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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…


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Brum’s Spectacular Commonwealth Games Closure Display 

15 Apr 18

If you missed the closing Commonwealth Games ceremony, then one thing you must do today is watch Birmingham’s brilliant contribution… Click http://www.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP- Bitcoin,etc, Investment Frauds 

14 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP – Phone Fraud Alert 

13 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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New Menu Items at PHO! 

12 Apr 18

Try some delicious new options on the menu at Pho in Grand Central…


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Crescent Theatre – Another Local Gem of Birmingham 

11 Apr 18

Its amateur status, let’s you get involved with a vast variety of volunteer activities and hence meeting other people like yourself with common interests.


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Maisons Du Monde at Debenhams 

9 Apr 18

Debenhams welcomed their new addition this weekend.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP – West Midlands Police 

6 Apr 18

Two new alerts from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Volunteer Help to Our Police and Add Interest to Your Life 

4 Apr 18

Do you see yourself volunteering for West Midlands Police to add interest to your life by helping augment their services?  The force is  now recruiting volunteers to join their organisation.


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The Ritual of Namaste 

4 Apr 18

Introducing Rituals’ new range of advanced, natural skincare.


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The heritage fashion edit 

3 Apr 18

Iconic brands you’ll love forever…


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Josh’s Wepage 

2 Apr 18

this is josh’s map of the world…


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“LoveBrum” Supports Gem Projects Across Brum 

1 Apr 18

LoveBrum, a registered charity, supports projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led delivering change and outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.


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Welcome to Comptoir Libanais 

29 Mar 18

Comptoir Libanais has opened its Grand Central restaurant and what better way to introduce you than the founder himself – Tony Kitous…


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Jamie’s NEW Italian Roasts! 

27 Mar 18

Exclusively available over Easter weekend.


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Birmingham Connected Update – 20 March 2018 

26 Mar 18

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


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On Street Parking and Car Parks in Birmingham 

24 Mar 18

Find where to park, when and the cost.


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How to Protect Your Facebook Privacy 

24 Mar 18

You may find The Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations unsettling or scandalous and very worrying and, indeed threatening the very use of Social Media in the future.


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Protected: Marches and Meetings City Centre This Saturday 24 March 

23 Mar 18

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


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Smashbox – Superfan Mascara 

23 Mar 18

Are you ready for the latest launch from Smashbox Cosmetics…


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How Birmingham is Tackling Homelessness 

22 Mar 18

A new article on the Leader of Birmingham website explains what the City Council is doing to grapple with the increasing problem of Homelessness in our city.


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Stafford’s Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Company Boasts TWO of England’s top Performing Primary Schools 

22 Mar 18

Holy Trinity Catholic Multi Academy Company is delighted that two of its seven Stafford-based primary schools have received letters of congratulations from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards.


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Anglo-Saxon Day Helps Junior 4 Discover The Dark Ages 

22 Mar 18

On Thursday 8 March Junior 4 left modern day Britain behind to discover all about the Dark Ages.


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St Edmund’s Day Mass 

22 Mar 18

This year the Feast of St Edmund took place on Friday 1 December 2017.


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Tea Dance brings Generations Together 

21 Mar 18

Tea dance brings generations together On Monday 19 March 2018, primary schoolchildren from St Peter’s Catholic Academy, Cobridge, joined older people for an afternoon of intergenerational singing and dancing.


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Weekend Travel Update 

21 Mar 18

Please be advised a number of city centre road closures and diversions will be in place on 24th & 25th March…


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ACT Now – You Can Help Defeat Terrorism 

20 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are backing a national campaign that launched today, to encourage communities to help defeat terrorism.


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Funeral Arrangements – Deacon Philip Prince RIP 

20 Mar 18

Reception of the Body (No Mass) Palm Sunday 25 th March 2018 at 5 p.


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Catholic Ethos and Practical Skills 

20 Mar 18

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Lichfield has recently acquired a beautiful new altar cover which has been produced in-house by two parent volunteers and children at their Friday afternoon sewing club.


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Reaching Out to Raise Awareness and Funds 

20 Mar 18

During the spring term up until Easter, Margot Scotford, Lucy Davis and Megan Cox are visiting Catholic schools across the Archdiocese to encourage children to take part in Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 20 March 

19 Mar 18

On Tuesday 20 March 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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SS18’s most wearable trends 

19 Mar 18

Spring fashion style guide…


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Quiet Hour at Entertainer 

19 Mar 18

The Entertainer rolls out nationwide Quiet Hour to create a calming shopping experience for autistic children…


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Andrew Robinson Winter Camp 2018 

19 Mar 18

‘The Kingdom of heaven is close at hand’ The Andrew Robinson Young People’s Trust have ran a Winter Camp for the past 7 years! Each year 5 days are given to 45 young people especially chosen by key staff from Coventry schools in disadvantaged …


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Easter Weekend Opening Hours 

19 Mar 18

There’s lots happening for Easter weekend! Here’s the round up please a reminder of our Easter weekend opening hours.


