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#AcademiesInBrum: Exploring the world of academies in 2017 Britain 

16 Aug 17

As part of our series into #AcadamiesInBrum, we’re looking at the real story behind academies.


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Birmingham MP Liam Byrne hoping to learn more about impact of low income on Hodge Hill residents 

15 Aug 17

A Birmingham MP is trying to find out how poverty and low income impacts on people in his constituency.


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Mapped: #AcademiesInBrum – Find out how your local academy performs 

15 Aug 17

As we continue our look into #AcademiesInBrum in Birmingham, today we’ve mapped every single academy currently active in Birmingham.


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10 important facts about #AcademiesInBrum that you need to know about 

14 Aug 17

As part of our series into #AcadamiesInBrum, we’re looking at the facts and figures surrounding this controversial schooling method.


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Novelists to discuss new book at Waterstones event in Birmingham 

14 Aug 17

Novelists Duncan Crowe and James Peak are visiting Birmingham to discuss their book.


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Union to use International Youth Day to highlight issue of low pay for young workers in Birmingham 

12 Aug 17

A union has called for a better deal for younger workers in Birmingham.


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Match preview: Birmingham City v Bristol City 

12 Aug 17

Birmingham City are likely to be without Lukas Jutkiewicz once more as they face Bristol City.


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Match preview: Cardiff City v Aston Villa 

12 Aug 17

Aston Villa will be looking to kickstart their Championship season as they travel to Cardiff City.


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Motorcyclist and passenger taken to hospital after crash in Sheldon 

11 Aug 17

A motorcyclist and his passenger have been taken to hospital after a crash with a car in Sheldon.


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Man charged with murder of Moseley father-of-one Sajad Hussain 

11 Aug 17

Sajad Hussain A Birmingham man has been charged with the murder of father-of-one from Moseley.


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Show brings the hits of Simon and Garfunkel back to Birmingham 

11 Aug 17

The Simon and Garfunkel Story The sounds of Simon and Garfunkel will be on offer in Birmingham next month.


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Birmingham researchers say new system could show how Jimi Hendrix might have performed an Ed Sheeran song 

11 Aug 17

Researchers in Birmingham say they could soon be able to show how artists of yesteryear would have performed modern music.


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Man charged in connection with armed raids on Greggs bakeries across Birmingham 

10 Aug 17

A man has been charged in connection with a series of armed robberies at Greggs bakeries across Birmingham.


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Defender Jordan Amavi completes move from Aston Villa to Marseille 

10 Aug 17

Jordan Amavi has completed his move to Marseille.


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Driver injured after crashing into concrete pillar at multi-storey car park in Solihull 

10 Aug 17

Emergency services at the scene of the crash.


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London Midland to lose West Midlands Rail franchise in December 

10 Aug 17

The Department of Transport has today announced that from December this year, West Midlands Trains Ltd will take over the West Midlands rail franchise from current operators London Midland.


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MAPPED: Find out how your GP surgery compares to others in Birmingham 

10 Aug 17

The NHS’ GP Patient Survey have released data on how long GPs are leaving patients waiting for appointments.


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Barbara Nicholls exhibition kicks off at Walsall’s New Art Gallery 

10 Aug 17

A new  Barbara Nicholls exhibition is due to open at Walsall’s New Art Gallery today (11 th August).


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Chance for vinyl fans to bag a bargain at record fair in Birmingham 

10 Aug 17

Record fair.


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Chief executive relishing the chance to see “iconic” Villa Park host Rugby 7s if Birmingham wins 2022 Commonwealth Games bid 

8 Aug 17

The chief executive of Aston Villa says the club’s “iconic” home is ready to host the Rugby 7s competition if Birmingham wins the right to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.


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Goalkeeper Adam Legzdins completes transfer from Birmingham City to Burnley 

8 Aug 17

Adam Legzdins Birmingham City goalkeeper Adam Legzdins has completed a transfer to Burnley.


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Three arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in Solihull 

8 Aug 17

Three people have been arrested after the death of a man who was stabbed in Solihull .


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Hospital trust launches new animation to help people suffering from back pain across Birmingham 

8 Aug 17

A new video has been launched to help people suffering from back pain in Birmingham.


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Family pay tribute to 20-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Solihull 

8 Aug 17

The family of a 20-year-old man who died after being stabbed in Solihull have described him as “a beautiful, caring, kind soul”.


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Theatre company founded by graduates from Birmingham School of Acting nominated for Edinburgh award 

8 Aug 17

A theatre company formed by Birmingham graduates has been nominated for a national award.


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Former Birmingham City man Darren Carter named new Solihull Moors captain 

7 Aug 17

Former Birmingham City midfielder Darren Carter has been named as the Solihull Moors captain for the season.


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Jordan Amavi nearing Aston Villa exit as owner reveals four clubs are interested in French defender 

7 Aug 17

Jordan Amavi is edging towards the exit door at Aston Villa once more after it was revealed four clubs had now bid for the French full-back.


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Kerb crawlers fined after crackdown on prostitution in Ladywood 

5 Aug 17

Kerb crawlers have been fined as part of a crackdown on prostitution in Birmingham.


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Solihull Moors ground concerns force postponement of opening game of the season 

5 Aug 17

Solihull Moors will have to wait to kick off their National League season after the opening game against Chester was postponed.


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Documentary at the Ikon Gallery to explore the impact of Indian independence on people in Birmingham 

5 Aug 17

The impact of India’s independence on the lives of people in Birmingham will be explored at a screening of a documentary in the city.


