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Man raped woman after her 21st birthday celebrations in Birmingham 

26 May

Florian Lupu 'steered' the woman, on her way home, away from her friends and raped her in a doorway.


Birmingham Pride: Increased security measures in place 

26 May

Extra security measures in place following Manchester bomb attack.


Plane toilet arsonist on Sharm el-Sheikh flight has sentence doubled 

25 May

The Monarch Airbus plane going from Birmingham to Sharm el-Sheikh was carrying over 200 people.


Blow Ltd launches in Birmingham – delivering hair and make up services to your door on demand. 

25 May

Blow LTD , which delivers hair and make up services to your door on demand, via very intuitive app has launched in Birmingham this week.


Birmingham City: Paul Robinson offered new player-coach contract 

25 May

Birmingham City offer club captain Paul Robinson another new one-year player-coach contract.


Zahid Hussain guilty of fairy lights bomb plot 

25 May

Zahid Hussain had been considering attacking the main Birmingham to London railway line.


Bin-bag dog put down after being dumped ‘like rubbish’ 

25 May

The RSPCA is investigating the "sickening" case in Birmingham.


An ‘inadequate’-rated council’s efforts to cut caseloads and turnover are paying off 

25 May

When children’s services departments are hit with an ‘inadequate’ rating, dramatic changes often follow.


Birmingham Cathedral shuts amid critical terror threat 

24 May

Services are held outdoors while security arrangements are reviewed.


The FA Cup Final will be showing on the biggest screen in Birmingham. 

24 May

Shooters on Broad Street will be showing the FA Cup Final on their enormous 5M LED screen – the biggest TV of any bar in the city and beyond – this Saturday (27/05).


Adam Legzdins: Birmingham City take up one-year extension on keeper’s contract 

24 May

Birmingham City trigger a one-year contract extension to keep goalkeeper Adam Legzdins at the Championship club.


Birmingham vigil held to remember Manchester attack victims 

24 May

It was later disturbed when a man was arrested but before that candles were lit and speeches heard.


Gold medal for the Birmingham City Council garden at Chelsea Flower Show. 

24 May

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty...


West Midlands Police steps up armed and unarmed patrols across the region. 

24 May

At around 10pm on Tuesday (23/05), the Prime Minister Theresa May raised the national security state to critical.


Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf 

24 May

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.


Manchester attack: Man with axe held at Birmingham vigil 

23 May

A man was seen carrying an axe and a bat at a vigil in Birmingham for the Manchester terror victims.


Man has been arrested following a disturbance near a vigil in Victoria Square. 

23 May

A man has been arrested following a disturbance near a vigil in Birmingham city centre this evening (23/05).


Birmingham Pride will go ahead this weekend despite Manchester bomb attack 

23 May

Police have assured the LGBT community that Birmingham Pride can go ahead as planned this weekend.


Badly parked cars fined in police blitz in Bordesley Green 

22 May

Officers issue more than 30 tickets in just over an hour in an area of Birmingham.


Police officers save the life of a man who sliced off his own nose while high on Black Mamba. 

22 May

Six West Midlands Police officers have received awards for saving the life of a man who sliced off his own nose while high on Black Mamba.


Tonnes of waste dumped off country lane near Birmingham 

22 May

A photographer spotted the 15ft-high rubbish mound while taking pictures of a sunset.


Hundreds of bears to arrived in Bear-mingham this summer. 

22 May

After months of hi-bear-nation, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Wild in Art are pleased to announce Birmingham’s The Big Sleuth will launch on Monday 10th July.


Stourbridge child abduction claim is false, says West Midlands Police 

22 May

An extensive investigation into claims a 12-year-old girl was abducted outside school in Stourbridge last week have shown the allegation was made up.


Birmingham marks 70 years of Polish community life 

21 May

Birmingham has been home to large numbers of Polish immigrants since resettlement in 1947.


Amy Livesey wins bronze at Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia 

20 May

Amy Livesey wins Great Britain's first medal at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia, beating Daria Davydova in the -63kg category.


WSL 1 Spring Series: Arsenal Ladies beat Birmingham City Ladies to go second 

20 May

Louise Quinn scores twice as Arsenal beat Birmingham City 4-2 to move up to second in the WSL 1 Spring Series table.


Birmingham-born triplets celebrate 80th birthday 

20 May

Sisters Mary, Margaret and Georgina are 80 today.


#GetsMyVote: Birmingham diners on what MPs should serve up 

20 May

We asked people at a restaurant in Birmingham what #GetsMyVote ahead of the election.


