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Kardashian-West baby: We have a name, ladies and gents! 

19 Jan 18

Stop whatever you’re doing right now.


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An exhibition is going on in the Parkside building in Birmingham City University 

19 Jan 18

Parkside building is hosting a new exhibition about class discrepancies, social injustice, workers’ rights, political struggles and racial tensions.


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Airbnb: rental growth in Birmingham is the highest 

19 Jan 18

Airbnb is booming in Birmingham.


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Brexit: ‘Significant’ difference in viewpoint between UK and France 

19 Jan 18

French President Emmanuel Macron ‘s statement on the UK’s Brexit stance shows a ‘significant’ difference in viewpoint between the two countries.


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Iain Mackay calls it a day after 20-year-long ballet career 

19 Jan 18

Birmingham Royal Ballet ‘s principal dancer, Iain Mackay will perform for the last time this evening at Symphony Hall.


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Sunday Roasts at Jamies 

19 Jan 18

Jamie has given the classic British roast an Italian makeover and the result is off-the-scale delicious.


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A new study finds you might still be a teenager 

19 Jan 18

According to a new study , published in the Lancet Child Adolescent Health , adolescence now lasts until 24 years old, or should be considered so.


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Council Supports Homeless Rooms Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

Council supports website helping homeless people make the right move.


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Birmingham’s Millennium Point shortlisted for Tim Peake Spacecraft venue 

19 Jan 18

Millenium Point’s Thinktank Science museum has been shortlisted as one of the potential venues to host Astronaut Tim Peake’s spacecraft.


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British Museum “Living with gods” exhibition visits Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

“Living with gods” curator Jill Cook reveals what makes the British Museum exhibition unique.


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Nintendo announce new cardboard DIY toys 

19 Jan 18

Many large retailers such as McDonalds and Iceland have been looking at new ways to reduce the amount of plastic they use across their business.


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Preview: Bees hope to extend lead against Doncaster Phoenix 

19 Jan 18

Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club seek to extend their unbeaten record when they take on  Doncaster Phoenix in a Midlands Premier League match at Damson Park this Saturday.


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The Rainbow Venues: Club fights back against closure with new campaign and festival 

19 Jan 18

The Rainbow Venues via Google Street View A Birmingham nightclub is fighting back against the City Council’s decision to shut them down in November.


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Top 5 movies to see in Brum for #NationalPopcornDay 

19 Jan 18

Today is the 5th annual #NationalPopcornDay which celebrates all things related to the tasty treat.


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Waste in Birmingham: new opportunities for reducing and recycling 

19 Jan 18

Charlotte Watkivs shopping at the Bullring outdoor market – CC Victòria Oliveres “Let’s try a whole year zero waste”.


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Good Mood Food! 

19 Jan 18

Good Mood Food from Pizza Express…


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They told you so: 2 experts who warned us about PFIs 

18 Jan 18

For some observers, the National Audit Office’s gloomy report showing the true cost of Private Finance Initiatives  comes as no surprise.


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West Midlands sees largest percentage growth in overseas visits 

18 Jan 18

Photo by Brian Clift / Flickr under CC Attribution 2.0 Generic The West Midlands saw the largest percentage growth from overseas visitors in England in 2017, latest figures from VisitBritain show.


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Brum environmental group calls for plastic bottle swap scheme 

18 Jan 18

Birmingham Friends of the Earth are urging the government to pick up momentum on environmental issues by introducing a nationwide scheme to return plastic bottles.


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2018 Autosport International witness record 95,000 visitors 

18 Jan 18

Organisers of the 2018 Autosport International in Birmingham on Thursday revealed a record 95,000 visitors at this year’s event.


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Code Bootcamp demo day for techy Brummies attracts over 100 participants 

18 Jan 18

An app to schedule Facebook posts, a CV website to tackle youth unemployment and an online quiz game are only 3 of the projects developed by the code bootcampers.


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Man suspected of Birmingham murder in 2016 caught in Pakistan 

18 Jan 18

West Midlands Police have confirmed that Tahir Zarif , who is suspected of shooting dead a businessman in Birmingham in 2016, has been arrested in Pakistan.


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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in the UK for the first time in 950 years 

18 Jan 18

The famous Bayeux Tapestry will leave France for the first time in 950 years and is to be displayed in the UK.


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Carillion Affair: other West Midlands companies have huge pension deficits 

18 Jan 18

Carillion, Wolverhampton based company is insolvency and facing the bankruptcy.


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Strictly Come Dancing’s 2018 tour to open in Birmingham 

18 Jan 18

Strictly Come Dancing fans will be in for a treat as the show’s 2018 tour will open at the Birmingham Arena on Friday.


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Birmingham City Council calls for support post Carillion collapse 

18 Jan 18

Leader of the Council Ian Ward and Cabinet Member for Jobs and Skills  Brett O’Reilly have written to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  Esther McVey MP, calling for her support in coordinating help for people affected in Carillion  …


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Council to review bishopsgate student accommodation plan today 

18 Jan 18

An application seeking a student accommodation development comprising 290 rooms will be reviewed today by the City Council’s planning committee.


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Mo Farah: nominated for the Laureus Sports Person of the Year Award; his best performances are in Birmingham 

17 Jan 18

Britain’s most decorated athlete, Mo Farah , was on Tuesday nominated for the 2018 Laureus World Sportsman of the year Award .


