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Queues at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre in… 

14 Mar

Queues at Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre in Stirchley Visitors to Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre have experienced queues in recent days.


Putting Birmingham in the shop window at MIPIM in Canne Leader… 

14 Mar

Putting Birmingham in the shop window at MIPIM in Canne Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr John Clancy, looks at why events at MIPIM in Canne this week could have a major impact on the future development of Birmingham.


British Transport Police wrap a train to celebrate the third… 

14 Mar

British Transport Police wrap a train to celebrate the third anniversary of the innovative 61016 text number.


Teens among six bailed following Wolves v Birmingham disorder 

14 Mar

Two teenagers are among six people who have been bailed following a 'small disorder' after yesterday's derby between Wolves and Birmingham.


Danny Batth proud of Wolves’ shut out 

14 Mar

Captain Danny Batth was proud after a young Wolves defence ground out a clean sheet at home to Birmingham City.


Craig Birch’s 60-second Wolves update – Mar 14 

14 Mar

Digital sports journalist Craig Birch discusses the latest coming out of the Wolves camp after a goalless stalemate at home to Birmingham City.


West Highland Terrier wins Crufts 

13 Mar

A West Highland Terrier wins Best In Show at Crufts at Birmingham's NEC for the first time in 26 years...


Huge turnout at St Patrick’s Day parade 

13 Mar

St Patrick's Day celebrations in Birmingham have gone ahead with flying colours despite no funding from the council.


Easter trains set for major disruption as Wolverhampton to Birmingham line closes 

13 Mar

Rail users are being warned of major disruption as the line between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street closes for six days over Easter.


School chief bans use of ‘Trojan Horse’ 

12 Mar

Birmingham's education commissioner says he has banned the use of the term "Trojan horse" to describe the allegations of attempts to take over schools in the city.


Old hand grenade found in skip 

12 Mar

The army's bomb disposal unit has been called to a street in Birmingham where an old hand grenade was found.


Local business leaders head to MIPIM for world’s biggest property showcase 

12 Mar

Business and civic leaders from the Black Country and Birmingham are set to make a big splash when they turn up at one of the world's largest property trade fairs on the French Riviera.


Too few CQC inspectors completing Mental Capacity Act training, watchdog admits 

11 Mar

Too few CQC inspectors have completed training on the Mental Capacity Act, despite providers’ practice in this area being a key plank of the regulator’s inspection regime.


One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at… 

11 Mar

One of the earliest surviving copies of the Qur’an on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.


Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries… 

11 Mar

Investigation underway after a man sustained serious injuries following a disorder in Yardley.


WATCH LIVE: Day two of Crufts 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC 

11 Mar

Today marks the second day of Crufts 2016 - and thousands of pooches and proud owners will again be descending on Birmingham's NEC for a series of displays and contests.


HSBC’s relocation from London to Birmingham is a… 

10 Mar

HSBC’s relocation from London to Birmingham is a ‘significant boost for the Midlands’, says Economic Secretary.


Watchdog criticises George Osborne for cutting police funding after he promised not to 

10 Mar

The Chancellor said there would be no cuts in the police budget at all but government funding for the police was actually cut...


Schools, colleges and businesses rewarded for cycling and… 

10 Mar

Schools, colleges and businesses rewarded for cycling and walking efforts Schools, colleges and businesses across the West Midlands have received recognition as being some of the most bike and pedestrian-friendly places in the region.


Major developer wants ‘partnerships’ with HAs 

10 Mar

Written by Mark Lawrence, reporting from today's National Housing Federations Land and Planning conference, Birmingham.


Housing market ‘shouldn’t underestimate’ financialisation 

10 Mar

Written by Mark Lawrence, reporting from today's National Housing Federations Land and Planning conference, Birmingham.


Rare works from Shakespeare to go on show in Birmingham for 400th anniversary 

10 Mar

Free family friendly exhibition at Library of Birmingham to be launched as part of cultural partnership with the British Library...


Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house…. 

10 Mar

Man hit over the head with a hammer in a Sheldon public house.


Sanctuary completes sale of Birmingham student accommodation 

10 Mar

Sanctuary Students has completed the sale of its Bagot Street accommodation in Birmingham to Arlington Investors.


WATCH LIVE: Day one of Crufts 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC 

10 Mar

The world's largest dog show kicks off in Birmingham today, with around 22,000 dogs and their proud owners set to descend on The NEC over the next four days.


Record cinema figures for Cineworld chain 

10 Mar

Record numbers of punters flocking to the cinema have pushed up profit and revenue figures for the Cineworld chain, which operates multiplex sites at Bentley Bridge in Wednesfield, Shrewsbury, Telford and Birmingham.


Birmingham Airport is just As You Like It with Shakespeare artwork on show 

10 Mar

A warm welcome will be given to passengers at Birmingham Airport, following the unveiling of a new installation to greet the millions of visitors arriving into the region through ‘Shakespeare’s Airport’ each year.


Revealed: The £300,000 cost to open up M6 Toll Road during crisis 

10 Mar

Senior councillor slams Highways England after it decided not to trigger deal with M6 Toll despite total gridlock on West Midlands motorway network...


