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More Fraud Alerts – Fake Texts About Ee Bills and Follow Up Calls on Previous Software Service Fraud 

22 Jun 18

Two Fraud Alerts below: Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill and Watch Out For These Fake Texts About Your Ee Bill…


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A City Dweller’s Lament About Lost Greenery and Wildlife 

22 Jun 18

It seems that every week a new building development in the Birmingham City Centre is started, and it pretty well always means loss of Trees and plants.


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Speech: Homelessness Prevention Strategy launch 

22 Jun 18

A new speech on Homelessness issued by the Leader of Birmingham.


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New Goldsmiths Opening Soon 

21 Jun 18

Your new luxury Goldsmiths store to reopen this June…


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 19 June 

18 Jun 18

On Tuesday 19 June 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.


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Birmingham Connected Briefing Summer 2018 Update 

16 Jun 18

Welcome to Birmingham Connected’s summer briefing.


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The White Company Father’s Day 

15 Jun 18

Dads can be notoriously hard to buy for, but, with The White Company’s guaranteed-to-please gifts, it’s easy to treat him on 17th June.


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City Centre Local Community Safety Partnership 

15 Jun 18

On Thursday 14 June volunteers from the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum team attended a City Centre meeting to explore the possibilities of setting up a Local Community Safety Partnership.


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Best halal dishes 

14 Jun 18

Here’s where to eat at Bullring & Grand Central…


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Visualised: every MP tweet and Facebook update about Grenfell, one year on 

14 Jun 18

One year after the Grenfell tower fire Birmingham Eastside decided to find out which MPs have continued to talk about the topic throughout the past 12 months on Twitter and Facebook.


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Hello, Thai Express! 

11 Jun 18

Try something new for your lunch today…


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Your 2018 sunglasses guide 

11 Jun 18

Take your pick of the best pairs for guys…


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Bike Week in Brum 9-17 June 

6 Jun 18

Birmingham Connected has issued the following information about the upcoming Bike Week… Bike Week 2018 Bike Week (9th-17th June) is a fantastic opportunity to promote cycling and show how it can easily be part of everyday life.


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The Ritual of Happy Buddha 

4 Jun 18

New this month from Rituals in Grand Central…


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Metro Alliance – Westside Weekly Issue 0001 

2 Jun 18

This is the first edition of the new Westside Weekly newsletter released by the Midland Metro Alliance which is the developer of the Metro Tram Extension to the west side of Birmingham from the centre.


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Scents of Summer 

31 May 18

Get to grips with flameless scents from Love Aroma in Grand Central…


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Birmingham Connected Update – May 2018 

29 May 18

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful.


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Your TV buying guide 2018 

29 May 18

Update your kit for the summer of sport…


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10 things people with mental illness want you to know 

28 May 18

Birmingham Eastside spoke to three people with mental illness — here’s what they wish others knew.


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Birmingham Pride Parade 2018 Photos 

27 May 18

This is now surely the most joyous of festivals to hit the Birmingham folk during the year.


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This man was riding his bike next to a canal when he saw a sheep drowning. Then he jumped in… 

25 May 18

Kane O’Connor was on a bike ride with friends when he noticed a sheep in the water struggling to stay afloat.


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Birmingham comedian Lovdev Barpaga: from carer to UK pun champion 

25 May 18

In a special immersive feature Mathilda Warder spoke to Birmingham comedian Lovdev Barpaga about his journey from carer to stand-up comedian, what is needed in Birmingham’s growing comedy scene — and meeting his wife in a Pizza Hut.


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS 

24 May 18

New EU GDPR* privacy laws come into force this Friday 25 May which mean we will have to remove your personal details from our database.


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Travel Information: PRIDE 

23 May 18

We would like to advise customers of some road closures taking place over the PRIDE weekend…


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Project Ocean Selfridges 2018 

21 May 18

The world’s first edible water ‘bottle’ comes to Selfridges Birmingham…


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Local candle business Hamptons Candles featured in the Royal Wedding Collection 

21 May 18

Candle-making company Hampton Candles are being featured in the Royal Wedding collection in the lead-up to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this Saturday.


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World Cup Flavours 

15 May 18

Whether you’re a footie fan or more of a foodie fan, we’ve got another reason to embrace the season, with food from many of the competing countries.


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#SunAwarenessWeek: 7 ways to protect yourself in the sun 

14 May 18

Today marks the start of #SunAwarenessWeek and as the UK enjoys another heatwave, we asked Public Health England for their top tips on how to stay safe in the sun.


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In their shoes: ME Awareness Week highlights seriousness of the condition 

14 May 18

Local charities and support groups congregated as part of the #MillionsMissing movement for ME Awareness.


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#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek infographic: Suicide in Birmingham – what you need to know 

14 May 18

Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek across the UK.