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Aston Villa sign Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah on a season-long loan 

4 Aug 17

Aston Villa have brought in Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah on a season-long loan.


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Match preview: Aston Villa v Hull City 

4 Aug 17

Something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new – there’s a real hope that the 2017/18 will deliver some much needed marital bliss for Aston Villa.


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Solihull Moors add four new faces ahead of season-opener against Chester 

4 Aug 17

Solihull Moors have bolstered their ranks ahead of the new season with four new signings.


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Birmingham graduate lands role in national tour of War Horse 

4 Aug 17

A Birmingham graduate has landed a starring role in a national tour of War Horse.


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Line-up revealed for the 2017 Birmingham Comedy Festival 

3 Aug 17

The full line-up for the 2017 Birmingham Comedy Festival has been unveiled.


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Kingstanding man jailed after being convicted of terrorism offences 

3 Aug 17

A Kingstanding man has been jailed for six years after being convicted of terrorism offences.


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Birmingham researchers hope study could see common anti-allergy drugs help tackle blood clots 

3 Aug 17

Research in Birmingham could help provide a new treatment for potentially deadly blood clots in the legs.


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Aston Villa unveil squad numbers for the 2017-18 season 

3 Aug 17

Aston Villa have unveiled their squad numbers for the new season.


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Birmingham City University’s Chancellor Sir Lenny Henry reveals how PhD has ignited his passion for learning 

3 Aug 17

Earlier in 2017, Sir Lenny Henry spoke about his PhD research in an interview broadcast on Birmingham City University’s student radio station, Scratch Radio.


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Books of Remembrance moved to Library of Birmingham during Centenary Square redevelopment work 

3 Aug 17

Books of Remembrance have been moved to the Library of Birmingham while redevelopment work takes place on Centenary Square.


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Match preview: Ipswich Town v Birmingham City 

3 Aug 17

Birmingham City will be hoping Harry Redknapp’s magic touch that staved off relegation last season will continue as the new Championship campaign kicks off.


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Birmingham City decide against offering deals to trial duo 

2 Aug 17

Birmingham City have decided not to offer a deal to two trialists.


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Charity quiz night at Sutton Coldfield Town’s Coles Lane clubhouse 

2 Aug 17

A charity quiz night is being held in Sutton Coldfield.


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Man arrested in Nechells in connection with knifepoint robberies at Birmingham and Solihull betting shops 

2 Aug 17

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of knifepoint robberies at betting shops across Birmingham and Solihull.


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Sutton Coldfield gymnast says 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham would be “dream come true” 

2 Aug 17

A Sutton Coldfield gymnast says competing at a Commonwealth Games in Birmingham would be “a dream come true”.


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Aston Villa defender John Terry faces no further action over controversial Chelsea farewell substition 

1 Aug 17

Aston Villa captain John Terry will face no further action over an incident in his final game for Chelsea.


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Appeal to trace private tutor over allegation he touched girl, 10, inappropriately in her Saltley home 

1 Aug 17

Police are trying to trace a private tutor over allegations he touched a 10-year-old girl inappropriately during a lesson at her home in Saltley.


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Residents to celebrate relaunch of Kingstanding Library 

1 Aug 17

Residents will celebrate the relaunch of Kingstanding Library today (August 1st).


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Athletes from Jamaica and the USA attend civic ceremony at Birmingham Cathedral 

1 Aug 17

Athletes from Jamaica and the USA have attended a civic service in their honour at Birmingham Cathedral.


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MP suffers facial injury after brick is thrown at him in Birmingham 

1 Aug 17

A Birmingham MP has suffered facial injuries after a motorcyclist threw a brick at him.


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Officers moved from frontline duty as investigation into social media footage of Aston arrest continues 

1 Aug 17

Police say three officers have been moved from frontline duty after footage emerged on social media of an arrest in Aston.


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Families invited to join Birmingham Conservatoire for a musical journey across the city 

1 Aug 17

A music journey through the city will take place next month.


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West Midlands Police confirms plan to arm officers with spit and bite guards 

31 Jul 17

Police officers in Birmingham are to be armed with spit and bite guards.


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Hundreds turn out for Birmingham Children’s Hospital fundraising 5km walk 

31 Jul 17

Hundreds of people have put their best foot forward to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.


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Free lunchtime guitar concert taking place in Birmingham 

31 Jul 17

People are being invited to enjoy a lunchtime guitar concert in the city.


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Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable: “Practical Brexit problems are so big, we don’t leave” 

30 Jul 17

The newly elected leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable spoke at the centre for Brexit studies at Birmingham City University on Friday talking about the impacts of Brexit and what the future holds.


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51-year-old man arrested in city centre following bomb scare 

30 Jul 17

A 51-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a bomb hoax following the discovery of two suspicious packages being found in Colmore Road and the surrounding park yesterday, July 29th.


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Bloody Knees confirm gig at The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham 

30 Jul 17

Bloody Knees Bloody Knees will bring their whistle-stop UK tour to Birmingham later this year.


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Watch: Northfield burglar shunts cars in bid to flee police on the Bristol Road 

29 Jul 17

Video has been released of a Northfield burglar’s desperate attempt to plough through traffic to escape capture by police.


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Graham Taylor tribute match between Aston Villa and Watford to be streamed online for free 

29 Jul 17

Aston Villa’s Graham Taylor tribute game against Watford is being streamed online for free.