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Birmingham pub bombings: Families to boycott inquests 

27 Jul

Plans to hold the fresh inquests in September have also been delayed until at least December.


Birmingham’s Legs 11 club ‘drugged’ and ‘defrauded’ customers 

27 Jul

A lap dancing club's licence is suspended after claims of fraud and links to organised crime are made.


Police shoot man in Birmingham street during gun arrest 

27 Jul

The injured man has been taken to hospital while another was arrested over "firearms offences".


Balsall Heath man charged with making malicious and racially aggravated 999 calls. 

27 Jul

Shika Khimji, aged 46, from Balsall Heath, has been charged with making malicious and racially aggravated calls following a number of calls made to the police 999 system.


New measures approved to address the housing shortage across our city. 

27 Jul

Birmingham City Council cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham with three specialist housing reports.


Man taken to hospital following an incident involving armed police in Frankley. 

27 Jul

Police have cordoned off an area on Hereford Close in Frankley following an incident involving armed police last night (26/07).


Birmingham City: Connal Trueman and Dan Cleary join Solihull Moors on loan 

26 Jul

Solihull Moors sign goalkeeper Connal Trueman and defender Dan Cleary on loan from Birmingham City until January 2018.


Blackpool sign Birmingham winger Solomon-Otabor on loan 

26 Jul

Blackpool sign winger Viv Solomon-Otabor on loan from Championship side Birmingham City until January 2018.


Adam Hose: Warwickshire sign batsman from Somerset 

26 Jul

Warwickshire sign batsman Adam Hose on a three-year deal from Somerset as part of the "rebuilding process" at Edgbaston.


Biggest ever parade of Ferrari sports cars to go on display in the city centre. 

26 Jul

Classic car enthusiasts will be excited to see Birmingham’s largest ever parade of Ferraris as 70 of the iconic vehicles drive through the city centre on Friday 28th July.


Driver attacked by gang who stole car in Birmingham 

26 Jul

Police say the man is in hospital with head injuries after the attack in Aston.


Four teenagers arrested in in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings. 

26 Jul

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings.


Leicestershire beaten by Birmingham Bears 

25 Jul

Derbyshire's Luis Reece hits 97 off 55 balls to help beat former side Lancashire, while Durham suffer a fifth straight defeat.


Oblivion ride stuck 180 feet in the air at Alton Towers Theme Park.  

25 Jul

Passengers were escorted off the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers Theme Park this afternoon (25/07) after it came to a halt 180 feet in the air.


Police continue to crack down on those that choose to use or carry guns. 

25 Jul

Police are continuing in their efforts to make the streets of the West Midlands safer by cracking down on those that choose to use or carry guns A number of arrests have been made over the last few days in connection with firearm use and police are ...


National Express West Midlands slashes bus fares for Birmingham students and NHS staff. 

25 Jul

National Express West Midlands is slashing bus fares for Birmingham students and NHS staff.


Apprenticeships will not ‘dumb down’ social work, say backers 

25 Jul

The planned introduction of social worker apprenticeships next year won’t “dumb down” or “dilute” the standards underpinning the profession, according to the team behind the scheme.


Malala visits University of Birmingham to spread message of ‘education for all’. 

25 Jul

Malala Yousafzai visited the University of Birmingham and appealed to women physicists from around the globe to spread the message of ‘education for all’.


‘Traumatised’ autistic man restrained for 11 hours 

25 Jul

Adam Nasralla was restrained by as many as nine members of staff at a private hospital in Birmingham...


Birmingham carer sprayed aerosol in dementia patient’s face 

24 Jul

Susan Draper is sentenced to four weeks' jail, but is out on bail after lodging an appeal...


Men filmed racing at 134mph near Birmingham spared jail 

24 Jul

Footage played to a court shows them driving through roadworks at up to 100mph (160kmph).


Uncollected rubbish in Birmingham ‘attracting rats’ 

24 Jul

One resident says her rubbish was not collected for two weeks before a strike even began.


Street racers hit 134mph on Birmingham dual carriageway 

24 Jul

Police dashcam video shows Golf and Mercedes cars racing at more than 130mph on a public road.


Couch to 5K: Teacher’s story from 26 stone to Birmingham half marathon 

23 Jul

Stuart Warner, a teacher from Birmingham, tells us how taking inspiration from the London Marathon has transformed his life.


Birmingham children’s centres: Protest over closure plans 

22 Jul

More than 100 people demonstrate against proposals to close 26 in Birmingham.


Why are refuse workers striking in Birmingham? 

22 Jul

Walkouts are due to continue until September following a dispute over jobs.


Man arrested following a liquid attack outside a Dickens Heath pub. 

21 Jul

Police have arrested a man in connection with liquid attack outside a Dickens Heath pub.


Six people injured after the ceiling collapsed during a school prom at Al-Miraj Banqueting Suite. 

21 Jul

Six people received treatment, from West Midlands Ambulance Service on Thursday (20/07), after the ceiling of a banqueting venue collapsed during a school prom in Birmingham.


Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, explains why change is needed to our refuse collection services. 

