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Huda arrives at Selfrdiges 

18 Nov 17

Huda brings its full AW 2017 collection to Selfridges Birmingham…


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Live: Birmingham MCM Comic Con 

18 Nov 17

MCM Comic Con has returned to Birmingham for its final show of 2017.


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Birmingham Connected Update – November 2017 

17 Nov 17

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


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Malvern Hills Parishes Pilgrimage to Walsingham 

17 Nov 17

Following a lunchtime conversation between the parish priests of the Malverns parishes it was felt that a joint pilgrimage to Walsingham would be a good thing to offer.


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Schools Minister praises St George and St Teresa Primary School on visit 

17 Nov 17

St George and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Solihull was praised by Schools Minister Nick Gibb on a special visit yesterday.


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Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Ball 

17 Nov 17

The Trustees of the Kenelm Youth Trust were delighted to host the annual charity ball to celebrate the work of the trust and raise much needed funds to continue the fantastic work for the young people of our diocese.


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Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation 

15 Nov 17

An Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation was held on Sunday 29 October in Coventry Catholic Cathedral with guest speakers Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma.


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Tamworth Church’s Creative Juices 

15 Nov 17

What to do with all those apples? We were letting thousands rot in our gardens so St John the Baptist Parish and Sacred Heart Church held another Apple Festival on the weekend of 15 October.


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Remembrance Thank You 

15 Nov 17

Once again St Thomas More Catholic School in Sheldon Birmingham remembered the Military who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe.


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Employment Fraud Alert 

14 Nov 17

Job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them.


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Christmas Menus 

14 Nov 17

Take a look at the Christmas menus available at the centre here…


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Daughter’s emotional plea to find killers after her dad dies in Tile Cross house fire 

14 Nov 17

The daughter of a man killed when a firework was set off in his Birmingham house has appealed for information to help catch her father’s killers.


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Cycling: Birmingham has the highest demand for more investments among 7 cities 

14 Nov 17

The Birmingham Vintage Ride 2013.


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Advent Calendars: Our Top Picks 

13 Nov 17

Take a look at our top picks of the Advent Calendars available at Bullring and Grand Central.


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Reinvent your late-night Christmas shop 

13 Nov 17

Turn your shopping trip into a girls’ night out…


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A Walk Through the New Centenary Way Walkway 

11 Nov 17

The walkway was completed over Friday night and opened early on Saturday 11 November as planned.


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Change to Broad Street Buses on Sunday 12 November 

10 Nov 17

From Sunday, 12 November, Broad Street buses will return to their usual route along Broad Street/Centenary Square in both directions.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: Live Updates 

10 Nov 17

This post continues the reporting on the closure of Fletchers Walk and the opening of a new walkway along the eventual Centenary Way on Saturday 11 November.


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Diocesan Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Fr Patrick O’Sullivan 

10 Nov 17

As is customary when a priest of the Diocese dies abroad, there will be a Mass for the repose of the soul of Fr Patrick O’Sullivan, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Wednesbury, WS10 9DL on …


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Bicester Presentation Convent Given New Lease of Life 

10 Nov 17

It was mentioned in September’s Catholic Today that a ‘SOLD’ sign hung on the Convent in Bicester, occupied by the Presentation Sisters since 1953.


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Group launches appeal for donations to help support Birmingham’s homeless this Christmas 

9 Nov 17

The Birmingham Support Group has launched its Christmas outreach programme to collect clothes, food and donations to help the homeless and needy across the city.


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Early morning raids see three arrested in Sparkhill over series of car key burglaries 

9 Nov 17

Three men have been arrested in Birmingham in connection with a series of car key burglaries in Staffordshire.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: A Race Against Time 

8 Nov 17

On Saturday 11 November at 7am, Fletchers Walk will be closed for demolition.


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One in every 88 people in Birmingham are homeless 

8 Nov 17

Homeless man – Creative Commons Birmingham leads cities in the West Midlands with the highest numbers of homelessness.


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Appeal launched to ensure Birmingham doesn’t forget “important and unusual” poet Constance Naden 

8 Nov 17

Descendants of poet Constance Naden have launched a campaign to restore her grave in Birmingham after it was left in fragments.


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Hottest toys for Christmas 2017 

8 Nov 17

Get these toys before they sell out…


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Y-PRAY? An exciting weekend conference for younger women – booking now open. 

8 Nov 17

What do you get if you put a guest speaker, a gifted worship leader and young Christian women in one place for a weekend? You have prayer and praise, laughter and tears, thinking and speaking, sharing and caring.


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New zero waste supermarket The Clean Kilo to open in Birmingham in 2018 

8 Nov 17

A zero-waste supermarket is set to open in Birmingham in 2018.


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Businesses and residents hand over petition in bid to prevent new Tesco Express store from opening in Sutton Coldfield 

8 Nov 17

A petition against the opening of a new Tesco Express store in Sutton Coldfield has been handed over to Birmingham City Council.


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Author reveals how five miscarriages has sparked her fight to get more support for grieving parents 

8 Nov 17

“Miscarriage makes you appreciate every sleepless night” Zoe Clark-Coates The grief of losing one child through miscarriage would be heartbreaking for any parent.


