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Corbyn: People of Birmingham deserve ‘clean streets’ 

23 Sep

The Labour leader says Birmingham has been "under the cosh" from central government spending.


Lucy Quinn: Birmingham City Ladies sign Yeovil Town forward 

22 Sep

Birmingham City Ladies sign forward Lucy Quinn from fellow Women's Super League One side Yeovil Town.


This is Birmingham City Council’s response after Uber is axed in London 

22 Sep

Transport for London says Uber is not fit and proper to operate there - this is what Birmingham says about the firm...


Four women charged with conspiracy to defraud John Lewis.  

22 Sep

Four women have today (22/09) been charged with conspiracy to defraud after an investigation found that false refunds were being issued at John Lewis in Solihull.


New Street set for extra armed cops in big anti-terror recruitment drive 

22 Sep

Recruitment drive launched by British Transport Police...


Derby County v Birmingham City 

22 Sep

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


Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest 

22 Sep

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


Vélo Birmingham will be one of region’s ‘most exciting sports developments’ 

22 Sep

Countdown is now on for thousands of cyclists and teams taking on Business 100 challenge this weekend...


Police probe homophobic chants at Aston Villa match 

21 Sep

Carol Smith says she was subjected to chants for 30 minutes at the clash between Villa and Boro.


Game of Thrones star is a fresher in Birmingham 

21 Sep

Isaac Hempstead-Wright, who plays Bran Stark in Game of Thrones, is a student in Birmingham.


Appeal to trace a Vauxhall Astra following a hit-and-run in Sheldon 

21 Sep

Police investigating a hit-and-run in Sheldon want to trace a light coloured Vauxhall Astra in connection with the collision.


Birmingham City Ladies sign Wales centre-back Ladd 

21 Sep

Birmingham City Ladies sign Wales international centre-back Hayley Ladd following her July exit from Bristol City.


Lee Carsley: Birmingham caretaker manager keen for long-term role with Blues 

21 Sep

Birmingham City caretaker boss Lee Carsley has 'long-term' ambitions to stay with his boyhood club Birmingham City.


Comment: Will the Green Man go the same way as the Digbeth Dragon? 

21 Sep

Bennie Gray, the founder and former owner of the Custard Factory in Digbeth, ponders the fate of a imposing piece of art...


Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson on leadership rule changes, Brexit, Channel 4, bin strikes and the best videogame ever 

21 Sep

As Labour prepares for its annual conference, Deputy Leader Tom Watson explains why the party must prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister...


HMRC to bring thousands of tax staff to Birmingham development 

21 Sep

Government confirms location of its planned new regional tax hub which will consolidate its West Midlands offices into one site...


A student guide to Birmingham for Bran Stark actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright 

21 Sep

The Game Of Thrones star has been spotted getting involved in freshers' week activities on the Birmingham campus.


London Midland swaps rail for road with Vélo Birmingham challenge 

21 Sep

A team of 61 staff from the train operating company will be hitting the West Midlands' roads on Sunday to tackle the 100-mile cycling event...


Three way battle for council leadership 

21 Sep

Labour councillors will choose the successor to John Clancy on September 28...


Heritage tourism adds £1.5bn to West Midlands economy 

21 Sep

New report by Historic England highlights financial impact of sector on region...


Former Birmingham Council leader Mike Whitby claimed £20,526 from House of Lords but didn’t speak once 

21 Sep

Birmingham peer Lord Whitby received 20,526 from the House of Lords over the course of a year but didn't actually speak in any debates during that period.


The Conservative Party needs winners and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street is one of them 

20 Sep

He's already helped them win in the West Midlands but could Andy Street do even more for the Conservative Party...


Car seized in Hockley in ‘drive-by shooting’ murder probe 

20 Sep

Father-of-four Mekel Sterling was killed in the "cold-blooded" killing in Birmingham.


Mayor’s Movers tackle Great Birmingham Run for Cure Leukaemia 

20 Sep

Team of 15 from West Midlands Combined Authority will be pounding the city's streets next month to support 1m cancer appeal...


The High Court has ruled in favour of refuse workers fighting for their jobs 

20 Sep

The Unite Union took Birmingham City Council to the High Court to challenge the 106 redundancy notices sent out to staff – 2 weeks after a deal was allegedly made through ACAS by the former leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy to take...


Birmingham bin strike halted after court ruling 

20 Sep

A full trial will take place to determine if council bosses acted unlawfully in issuing redundancy notices.


Birmingham’s bin strike suspended after dustmen win legal battle 

20 Sep

Injunction granted blocking proposed 106 redundancies ahead of full court hearing in November...


City council watchdog panel demands urgent senior appointments 

20 Sep

Government-appointed improvement panel calls for immediate action following recent resignation of leader John Clancy...


Young woman involved in a serious sexual assault in Brindleyplace. 

20 Sep

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Brindleyplace are appealing for information.


