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Sainsbury’s in Black Heath closed following reports of a man in with a knife. 

27 May

Police were called to Sainsbury’s supermarket in Black Heath, at around 12:10PM this afternoon (26/05), following reports of a man in with a knife.


Silence for Manchester victims at Birmingham’s Pride festival 

27 May

Birmingham's annual Pride festival is holding a minute's silence for the Manchester Arena attack victims.


Man raped woman after her 21st birthday celebrations in Birmingham 

26 May

Florian Lupu 'steered' the woman, on her way home, away from her friends and raped her in a doorway.


Birmingham Pride: Increased security measures in place 

26 May

Extra security measures in place following Manchester bomb attack.


Plane toilet arsonist on Sharm el-Sheikh flight has sentence doubled 

25 May

The Monarch Airbus plane going from Birmingham to Sharm el-Sheikh was carrying over 200 people.


Blow Ltd launches in Birmingham – delivering hair and make up services to your door on demand. 

25 May

Blow LTD , which delivers hair and make up services to your door on demand, via very intuitive app has launched in Birmingham this week.


Birmingham City: Paul Robinson offered new player-coach contract 

25 May

Birmingham City offer club captain Paul Robinson another new one-year player-coach contract.


Zahid Hussain guilty of fairy lights bomb plot 

25 May

Zahid Hussain had been considering attacking the main Birmingham to London railway line.


Bin-bag dog put down after being dumped ‘like rubbish’ 

25 May

The RSPCA is investigating the "sickening" case in Birmingham.


An ‘inadequate’-rated council’s efforts to cut caseloads and turnover are paying off 

25 May

When children’s services departments are hit with an ‘inadequate’ rating, dramatic changes often follow.


Birmingham Cathedral shuts amid critical terror threat 

24 May

Services are held outdoors while security arrangements are reviewed.


The FA Cup Final will be showing on the biggest screen in Birmingham. 

24 May

Shooters on Broad Street will be showing the FA Cup Final on their enormous 5M LED screen – the biggest TV of any bar in the city and beyond – this Saturday (27/05).


Adam Legzdins: Birmingham City take up one-year extension on keeper’s contract 

24 May

Birmingham City trigger a one-year contract extension to keep goalkeeper Adam Legzdins at the Championship club.


Birmingham vigil held to remember Manchester attack victims 

24 May

It was later disturbed when a man was arrested but before that candles were lit and speeches heard.


Gold medal for the Birmingham City Council garden at Chelsea Flower Show. 

24 May

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty...


West Midlands Police steps up armed and unarmed patrols across the region. 

24 May

At around 10pm on Tuesday (23/05), the Prime Minister Theresa May raised the national security state to critical.


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Labour Must Embrace Electoral Reform 

27 May

Comment Writer Zaid Salam argues that in order to achieve success in future elections, the Labour party must back reform of the first-past-the-post system The post Labour Must Embrace Electoral Reform appeared first on Redbrick .


Denver delegation sees best of Birmingham 

26 May

Waqar Ahmed, Prevent Manager for Birmingham City Council, blogs about a fact-finding delegation that the city hosted from the USA over the last week (May 18-25)… Last week the council welcomed a delegation from the US cities of Denver and Aurora ...


Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...


My year as Lord Mayor 

24 May

Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice 2016-17 The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City ...


Be vigilant, but carry on and don’t let peddlers of evil win 

24 May

David Jamieson, who will be marching at Birmingham Pride on Saturday, pays tribute to emergency services and calls for people to go about their daily lives...


Theresa May’s dementia tax doesn’t look so bad in Erdington, where a house is worth £136,000 

24 May

How did Theresa May get her social care policy so wrong...


Why Every Student Should Register to Vote 

22 May

Don't miss tonight's deadline for registering to vote in the June 8th General Election The post Why Every Student Should Register to Vote appeared first on Redbrick .


Proud to support Pride 

22 May

  Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, blogs on this weekend’s Pride event in Birmingham, and her new role as a champion for LGBT issues within Birmingham City Council… With the showpiece event in the city’s Lesbian, Gay...