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Object on overhead wires at Selly Oak causing delays to cross city line train services through Birmingham 

8 Nov 17

Passengers travelling on the cross city line through Birmingham are facing delays due to an object on overhead wires near Selly Oak.


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More than half of Midlands MPs support abortion clinic buffer zones 

7 Nov 17

Pro-life campaigners opposite the BPAS clinic on Romford Road, Stratford.


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“Anorexia caused me to have heart failure – but I didn’t care about dying” 

7 Nov 17

A Birmingham woman who battled anorexia for six years has revealed how the eating disorder took over her life.


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Councillors to debate possible closure of 14 community daycare nurseries across Birmingham 

7 Nov 17

The future of 14 community daycare nurseries across Birmingham is in doubt – with union bosses claiming proposed closures have left staff “devastated”.


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Turning Red for Faith and Freedom 

7 Nov 17

St Chad’s Cathedral will be bathed in a warm, red glow later this month as part of the national #RedWednesday campaign.


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Birmingham woman charged over series of distraction burglaries 

7 Nov 17

A Birmingham woman has been charged after a series of distraction burglaries.


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Burglaries Occuring Lately in Lea Bank 

5 Nov 17

This information has been sent on behalf of West Mids Police.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: City Centre to Broad Street 

3 Nov 17

On Saturday 11 November, Fetchers Walk will be closed for demolition.


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Homes of High Performance Cars Targeted by Thieves 

2 Nov 17

It seems that high performance versions of cars with non-exotic marques are being targeted by robbers.


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Funeral arrangements for Fr Pat O’Sullivan 

1 Nov 17

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Reverend Patrick (Pat) Joseph O’Sullivan Retired Priest of the Archdiocese who died on Monday 30th October 2017 at Tralee Hospital, Ireland ******** The Funeral Mass will be at St.


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Christmas table ideas, sorted 

31 Oct 17

Here’s how to enjoy your Christmas dinner in style…


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Organiser of Elementz of Couture show hoping to put Birmingham back on the fashion map 

31 Oct 17

The organiser of a fashion show in Birmingham says it’s time the city was put back on the style map.


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Caritas Social Action Network publishes resources for first World Day of the Poor 

31 Oct 17

Resources to help parishes to celebrate the upcoming first World Day of the Poor on the 19 th November 2017 are now available online at http://www.


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Rev Fr Patrick O’Sullivan RIP 

31 Oct 17

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr.


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The World Meeting of Families 21st-26th August, Dublin 2018 

31 Oct 17

It’s All About Love A new Diocesan programme to celebrate the joy of love is to be launched in January.


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Birmingham cinema boss lands new role running film premieres in London’s Leicester Square 

31 Oct 17

Paul Millington The general manager of Broad Street’s Cineworld will soon be responsible for major movie premieres after landing a job running the flagship Leicester Square cinema in London.


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Local Christmas cards will be sent both near and far to raise funds for organ Elgar must have played 

31 Oct 17

Worcestershire couple Bill and Charlotte Carver are raising money for the organ refurbishment at St Wulstan’s Church in Little Malvern; they’ve been associated with the church for thirty years and it’s a cause they both want to support.


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Ghostpoet to perform at Mama Roux’s in Digbeth 

31 Oct 17

Vocalist and musician Ghostpoet is coming to Digbeth.


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Sowing the Seeds for Absent Loved Ones 

31 Oct 17

A memorial garden dedicated to friends and relatives who have passed away outside of the UK will be formally blessed next month (Nov).


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Police Advice on Fishing: How to Protect Yourself 

28 Oct 17

Fishing – Here’s what you need to know.


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Birmingham festival using the arts to raise awareness of mental health issues across the city 

27 Oct 17

A festival in Birmingham has been raising awareness of mental health through various art pieces.


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Top tips for a stylish winter bedroom 

27 Oct 17

Sweet dreams are guaranteed with these bedroom ideas…


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Police Advice to Avoid Crime & Anti-social Acts 

26 Oct 17

Raise your awareness of adverse actions of others as the days get shorter and darker.


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Silver Celebration 

26 Oct 17

On Sunday 1 October Archbishop Bernard celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady and St Michael, Shipston-on-Stour to mark the 25th anniversary of the consecration of the Church.


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Expert says parkour is booming in Birmingham 

26 Oct 17

A Birmingham parkour expert believes the activity is on the rise across the city.


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Weeknight Parking Offer 

25 Oct 17

Stop for longer on weeknights with our new flat rate offer.


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Hunt for attacker who shot cat with an air gun in Perry Barr 

25 Oct 17

A cat is recovering after being shot in Perry Barr.


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Project to showcase Birmingham through music celebrates a second year 

25 Oct 17

A city-wide music project in Birmingham is celebrating its second year.


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Mother of murdered Birmingham man Isaiah Young-Sam launches fresh appeal to find his killer 

25 Oct 17

The mother of a man murdered in Birmingham has made a fresh appeal to find her son’s killer more than a decade after his death.


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Birmingham paramedic: “We’re a very precious resource and should be a last resort for most problems” 

25 Oct 17

Being able to dial 999 and get an ambulance when we need emergency treatment is taken as a given by most people – but with an increased demand on the ambulance service alongside call-outs for non-emergency situations, paramedic Rob Moore told …