Bin dispute: Government’s improvement panel to remain 

20 Sep

The government-led panel overseeing improvements at Birmingham City Council had said it was leaving.


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Velo Cycling Event Bus Diversions 

23 Sep

Sunday 24th September 2017, will see the West Midlands playing host to a new 100 mile closed-road cycling event – Vélo Birmingham.


Very Rev Canon David Mellor RIP 

22 Sep

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Canon David Mellor of St Bernadette’s Parish, Brownhills and Dean of Lichfield who died on 20 September.


EGX 2017 live! 

21 Sep

The Eurogamer Expo is the biggest gaming event in the UK and takes place at the NEC.


Fumo look unveiled 

20 Sep

Fumo have unveiled a glimpse of what to expect from their new restaurant opening at Selfridges this October...


Cafe Rouge Autumn Menu 

19 Sep

Cafe Rouge seasonal autumn set menu has arrived...


Sacramental Celebrations 

19 Sep

The Birmingham Archdiocese Kidderminster Branch of the Catholic Men’s Society (CMS) were canopy bearers for the Holy Eucharist Procession on Sunday 9 July as part of a Year of Celebration to commemorate the Parish Priest’s (Fr Douglas Lamb) 25 ...


New season denim trends 

19 Sep

Your new denim makeover starts here...


Diaconate Celebration 

18 Sep

On the feast of the Transfiguration, Friar Gerard Mary Toman returned to his home parish, All Souls Coventry, to celebrate his Diaconate.


School and Restaurant Launch Community Growing Project 

18 Sep

Produce grown by pupils at a Coventry school will be served up to the community thanks to a partnership with a local restaurant.


IT Cosmetics at Selfridges. 

15 Sep

IT Cosmetics is now exclusively available at Selfridges.


BABW September Arrivals 

15 Sep

Check out our round up of what's arriving this month to Build-A-Bear Workshop...


Birmingham developer teaming up with Sir David Attenborough to create new virtual reality app to help hospice patients 

14 Sep

A Birmingham developer is teaming up with Sir David Attenborough to create a new virtual reality app which could help hospice patients manage their pain.


Velo Cycling Event for Charity 24 September 

13 Sep

Sunday 24th September 2017, will see the West Midlands playing host to a new 100 mile closed-road cycling event – Vélo Birmingham.


Birmingham Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2017+ 

13 Sep

Homelessness is a growing problem in our towns and cities with people having to sleep rough on streets and other public places.


Churches Linked, St Chad Pilgrimage 

12 Sep

More than 130 Christians from various Churcheswill undertakeapilgrimage on Saturday 23 September 2017, walking from themidlands hub of the Roman Catholic Church – the Metropolitan Cathedral Church and Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham –to the ...


City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra boosted by £800,000 legacy 

11 Sep

A donor has gifted an £800,000 legacy to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.


Leader of Birmingham City Council steps down after “frenzied” speculation in the wake of bin strikes 

11 Sep

The leader of Birmingham City Council says “frenzied media speculation” in the wake of the city’s bin strikes has led to his decision to step down from the role.


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North »

Watch: Top Aussie comic in hilarious ride-along with West Midlands Police officers 

23 Sep

Jim Jeffries spent the day with Birmingham coppers to see how they deal with crime without the need for guns...


This new test can detect cocaine use in SECONDS 

23 Sep

The British technique could pave the way for a simple new test for the illegal Class A drug...


Abortion must be decriminalised, says body representing childbirth doctors 

23 Sep

The group, which has more than 10,000 members, said the panel had reached a broad consensus...


Overlooked Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack takes colourful steps to get noticed 

22 Sep

McCormack has found himself way down the pecking order of AVFC attackers...


New bin collection dates announced for Sutton Coldfield and Erdington but fortnightly visits slammed 

22 Sep

Refuse collection dates for the next fortnight have been confirmed by Birmingham City Council.


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Charity gets sporty 

23 Sep

Clients of Headway Birmingham and Solihull, based in Rednal, recently enjoyed their first triathlon and received medals for their efforts.


Bike yobs face being ‘tagged’ with DNA spray 

22 Sep

West Midlands Police officers are being armed with DNA spray in the latest tactic against off-road bike louts who plague the region’s streets and parklands.


Body sadly found in search for missing Walkers Heath man 

21 Sep

West Midlands Police have confirmed that a body was found yesterday (Wednesday 20th September) in Kings Norton in the search for 24 year old Ashley Hall from Walkers Heath, who had been missing since Tuesday.


Police appeal after reports of gun shots fired in Kings Norton street 

21 Sep

West Midlands Police are reporting after reports that shots were fired in a Kings Norton street early yesterday evening (Wednesday 20th September).


Police search for missing Walkers Heath man 

20 Sep

Police are searching for 24-year-old Ashley Hall, who has been missing from his home in Walkers Heath since yesterday morning.


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