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Man arrested after three members of the same family are found stabbed in Stourbridge. 

30 Mar

A man has been arrested after three members of the same family were stabbed at their Dudley home this morning (30/03).


Paul Weller set to play Birmingham 

30 Mar

Modfather Paul Weller has announced that he is set to play Birmingham's Genting Arena on March 2, 2018.


Two arrested in Birmingham anti-terror operation 

29 Mar

Two people were arrested in Birmingham today on suspicion of terrorism offences.


Man and woman held in Birmingham by counter-terrorism police 

29 Mar

Counter-terrorism police are searching several properties in Birmingham.


Engineering firm CH2M pulls out of HS2 railway line deal 

29 Mar

CH2M's £170m contract was to develop Phase 2b from Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to Leeds.


Family pay tribute to man killed in collision on Belgrave Middleway. 

29 Mar

The family of a man who was killed in a city centre collision on Sunday (26 March) have paid tribute to their “well respected son, husband, father and work colleague”.


Tom Green to perform in Birmingham 

29 Mar

Canadian comic and actor Tom Green will perform for fans in Birmingham this summer, it has been announced.


Blossoms’ Tom Ogden speaks ahead of Birmingham gig 

29 Mar

The past twelve months have been a whirlwind for Stockport boys Blossoms.


Armed police dispatched to Northfield Shopping Centre following reports of a man carrying an axe. 

29 Mar

Police, including armed officers, were dispatched to Grovenor Shopping Centre on Bristol Road in Northfield this morning (29/03), following reports of a man carrying an axe.


Qatari investors eye the West Midlands 

29 Mar

Birmingham, the Black Country and the wider West Midlands are poised to win a chunk of the £5 billion of investment set to come from Qatar in the next three years, the Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox says.


Twenty two people wanted in connection with a disorder at a Wolves Wanderers vs BCFC football match 

29 Mar

Chief Inspector Nicolas Rowe, head of the West Midlands Police Football Unit, is appealing for information following a disturbance that took place during and after February’s football match between, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City FC.


Why Birmingham is the obvious location, location, location for Channel 4’s new home 

29 Mar

Birmingham is the obvious location for Channel 4’s new home outside of London, Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy said today (29/03).


Woman threatened with knife in Moseley car-jacking 

29 Mar

The men tried to drag her out of the car before brandishing the weapon at her throat.


Murder arrest after stabbing at house in Perry Barr 

29 Mar

A man being treated by ambulance crews for serious injuries died at the scene.


Spectacular images released of Birmingham’s changing skyline 

28 Mar

A range of spectacular images have been released today (28/03) of Birmingham’s changing skyline, taken at sunrise from the roof of the city’s tallest office building, the Grade II listed Alpha Birmingham.


Stewart Lee, Birmingham Symphony Hall – review 

28 Mar

The stronger his faux contempt for his audience grows, the funnier Stewart Lee becomes.


Northfield Leisure Centre – construction work starts with help from local children’s art. 

28 Mar

Pupils from three local primary schools in south Birmingham have been busy capturing their favourite memories of visits to the old pool at Northfield to mark the start of construction of a brand new community facility.


BrewDog ‘hypocritical’ in Birmingham Lone Wolf pub name row 

27 Mar

A newly-opened pub changes its name after a threat from lawyers of a craft beer producer.


Man sadly dies following a collision on M42 in Coventry 

27 Mar

Emergency Services were called to reports of a car which had left the carriageway, shortly after 2.30PM this afternoon (27/03), on the southbound carriageway of the M42 between Junctions 8 and 7a.


Women’s FA Cup: Man City host Liverpool, Chelsea visit Birmingham City 

27 Mar

Manchester City Women are to host Liverpool in the Women's FA Cup semi-finals, while Chelsea will visit Birmingham City.


Man dies in police chase hit-and-run in Birmingham 

27 Mar

A man died when he was hit by a car being pursued by police in Birmingham.


Pucker up: Birmingham’s Sea Life Centre prepares for potential spring arrivals 

27 Mar

This pair of penguins are crossing their flippers and readying their nests for some potential spring arrivals.


The Darkness to play Birmingham 

27 Mar

Comedy glam rockers The Darkness will return to Birmingham for a show this December, it has been announced.


Man who stabbed stranger in Birmingham park given hospital order 

27 Mar

Ranjit Singh, who has admitted manslaughter, says he heard voices telling him to kill.


Circus of Horrors, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham – review 

27 Mar

Step into your dreams, or rather your nightmares, as the Circus of Horrors brings their carnival of the bizarre to your doorstep.


New 12-sided pound coin officially enters circulation. 

27 Mar

A new one pound coin, modelled on the threepenny bit, will officially enter circulation on Tuesday (28/03).


Lloyd Cole, Birmingham Town Hall – review 

27 Mar

From Chapel-en-le-Frith, near Buxton, to Easthampton, Massachussetts; it's been a long and winding road for arch indie miserabilist Lloyd Cole.


Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, The Asylum, Birmingham – review 

27 Mar

Selling out every date on their headline UK tour - Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes brought their raucous live show to Birmingham’s Asylum Venue last night with hair-raising results.


Belgrave Middleway closed in both directions after fatal collision 

27 Mar

A man has died following a collision on Belgrave Middleway just after 11.40PM (26/03).


Pedestrian killed by car being pursued by police in Birmingham 

27 Mar

Police are hunting the driver of a Ford Mondeo which hit the man and fled the scene.


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Meet a Missionary 

29 Mar

Would you like to meet a Missionary? Talking to a Missionary whilst they are out working in their specific area could help you and help the Missionary.


RSPCA figures reveal more than 6,800 cases of animal cruelty in the West Midlands during 2016 

29 Mar

The West Midlands saw more than 6,800 cases of animal cruelty during 2016, new RSPCA figures have revealed.


Chocolate trends you’ll love 

28 Mar

We've come a long way from a bar of fruit and nut...


Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 1517 

27 Mar

St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Southwark , Sunday 26 March 2017 A joint commemoration of the 500 th Anniversary of the Reformation was held at St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Southwark, hosted by the Archbishop of Southwark, the Most ...


5 classic items every man should own 

27 Mar

Your ultimate wardrobe essentials...


Live Music Round Up 

26 Mar

See more live music at the Live Brum website.


Your 5 Spring Beauty Trends 

23 Mar

The makeup looks to try for SS17...


Your 5 Spring Fashion Trends 

23 Mar

The fashion looks to try for SS17...


VIDEO: Midlands journalists launch campaign against “Espionage Act” 

23 Mar

A community of journalists in Birmingham has launched a campaign responding to new proposals that would see journalists and whistleblowers criminalised for handling leaks.


Police Statement re Recent London Incidents 

23 Mar

WM Police have issued the following formal statement in connection with the incidents in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March 2017.


Breaking: Birmingham MP’s respond to ‘terrorist incident’ at parliament 

22 Mar

A police officer and two others have died, whilst 20 others have been injured after an attacker, who has been shot dead by armed police, drove a car on Westminster into members of the public and later attacked the police officer at the houses of ...


Green Party’s mayoral candidate urges young people across Birmingham to make sure they vote 

22 Mar

Young people in Birmingham have been urged to make sure they get out and vote in the West Midlands Mayor election.


Spring Beauty Must-Haves from The Ting Thing 

21 Mar

Fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, Ting from The Ting Thing, shares her must-have beauty products for spring...


Gluten-free dining at Bullring 

21 Mar

Here's your guide to gluten-free dining at Bullring...


New Look Men Opens 

21 Mar

New Look Men opens 22nd March on Upper West Mall...


Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 21 March 

21 Mar

On Tuesday 21 March, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


Sir Lenny Henry urges Brummies to get bouncing for Comic Relief 

21 Mar

Sir Lenny Henry is calling on students to get bouncing for Comic Relief.


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A fear of heights won’t stop Sutton Coldfield man doing skydive… 

30 Mar

A MAN with a fear of heights is taking on the ultimate challenge in memory of his mum by jumping out of an aeroplane at 12,000ft.


Middleton to Midleton ride in aid of Footsteps Counselling and Support 

29 Mar

That’s right, it’s Midleton with one D that is the destination for a group of...


Ram raid hit NatWest Bank in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield closes… 

29 Mar

A BANK hit by a ram raid in Sutton Coldfield will not be reopening its owners have said.


​Man killed after Erdington police chase from Short Heath Road… 

29 Mar

THE family of a man killed after an Erdington police chase have paid tribute to their well respected son, husband, father and work colleague.


‘Severe’ house fire in Montague Road, Erdington caused by faulty… 

29 Mar

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after their house burst into flames in Erdington due to a faulty kitchen appliance.


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Tributes paid to city centre hit & run victim – car found burnt out in Northfield 

29 Mar

The family of a 45 year old man killed when he was involved in a collision with a car in Birmingham on Sunday evening (26th March) have paid tribute to him.


Police investigating after reports of shots fired in Selly Oak 

29 Mar

West Midlands police were called to Green Meadow Road in Selly Oak at around 2pm this afternoon (29th March) to reports of shots being fired.


Jess Phillips at South Yardley Library 

29 Mar

This Thursday – a chance to hear our local MP talk about her new book.


Passer-by tries to save ladies life after car collided with tree in Wythall 

29 Mar

Sadly, the lady died after the car she was travelling in collided with with a tree this morning.


Police respond after 999 call saying man with axe spotted in Northfield 

29 Mar

West Midlands Police dispatched response officers, including firearms and dog support, when they received a call of a man being spotted with an axe in Northfield Shopping Centre at around 10am this morning (Wednesday 29th March).


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