th February 

    25 Feb

    Longbridge Lane, the bus shelter opposite to Sunbury Road that is in the Layby just after Central Avenue has 2 very deep potholes in, I have reported this twice before and been told to expect a repair in 6 months time.


    Hospital Way – Graffiti on bus shelter., 25th February 

    25 Feb

    The last bus shelter on Hospital Way furthest away from (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham) main entrance that serves buses 48, 76, 99, and X64 has silver pen written graffiti all over it on the glass and timetable making it unreadable.


    Council (Demand) Tax – collected and enforced using Trusts not Contracts 

    25 Feb

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Lorna Taylor on 25 February 2017 .


    Rocky slab, 24th February 

    24 Feb

    Broad street city centre inbetween coast to coast and NatWest,very near to the silver camera pole is a rocky slab that once lifted up creates a serious trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing ...


    Graffiti, 24th February 

    24 Feb

    Broad street city centre near to pure gym graffiti on dark green camera pole Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Ramp, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...


    Birmingham City Council External Bankruptcy Solicitors for Council Tax 

    24 Feb

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Mrs.


    Antisocial Behaviour, 24th February 

    24 Feb

    Kids playing football in the street on road.


    Statement regarding Mark Rogers 

    24 Feb

    Statement by Birmingham City Council The city council can confirm that Mark Rogers will be taking early retirement from the organisation with effect from 28 February 2017.


    More Fly tipping Soho Rd, Shopping area., 24th February 

    24 Feb

    This is the latest Fly tipping outside shops, businesses on Soho Rd, Handsworth in Birmingham.


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    Social media »

    Hyperlocal publishers: BBC inviting feedback on local reporter and data hub plans 

    22 Feb

    Image: BBC Some time ago the BBC announced that it would be supporting local journalism by paying “ local democracy reporters ” (LDRs) to cover councils, courts and public services.


    unveiling the mysteries of the dark art – organisational development 

    21 Feb

    Organisational development: What is it, and where does it fit with good internal communications? by Pamela Moffat In the 20 or so years I have worked in Organisational Development (OD), there is one question I have always dreaded, especially if it ...


    AllSides’s John Gable: from the Dark Ages of the internet to bursting bubbles 

    20 Feb

    AllSides uses a bias rating system As part of a series of articles on the innovators tackling the filter bubble phenomenon, Andrew Brightwell interviews John Gable , founder and CEO of AllSides , a website that has devised its own way to present ...


    why i joined the head of comms slack group and why you should too 

    18 Feb

    Every one of us needs support in our working lives.


    5 highlights from news:rewired: from live video ethics to mobile data journalism 

    14 Feb

    Photo: Reuters News Agency In a guest post for OJB, Livia Vieira rounds up some of the highlights of News:Rewired 2017 , from best practices to deal with fake news and engagement with live videos, to newsroom automation, mobile data journalism and ...


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