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Liam Gallagher guitar stolen from blind woman in Birmingham 

18 Nov

Thieves broke into the 71-year-old's home and stole the signed instrument she won a competition.


Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa 

17 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa.


Aston Villa: Jonathan Kodjia and Scott Hogan sidelined following international duty 

17 Nov

Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia aggravates an ankle injury, and Scott Hogan is sidelined after a stomach operation.


Birmingham child murders: Dad guilty of killing son and daughter 

17 Nov

Endris Mohammed killed his son and daughter by smothering them with a petrol-soaked rag.


Birmingham City v Nottingham Forest 

17 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest.


Birmingham firework death: Arrest on suspicion of murder 

16 Nov

The 22-year-old man is held on suspicion of murdering Tony Nicholls who died after a blaze at his home.


Birmingham’s Frankfurt German Market returns for its 18th year 

16 Nov

Taste of Germany returns as 93 stalls open for business.


Armed patrols as Birmingham Christmas market opens 

16 Nov

A heightened security presence is in place at this year's attraction in Birmingham.


Peaky Blinders history part of police museum plan 

15 Nov

The infamous Birmingham gang's story would form part of a planned new police museum.


Birmingham City University is looking for students to join their Nursing courses. 

15 Nov

Whether you’re looking for a career in Nursing or just thinking about a change of direction,   Birmingham City University’s Nursing courses start in January 2018 and could be the perfect option for you.


Birmingham fatal firework attack: Man arrested 

15 Nov

A 29-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder over the death of Tony Nicholls.


Keinan Davis: Aston Villa’s teenage striker signs new contract until 2020 

15 Nov

Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis signs a new contract with the Championship club until 2020.


Kings Norton man sentenced to six years imprisonment for raping a teenager.  

15 Nov

A man who befriended a teenage girl before raping her has been sentences to six year imprisonment Fesal Aidarus, aged 17 at the time, from Kings Norton, took advantage of the teen after meeting through a mutual friend one evening in October 2015.


Firefighters extinguish fire inside a grade II-listed building in Harborne. 

15 Nov

Firefighters were dispatched to the former cinema and bingo hall on Harborne High Street, at around 7:30AM this morning (15/11), to reports of a smoke coming from the building.


Guns and a stash of ammunition seized during a dawn raid in Billesley.  

14 Nov

A handgun, sawn-off shot gun and a stash of ammunition have been recovered by West Midlands Police during a dawn raid on Colemeadow Road in Billesley, at around 5.15AM this morning (14/11).


Cat found wandering the streets looks like legendary detective Hercule Poirot.  

14 Nov

The RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre has a kitten in its care with a rather impressive moustache similar to that of the legendary detective Hercule Poirot.


Handsworth man charged over fatal hit-and-run crash 

14 Nov

The man is charged with perverting the course of justice after the death of Krishna Devi Droch, 62.


The award-winning Indian restaurant Lasan has re-launched in the Jewellery Quarter 

14 Nov

On Friday the 27th of October, the luxury Indian dining restaurant Lasan reopened for business.


Mayor Andy Street travels to Finland to see how they are tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. 

14 Nov

West Midlands metro mayor Andy Street travels to Finland to see how they are tackling homelessness and rough sleeping.


Be dazzled by the Magical Lantern Festival in Kings Heath Park this Christmas 

14 Nov

The Magical Lantern Festival in Birmingham is returning this Christmas between November 24th and January 1st and will be located in the stunning grounds of Kings Heath Park.


Passengers advised to plan their travel as the city gears up for record Christmas crowds 

14 Nov

The start of the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market signals the start of the busiest time of year in Birmingham and passengers are being urged to plan their journeys and allow extra time when travelling by train.


Birmingham pub bombings: Families ‘refused legal aid’ 

14 Nov

They are challenging a ruling that IRA suspects in the 1974 case will not be named at new inquests.


Gender should be a side issue in debates over social work’s diversity 

14 Nov

by Mollie Heywood Stereotypically labelled as ‘women’s work’, social work is a profession that can impact every single aspect of society in some way or another.