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James Brindley murder: Teen says it was ‘self defence’ 

17 Jan 18

James Brindley The 17-year old man accused of murdering James Brindley has claimed he was acting in self defence.


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It’s official : Labradors are Britain’s favourite pooch 

17 Jan 18

There are few decisions in life that are as hard as choosing your favourite dog, leave alone favourite breed.


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West Midlands NHS is losing its European nurses 

17 Jan 18

The number of European nurses who left the NHS in the West Midlands is increasing.


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Save The Dates: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Guest Artist Line Up 

17 Jan 18

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is hosting a great line up of guest performances this month.


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East Midlands MP Anna Soubry receives death threats over Brexit stance 

17 Jan 18

Conservative MP  Anna Soubry  has submitted a dossier of thousands of threats and abuse, including calls for treason to be hanged to House of Common, as Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn condemned the increase in threats to MP.


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Kardashian: Birmingham Eastside joins in the baby name guessing game 

17 Jan 18

Kim and Kanye West.


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Infographic: The Carillion collapse, explained 

17 Jan 18

The collapse and liquidation of Carillion has dramatically unfolded over the last few days, leaving a company with a dominating global presence dethroned from its former glory.


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Students to discuss impact of the Commonwealth Games today 

17 Jan 18

The City Council will see the first of a series of debates on the Commonwealth Games this evening.


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House rentals: West Midlands growth passing the national average 

16 Jan 18

For the first time since 2008, the growth of private house rental prices in the West Midlands passed the national average.


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5 things supermarkets can do to reduce plastic use 

16 Jan 18

Supermarket chain Iceland aims to be the first plastic-free major retailer by eliminating or drastically reducing plastic packaging from its products by 2023.


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Birmingham City Council’s team will be out tonight for gritting 

16 Jan 18

Tonight will see a mix of clear spells and occasional wintry showers.


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3 out of 5 Carillion-linked companies are registered in Wolverhampton 

16 Jan 18

Archive – Nikguy The UK’s second biggest construction company went into liquidation on Monday and their directors are under the scanner over the failure of the firm.


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West Brom launch Premier League kids Initiative 

16 Jan 18

West Bromwich Albion F.


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Birmingham City Ladies back to winning ways against Bristol City Women 

16 Jan 18

Manager Marc Skinner watched with relief as his team, Birmingham City Ladies , won in a FA Women Super League One match on Sunday against Bristol City Women .


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Five things to do to celebrate #NationalDoNothingDay 

16 Jan 18

Happy #NationalNothingDay! Unfortunately it’s not a holiday acknowledged by most workplaces, so you might need to wait until you’ve clocked out to take part in the celebrations.


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Expert calls sexual abuse in US Gymnastics “one of the biggest scandals in Olympic history” 

16 Jan 18

L-R: Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas.


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Ed Doolan, a veteran broadcaster passes away, aged 76 

16 Jan 18

Veteran BBC West Midlands Broadcaster and MBE, Ed Doolan has died aged 76.


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Study shows rats might be off the hook for the Black Death 

16 Jan 18

New research suggests that rats may not have caused the deadly spread of the plague in the Middle Ages , after all.


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Try Something New at Costa Coffee! 

16 Jan 18

New menu items launching for Spring 2018.


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1 out of 5 university students in Birmingham are international 

16 Jan 18

The proportion of international students in Birmingham universities stayed the same for the last four years, while the total number of students in the city increased in the same period.


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Cyrille Regis : the Three Degree statue to be unveiled in West Bromwich 

16 Jan 18

The Three Degrees statue representing the famous footballers Laurie Cunningham , Brandon Batson and Cyrille Regis has a new unveiling date.


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Birmingham hospital pays £90m for mistakes in last five years 

16 Jan 18

A Birmingham hospital has paid out over £90 million towards compensation in the last five years, with around £20 million being paid out last year alone.


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Met Office warn there’s risk of snow over the West Midlands 

16 Jan 18

 Source: Met Office The Met Office is forecasting snow for the next three days .


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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Coventry 

16 Jan 18

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


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#WMGeneration WATCH: Birmingham has it’s say on Channel 4’s potential new location 

15 Jan 18

The Government has launched a consultation regarding Channel 4’s relocation outside London.


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Birmingham City Council’s public consultation on their budget ends today 

15 Jan 18

The  window to offer your suggestions for Birmingham City Council’s budget for 2018 closes today.


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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, dies age 46 

15 Jan 18

The Irish musician died suddenly while in London for a recording session, according to her publicist.


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Special feature: Dudley, the town with the lowest rate of homelessness in England 

15 Jan 18

Grafitti in High Street, Dudley – Carmen Aguilar “I don’t trust anybody.


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Bin discount available for affected residents 

15 Jan 18

Good news at last after 2017 was dominated by bin strikes and poor weather conditions that left residents without waste collections.


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Bill Ethridge resigns from UKIP and calls for Henry Bolton’s resignation 

15 Jan 18

By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.


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WATCH: Birmingham welcomes its newest station, Reload Radio 

15 Jan 18

A new radio station is now broadcasting live from the east side of the City Centre.


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Spring 2018 at The White Company 

15 Jan 18

Looking forward to the warmer months with this fresh new collection.