Business leaders call for same Budget support in Midlands as Northern Powerhouse 

10 Mar

Chamber wish list includes a new investment hub to support infrastructure and a plan for the visitor economy...


Conman ‘shot dead in professional hit’ 

10 Mar

The shooting of a notorious Birmingham-born criminal "bears all the hallmarks of a professional hit", police say.


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City-centre news »

Next Drop-in Session 

14 Mar

This Tuesday, 15 March,  members of the CCNF Committee will be holding a Drop-in session in the Library of Birmingham from 6pm onwards.


Trainspotting in Digbeth 

14 Mar

When: Wednesday 23 March – Saturday 2 April Where: Rainbow Venues, Unit 5, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG Tickets: from £15 (info here) Following last week’s news that filming for the long-awaited sequel to 90s cult classic Trainspotting ...


Live Music Round Up 

13 Mar

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Wish You Were Here? 

12 Mar

We all know that Digbeth is a fine destination, but now you can send a friend or loved one a postcard to tell them exactly how much fun you are having! Originally made for Home For Waifs and Strays’ closing … Continue reading...


Safer Travel Partnership 

11 Mar

An explanation of a service that keeps passengers on public transport safer...


on+on 

11 Mar

When: Sunday 13 March, 06:00–12:00 Where: Club PST, 71 Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR Tickets: available online here If you’re out this Saturday night, and are in need of an afterparty to take you right through to the start of … Continue ...


SS16: The Top Spring Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


SS16: The Top Trends to Stick With 

11 Mar

These are the Spring Summer 2016 trends that aren't going anywhere, so splash the cash and stick with them...


Special Offers at Stag Barbers 

10 Mar

When: until 23rd March 2016 Where: Stag Creative Barbers, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still feeling that January pinch in your wallet (yes – I know it’s March…), so nothing ...


Appeal after man is left in a coma after Yardley pub incident 

10 Mar

A 68-year-old man has been left in a coma after an incident at a Yardley pub.


Celebrations as Birmingham City University’s hockey team secures promotion 

10 Mar

Members of Birmingham City University’s men’s hockey team are celebrating after achieving promotion.


An Invitation from Archbishop Bernard Longley 

10 Mar

Archbishop Bernard is inviting parishoners across the Archdiocese to attend a faith renewal course piloting on two Saturdays in May at Oscott College.


Colony of penguins settle in to new home at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham 

10 Mar

A group of penguins have travelled thousands of miles to make their home in Birmingham.


Birmingham cycle training group offers free sessions to encourage more people to get on their bikes 

10 Mar

A Birmingham cycle training group is urging more people to get in the saddle by holding free training sessions to improve their skills.


Passengers evacuated from Birmingham-bound train after brake pad problem 

10 Mar

A Birmingham-bound train was forced to make an emergency stop this morning after smoke began billowing from it.


Birmingham security guard’s marathon effort to help him become a kidney donor for his wife 

10 Mar

A Birmingham security guard is fighting to stay fit so he can donate a kidney to his wife.


Protesters in Perry Barr call for new independent greyhound racing regulator 

10 Mar

Protesters in Birmingham have called for the creation of an independent greyhound racing regulator.


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North »

Trouble-hit Ibar in Sutton Coldfield has its licence suspended 

14 Mar

THE owner of bar in Sutton Coldfield has vowed to fight a potential closure order after it was branded a 'drain on police resources'.


Sutton Coldfield MP votes in favour of ESA cuts 

14 Mar

Cuts to the amount new ESA claimants will receive are set to go ahead after ministers invoked special powers to push them through last week.


Former Morrisons and Blockbusters store in Sutton Coldfield back… 

14 Mar

A TROUBLED premises in the centre of Sutton Coldfield is back on the market after failing to reopen as a convenience store.


European silvers for Sutton Coldfield judoka 

14 Mar

Sutton Coldfield judo players Lubjana Piovesana and Dan Powell both picked up silver medals at the Coimbra Junior European Cup in Portugal on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March.


Norman Laud Association in Sutton Coldfield gets ‘outstanding’… 

14 Mar

A CHARITY in Sutton Coldfield which supports children and young adults with learning and physical disabilities has received a glowing report from inspectors.


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Lifford Lane tip – CCTV to beat the queues 

14 Mar

Birmingham City Council are hoping that residents will take a look at CCTV images of the queue at Lifford Lane recycling centre before deciding to pay a visit.


Stallholders at the April Market 

14 Mar

Photo credit Phil Banting Hello!  Our stallholders line up for the April market has been confirmed below.


Brummie brilliant St Patrick’s festival 

12 Mar

If you have never been to the Birmingham St Patrick’s festival, don’t worry because you can go tomorrow! Sunday 13th March: 1:30pm – 6:00pm… more...


How to organise community litter pick 

11 Mar

Would you like to your neighbourhood cleaner? Do you need help to plan and organise a community litter pick? Birmingham City Council want to help, they… more...


Sampad Arts presents My Route at the University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival 

11 Mar

My Route Panel Discussion Wednesday 16 March, 5pm University of Birmingham, Muirhead Tower, Lecture Room G15 Free – booking recommended.


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