Grrr: Watch out for the dinosaurs roaming Birmingham 

19 May

Thirty life-sized dinosaurs roam Birmingham for a fortnight before going elsewhere.


Michael Parker named Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2017 

19 May

Michael Parker took the overall title of Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) last night (Thursday 18th May) as guests from the city’s business and professional services sector attended BPS Birmingham Future’s flagship awards ceremony...


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Mickey Mouse & Friends Collection 

26 May

An exciting and colourful collection has arrived to Irregular Choice...


A Statement from Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group following the terrorist attack in Manchester 

25 May

Members of the Birmingham Faith Leaders’ Group are united with so many others of different faiths and none, around Britain and across the world, in condemning the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.


Art of Dying Well 

24 May

As a Catholic approaches death, there are a series of comforting rites and rituals that can help a person spiritually prepare for the final journey.


Pride Weekend 

24 May

It's a bumper weekend for Birmingham Pride and we've plenty to enjoy at Bullring...


Pride Weekend at Selfridges 

24 May

Living up to one of its founding principles (“Everyone is welcome”), Selfridges Birmingham is happily joining in with the city’s Birmingham Gay Pride celebrations on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May, in the most more-ish way.


Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May

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Vegan Beauty Products at Bullring 

23 May

Looking vegan beauty products? Take a look at our guide to which brands offer them at Bullring...


Cheat your way to a perfect garden 

23 May

Simple solutions to improve your outdoor space...


Buxom Cosmetics at Debenhams 

22 May

Unleash your inner Bombshell...


AUDIO: Why aren’t young people in Birmingham voting? 

22 May

Around 400,000 students in the UK have yet to register to vote, with under 30% of Birmingham’s young voters in particular voting in the EU Referendum late last year.


Fatima Centenary Celebration, Leamington Spa 13th May 

22 May

Held at St Peter Apostle church and parish centre.


Occasionwear that Suits You! 

19 May

The season for occasions has arrived and our stores have a host of suiting inspiration to match your style and event.


Beware of Holiday Fraud Cyber Scams 

17 May

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Topman Suits 

17 May

With wedding and prom season approaching - head to Topman to look your best with the right suit for you...


Fit for Function – Fit for the Future – Securing the 21st Century Church 

17 May

Save the date: 20th July 2017 – Fit for Function Fit for the Future 20 July 2017 Do you have an interest in securing the future of our buildings, this this one day conference is definitely for you.


18:30 Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update STOP PRESS at 18:30 – the bomb has been detonated and all road closures have been lifted except Priory Road.


Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update Aston Expressway remains closed while Army bomb disposal experts make the area safe.


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Central Buses to save axed 108 bus service serving Sutton… 

26 May

A BUS operator has stepped in to help continue a vital service after two companies announced they would be withdrawing routes serving Erdington and Sutton Coldfield.


Planning laws flouted as classroom built at Moor Hall Primary… 

26 May

A DECISION to build a classroom which has remained on a Sutton Coldfield school's site without planning permission for NINE months (and counting) has been slammed by a councillor from the town.


Town Council agree £48k public wifi plan – but is that a good use of your money? 

25 May

In an age of multiple wifi access points and relatively cheap mobile data is a...


Four arrested after drug smuggling swoop by NCA in Laneside… 

24 May

POLICE smashed through a front door in a quiet residential street in Streetly this morning, seizing a number of items as part of an investigation into alleged drug smuggling and money laundering.


Sutton Coldfield’s Cllr Anne Underwood takes up office as Lord Mayor of Birmingham 

24 May

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Sutton Coldfield's Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May).


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[COMPETITION] WIN £50 Voucher to spend at Smyths Toys 

26 May

This Saturday, Smyths Toys are hosting a party in-store that will be bigger and better than ever – and B31 Voices readers have an extra chance to win! We have teamed up with Smyths Toy Superstore in Longbridge to offer you the chance to win a £...


Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 1st July 

26 May

Moseley’s Famous Street Fair 9:30 to 16:30                                                 Centre of Moseley This is the big one: one of the perennial keynote events of Moseley Festival.


46 year old detained by police at QE Hospital 

25 May

Police were called to Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 6.20pm today following reports of a man acting suspiciously.


QE Hospital reopens after police incident 

25 May

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Edgbaston was reportedly on lock down this evening after a police incident.


GE2017 | 500 Words: Spoz Esposito – Green Party – Bromsgrove 

25 May

As part of our 2017 General Election coverage, we have contacted each candidate standing in Northfield, Bromsgrove, Edgbaston and Selly Oak constituencies asking them to contribute to this election’s  ’500 Words’ series.


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