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Gun surrender launched in West Midlands Police bid to combat violent crime 

14 May 18

A fortnight-long firearm surrender was launched today by West Midlands Police as part of their efforts to tackle violent crime.


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Brain cancer research funding doubled in tribute to Tessa Jowell 

14 May 18

PM Theresa May met Baroness Jowell last February / Source: Number 10 (Creative Commons) Research funding to tackle brain cancer will be increased to £40 million by the Government, Theresa May and the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced on the …


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Ramadan: How to keep healthy whilst fasting 

14 May 18

Flickr/raasiel Muslims in the UK are expected to fast for around 18 hours this Ramadan, with the Suhoor – pre-dawn meal – time ending before 3 AM at the end of Ramadan.


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Birmingham housing crisis strands families miles away from home 

14 May 18

No shortage of building sites, but not enough homes (photo by Elliott Brown ) Birmingham’s exploding housing crisis is forcing the Council to house some families more than a hundred miles from the city, according to new figures revealed today.


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Eat the rainbow 

14 May 18

The best veggie dishes to try at Bullring & Grand Central…


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Council to review fresh application of new nightclub at ‘Prisma’ venue in Birmingham 

14 May 18

A decision regarding the licensing of a new nightclub on the Prisma premises is expected to be given by Birmingham City Council today.


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EXCLUSIVE: Controversial nightclub in Digbeth to reopen under new name and new owners 

14 May 18

Plans to resurrect the former Rainbow nightclub and outdoor arena in the heart of Digbeth under new owners have been given the go-ahead, despite initial police objections.


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Wagamama Summer Menu Launch 

8 May 18

Wagamama are delighting your tastebuds once more with their new summer menu…


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Explore our map of Birmingham’s 2018 council election results 

5 May 18

Photograph by Brian Clift / Flickr (edited for size) Birmingham’s 2018 council election results are in — and we’ve created a map to show who won in each of the city’s new wards .


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Birmingham’s 2018 elections: these are the 7 redesigned wards which could see the closest votes 

1 May 18

With the upcoming elections taking place this week on May 3rd, 69 newly redesigned areas (wards) are up for grabs in the city, each sending either one or two newly-elected councillors to Birmingham City Council .


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Easy wedding hair tutorial 

1 May 18

Here’s our step-by-step guide for the perfect braid…


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Mapped: how boundary changes have reshaped Birmingham for the 2018 election 

1 May 18

Ahead of this week’s local elections in Birmingham we’ve put together a map showing the new political boundaries of the city — and the old political landscape it is about to replace.


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Birmingham Elections: How the parties plan to solve the city’s housing issues and homelessness 

1 May 18

© Copyright Michael Westley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence (unedited).


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TV Providers Discount Fraud 

1 May 18

An alert about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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SuperdrySounds 

1 May 18

This summer, Superdry is headed on a global music tour and will be giving you an insider’s look.


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Easy wedding hair tutorial 

30 Apr 18

Here’s our step-by-step guide for the perfect braid…


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The Ritual of Banyu 

30 Apr 18

The Ritual of Banyu is inspired by Banyu Pinaruh, an ancient cleansing ceremony performed on the Indonesian island of Bali.


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This is what Sutton Coldfield Town Council has spent money on since 2016 

28 Apr 18

It’s now two years since Sutton Coldfield residents voted to create a new council for the royal town.


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Upcoming Road Works in Birmingham City Centre 

27 Apr 18

The Midland Metro Alliance, constructors of future Metro tram extensions, has issued the following information.


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What You Need To Know About Phishing 

27 Apr 18

An alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Gangs and Violence Commission 

27 Apr 18

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is urging people to get involved with the Commission on Gangs and Violence and have their say on how their streets should be made safer.


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FIFA 2018 World Cup Fraud Alert 

26 Apr 18

Two new alerts from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Windrush: Birmingham organisations warn migrants over exploitation dangers 

26 Apr 18

Birmingham-based organisations have warned migrants to be on the lookout for exploitative behaviour in the wake of the  Windrush generation  scandal.


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Birmingham Connected Update – April 2018 

26 Apr 18

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful.


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Local Elections 3 May – Your New Ward and Candidates 

22 Apr 18

So, which ward can you vote in and where is your polling station? The number of wards and the areas they cover have now changed, and, so may have the Candidates standing in the wards.


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Broad Street – Traffic Restrictions Notification 

20 Apr 18

Gas Street and Broad Street junction closure Sunday 22 April.


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The White Company – White Weddings 

19 Apr 18

A beautiful collection of gift ideas.


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Get Wedding Ready with Ben Sherman 

19 Apr 18

This exclusive range of tailored suits has just landed in our Linkstreet Store…


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 17 April 

16 Apr 18

On Tuesday 17 April 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.


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Our favourite tea flavours 

16 Apr 18

How many of these global teas have you tried…