General Election 2017 – The anti-drubbing strategy 

22 May

Not quite a suicide note, but will Theresa May’s manifesto turn epic-sized victory into something rather less asks Steve Beauchampé? I’ll use a footballing analogy: You’re 4-0 down with thirty minutes remaining and you’re playing for pride, ...


A regenerative ‘Circular Economy’ includes more localisation of economic activity 

20 May

The Circular Economy is advocated to replace and address the social and environmental damage done by the current ‘Linear Economy’ with its ‘take, make, dispose’ model, depleting finite reserves to create products that end up in landfill or in...


Conservatives are banking on our love for Theresa May 

20 May

The Conservative manifesto was short on detail but Tories hope voters trust Theresa May enough not to care...


Conservatives are banking on our love for Theresa May 

20 May

The Conservative manifesto was short on detail but Tories hope voters trust Theresa May enough not to care...


BREXIT – looking forward: WMNEG meeting 

19 May

West Midlands New Economics Group Thursday 25 th May 5-7 pm Open meeting: FOE Warehouse, 54 Allison St, B5 5 TH 25 May –  BREXIT – looking forward What do we want as the outcome to the negotiations? What worked for us in the EU? Are there ...


Come together to campaign against the cuts in Birmingham Wednesday 28 June 7-9pm, Council House 

19 May

Families for Fair Funding – Fighting the cuts in school budgets Speaker: Kath Scott, Boldmere Mums Massive government budget cuts of £108million will affect nearly every school, including academies and faith schools.


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Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection 

26 May

An exciting and colourful collection has arrived to Irregular Choice...


A Statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester 

25 May

Members of the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group are united with so many others of different faiths and none, around Britain and across the world, in condemning the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.


Art of Dying Well 

24 May

As a Catholic approaches death, there are a series of comforting rites and rituals that can help a person spiritually prepare for the final journey.


Pride Weekend 

24 May

It's a bumper weekend for Birmingham Pride and we've plenty to enjoy at Bullring...


Pride Weekend at Selfridges 

24 May

Living up to one of its founding principles (“Everyone is welcome”), Selfridges Birmingham is happily joining in with the city’s Birmingham Gay Pride celebrations on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, in the most more-ish way.


Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May

This is a message sent via WMNow.


Vegan Beauty Products at Bullring 

23 May

Looking vegan beauty products? Take a look at our guide to which brands offer them at Bullring...


Cheat your way to a perfect garden 

23 May

Simple solutions to improve your outdoor space...


Buxom Cosmetics at Debenhams 

22 May

Unleash your inner Bombshell...


AUDIO: Why aren’t young people in Birmingham voting? 

22 May

Around 400,000 students in the UK have yet to register to vote, with under 30% of Birmingham’s young voters in particular voting in the EU Referendum late last year.


Fatima Centenary Celebration, Leamington Spa 13th May 

22 May

Held at St Peter Apostle church and parish centre.


Occasionwear that Suits You! 

19 May

The season for occasions has arrived and our stores have a host of suiting inspiration to match your style and event.


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Aston Villa »

Green Has Holte End Goal For 2017/18 

26 May

Green Has Holte End Goal For 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:26/05/2017 21:33:00 Winger Andre Green has been speaking about his eagerness to achieve a boyhood dream next season following his breakthrough this campaign - a goal in front of...


Chester Gets Wales Call (26/5/17) 

25 May

Chester Gets Wales Call (26/5/17) Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:25/05/2017 21:12:00 Aston Villa's James Chester has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international games.


New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18 

25 May

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:25/05/2017 20:52:00 The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season...


Bruce Release To See Villa Bruce Duo? 

24 May

Bruce Release To See Villa Bruce Duo? Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/05/2017 21:25:00 Centre half Alex Bruce found out he'd been released by Hull City yesterday via social media and it's only fuelled suggestions he will be a summer arrival...


