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Four teenagers arrested over series of carjackings in Birmingham 

26 Jul 17

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of carjackings in Birmingham.


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Russell & Bromley Opening 

26 Jul 17

Russell & Bromley are delighted to announce the opening of the latest store in the Bullring Birmingham…


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New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable to visit Centre for Brexit Studies in Birmingham 

26 Jul 17

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats will speak about the impact of Brexit as he visits Birmingham for one of his first public engagements in the role.


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Back to School 

26 Jul 17

Whether you’re a super organised or last minute shopper, back to school shopping is top on most families to-do lists during the summer holidays.


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Fundraisers taking on Big Sleuth challenge in a bid to track down as many bears in 12 hours as they can across Birmingham 

26 Jul 17

A team of fundraisers are hoping to spot as many of The Big Sleuth bears as possible in 12 hours.


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Hunt for fraudster who conned Edgbaston family by threatening them with deportation 

26 Jul 17

A conman has tricked a family in Edgbaston into handing over money by pretending to be from Birmingham City Council.


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Aston Villa sell midfielder Jordan Veretout to Italian side Fiorentina 

26 Jul 17

Jordan Veretout.


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Early bird deadline extended as Birmingham City reveals increase in season ticket sales 

26 Jul 17

Birmingham City have extended the early bird season ticket deadline for supporters.


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Visitors will soon have the chance to raise a glass to new £57million Birmingham Conservatoire facility 

26 Jul 17

Visitors to Birmingham Conservatoire’s new £57million home will soon be able to raise a glass of a specially brewed ale.


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Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen confirms his retirement from professional football 

25 Jul 17

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement.


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Burglar who targeted Solihull homes sent to young offenders institute after being tracked down to seaside campsite 

25 Jul 17

A burglar who targeted homes in Solihull has been sent to a young offenders institute after police tracked him down at a seaside campsite hiding place.


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Watch: Illegal street racers caught doing more than 130mph on Birmingham dual carriageway 

25 Jul 17

Video showing illegal street racers speeding along a Birmingham dual carriageway at more than 130mph has been released by police.


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Sir Lenny Henry oversees first graduation ceremony as Chancellor of Birmingham City University 

25 Jul 17

Comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry has presided over his first graduation ceremony as Chancellor of Birmingham City University.


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The Wildest Dream 

25 Jul 17

New collaboration collection has launched at Oasis…


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JoJo meet & greet 

25 Jul 17

Everything you need to know…


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Malala Yousafzai calls for “education for all” during speech in Birmingham 

24 Jul 17

Malala Yousafzai has used a speech in Birmingham to urge people to spread the message of “education for all”.


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Four arrested in police crackdown on drugs and firearms in Birmingham 

24 Jul 17

Four people have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on drugs and firearms in Birmingham.


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What sort of a foodie are you? 

24 Jul 17

Discover your food personality with our fun quiz…


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Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point facilities closed to all staff and students due to “technical issues” 

24 Jul 17

Birmingham City University’s Millennium Point campus has been closed to staff and students due to “technical issues”.


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Family pay tribute to “one of a kind” Castle Vale man killed in motorbike crash 

24 Jul 17

The family of a Castle Vale man who died in a motorbike crash have described him as a “one of a kind”.


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Hunt for gang who carjacked woman and her baby in Solihull 

23 Jul 17

A woman and her baby have been carjacked in Solihull.


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Aston Villa celebrate success in the Cup of Traditions tournament in Germany 

23 Jul 17

Aston Villa are celebrating after landing a piece of pre-season silverware with victory in the Cup of Traditions.


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American model Tess Holliday coming to Birmingham for book signing event 

23 Jul 17

American model Tess Holliday is coming to Birmingham to sign copies of her new book.


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Goals from David Davis and Che Adams secure Birmingham City win in latest pre-season outing 

23 Jul 17

Birmingham City’s pre-season campaign continued with a 2-0 win at Oxford United.


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Aston Villa’s latest pre-season games in Germany to be streamed online for free 

23 Jul 17

Aston Villa fans will be able to see their club’s latest pre-season fixture screened online for free.


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Solihull Moors draw with Tamworth in latest pre-season fixture 

23 Jul 17

Solihull Moors continued their pre-season programme with a 1-1 draw at Tamworth.


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John Terry signing proves popular as Aston Villa reveal new shirt order figures 

22 Jul 17

John Terry’s arrival at Aston Villa has been popular if the club’s shirt sales figures are to be believed.


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CCTV released of Small Heath attack in broad daylight that left victim with life-threatening head injuries 

22 Jul 17

CCTV footage has been released of an attack in broad daylight that left a man with with life-threatening head injuries.


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Green spaces across Birmingham named amongst the best in Britain 

22 Jul 17

Seventeen green spaces in Birmingham have been named among the best in Britain.


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Pair jailed for fatal Christmas Day crash in Hall Green 

21 Jul 17

Two Birmingham men have been jailed after a fatal crash on Christmas Day in 2014 in Hall Green.


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Exhibition of out of this world photographs taken by astronaut Tim Peake coming to Birmingham 

21 Jul 17

Tim Peake.


