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Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection 

26 May 17

An exciting and colourful collection has arrived to Irregular Choice…


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

25 May 17

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.


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Art of Dying Well 

24 May 17

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.


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Pride Weekend 

24 May 17

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


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Pride Weekend at Selfridges 

24 May 17

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.


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Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May 17

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Vegan Beauty Products at Bullring 

23 May 17

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


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Cheat your way to a perfect garden 

23 May 17

Simple solutions to improve your outdoor space…


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Buxom Cosmetics at Debenhams 

22 May 17

Unleash your inner Bombshell…


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

22 May 17

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.


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Fatima Centenary Celebration, Leamington Spa 13th May 

22 May 17

Held at St Peter Apostle church and parish centre.


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Occasionwear that Suits You! 

19 May 17

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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Beware of Holiday Fraud Cyber Scams 

17 May 17

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Topman Suits 

17 May 17

With wedding and prom season approaching – head to Topman to look your best with the right suit for you…


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Fit for Function – Fit for the Future – Securing the 21st Century Church 

17 May 17

Save the date: 20th July 2017 – Fit for Function Fit for the Future 20 July 2017 Do you have an interest in securing the future of our buildings, this this one day conference is definitely for you.


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18:30 Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update STOP PRESS at 18:30 – the bomb has been detonated and all road closures have been lifted except Priory Road.


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Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update Aston Expressway remains closed while Army bomb disposal experts make the area safe.


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Jake Jamie Beauty Showcase 

16 May 17

We’ve teamed up with beauty vlogger and expert, Jake Jamie from The Beauty Boy, to showcase some of his favourite products available from Bullring.


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How to find your perfect swimwear 

16 May 17

The ultimate guide to poolside confidence…


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General Election letter to Catholics of England and Wales 

16 May 17

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter to Catholics regarding the General Election of June 8 2017, for their consideration and encouragement to vote: General Election Letter for Catholics from their Bishops The post General Election …


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Ransomware Cyber Attack – How to Avoid 

15 May 17

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T2 Super Power Arrives 

15 May 17

T2 bring you this one-of–a-kind blend with this seasons power spice – turmeric…


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Wagamama Summer Menu 

15 May 17

Wagamama are bringing the taste of summer with new menu additions…


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Parish Raises £450 for CAFOD’s East Africa Appeal 

12 May 17

On Thursday, April 6, members of St Maria Goretti, Parish, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, arranged to have a Refugee Solidarity Liturgy followed by a simple supper of soup, bread and cheese.


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Summer, Wrapped Up 

12 May 17

Muffin Break have launched their new summer menu to tempt you come rain or shine…


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Birmingham Connected Update – May 2017 

11 May 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Year 3 and 4 Choral Outreach 

11 May 17

On Friday 7 April 2017, Years 3 and 4 from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Nechells, spent the day at St Chad’s Cathedral.


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M6 Junction 6 Gravelly Hill Viaduct Concrete Repairs Tomorrow! 

10 May 17

We have this evening received notice of these road works.


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Funeral Arrangements – Fr Geoffrey Hargreaves RIP 

10 May 17

Fr Geoffrey died at St Joseph’s Home on Sunday 30th April 2017.


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Fire Fighters Support “Slower is Safer” Campaign 

9 May 17

This article describes  the part being played by our Fire Fighters to support the Slower is Safer campaign for Birmingham’s roads.


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School Charity Drive Raises Over £1000 for CAFOD 

9 May 17

Students at Blessed William Howard Catholic High School in Stafford have raised £1,074 for CAFOD in response to the humanitarian crisis.


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Medal for Woman who Survived Siberia 

9 May 17

A Catholic woman has been awarded the Siberian Exiles Cross, nearly 80 years after she was forced from her home in Poland and bundled into a cattle truck bound for a remote and unforgiving outpost of northern Russia.


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Jamie’s Summer Menu Arrival 

9 May 17

Bring the taste of the summer with the new seasonal menu at Jamie’s Italian…


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How to eat vegan on a shopping trip 

8 May 17

Here’s where to top up your energy levels while you shop at the Bullring…


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Is Your Parish Planning a Project? 