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God’s Gardeners 

19 Mar 18

It’s that time of year again! In every corner of the Diocese, an unsung army of horticultural heroes are beginning to emerge from their winter hibernation, dusting the cobwebs off their wellington boots and ceremoniously rolling out the lawnmowers…


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A Musical Weekend in Bournemouth 

19 Mar 18

For the twentieth year running Catenians from across the Midlands made their way in early February, down south to the seaside resort of Bournemouth for their annual Provincial Weekend way.


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New to Debenhams 

18 Mar 18

Debenhams are happy to announce a range of new brand arrivals to their store from Scandinavia.


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New Menu items from Cafe Rouge 

16 Mar 18

You can try all these delicious new additions at our Bullring store…


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Children’s Mental Health Week 

16 Mar 18

The week 5-9 February was the National Week for Children’s Mental Health.


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The Rosary Catholic Primary School achieve the Investors in Pupils Award 

16 Mar 18

At the Rosary Catholic Primary School, we, as a school, have been working hard towards the Investors in Pupils Award for the last year.


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Olympic medallist opens new Coventry facility 

16 Mar 18

Olympic gymnast and medallist Beth Tweddle recently opened ‘Ready Steady Gymnastics’ new facility at Saint Augustine’s Sports Centre in Radford.


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Chance for children to enjoy reading as Bournville Bookfest celebrates fifth anniversary 

16 Mar 18

Books are being brought to life in Birmingham as the Bournville Bookfest celebrates its fifth anniversary.


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Fr Philip Newbold Returns to Dine in the Archdiocese 

16 Mar 18

Caught on camera at the end of 2017 was Fr Philip Newbold, who retired last year from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford, to live in Lancashire.


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Induction of Parish Priest at St Osburg’s 

16 Mar 18

At 7pm Thursday 22 Feb 2018, the Feast of the Chair of St Peter the Apostle, Fr Pontius Bandua, a member of the Apostles of Jesus Missionaries was inducted as the Parish Priest of St Osburg’s Parish.


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Students Perform Wizard of Oz 

15 Mar 18

A cast of over 50 student performers supported by a band of almost 20 student musicians performed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Stafford’s Blessed William Howard Catholic High School last week.


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Education Cannot Wait 

15 Mar 18

For the last 5 years Christ the King Parish in Coventry have been supporting the ‘Friends of Ibba Girls School’ with a £5,000 per year commitment for five years to help pay a teacher’s salary in the Ibba Girls school.


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Pupil Voice Event 

14 Mar 18

School children from Coventry have raised thousands of pounds for charities which support those in need across the city.


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Tabor House Reaches Out to Help More Homeless People 

14 Mar 18

Birmingham’s only year-round night shelter, Tabor House, has announced that it can now support more people experiencing homelessness as it has expanded the number of beds available.


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Samsung Studio comes to Bullring! 

14 Mar 18

Samsung Studio will be outside Selfridges from March 16th – April 16th.


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Primary pupils from Nursery to Year 6 took part in celebrating 24 Hours For The Lord 

13 Mar 18

St Michael’s Catholic Academy in Wolverhampton is fortunate enough to have a chapel and from 9am- 3.30pm on Friday 9th March, this enabled the whole school to take part in Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.


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Deacon Philip Prince RIP 

12 Mar 18

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Philip Prince, Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, who died in Oxford on Friday 9th March 2018.


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New Beginnings at Rituals 

12 Mar 18

We often wait for the right time to begin with something new.


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Local Roads Improvement – Live Consultations This Week 

11 Mar 18

There are face to face consultations happening this week locally at which you can find out what local road changes are proposed and why.


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Nespresso Boutique 

9 Mar 18

New Nespresso Boutique comes to Selfridges…


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Birmingham City FC fined for underpaying employees 

9 Mar 18

Birmingham City FC has been fined for breaking national minimum wage laws, newly released data reveals.


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Hotel, restaurant chains top low pay “list of shame” 

9 Mar 18

Restaurant, hotel chains were among the worst offenders on the government’s minimum wage list.