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Birmingham City Council insists difficult decisions have to be made as talks continue over bin strikes 

21 Jul 17

Birmingham City Council says it must make difficult decisions as talks to bring an end to strikes by binmen continue.


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Six injured after roof collapses at Birmingham banqueting venue during school prom 

21 Jul 17

Part of a banqueting venue roof has collapsed during a school prom in Birmingham.


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The Ting Thing’s summer beauty essentials 

21 Jul 17

The Ting Thing shares her summer beauty essentials…


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Watch: Footage from Birmingham of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington’s final gig 

21 Jul 17

A performance in Birmingham by Linkin Park could turn out to have been the band’s final one after the death of lead singer Chester Bennington.


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Ditching electrification plans and keeping HS2 shows UK has a two-tier rail system, campaigners claim 

21 Jul 17

Campaigners fighting the HS2 scheme say ditching plans for electrification of other parts of the network show the UK now has a two-tier railways system.


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Birmingham City sell Kerim Frei to Istanbul Basaksehir 

21 Jul 17

Birmingham City have sold winger Kerim Frei to Istanbul Basaksehir.


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National accreditation for Birmingham Archives and Collections 

21 Jul 17

The Library of Birmingham.


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Defender Chris Samba signs one year contract with Aston Villa 

21 Jul 17

Embed from Getty Images Defender Chris Samba has signed a one-year deal with Aston Villa.


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Aston Villa confirm signing of Stoke City’s Republic of Ireland international midfielder Glenn Whelan 

20 Jul 17

Aston Villa have completed a deal for Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan.


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Negative reaction to new female Dr Who casting is not surprising, says Birmingham expert 

20 Jul 17

A Birmingham expert says the negative reaction to the casting of a woman in the lead role of Dr Who is “not surprising”.


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Sutton Coldfield schoolgirl to star in community musical project in Lichfield 

20 Jul 17

A Sutton Coldfield schoolgirl will take centre stage in a new community musical.


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Council workers to lobby meeting of Local Government Association in Sandwell over pay rises 

20 Jul 17

Council workers from across the region are set to lobby a meeting in Sandwell tomorrow (July 21st) as part of a battle to get the real living wage introduced.


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Birmingham MPs sign letter questioning male-dominated Brexit negotiating team 

19 Jul 17

Two Birmingham MPs have joined more than 50 of their colleagues in calling for Theresa May to review the lack of women on the UK’s Brexit negotiating team.


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Birmingham assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis MBE makes first appearance of the 2017 Women’s European Championships 

19 Jul 17

Sian Massey-Ellis MBE.


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Aston Villa complete £1million transfer of Hull City winger Ahmed Elmohamady 

19 Jul 17

Winger Ahmed Elmohamady has completed his £1million move to Aston Villa.


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Birmingham conference to explore the issue of climate change in Bangladesh 

19 Jul 17

Birmingham will play host to a major international conference aiming to tackle conservation and environmental issues in Bangladesh.


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Motorcyclist from Birmingham dies in Drayton Bassett crash 

19 Jul 17

A motorcyclist from Birmingham has died in a crash near Tamworth.


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Exhibition to explore history of the Sikh community in Birmingham and the Black Country 

19 Jul 17

An exhibition will explore how the Sikh community has developed in Birmingham.


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Council chiefs claim Birmingham can lead the way in tackling the UK’s housing crisis 

19 Jul 17

Birmingham has the ability to lead the nation in tackling the housing crisis, council bosses have claimed.


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Kick-off times changed for Aston Villa’s Championship fixtures against Barnsley and Nottingham Forest 

19 Jul 17

Aston Villa have seen the kick-off times for two of their Championship games changed.


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Woman anaesthetised at the scene of Northfield crash after suffering serious head injury 

19 Jul 17

A woman had to be anaesthetised at the roadside after suffering serious injuries after a crash in Northfield.


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Summer workwear tips 

19 Jul 17

When the heat is on, fashion stylist Rachel Davis has the lowdown on the dos and don’ts of summer office wear…


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Birmingham to host one of eight new high performance centres for women’s football 

19 Jul 17

Birmingham will be home to one of eight new high performance centres for women’s football across the UK.


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Chance for Blues fans to watch U23 friendly at Stourbridge for free online 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham City fans can sign up to watch the club’s U23 side take part in a pre-season friendly with Stourbridge for free.


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CCTV image of Moor Street Queensway stabbing suspect released 

18 Jul 17

Police have releases a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a stabbing in Birmingham.


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Aston Villa’s friendly against Walsall to be shown live online 

18 Jul 17

The latest stage of Aston Villa’s pre-season campaign will be screened live online tonight (July 18th).


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Mapped: Missed bin collections in Birmingham as refuse collection strike continues 

18 Jul 17

It has been confirmed that binmen in Birmingham will continue to strike until September as talks over job losses and pay broke down.


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Malaysian Birmingham Conservatoire graduates to host fundraising concert for future students 

18 Jul 17

A fundraising concert featuring graduates from the Birmingham Conservatoire is set to support a new generation of talent who want to study in the Second City.


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M6 J6/A38(M) Closures EVERY Day During Summer 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham Connected wishes us to emphasize aspects of of these closures as below.