Jedinak Hails Chester’s Performances 

24 May

Jedinak Hails Chester's Performances Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/05/2017 21:20:00 Australian midfielder and part time centre half Mile Jedinak has named James Chester as being his Aston Villa Player of the Season for 2016/17.


Positive McCormack Talks With Bruce 

24 May

Positive McCormack Talks With Bruce Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/05/2017 21:18:00 Chief Executive Keith Wyness has confirmed that there have already been positive talks between Ross McCormack and manager Steve Bruce.


Wyness – No Excuses For 2017/18 

24 May

Wyness - No Excuses For 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:24/05/2017 21:16:00 Chief Executive Keith Wyness has said the players will have 'no excuses' if we fail next season.


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Birmingham City FC »

This Everton youngster should be looked at by Harry Redknapp 

27 May

This Everton youngster should be looked at by Harry Redknapp Vitalfootball:Birmingham:27/05/2017 00:29:00 Tom Heslop takes a look at one Everton player who has a very bright future...


Harry Redknapp setting the bench mark 

26 May

Harry Redknapp setting the bench mark Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/05/2017 09:06:00 Harry Redknapp is building the depths of the squad...


Gayle wins PFA Fans’ award 

26 May

Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle has won the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Season award, ahead of Chris Wood and Anthony Knockaert.


Blues should look to capitalise on Leeds United turmoil 

26 May

Blues should look to capitalise on Leeds United turmoil Vitalfootball:Birmingham:26/05/2017 01:25:00 Tom Heslop discusses one player he thinks Birmingham City should sign from fellow Championship side Leeds United...


New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18 

25 May

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/05/2017 20:58:00 The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season...


Offering Robbo a new deal a good move by Redknapp 

25 May

Offering Robbo a new deal a good move by Redknapp Vitalfootball:Birmingham:25/05/2017 16:06:00 Tom Heslop has his say on the news that Paul Robinson has been offered a new one year contract by the club...


Birmingham City: Paul Robinson offered new player-coach contract 

25 May

Birmingham City offer club captain Paul Robinson another new one-year player-coach contract.


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Sport »

Aston Villa defender Ritchie De Laet provides an update on his injury situation 

27 May

The defender suffered a bad injury during the match with Brentford back in September...


Birmingham City’s pre-season return date revealed – and what Harry Redknapp has planned 

27 May

The Blues boss is looking to improve on last season's 19th-place finish in the Championship...


Police swoop to recover stolen cars in Bordesley Green 

27 May

They say the vehicles were used in offences across the city...


Aston Villa among most searched clubs – but Tony Xia won’t be happy! 

27 May

AVFC finished the Championship season in 13th place but their popularity continues to grow...


Kings Heath High Street CLOSED after woman hit by lorry 

27 May

Elderly woman in collision with a lorry in Kings Heath...


The number of Brummies going to hospital because of CIGARETTES 

27 May

Across England, people were hospitalised because of smoking nearly 520,000 times in 2015-16...


Adam Legzdins happy to pick Birmingham City over other offers 

27 May

BCFC invoked option on goalkeeper's contract...


Birmingham City transfers: Why Harry Redknapp is excited about rebuilding Blues 

27 May

Redknapp kept BCFC up last season with two wins from the final three matches...


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    CDI Group marks 30th anniversary with celebration 

    27 May

    Birminghams CDI Group celebrated its 30th year anniversary by hosting a sparkling party at the Birmingham Library...


    Unite snaps up Selly Oak flats 

    26 May

    Student accommodation group expands its footprint in Birmingham with buyout of halls of residence on Battery Park site...


    National planning consultancy opens in Birmingham 

    26 May

    Indigo adds a fifth office to its stable with new base in Colmore Row...


    Swoopos secures new funding for national launch 

    26 May

    Birmingham-based mobile payment app will use newly secured capital to support rollout of technology to clients nationally...


    Halfords hit by weak pound as profit dips 

    25 May

    Retailer sees overall revenue rise but timing of Easter and 2016 Brexit vote damages pre-tax profit...