A sum of £10,000 offered over Birmingham firework murder 

13 Nov

Anthony Nicholls died after a large commercial firework started a fire at his home.


Kick-start your kid’s career with the help of The Skills Show 

13 Nov

We spend years investing into our children and we often ask them what profession they want to pursue, be it hairdressing, engineering, construction etc.


Police cars damaged whilst officers attended a Remembrance parade in Erdington 

13 Nov

Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell, from Birmingham East Police, is appealing for witnesses after two police cars were damaged as officers attended a Remembrance parade in Erdington on Sunday (12/11).


Major training exercise held in Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre. 

13 Nov

West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Midlands Fire Service took part in a live play training exercise at Bullring and Grand Central in the city centre on Sunday (12/11).


Who were the real Peaky Blinders? 

12 Nov

As the new series begins on BBC Two, a historian looks at the real-life members of the Birmingham gang.


Handsworth death crash victim ‘foundation of our family’ 

11 Nov

Krishna Devi Droch, 62, was killed in a hit-and-run in Birmingham on Thursday.


Solihull Moors v Sutton United 

11 Nov

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Solihull Moors and Sutton United.


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Huda arrives at Selfrdiges 

18 Nov

Huda brings its full AW 2017 collection to Selfridges Birmingham...


Live: Birmingham MCM Comic Con 

18 Nov

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


Birmingham Connected Update – November 2017 

17 Nov

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


Malvern Hills Parishes Pilgrimage to Walsingham 

17 Nov

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.


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

17 Nov

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


Kenelm Youth Trust Charity Ball 

17 Nov

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.


Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation 

15 Nov

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.


Tamworth Church’s Creative Juices 

15 Nov

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.


Remembrance Thank You 

15 Nov

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


Employment Fraud Alert 

14 Nov

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


Christmas Menus 

14 Nov

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


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

14 Nov

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.


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

14 Nov

The Birmingham Vintage Ride 2013.


Advent Calendars: Our Top Picks 

13 Nov

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


Reinvent your late-night Christmas shop 

13 Nov

Turn your shopping trip into a girls' night out...


A Walk Through the New Centenary Way Walkway 

11 Nov

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


Change to Broad Street Buses on Sunday 12 November 

10 Nov

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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Your votes can help… 

18 Nov

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) are bidding for funding from the AVIVA Community Fund, to enable them to provide iPad sessions for their day centres.


Bully blamed for driving girlfriend to suicide leaves friends in tears at event 

18 Nov

Angus Milligan was convicted of abuse after Emily Drouet took her own life...


Liam Gallagher signed this guitar and it’s been stolen 

18 Nov

Burglars took it in raid on an elderly blind woman's home...


‘Shame the low life scum’: Watch Police car smashed with hammer 

18 Nov

Shocking footage of a laughing masked vandal hammering a West Midlands Police has sparked outrage...


Victim of ‘sadistic’ PE teacher Marcus Marcussen tried to kill himself seven times 

18 Nov

Mark Thomas urges abuse victims to speak out...


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Man quickly brought to safety by police officers in M5 bridge incident 

18 Nov

West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police response officers have been praised for their brave, speedy and safe resolution of an incident on a bridge over the M5 yesterday evening (Friday 17th November) .


Child fortunately escapes serious injury in Harborne RTC 

17 Nov

A 12 year old school boy has been extremely lucky to avoid serious injury after a collision with a 4×4.


St. Modwen sells Longbridge housing land to Taylor Wimpey 

17 Nov

From St Modwen: National developer St.


Police launch an investigation after 18 cars stolen from a car showroom 

16 Nov

West Midlands Police have launched an investigation after 18 cars were stolen from a car showroom in Kings Heath.


Self-portrait project shows off Bournville’s residents 

16 Nov

An exhibition of self-portrait photographs of Bournville residents has gone on display at Birmingham City University’s city centre campus.


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