8 May 17

Do you need support to plan, develop and fund your idea? As each parish undertakes its mission in its own way, it is great to see that so many are committed to making improvements to our churches, halls, presbyteries and other buildings for which we …


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50th Anniversary 

8 May 17

Children in Coventry have gone back to the 60s to celebrate their school’s 50th anniversary.


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VR: Free comic book day in Birmingham 

8 May 17

Birmingham’s two biggest comic book stores took part in the annual world free comic book day on May 6th 2017.


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Live Music Round Up 

7 May 17

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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VR: Experience Andy Street being elected as West Midlands Metro Mayor 

6 May 17

Conservative candidate Andy Street has been elected the Metro Mayor for the West Midlands.


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The Karczma 

6 May 17

Opening times: 11:00–23:00 from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00–21:00 on Sundays Where: Polish Millennium House, Bordesley Street, Digbeth, B5 5PH The Karczma is a Polish restaurant that is sharing the country’s cuisine with a whole new audience.


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Alan Partridge Appreciation Night 

5 May 17

When: Wednesday 31 May, 19:00–23:00 Where: The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: from £7 (available online here) The Mockingbird invite you to a night devoted to everyone’s favourite socially awkward radio …


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Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers 

4 May 17

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INFOGRAPHIC: Council’s sport and leisure budget cut by more than £20,000 since 2009 

4 May 17

New data has revealed that Birmingham City Council ’s expenditure on sport and leisure facilities and activities has decreased annually since 2009.


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Throw the best Eurovision party ever! 

3 May 17

Here’s how to plan a memorably cheesy Eurovision bash…


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CHANGO – Royal Tour 

3 May 17

When: Friday 12 May, 20:00–23:00 Where: Centrala, 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Tickets: from £5 (available online here) This month, acclaimed Polish jazz band CHANGO will be touring the UK for the first time, and will … …


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Win the Everything Sleekster with PLUS 

3 May 17

Download Bullring PLUS and head to Hotel Chocolat to enter our competition for a delicious treat this May.


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Nine things you have to do at Student Sessions 

2 May 17

The region’s biggest student event is back.


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Pint of Science 

2 May 17

When: 15-17 May 2017, 18:30 onwards Where: The Woodman, New Canal Street, Digbeth, B5 5LG Tickets: from £4 (available online here) Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub … …


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Rev Fr Geoffrey Hargreaves, RIP 

2 May 17

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Geoffrey Hargreaves who died at St Joseph’s Home, Coleshill, on Sunday 30th April.


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Kat Von D at Debenhams 

2 May 17

An exciting exclusive beauty brand comes to Debenhams this May – Kat Von D…


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Birmingham Coffee Festival 

1 May 17

When: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017, 10:00-18:00 Where: Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA Tickets: from £6 (available online here) Are you the type of person who cannot function without your morning coffee? Or do you simply love the … Continue …


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Live Music Round Up 

30 Apr 17

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


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New York artist brings one-off performance to Birmingham 

30 Apr 17

New York and internationally renowned artist, Allan Harris , is bringing his trio to a one-off set in Birmingham.


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Digbeth History 

29 Apr 17

If you’re interested in the history of Digbeth, you may well have come across the Midlands Pubs website, which documents the heritage of our area’s plethora of public houses.


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Two bartenders from The Edgbaston make cocktail competition final 

29 Apr 17

Birmingham’s The Edgbaston Hotel and Cocktail bar had two of their bartenders make the GB World Class finals.


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The End of The Rainbow? 

28 Apr 17

(In)famous Digbeth pub The Rainbow will be closing its doors for good in May.


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Post Paradise 6 

27 Apr 17

When: Saturday 28 April, 20:00 onwards Where: Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT Post Paradise is a monthly concert series for new music, taking place at Centrala in Digbeth: This month we have invited Birmingham-…


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BABW: May 17 Update 

27 Apr 17

Calling all Build-A-Bear Workshop fans! Here’s the roundup of exciting arrivals this May.


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Birmingham Irish Heritage Group – May 2017 

26 Apr 17

When: Wednesday 3 May, 19:15 onwards Where: The Connaught Bar (upstairs), Irish Centre Birmingham, High Street, Digbeth, B12 0NL Free Entry May’s meeting of the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group will involve a screening of the BBC documentary: …


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Ben Sherman Summer Arrivals 

26 Apr 17

The Ben Sherman Pool Party collection has arrived in store.