    Tide turning for Aston Martin on back of DB11 success 

    25 May

    Pre-tax profit back in the black as 'Second Century' transformation programme show signs of working...


    John Shepherd lands another deal 

    25 May

    Letting agency expands footprint into Harborne with Lomond-back buyout of Wolf's...


    Assay Office could be stopped from using anchor mark abroad 

    25 May

    Birmingham Assay Office could be forced to reverse decision to allow historic anchor symbol to be used by Indian sub-office after hallmarking council breaches ministerial undertaking...


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    Business columns »

    West Midlands property market shows growth despite Brexit fears 

    26 May

    Survey reveals positive outlook for the regional property market.


    Free workshop for West Midlands musicians 

    25 May

    New series of UK-wide events for musicians and songwriters visits Birmingham.


    Work begins on M42 industrial site 

    25 May

    Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.


    Vocational learning in the spotlight 

    25 May

    The West Midlands’ best apprentices revealed.


    Dragon’s din 

    22 May

    Brindleyplace prepares to paint the town red in aid of Cure Leukaemia.


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    Events »

    Cale Tyson Next Thursday at the H&H 

    26 May

    Kitchen Garden Events welcome Cale Tyson to the HH next Thursday 1st June.


    Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 1st July 

    26 May

    Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 9:30 to 16:30                                                 Centre of Moseley This is the big one: one of the perennial keynote events of Moseley Festival.


    Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda Live Next Thursday at the H&H 

    25 May

    Leftfoot Moodfix will be teaming up to bring Harvey Sutherland Bermuda live to the HH next Thursday 1st June.


    Three great live music nights at the Patrick Kavanagh 

    24 May

    Live Music at the Patrick Kavanagh Doors 7.30                                                  Patrick Kavanagh, Woodbridge Rd, B13 8BX Five live bands on Friday 30th June  – and more to come on the ...


    Concert on the opening night of Moseley Festival 2017 

    24 May

    Concert with Alexandra Gabriel   7.15 – 9.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)        St Columba Church, Chantry Road, B13 8DJ Tickets: £20 Early Bird, £25 on the door Enter the Sacred Temple of Sound.


    I Am Phenomenal, 27 May 2017 

    24 May

    27 May 2017 - Workshop at mac Back by popular demand, Birmingham's number one motivational event and potential finding experience.


    Vice Squad, 27 May 2017 

    23 May

    27 May 2017 - Rock Pop at The Castle and Falcon Punks alive presents A BANK Hoilday Special WITH VICE SQUAD and...


    Live Jazz at Del Villaggio, 28 May 2017 

    23 May

    28 May 2017 - Jazz at Del Villaggio FREE (suitable for under 18s) SUNDAYS HAVE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!!! Looking for the alternative to cooking on Sundays? Love the smooth sound of jazz music? Well why not get the best of both worlds and join Charlie ...


    A perennial favourite : the Moseley Masterteam quiz 

    23 May

    Moseley Masterteam Quiz on Friday 30th June 2017  7pm for a 7.15 start                            Moseley All Services Club, 91 Church Rd, B13 9EA One of the defining events of Moseley Festival; a perennial favourite.


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    Music blogs »

    Album Review: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1 

    27 May

    Zoe Screti reviews a strong sophomore release from Chris Stapleton The post Album Review: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 1 appeared first on Redbrick .


    Redbrick Meets: Anna’s Anchor 

    27 May

    Anna Pitts talks Limerick, touring and mental health with Anna's Anchor The post Redbrick Meets: Anna’s Anchor appeared first on Redbrick .


    Live Review: Adam Ant 

    27 May

    Naomi Penn reviews a pleasantly surprising evening with Adam Ant The post Live Review: Adam Ant appeared first on Redbrick .


    Live Review: While She Sleeps 

    27 May

    Naomi Penn reviews a lively night at While She Sleeps The post Live Review: While She Sleeps appeared first on Redbrick .


    Single Review: The Magic Gang – Your Love 

    27 May

    The Magic Gang add another element to their sound on their latest single, writes Phil Jones The post Single Review: The Magic Gang – Your Love appeared first on Redbrick .