21 Jul

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, explains why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services: Jacqui Kennedy – Corporate Director for Place “I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection ...


Ceiling collapse at Birmingham primary school prom 

21 Jul

Six people had to be treated when a suspended ceiling fell during a school prom at a banqueting suite.


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City-centre news »

Redditch company announces plan to create 200 new jobs 

27 Jul

A Redditch-based company is to create 200 new jobs in the coming months.


Man taken to hospital after being shot by armed police in Frankley 

27 Jul

A man has been taken to hospital after being shot by armed police in Birmingham.


The Mockingbird in Birmingham to host Phoenix Nights appreciation event 

27 Jul

Phoenix Nights Classic comedy Phoenix Nights will take centre stage at a night in Birmingham dedicated to Peter Kay’s hit series.


Birmingham expert warns childhood could become a casualty of digital platforms 

27 Jul

A Birmingham expert has warned digital connectivity may come at the cost of a traditional childhood after the results of a new survey were revealed.


Four teenagers arrested over series of carjackings in Birmingham 

26 Jul

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of carjackings in Birmingham.


Russell & Bromley Opening 

26 Jul

Russell & Bromley are delighted to announce the opening of the latest store in the Bullring Birmingham...


New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable to visit Centre for Brexit Studies in Birmingham 

26 Jul

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats will speak about the impact of Brexit as he visits Birmingham for one of his first public engagements in the role.


Back to School 

26 Jul

Whether you’re a super organised or last minute shopper, back to school shopping is top on most families to-do lists during the summer holidays.


Fundraisers taking on Big Sleuth challenge in a bid to track down as many bears in 12 hours as they can across Birmingham 

26 Jul

A team of fundraisers are hoping to spot as many of The Big Sleuth bears as possible in 12 hours.


Hunt for fraudster who conned Edgbaston family by threatening them with deportation 

26 Jul

A conman has tricked a family in Edgbaston into handing over money by pretending to be from Birmingham City Council.


Aston Villa sell midfielder Jordan Veretout to Italian side Fiorentina 

26 Jul

Jordan Veretout.


Early bird deadline extended as Birmingham City reveals increase in season ticket sales 

26 Jul

Birmingham City have extended the early bird season ticket deadline for supporters.


Visitors will soon have the chance to raise a glass to new £57million Birmingham Conservatoire facility 

26 Jul

Visitors to Birmingham Conservatoire’s new £57million home will soon be able to raise a glass of a specially brewed ale.


Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen confirms his retirement from professional football 

25 Jul

Former Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has announced his retirement.


Burglar who targeted Solihull homes sent to young offenders institute after being tracked down to seaside campsite 

25 Jul

A burglar who targeted homes in Solihull has been sent to a young offenders institute after police tracked him down at a seaside campsite hiding place.


Watch: Illegal street racers caught doing more than 130mph on Birmingham dual carriageway 

25 Jul

Video showing illegal street racers speeding along a Birmingham dual carriageway at more than 130mph has been released by police.


Sir Lenny Henry oversees first graduation ceremony as Chancellor of Birmingham City University 

25 Jul

Comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry has presided over his first graduation ceremony as Chancellor of Birmingham City University.


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North »

WIN tickets to the Big Family Festival 

27 Jul

THE three-day Big Family Festival returns to Sutton Coldfield from Friday to Sunday (July 28 to 30) and we are offering THREE family tickets to win in our competition.


Disgraced Good Hope and Spire Little Aston surgeon Dr Ian… 

26 Jul

A DISGRACED surgeon found guilty of butchering cancer patients in hundreds of unnecessary operations has been struck off from the medical register.


Four teenagers arrested after Range Rover Evoque is stolen in… 

26 Jul

FOUR teenagers have been arrested in connection with a series of high-value car-jackings in Birmingham, including one in Erdington.


Mum Katie Widdowson died after Good Hope Hospital’s blunder in… 

25 Jul

A YOUNG mum died after a Sutton Coldfield hospital's 'gross failure' to spot early warning signs that she was suffering from a killer flesh-eating disease.


Reckless boys carry out parkour stunt above Superdrug, HSBC and… 

25 Jul

TWO teenagers were seen carrying out a dangerous free running stunt on top of a Sutton Coldfield shopping centre.


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Celebrating a reprieve! 

27 Jul

On Saturday, members of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths and our supporters gathered for a celebratory swim and cake to mark the exciting news that Moseley Road Baths will remain open beyond the end of this month.


Meet Moselele: #19 – Peter H 

27 Jul

I know, I know, it’s been over a month since I insisted everyone should fill out Meet Moselele questionnaires, then only published one.


Shots fired by police in Frankley shooting incident 

27 Jul

A man is in hospital this morning and an investigation is underway after a shooting incident in Frankley last night (Wednesday 26th July).


The Great Rover recreation 

26 Jul

On 30 September, Artist Keith Harrison will be presenting a ‘Joyride’ life-size clay replica of the final Rover 75 to leave the Longbridge carplant at the Jerwood Open Forest commission.


Bournville College opens doors to over 300 Bosnians 

26 Jul

Over 300 Bosnians from across the world gathered together at Bournville College in Longbridge earlier this month.


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