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    999 »

    Five years jail for Birmingham rapist 

    26 May

    A man who raped a woman as she made her way home after celebrating her 21st birthday has today been jailed for five years and four months.


    West Midlands Police support Birmingham Pride this weekend 

    26 May

    West Midlands Police will be working proudly alongside the community this weekend to ensure visitors to the city’s annual Pride festival enjoy a safe and happy event.


    15 years jail for vicious car park attack on sex worker 

    26 May

    A man who repeatedly stamped on a woman’s head during a brutal attack in a Birmingham car park – shoving a dumped fridge-freezer on her as she lay injured on the floor – has been jailed for 15 years.


    The best of humanity in the face of such horror 

    25 May

    Like everyone in the country I am lost for words after the events in Manchester on Monday night.


    Birmingham man found guilty of terrorism offence 

    25 May

    A Birmingham man has been found guilty of a terrorism offence after potentially lethal bomb making equipment was found at his home.


    Gang patrols lead to arrests and car seizures 

    25 May

    Four people were arrested and vehicles seized during an intensive roads policing operation yesterday (May 24) in the latest West Midlands Police response to gang disorder in south Birmingham.


    Van driver jailed after knocking down and killing teenage girl 

    25 May

    A Birmingham van driver who knocked down and killed a teenage girl on her way to school, has been jailed for seven years for causing death by dangerous driving.


    Hospital security call made in good faith 

    25 May

    Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6.20pm today (Thursday 25 May) following reports of a man acting suspiciously.


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    Blood on wall, Alcester Rd, Moseley, 27th May 

    27 May

    Blood on wall at Alcester Rd car park Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 180 Alcester Road, Moseley Report on FixMyStreet...


    Overflowing bin, Alcester Rd car park, 27th May 

    27 May

    Numerous items of litter are spilling out of an overflowing bin.


    4 drug users in public view, 27th May 

    27 May

    Not happy to see 4 drug users using in a public space.


    Sign been bent and damaged, 26th May 

    26 May

    Tennant street city centre a sign has been hit and is damaged Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 19 Rake Way, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...


    Broken lifted up blind person slab, 26th May 

    26 May

    Tennant street and the corner of the street in the picture there's a slab that's Ment for blind people to know where the road is has lifted up and us a very serious trip hazzard Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated...


    Broken sign, 26th May 

    26 May

    Tennant street city centre pay and display sign been broken Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tennant Street, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet...


    Sunken paving, 26th May 

    26 May

    Islington row middle way iutsie the premier shop there is some sunken blocks outside the shop,it gas been reported before and nothing has been done,the manager if the shop has said people trip up daily and is getting worse,can this be looked...


    Cashless Parking Statistics 

    26 May

    Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Krishna Bholah on 26 May 2017 .


    Trees blocking drop kerb permission andstreet lighting, 26th May 

    26 May

    There are a number of residents on cateswell road who would like a drop kerb but unfortunately the work cannot be carried out by local council due to Tree obstruction the drive.


    Broken electrical street furniture, 26th May 

    26 May

    Broken and exposed electrical equipment Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 169 Warstock Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet...


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    Social media »

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    25 May

    A few weeks ago I blogged about press releases and asked people to educate themselves as to how effective they now are.


    our press release survey results: now sunday best 

    25 May

    There's nothing like a press release to spark a debate.


    Overland to Easter Europe: Kotor to Dubrovnik 

    24 May

    Day 12: Kotor to Dubrovnik It’s raining heavily on arrival in Dubrovnik and it’s freakishly cold.


    why your internal communications department needs a service level agreement 

    24 May

      Do your stakeholders really understand what your Internal Communications function actually does? If you were to ask, how would they describe your role? by Kim Sklinar Green Service Level Agreements (SLAs) aren’t just for helpdesks.


    3 brilliant comms and marketing lessons from the Rocky films 

    22 May

    There was a recent fun Twitter exchange over the Rocky films between three comms bods.


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